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16 Oct 2009

WR -- too many good guys!

Yeah, I know, you all hate me. Actually, from a moment-in-time subjective perspective, I'd rather have two guys I know I will start and some scrubs on the bench than 5 starting options... which is what I have now. With the alternative, if I left points on the bench, I would feel like I got blindsided by luck. If I miss with the way things are now, I'll feel like a tool. So...

1. Steve Smith -- NYG (@ NO)
2. Brandon Marshall -- DEN (@ SD)
3. Chad Ochocinco -- CIN (vs. HOU)
4. Steve Smith -- CAR (@TB)
5. Santana Moss -- WAS (vs. KC)

I've thought about it all I can -- even taking weather into account (it's supposed to rain in WAS). Any suggestions?

Posted by: smogso76 on 16 Oct 2009

3 replies , Last at 18 Oct 2009, 11:28am by dutchtreat

Smiths, Marshall
by Snowglare :: Sat, 10/17/2009 - 6:33am

I think you have to start Steve Smith. The Giants one because he's been lights out all year with a low score of 7 in non-PPR (10 in PPR), the Panthers one because the Bucs have no D.

Moss has a good matchup, too, but he's boom or bust - had a 3-35-0 game against the Rams in Week 2, only managed 2 catches against TB, and his one huge game came when the Skins were desperately flailing about, trying not to be the first team to lose to the Lions since '07; he only had 3 catches (4 targets) for 45 yards as the Skins were shut-out in the first half, picking up the rest and the score while trailing.

Hmm... you know what? I think your rankings are fine. Moss is too risky, Smith of the Giants has been too good to bench, and everyone else's amazing matchups cancel each other out. From there, you have Marshall (hot streak, TD-heavy), Ochocinco (much more consistent than last year), and Smith of Carolina (inconsistent, no TDs yet, probably due). They're all good choices, but it basically comes down to a coinflip between Brandon and Chad.

Re: WR -- too many good guys!
by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 10/17/2009 - 4:20pm

would definitley not use Santa Moss.
so choice betwenn other 4 ones. if like having somethging to root for on Mondya night use Msrahall. Othersiwe use Chad ocochinco and a steve smith. if my team would start Steve Smith and Steve smith.

Re: WR -- too many good guys!
by dutchtreat :: Sun, 10/18/2009 - 11:28am

I think your order is good. To a lesser extent I have the same problem with L Fitz, S Smith (NYG), M Colston, R White, and Mason.

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