FANTASY WEEKEND REPORT by Craig T

Craig T's FFH (we lied about the year established. Stolen via Google search. How's that for honesty.

Our good buddy Craig T has his internet down, let me guess, Brighthouse? Remember when Brighthouse tried to make everyone think the NFL Network was the bad guy? Now BH is the only one that Doesnt have it. Heck, I get NFL Network on a sprint phone for goodness sake!! " You carry 8 shopping channels, but no NFL Network!!!"

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Take it away Craig T...

Welcome, BucEm fans, to what will be our weekly look at some fantasy football help some of you might be musing over. With 8 weeks down and 5 to go, many of you are likely jockeying for playoff berths, so let's get down to it...

 

 

QBs TO START (excluding weekly automatic starts P. Manning, Brady, Roethlisberger, Brees, B. Favre, A. Rodgers, and K. Warner)

 

1. Tony Romo @ PHI. 8 TDs, 0 INTs in last 3 and seeing field as well as anyone.

 2.

Matt Hasselbeck vs DET. Weak SEA running game + weak DET defense = big bounceback game for Hasselbeck.

 3.

Donovan McNabb vs. DAL. Like Romo, also seeing field well in what should be a game filled w points.

 4.

Philip Rivers @ NYG. Clicking V-Jack lately and has passed for not less than 249 yds this season. NYG defense still not right.

 5.

Matt Schaub @ IND. First time he and Andre Johnson have been on the field together vs IND since 2007.

 

Sleeper: Jason Campbell @ ATL. Yes, ugh, I know, but WAS is coming off a bye and ATL can't stop anybody through the air. Look for a solid, if not great, game from Campbell Sunday.

 

QBs TO SIT

 

1. Eli Manning vs SD. He's just not trustworthy since injuring his heel.

 2. Matt Ryan vs WAS.

Roddy White is iffy for the game and WAS pass defense has been solid this season. If you have a 2nd option, consider it.

 3.

Jake Delhomme @ NO. If you were considering Jake as a bye-week replacement, dig deeper for an option, such as Alex Smith or Campbell. Delhomme vs a turnover-minded defense like NO is a nightmare.

 4.

Jay Cutler vs ARI. Has hit 3 PaTDs only once since week one.

 5.

Kyle Orton vs PIT. Steeler D boosted by return of Polamalu.

 

RBs TO START (excluding C. Johnson, Gore, MJ-D, Turner, LT, SJax, AP, Forte, Ronnie Brown, B. Jacobs)

 

1. Ryan Grant @ TB. Duh.

 2.

Joseph Addai vs. HOU. Comeback player of year candidate has scored in 4 straight.

 3.

Ray Rice @ CIN. Now the guy in BAL, should be key piece of offense in a close game.

 4.

Marion Barber @ PHI. With trio of RBs, no longer an auto start, but still gets majority of carries and goalline touches and should be started when DAL offense is clicking like it is.

 5.

Pierre Thomas vs. CAR. Still the main guy in the backfield of the most explosive offense in football.

 

Sleeper: Jamaal Charles @ JAX. Did you see what Johnson and Titans did to this run defense last week? Charles will get majority of carries and should have a good chance to score.

 

RBs TO SIT

 

1. LeSean McCoy vs DAL. Westbrook back and Cowboys have been strong against the run.

 2.

Laurence Maroney vs MIA. Sammy Morris' return clouds backfield picture and MIA also solid vs run.

 3. Cadillac Williams vs GB. GB ranks near the top of the NFL in rushing YPGA. Certainly you've got a better option.

 4.

Rashard Mendenhall @ DEN.

Denver ranks 3rd against run and Willie Parker to get some work as well.

 5.

Beanie Wells @ CHI. Still splitting 50/50 w/Hightower, and appears not to be getting majority of goalline carries. Maybe a flex play, but not RB2 material.

 

WRs TO START (excluding R. Wayne, A. Johnson, L. Fitzgerald, M. Colston, R. Moss, W. Welker, Desean Jackson, R. White, Calvin Johnson, H. Ward, Vincent Jackson, D. Bowe, B. Marshall, Ochocinco)

 

1. Santana Moss @ ATL. Falcons giving up yards in droves to opposing number 1 WRs. Moss on Grimes' backup should be a mismatch.

 2.

Miles Austin @ PHI. Ride him til he bucks ya.

 3.

Nate Burleson vs DET. Hasselbeck's main target should cash in Sunday.

 4.

Donald Driver @ TB. Bucs' secondary will get a stiff test Sunday, and Driver has been Rodgers' go to guy. Jennings also a solid play.

 5.

Kevin Walter @ IND. Should have more one on one matchups than Johnson and targets should increase with loss of Owen Daniels.

 

Sleeper: Steve Breaston @ CHI. In line for solid number of targets with Boldin re-aggravating his ankle.

 

WRs TO SIT

 

1. Ted Ginn, Jr @ NE. Don't be fooled by his 2 KRTD performance against NYJ... He still hasn't earned his starting WR spot back yet from Hartline/Bess.

 2. Roy E. Williams @ PHI. I don't care that he scored last week. He stinks and doesn't have trust of his QB.

 3.

Eddie Royal vs PIT. Only receiver worth trusting right now is B. Marshall. Gaffney stealing some of Royal's targets.

 4.

Lance Moore vs CAR. Gimpy, may be a GTD. With Meachem and Henderson likely to get targets, consider better alternatives over Moore if you can.

 5.

Mario Manningham vs. SD. Manning spreading around the targets and is having a tough time throwing an accurate deep ball, which hurts a big play WR like double M.

 

TEs TO START (excluding Witten, Gates, Clark, V. Davis, Shockey, T. Gonzalez)

 

1. Brent Celek vs DAL. Even though DAL has been great at holding down opposing TEs, he's too valuable to this offense lately to sit.

 2.

Kevin Boss vs SD. Great underneath option for Manning, who's struggling to step up and make deep throws.

 3.

Fred Davis @ ATL. TE is a big part of WAS passing game, and Davis has the athletic ability of a WR.  

 4.

Donald Lee vs. TB. Rodgers looks at TE in red zone often and matchup problems exist for Buccaneers. Sub in Jermichael Finley here if he's cleared to play.

 5.

Heath Miller @ DEN. With Denver's defense so tough against the run and in the red zone, Big Ben's go to guy in the red zone should get some scoring looks.

 

Sleeper: Ben Watson vs MIA. Scored in 2 of last 3 games.

 

TEs TO SIT

 

1. Brandon Pettigrew @ SEA. If you're looking for a bye-week filler, look elsewhere. Without Stafford healthy, Pettigrew is a forgotten part of the offense.

 2.

Kellen Winslow vs TB. Yea yea, Freeman's gotta throw it to somebody, but who can really tell who he'll connect with? If you've got another solid option, consider it until we see how he connects with K2.

 3.

Bo Scaife @ SF. Niners 3-4 defense matches up their athletic LBs very well with opposing TEs.

 4.

Todd Heap @ CIN. Good for 3 catches, 40-50 yds, and that is all.

 5.

Tony Scheffler vs PIT. Except for his big game against SD a few weeks ago, has done nothing this year.

 

5 KICKERS TO START:

 

1. Shaun Suisham @ ATL

2. David Akers @ DAL

3. Nate Kaeding @ NYG

4. Kris Brown @ IND

5. Shayne Graham vs BAL

 

5 KICKERS TO SIT:

 

1. Dan Carpenter @ NE

2. Jason Elam vs WAS

3. Olindo Mare vs DET

4. Robbie Gould vs ARI

5. John Kasay @ NO

 

5 DEFENSES WITH GOOD MATCHUPS:

 

1. PIT @ DEN

2. SEA vs DET

3. NO vs CAR

4. JAX vs KC

5. SF vs TEN

 

5 DEFENSES WITH TOUGH MATCHUPS:

 

1. DAL @ PHI

2. NYG vs SD

3. PHI vs DAL

4. MIA @ NE

5. ATL vs WAS  

 

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