Start These Guys and Sit Those Dudes: Week 4

By alexreside

I told you guys my picks last week and my crystal ball was pretty clear. I promised you that Michael Vick wouldn’t disappoint and he didn’t. Though, admittedly, my crystal ball was a little cloudy when it came to Correll Buckhalter and Dez Bryant. Sorry if you started them as they both put up mediocre numbers. I can share in your pain, because my only loss last week came in the league that I started both of them. This week, my crystal ball is looking a little clearer, so here it goes.

Start These Guys

Mark Sanchez

After his horrible performance against the Ravens in week one, Sanchez has had back-to-back 3 TD games against some decent defenses. This week, as he preps for the Bills, he’s got to be thinking of how many more TDs he can throw against their horrible DBs.

Darren McFadden

This is becoming repetitive, but I know a few people who still have Darren McFadden on their bench. Listen to me loud and clear: McFadden is a No. 1 RB. Start him.

Saints Defense

The Panthers are investing in their future by giving Clausen the start and letting him gain experience and gain a ton of INTs to his stat column.

LaDainian Tomlinson

Just to back myself up, if Sanchez doesn’t do much this week, LT will pick up the pieces. The Bills have very little going for them on defense, and since LaDainian sees the majority of the carries, this is a no-brainer.

Austin Collie

I can’t believe the numbers that Collie has been putting up, but since Pierre Garcon is still sidelined, Collie will continue to roll as one of Peyton’s favorite targets. Though he doesn’t have too much of a height advantage on the weak Jaguar DB’s, he does have a huge skill advantage. Those DB’s have already allowed 7 passing touchdowns, tied for the most in the NFL.

Sit Those Dudes

Ray Rice

Ray Rice is listed as questionable against the tough Steelers D after a knee injury in the 4th quarter last week. I may not be as tough as he is, but I would list myself as questionable against the Steelers too. They have allowed an average of just 59.7 rush yards per game.

Jermaine Gresham

One of the few things that the Browns excel at is slowing down TEs. This season, they have allowed an average of around 4 fantasy points per game to opposing TEs.

Clinton Portis

The name that all Portis fantasy owners fear: Ryan Torain.

Brandon Jacobs

I don’t know if the Bears Defense is what Brandon Jacobs should be worried about or if he should just be worried about Ahmad Bradshaw, who is off to a great start this season. Add up the last two weeks and Jacobs has just 8 carries to Bradshaw’s 32.

Alex Smith

It seems like the 49ers are back pedaling really fast from their nice season last year. I expected them to roll this season, but they have had hard getting the passing game going. They play the Falcons this week, who allowed Drew Brees to throw 3 TDs, but also picked him off two times. Smith is not Brees either. If you have a better matchup, use it. The 49ers are a running team until Crabtree and Smith start connecting better.

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