Alright guys, I've got a pretty big dilemma on my hands and I really have no idea as to who I should be starting this week. Let me give you my roster:
QBs: Joe Flacco / Carson Palmer
RBs: Stephen Jackson, Kevin Smith, Ray Rice, Tim Hightower, and Cedric Benson
WRs: Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Donald Driver, Patrick Crayton, Eddie Royal, and Steve Smith (NYG)
Were able to start 1 QB, 2 RBs, 1 flex, and 2 WRs. So far, I'm almost positive I'll be starting both Moss and Colston (I'm a bit worried about Colston given he only had 8 targets last week and caught all 8, the week before he had 5 and only caught three). Other than that I'm unsure as to who I should start. I do like Flacco given the match-up, but I feel as though the Ravens are going to be running the ball the entire game and will be succeeding. Palmer is going up against Pittsburgh and I highly doubt they'll be winning this game, meaning Palmer is going to be behind and slinging it downfield for the majority of the game. (quick note, my league doesn't give minus points for interceptions or fumbles). I'm leaning towards Flacco at the moment but still not confident in who to start.
As for my running backs, I'm fairly confident in Jackson even though he is playing the Packers. (Benson racked up 140 yards last week on 28 carries), Smith not too sure about but had a good game last week running the ball 24 times for 85 yards against the Vikings but he is playing Washington this week. Then I've got Ray Rice and the Browns have given up the second most on the ground, about 200+ per game to opposing teams. I'm hating on McGhee however you spell it, but given the opposition I'm kind of liking this match up and have a good feeling he'll be putting up at least 50 yards / 20 receiving yards / a potential score. Then I've got Hightower whos been consistent over the past few weeks, hes looking much better at running the ball than last season and Beanie Wells fumbled the ball twice this past weekend meaning Hightower is most likely going to get the bulk of the carries. Not to mention hes been getting a ton of looks from out of the back field from Warner. O and the Colts have one of the worst rush defenses seeing how they don't have Sanders in. Then I've got Benson, whos the workhorse for the Bengals. The only problem, hes going up against a Pittsburgh defense that is ranked in the top 10 in rush defenses. I'm not too worried about that seeing how they no longer have their star safety but I don't think he'll perform better than a 70 yard performance.
Then I've got my WRs. Moss for me is a must start week in and week out, regardless of the match-up. Colston I'm probably starting but I've got a weird feeling that Steve Smith (NYG) is going to have a huge game against the Bucs defense that is ranked near the bottom for pass defenses. I don't really like Crayton but Driver has been performing well recently, especially given the injury to Jennings which means Driver could put up #1 WR numbers, something to what Jennings did on a consistent basis last year.
I will help out anyone who responds to my too long and over detailed thread, just leave the link!