moochman wrote:Look for teams that have young players at the skill postitions, most notably at QB and play on the road.
Take the Falcons. They are playing the Panthers on the road. To me this is a game where the Falcons could really struggle.
The Ravens also must go on the road to face a divisional foe, but the Stiller D is not going to be available.
Houston at Jags fits the mold.
Same too the Skins going to Dallas. Again both of these Ds are probably taken.
A long shot is the Saints. They host a Niner team led by erratic journeyman QB JT O'Sullivan. The Niners are off to a good start, but playing away from home might be a recipe for JTO to be MIA. Saints D does like to treat company nicely though, so not a good bet.
I would avoid the Saints DST this week. The secondary is banged up, and they haven't played well against the pass so far. I expect another shootout.
So far, STL and KC are far-and-away the worst offenses going right now. I would throw OAK and CHI in there as well as teams that I want my defense playing against. NE could be a viable choice. HOU has looked pretty awful on offense so far, but keep in mind that they have played against two of the best defenses in the league, and they have a few talented guys on offense that can go off at any time. MIN is going to be a decent matchup play some weeks if you have a defense that plays well against the run - their passing game isn't going to suddenly come alive with Gus Frerotte at QB. A surprise pick is PIT based on their inability to protect Big Ben and the injury to Willie Parker. I am drooling over my Ravens DST (free agent pickup after our draft
) going up against PIT this week after the sack numbers that PHI put up last week and the fumble problems that Mendenhall had in the preseason.