Rice is a lock for a TD in this match-up and probably around 100 yards.
Dallas is going to rely on the running game against TB (I have little faith in R.Williams being a #1 again), that's why I give him the nod. I know F.Jones will get his carries, but Barber is the goal-line back and will do the heavy lifting early in the season.
K.Smith will get his touches, but the Lions will have to start heavily throwing at some point to keep up. Also, the Saint's secondary is suspect. It will be exploited by C.Johnson.
10 Team 0.25 PPR League (starters in bold) QB: T.Brady, J.Cutler RB: C.Johnson, P.Thomas, R.Rice, W.Parker, J.Addai, T.Hightower, C.Taylor WR: G.Jennings, E.Royal, A.Bryant TE: O.Daniels K: N.Kaeding DEF/ST: Green Bay
Need two...I drafted Smith and MBIII before Rice, but I love Rice's matchup...thoughts? WHIR!!!
I would still start MBIII and Smith this week. See how it pans out in Baltimore before you start Rice with the three headed monster there.
Despite the matchup I would still play the guy you drafted earlier week 1!
Good luck this season. Thanks for the help with mine.
I agree about the 3 headed monster issue in Baltimore, but isn't there a two headed monster in Dallas with MBIII and Felix? I'm actually leaning towards MBIII and Rice because I can see Detroit getting destroyed by the Saints, but since Smith is the full time back, he could snag a reception TD...hmmm...decisions decisions.