My WR situation looks plain awful this week. Which 3 do I play out of this motley bunch?
Marques Colston v PHI - Probably my only "safe" bet, even if it's a touch match-up and Colston could very well put up a dud.
Nate Burleson v SF - Housh being limited might mean more coverage on Burleson. The Lambs cornerbacks are not the same as the 49ers.
Braylon Edwards v Den - You never like it when you hear a Browns beat reporter say "Braylon Edwards has no chemistry with Brady Quinn." Denver shut down the Bengals' passing attack last week against Palmer and crew and played deep cover-two defense which took Chris Henry out of the game. Could Quinn do what Palmer couldn't?
Desean Jackson v NO - Kolb looks more and more likely to start, and PHI says they won't even bring Garcia into the game. In a league that only counts return TDs, not return yards, there's not going to be a lot of ways he's going to be involved without the deep threat.
Earl Bennett v Pitt - Too soon to rely on this guy? Also, Pit aint a joke, and I'm already playing Cutler/Forte. If CHI gets shut down, I don't want three elements of their offense in my lineup.
Chris Henry v GB - Again, relying on a shaky Palmer. And GB did pretty well against the Bears' passing game.
Choose 3 of the 6 and why you would start them. WHIR!!
colston, edwards, jackson... when in doubt like you are, go with the most upside.
colston - saints throw a ton and won't stop this week. colston's as good a bet as any to get a TD and uber-talented. edwards - got robbed of a TD in week 1. denver isn't good, regardless of how week 1 looked on the scoreboard. only viable WR option in cleveland. jackson - saints are nothing special on D... jackson's a burner and capable of hitting one at any point.
my wildcard would be henry - ocho will be the primary focus for the pack D and palmer loves this guy. he's a major red zone target, but cincy missed getting there a bunch v. denver last week due to coles' dropsies. lots of upside here.
Colston - He is the closest thing you have to a stud WR and you have to start your starters. With the Saints airial looking like it does you have to consider Colston a must start.
Burleson - He proved that he can be a good start 2 years ago. Last week he looked like he was fully back from the knee. Even if he gets more attenetion I would rather have a guy in my lineup that would be the number one option at WR than someone like Henry or Bennett who you have to hope get enought targets to make an impact.
The last spot is sort of a toss up between Edwards and Jackson. Both matchups are good but I think I go with Jackson slightly over Edwards because with McNabb or not this will likely be a shoot out and Jackson is the deap threat and could at the very least get a few long gains.
I'd go Colston, Burleson, and Bennett for this week. I think you stick with Bennett as he will get a ton of looks with the running game shut down by Pitt. He has a history and chemistry with Cutler, which cannot be said for the rest of Chicago's receiving core.
I'd go with Colston, Burleson, and Jackson. Gives you the best chances to put up points against the defenses you are facing. Don't count out Denver's defense yet. Hasselbeck is a much better QB than Quinn.
Burleson is a better option this week than Edwards.
Colstson will get more looks this week than he did last week. Burleson showed he is healthy last week and should put up consistant numbers all year. Bennent becuase Cutler knows him. It seems as if he is not comfortable with other receivers yet, and his college teamate gives him something that he knows.