Last week I advised a guy on here to sit Brady and start Schaub. Sure hope he did..
This week, I say sit Brees and start Flacco. IMHO the NO/JETS game will be a low scoring affair as both defenses are exceptionally good. The Pats defense has been less than stellar and Flacco is on fire. (Homework assignment for you..Take away Brees' opening game against the hapless Lions and compare stats for the next two games.)
don.beaver wrote:Who put up more fantasy points this week? Brees at the Jets or Flacco at Pats?
^ Not sure Brady vs Shaub is a fair analogy to Brees vs Flacco.
First, Brady is obviously still healing/strengthing his knee, so it will be a while before he's "back". Shaub has actually played extremely well against two seemingly "solid" defenses - the Jags and Titans, while Flacco's sucess came against two of the WORST defenses in the league - the Chiefs and Browns. IMHO, you start Brees every week until he gets hurt, chalking up last week to more anomaly than anything else. Brees gets it done vs tough defenses, and plays extremely well at home, while the Pats can still bring pressure, although they still do not have a pick.
I'd start Brees at home over Flacco at NE in the rain.