Have to agree, must start Rice in a PPR league at all times regardless of the Broncos D.
I also agree with LT, if for no other reason than he's mad and they MUST win this game against the Raiders. If you decided to roll with Smith I think you'd probably be ok but I would go LT personally.
What a lineup you've got for WR, I am jealous. I also would sit Smith. Austin is as hot as there is right now, Sims-Walker is a consisent and solid producer, and I think White has the edge over Smith. There is something going on in Carolina and I can't figure it out, but I feel much more comfortable with White over Smith.