Well, I limped into the playoffs, and now I think I just might have to bench my (disappointing) #1 draft pick in the 1st round.
I need to pick 3 RB's to start and I have 4 options:
Forte (v. GB)
Hightower (@ SF)
McCoy (@ NYG)
Ganther (@ Oak)
I think that McCoy and Hightower are my best options this week. They have both been consistently decent, and their matchups aren't too bad. I have penciled them both in...but please let me know if you disagree!
Which really leaves me with a decision between Forte and Ganther. Forte has been mediocre all year, he stank last week and I don't like his match-up against the Packers. Ganther was named the starter for Washington, but he is a completely unknown commodity, and he will likely share some carries with Cartwright. "Expert" predictions for Ganther are all over the place...I've seen him projected as a top-15 RB this week, and I've seen him not even make it into the top-40 RB's. Forte, on the other hand has been making appearences on "Don't Start" lists.
If I were the favorite in my matchup, I think I would have to go with Forte (he is probably a safer bet to at least scratch out a hand-full of fantasy points). Unfortunately, I am the underdog in my play-off matchup...so I am leaning towards Ganther...hoping to catch lightening in a bottle and steal a win. I feel Like Ganther is more likely to have a huge game...even though he is also more likely to completely strike out.
So what do you think? Which 3 guys should I start?
Thanks in advance.....WHIR all.
It's a 10-team, standard ESPN scoring League (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, RB/WR, TE, K, Def).
And in case you were wondering, the waiver wire options are: Norwood, J. Jones, C. Brown
Maclin is the only WR I have worth considering at the WR/RB spot, but he is a serious injury question this week