A) Foster is a rookie starting for the 1st time on a pass-first offense, HOU.
B) Ganther plays on MNF against an admittedly porous NYG run D all of a sudden.
C) Mendenhall and the Steelers are still alive mathematically for the Wildcard, and the odds that they lose another game in a row at home are slim imo
Leave Foster on the ww, Ganther and the now "spoiler-role" playing Skins have found their power running game once again and should have some success against the NYG who are a divisional opponent, and PITT should pound the ball up the middle at home to wear down an opportunistic Green Bay D who thrive on INTs and sacking the QB since they apparently cannot protect Big Ben behind center (not even against CLE who sacked him EIGHT times last week). Too little is known about Foster or HOU's strategy for STL (pass more vs run more) but if history is any indicator I would expect the Texans to go with their bread-and-butter passing game to put points on the board.
I could end up eating these very words come monday night after Ganther goes for the Redskins at home, but at least we know that Ganther can find the endzone per last week's 2 1yd TDs on the road @ OAK, plus he catches the ball well out of the backfield too.
For the record, I have decided to start Ganther over Fargas or Bradshaw bc at least Ganther is the featured back officially, and is more or less guaranteed the vast majority of the carries.
*Big $$$ 12 tm, H2H Hyper-performance/Milestone keeper league:
QB-RB-RB-WR-WR-WR-TE-K-D/ST + several other options
*AP, Bradshaw,*Ganther, Fargas, Chester T.
R.White,*B.Marshall,*Austin,*Mason, Manningham, Cribbs
*MINN D/ST, GB D/ST
(8-6, Wildcard berth, on to 2nd round!)