I am facing a tough match up this week. Need a reach WR that will give me points. The way I am looking at it
1) Fitz still has D. Anderson throwing to him which is a negative, then he is going to face "The Black Death" Raider corner. 2) Demaryius Thomas facing IND should be a shoot out so he should get 1 TD at least, looked good last week in his rookie debut.
If it were a healthy Revis I'd consider benching Fitz but no one else. Don't expect a lot though but you'll get something. i'ts a safer bet. Anderson sucks though trust me I've lived through it. But he has a strong arm just can't handle the last 5 minutes of a half if he's trying to move down the field fast. I hope he comes through in AZ. Everybody liked him (on a personal level) here in the CLE but he didn't perform well enough not that Jake Delhomme is the answer. Here's to next year.(sorry for the tangent... stick with Fitz & thanks for your help on mine.)
Yes, you are crazy. I'm a hella-biased Raiders fan and The Black Death is as good as any corner (yeah, you heard right) but Fitz is a beast. I'd start Fitz if you were throwing to him. My main reason, seriously, on why I wouldn't go with Thomas this week is the potential that DEN gets down early, abandons the run, and gets tee'd off on NYG style from possibly the best PASS RUSH DEF in the league. Eli couldn't handle it, Orton doesn't stand a chance.
i dont think its crazy at all, i recently picked him up too, although will sit him this week to see one more time how he is used, regarding your matchup, denver is a good passing offense against peyton, so this could be a shootout, fitz is playin against asomugha, with anderson throwing the ball go with thomas
10 Team League QB : Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger RB : Cedric Benson, Jahvid Best, Darren McFadden WR : Randy Moss, DeSean Jackson,Mike Wallace, Demaryius Thomas TE : Vernon Davis, Brent Celek K : Rob Bironas, Dan Carpenter D: San Francisco , Tennessee
As good as Thomas was last week, he's still a rookie, and he's still on a team with multiple other offensive options for his QB to target. Fitzy, on the other hand, is the one consistent WR (for the most part) on his team.
Personally, while I like Thomas long-term and would definitely suggest hanging on to him, I'd start Fitz.
(0.5 PPR, 12-team league) QB: Vick, RG3 RB: McFadden, Matthews, K. Smith, R. Williams, M. Goodson WR: Nicks, S. Smith, Britt, LaFell TE: Hernandez, Pitta K: Bironas DEF: Spot start (Cin in wk4)