Need some help with my flex. I'm in a 10-team, standard ESPN scoring. Here are my other starters:
QB: Aaron Rodgers RB1: Michael Turner RB2: Ryan Mathews Flex: ? WR1: DeSean Jackson WR2: Steve Smith NYG TE: Chris Cooley D/ST: Eagles K: Matt Prater Bench: Dwayne Bowe, Michael Crabtree, Danny Amendola, Darren McFadden, Marshawn Lynch, Jason Snelling, Matt Ryan, Aaron Hernandez
Bowe is up against Houston and has the best matchup of any possibility. But, he's on a bad passing offense, and hasn't put up more than 12 points, and has only averaged 5 points in 4 games thus far. If there is any week to roll the dice with Bowe, this appears to be the week (side note: if he fails to produce this week, he's going to be dropped). Crabtree finally had a breakout week last week, and it appears the new OC in San Fran is helping his production. But, he's up against Oakland and likely facing Asomugah, so that has me worried. That leaves Lynch who is up against Chicago, not a great matchup, but better than some. I'm leaning towards starting Lynch, but who knows what kind of carries he'll get and if they will "ease" him into the lineup with Justin Forsett still around. It would be nice to see what I'm going to get out of Lynch for a few weeks before I start him.
So, who would you start? Lynch, Bowe or Crabtree? As always, I will help in return...just provide a link.
Either one of these guys has the potential to blow up or stink. It's either crabtree of lynch for me and a good argument could be made for both. I think I'd go with Crabtree. Asomugah typically sticks to one side of the field, oakland's offense can finally hang, and I wouldn't be surprised if SF is forced to pass to keep up.
I don't know the game plan for lynch but I think seattle will have to abandon the run to keep up with cutler taking advantage of seattle's horrible secondary.
more than a grain of salt should be taken with this advice!
Personally I wouldn't gamble on Crabtree until I saw at least one more good week out of him. I would have to go with Lynch. The match up isnt ideal, but it's no deal breaker either. Of the three he is most likely going to be given the chance to do well - he's gonna get his touches. Even if Seattle has to go to the air more, that will only open up the lanes for Lynch to make some good plays. Plus they will try at least a couple RZ runs if they get down there.
I would go with Lynch as well. Bowe is kind of a bust and even though Hou is good against the run, I think KC will run a ton. LIke you said crabtree will have a hard matchup and Alex smith hasn't been playing amazing, also I expect SF to run a ton and win on the back of gore.
I gotta go Beast Mode on this one...Lynch will have a far improved line and with Pete there to get him into Beast Mode, i think he will do far better than crabtree this week. Maybe most weeks this season.
IMHO I think Lynch is on the return now and will bring up some good numbers the rest of the year if he keeps healthy and watches his shoulder.
While I know that on paper, the Rams are playing a good defense (SD), Amendola might not be a completely bad start. It's assumed that the Rams are going to have to throw to keep up and he is Bradford's favorite target. If you're going to roll the dice with bad match-ups and guys who have underperformed to the this point, why not take the risk with a guy who the numbers at least favor a little bit?
That's a tough one. I'd say they are probably dead even. I'm thinking Lynch probably gets 10-15 carries and in a good situation averages about 4 yards per carry, giving him somewhere around 40-60 yards. There's a decent chance he scores, so in standard scoring I'm hoping he lands somewhere in the 6-10 point range. Mike Wallace is probably looking at 2-5 receptions, most for long bombs with the possibility of a TD as well. Based on what he's done so far, 40-70 yards receiving is a possibility, and maybe even a TD. So, that's pretty similar production and points as Lynch. There's a big question mark with both of these players too. How will Lynch do in a new system in his first game, and how will Wallace do with Big Ben back from suspension? It would be great to leave both on the bench and see how they perform before having to make a decision. I guess in this situation, I'd roll the dice with Wallace. Seeing as how he had a 22 point outburst in the past, perhaps he can repeat the performance with a better QB under center.