Hey all, so my team has some good matchups this week which makes the last spots difficult to call.
Debating between Maclin at the Titans, Forte home with the Skins, and Jennings home with the Vikings for a WR and Flex spot.
My thoughts: Maclin has the most upside, but the Titans have a great pass rush that may just exploit the Eagle's O-line, so there's a good deal of risk too. Forte is more reliable at a RB normally, and he's against a weak Skins run D, but his value is so linked to the pass game. And Jennings was finally getting looks last week, but does that last this week, or was it the one week anomaly? He's been so absent for the past weeks that I hesitate to call him a must start again.
Was tough enough eliminating Moreno, Mathews, Wallace, and Ward from the conversation, but now I'm stuck.
Anyways, any help? WHIR!
10 Team ESPN Standard Scoring
QB: Joe Flacco RB: Ray Rice RB: Rashard Mendenhall RB/WR: Matt Forte WR: Brandon Marshall WR: Greg Jennings TE: Aaron Hernandez D/ST: Titans D/ST K: Matt Bryant
Bench: Knowshon Moreno, Den RB Bench: Ricky Williams, Mia RB Bench: Ryan Mathews, SD RB Bench: Mike Wallace, Pit WR Bench: Hines Ward, Pit WR Bench: Jeremy Maclin, Phi WR Bench: Pierre Garcon, Ind WR
Last edited by Valandir on Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Tough call. I would start Forte and Jennings though. Honestly, I would also look into packaging some of your bench guys (Mathews/Garcon?) for a stud QB or TE and you won't have these problems every week.
QB - A Rodgers, E Manning RB - A Foster, S Jackson, R Mendenhall, T Jones, R Bush WR - G Jennings, L Fitz, S Smith (Car), P Harvin, V Jackson TE - A Hernandez, J Tamme
I too would start Forte & Jennings. Its seems as though Jennings benefits from the loss of Finley in Green Bay. Forte & the Bears should be able to move the ball against the Redskins defense. With DJax out, Maclin will see more coverage making it more difficult for him.
Forte/Jennings. I think Maclin's value obviously has increased with Jackson's injury, but given an extra week for teams to key on Maclin (he's no Jackson IMO) and with Titan's solid secondary and pass rush, I would go with Jennings. I have a feeling that Rodgers concussion may have knocked some sense back into him to remember his #1 WR from last year. I see this trend continuing too with Finley sidelined for the year. The GB play calling seems to have Jennings number coming up more as well, from what I've seen.
H2H Non-PPR 1RB/2WR No Flex 12 Team League
QB(1)- Schaub, Flacco RB(1)- Rice, S. Jackson, Forte, Charles WR(2)-R. Moss, C. Johnson, Jennings TE(1)- Z. Miller, Watson D/ST(1)- Broncos, Dolphins K(1)- Reed
I think you gotta go Forte and Jennings. Jennings is a no brainer to me. He is the #1 reciever with a top 5 QB throwing to him. I'm not a big Forte fan, but I think you go with him. Hopefully Mike Martz gets some sense knocked into him this week and actually decides to run the ball. Maclin seems intriguing with DeSean Jackson out, but I think the Titans are going to show him a lot of double coverage and take him out of the game. I think Maclin really benefits from Jackson being on the field with him, without Jackson, I don't think Maclin will be as effective. Go with Jennings and Forte.
For Reliability I would start Forte and Moreno, they are both highly skilled, playing at home against weak (both) run defenses. I would love my two backs to be playing OAK & WAS in the same week.
Moreno is officially off of the Injury report, and OAK cannot stop anything on the ground. Denver will be relying more on the run with injuries abound at WR with lloyd & royal dinged.
Forte, is the key to a victory in CHI where da bears have lost 2 of the last 3. They will be playing hard and without regard to fines and/or suspensions. Expect 110% from the entire CHI team this game. With Culter on fire and good WRs like Knoxx, play action needs to be in play meaning Forte will be asked to prove he is dangerous early on.
Reliability rewards you with 7-9pts almost guaranteed with two starting RBs. The upside is 100yds & a TD for each RB.
For pure Upside I would start Maclin & Jennings. These guys are #1 targets in games where there will be alot of scoring. GB and MIN has shootout written all over it. PHI and TEN will have Kolb going for a career day to keep up with CJ2K aka automatic scoring machine. Maclin is the man on that team. 2TDs last week without DJax. Upside central over here. Both of these guys are primary targets who will get 60yds + 1TD on the low end of their upside, 100+yds + 2TD on the high end.
Go upside if its a close game or your projected to lose. Go reliability if you're confident in your team to win this week.