Wells or Best, huh? Hmmm... have you considered Denver RB Knowshon Moreno? You should, and here's why:
Hear me out --- Beanie Wells IS in fact a victim of poor run-blocking in AZ (not to mention poor quarter-backing heh heh heh) as a poster above already stated, and Hightower still remains in the fold to steal not only touches, but goal-line carries as well, which SHOULD be a going concern. Beanie has basically underwhelmed so far this season, under-performing his average draft position (ADP) of the late 2nd round, leaving fantasy owners frustrated and confused for the most part. As for rookie upstart Detroit RB Jahvid Best, aside from 2TDs in wk #1 (but few yards) and his big wk #2 performance, his stats have been relatively pedestrian to date, healthy or not; he IS in fact, still recovering from a bout with the dreaded "turf-toe" (plantar fascia).
Best's prospect for a productive performance gets worse when you factor in that the Redskins, on the road in Chicago, contained Bears RB Matt Forte last week, who up to that point looked VERY much like the same guy who enjoyed 2008 ROY honors --- no small feat imo. And it's really HOW Washington slowed down Forte that is worth mentioning, with a resurgent Albert Haynesworth (playing with a heavy heart after losing his half-brother to a motorcycle accident just 10 days prior) FINALLY delivering his first All-Pro performance of the year at nose-tackle against Cutler and co, as he was a deciding factor in clogging up the middle btw the opposing tackles, playing with renewed purpose imo. Simply put, Haynesworth and the Skins' D-line caused problems ALL DAY LONG for Cutler and the Chicago offense, high-lighted by a HUGE goal-line stand that resulted in a Cutler fumble where Albert literally jumped the snap-count and then jumped OVER(!) Chicago's O-line on a Cutler-keeper from the 1yd line that forced a fumble which became the difference in the game, won by Washington 17-14. Best is a nice talent and quick as they come out of college, but I don't like his chances this sunday, not after watching that Washington O-line on defense as a whole dispose of the Bears on the road @ Soldier Field. The Skins are 4-3 and playing like a team possessed on defense, with CB DeAngelo Hall tying an NFL record by intercepting FOUR Cutler heaves when the dust finally settled. Washington is STRAIGHT-BALLING on the defensive side of the football currently.
So look instead to Knowshon Moreno, who in his 2nd year and finally healthy after a nagging hammy strain suffered in pre-season put a damper on his early season success, now appears to be running at full-strength, providing much-needed balance for the Broncos offense all of a sudden. He is a double-threat out of Denver's backfield just like Best is for the Lions, but after the spanking that Denver took @ home at the hands of OAK last sunday, you can be sure that McDaniels will have his team UP for their tilt @ San Fran sunday afternoon... Moreno is your guy this weekend, start him with confidence, as he scored 2 TDs on receptions last week and looked damn good doing it, fighting for yards and into the endzone ultimately on both.
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