Got Ray Rice and Rashard Mendenhall with my first two picks in my 12-team non-PPR league the other day, and felt pretty good about it. I think both will have a great year this year, however week 1 may be a little tough as they play each other! Rice's matchup appears the toughest, as Pit allowed only 50+ yds/game last year to RBs, and Rice had terrible stats in both Pit games last year. Mendy's matchup @ Baltimore is not much better. On my bench is DeAngelo Williams, who has a tasty matchup with Arizona (31st in pts allowed to RBs last year), albeit on the road.
My question: Do I really start DWill over one of my two studs, in week 1 of all things? Or am I over-thinking this? I also have Reggie Bush (v. NE) on my bench if you consider that an option. As always, WHIR.
12-Team Standard Scoring League (1pt/10rush/rec yards, 1pt/25 pass yds, 6 pt TD pass)
Redraft, No PPR
Start: 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1K, 1DST
QB: M. Stafford, S. Bradford
RB: R. Rice, R. Mendenhall, D. Williams, R. Bush, J. Starks
WR: H. Nicks, M. Williams (TB), J. Jones, A.J. Green
TE: A. Gates