I'm 6-0 and going against a good team (on paper). This is by far my worst bye week with LeSean McCoy, Julio Jones, Eric Decker, and Brian Hartline on a break. I also had Rivers but dropped the bum.
My opponent this week is starting Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler
I was thinking about picking up and starting Ryan Fitzpatrick to offset the possibility of Stevie and Chandler having a good game. After all, the matchhtup is pretty juicy. I know the general rule is to start your best player but the matchup is right. If the matchup wasn't good, I wouldn't consider starting a QB just to offset my opponent. My other option would be to plug n play Josh Freeman but they are on the same level IMO so why not start the guy throwing to my opponents pass catcher.
I just acquired Cam Newton via trade (should process this afternoon). I know you are saying, "How can you bench Cam Newton for Fitzpatrick?" Cam has a tough matchup against DAL top-ranked pass D and Cam is no great passer. Do you think the bye helped at all because his last game vs. STL was atrocious. At this point he may be a matchup play. What should I do?
Last edited by GeneralTsou on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
QB: Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick RB: Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball WR: Jordy Nelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon TE: Martellus Bennett K: Mason Crosby D/ST: Cleveland