1st week of Playoffs, I am the #1 ranked team in a non-PPR league but I have a tough match up this week. I need a sanity check on my QB and RB and some advice for my WR & Flex positions. My starters are in RED. WHIR
QB - RG3 or Eli. RG3 has been great but has a tough match up against the Ravens. But Eli has an better match up against the Saints. Eli has been all over the place this season and I have a real hard time sitting RG3.
RB (Start 2) Arian Foster, Bryce Brown, Jonathan Dwyer - Normally Foster would be a no-brainer, but I am concerned that he won't get much playing time since the Texans have clinched a playoff berth. Will Brown continue his success against the touch Tampa Bay Defense? Dwyer is about the only thing that has been kind of working in Pittsburg. I am thinking Foster and Brown as my RBs.
WR (Start 2) Vincent Jackson, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, T.Y. Hilton, Denario Alexander. Jackson and Hilton should have good match ups and I have them as my starters. Nelson is out this week. So that leaves Jennings sharing time with Cobb and Finley. Who would you start?
You always play Foster, period. I would go with Brown, the upside is there. Tampa's defense is #1 in rush yds and yds per rush, but teams average 24 rushes a game against them which is in the bottom 5 of the league. They also lost their DT(Roy Miller) to a concussion. Bryce's rushing attempts the last two weeks: 19 and 24. If you're telling me that Brown is going to get at least 20 rush attempts, I'll take him every time over Dwyer. Brown also has 4 catches each of the last two games.
Jackson and Hilton, then I think it's somewhat close, but I'd go Jennings over Dwyer. The one thing to keep in mind early sunday morning is to see what the forecast is for the packers game. There is a possibility of snow which could impact the passing game. The packers are used to that anyway, so I don't think it's a huge issue, just something to keep in mind. Lastly, if any argument can be made for Alexander over Hilton is that he is clearly #1 passing option for Rivers and there is no Ike Taylor for the Steelers this week.
RGIII for QB, no way you bench him for Eli. Foster and Brown at RB, I think even if Foster takes it easy thats better than what Dwyer will put out this weekend. At WR Vjax and Hilton, with Jennings over Dwyer at the flex spot. Good luck