Tuesday, September 2, 2008

NFL Week 1 Fantasy Update

In this week 1 fantasy update we'll be providing sleepers, who to start, and who to sit for the week 1 games. Enjoy!


Limas Sweed, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Why: Sweed, the Steelers' slot receiver, faces a weak Houston pass defense that will likely be focused on defending Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes.

Arnaz Battle, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Why: Battle was the 49ers' leading receiver last season and draws a good matchup with a Cardinals secondary lacking in skill and depth.

Mark Clayton, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Why: Clayton will start opposite Derrick Mason and is in line to have a good game against Cincinatti, who has one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Why: Rice will get a large share of injured Willis McGahee's carries on Sunday against Cincinatti's poor run defense.

Leonard Pope, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Why: Pope will find a lot of holes in the 49ers' 3-4 defense that is designed to blitz the quarterback, not play pass coverage.

Start Them

Jon Kitna, QB, Detroit Lions
Why: Kitna faces an unproven Falcon secondary that was among the bottom 10 in the league last year in pass defense even before they traded DeAngelo Hall.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Why: Rodgers' opponent, Minnesota, may supposedly have one of the best D/ST for fantasy football this year, but they still return much of the same secondary that gave up the most passing yards in the league in 2007.

Thomas Jones, RB, New York Jets
Why: Jones gets a great matchup this week against the Miami Dolphins' porous run defense that now doesn't even have star end Jason Taylor.

Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders
Why: McFadden will receive a lot of carries in a game that features the Raiders' nonexistent passing offense facing the Broncos' strong pass defense.

Patrick Crayton, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Why: Terrell Owens will get all the attention from the Cleveland secondary, which was in the bottom 10 in passing yards given up per game last year.

Tony Scheffler, TE, Denver Broncos
Why: Jay Cutler will give Scheffler a lot of looks as the Broncos face a stout Oakland secondary without their best receiver, Brandon Marshall.

Sit Them

Derek Anderson, QB, Cleveland Browns
Why: Anderson is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered a couple of weeks ago and also has to throw against the upgraded Cowboys secondary.

Willis McGahee, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Why: McGahee has a banged up knee and will lose carries to rookie Ray Rice.

Jerricho Cotchery, WR, New York Jets
Why: The Jets will seek to move the ball on the ground against one of the league's worst run defenses.

Javon Walker, WR, Oakland Raiders
Why: Like the Jets, the Raiders will be much more inclined to run the ball against the Broncos' poor run defense and strong pass defense.

Have any questions about who to start and who to bench this week? Leave a comment!

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

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