Start’em Sit’em Week 4
Gridiron Experts are not about to insult your fantasy football intelligence by posting the obvious starts and sits, instead we go out on a limb and try spotting great fantasy match-ups that many people might be overlooking. Star players will always perform, but key players can thrive in one week situations through either an offensive game plan or an excellent match-up. Our goal is to zone in on these perfect match-ups and offer advice that might make your life a little easier. It always comes down to you making the last-minute call with your line-up, but hopefully we can help.
**Week 4** Insert †bye weeks into the 2010 season. This first week comes at us with only medium damage. Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota and Tampa Bay are all taking a week off, which shouldn’t hurt your line-up too bad.
Zach Miller vs. The Texans
Last week Gradkowski was able to find his tight end 4 times for 64 yards and a touchdown. This week he faces a tough rushing defense but a weak secondary. The Raiders will most likely be trailing in this contest at half time, so expect a passing comeback. Miller is a good start.
Vernon Davis vs. The Falcons
New offensive coordinator switch gives this week a “one more try” attempt with the frustrating fantasy 49er. The Falcons are off a big win from beating the Saints and might be caught off guard from the San Fransisco’s† desperate situation. More attention on getting the star players involved will be the focus this week. Jobs are on the line so expect a better performance.
BYE Week Fill-in Vince Young vs. The Broncos
The Titans have struggled with the passing game this season but Denver is on the road and have one of the leagues easiest passing defense’s. The Bronco’s have allowed 7 passing TD’s ( tied for the most) and average 240 yards per game.
Jahvid Best vs. The Packers
I need to talk you into keeping this guy in your line-up this week. The Lions are traveling to Green Bay and are facing an angry Packers squad, but the speedy receiving target will have a good fantasy day for you. The Packers despite having a top defense does allow 5 yards per carry and has had trouble against the quick receiving RB’s who can get into space. Unless you got something better I say start the rookie.
Carolina RB’s vs. The Saints
The Panthers are desperate for a win, and know their QB is going through a lot of growing pains. Expect a heavy ground attack against a defense that just gave up 200 rushing yards to the Falcon RB’s last week.
Aaron Hernandez vs. The Dolphins
From deep sleeper to prime time fantasy start, Aaron Hernandez should continue his productive season against the Dolphins on MNF. Miami was torched from the Jets tight end D.Keller last week and Brady loves to pick apart weak spots on the defense. Predicting 60 yards and a possible score.
Justin Forsett vs. The Rams
Forsett didn’t carry that ball that much against the Chargers in week 3, but his overall value as a receiver is an added bonus for this sleeper RB. He is slowly getting all the attention in Seattle.
Super Deep Sleeper: Jason Avant vs. the Skins
The Redskins defensive style allows for the quick on target slant pattern to burn them. Avant use to be a huge 3rd down savior for the Eagles and a bigger contributor to the team. I think this is the week we hear his name again. Last year at home Avant had 94 yards receiving against the Redskins.
Donald Driver vs. The Lions
Driver loves playing against the Lions. Last year in the two games combined Driver made 14 catches 149 yards and a score. Start’em
Joe Flacco vs. The Steelers
The †2010 season has been tough on Flacco and it’s going to continue again this week. Flacco hasn’t lost his check-down target Ray Rice, but he is banged-up and may see a smaller role this week. The Steelers are relying on their defense for another amazing performance as they plan to grind out the clock with a power running attack. This game should be low scoring and most fantasy players in this contest need to thought about before starting. The Steelers have only given up one passing TD this season.
Daren McFadden vs. The Texans
We have been riding high with this Raider Rb for two weeks now, but the fantasy stats stop here. The Texans weak spot is their passing defense and actually have one of the better run defenses in the league. The Texans are keeping their opponents to 3 yards per carry, which is very impressive despite their overly high points against average. Sit’em