Jordan’s Start ‘Em

Start:

Tim Hightower: He’s number 1 on the Cards’ for rushing yards and number 3 on their receiving yards list. Why does that last stat matter? Breaston is out for this game and possibly until after their October 24 Seahawks matchup. Hightower is uber talented and is going to start racking up more yards through the air than ever before. It might be a little obvious, but that doesn’t matter. Start him.

Laurence Maroney: With Moreno out, things look grim for the DEN rushing game. No worries– Maroney had a pretty decent outing as his backup and still can contribute. Add to that fact that Buckhalter is more of a 3rd down back, and it seems like Maroney is going to get more touches between the two. Plus, his coach, Mister Wunderkid Josh McDaniels is familiar, comfortable, and in love with his former specimen; personally, though I don’t think he’s much of a “specimen” (see: Maroney’s past years in NE), he is a SPECIMEN of a spot-start here. He has potential in the receiving game too, which is something you need to consider if you are playing PPR.

Peyton Hillis: Harrison, though arguable better, is coming off one of those delightful ticky-tack injuries, which is enough for their offensive coordinator to declare that they’re going to keep feeding Hillis the ball, as long as he has the hot hand. This could be the week that they stop being a 2-back system team and start being a Peton Hillis team. I like him. He’s fresh, he’s fast, and he should be starting for you this week.

Ryan Torain: He might be listed as the number 2 back behind Portis, but it’s quickly becoming apparent that Portis is going to lose carries to this guy. The question is: When does the legitimate shift take place? In my opinion, it’s probably going to be in the 2nd half of their game against the Eagles, who, during their last matchup with the ‘Skins, controlled Portis so, so well. It might be a game early to start him, but not by much.

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15 responses to “Jordan’s Start ‘Em

  1. matt

    Hey..Need your opinion..I have to start A.Johnson,but should I start stewart,greene, or eddie royal for flex spot(prob. putting Johnson as flex and leaning towards royal for wr)? My rbs are A.Foster and Bjackson. Would you leave Bjackson in, or give green e ashot even though he has done abs. nothing?

  2. matt

    ..Need your opinion..I have to start A.Johnson,but should I start stewart,greene, or eddie royal for flex spot(prob. putting Johnson as flex and leaning towards royal for wr)? My rbs are A.Foster and Bjackson. Would you leave Bjackson in, or give green e ashot even though he has done abs. nothing?

  3. Harris

    How does this look? I barely scaved by last week but im still top of the league 3-0
    Aaron Rodgers
    Wes Welker
    Donald Driver
    Austin Collie
    Rashard Mendenhall
    Arian Foster
    Dallas Clark
    Jeff Reed”Kicker”
    New York Jets D

    Pierre Thomas
    LeSean McCoy
    Mark Sanches
    Ochocinco
    Mike Nugent”Kicker”
    New Orleans Saints D

  4. Harris

    How does this look? I barely scaved by last week but im still top of the league 3-0.
    Aaron Rodgers
    Wes Welker
    Donald Driver
    Austin Collie
    Rashard Mendenhall
    Arian Foster
    Dallas Clark
    Jeff Reed”Kicker”
    New York Jets D
    ————————
    Pierre Thomas
    LeSean McCoy
    Mark Sanches
    Ochocinco
    Mike Nugent”Kicker”
    New Orleans Saints D

  5. paul

    Marques Colston is definitely looking like a bust this season despite being a top 12 wr draft pick. The Saints lack of turnovers are hurting their production tremendously and so all of their receivers are taking a hit. I think it’s past time folks start to think of benching or even moving Colston while he still has value in some peoples minds. It would’ve seemed like sacrilege to say this two weeks ago but the numbers are what they are. Defenses are game planning for this guy and not enough balls are coming his way because of it.

    • I agree, I think their defense is the major problem this year. The lack of turnovers isnt allowing Brees and Co. to have the swagger that they had all of last season. I think a lot of it has to be attributed to the loss of Reggie Bush (and in week 4, Pierre Thomas). Lots of people knock Bush for not having enormous fantasy value, but he played a great role in the passing game for the Saints. Shockey has stepped into the short receiving role very well, but he is not nearly as dynamic as Bush. With the lack of run game and underneath passing ability, the Saints Offense is hurting, bad.

      -andrew

  6. Mike

    Hey i need some advice on who to start at wr an Hb in week 5. Steve Smith(NYG) or Mark clayton? An Which 2 of these RBs would you start? (Hillis, Benson, D. Williams, R. Matthews). I want to start Hillis an benson. Although i feel i should bench Hillis an start Matthews because of matchups. What do you think?

    • I like Smith a lot this week. I like Clayton a lot this week as well. But WRs have been doing a fantastic job against HOU, and I think Smith will see more action. I agree that mathews is a better matchup and should see more yards than hillis who has a rough week. I’d go mathews and Benson.

      -andrew

  7. monnone

    HI,
    I need you opinion… Should I start Spiller or Torain in a league that give points for the return, and should I start Santanio Holmes or Lance Moore in a PPR league?

    Thank You

  8. Rob

    Guys, here’s a question I didn’t expect to be asking in 2010. For Week 5, should I start Mark Sanchez in place of Matt Schaub? I’m concerned about the Texan’s banged-up receiver corps this week. What do you think?

    • this week i have told some that they should bench schaub. but i dont think its a good idea with sanchez. schaub is a few injuries, and is going against a decent defense, but sanchez is not as talented, and is also playing a tough DEF. i say go with the one who is more trustworthy on a week to week basis, and stay with schaub.

      -andrew

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