The World Series, College Football, the NFL, the NHL and the NBA … professional sports are heating up right now.
So, too, are fantasy football seasons as we move toward the stretch run to the playoffs. Time for start/sit week 8:
- Derek Anderson @ St. Louis: Anderson has been one of the better surprises of the 2007 season, and draws a favorable matchup this weekend against the Rams. It should be a good week for all Browns’ players coming off the bye.
- Ben Roethlisberger @ Cincinnati: Big Ben showed last weekend he can get the job done through the air, and this game has shootout written all over it.
- Earnest Graham v. Jacksonville: The Jags have a decent run defense, but Graham is starting to show some versatility and could see his workload upped this weekend.
- LenDale White v. Oakland: White is getting his opportunity to be “the man” with Chris Brown hobbled, and he should succeed in that role against the Raiders.
- Santonio Holmes/Hines Ward @ Cincinnati: Both guys should find open space in the Bengals’ secondary, and both should make plenty of big plays.
- Lavernanues Coles v. Buffalo: Coles is Chad Pennington’s go-to guy. With Pennington’s job on the line, guess who is going to get the ball.
- Jon Kitna @ Chicago: Yes, Kitna has been pretty good this year, but a little inconsistent. Going into Chicago is no easy task for any NFL quarterback.
- Daunte Culpepper @ Tennessee: Culpepper is nearing the end of his tenure as Oakland’s signal-caller. Expect a few turnovers and some sloppy play.
- Jesse Chatman v. New York Giants: Temper your expections for Chatman as the feature back in Miami. The Giants D is playing at a very high level right now, and the game should get away from Miami quickly, which means more Cleo Lemon passing and less Chatman running.
- Laurence Maroney v. Washington: Until Maroney gets a chance to run the ball for the Pats he needs to stay on the bench. At some point this season, though, the Pats are going to need to establish a running game. Maroney owners hope it is sooner rather than later.
- Donald Driver @ Denver: The Broncos are one of the best passing defenses in the league. Brett Favre will spread the ball around in this game, and Driver could be limited.
- Marvin Harrison @ Carolina: Until Harrison gets back on track with Manning, it might be time to consider benching the aging stud. But only if you have the depth, otherwise he is a must-start.