The 2008 NFL Bye weeks are behind fantasy owners as the stretch run to the playoffs begins.
No more waiver wire spot starters for studs on bye … now it is crunch time for the studs on every owner’s roster.
Here are some guys to think about this weekend:
- Kurt Warner @ Bengals: I have seen Warner on a number of other blog’s “start” list. I guess we all see the same thing: A terrible Bengals’ secondary.
- Matt Schaub v. Saints: The Saints have been giving up big plays (again) through the air. Yes, the Saints D has not given up a 100-yard rusher since week 1, but why run the ball when they give up so much to the air attack?
- Chester Taylor v. Raiders: Taylor now regains the starting runningback job in Minnesota, and just in time for a great matchup. The best part about him is he could be available on your league’s waiver wire.
- Earnest Graham @ Falcons: Graham is in for another big day as the main ball-carrier in Tampa. The Bucs likely will rely on him to eat yards and kill clock.
- Larry Fitzgerald @ Bengals: See Kurt Warner.
- Andre Johnson v. Saints: See Matt Schaub.
- Phillip Rivers @ Jaguars: Rivers is … well … not that good. If the Chargers would give the games to LaDainian Tomlinson, Rivers might look better as a quarterback.
- Jason Campbell @ Cowboys: Campbell looks good one week and not so good the next. He looked great last week, so I expect a not-so-great performance this weekend.
- Travis Henry v. Titans: Henry meets with the commish today (Friday), but the details of their meeting will not be known until next week. He still is bothered by a knee injury, which he revealed is a partially torn PCL, so he may not even suit up again this week.
- Kevin Jones v. Giants: Jones might be a little banged up, and that might not be a good thing against a pretty good Giants D. Both of these teams might score a lot of points, but I expect most of it to come through the air.
- Steve Smith @ Packers: Smith has fallen from grace because of inconsistent quarterback play in Carolina. Couple that with this weekend’s matchup against the Packers’ secondary, and Smith looks like a bad start.
- Laveranues Coles v. Steelers: The Steelers D should feast on Kellen Clemens and Co. this weekend.
Note: I will be in and out of the office today, so I will get to as many reader questions as possible today. As always, good luck this weekend! ~TH~