Fantasy Football: Good start, Bad start

September 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm 2 comments

I’m going to list players owned by most teams who should be started and players who might better serve you on the bench.  Fantasy owners always tend to overreact after week one when it is not warranted.  Maybe one of your picks had a tough matchup and it going to rebound this week (see: Sims-Walker vs. Champ Bailey week one).  Below are my recommendations, they are based primarily on the matchup with the opposing team. In addition, I already posted an article today for deeper sleepers you could use in week two.

Good Starts

QB: Phillips Rivers, Vick, Campbell

RB: Gore, Steven Jackson, Rashard Mendenhall, LeSean McCoy, Williams & Stewart, Charles, Adrian Peterson, Brandon Jackson

WR: DeSean Jackson, Steve Beaston, Floyd & Naanee, Larry, Steve Smith [car]

TE: Visanthe Shiancoe, Zach Miller

Bad Starts

QB: Vince Young, Cutler

RB: Spiller, Benson, Ricky W.

WR: Lee Evans, Crabtree, Mike Williams

TE: J. Finley

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  • 1. peoplespigskin  |  September 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Sorry, but I’m not sure I get the Jason Campbell pick as a “good start.” He got sacked four times and threw a pick last week, and most of Oakland’s offensive bursts came from the legs of Darren McFadden. Meanwhile, St. Louis, as bad as they are, got Arizona to fumble four times and lost only because they forgot to cover Fitzgerald on that last-minute touchdown. I’m not saying the Rams are Super Bowl bound or anything, but I don’t think this is going to be easy for Campbell.


    • 2. whOaLECKNA  |  September 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      I like Campbell as a good start compared to other options on the waiver wire for several reasons. First, Oakland is a totally different animal at home than they are on the road. Their poor run defense and a hungry Tennessee team spelled doom from the start last week. Second, St. Louis did play well last week but the Cardinals are down this year. Rams still have a below average secondary, they were in the top 8 of points allowed to fantasy football quarterbacks last year. The Rams are sure to improve on their one win from last year as Sam Bradford is great player and the young offensive line has shown promise. I especially like Zach Miller in this matchup, Campbell will be buoyed if Michael Bush can play. McFadden did do damage last week and he’s best used as a receiver. Bradford might not be a bad start either as the Raiders play primarily man to man coverage which could expedite Sam’s decision making.

      Overall though I suppose the article can be misleading since I don’t consider Campbell one of the best starters. Instead I believe he could be used if your quarterback is facing a tough matchup. Nevertheless the absences of Robert Gallery and Michael Bush as well as the usual absence of Schilenz could hurt him although one can’t expect a lot of yards. Optimistic prediction: 17-26 210 yards 2 TDs 0 INTs.


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