Dec 14, 2008
Matt Schaub vs. Tennessee – Some of you have him on your roster just as a backup or for insurance purposes, but no QB has better passing options than Schaub has to work with. While this matchup is tough, the Texans have enough talent to spread out the Titan secondary.
Dominic Rhodes vs. Detroit – Even if Joseph Addai plays, Rhodes should do well against the NFL’s worst run D. Rhodes won’t get many better matchups than this one.
Maurice Morris at St. Louis – I’ve been asked about him all week and what I can tell you is the matchup is clearly good. However, their rotation isn’t set so it’s hard to totally back him. However, Morris should do well enough this week against the poor Ram run defense for you to start him as your flex player.
Jonathan Stewart vs. Denver – His play has been up and down this season, but the way you beat Denver is by pounding them in the running game. So Stewart should get his share of carries in this matchup.
Sammy Morris at Oakland – While New England is a passing team, they’ll still find success on the ground and Morris will be good enough to start as your #3 RB.
Santana Moss – He’s a reach because he’s not somone you would be starting every week based on the struggles of their offense for several weeks. However, he’ll be facing an injured Bengal secondary so Moss could make a big play or two in this game.
Justin Gage at Houston – The Texans will give up big plays against WRs from time to time so Gage should be able to make some. Nice low-end reach player here.
Bernard Berrian at Arizona – Tarvaris Jackson isn’t a very good QB and he has poor mechanics, but what he does have is a very strong arm. And the the way you score against the Cardinals is by throwing it deep. So Berrian has nice value this week as your #3 WR.
Kevin Curtis vs. Cleveland – He had some really good practices late in the week and the Brown secondary is average at best. Look for Curtis to be good enough to start at your #3 WR this week.
John Carlson at St. Louis – I’m not even sure if he’s a reach player at this point. But the Rams have been covering the TEs well of late. However, look at the TEs they’ve faced recently. Carlson is no worse than their second passing option so he should do well this week.
Bo Scaife at Houston – We don’t have him ranked high this week, but Scaife should be able to make enough plays against the shaky Texan secondary for you to start him.
Indianapolis vs. Detroit – They should be solid even if SS Bob Sanders can’t play against a weak offense like this one.
Washington at Cincinnati - They’ve been bad all season as a fantasy defense, but they’ll face a turnover and sack prone Bengal offense. This is clearly a low-end reach here, but they’re worth a shot if you’re desperate.