Dec 16, 2008
15 reaches here for championship week.
Dan Orlovsky vs. New Orleans – He actually looked good last week and he faces a real weak Saint secondary. The problem is that he has no help at WR other than Calvin Johnson so the upside here is the issue. But it could be a high-scoring game so there’s a chance here for Orlovsky to do something of note.
Matt Schaub at Oakland – If the weather holds up, Schaub could keep it going against a Raider secondary which has struggled the last two weeks. And Oakland’s safeties have struggled as has CB Chris Johnson.
DeShaun Foster at St. Louis – IF Frank Gore is out again, look for Foster to get a lot of touches in this game and he could be a very solid #3 RB against a weak Ram defense.Cedric Benson at Cleveland - It sounds crazy to back this guy, but he did well last week and and has a nice matchup this week at the Browns. Not a bad low-end reach starter this week.
Leon Washington at Seattle – I know they still don’t use him enough, but Washington could make a big play or two against a weak Seahawk defense. Not a bad flex option here.
Sammy Morris vs. Arizona – The Pats should be able to move the ball at will against this team, especially in the air. So that will set up Morris and the running game pretty well here. You don’t get many good matchups like these against a defense that can’t stop anyone.
Kevin Faulk vs. Arizona – ARI doesn’t cover RBs well in the passing game for whatever reason and RBs in generally have been doing well against them of late. Faulk should get a decent enough touches in this game for you to start him as your #3 RB.
Cedric Benson at Cleveland – Hey, these are reaches and he’s clearly one. But they should be able to hang in this game which means he should get a decent amount of touches. Not a bad flex option here.
Lance Moore at Detroit – Many subscribers have jumped off his bandwagon lately, but with Reggie Bush gone, Moore should see more pass targets. This could actually be a high-scoring game and while the Lion secondary hasn’t given up much production of late, they haven’t been challenged much either. They will this week so Moore should be a solid #3 WR if you need him.
Torry Holt vs. San Francisco – Sure he’s been falling off a cliff this season, but he was more active last week and he faces a less than average SF secondary although they’re improving. Nice low-end starter here.
Isaac Bruce at St. Louis – He comes home so to speak and he’ll face a suspect Ram secondary. Not a bad #3 WR this week.
Davone Bess at Kansas City – The KC secondary is young and is struggling so Bess should have plenty of possession catches in this game.
Steve Breaston at New England – New England’s CBs are average at best and there should be a lot of throwing in this game if the weather holds up. Not a bad low-end starter here especially Anquan Boldin can’t play.
Reggie Brown at Washington – Philadelphia is a passing team and it looks like Brown will fill in for injured WR Kevin Curtis. Brown has a good history against the Redskins so he has a shot to be a decent low-end starter/flex player if you’re desperate.
John Carlson vs. NY Jets – Have to keep it going here with him against the NYJ D which doesn’t cover the TEs well. Again, he’s basically their top passing option.
Dallas vs. Baltimore - Baltimore won’t be able to run the ball and their WRs are average and their OL is banged up. The Cowboy D should gets some sacks and should hold the Ravens to a low score.