NFL Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 2
His shoulder got more rest, but it’s best to stash Finley until he proves healthy and productive. He might be available on waivers, so pick him up and start him if your other tight end is marginal anyway. Lions — Joique Bell, Kevin Smith, Tony Scheffler, Lions D/ST: Green Bay’s run defense is better than its numbers, and Bell and Smith don’t get enough carries to be viable anyway. The defense should be avoided because when the Packers are going as well as they have been, they don’t allow sacks or turnovers and the put up mind-numbing yards and points. Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Start: Jaguars — None: Bueller? Bueller? Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has been ruled out for Week 11 and the Jags look like they should be ruled out of the NFL right now. The only possible consideration is Cecil Shorts because he has been going well and there might be some garbage time for him. That would require starting him with a shaky quarterback and against a defense that is seventh versus wide receivers, though. Texans — Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels, Shayne Graham, Texans D/ST: Against the Jaguars’ defense, all of these guys are great options. Even Daniels is healthy enough to practice, and therefore, play, this week.
But Blake Baratz didnt stop there. He also threw a backhanded verbal jab at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Baratz took to Twitter last Friday to call out Cutler for his leadership ability and went on to… 49ers Frustrate, Drop Lions, 27-19 Via det.scout.com | September 17, 2012 The San Francisco 49ers stymied 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, then record-setting Matthew Stafford in Week 2. Via Football Nation | September 18, 2012 Chicago Bears 10, Green Bay Packers 23This game didnt really go as planned for anyone here, including Aaron Rodgers (213 total yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). Rodgers ended up with barely over 200 total yards and one touchdown against one interception, for a very pedestrian total. That makes two weeks where Rodgers numbers have been very low considering where he was taken in… Via thepigskinreport.com | September 17, 2012 Should fantasy owners be concerned about the poor play of Aaron Rodgers? Aaron Rodgers QB, Green Bay Packers The guy who I told everyone to take with the No.1 pick in the offseason isnt even performing like a 1st round pick after 2 games. Through 2 games Aaron Rodgers has looked like an average QB , throwing 3 TDs to 2 INTs. While some of his struggles can be attributed… Via thepigskinreport.com | September 19, 2012 Jermichael Finley has always spoken his mind.
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Bills: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills D/ST Fitzpatrick was terrible until garbage-time salvaged his Week 1 fantasy total. Don’t expect the Bills to be chasing and pushing the tempo in this one, even if they do fall behind. Fitzpatrick just isn’t a top-20 fantasy quarterback. On the other side of the ball we got a dreadful performance in Week 1 from a defense many expected to be great. The Chiefs have better weapons, and the Bills need to prove something before you consider them in fantasy again. Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins Start: Raiders: Carson Palmer, Darren McFadden, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders D/ST The Dolphins look like the team to take advantage of in fantasy, particularly if you like to stream your D/ST based on the matchup. The Dolphins didn’t do much defensively to Clay Matthews Nike Jersey make anyone worry about starting any of the Raiders’ top offensive weapons, either. Palmer, particularly, will be better the more work he gets with his wideouts and the more teams try to stack the box against McFadden. Dolphins: Reggie Bush He is absolutely the only thing the Dolphins have going for them right now. Even if the Raiders stuff the run, Bush figures to be the leading receiver. He is more of a flex option, but starting him as a second running back in a PPR league still will make sense in most weeks.
Bears know what they are up against
He threw for one touchdown and was intercepted once. “The games we have had against Aaron Rodgers a lot of those games he has had some of his lower passer ratings,” Briggs said. “We’ve been in the games; we just didn’t finish. We’ve squandered opportunities. Turnovers not getting enough turnovers. There are a lot of reasons why over the years why we haven’t (beat them).” While Jay Cutler relies heavily on receiver Brandon Marshall, Rodgers spreads the ball around to Randall Cobb, James Jones, Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley and Jordy Nelson. In Thursday’s Packers practice, Nelson (hamstring) did not participate. “I think they are all similar,” Briggs said. “If it’s Nelson, then Nelson is going to make plays.