Friday, December 9, 2011

Fantasy Sit/Start-Texans @ Bengals

I see this game as a potential defensive struggle, so temper your expectations on both sides of the football.  Arian Foster is a must-start every week, but he might struggle against a solid Bengals rush defense.  Still, Mendenhall was able to sneak away with a few scores last week, which is good news for Foster owners.  I wouldn't risk starting Tate, as I see Foster getting 25 carries in this game, which doesn't leave much room for Tate to be effective.  I wouldn't touch TJ Yates in this one, despite a solid outing last week.  Andre Johnson is out this week, so he is without his safety blanket, and the rest of the Texans receivers don't seem to benefit from Andre's absence.  I think AJ Green is a must-start every week.  He's proven himself enough, but I'd steer clear of Andy Dalton, unless you have no better options.  He will be a top-15 fantasy QB, but he won't break the top-10.  Both defenses are startable, but I think both teams will play a solid, nearly mistake-free game, since they have a lot riding on these next few games.  Benson and Gresham are also both startable, but I would look for alternatives.  I can't see Benson getting much going in this one, but he could steal a touchdown. Should be a great game.

Sit:  Dalton, Tate, Jerome Simpson, TJ Yates, Andre Johnson, Jacoby Jones

Start In Deeper Leagues: Benson

Start: Foster, AJ Green

If You're Desperate:  Owen Daniels hasn't had over 50 yards in a month, but he was second on the team in targets last week to Andre Johnson, who is out this week.  Gresham is still the better play, but if you need to pick someone up off waivers, Daniels is not a bad option.


  1. Thanks Professor for telling the teams in the playoffs to sit TJ Yates, Andre Johnson (Who isn't playing), a bunch of garbage bengals, and some texans without a QB.

    Also, people should be starting AJ Green and Arian pure genius

  2. Anyone who reads this will definitely win their playoff matchup with this advice