Keep them on the Bench
Beanie Wells – Wells hasn’t been able to practice during the week, and even though Ken Whisenhunt has said he might play him you should keep him on your bench. One thing Whisenhunt made clear is that there are other backs that can back up Tim Hightower, leading most to believe that even if Wells does play his numbers won’t be worth it.
Michael Bush – It’s probably better if Oakland doesn’t play Bush and lets his hand heal for next week at St. Louis. If you have Bush I wouldn’t worry just yet about him. He will be back earlier than predicted and there is no way McFadden will hold on to the job. However, they are giving him a questionable tag, but in all likelihood Bush won’t play in the opener.
Run’em if you got’em
Jermichael Finley – Finley looks to be the best receiving option on the Packers. It’s a great match up and Finley is the big body Aaron Rodgers will be looking to. Mike McCarthy has a lot of faith in him too, so look for him to showcase Finley the way they wanted to last season.
Ryan Mathews – Look for a coming out party for Mathews on Monday night. He runs power, but also has speed and the Chargers want to show that they have balance on the team. Mathews showed that he can catch the ball during training camp so they will likely bring Sproles, but it will be less than some thought with Mathews showing his ability to catch. Run him if you got him.
Hit or Miss
Derek Anderson – If you took a gamble with him or snatched him off of waivers look for Anderson against a bad St. Louis defense. This will be a great game to see if he can develop some confidence and rapport with the starting squad. He’s a gamble to start since the last time he was on the field it wasn’t a pretty sight. But he’s with a much stronger and more consistent squad in Arizona. It’s a chance to run him, but this week could pay off big.
Mike Williams – Williams is another big body on a team that’s been lacking in that department. Pete Carroll liked him enough to let go of T.J. Houshmandzadeh and put him in a starting role. He’ll have a tough test against a good physical defense in San Francisco, but if shows a spark he could be an every week starter for your team. If your bold start him, but remember it’s been awhile since he’s played a regular season game and he will likely receiver a lot of attention from the San Fran defense.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.