As you move forward into your playoff adventure, there are obviously vital decisions you have to make to put your team in the best position to win. Most of the time, it’s decided which player from each team you’re going to start, but sometimes it’s deciding which players from the same team are the right choice.
Tashard Choice vs Felix Jones: With Marion Barber shook up, Jones and Choice will now be getting equal playing time. Choice had 19 rushes last week for 100 yards while Jones had 22 carries for 83 yards. Choice has the home run ability and is a diamond in the rough for fantasy owners next year but it looks like the Cowboys are still going to try to get the ball to Jones a bit more to see if he can be the main back next year. Jones also will be more of an asset for PPR leagues, having 40 receptions so far this year. Choice is still an adequate play if Jones is taken.
Verdict: FELIX JONES
Shonn Greene vs LaDainian Tomlinson: As of recently, I wouldn’t say it’d be wise to start either one of these guys. Neither one of them has scored a touchdown in their last four games, nor rushed for over 75 yards on the ground in over a month. LT started the year off strong and looked like the LT of old with something to prove. But the 31-year-old’s legs are beginning to look tired and with LT’s carries being cut down every week, fantasy logic would say that Greene’s stock would increase. False. The second year back is still only averaging 16.5 carries in his last 4 games and only really sees solid game time when the Jets are either ahead by, or down by, 20 or more points. This colossal fantasy bust shouldn’t be anywhere near your team.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs Danny Woodhead: This is interesting because the two backs are used in completely different ways. This decision is only close if you are in a PPR league, however. Woodhead is a great story and in most leagues, you can slot him in as a WR as well so you could potentially play both of them (best case scenario). But Woodhead is never going to have over 10 carries in a game, which makes owners rely heavily on his receiving capabilities. Woodhead went over 100 yards receiving last week and has the obvious speed and mobility to break the big one. However, BJGE in his last four games has averaged over 17 carries, which is a lot considering the team he plays for. BJGE also has scored 5 times in his last three games (11 so far this year) and is the obvious back in first and second down scenarios as well as goal line situations.
Verdict: BENJARVUS GREEN-ELLIS
About the Author
Written by John Buffone
John was born in Rural Valley, Pennsylvania. He attended Clarion University and received a degree in Mass Media Arts and Journalism. He currently hosts "The Sports Zone with John Buffone" on AM 1380 WTYM in Kittanning, PA. John is also a sports columnist for the Kittanning Paper and a contributor to Examiner.com, and CatholicSportsJournal.com.