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Week 10: Sit

* I want to apologize. I started writing this post earlier (as you can tell by the inclusion of some Browns and Broncos — right and wrong), but was not able to finish it… Unfortunately, some “work-related-obligations” occupied most of my day.

Here is a list of guys who have bad matchups, who I recommend sitting this week, unless your alternatives are worse.

QB Matt Cassel (NE): Buffalo is solid on defense, and I think they will be good enough to contain Cassel.

QB Kerry Collins (TEN): He is a good game-manager in the NFL, but not relevant for fantasy purposes.

QB Daunte Culpepper (DET): It is not even clear whether he will be the starter, and even if he is, he is not worth a start. Way too risky.

QB Gus Frerotte (MIN): The Packers have a pretty solid pass defense and should contain Frerotte. Also, I suspect the Vikings will rely heavily on RB Adrian Peterson against Green Bay’s weak run defense.

QB Shaun Hill (SF): The Cardinals are pretty solid on defense, and I do not think Hill is all that great. I would not want him in my lineup this week.

QB Peyton Manning (IND): The Steelers have the best defense in the NFL, and will likely give Manning some problems. Although you should only sit him if you have another option, I think he will have a rough week.

QB Kyle Orton (CHI): Orton (ankle) is likely out this week, although he claims he might be able to play. Even if he can go, he will not be 100% and will be up against a very good Titans defense.

QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): It is unclear whether Big Ben will play this week. Although he has a pretty good matchup against the Colts if he does, I would recommend going with another option. He has not been playing very well lately and is banged up.

QB Sage Rosenfels (HOU): Rosenfels will start this week in place of injured QB Matt Schaub, but he is not worth a start unless you are desperate. Although Rosenfels will probably throw a TD or two, he will also turn the ball over a few times against a very good Baltimore defense.

QB Jamarcus Russell (OAK): He had 31 yards passing last week. Ugly.

QB Brady Quinn (CLE): I cannot recommend starting the Golden Boy in his first NFL game. But he does play a very weak Denver defense, so if you are desperate, he is a super-sleeper this week.

RB Joseph Addai (IND): I think Addai is still recovering from his hamstring injury, and he faces a very tough Steelers defense that held Portis in check last week. Bench him.

RB Justin Fargas (OAK): Carolina is tough. And the Raiders are just plain bad right now.

RB Edgerrin James (ARI): He has been replaced in the lineup by RB Tim Hightower.

RB Larry Johnson (KC): He is suspended for week 10.

RB Rudi Johnson (DET): He is worthless.

RB Julius Jones (SEA), RB Maurice Morris (SEA): Seattle is not good. And Miami has a very solid run defnese. Stay away.

RB Willis McGahee (BAL): If he was healthy (and if I was not worried about RB Ray Rice), he would be worth a start against Houston. But I cannot recommend him given those issues.

RB Willie Parker (PIT): Parker is still not 100% and may sit out this week. Avoid him until you know he is healthy.

RB Kevin Smith (DET): Although I think he is a better option than Johnson, I do not expect a big game out of him against Jacksonville. There are too many issues in Detroit right now and they are just not a good team.

RB Fred Taylor (JAX): He plays against Detroit, but he has been very ineffective lately and was limited in practice this week.

RB Michael Turner (ATL): He will probably score between 5-10 points, so if you are happy with that, then start him. But I think he will struggle against an average New Orleans defense.

RB LenDale White (TEN): He might score a TD, but I do not like guys like White, who are feast-or-famine. Outside of one big run last week, he did not do much on the ground. And the Bears run defense is not as soft as Green Bay’s.

RB Selvin Young (DEN): He is still recovering from a groin injury, and RB Ryan Torain should get most fo the carries. Stay away from Young.

WR Anthony Gonzalez (IND), WR Marvin Harrison (IND): I would sit any Indy WR not named WR Reggie Wayne this week. Pittsburgh is just too good on defense.

WR Santonio Holmes (PIT): Indy has a pretty good pass defnse, and it is still unclear whether QB Ben Roethlisberger will be ready this week. Even though he is coming off a good game last week, I would bench him this week.

WR Reggie Brown (PHI): He has been a disappointment. And is now not a major target with WR Kevin Curtis and WR DeSean Jackson on the field.

WR Brandon Lloyd (CHI): Lloyd is back at practice this week and allegedly will play this weekend, but do not expect much out of him, particularly given the QB sitaution in Chicago.

TE Tony Scheffler (DEN): He is still struggling with a groin injury, and is expected to be a game-time decision. And he has not played all that well lately. I would sit him unless you are desperate.

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