Posted: November 3, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in Uncategorized
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This is my first of what I hope to be many contributions to Sports Time Radio. Let’s start with an explanation of what Start’em/ Sit’em is.

In this segment I hope to point out favorable and unfavorable matchups and how they will impact players. Now you don’t need me to tell you to start Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson or any other elite player but I may tell you they don’t have a favorable match up and look for that player’s production to take a hit.

My goal is to help you find those other players that will give you good production this week

Let’s start with quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Matt Schaub gets the Buffalo Bills and their 31st ranked defense. They Bill’s can’t stop the pass or rush. I expect this to get out of hand quick. Expect the Texans to run and run some more, but Schaub will toss a couple of TD passes, but his passing yards will not be huge.
  • Cam Newton looked better against an opportunist Chicago defense last week. Late mistake cost him, but expect big things from him against the worst pass defense in the NFL.
  • Matthew Stafford and the Lions are better than their 3-4 record indicates. No better way to right the ship then facing a poorest Jacksonville Defense. Stafford and company get things on track and have big numbers passing this week.
  • Michael Vick and the Eagles bad offensive line with have an easy time against a bad Saints Defense. I expect Vick to throw 2 TDs and run for 1 more this week. If you have him start him this week.

Quarterback Sit’em

  • John Skelton offensive line is bad, the Cardinals have no running game and Clay Matthews is very good. Skelton has an impossible task this week.
  • Andy Dalton faces a Denver defense that only gave up 14 points against Drew Brees and the Saints. The Bengals are not in the same class as the Saints offense.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bill’s only shot to win is if their number 3 ranked rushing attack can win the time of possession battle and keep the Texans offense off the field. The Texans pass defense only allows 200 yds a game thru the air.
  • Christian Ponder leads the 27th ranked passing offense against a physical Settle defense.

Running Back Start’em

  • Alfred Morris is a work horse. He averages 19 carries a game and has three 100 yd games this year. I wish he found the end zone more often, but expect 20 carries 100 yds and 1 TD this week.
  • Reggie Bush will see a lot of touches this week despite the return of Daniel Thomas . The colt’s defense is tough against the pass. Look for 16-18 carries for 90 yds and a TD
  • Doug Martin gets a Raiders defense that can be run on. The Bucs have been getting better every week since their bye. Expect the trend to continue as he gets 20 carriers for 105 yds and a TD.

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Chris Johnson Faces a Bears defense that gives up only 78 yds per game, a long run of 28 yds and 1 rushing TD this season. Look elsewhere this week.
  • Vick Ballard has been everyone’s sleeper pick the last couple of weeks. He really has not lived up to the hype. He faces a tough Dolphins run defense and I don’t see him starting this week.
  • C.J Spiller is part of the number 3 rushing attack, but this game gets out of hand early and the Bill’s are forced to abandon the running attack. Don’t expect him to be a factor this week.
  • Darren McFadden has been inconsistent at best. He has not put up good numbers in back to back games yet this year. The Bucs can stop the run and will. Don’t expect him to him a good game this week.

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Reggie Wayne has been targeted an average of 13 times a game. Look for him to continue that against this Miami defense. I see 8 receptions for 115 yds this week.
  • Steve Smith(Car) after Newton is the weapon in Carolina. He gets targeted on average 9 times a game. Look for this number to be higher against a bad Redskins pass defense. He will have his best game of the year. 10 receptions, 130 yds and 2 tds.
  • Demaryius Thomas is official a must start. If you own him start him! He is Manning’s favorite target and I feel the best Wide receiver for fantasy the rest of the year.
  • Denarius Moore has been quietly having a good year in Oakland and has evolved into Carson Palmer’s top target. He should have success this week against the Bucs.

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals are in a down ward spiral. The wheels have fallen off and this week the Packers will take advantage of this. He has another quite game.
  • Stevie Johnson, see Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Brian Hartline has had 2 monster games this season, but 2 games don’t make a season. The Colt’s Pass Defense is good and Brian Hartline will not be.
  • Hakeem Nicks returned from injury and it was uneventful at best. Victor Cruz is the man in NY and the Steelers defense is number 1 against the pass. This week will be the same as last week.

Tight End Start’em

  • Owen Daniels
  • Jason Witten
  • Brandon Pettigrew

Tight End Sit’em

  • Kyle Rudolph
  • Greg Olsen
  • Scott Chandler

Let me know how you like this and if you agree. You can always get me @mrfanofsports or email the show at


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