View Full Version : Who to start?

09-21-2005, 04:42 PM
I got two problems,

First - Big Ben or Tom Brady 1 point for 25 yds, 6 touchdown, and -2 for INT.

Second - I can start two RB's. Willie Parker, Shaun Alexander, Brian Westbrook, and Warreck Dunn. 1 point for 10 yds and the usual after that.. No points for carries..

It's hard for me to separate being biased and looking at Fantasy Points...

Thanks in Advanced,,

09-21-2005, 04:56 PM
I guess I would have to gamble on Ben as though he will throw for less the receivers are more likely to go for longer runs, Brady is a little riskier so far as Interceptions go.

The RB choice is tougher, I would certainly play Alexander, then I would take a chance on Willie over Westbrook as he is certainly having a breakout year and being confirmed No' 1 can only give him more confidence.

I would say if you are up against me then please play Dunn and Westbrook :rolleyes:

09-22-2005, 11:48 AM
Parker and Alexander without a doubt. Parker will get tons of carries against the Pats and their run defense is questionable. Alexander is top 5 caliber and should start every week regardless of competition.

As for Ben, that's trickier, but not much. Look at the 2 scenario's last year. He didn't put up huge numbers in game one (couple hundred passing and 2 TD's), but he was nearly flawless, and those are solid #'s. Brady was only a bit better, just under 300, 2 TD's, 2 INT's, and they passed a lot because they were down early. In game 2, their TD/INT #'s flipped, but Ben DID NOT pass more because they were playing from behind, and we all know he was worn out at that point. So, in 2 games:

Brady 39/85 473 4 TD's, 4 INT's
Ben 32/48 422 4 TD's, 5 INT's

Brady will pass more is probably all you can tell from these #'s. I think you know what do, though...

09-22-2005, 02:49 PM
I mnow for sure that I will bench Brady this week. He is going to get his ass kicked!

09-22-2005, 04:55 PM
I benched him as well this week, brady, so we'll see. Damn I wish I had ben.. but I do have the STEELERS defense in 3 of my leagues :grin:

09-22-2005, 05:03 PM
Man, you guys need to step it up and play in an IDP league. THAT makes things really interesting. Of course, defensive players don't account for as many points, but a great game here and there by a Safety or CB can make all the difference. It makes research for drafting harder, but I only play in 2 leagues now because of it.