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Fantasy Football: Play \ Bench

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Each week in this space I will review players who are ranked outside the top 10 for Qb’s and Te’s and top 20 for Wr’s in the weekly ESPN rankings on who I think will flourish and who will disappoint this upcoming week.  I do not review those ranked higher since they are probably highly drafted and unable to be benched.  Last week was a good week, I went 6-2 in the Play them and 6-3 in the Bench them.  We have our 2nd bye week with the Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and Washington being off.  Let’s get to this week;

Play Them;

Terelle Pryor (12) –  He is back and healthy and should be able to put up a solid day versus the average San Diego defense.

Eli Manning (14)- If you still have him here is his make ro break week in getting the awful Eagles defense.

Davis Wilson (21) – With the release of Scott and the Eagles defense plus him getting more and more carries this should be his 2013 breakout.

Ryan Mathews (25) – I do not love him but the Raiders are not great and he idi total up 100 yards last week.

James Jones (20)- The Lions pass defense has a ton of holes and with the Packers off the bye week, they should explode at home.

Steve Smith (22) – As good as the Cardinals are against the run is as bad as they are versus the pass.

Kenbrell Thompkins (25) – He is now the favorite deep threat in New England, and should continue to get better and better.

Coby Fleener (13) – Andrew Luck in his limited throws continues to force the ball to his college teammate.

Bench Them

Andrew Luck (11) –  He has not had back to back weeks with 2 TD’s throwing since early last year and think he struggles with the Seahawks defense.

Sam Bradford (16) – Fisher is promising a run heavy game plan and limiting Sam’s decisions and pass attempts, stay far away.

Steven Ridley (22) – He is in a 3 way job share plus missed all practices this week.

Rashad Jennings (24) – Even if McFadden does not play, he has shown nothing last year when given the job, do not take that chance.

Cecil Shorts (24) – I would usually say start all players versus the Rams but he was banged up all week and not sure how the targets will fall with Blackmon back.

Mike Wallace (26) – With only 1 good week out of four, who knows when he will play well again, let it be someone’s else issue.

Steve Johnson (30) – He will get matched up against Joe Haden which is bad news for the best receivers in the game.

Brent Celek (16) – Vick very rarely looks to him, bigger chance of him busting than a boom.

Thanks for reading and please free to ask any questions on Twitter.

Mike

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.