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  • MillerTime: [link]
    Yesterday at 09:15:30 PM
  • MillerTime: 9, you may want to read it.
    Yesterday at 09:16:03 PM
  • h4cheng: Verduccis article is interesting but I don't think it's a fair comparison
    Yesterday at 09:18:30 PM
  • h4cheng: Not many Latin pitchers are starters
    Yesterday at 09:18:44 PM
  • 9inches: More people need to sign Pitchers like RA Dickey... no UCL.
    Yesterday at 09:19:23 PM
  • MillerTime: Howe agreed.  I think every high school SP should read, 88-90mph is acceptable.
    Yesterday at 09:20:59 PM
  • h4cheng: Most are rp or positional players
    Yesterday at 09:21:15 PM
  • 9inches: MT, saw that Cahill was missing up in teh zone a bit.
    Yesterday at 09:21:17 PM
  • MillerTime: Typically cause secondary pitches are under development.  I thought all Latin players played SS.
    Yesterday at 09:22:09 PM
  • MillerTime: At his velocity, recipe for disaster
    Yesterday at 09:22:53 PM
  • MillerTime: Especially in ARZ
    Yesterday at 09:23:04 PM
  • h4cheng: Also it doesn't explain why guys like beachy needs rj
    Yesterday at 09:23:11 PM
  • h4cheng: Tj
    Yesterday at 09:23:14 PM
  • h4cheng: Beachy if I remember correctly did not even come through as a pither
    Yesterday at 09:23:35 PM
  • 9inches: yup.
    Yesterday at 09:23:48 PM
  • 9inches: I would tend to agree with the idea that the search for Velo must have something to do with it. I also question whether today's increased focus on weightlifting makes a significant difference.
    Yesterday at 09:25:53 PM
  • h4cheng: Velocity is definitely a factor but it's hard to say if it's the overriding one
    Yesterday at 09:26:47 PM
  • 9inches: got cheap prices on these fellas. LMK if you wanna stab at one or more before they hit the open market. Some will surely get dropped, others not. If you want 'em before you have to bid on them, lmk.
    Yesterday at 09:27:00 PM
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DNP                                                           [X]     Francisco Martinez    AA    3B    27    1    3    0    0    0    0    2    6    0    0    11    1    0.111    0.172    0.111    0.283 [X]     Harold Martinez    A+    3B    52    3    11    3    0    0    3    1    14    0    0    23    1    0.212    0.222    0.269    0.491 [X]     Wilton Martinez - DNP                                                           [X]     Kent Matthes    AAA    RF    50    8    11    1    1    0    7    3    21    1    0    30    0    0.220    0.278    0.280    0.558 [X]     Wilson Betemit    AAA    DH    46    7    10    1    0    3    9    10    18    0    0    25    0    0.217    0.351    0.435    0.786 [X]     Ernesto Mejia    AAA    1B    53    9    19    2    0    6    15    5    15    0    0    21    1    0.358    0.433    0.736    1.169 [X]     Todd Cunningham    AAA    CF    54    6    13    3    0    0    5    4    8    2    2    24    0    0.241    0.305    0.296    0.601 [X]     Jake Elmore - DNP                                                           [X]     Yeison Asencio    AA    RF    40    1    5    1    0    0    2    1    10    0    0    13    1    0.125    0.146    0.150    0.296 [X]     Jett Bandy    AA    C    28    5    6    2    0    1    5    4    8    0    0    12    0    0.214    0.333    0.393    0.726 [X]     Jason Bourgeois    AAA    RF    47    7    12    3    0    1    4    2    3    1    0    17    1    0.255    0.286    0.383    0.669 [X]     Keon Broxton    AA    LF    23    2    3    0    0    0    1    4    9    1    1    12    0    0.130    0.259    0.130    0.389 [X]     Alex Buchholz    AAA    3B    30    7    11    3    0    0    10    2    1    0    0    16    0    0.367    0.412    0.467    0.879 [X]     Ramon Cabrera    AA    C    36    1    13    0    0    0    2    2    0    0    0    13    0    0.361    0.395    0.361    0.756 [X]     Mark Canha    AAA    PH    46    9    12    4    1    1    5    4    12    0    0    19    2    0.261    0.333    0.457    0.790 [X]     Ezequiel Carrera    AAA    RF    55    10    18    4    1    0    8    5    12    7    0    19    1    0.327    0.377    0.436    0.813 [X]     Alexi Casilla    AAA    SS    39    2    8    2    0    0    4    5    9    3    1    15    2    0.205    0.295    0.256    0.551 [X]     Adron Chambers    AAA    CF    3    1    2    0    0    1    3    0    0    0    1    0    0    0.667    0.667    1.667    2.334 [X]     Chun-Hsiu Chen - DNP                                                           [X]     Pin-Chieh Chen    A+    RF    44    5    12    6    0    0    7    5    11    0    2    17    0    0.273    0.347    0.409    0.756 [X]     Chih-Hsien Chiang    AA    RF    44    3    9    4    0    0    8    2    5    0    0    27    0    0.205    0.234    0.295    0.529 [X]     Thomas Coyle    A+    2B    42    6    12    2    0    0    3    7    10    1    0    17    2    0.286    0.388    0.333    0.721 [X]     Conner Crumbliss    AA    2B    40    4    8    2    0    1    3    7    10    1    0    23    2    0.200    0.319    0.325    0.644 [X]     Vicmal De La Cruz - DNP                                                           [X]     Austin Dean    A    LF    46    7    12    2    0    1    3    7    14    1    0    26    1    0.261    0.370    0.370    0.740 [X]     Brandon Dulin - DNP                                                           [X]     Shawon Dunston    A    DH    27    3    4    0    1    0    3    2    2    1    1    12    0    0.148    0.207    0.222    0.429 [X]     Adam Ehrlich    A+    C    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    2    0    0    2    0    0.000    0.000    0.000    0.000 [X]     Thairo Estrada - DNP                                                           [X]     Eric Farris    AAA    RF    39    6    13    1    0    0    5    1    3    2    1    25    0    0.333    0.333    0.359    0.692 [X]     Cameron Flynn    A+    RF    50    6    12    1    1    1    3    0    10    1    0    19    1    0.240    0.240    0.360    0.600 [X]     Adonis Garcia    AAA    CF    31    3    6    1    0    1    4    2    2    0    0    20    0    0.194    0.235    0.323    0.558 [X]     Chris Gimenez    AAA    1B    19    3    4    0    0    0    2    4    5    0    0    8    2    0.211    0.348    0.211    0.559 [X]     Alex Glenn    A+    LF    40    7    11    2    1    2    9    4    5    2    0    9    0    0.275    0.333    0.525    0.858 [X]     Jake Goebbert    AAA    LF    38    7    14    5    2    0    5    4    7    0    0    19    0    0.368    0.442    0.605    1.047 [X]     Jack Hannahan - DNP                                                           [X]     Juan Herrera    A    SS    37    8    9    2    0    0    4    3    2    5    3    20    2    0.243    0.300    0.297    0.597 [X]     Mike Hessman    AAA    3B    45    7    14    2    0    2    5    5    14    1    1    20    1    0.311    0.385    0.489    0.874 [X]     John Hicks    AA    C    29    4    6    1    0    0    6    4    12    0    0    14    1    0.207    0.303    0.241    0.544 [X]     Justin Higley - DNP                                                           [X]     Tyler Holt    AA    LF    30    1    7    1    0    0    4    7    7    3    1    13    0    0.233    0.368    0.267    0.635 [X]     Cedric Hunter    AA    PH    26    5    5    0    1    1    3    5    4    0    2    9    0    0.192    0.353    0.385    0.738 [X]     Ender Inciarte    AAA    CF    60    16    17    2    2    0    3    7    11    5    1    18    1    0.283    0.358    0.383    0.741 [X]     Paul Janish    AAA    2B    35    4    8    0    0    0    1    2    3    0    0    14    0    0.229    0.289    0.229    0.518 [X]     James Jones    AAA    RF    42    7    13    2    1    0    4    3    9    2    1    23    0    0.310    0.370    0.405    0.775 [X]     Kyeong Kang    AA    DH    27    5    5    0    0    0    1    2    8    0    0    13    0    0.185    0.241    0.185    0.426 [X]     Matt LaPorta    AAA    PH-1B    37    9    10    1    0    3    9    7    6    0    0    22    0    0.270    0.400    0.541    0.941 [X]     Che-Hsuan Lin - DNP                                                           [X]     Gabriel Lino    A    C    34    7    8    4    0    1    4    7    15    0    0    15    1    0.235    0.357    0.441    0.798 [X]     Matt Lipka    AA    CF    47    5    11    3    0    0    4    3    7    6    1    13    0    0.234    0.294    0.298    0.592 [X]     Jack Lopez    A+    2B    45    4    9    3    0    0    6    3    3    4    0    22    2    0.200    0.250    0.267    0.517 [X]     Rafael Lopez    AA    C    31    6    10    5    0    1    5    7    7    0    0    10    3    0.323    0.447    0.581    1.028 [X]     Zach Lutz    AAA    3B    53    11    17    3    1    1    12    11    11    0    0    20    1    0.321    0.478    0.472    0.950 [X]     Luis Marte    A    SS    27    4    8    1    0    0    3    0    5    2    0    11    2    0.296    0.296    0.333    0.629 [X]     Hersin Martinez - DNP                                                           [X]     David Masters    A    SS    38    5    5    0    1    0    2    4    7    1    1    21    1    0.132    0.233    0.184    0.417 [X]     Shilo McCall - DNP                                                           [X]     Michael McKenry    AAA    C    30    4    8    3    0    1    7    1    4    0    0    8    0    0.267    0.281    0.467    0.748 [X]     Angel Morales    A+    CF    40    8    11    3    0    1    6    2    13    3    1    18    0    0.275    0.310    0.425    0.735 [X]     Austin Nola    AA    SS    47    4    10    1    0    0    6    8    7    1    0    21    2    0.213    0.351    0.234    0.585 [X]     Justin OConner    A+    C    38    3    6    2    0    1    4    1    12    0    0    26    4    0.158    0.200    0.289    0.489 [X]     Francisco Pena    AAA    C    31    4    8    0    0    2    3    3    9    0    1    15    0    0.258    0.324    0.452    0.776 [X]     Fernando Perez    A    DH    47    7    15    5    0    1    11    0    7    0    0    21    2    0.319    0.313    0.489    0.802 [X]     Daniel Pertusati - DNP                                                           [X]     Cord Phelps    AAA    2B    31    1    7    0    0    0    0    4    6    1    0    12    0    0.226    0.314    0.226    0.540 [X]     Shawn Pleffner - DNP                                                           [X]     Jason Pridie    AAA    CF    51    11    16    3    1    2    7    4    7    3    0    16    0    0.314    0.364    0.529    0.893 [X]     Juremi Profar    A    3B    22    2    6    0    0    1    4    2    3    1    0    8    3    0.273    0.333    0.409    0.742 [X]     Andrew Pullin    A    2B    47    3    9    2    0    0    1    3    15    1    0    25    1    0.191    0.250    0.234    0.484 [X]     Jeremy Rathjen    A+    RF    55    8    14    4    0    2    5    3    17    1    1    21    2    0.255    0.328    0.436    0.764 [X]     Trayvon Robinson    AAA    LF    42    2    7    1    0    0    1    2    13    0    1    13    0    0.167    0.200    0.190    0.390 [X]     Gabriel Rosa - DNP                                                           [X]     Adam Rosales    AAA    DH    41    7    7    0    0    2    6    7    15    0    0    18    1    0.171    0.306    0.317    0.623 [X]     Tyler Saladino    AAA    SS    48    9    18    4    1    1    7    7    9    2    1    15    4    0.375    0.446    0.563    1.009 [X]     Alex Sanchez - DNP                                                           [X]     Dave Sappelt - DNP                                                           [X]     Silento Sayles - DNP                                                           [X]     Rock Shoulders    A+    LF    47    4    10    2    0    1    6    5    17    0    0    19    0    0.213    0.288    0.319    0.607 [X]     Kevan Smith    AA    C    38    5    12    2    0    0    4    1    6    0    0    10    0    0.316    0.341    0.368    0.709 [X]     Tyler Smith    A+    SS    54    9    14    2    1    0    3    6    12    0    0    22    3    0.259    0.344    0.333    0.677 [X]     Eric Stamets    AA    SS    42    5    11    0    0    0    3    1    10    2    0    20    1    0.262    0.295    0.262    0.557 [X]     Cal Towey    A+    DH    54    8    13    3    2    1    7    7    16    4    0    20    1    0.241    0.359    0.426    0.785 [X]     J.R. Towles - DNP                                                           [X]     Jordany Valdespin - DNP                                                           [X]     Breyvic Valera    A+    2B    58    7    19    4    0    0    7    6    3    4    4    30    2    0.328    0.391    0.397    0.788 [X]     Colin Walsh    AA    3B    17    2    6    1    0    0    4    1    5    1    1    8    3    0.353    0.389    0.412    0.801 [X]     Logan Watkins    AAA    2B    27    5    6    0    0    1    4    6    12    1    0    11    2    0.222    0.364    0.333    0.697 [X]     John Wooten    A    DH    47    10    10    1    0    0    10    3    7    0    1    16    0    0.213    0.275    0.234    0.509 [X]     Andrew Brown    MLB    LF    25    4    5    1    0    1    5    2    8    0    0    10    0    0.200    0.250    0.360    0.610    Name    L    IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO    HRA    ERA    Outs    BF    NP [X]     Aaron West    AA    12.2    8    4    4    3    5    1    2.84    38    48    176 [X]     Chase Anderson    AA    18.0    10    2    1    3    20    0    0.50    54    69    267 [X]     Adrian De Horta    A    11.0    11    7    6    4    11    1    4.91    33    48    84 [X]     Jairo Heredia    AA    5.2    4    1    1    2    4    0    1.59    17    21    84 [X]     Jose Leclerc    A+    6.0    4    2    2    3    9    0    3.00    18    24    52 [X]     Jefferson Olacio    A+    9.1    7    3    1    4    14    0    0.96    28    44    85 [X]     Danny Rosenbaum    AAA    17.1    19    8    8    3    8    0    4.15    52    76    250 [X]     Chance Ruffin    AAA    9.2    9    8    8    5    10    3    7.45    29    45    166 [X]     Hector Daniel Rodriguez    AAA    15.0    11    4    4    4    19    0    2.40    45    58    228 [X]     Cesar Cabral    AAA    1.1    1    0    0    3    2    0    0.00    4    8    34 [X]     Vance Worley - DNP                                      [X]     Sean OSullivan    AAA    10.0    13    7    7    2    8    1    6.30    30    45    152 [X]     Andrew Barbosa    A+    16.0    10    6    5    6    28    2    2.81    48    65    143 [X]     Daniel Winkler    AA    17.0    6    2    2    7    17    0    1.06    51    65    244 [X]     Jeremy Jeffress    MLB    3.1    8    4    4    3    4    0    10.80    10    21    84 [X]     Seth Rosin    MLB    5.0    8    4    4    1    3    0    7.20    15    24    90 [X]     Josh Zeid    AAA    8.2    8    3    3    2    9    2    3.12    26    34    127 [X]     Brian Schlitter    MLB    8.2    7    5    5    3    3    1    5.19    26    36    144 [X]     Luke Putkonen    MLB    0.2    1    1    1    0    0    0    13.50    2    4    14 [X]     Austin Adams    AAA    7.1    7    4    4    1    4    0    4.91    22    31    99 [X]     Victor Alcantara    A    7.2    6    6    6    5    7    0    7.04    23    34    66 [X]     Travis Ballew    AA    3.2    4    1    1    2    1    1    2.45    11    17    60 [X]     Daniel Bard - DNP                                      [X]     Chris Bassitt - DNP                                      [X]     Steven Brault    A    17.0    18    8    8    4    18    0    4.24    51    72    155 [X]     Brandon Brennan - DNP                                      [X]     Daniel Child    A+    2.2    5    1    1    2    2    0    3.38    8    13    24 [X]     Drew Cisco    A+    15.0    21    10    10    4    8    0    6.00    45    67    96 [X]     Jacob Constante - DNP                                      [X]     Logan Darnell    AAA    10.0    7    2    1    4    9    0    0.90    30    41    165 [X]     Pedro Diaz    A    4.1    7    8    2    3    3    0    4.15    13    27    54 [X]     Calvin Drummond    A+    4.0    1    0    0    3    7    0    0.00    12    16    40 [X]     Cody Eppley - DNP                                      [X]     Kyuji Fujikawa - DNP                                      [X]     Mychal Givens    A+    7.0    2    2    1    3    8    0    1.29    21    28    54 [X]     Rayan Gonzalez    A+    6.1    9    2    2    4    4    0    2.84    19    31    61 [X]     Nick Goody - DNP                                      [X]     Javy Guerra    AAA    7.2    6    2    2    2    4    0    2.35    23    28    108 [X]     Tayron Guerrero    A    9.1    3    1    0    4    13    0    0.00    28    35    75 [X]     Joe Gunkel    A    10.0    8    3    2    2    13    1    1.80    30    40    106 [X]     Jandel Gustave    A    10.1    12    6    5    2    10    0    4.35    31    45    76 [X]     Pedro Hernandez    AAA    9.0    16    11    10    4    7    2    10.00    27    47    175 [X]     Matt Hobgood    A+    9.2    7    2    2    3    8    0    1.86    29    38    68 [X]     Clay Holmes - DNP                                      [X]     T.J. House    AAA    11.0    8    3    3    2    9    0    2.45    33    40    180 [X]     Juan Jaime    AAA    6.0    3    0    0    5    11    0    0.00    18    26    127 [X]     Myles Jaye    AA    16.0    12    8    7    6    11    1    3.94    48    66    217 [X]     Johendi Jiminian    A    16.1    11    5    2    3    12    0    1.10    49    64    135 [X]     Brad Keller - DNP                                      [X]     Ben Klimesh    A+    9.0    9    9    5    2    10    3    5.00    27    39    81 [X]     Bobby LaFromboise    AAA    4.1    2    1    1    2    6    0    2.08    13    16    55 [X]     Braulio Lara    AA    7.2    9    6    6    4    11    0    7.04    23    36    109 [X]     Brett Lee    A+    17.2    17    8    6    4    8    0    3.06    53    77    107 [X]     Chris Lee    A    11.0    10    5    3    6    7    0    2.45    33    49    83 [X]     Charlie Leesman    AAA    17.0    15    4    3    6    11    2    1.59    51    67    257 [X]     Chia-Jen Lo    AAA    4.2    6    2    2    2    6    2    3.86    14    21    73 [X]     Eduar Lopez - DNP                                      [X]     Kyle Lotzkar    AA    6.0    6    3    3    2    5    0    4.50    18    26    94 [X]     Chris Marlowe - DNP                                      [X]     Yohander Mendez    A    9.1    11    3    2    1    6    2    1.93    28    39    59 [X]     Nestor Molina    AA    5.2    13    10    7    2    4    1    11.12    17    34    93 [X]     Troy Patton - DNP                                      [X]     Aaron Poreda    AAA    4.0    6    3    3    1    5    0    6.75    12    19    78 [X]     Anthony Prieto - DNP                                      [X]     Omar Luis - DNP                                      [X]     Sal Romano    A    18.0    22    4    4    2    8    0    2.00    54    72    141 [X]     Zach Stewart    AAA    10.0    14    7    6    3    4    1    5.40    30    46    160 [X]     J.C. Sulbaran    AA    6.1    12    9    5    3    7    1    7.11    19    36    143 [X]     Michael Swanner    A    6.0    6    0    0    1    3    0    0.00    18    24    33 [X]     Cole Swanson - DNP                                      [X]     Juan Urbina - DNP                                      [X]     Kelvin Vasquez    A    10.2    7    2    2    5    12    0    1.69    32    45    86 [X]     Tyler Wagner    A+    17.0    14    4    3    8    12    1    1.59    51    69    122 [X]     Chien-Ming Wang    AAA    14.2    19    12    11    10    7    1    6.75    44    72    253 [X]     Andrew Werner    AA    4.2    6    4    3    7    4    0    5.79    14    26    107 [X]     Collin Wiles    A    7.2    9    4    4    3    7    0    4.70    23    35    59 [X]     Adam Wilk    AAA    11.2    9    5    5    2    10    2    3.86    35    46    180 [X]     Hansel Robles    AA    10.0    6    0    0    3    14    0    0.00    30    40    162
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5th Down: Week 3
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:03:17 PM »
The 5th Down Blog is designed to help you, the fantasy owner, on whom to start, sit, and who we pick as a sleeper for the week. Each week the 5 of us will take turns doing a position for the week. Feedback is always welcome as we love to discuss football!

Well if Week 1 wasn't crazy enough for you, Week 2 certainly was no let down! For Week 3, here is our listing!

Quarterback - ProFSL/Philly Girl

Must Start - Tony Romo :DAL: vs. :TAM:

Eli Manning passed for 510 yards last week against Tampa Bay...enough said. If Romo can't execute on this, he has proven himself to be the incompetent QB that some critics believe.

Must Bench - Joe Flacco :BAL-NFL: vs. :NE:

While everyone seems content to bench Peyton this week, I'm going to give him one more shot considering the last 16 years...

Second to Mr. Romo above, Joe Flacco is proving he can be as inconsistent as the best of them. After an amazing Week 1, he let things get to him in Week 2 and it showed in his performance. Every team, every QB is challenged with the referee situation so far, but playing only half of a game doesn't impress anyone. In addition to Mr. Flacco's attitude he faces a Patriots team this week that will be looking to avenge a tough loss last week. I wonder who Flacco will blame this week?

Sleeper - Matt Cassell :KAN: vs. :NO:

As :KAN: has allowed the most points (75 through two weeks) the Saints are second with 69 points allowed through 2 weeks. Why Matt Cassell? He should be able to get a lot of yardage with the potential for 2 TDs this week against the abysmal :NO: D...Bountygate, anyone?

Running Back - Mike

Must Start - Michael Bush :CHI: vs. :STL-NFL:

Look for him to make the most of his start against the Rams, pair that with Jay Cutler's recent play, the Bears are going to want to pound the ball, and Bush is the man to do that.
(other must start's: C.J. Spiller, Frank Gore, MJD)

Must Sit - Willis McGahee :DEN: vs. :HOU-NFL:

The Texans will be all over the run this week, and I could see Moreno getting more touches this week due to his pass catching ability. I doubt McGahee will gain more than 65 yards on the ground.
(other must sits: Shonn Greene, Steven Ridley, Cedric Benson)

Sleeper - Jonathan Dwyer :PIT-NFL: vs. :OAK-NFL:

The Steelers should have their way against a terrible Raider defense, and Dwyer should be able to get loose for some big plays, see Reggie Bush in Week 2.
(other sleepers: Andre Brown, Mikel Leshoure, Lamar Miller, Jason Snelling)

Wide Receivers - Philly Girl

Must Start - Danny Amendola :STL-NFL: vs. :CHI:

Amendola may become synonymous with Welker in the fantasy world. Bradford and Amendola have a clear chemistry and without competition for looks, his great start looks likely to continue. While his 16 targets in Week 2 are unlikely to continue I expect a solid 80-90 yard/game performance from him here on out. TDs maybe a little light but overall a great FA pick up if he is still available in your league.

Must Sit - Larry Fitzgerald :ARI: vs. :PHI-NFL:

I am even shocked at this pick and I am benching him in the one league that I have him just to back this up! Fitzgerald needs two receptions to reach 700 for his career, which at 29, would make him the youngest player to reach this milestone. I believe he will reach this against the :PHI-NFL: this weekend, however you will not be receiving extra fantasy bonus points for it. Last week, he caught one pass for 4 yards, fewest since his rookie season and with the :ARI: lack of a strong WR2, a solid TE, a standout RB or even a QB his value is not where it should be as as WR1. Of course, he is due to a breakout/normal game but this week he is paired up against two of the best corners in the league...Reaching 700 will be great this weekend but his performance will do little to boost your fantasy team. However, after my folly last week with Celek, this may just be Fitz's big game...

Sleeper - Brandon LaFell :CAR: vs. :NYG:

As Steve Smith draws the double-teams, Brandon LaFell has quietly emerged as the solid WR2 for the Panthers. He is a nice complement for Smith and offers Newton a weapon down field that has one-on-one coverage nearly every play. I expect the matchup this week to be no different and look for LaFell to continue adding to his season stats.

Tight Ends - JMACisBACK

Must Start - Vernon Davis :SFO: vs. :MIN-NFL:

He is fast becoming (if not already) the go to guy in this offense when they are not running the ball as evident by 3 TDs in 2 games thus far. He seems a lock to score again this week with his usual 4 catches and 60 yards or more.[/color]

Must Sit - Fred Davis :WAS-NFL: vs. :CIN-NFL:

RGIII seems more likely to run for yards instead of looking for a dump off option, which is clearly going to and already has hurt Davis this season. Expectations were that of a top 10 TE and he is not resembling anything of the sort thus far. Find better options.

Sleeper - Brent Celek :PHI-NFL: vs. :ARI:
With 12 catches and over 220 yards through 2 weeks (and Maclin hurt) he is the top option for Vick at this stage and look for that to continue this week vs an AZ team due for a letdown after last weeks big upset of the Pats.


Defense - ProFSL

Must Start - :ARI: vs. :PHI-NFL:

Arizona has been playing well and just proved that they can contain a formidable opponent in the Patriots. Now they get to feast on the Eagles who have been treating the football like a piece of trash, throwing it away every chance they get. While the Eagles have been able to eek out wins the last two weeks, it has come with multiple turnovers and I expect this trend to continue, with the :ARI: D benefiting.

Must Sit - :NYG: vs. :CAR:

The Giants came into this season with the Lombardi trophy looming instead of being held high. Their performance thus far is not that of a defending champion. Granted they have a short week, but with an improving offense in :CAR: and a horrible defensive start, lets bench the :NYG: D along with their offensive talent...

Sleeper - :CIN-NFL: vs. :WAS-NFL:

In keeping with the NFC East incompetence early on, the Bengals get to play a Washington D which has some early season injuries and are on the field nearly two-thirds of the game. So why does this bode well for the Bengals D? It limits their time on the field, keeping the D fresh and in theory leading to a little panic from a rookie QB on the other side, similar to what they did against the Brown's rookie QB-RB duo. The Bengal's D may not be able to produce the numbers of a top 5 D, but lately the G-men haven't either. The Bengals are a good plug this week.
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