Big Daddy's sit 'em / start 'em for fantasy football week 4
by Jay Vise,posted Oct 12 2011 3:37PM
Joe Flacco QB Ravens - A nice bounce back game for Flacco against the Rams as he hooked up with rookie Torrey Smith on three touchdown passes in the first half. This week the Ravens return home to face the Jets, and fantasy owners would be better served going with another option like Jason Campbell for this week.
Joseph Addai RB Colts - Don't be fooled by Addai performance last week. He ripped off 86 yards on 17 carries and a score in a loss to Pittsburgh. In 2008 and 2009, when Addai was healthy, he averaged less than 4.0 yards per carry. That was with Peyton Manning behind center. Addai lacks breakaway speed and is utilized as a pass blocker more than usual for whoever is under center for Indy.
49ers Defense - San Francisco has been solid on the defensive side of the ball so far, but a trip to Philadelphia will be their biggest test on the season. Yes, Michael Vick is dinged up, and Jeremy Maclin won't be suiting up... but in a statement game for the Eagles their offense is going to shine. The 49ers have looked better than expected but the Seahawks, Cowboys (with an injured Tony Romo) and the Bengals don't come close to Philly. Expect a heavy dose of LeSean McCoy, and for Vick have his best performance of the year.
Greg Olsen TE Panthers - Coming off his best performance of the season, there is optimism in the Olsen camp. While I think he is an excellent talent, the Panthers are going to have an inconsistent passing game from week to week, therefore Olsen will follow suit. The Bears do have an elite defense which will make Olsen pay for demanding a trade out of Chicago in the offseason. My recommendation is to bench all of your Panthers in what will be a Bears blowout.
Lance Moore Saints WR - It was only a matter of time before he was ready to contribute for the Saints, and in his second game back, Moore went off for nine receptions, 88 yards, a touchdown and multiple two-point conversions. Moore gets another tasty matchup against the Jaguars secondary.
Tim Hightower Cardinals RB - One team Hightower has punished in his career is the Rams, and he should have a solid game this week. Rookie Roy Helu will be in the mix, but Hightower is still the starter in this offense and should post at least 85 yards rushing with a score. The Redskins are playing decent football, and they will be in this game throughout.
Kendall Hunter 49ers RB - San Fran Head Coach Jim Harbaugh said that Frank Gore would be fine for this week, but I will believe it when I see it. Gore didn't look right against the Bengals as rookie Kendall Hunter played well and showed his explosive burst on a seven-yard touchdown run that helped the 49ers win. Hunter should make for a respectable flex play option even if Gore suits up for the game. The Eagles have struggled against the run, and Hunter will take advantage of the running. Furthermore, look for Hunter to be a factor in the passing game, as the Giants running backs took advantage of this against Philly last week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick Bills QB - If you didn't believe in him after the Bills played the Raiders, he surely must have earned your trust with a strong performance against the Patriots. The Bills play another pass friendly team in the Bengals this week, and Fitzpatrick should have no problems posting over 300 yards passing and at least two touchdowns.