Each week in this space I review players who are ranked outside the top 10 for QBs and TEs and top 20 for WRs in the weekly ESPN rankings. These are players who I think will flourish and who will disappoint for the 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 7-3 in the Play them and 7-2 in the Bench them. Let’s get to this week;
Alex Smith (15)- Another QB with a great matchup, getting the Eagles. He has been more than solid so far under Andy Reid.
Rashad Mendenhall (24)- If you drafted him this is the week to start him against a shaky Saints run defense.
Julian Edelman (21) – He gets almost all the targets, and should still have a great PPR day.
Miles Austin (32)- He should run free against the shaky Rams secondary.
Tom Brady (11) – He has a decent matchup, but looks very average with only Edelman to throw to.
Trent Richardson (9) – He only has a few days to learn new playbook, plus the 49ers defense means he should be on the bench for the week.
Ray Rice (21)- He looks to be sitting out; get a full time back in your lineup.
Daryl Richardson (23) – He seems to be struggling with a foot injury, and does not have the same burst.
James Jones (24)- He had a monster week last week but a much tougher matchup. He usually follows up a good week with a bad one.
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