Each week in this space I will review players who are ranked outside the top 10 for QBs and TEs and top 20 for WRs in the weekly ESPN rankings, based 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, especially with the lack of depth a RB. Last week was my first bad week, I went 3-6 in the "play them" and 4-4 in the "bench them." We have our third bye week with the Atlanta and Miami being off. Let’s get to this week;
Jay Cutler (11) – He had a bit of a rough game last week, but gets the best defense to go against in the Giants this one. Start him comfortably.
Nick Foles (17) - He stepped in for almost 200 yards and 2 TDs last week. I would expect something similar with more yards versus the Bucs
Willis McGahee (21) - He will get a ton of carries again, and should get a few goal line chances. Not many running backs are guaranteed his workload.
Danny Woodhead (26) – With Mathews out, he is their best option, and has even had a few goal line carries. He should perform as a RB2.
Marcel Reece (34) – With McFadden out last year, he had a few huge games, and I feel another coming this week, especially with Jennings banged up as well.
Alshon Jeffrey (20)- Continue to ride his hot streak especially against the Giants.
Justin Blackmon (26)- He ran free all last week versus the Rams last week, and in what should be a trailing mode all game, should rack up the targets.
Terrance Williams (30)- He may have won the job over Austin, and now gets the Redskins, another awful pass defense.
Garrett Graham (10)- He was close to a TE1, and now with the Daniels injury, I can see him being a top 5 guy, especially against the Rams.
Colin Kaepernick (11) – At this point, he should be on all benches. He is not running. Wait until Crabtree comes back.
Eli Manning (17)- On the road in Chicago, if INTs count as negative points, he cannot be started the rest of the year.
Darren Sproles (23) – He is just not getting the touches, and has had only one good game all year.
Bilal Powell (24)- It looks like with Goodson and Ivory back he is in a complete three-way job share, not an optimal situation.
Maurice Jones Drew (25) – There is nothing that can happen to have him as a starter on your team. If he could not rip up the Rams, who is he going to have success against?
T.Y Hilton (22) – He did have a huge week, but he is way more boom or bust this year with more bad games than good.
Hakeem Nicks (25)- While he looked good last week, the Bears are a different animal and expect much regression.
Dwayne Bowe (30)- Another guy everyone is getting tired of waiting for, much better options out there.
Jared Cook (14)- There is no way you can continue to hope and pray he replays the Week 1 production.
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