Start ‘em Ben Roethlisberger (vs. BUF): Don’t look now, but Big Ben is on pace to throw for over 4,600 yards (the most he has ever had in a season is 4,328). He’s coming off a 400 yard, 4 touchdown game against New England, and this week he gets Buffalo’s paltry pass defense. The Bills […]
Ben Roethlisberger (vs. BUF): Don’t look now, but Big Ben is on pace to throw for over 4,600 yards (the most he has ever had in a season is 4,328). He’s coming off a 400 yard, 4 touchdown game against New England, and this week he gets Buffalo’s paltry pass defense. The Bills have given up multiple passing TDs in all but 2 of their games this season. All of these factors make Big Ben a decent play this week.
Ben Tate (vs. ARI): Not a very favorable match up, but Tate has a lot of upside this week. Houston’s #1 running back, Arian Foster, has already been ruled out. After Foster’s early exit last week, Tate carried the load with 22 rushes for 81 yards. That’s a lot of carries for a guy with 4 broken ribs. I only assume he can have the same workload this week, which should make for a good game for Tate, especially if he can find the end zone.
Kendall Wright (vs. JAC): I don’t really have a whole lot of evidence to go with this one. He had a nice 9 catch, 96 yard game a few weeks ago. I don’t expect the Titans to run away with this game, even though they are playing the winless Jaguars. Jake Locker’s favorite target should be Wright, so he is my sleeper pick for the week. Don’t let me down, kid.
Andy Dalton (vs. BAL): Dalton had a really…not great game last Thursday. He had 338 yards, but he also had 3 interceptions and a fumble. Baltimore isn’t quite the defense it used to be, but I still think they play well enough to limit Dalton to another sub-par game.
Giovani Bernard (vs. BAL): Let the Bengal theme continue. Despite having one of the best touchdown runs of the year last week, I don’t expect Bernard to have quite the success he did last week. He’s listed as questionable with injured ribs, and his split workload with BenJarvus Green-Ellis also limits Bernard’s value. Just don’t expect two touchdowns like he had last week.
Torrey Smith (vs. CIN): Clearly, I don’t like anybody in this Ravens-Bengals game. Maybe it’ll just be boring, and nobody will want to watch it. Anyway, Smith only has 1 touchdown on the year, all the way back in week 3. Meanwhile, his wide receiver counterpart Marlon Brown has 5 touchdowns. Yards are nice, but if Smith can’t get in the end zone, his value goes way down. As a pessimistic Smith owner, I don’t think he scores this week either.
Good luck. Pardon me if I talk too much later about the big Chiefs-Broncos game that takes place next week. I’m kind of hyped for it.
Until next time,