2009 Fantasy Football Start and Bench Advice: Week 10

11/11/2009 3:29 am by in Start Bench Advice

Here is our Week 10 Fantasy Football Start and Bench Advice for the 2009 Fantasy Football Season. Start ‘EM & Sit ‘Em Advice was meant to be bold, yet calculated. We know that and we understand that. We also understand that fantasy owners aren’t looking for answers to the obvious questions, which is why we have addressed more dilemma-like situations entering Week 10 of the 2009 fantasy football season.




Week 10 Start & Bench Advice

Should I start Matt Forte (@SF) or Cedric Benson (@PIT) ?

tavaner is a contributor of fantasy footballxtreme Both Matt Forte and Cedric Benson are good starts this week.  Forte will be involved in the rushing and passing game this week and should be able to get some receptions out of the backfield.  Six to eight targets along with 12-15 carries should produce over 100 overall yards again.  Benson has punished the Raven defense twice this year.  In their first meeting Benson  rushed for 76 yards and a td.  This time around I believe he could be the first RB to gain 100 rushing yards against the Steelers, but it won’t be enough to start him ahead of Forte, who’ll be able to add receiving yards as well.

xyz is a Fantasy Football Xtreme contributor Matt Forte was my pick at RB to be benched in week 9, and this week is no different. If you play in PPR, Forte is barely breaking even right now, otherwise he has been one of the biggest busts of 2009. Can’t think of a reason, other than blind faith, to play him against one of the better rushing defenses in the league. On the other hand Cedric Benson is someone I got completely wrong this year, and he has done nothing but impress week in, week out. Did you know he is the first running back since Jerome Bettis (in 1997!) to have two 100 yard games against the Ravens in a single season? That’s more than enough for me to give him the start here.


Should I start Marshawn Lynch (@TEN) or LaDainian Tomlinson (vs. PHI) ?

tavaner is a contributor of fantasy footballxtreme Marshawn Lynch gets a Tennessee team that has surrendered 158 total yards to Frank Gore, 177 rushing yards to Maurice Jones-Drew and 133 total yards to, *gulp* Laurence Maroney.  San Diego has done everything it can to get LaDainian Tomlinson rolling but the best he’s done is 71 yards against the Chiefs!  With a tougher run schedule coming up LT is nothing but trade bait in re-drafts.  I start Lynch in this case, no hesitation.

xyz is a Fantasy Football Xtreme contributor If you simply look at the matchups, LaDainian Tomlinson clearly has the tougher task, as the Eagles are a top 10 rushing defense. LT’s best game this season was 71 yards and that was against the Chiefs. This is not really a tough call outside the fact that we are talking about benching one of the all-time great fantasy running backs. Start Marshawn Lynch.


Should I start Miles Austin (@GB) or Greg Jennings (vs. DAL) ?

tavaner is a contributor of fantasy footballxtreme This could be a tough matchup for both receivers.  The enigma that is Greg Jennings continues to confound owners.  He managed 61 yards against Tampa Bay and I don’t expect him to exceed those numbers this week.  Miles Austin is the WR I’d go with in this case.  The Eagles did a good job defending him last week but I expect him to get more than 4 targets and continue his td scoring streak which stands at four games.

xyz is a Fantasy Football Xtreme contributor If I told you Miles Austin leads the league in TD receptions and has more receiving yards than Roddy White, Marques Colston and Santonio Holmes does the decision become any easier? How about if I told you Greg Jennings has identical stats to Santana Moss and is being outdone by Devin Hester in all statistical receiving categories? Yes, Jennings clearly has the talent to put up good numbers in any given week, but I think Tony Romo’s new #1 WR gives your team the best chance to win. Start Miles Austin.


Should I start Roddy White (@CAR) or Mike Sims-Walker (@NYJ) ?

tavaner is a contributor of fantasy footballxtreme Carolina plays tough passing defense.  In their first meeting Roddy White went for 6/53/1 and I’d expect something similar in this outing.  Mike Sims-Walker has an even tougher matchup in New York as I expect Darrel Revis to cover him one-on-one for the game.  White would be the WR I use in this case and if you have alternatives to Walker on your roster, I’d give serious consideration to starting them.  The Jets have not surrendered more than 68 yards to a WR since week 2 of the season, have not surrendered a passing td in the last two games and only three for the year.

xyz is a Fantasy Football Xtreme contributor In week 8 I told everyone to give Mike Sims-Walker the start over some of the better players at the position. He promptly went out and put up a 1 for 14 effort, and then followed that up with 6-147 and a TD last week. That’s the way it goes sometimes, but my message on Sims-Walker has always been clear, get this guy on your team – especially in dynasty leagues. Both Walker and Roddy White face top six pass defenses, so it will boil down to a good old-fashioned gut call. I go back to the fact that the Panthers were able to effectively shut down Marques Colston last week, holding him to one catch for 45 yards. I like them to do them same with White, so I’ll give Sims-Walker the nod here even though it could easily go either way.



2009 Defensive Rankings Against The RUN Entering Week 10

Here are the defensive ranks against the run through Week 9.

#
Team
G
Yds
Avg
Yds/G
TD
1
Pittsburgh Steelers
8
563
3.7
70.4
2
2
Cincinnati Bengals
8
671
3.8
83.9
4
3
Arizona Cardinals
8
745
3.9
93.1
5
4
San Francisco 49ers
8
746
3.4
93.2
8
5
Miami Dolphins
8
756
3.7
94.5
9
6
Minnesota Vikings
8
758
4.1
94.8
2
7
Baltimore Ravens
8
759
3.5
94.9
5
8
Denver Broncos
8
776
3.7
97
3
9
Green Bay Packers
8
777
3.5
97.1
3
10
Philadelphia Eagles
8
798
3.6
99.8
5
11
Seattle Seahawks
8
823
4.4
102.9
6
12
Dallas Cowboys
8
824
4.2
103
3
13
New York Giants
9
939
4.5
104.3
12
14
Indianapolis Colts
8
865
4.3
108.1
6
14
New York Jets
8
865
4
108.1
4
16
Houston Texans
9
978
4.7
108.7
12
17
Detroit Lions
8
879
4.7
109.9
7
18
Tennessee Titans
8
895
4.4
111.9
8
19
New Orleans Saints
8
897
4.4
112.1
11
20
New England Patriots
8
899
4.5
112.4
2
21
Chicago Bears
8
956
4.2
119.5
7
22
Jacksonville Jaguars
8
958
4.3
119.8
5
23
Carolina Panthers
8
977
4.4
122.1
8
24
Atlanta Falcons
8
988
4.5
123.5
6
25
Washington Redskins 
8
1,011
4.2
126.4
5
26
San Diego Chargers
8
1,041
4.2
130.1
7
27
St. Louis Rams
8
1,078
4.2
134.8
12
28
Kansas City Chiefs
8
1,090
4.4
136.2
8
29
Oakland Raiders
8
1,288
4.5
161
13
30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
8
1,307
4.8
163.4
9
31
Cleveland Browns
8
1,364
4.9
170.5
12
32
Buffalo Bills
8
1,389
5.1
173.6
12

2009 Defensive Rankings Against The PASS Entering Week 10

Here are the defensive ranks against the pass through Week 9.

#
Team
G
Yds
Avg
Yds/G
TD
1
Washington Redskins 
8
1,391
10.4
173.9
7
2
New York Jets
8
1,433
10.2
179.1
5
3
New York Giants
9
1,672
11.1
185.8
15
4
New England Patriots
8
1,553
11
194.1
9
4
San Diego Chargers
8
1,553
10.6
194.1
11
6
Carolina Panthers
8
1,564
10.4
195.5
10
7
Green Bay Packers
8
1,573
12.2
196.6
16
8
Denver Broncos
8
1,621
10.4
202.6
7
9
Buffalo Bills
8
1,696
10.7
212
6
10
Indianapolis Colts
8
1,714
9.3
214.2
4
11
Chicago Bears
8
1,780
10.9
222.5
16
12
Oakland Raiders
8
1,798
13.2
224.8
8
13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
8
1,828
14
228.5
18
14
Philadelphia Eagles
8
1,842
11
230.2
12
15
Houston Texans
9
2,077
11
230.8
10
16
New Orleans Saints
8
1,866
12.1
233.2
6
17
Pittsburgh Steelers
8
1,876
10.5
234.5
9
17
Seattle Seahawks
8
1,876
10.2
234.5
12
19
Baltimore Ravens
8
1,922
11.9
240.2
10
20
St. Louis Rams
8
1,980
12.1
247.5
11
21
Jacksonville Jaguars
8
1,991
10.6
248.9
15
22
Dallas Cowboys
8
1,996
11.6
249.5
13
23
Cleveland Browns
8
2,001
13
250.1
10
24
San Francisco 49ers
8
2,055
11.8
256.9
9
25
Cincinnati Bengals
8
2,076
11.5
259.5
10
26
Kansas City Chiefs
8
2,082
14.1
260.2
14
27
Minnesota Vikings
8
2,083
11.8
260.4
13
28
Atlanta Falcons
8
2,086
11.7
260.8
11
29
Miami Dolphins
8
2,094
14.2
261.8
10
30
Arizona Cardinals
8
2,097
12.6
262.1
14
31
Detroit Lions
8
2,199
10.7
274.9
19
32
Tennessee Titans
8
2,380
10.9
297.5
21


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  1. electricrelish November 11th, 2009 4:11 pm

    Hey X,

    The Steelers may be their usual selves, but LT is going up against the Eagles. Somehow, I think the same opinion applies. :)

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