Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pratt's Starts of the Week

PoEt and I are each going to post who we think are the best starts in each position for the week.

Quarterback: Peyton Manning. Are you ready for an explosive game from Peyton? He is due for a 300 yard, 3 TD game and the Redskins are just the team to give it to him. Washington is ranked 24th against the pass, and the whole team has been struggling. I expect the Colts to be passing most of the game because I think Washington could pull up the upset. Will they do it by limiting the Colts offense production? On the ground, yes...but in the air no. I believe the 'Skins are finally going to run all day and will shock the world by beating the Colts. (Bold statement, I know.)

Running Back: Clinton Portis. Going along with my rant, the Colts are ranked dead last against the run. Yes they have acquired Anthony McFarland from Tampa Bay, but he won't make a big impact right away. He has to learn a new defense and get in sync with the boys around him. Portis made it clear after last week's loss that he wants the rock...and the Redskins are going to give it to him. He will be good for over 100 yards and 2 TDs.

Wide Receiver: Roy Williams. I get chills just thinking about what the Lions passing game is going to do to the Jet's D. Williams doesn't struggle against good defenses, and the Jets will be catching their breath all day trying to cover this guy. Look for Williams to go for 150 yards receiving and a touchdown or two.

Tight End: Alex Smith. Who is Alex Smith? He is Tampa Bay Quarterback, Bruce Gradkowski's new favorite endzone target. He has a touchdown in each of the last two games, and the Eagles are 27th against the pass. He probably is still even on the waiver wire, so if you see him grab 'em and start 'em. He may only get 30 yards receiving, but he is almost gaurenteed a TD.

Kicker: John Kasay. Not that it really matters, but I thought I'd throw 'em in here anyway. Kasay has been getting his share of the workload these last couple of weeks, and this won't be changing against the Bengals. The Panthers are going to be putting up a lot of points this weekend, which means Kasay will be too.

Defense: Denver Broncos. Let's see, the 31st ranked offense against the 10th ranked defense. This is a no brainer.