Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pratt's Starts and Sit of the Week! --Week 13--

Sorry I got this out a little late, I know some of you have Baltimore and Cincinnati players in games tonight. Here are my starts and sits for Week 13...

Quarterback: Ben Roethlisberger (PIT). Pittsburgh is down and frustrated. Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward are both out for their home game against Tampa Bay. I firmly believe, as a faithful Pittsburgh Steelers fan, that Big Ben is going to have a huge game against a weak TB defense. Tampa Bay has only 5 INTs this season and has allowed 21 passing touchdowns.

Running Back: Travis Henry (TEN). Travis Henry has really turned it on the second half of this season. In week 5 against the Colts, Henry rushed for 123 yards. The Colts are 31st against the run and have allowed 13 rushing TDs.

Wide Receiver: Bernard Berrian (CHI). About 5 weeks ago, this would have been a no brainer. But since his injury, and up until last week, Berrian hasn't really done anything. The Vikings are 31st against the pass and Rex Grossman plays much better at home. Look at them to be airing it out.

Tight End: Heath Miller (PIT). Miller has been a huge letdown this season, and in his defense it is not his fault. The Steelers have yet to realize the potential this guy has. But with Hines Ward out, I expect Miller to be a bigger factor this week and to have a good game.

Defense: Seattle Seahawks. No I do not have a man crush on the Seahawks, I don't really even like them. BUT once again they have a very favorable match up and are one of the less obvious defensive starts. With Jay Cutler making his first career start, expect a couple of sacks and some turnovers for the 'Hawks.

And for my sit of the week, Chester Taylor (MIN). This doesn't come as a big surprise because Taylor is facing the Chicago Bears. The Bears have only allowed 4 rushing TDs all season. Look for a better option.