Saturday, December 09, 2006

Pratt's Start and Sit for Week 14

I wasn't too satisfied with my last starts last week, so hopefully I can make this one a little bit better. I was planning on making my WR start be Nate Washington from the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it is hard to tell you that now that the game has already been played (stupid laziness!). Anyways, here are my starts for Week 14.

Quarterback: Alex Smith (SF). I know, you are as surprised as I am to see his name on here. However, not only does San Francisco have a crappy defense, do does Green Bay. The Packers are 30th in pass D, and despite is poor performance during the second half of the season, Smith has some good weapons around him to make this game a shootout.

Running Back: Ladell Betts (WAS). The Philadelphia Eagles are great at stopping the pass. However, their real weakness is against the run. The Eagles are 28th in run defense and Betts is coming off a killer game last week (155 yards rushing). Look for him to get the ball often and rack up a ton of yards.

Wide Receiver: Joey Galloway (TB). Galloway has been one of the major disappointments this season after coming off of a career best season last year. In his past two games against the Falcons, Galloway has 17 catches for 258 yards. So look for him to get back into a groove (at least for this week).

Tight End: Bo Scaife (TEN). I was debating whether or not to make my QB start of the week Vince Young. His performance these last couple of weeks has been stellar! (If you haven't already, check out my post about Vince Young). Scaife has been Young's favorite target recently and he has seven catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in his past two games.

Defense: New York Jets. I know, I know. I can't believe the horrible Jets D is on this list either. However, they have been playing much better recently. Last week against Green Bay, the Jets had two sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception. They also only gave up 10 points in that game.

My sit of the week belongs to Tom Brady. Besides being busying filing lawsuits against Yahoo! Brady has passed for 171 yards or less in five of his past six games against the Dolphins, and Miami defensive end Jason Taylor has 8.5 sacks in his past 11 games against the Patriots. Brady also has eight interceptions in his past five games against Miami. The Pats just don't play as well in Miami, especially when they are cruising away with the division title.


Anonymous said...

Great job once again.

Anonymous said...

Good call on Brady.