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Friday, September 30, 2005

Week 4 Tips

Must starts:
Jake Delhomme, Carolina. Green Bay's defense is cheesy soft.
Byron Leftwich, Jacksonville. No Champ Bailey for Denver.
Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants. St. Louis will score some points. The Giants will have to keep up.
Brian Griese, Tampa Bay. Detroit's secondary isn't strong.

Bench them:
Brett Favre, Green Bay. Bench Brett Favre? Yep. He's going to struggle against the Panthers.
Jake Plummer, Denver. Jacksonville's defense is strong, especially at home.
Steve McNair, Tennessee. Has practiced sparingly this week. That wouldn't have been in problem in the past. Now it is.

Running backs:
Must starts:
Cadillac Williams, Tampa Bay. He's got a foot problem - but not enough of one not to put up another 100 yards.
Willis McGahee, Buffalo. McGahee should find some running room against New Orleans.
Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati. Could have a really nice game at home against Houston.
Stephen Davis, Carolina. Should get into the end zone once or twice this week.
Warrick Dunn, Atlanta. Could have a couple of nice long runs against Minnesota.

Bench them:
Ahman Green, Green Bay. Is really struggling. In fact, it's been about eight games since his last 100-yarder.
Steven Jackson, St. Louis. Was on my must-start list last week, but is now playing injured.
Lamont Jordan, Oakland. Dallas' defense is tough to run against.
Curtis Martin, Jets. Martin's banged up and going against Baltimore with Brooks Bollinger at QB.
Kevin Jones, Detroit. Has struggled this season.

Wide Receiver:
Must Starts:
Steve Smith, Carolina. Has shown he's all the way back from last season's broken leg.
Kevin Curtis, St. Louis. He'll start opposite Torry Holt, who draws plenty of attention.
Keenan McCardell, San Diego. Something tells me Marty Schottenheimer will know enough to attack the Patriots down the field.
Jimmy Smith, Jacksonville. I love his matchup with Denver's banged up secondary.
Bench them:
Laveraneus Coles, Jets. Bollinger against Baltimore won't bode wel for Coles.
Charles Rogers, Detroit. Has just four catches in two games. Mike Williams may push him to the bench.
Keary Colbert, Carolina. Has been the invisible man this season.
Joe Horn, New Orleans. Has barely practiced this week because of a hamstring injury. Play somebody else if you have a decent option.

Tight Ends:
Must Starts:
Courtney Anderson, Oakland. Has now had two very good games in three outings.
Ben Troupe, Tennessee. This kid is the next great tight end star.
Chris Baker, Jets. The tight end is a nice security blanket for a QB who won't have much time to throw.
L.J. Smith, Philadelphia. Has emerged as the Eagles No. 2 receiver behind Terrell Owens.

Bench them:
Bubba Franks, Green Bay. Likely too banged up to play again this week.
Todd Heap, Baltimore. Hasn't been a factor this season.
Dallas Clark, Indianapolis. Just hasn't been on the same page with Peyton Manning.

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