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Friday, November 04, 2005

Week 9 Tips

Must Start:
Kerry Collins, Oakland. The Raiders and Chiefs should get involved in an old-fashioned AFC West shootout.
Tom Brady, New England. The Patriots running backs are banged up. Brady will need to put the ball in the air.
Kurt Warner, Arizona. The Cardinals haven't had a running game all season. Warner starts this week and puts up good numbers.

Must sit:
Aaron Brooks, New Orleans. When will New Orleans figure out Brooks flat out stinks?
Mark Brunell, Washington. Brunell was added to the injury report Friday and faces a Philadelphia defense that should be pretty angry.
Trent Dilfer, Cleveland. Tennessee has been an inviting team to start quarterbacks against. But Dilfer and the Browns are really struggling. Fight the temptation.

Runnng Backs
Must Start:
Larry Johnson, Kansas City. Priest Holmes was downgraded to doubtful Friday. Johnson should have a huge day against Oakland.
Warrick Dunn, Atlanta. The Miami defense isn't what it once was. Go ahead and start Dunn.
Jamal Lewis, Baltimore. In seven career games against the Bengals, Lewis has seven 100-yard games. He gets his first of the year this week.

Must Sit:
Domanick Davis, Houston. Davis missed practice much of the week and now faces Jacksonville's defense.
Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay. Carolina has been one of the best in the NFL stopping the run.
Tony Fisher, Green Bay. Fisher will find nowhere to run against the Steelers.

Wide Receivers
Must Start:
Randy Moss, Oakland. Normally, Moss wouldn't be mentioned because he's a must start every week. But he's had three sub-par weeks and owners may feel the urge to bench him. Don't.
Eddie Kennison, Kansas City. Will get plenty of big play opportunities.
Steve Smith, Carolina. The best receiver in the league this year no matter who he's playing against.
Terrell Owens, Philadelphia. Get him in the lineup.

Must Sit:
Chris Chambers, Miami. Frerotte is struggling and he figures to draw DeAngelo Hall in coverage.
Travis Taylor, Minnesota. Sorry, but Brad Johnson doesn't instill much confidence.
Roy Williams, Detroit. Is probably a week away from making a big return, though he may play sparingly this week.

Tight Ends
Must Start:
Heath Miller, Steelers. Quickly turning into a touchdown machine.
Alge Crumpler, Atlanta. Will get plenty of looks.
L.J. Smith, Philadelphia. Should get free for some looks.

Must Sit:
Daniel Graham, New England. He's only getting one or two catches per week. Not the breakout star some though.
Chris Baker, Jets. Disappeared with Vinny Testaverde at quarterback.
Jermaine Wiggins, Minnesota. Just when he started catching passes, Culpepper got hurt. Bench him this week to see if Johnson throws to him.

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