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Friday, December 02, 2005

Week 13 Tips

Start them:
Drew Brees, San Diego. Should light up Oakland in a must-win game for the Chargers
Mark Brunell, Washington. The Rams are having trouble stoppinh anybody at this point.
Jake Plummer, Denver. Plummer isn't a good start most weeks, but this game has the look of a shootout in Kansas City.

Bench them:
Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle. The Eagles will find a way to get after Hasselbeck, who's not the same player on the road that he is at home.
J.P. Losman, Buffalo. The Bills are 0-5 on the road this season.
Trent Dilfer, Cleveland. He's hurting and the Jaguars defense is very tough.

Running backs
Start them:
Jamal Lewis, Baltimore. Chester Taylor's still hurting, he's coming off his first 100-yard performance of the season and Houston's run defense is the worst in the league. The stars are aligned.
Larry Johnson, Kansas City. Don't you dare bench Johnson, even though Denver's run defense is the league's best.
Thomas Jones, Chicago. He's healthy once again, Jones faces the Packers.

Bench them:
Stephen Davis, Carolina. DeShaun Foster is stealing all of the carries.
Fred Taylor, Jacksonville. Word is he'll sit this week despite practicing.
Samkon Gado, Green Bay. Sorry Samko, you'r not getting it done against the Bears.

Wide receivers
Start them:
Joey Galloway, Tamp Bay. I think I could get open a few times against the Saints.
Santana Moss, Washington. Ditto the Rams.
Roy Williams, Detroit. May be the only Lions player worth starting at this point.

Bench them:
Andre Johnson, Houston. Will struggle against the Ravens.
Issac Bruce, St. Louis. It's time to retire.
Donald Driver, Green Bay. They will load up to stop him.

Tight ends
Start them:
Todd Heap, Baltimore. Houston's defense is like tissue paper.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh. Leads all rookies in catches. Had a career-best six catches in the first meeting with Cincinnati.
Chris Cooley, Washington. He's Washington's No. 2 receiver.

Bench them:
Jerramy Stevens, Seattle. Brian Dawkins is till tough.
Marcus Pollard, Detroit. Age has caught up with him - and so have opposing linebackers
Ben Watson, New England. No consistency.

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