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Week 17: Sit 'Em

These usually solid players are not worth starting this week due to match-up, injury, or other circumstances This week's picks include Matt Moore, Aaron Rodgers, Toby Gerhart, Shonn Greene, and Chris Johnson.

Antonio Brown caught 3 passes for about 30 yards without Big Ben. Charlie Batch has at times filled in admirably for Pittsburgh, but if Roethlisberger does not play again this week, Brown and the other wideouts are not wise starts. Even if Roethlisberger starts, I question his ability to accurately feed the ball to his receivers. Reports state that Roethlisberger could start this week, so watch the news his status. I feel that he will be limited and this will hurt the wide out values. I would bank on Brown catching 3-4 passes for 30-45 yards this week without a score.

Vincent Jackson is working through a groin injury. The injury nagged him last week and will likely bother him enough this week to make him a risky play. I would like to see Jackson at 90% or better for him to start on fantasy rosters. Based on his performance last week I suspect he is about 80-85% and not worth a start.

Victor Cruz was the beneficiary of the tight coverage Hakeem Nicks received last week. Nicks was held in check for one reception for 20 yards vs. Revis and New York. The New York pass defense held Eli Manning to 225 yards with one TD and one INT. Look for Miami's offense to be pressured this week and for Marshall to get the Revis treatment. This means a low number of receptions, yards and the high probability of no score. I am aware that Marshall caught 6 for over 100 yards in the last match-up with New York, but this week he will be kept at bay. I foresee Marshall grabbing two passes this week for 45 yards or so.

The St. Louis defense is ranked first at stopping tight ends. Davis has not lived up to his projected fantasy value and this week will be troubled by a stout defensive unit. I am looking at Davis as tight end to keep on your bench. Look for him to grab 3-4 receptions for 25-35 yards and no score.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

 
Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.