Week 6: Sit 'Em
The Chicago offense this season to-date has been all about Matt Forte. Jay Cutler was all over the place last evening trying to make plays. Johnny Knox needs Cutler to be consistent and have time in the pocket to plant his feet and release the ball. Cutler does not currently have this luxury as his offensive line is porous and he ends up scrambling for his life. Knox caught 2 passes this week and does not have a score yet this season. My suggestion is to keep Knox and most of the Chicago offense on your bench until further notice. Matt Forte is the only smart start at this stage.
The Washington defense may not be on the top of your list, but you might think they are worth a start this week against a reeling Philadelphia offense. I beg to differ. Washington is allowing on average about 300 total yards per game, close to 85 rushing and 215 passing. Michael Vick torched this team the last time he played them for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns. I expect to see Vick try to help his team bounce back with a big win this week. The only saving grace Washington has is the 15 sacks they have recorded. I suspect they will get to Vick, but he will win this battle. Look for Washington to get some major points scored against them this week.