We all have difficult decisions to make when setting our line up for the week. Getting into situations where you aren’t sure who to play can eat at you all week all the way up to kick off – going back and forth – for this reason or that reason. “Did I pick the right person!?” “Ahhhhhhh!! What do I do?!” Sometimes playing your match ups can serve you well when trying to decide on who to play. Remember not to look too hard into who you play as it normally comes back to bite you in the…you know what. Play your best player, always. If you are trying to decide between Ray Rice and Lamar Miller, or Tom Brady and Alex Smith, you’re thinking too much. These stats can help you make that right choice instead of having a battle between yourself during every week of the season.
*Standard Leagues – 1 point every 25 passing yards, 4 points per TD, -2 points per interception, 1 point for every 10 rushing and receiving yards, 6 points for every rushing and receiving yards, -2 points per fumble lost
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Maurice Jones-Drew RB (JAX) - 1:00pm @ St. Louis –
I have been dead wrong so far on MJD. Not only has he not produced, he’s even looked terrible and slow. He used to be able to break tackles but now as soon as he hits the line, he starts to fall forward which is very un-MDJ like. This is it though – his last chance before I write him and his career off. There is speculation that MDJ will be traded but so far, not any strong rumors. This week he plays the St. Louis Rams who are the worst in the league in allowing opposing fantasy points for RBs. Come on MDJ! This is purely a match up based suggestion, but put in MDJ if you have even the slightest hope he still has something left. Based on the match up, I’m hoping for 100 yards and a TD – if his actual stats don’t come close to that, then bye bye MDJ. Now if MDJ does have a successful week, you need to immediately find a trade suitor and get something back after this week – looking at his schedule for the rest of the season is absolutely brutal for RBs. MDJ is no AP so expect him to not do a whole lot the rest of the year.