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Old 12-20-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Playing for all the fantasy marbles this weekend. We start 2 QBs in our league. I have Newton, Roethlisberger, and Wilson. Newton is a definite start. Trying to decide who my other guy is going to be.

Big Ben is facing Cincinnati who he scored 24 against earlier this season using our scoring system. Wilson has a tougher matchup in San Fran. He put up a measly 3.77 against them a couple months ago.

However, Wilson is RED HOT right now and Big Ben still doesn't seem to be completely recovered from his injury. I left about 20 points on the table last week by starting Ben over Russell, but luckily I advanced anyway due to my semifinal opponent having an uncharacteristically awful week.

Any fantasy experts want to offer an opinion???
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I love Wilson, he's been on my bench all year behind Brees. But i'm scared for him against that 49ers defense. San Fran has the #1 rushing defense in the NFL, meaning Wilson will have to throw a lot. And the 49ers front 7 gets after the QB as well as any team in the league. I'm in the superbowl too for my fantasy, and I have marshawn lynch, the #2 RB in the nfl. I'm sitting him on sunday against san fran. that's the respect I have for that defense.

Bengals have a good pass rush, and might get after Big Ben. Honestly, not that I would have the balls to do it, but the way he's been playing lately, Cam Newton against a GOD AWFUL Raiders team might be a sleeper pick.

But I'd honestly suggest Big Ben vs Bengals. Pitt is playing for a playoff spot and should bring their A game.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Wilson just feasted on a coupe of cellar dwellers so I'm not yet convinced he'll be able to do that against SF.
I'd go Big Ben for the safer play.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I love Wilson, he's been on my bench all year behind Brees. But i'm scared for him against that 49ers defense. San Fran has the #1 rushing defense in the NFL, meaning Wilson will have to throw a lot. And the 49ers front 7 gets after the QB as well as any team in the league. I'm in the superbowl too for my fantasy, and I have marshawn lynch, the #2 RB in the nfl. I'm sitting him on sunday against san fran. that's the respect I have for that defense.

Bengals have a good pass rush, and might get after Big Ben. Honestly, not that I would have the balls to do it, but the way he's been playing lately, Cam Newton against a GOD AWFUL Raiders team might be a sleeper pick.

But I'd honestly suggest Big Ben vs Bengals. Pitt is playing for a playoff spot and should bring their A game.

I don't know who else you have at RB but there's an old ff adage: Never Bench Your Studs!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I don't know who else you have at RB but there's an old ff adage: Never Bench Your Studs!
I've got Alfred Morris and Arian Foster.

I agree with Jaypee that Wilson might put in stinker this sunday. Again, i LOVE Russell Wilson, and the Seahawks are on a roll the last two weeks, scoring over 50 points in back to back games. Crazy!

However, they did that against the 5-9 Buffalo Bills and the 4-9 Arizona Cardinals who have lost 8 of their last 9. Seahawks will be facing the #1 overall defense in the NFL, #1 against the rush and #5 against the pass.

In Seattle's first game against the San Fran 49ers this year, they only scored 6 points...
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Is Wilson at home or away? Hawks are tough at home and it may warrant a start. But SF is tougher than Cincy so my lean is Big Ben.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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hawks are at home, so that is huge for them. still, that 49ers defense is damn tough.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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hawks are at home, so that is huge for them. still, that 49ers defense is damn tough.
True that, but Brady just hung 443 passing yards on them.

Question for OP: does your league award additional points for rushing TDs for QBs?
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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True that, but Brady just hung 443 passing yards on them.

Question for OP: does your league award additional points for rushing TDs for QBs?
1) Russell Wilson is no Tom Brady ... and SEA doesn't run the no-huddle like NE.
2) 4 pts for TD pass, 6 pts for TD rush/receiving is pretty standard ... this applies across all positions in my league.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Thanks for all the input, everyone! Maybe it would help if I went into more detail about our scoring system for QBs:

4 points per TD pass
6 points per rushing TD
1 point per 20 passing yards
1 point per 15 rushing yards
0.5 points per completion
-0.5 points per incompletion
0.5 points per rushing attempt (I think this is gay, but our league is a democracy and I'm in the minority...)
-1 point per sack
-2 points per interception
-2 points per lost fumble
-6 points per pick six

I think that's about it.
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