Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Start Philip Rivers vs. PHI. I don't trust the Eagles' secondary. They allowed RGIII a 62% completion percentage in week one and Rivers' showed flashes of his 2010-self against a much better Texans' defense.Start Jay Cutler vs. MIN. Cutler has averaged 225 yards and multiple scores in his seven career games against the Vikings. Stafford definitely has Minnesota's secondary questioning their resolve after last week's 350+ yard outing.continued...Start Cam Newton vs. BUF. Cam isn't going to repeat his week one performance. Nobody is going to suggest that Buffalo's defense can compare to Seattle's and Carolina's coaching staff seems insistent on making some changes to their offensive game-plan.Start Tony Romo vs. KC. In Romo's only previous game against the Chiefs he stacked up 351 yards passing, and I have a feeling this is going to be a QB battle. Reid vs. Kiffin, definitely a game worth watching.Start Matt Schaub vs. TEN. Schaub has averaged 260 yards and 2 touchdowns in his 9 prior games against the Titans. Additionally, he has only thrown 1 interception in their previous 8 meetings. After last week's slow start, and with Houston's run game in question, expect Schaub to come out of the locker room locked-and-loaded.Sit Andy Dalton vs. PIT. Despite the 'L', Pittsburgh only allowed 5 points to week-1 opposing QB, Jack Locker. In Andy Dalton's career has has only managed a measly 135 yards per game, and totaled 5 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Not numbers that any fantasy owner wants to see.Sit Matt Stafford vs. ARI. Arizona's defense went from good to great this off-season. Stafford's only career game against the Cardinals came last year (when he set the record for single-season passing attempts) and he was held to only 6.8 fantasy points.Sit Carson Palmer vs. DET. The Lions defense shut down Vikings' Christian Ponder last week and in his two career outings versus the Lions, Palmer has only thrown 2 touchdowns, accompanied by 2 interceptions.Sit Tom Brady vs. NYJ. This is a tough sit. Brady has a history of lighting up the Jets' secondary. Most fantasy owners who drafted Brady probably don't have a viable week 2 fill-in. (In one of my leagues, somebody drafted Rodgers and Brady, I guess he saw this coming.) The Patriots ball-catchers are all hurt. Yeah, all of them. The average age of Brady's active WRs & TEs this week is 24, and the 6 of them combine for barely 100 total career catches. I'm patiently awaiting the next movie cleverly titled The Brady 6 about the most inexperienced group of receivers in a single NFL game. In addition, the Jets only allowed 10 points to TB's Josh Freeman in week 1. If you have Schaub or Rivers, it might pay off to put Brady on the bench.Sit Joe Flacco vs CLE. Flacco has only managed 180 passing yards in his last 5 games against the Browns. Even though Cleveland's defense seems to have gotten noticeably better this year, Baltimore was embarrassed on the road last week and are going to score fast and early this week at home. Expect a lot of garbage-time yards for Rice & Pierce. Flacco is not the guy you want playing for you this week in any format.
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