Greetings from Grand Rapids. I'm enjoying the Red Sox v. Rays game with some of my family after a rocking 90th birthday dinner for my grandpa. But don't think the birthday dinners stop here - there's another dinner tomorrow night and then a party on Saturday night, which will involve 47 people. It's clear my grandparents are the most popular people I know. I mean 47 people?! That's incredibly impressive for a 90th birthday.
Anyway, thanks for being patient with the links for today. Read on for some of the excellent start and sits out there - I'll be back with more tomorrow afternoon as well as my consensus start/sit list.
- ProFantasySports.com's Start 'em/Bench 'Em Report is precisely the place to go if you're looking for a thorough analysis of each game and the players you should be starting and sitting. This (as always) impressively addresses each matchup.
- Kind of on the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of thoroughness is Ask the Commish's Sit or Start. If you sign up for their premium services though there are apparently 80 dudes analyzed for their startability. But I do like ATC's advice and think it's definitely a worthwhile stopping point even though there are just a small number of guys listed here for free.
- Can you believe that the Indy defense has only allowed 1 passing TD all season? I'm stunned (though honestly haven't actually seen the Colts in action a whole lot). That's impressive, Indy D! Nicely done. Read up on that and other excellent nuggets in SI's NFL fantasy start 'em, sit 'em.
- My poor Broncos have the worst pass defense in the league, so if you're starting Randy Moss, as NFL.com's Start 'em or Sit 'em - Favre has great matchup in Oakland; RB Jones a risk vs. Bucs points out, you might just have a very successful Monday night. By the way, check out Julius Jones' hair in his photo here - is it just me or does he have a serious cone shape going on? Did I miss a cone hair phenomenon or what? Now the word cone makes me think of last night when I won an ice cream cone from my bowling team for beating my weekly bowling average. In fact, it was a legendary night - get this, I bowled a 150. That's not a typo, my friends, I'm on fire.
- I hear one QB strategy is just to find whichever QB is playing Detroit and start him. Hell, start any RB or WR who is facing Detroit, too. The RotoExperts' Start and Sit: Week Seven shows a little love for Matt Schaub who is facing the Lions this week and likely to post a third strong showing in a row.
- This anti-Lions trend continues in FFGoat's Start 'em Sit 'em and Sleeper Picks - the Goat supports starting both Schaub and notes that the Houston D might just have a laudable game on Sunday.
- What Does 5-0 Mean is exactly what the Ultimate FF Strategy has asked and USA Today referenced in an article today. If you're a Titans fan or just curious about the Titans' season, check it out.
- Finally, here's my column for the Bruno Boys this week - Finding that Cake Schedule where I name a few guys that are available on some of my waiver wires that could be worth a grab.