League Updates and Shameful Pleadings

Sunday, Oct 12, 2008 at 12:00 pm ET

Last week wasn't very good for me. I didn't use the Nerd to make a sit/start decision that I should have. I have both Larry Johnson and Brian Westbrook in one league and opted to start Johnson, even though the Nerd had Westbrook edging him out in the rankings. I just felt that Johnson was the safer play coming off a monster week and Westbrook nursing his injury. That was a disappointment and cost me the win. Larry Johnson's pathetic 7 carries for 2 yards produced a whopping 0.2 points which just doesn't cut it. 2 YARDS?!?!?! I'd be happy to suit up and carry the ball 7 times for a fraction of his salary. Give me a bonus if I get 3 or more yards.

In the three leagues I participate in, I'm 4-1, 3-2, and 3-2. I had to laugh as I set my lineup in one particular league where my bench consists of Brian Westbrook and 5 guys all on bye week. That was the easiest lineup I've ever set. If they're playing, they're starting.

I'm benching Ryan Grant this week in favor of Le-Ron McClain. Even though he had 83 yards on the ground last week, Grant still hasn't found the end zone and I'm tired of the false hope. With my luck, Grant will rip off a monster game this afternoon. Doesn't it seem that way sometimes? The guys with unfavorable matchups tend to defy the odds.

Vernon Davis has been a bust all year, so he's riding the pines as well which is a shame for such a talented guy.

I have Plaxico and had to sit him last week. Eli - if you're reading this - I'd appreciate a couple of long bombs his way. His speed and height make him an attractive target this week against a much shorter secondary.

Matt Cassel - if there was ever a week to look Brady-esque, it's against the 32nd ranked Chargers pass defense. They're giving up an average of 265 passing yards a game. Moss and Welker are incredible tools at your disposal. Get them the ball.

Brandon Marshall - Last week's 3 receptions for 25 yards hurt. After hauling in 166, 155, and 77 yards along with a TD in each of the previous three games, I think we're all expecting a bit more this week.

Derek Anderson - I'm assuming you have a twin brother and he was the one who suited up last year. Would you mind letting him take your place?

Lance Moore - Don't let Colston intimidate you. Brees will continue to throw a lot, so make the most of every pass.

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