This is the week with the most teams on bye (six) all season. No other week has this many teams on bye, so this should be the thinnest you'll be all year as for you choices for your starting lineup. That being said, if you've got a player on your roster and you're not starting him this week when your other players are on bye, you might as well just drop him. If you're not starting him as a bye week filler, when are you going to start him?
Now, if that guy you're hanging onto is a handcuff for another player on your roster, or a player that would see their playing time shoot up drastically if the guy in front of them gets hurt, keep hanging on to that guy. If you're hanging onto a player thinking that you'll use them when the time is right, this is that time. Otherwise, they're just taking up space on your roster. Now onto the calls for the week.
If you grabbed Andrew Luck in your draft and you're wondering if you should start him this week, the answer would be yes. Luck is playing against a Cleveland defense that is allowing an average of over 300 yards passing and 2.5 touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks on the season. Cleveland's defense is the second worst in the league at giving up fantasy points to quarterbacks. Getting Luck in your lineup would be a ‘good call' this week.
Andy Dalton is slowly becoming one of my favorite young quarterbacks. He's not hitting that sophomore slump that most young quarterbacks hit. He's had three 3-touchdown games already this year. He had just one three touchdown game all of last year. Dalton's matchup with Pittsburgh this week, seems to look tough of paper, but the Steelers defense has only seen two Top 10 quarterbacks this year (Peyton Manning and Michael Vick). Dalton is improving every week, and he looks to be a strong play that would be a ‘good call' to be in your lineup this week.
If you've got another option besides Matthew Stafford this week, I'd use him. Stafford has only thrown four touchdown passes all year, and the Chicago defense he'll be going against in Chicago has only allowed four touchdown passes all year. If you think Stafford is going to throw more than one into the end zone this week, you're going to be sorely disappointed. Stafford might have a decent week for yardage, but an interception or two and just one touchdown just isn't going to get it done this week. Stafford is a ‘bad call' and I'd sit him if you've got another decent option.
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