Originally Posted by Josey Wales
If I was in your position for week 1:
1) Benson- Cincy's pass offense needs to be sorted out and it will come over time. Meanwhile, Benson will be a big producer just by the amount of touches he is going to have. I don't know if you heard but he got 20 days in the clink for his misdemeanors. The sentence starts in mid-October on the Monday of the Bengals bye-week. I'd go with him over Dangelo even with lop-sided run matchup of Arizona. Williams is still sharing the work load.
2) Plaxico- Guy looks like he's back to play. You've got him on your roster on two teams which can be somewhat problematic. Start him week 1 in one of the leagues at least. I think I'd actually sit Dez Bryant and play Buress. Dallas' defense still looks like poop.
3) Hightower- Remember how Hamsterstyle got so mad last year when I dumped MJD for hightower and someone else I can't remember? Hightower put up a higher avg of points for the 1st 10 wks last year and he will do much much better in WAS. I like him over Tomlinson and Barber for sure.
Thanks for the advice! I actually do like Benson for week 1 (and did hear about his sentence). But I was thinking of putting him in for Addai instead of DeAngelo. I know the Panthers are a RBBC team, but won't they run a TON with Newton at QB? I mean, same logic as Benson, run it with the stud instead of throwing it with the rookie. Problem is, opponents for both teams know this, and will be stacking the box. Tidbit: I got a steal on Benson.
As for Plaxico, I got him for very cheap in both leagues. He could be great, he could be a bust. I thought it was worth the risk. But have you seen Bryant play this pre-season? He didn't get much action, but the action he did get he looked good. I'll look at the matchups and possibly take your advice, though, if the matchups are favorable.
As for Hightower, he is going to be decent. Shanahan is crazy with his multi-back system, but Hightower has looked excellent in the pre-season and Shanahan will use him a lot. I hope Torain doesn't steal goal line carries though (and its possible Helu will steal 3rd down touches too).