BarnStormer / SeatWarmer

Barn Stormer / Seat Warmer
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert,
Matchups matter. Especially when one bad lineup move can doom your team for the week. These are players who can tip the scales of victory in your favor or leave you with a real bitter flavor.
Barn Stormers
Eli Manning QB Giants vs Cardinals: If you’re anything like me, you despise having to use the lesser Manning in fantasy, but this is one week that he is sure to not leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. He’s looked better each game this season, and picked apart a stout Eagles defense last week; which the Cardinals pass Defense is anything but. They rank 25th coming into this weekend.
Anthony Fasano TE Dolphins vs Chargers:Look for Fasano to bounce back against the Chargers this Sunday from a terrible week 3. The San Diego defense cedes the second most fantasy points to tight ends in the league. They are also the ninth ranked pass defense which means QB Chad Henne may have to resort to a more dink and dunk passing approach to compete with QB Philip Rivers’ high flying offense. WR Brandon Marshall has been less than effective in the red zone as of late so Fasano may steal some of his looks there.

Raiders receivers vs Patriots: This game has all the indications of a shoot out, and it will have to be for the Raiders to stand a chance against the Brady bunch. I like WR Denarius Moore and WR Jacoby Ford here. Look for coach Hue Jackson to get creative with his two speedsters, as the Oakland running game opens the field for Jason Campbell to do work. There will be enough fantasy points to go around.

Tim Hightower RB Redskins vs Rams: Hightower needs to make a statement to stave off lurking RB Roy Helu, and this is the game that offers a golden opportunity for him to do so. The Rams are dead last in run defense and the division, and I don’t see them getting off the snide just yet. Things won’t always be this easy for him, but Hightower is a strong play this week.

Seat Warmers

Colt McCoy QB Browns vs Titans: The Titans have quietly put together a formidable defense thus far into the season, the strength of which is their pass defense that currently ranks second in the league. This does not bode well for second year starter Colt McCoy and an offense that lacks big playmakers right now. In fantasy, you should choose your battles wisely, and this is one skirmish you’re going to want to watch from the sidelines.

Anquan Boldin WR Ravens vs Jets: Two words- Darrelle Revis. Look for WR points elsewhere.

Randy McMichael TE Chargers vs Dolphins: Sure this looks like a prime opportunity to plug him in for an injured Antonio Gates, but McMichael has done little to nothing to prove that he can aptly take advantage of the situation. In the seven games that he’s filled in for Gates over the last season, he’s averaged 2.4 catches for 27 yards with two touchdowns. I was as surprised as you are. Don’t outsmart yourself by playing him over your regular tight-end, unless it’s Gates.

Shonn Greene RB Jets vs Ravens:  One good turn deserves another. Boldin is bad play against the Jets, and Greene is a stinker against the Ravens. Greene might be a bad play in general, until late into the season where a bruiser like him can wear tired defenses down. Too bad it’s still early and Baltimore has the sixth ranked run defense in the league. Look for LT to continue to buoy the running game for the Jets. You can keep Greene on the shelf for, sigh, another week.

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