Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 1

September 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week?  Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:
Start - Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England
Sit - Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh
While there may be concerns about Palmer’s ability to throw the deep ball, the Patriots secondary has significant questions hovering over it.  Leigh Bodden, who signed a big free agent contract in the offseason, is out for the year.  His replacement, Darius Butler, did not look good against a Rams’ offense that certainly isn’t known for its explosiveness. 
It certainly opens the door for Palmer to have a big first week, with Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens feasting on the weakness.  Even if Ryan had a positive matchup it would be tough to overtake Palmer, but he certainly is not going to find it easy to pick apart the Steelers defense.
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