For all of you anxiously waiting, here is this week's Sit 'em / Start 'em:
- Ben Tate - We all knew this day was coming. Foster is finally healthy and Tate's touches will greatly be diminished. Compounding this is the fact that Pittsburgh's notoriously stingy run D comes to town. Even if Tate remains the feature back this week as Foster adjusts to game speed, Pitt's D is too much of an obstacle to overcome.
- Beanie Wells - After sitting out last week's divisional loss to the Seahawks, Wells practice participation has still been limited this week. Even if he does play (which he probably will), he will be facing a NYG team that has allowed the 7th fewest fantasy points to RBs.
- Steve Smith (Car) - After a fast start with super rookie Cam Newton in the first two week, Smith had just 2 catches for 15 yards last week. With the Panthers traveling to Chicago, Newton may be in for another underwhelming statistical performance, meaning any owners dependent on his WRs will be in for a long, frustrating afternoon.
- Chad Henne - Henne has thrown for quite a few yards, but has just 4 TDs to 3 INTs. The game at San Diego should be closer than expected, and Thomas and Bush could have plenty of carries, creating less passing opportunities for Henne.
- Shonn Greene - Greene has been maddeningly inconsistent over the past two years. The upcoming trip to Baltimore isn't going to help matters.
- Eli Manning - The Cardinals defense is just horrid, especially its pass defense with is giving up an average of 275 yards per game, despite a game against Tavaris Jackson on their resume. After his 4 TD comeback performance against the Eagles, Eli should do very well for himself this weekend.
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis - After last weekend's loss to Buffalo, I expect the Patriots to commit more to the run game against Oakland, trying to limit the Raiders offensive snap and give their defense a break. Look for the Lawfirm to be a workhorse this week and NE employs a more balance attack this week.
- Rob Gronkowski - Aaron Hernandez is more than likely not playing for a while, which is a bonus to Gronkowski's owners. Also, Ochocinco's unreliability in the redzone makes Gronkowski and Welker the main options for Mr. Brady.
- Eric Decker - Green Bay's secondary is in rough shape and haven't held one opposing QB under 300 yards. Getting Tramon Williams back will effectively neutralize Brandon Lloyd, and Charles Woodson is always roaming the field, but not neccessarily shutting down one WR. That's where Decker comes in. Seeing a lot of single coverage by Sam Shields and deep help by inexperienced safties will allow Decker to have a very nice day.
- Joseph Addai - I've been down on the entire Colts offense so far, but the Colts showed heart against Pittsburgh last week. Going up against as soft Tampa Bay defense (23rd against the run, 24th in total defense), and possibly with Curtis Painter at QB, Addai will be the focal point of the Colts offense.