Oct 6, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Justin: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
You may be tempted to start Bell this week after he put up 19 points in his first and only start in the NFL. However, Bell’s score that week was largely boosted by his two goal-line touchdowns. While it is encouraging that Bell received the majority of the workload (18 touches, including 16 of the team’s 20 handoffs), and that he got all of the goal-line carries, and that he is coming off of a bye, I would temper expectations for this week.
The New York Jets run defense is no joke. They rank fourth in points allowed to opposing running backs. Bell has a lot of upside going forward this season, but this is not the week to use him.
David: Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have absolutely turned their season around, but it’s been all about the ground game and Frank Gore. Boldin and Kaepernick haven’t truly been on the same page since the Week 1 explosion against the Packers, and now Boldin will be facing one of the most talented young CBs in Patrick Peterson.
The last time I recommended sitting Boldin, he nearly went catch-less the entire game (Week 2: One reception for seven yards). I expect the 49ers to win this game, but it certainly won’t be on the back of Anquan.
Matt: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson is going up against a Tennessee Titans defense that is only surrendering 10.4 fantasy points per week to opposing quarterbacks. That ranks second. It’s time to put in your backup quarterback or hit the waiver wire for an add. Hint: Jay Cutler, check his upcoming schedule you won’t be disappointed.