I have a critical game this week. I need to win to stay in playoff contention.
I am worried about starting AJ Green against the Broncos. I don’t trust Andy Dalton against their tough secondary-- Brady threw a few TDs last week, but 1. That’s Brady and 2. The were RBs.
I have JuJu Smith-Schuster who’s had a great few weeks, and Crabtree who has a great matchup. I feel like they are the better play over Green this week, but I also feel ridiculous for benching Green.
In terms of RBs, I have J Howard and Kenyan Drake. I know Howard will have more volume, and he has a relatively favorable matchup, but he hasn’t seen the end zone in weeks. I think Drake against Tampa has a higher upside.
My standard league has slots for 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX, 1 OP. Everyone plays a QB in the OP slot. My 2nd QB is on Bye. I picked up Gabbert assuming Stanton can’t play. QBs are generally safe because you are almost always guaranteed double digits.
Who out the above players should I bench for Gabbert? Or should I play all of them and hope they make up the difference that I’m probably losing from not playing a QB in the OP slot?