MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins reacts to a touchdown during a game against the Washington Redskins at Sun Life Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
In what will be a weekly occurence, we'll give suggestions on who to start in your fantasy league, and who to sit on the bench. We'll try to avoid stating the obvious, like "start Tom Brady" and dig a little deeper for some less obvious choices. Enough with the introduction, let's get started...
Stud of the Week: Matt Moore, QB, MIA — Matt Moore is no world-beater. But in two of his past three games, the former Cowboys practice-squader has thrown for three touchdowns and no interceptions. Granted, those two games were against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills. Now he has to come to Arlington and face Rob Ryan's aggressive defense. But hold up, is Ryan's defense playing well right now? Rex Grossman looked like Tom Brady at times last week against the Cowboys secondary with a bunch of washed up has beens at wide receiver. Moore doesn't have too many great weapons, but he has one elite one in Brandon Marshall. If the Cowboys made Grossman look good last week, who's to say they won't do the same for Moore?
Dud of the Week: Frank Gore, RB, SF — Gore is not a bad play if you have to play him, but if you have other viable options it might be the week to consider benching Gore. Coming off a five-game stretch of eclipsing 100 yards on the ground, Gore has was injured two weeks ago and had zero yards on six carries. Last week against Arizona, he appeared to be OK, rushing 24 times for 88 yards and sitting out the fourth quarter for precautionary reasons in a Niners blowout. This week, the 49ers have to face the Baltimore Ravens defense on a short week when the teams meet Thursday night. Ray Lewis might not be back, which would help Gore's case, but with the injury questions lingering it might be in your best interest to keep Gore on your bench if you can.