When it's the fourth quarter, you know Eli's coming.
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: Eli Manning, QB, NYG — For the second consecutive week, Manning the certified stud of the fantasy football week by yours truly. He lived up to the billing against Drew Brees and the Saints, and now he gets to deal with the awfully shaky Dallas Cowboys secondary, which has made bad quarterbacks look great recently. Imagine what a good quarterback can do against them. We're about to find out. Manning has done well against the Cowboys in his career too, putting up three 300-yard games in his past four outings against Dallas. Primetime. National stage. Look out Cowboys.
Dud of the Week: Beanie Wells, RB, ARI — Again, following last week's trend, the running back going up against the San Francisco 49ers is one you want to get out of your lineup. It rang true last week with Steven Jackson, and it'll ring true again this week with Wells. The Cardinals running back does have something to look forward to as it appears the 49ers will be without stud middle linebacker Patrick Willis, but still, that run defense is something special. The 49ers have now gone 34 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher and have gone 13 games without allowing a running back to score a touchdown. Pretty incredible.