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 — Moore has been a big surprise for fantasy owners this week since taking over for Chad Henne early in the season after Henne entered the season as a potential quality sleeper at the quarterback position. Cowboys fans remember Moore as the practice squad quarterback for the Cowboys that could have followed the Tony Romo model but instead was cut loose, albeit reluctantly. Now, with your season and possibly league title on the line, this could be the week to get him in your lineup as the Dolphins face the awful secondary of the New England Patriots, who have allowed the likes of Rex Grossman, Dan Orlovsky and Tim Tebow to throw for multiple touchdowns in recent weeks. Brandon Marshall is healthy and Moore has built a nice connection with him. It could be a big week for them both.
Dud of the Week: Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA — The football version of "Beast Mode" has been a touchdown machine this season. Lynch has at least a touchdown in his past 10 games with 13 over that span, but this week could see that streak come to an end. The Seahawks face off against the San Francisco 49ers, who sport the league's best run defense. In fact, the 49ers have a nice little streak going of their own as the defense hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in the past 36 games and hasn't allowed a running back to score a rushing touchdown all season. Lynch might keep his streak alive, but don't expect a big game.