FFL: Week 13 Matchups
Originally Published: December 2, 2005By Scott Engel | ESPN Fantasy Games
Every week, we preview all of the upcoming games from a fantasy perspective. To help you with lineup decisions, we give you matchups to exploit, key starting choices and advice on who to leave on your bench. Arizona at San Francisco: The Niners' defensive front can sometimes be tougher at home, so don't bank on good numbers from J.J. Arrington. But you can certainly expect Kurt Warner to attack the San Francisco secondary often en route to another 300-yard day. The Niners will counter by using RBs Kevan Barlow and Maurice Hicks to take pressure off rookie QB Alex Smith while also trying to keep the Cardinals' offense off the field as much as possible. Start and Smile: Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin. Watch and Worry: J.J. Arrington Atlanta at Carolina: The Panthers' third-ranked rush defense could prevent Warrick Dunn from breaking loose, and Michael Vick might be forced into some adverse passing situations. Vick might have to scramble often, and he could struggle to find open receivers when he doesn't elect to run. The Panthers should have better success running the ball against a defense that is allowing 115 yards per game on the ground, and Stephen Davis could revisit the end zone. Jake Delhomme will benefit by using play-action passing effectively, and he could be good for more than one TD pass. Start and Smile: Jake Delhomme, DeShaun Foster. Watch and Worry: T.J. Duckett.
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