Between the bye week and injuries, there are a lot of guys I don't like this week. And many of them are starting on one of my teams. Yeesh. But rather than pick on the low-level guys you're agonizing over, I'm highlighting guys that you're probably going to start without thinking twice about them. Maybe you should think twice...
Earnest Graham, RB, Tampa Bay -- I know you want to - you need to - put Earnest Graham in your starting lineup, but the Titans have limited opponents to a measly 72.2 rushing yards per game. Those stats came against teams with powerful rushing games - Jacksonville, Indy, New Orleans and Atlanta. OK, maybe not Atlanta so much. Tennessee stifled all of them though, so don't expect much of anything from Graham.
Chad Johnson, WR, Cin -- This is a risky pick, but all the signs point to trouble this week for #85. He got in a public fight with QB Carson Palmer during their last game, a loss against the Patriots. He's facing a tough Kansas City pass defense and RB Rudi Johnson is hurt leaving only backup Kenny Watson to keep the Chiefs defense honest.
Eli Manning, QB, NY Giants -- Yes, I realize they're playing the Falcons, but the entire Giants passing game is centered around Plaxico Burress. This Monday night Burress will be matched up against Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall, a guy who has done an outstanding job of shutting down the opposition's #1 wide receiver. If Hall can shut down Burress, Manning has to look to other receivers, something he doesn't do well. This game might not be the blowout a lot of people (I'm looking at you Giants fans) think it will be.