Fantasy Studs and Starts - Week 10

Week 10 of the 2006 NFL fantasy season is here and it's time to set those fantasy line-ups. Scout.com will be here each week to provide advice on "Who to start?" and "Who to bench?" in our weekly Fantasy Studs and Starts column.

Quarterbacks
STUDS
Peyton Manning - Peyton was a machine on the road in Denver and New
England the last two weeks...Buffalo shouldn't be problem at home.
Michael Vick - He'll destroy Cleveland at home.
Donovan McNabb - Fantasy QB MVP at mid-term.

START
Philip Rivers - Due for a nice game in Cincy.
Marc Bulger - Passer rating of 102 through 8, but check the weather
before starting Bulger in Seattle.
Jake Delhomme - Watch Delhomme finally go off on MNF. 
Jake Plummer - Plummer is playing his best football of the year and
gets Oakland this week...could put up STUD stats.
Eli Manning - Tough start against the Bears, but too good to bench.
Drew Brees - Brees has Saints at 6-2 and has quietly become a top 
five fantasy QB through the first half of '06.
Tony Romo - Playing the 1-7 Cardinals...he'll play like a champion
this week.
Ben Roethlisberger - Call it a feeling, but I expect Big Ben to 
have a Big Game this week in desperation mode at home against N.O.
Tom Brady - Pick Brady to rebound from his 0 TD / 4 INT performance
on SNF last week...Brady will be big against the Jets.
Brad Johnson - Playing another awful defense, but still barely a 
start with his rocky performances of late.
Jon Kitna - Best fantasy QB start ever for a 2-6 team...Kitna could
have killer stats this week against Niners in the dome.
Seneca Wallace - Check the weather first and consider starting him
against Rams lousy D if clear skies and you have no other option.
Damon Huard - Doing better than expected...okay start against Fins.
Carson Palmer - Marvin Lewis has let the Bengal thugs ruin the 
locker room chemistry...but Palmer is still too talented to bench.
David Garrard - Garrard will toss 3 TDs this week against Texans.

BENCH
Vince Young - Practicing for the future.
Brett Favre - Sorry Brett...but we're putting you on the pine.
Byron Leftwich - He's benched...injured...and out of favor.
David Carr - Struggling of late and Jax defense is solid.
Joey Harrington - Okay last week, but not worth a roster position.
Matt Leinart - He'll get it eventually, but wait until he proves 
himself before you start him...Fitzgerald's return will help.
Rex Grossman - No way...his recent brainless performances may lead
to Lovie stepping in and taking away his passing rights.
Mark Brunell - Drop him unless you plan on playing in your league's
Toilet Bowl.
Matt Hasselbeck - Still out...maybe back in week 11.
Alex Smith - Surely you have someone else you can play, but Smith 
could do something this week.
Andrew Walter - Again, just why didn't the Raiders draft a QB in 
the first round?
Bruce Gradkowski - Don't think Grad will do much against Panthers.
Charlie Frye - Better with new offensive coordination, but not in 
Atlanta this week.


Running Backs
STUDS
LaDainian Tomlinson - He's on pace to set a few NFL records and 
Cincy won't stop him this week.
Brian Westbrook - Not exactly LaDainian, but still a stud with huge
combo yards.
Larry Johnson - 1100+ yards already and Fins will give him another
130 and a score or two.
Kevin Jones - Paying off for his owners...BIG game against Niners.
Warrick Dunn - Plays better at home and Cleveland won't stop him.
Laurence Maroney - Jets will wish they drafted this rookie when 
he's done with them.

START
Joseph Addai - Big game for Addai vs. Bills in RCA Dome.
Rudi Johnson - Chargers defense is tough to run upon, but we'd
still start him.
Thomas Jones - Bears hopefully have learned their lesson and will 
utilize Jones better this week.
Willie Parker - Quietly the number 3 fantasy RB through 8 games. 
Anthony Thomas - TD production is horrible...gets a better shot 
with the Pack in town.
Steven Jackson - STUD yardage, but only 4 TDs to date...huge game 
this week in Seattle if rain in forecast.
Clinton Portis - Getting hot at the right time.
Edgerrin James - Too talented to bench.
Jamal Lewis - Should have STUD numbers this week against bad D, but
somehow get myself to put him up in STUD zone.
Maurice Jones-Drew - Big fantasy play against this D.
Frank Gore - Under-rated and well worth playing in Detroit.
Cadillac Williams - True test against Panthers on MNF...risky, but
still worth a start if on your roster.
DeShaun Foster - DeAngelo Williams will play, but not enough to 
threaten Foster's numbers too much on MNF.
Maurice Morris - Great sleeper against Rams.
Tatum Bell/Mike Bell - Kind of a mind-bend, but if you can figure
who's getting the touches in this game, then he's worth starting.
Ronnie Brown - Brown has secretly busted into the top ten of FFL
RBs through the mid-point...surprising to many with Miami's record.
Tiki Barber - Very risky start against the Bears D...I don't think 
you do it, but he has too many yards on the season to bench.
Julius Jones - I like him at Arizona.

BENCH
Jets RBs - Way to big of a log-jam to play any of the Jet trio (of 
Cedric Houston, Kevan Barlow, or Leon Washington).
DeAngelo Williams - He'll play, but not ready to steal many stats.
Reuben Droughns - Nope, especially not in Atlanta.
Travis Henry - Nothing against Ravens.
Deuce McAllister - Don't count on Deuce this week against a run D 
that is still impressive.
Willis McGahee - Out for a month.
Ahman Green - Not against this run D. 
Shaun Alexander - Maybe in week 11.
Wali Lundy - Ron Dayne is probably a better play for Houston, but I
don't like either this week.
LaMont Jordan - Nothing against Denver.


Receivers
STUDS
Javon Walker - Plummer is grooving nearly everything to Walker and
the Raiders won't bust the trend.
Terrell Owens - Playing in Arizona this week...STUD.
Steve Smith - Nice play this week on MNF.
Roy Williams - ROY gets the Niners at home...HUGE game for ROY!
Reggie Wayne - He's back home and in a groove with Peyton.
Marvin Harrison - See Wayne...Colts at number 1 in passing offense.

START
Torry Holt - Bulger's go-to guy all...STUD if not a monsoon in 
Seattle on Sunday.
Laveranues Coles - Coles is putting up solid numbers and loving 
what Indy was able to do to New England last week.
Donte Stallworth - McNabb's favorite target returns, but still not
at 100% with a hammy that may never be perfect.
Andre Johnson - Andre's leading the league in receptions and 
yardage...he's the man regardless of the opponent or the score.
Darrell Jackson - Move him to STUD if the weather cooperates.
Plaxico Burress - Burress is a play-maker and too good to bench 
even with the Bears coming to town.
Larry Fitzgerald - He's bbbaaaaaaccckkk!
T.J. Houshmandzadeh - San Diego's defense is hurting.
Chad Johnson - We're now half-way and Chad still isn't out of the 
gate...looking like the best talented WR bust so far.
Anquan Boldin - Fitz' return should boost Boldin over the top.
Lee Evans - Okay start in Indy (esp. if Colts go off early).
Alge Crumpler - Vick's favorite target and leading all TE's with 6 
TDs...Cleveland may boost his total to 8.
Chris Chambers - Could Chambers finally be getting it going?
Santana Moss - Probable, but Gibbs is threaten to bench him if not
completely healthy this week...check status prior to starting.
Keyshawn Johnson - Nice play against former team on MNF.
Marques Colston - This dude is leading all fantasy WRs this season!
Randy Moss - Tempted to put him on the BENCH against Denver, but 
just can't do it.
Todd Heap - Should play and Tennessee should let him in the zone.
Hines Ward - Ward will have a nice game this week in desperation.
Donald Driver - Only option for Pack and not really a good one.
Antonio Gates - Nice matchup for Gates against Bengals.


BENCH 
Reggie Brown - Brown's numbers are likely to diminish with the 
return of Stallworth...and it starts this week.
Drew Bennett - Not with Vince Young at QB.
Amani Toomer - He's injured.
Bernard Berrian - Rib injury has him benched. 


BYE WEEK 10 - None 
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