Fantasy Player Projections
Superdome | Sunday, October 04 | 4:05 p.m. EST (CBS)
Saints 30, Jets 20
Pos. Player Projection
QB Mark Sanchez
170 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTA Week 4 clash with the Saints could find Sanchez in a fantasy-friendly shootout. But let's not lose sight of the rookie's experience level: He's anything but a sure thing.
RB Thomas Jones
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 40 rush yardsJones seems to be ceding his foothold on the starting running back gig to Leon Washington. Something to keep an eye on.
RB Leon Washington
50 rush yards, 1 rush TDWashington is psuhing Jones for a more prominent role in the Jets' offense. But as things stand within the muddied backfield picture, neither running back is worth a start.
WR Jerricho Cotchery
7 rec, 90 yards, 1 TDSanchez's favorite target is a highly recommended start in a probable up-and-down game against the Saints.
WR Chansi Stuckey
3 rec, 45 yardsThose who jumped on the Stuckey bandwagon after a pair of strong performances to open the season weren't exactly rewarded for their faith by that Week 3 dud. But don't give him up just yet: The Saints could be just what the doctor ordered.
TE Dustin Keller
2 rec, 25 yardsIf it's a shootout, don't be surprised to see Keller nose his way onto the scoring ledger.
K Jay Feely
2 PATs, 2 FGsFeely, who has benefitted from New York's high-scoring offense, makes a more-than-attractive bye week replacement if he's not already owned.
3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FumbleThe Jets' defense has been considerably better than expected during the opening stages of the 2009 season, but you should think twice about starting them against an offense as deadly and prolific as New Orleans.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Drew Brees
215 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTBrees failed to throw a touchdown for the first time in 12 games but that's a freak occurrance, not the start of a trend. Don't overthink it: There's no reason not to start him.
RB Pierre Thomas
75 rush yards, 1 rush TDThomas fought the flu and came through with a pair of touchdowns against the Bills. With Mike Bell out for at least a couple of weeks, Thomas is a good play.
RB Reggie Bush
4 rec, 20 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 45 rush yardsAlways a sound play in PPR leagues given his propensity to catch balls out of the backfield, feel free to start Bush in any format this week.
WR Marques Colston
4 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDColston hasn't exploded for that monster game just yet. But it's coming. Perhaps as soon as Sunday.
WR Devery Henderson
5 rec, 60 yards, 0 TDHenderson tends to benefit when opponents key on Colston. But he's still not consistent enough to warrant full-time consideration as a starter.
WR Lance Moore
2 rec, 15 yardsMoore, who was hurt in Week 3, retains only the most marginal fantasy appeal. An emergency starter against a favorable opponent at best.
TE Jeremy Shockey
4 rec, 45 yardsIs Shockey the underachiever, injury-hampered former star who scored zero touchdowns throughout the 2008 season? Or is he the dynamic pass-catching tight end who found the end zone twice in Week 1? The truth is somewhere in between.
K John Carney
3 PATs, 3 FGsA dome kicker playing on one of the league's most prolific offenses? Done and done.
2 sacks, 1 INTThe Saints have one of the league's elite fantasy defenses. Start them with no hesitation.