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Week 3 – RB – Cedric Benson, Pierre Thomas, or Donald Brown?

Posted by in NFL Week 3 Start 'Em Sit 'Em Advice on September 24th, 2009 | 4 Comments

Question: I need some start/sit advice for week 3.

Which 2 RBs should I start?

Cedric Benson vs. PIT — Tough matchup against a good run defense
Pierre Thomas @ BUF — Thomas has been injured all year
Donald Brown @ ARZ — Splitting carries with Joseph Addai
Thomas Jones vs. TEN — Up against another great run defense.

Answer:

Did you not take any RBs in the first 4 rounds of the draft? Tough break there. I would start Benson despite the tough matchup against Pittsburgh. He’s guaranteed to get the most touches out of your backs. Bench Thomas Jones. The last spot is a toss up between Pierre Thomas and Donald Brown. If Pierre Thomas is in the lineup on Sunday, I would start him so check the injury updates right before kickoff. If Pierre plays, you play him.

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4 Responses to Week 3 – RB – Cedric Benson, Pierre Thomas, or Donald Brown?:

  1. freestyle

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 2:36 am

    bench jones for sure

  2. Chad

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Agreed- Benson for sure. Addai looked crappy so Brown might get more carries. I’d wait on Thomas to see how he looks before gambling just yet.

  3. ۞ ☂ønaŦhan ۞

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Thomas Jones and Pierre Thomas if he starts.

    Benson isn’t go do crap against the Steelers D. Both Matt Forte, and Chris Johnson were shut down against the Steeler D.

    Benson will get 30 yards this week and 0 tds

  4. RYNO

    Date: Aug 07, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Cedric Benson, and Thomas Jones

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