Smart starts

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Week in review

Your starters are your starters. Was anyone tempted to sit Redskins QB Jason Campbell at Dallas for a safer option? Campbell went into hostile territory and racked up 231 yards and two TDs, with no INTs. Solid numbers, no mistakes.

Panthers QB Jake Delhomme looked good against an up-and-down Atlanta team. He's certainly capable of putting together a string of good games.

When the Chiefs rely on RB Larry Johnson, it means lots of fantasy points.

Who to Start

You still have to start WR Terrell Owens even though it looks like he's up to his old shenanigans. When he's not happy, he throws the loaf on the ground. After the loss to the Redskins, the old T.O. started yapping. Uh oh.

QB Damon Huard did an admirable job against the Broncos. Don't be fooled.

Will the week off shake the rust out of the Colts? It did the last three seasons.

Pittsburgh's offensive woes continued Monday night, and things don't get any easier with a trip into Jacksonville. Kicker Jeff Reed looks like he'll be getting a lot of work, though.

Bills QB Trent Edwards on a trip West to face the Cards? You gotta dance with the one that brung ya. That means start him.

Waiver Wire Watch

Should you "surf" your D/ST? As the bye weeks fall, many in your league will settle on one D/ST, leaving over a dozen on the waiver wire. If your D/ST is suspect, you may want to consider "surfing." Go to the waiver wire and find the available defense that's playing the weakest offense.

Another possible pickup is Cardinals WR Steve Breaston, who normally does returns. If Anquan Boldin doesn't get healthy, Breaston may see more action. Also, check your league rules and settings. If you start Breaston as a WR and he returns a kick or punt for a TD, you may still get the points, even if you don't have the Cards D/ST. It's a quirk worth looking into.