Fantasy Forecast

This football season, it’s been apparent that fantasy football is a bit more polarizing than I realized. Some–like myself–have been bitten by the bug. Others–typically sports purists–harbor some bitterness about the game. No matter where you align yourself, one thing is clear: fantasy football can no longer be written off as a trend. It’s here to stay.

If you’re a player, your team is now entering the second half of the season–the business end. It’s time to dig in. Here are three starters and three sitters for this weekend’s matchups.

START ‘EM

Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: Forte has been superb this season–a contract year, incidentally–and shows no signs of slowing down, certainly not against a porous Philadelphia Eagles run defense.

Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Yes, Romo has thrown a few stinkers in recent weeks, but this matchup against the Seahawks at home will get him back on track. Seattle’s run defense has been surprisingly strong, but that just means big D will need Romo to throw even more.

Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Much like Romo, Hot Roddy has been relatively disappointing for his fantasy owners thus far. But the return of Julio Jones means White will finally get some space in the secondary. Expect him to light it up.

SIT ‘EM

Redskins RB: Whether you have Ryan Torain, Roy Helu, Tashard Choice, or somebody else that Mike Shanahan found on the streets of Washington and suited up this week, don’t do it. It’s impossible to predict who’ll get the carries, and even if you can, the offensive line is terrible.

DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys’ fill-in running back has been pretty stellar in his time deputizing for the injured Felix Jones, but this is not the week. The Seahawks are great against the run, so the ‘Boys will throw.

Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos: Just say no.

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