Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) leaves the field after the Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 17-6. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Derek DeBolt: Start of the Week: going with Cam Newton. I believe come December the Panthers are going to be fighting for a playoff spot. If that’s to happen, games like this are must wins. Cam played to his comfort last game and torched the Giants in arguably the biggest beat down this season. Look for cam the to find his legs again helping to open up the secondary.
Sit of the Week: On the opposite sideline I think you have to sit Carson Palmer. He played very mediocre against the Bucs defense last week. This week he’ll be up against arguably the league’s best defensive unit. If the Panthers get the pressure on Palmer that they got on Eli, Sunday could be a very long day for Carson.
Sleeper: BRIAN HOYER!!! I’m definitely on the bandwagon for this guy. This guy is a natural true QB who’s got pretty good QB vision. The way he’s been throwing the ball is very impressive. The Browns coaching staff were looking for a spark when they started Hoyer over Campbell and they certainly got it.
Must Start: Jordan Cameron against the Bills. In a year with arguably the worst depth at TE, guy’s solid, not just at his position, but a solid flex option in WR/RB/TE flex formats. Throw in Hoyer, who’s turning Weeden into an afterthought, and Cameron seems pretty unstoppable.
Must Sit: Reggie Wayne against Seattle. Some inconsistent numbers, coupled with the Legion of Boom doesn’t bode well for Reggie.
Sleeper: Ray Rice. Rice is going up against a Miami D who are without Cam Wake, and with the injury to Pierce, Ray could see some increased touches. Hopefully the Ravens realize it’ll take more than Flacco airing it out 50-plus times to win games.
Start of the week: Panthers D. Great matchup against a weak Arizona O-line.
Sit of the week: Texans D. Even if Cushing plays with his concussion Sunday, it’s not the best idea to start him against the 49ers.
Sleeper: Rams D. They play the Jags. The problem is, if the Jags are gonna beat anyone this year, it’s probably gonna be the Rams. Plus they’ve allowed 30+ in 3 straight games. Start at your own risk.