Hope you started Westbrook

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

This is reason No. 487 why you always play your stars. You don’t want to be one of those dudes laying on the couch, comatose from tryptophan (and maybe a few bottles of Miller High Life) watching Brian Westbrook put up nearly 40 fantasy points.

On your bench.

And if you gave Westbrook the red light, shame on you. Sometimes you have to go down with your stars. Imagine it this way, would you rather lose because your star didn’t play well enough, or because you left him on the bench. Hey, if a guy doesn’t play well, you can deal with that. Over thinking your fantasy team and benching guys like Westbrook is another story.

Oh well, maybe Darren McFadden, Steve Slaton or whomever you chose to start over Westbrook can get your 40 points this week. That could happen. Just like the 49ers could run the table to win the NFC West.

  • Kurt Warner might have fallen out of the NFL MVP race on Thursday night, but he’s still the fantasy MVP. He and Larry Fitzgerald had good fantasy games, though Warner did throw three interceptions. Even in blowouts, Warner continues to produce. And tough game for Anquan Boldin who had a number of drops. Hope you didn’t have him in a point-per-reception league.
  • Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a monster game, and hopefully you didn’t leave him on your bench. Tight ends aren’t necessarily stars, but he was probably one of the first tight ends taken in your draft, so you should have him in your lineup.
  • Titans running back Chris Johnson and LenDale White also rejoined fantasy relevance this week with monster games at Detroit. But then again, who hasn’t?
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