Remember in the summer when you were thrilled to draft Adrian Peterson in the first round? Or when you felt a sense of accomplishment when you landed Sidney Rice off the waiver wire a few weeks back?
Well, I’d be very worried right now if I were you. Why, you might ask?
Two words: Joe Webb.
Who is Joe Webb? Well, he’s a rookie out of Alabama-Birmingham who was drafted as a wide receiver and converted to quarterback. And with Brett Favre injured and Tarvaris Jackson going on injured reserve, Webb is likely to start for the Vikings on Monday night.
That’s bad news for every prominent member of that offense – including Peterson.
With Webb under center, the Bears’ game plan will be simple: Stack the line of scrimmage to stop A.P. and make Webb, who has thrown five passes at the NFL level, beat them through the air.
I’m not telling you to bench Peterson. After all, he is one of the elite players in fantasy football. But he’s going to be playing at a major disadvantage against a defense that will be geared up to perform at a high level.
I would, however, find a place on my bench for Rice, Percy Harvin (if active) and Visanthe Shiancoe.
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