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Market Watch

Sept. 21, 2009
Sept. 21, 2009

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Sept. 21, 2009

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NFL OPENING WEEKEND
TENNIS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
CHASE PREVIEW
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Market Watch

Who's up, who's down

• Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers

This is an article from the Sept. 21, 2009 issue

Big Ben has never been a coveted fantasy player—he was seen as a winner but not a stat accumulator. That will change this year. With the Steelers' ground game looking weak and their receiving corps suddenly strong, Roethlisberger is now an every-week starter.

• Mike Bell, RB, Saints

The former Denver fullback had a career-high 143 yards (the most for a Saints back since 2003) as a fill-in for the injured Pierre Thomas in Week 1. Sure to be a popular waiver pickup, Bell is worth a start this week, even against the Eagles' formidable run defense.

• LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles

With QB Kevin Kolb likely to start in place of Donovan McNabb (broken rib), the Eagles probably will emphasize the run and short passes—good news for owners of starter Brian Westbrook and rookie backup McCoy, who averaged 5.1 yards rushing in his debut.

• Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts

With starter Anthony Gonzalez expected to miss the next few weeks with a sprained knee, second-year man Garcon, who had three catches for 24 yards against the Jaguars in Week 1, is likely to be targeted by Peyton Manning even more against Miami.

• Jay Cutler, QB, Bears

Was that really the 2009 Pro Bowl quarterback going 17 for 36 with a career-high four interceptions against the Packers? Things don't get any easier in Week 2 with James Harrison and the opportunistic Steelers defense blowing into Soldier Field.

• Steve Slaton, RB, Texans

Houston's offense stumbled at home against a Jets D missing two of its starting front seven; Slaton could muster only 17 yards on nine carries. Bouncing back on the road against the run-stifling Titans will be tough. If you have an alternative, use it.

Now on SI.com

Find out which players you should start and sit each week at SI.com/fantasy

PHOTOBOB ROSATO (ROETHLISBERGER)PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (BELL)PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (MCCOY)PHOTOANDREW HANCOCK (GARCON)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (CUTLER)PHOTOJAMES LANG/US PRESSWIRE (SLATON)