Questions
C. Newton or Sam Bradford or Weeden?
Cam is up against tough Bears defense but runs the ball a ton, which is great. My hesitation is obviously the defense but last time I benched Cam against a tough defense was Atlanta and he had 20+ points.
Bradford is up against Patriots secondary.
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    Adam Savrin (349 Reputation Points)
    The Falcons are not nearly as good as the Bears. I have Cam and Flacco. Obviously Flacco is on a bye. I strongly considered Bradford. Rivers happened to have been dropped last week (by the Brees owner) so my choices were Rivers, Bradford, Weeden, and Ponder. I ended up going with Rivers, but you dont care about that.

    Is Weeden available in your league? If so, I'd probably rank him SLIGHTLY higher than Bradford this week. Yes, the Pats secondary is awful, but if I'm not mistaken, the London games have been low scoring in the past. I can see NE keeping the ball on the ground (especially since I just traded Ridley today), which keeps the Rams offense on the sideline.

    Weeden also faces a bad pass defense in a possible shootout, and his RBs are hurt (both TRich and Hardesty). They are throwing. I only put Weeden slightly ahead of Bradford, so if Weeden's not available, or you prefer Bradford, then go with Bradford (its your team).

    But to answer your question, yes, I would bench Cam for waiver wire fodder this week. I'm doing it myself (its sad that Rivers has become waiver wire fodder these days)
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    Michael Geller (500 Reputation Points)
    Wow. Great answer, Adam!
    Vadim Lavrusik (351 Reputation Points)
    Yeah, Weeden looks really good the last couple of games. Good call!
    Adam Savrin (349 Reputation Points)
    and the Chargers pass D has been shredded lately. The only things to worry about is a) the last two weeks, they've been shredded by Brees and Peyton and b) they're coming off a bye. So Bradford is probably just as good. I still like Weeden. Good luck.
    Vadim Lavrusik (351 Reputation Points)
    Yeah, I'm torn.
    Vadim Lavrusik (351 Reputation Points)
    Yeah, I'm torn.
    Vadim Lavrusik (351 Reputation Points)
    Weeden pros: RBs are out, could be a shoot out, has been playing well the last 2-3 games. Bradford: playing against a terrible secondary against a high-power offense which could result in a shoot-out.
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    Dan McClintock (500 Reputation Points)
    I am sitting Newton this week and starting Weedon.
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    Michael V (500 Reputation Points)
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