I had seven players on bye, including Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Marques Colston, Antonio Gates… I was left starting bench-dwellers Jacoby Jones, Danny Woodhead, and Brent Celek. I stayed close, thanks to the 34 points from Troy Smith, and 36 from Matt Ryan. But Fred Jackson’s 43 points and Ben Roethlisberger’s 42 were just too much for a patchwork lineup, and I lost 186-155. As I wrote before, this was mostly expected, and I’m satisfied being 7-3 now. The trade deadline is Wednesday, November 24, so I will send out some offers and see if I can get one more deal done to upgrade Cedric Benson. But other than that, barring injury, I feel good about my lineup for the rest of the season.
Other than trying to work a trade, I might need to replace Jeff Reed due to the Steelers loss of faith in their kicker.
Projected week 11 lineup