Originally Posted by Sideline
Basically put, Ronnie Brown or Thomas Jones? Who would you start?
That's a tough one. Brown is having to share time with Chatman, and he's facing a good Dallas defense. Problem is that the Dolphins are likely to be playing from behind much of this game & may get a bit pass happy if Newman misses the game.
Jones is facing a tough Ravens defense & he's still a little banged up from an injury he suffered in the preseason. However, the Jets will be starting a QB in Clemens who's getting his first professional start so they're likely to use the running game to help him get comfortable. Also, the Jets are more likely to stay within striking distance against the Ravens than the Dolphins are with the Cowboys. If you forced me to pick between the two I'd lean towards Jones.
An alternative you might want to look into is picking up Ward from the Giants. He's supposed to get the start in place of an injured Brandon Jacobs, and the Giants are facing off with the Packers. Check the waiver wire to see if he's available in your league.