Fantasy advice: Start Freeman, Turner

September, 26, 2012
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Here’s some fantasy advice you don’t hear very often -- start Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman and Atlanta running back Michael Turner this week.

At least that’s the opinion of Football Outsiders’ Danny Tuccitto. You can read all his numerical reasoning in this Insider post.

But the short version is he thinks Freeman has a favorable matchup against Washington’s pass defense. Not a bad point, since former Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris is Washington’s defensive backs coach.

Tuccitto also lists Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson and running back Doug Martin as players with favorable matchups.

Atlanta’s running game hasn’t been spectacular, but it did show some hope in Sunday’s victory at San Diego. Tuccitto says that Turner and backup Jacquizz Rodgers should prosper against a Carolina run defense that hasn’t been very good.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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