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Engel's Angles: Start Hasselbeck, Sit Barber, Ward

Originally Published: December 13, 2004
By Scott Engel | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
PIVOTAL PERFORMANCES - WEEK 14

Chris Chandler: Marc Bulger can't return soon enough. Everything with Chandler seemed to move in slow motion in his start against Carolina. He went through his progressions slowly, and displayed the mechanics and velocity of a man who really needs to retire. Chandler is not a good fantasy starter, regardless of the opposition, and his tunnel vision for Torry Holt irritates owners of Isaac Bruce. When Bulger plays, Bruce is a must-start WR. When Chandler plays, Bruce is a much more risky option, yet still a decent starter over less reliable types like Andre Johnson and Hines Ward.

Chad Hutchinson: After he threw three TDs against Minnesota, there was some conjecture that Hutchinson might actually perform respectably for the rest of the year. Against Jacksonville, though, we saw the real Hutchinson. Slow, awkward and indecisive. It's just a matter of time before Jeff George gets the starting call, but when he does, it will be too late in the fantasy season to risk using him.

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