Week Nine Start or Sit: Devin Hester vs. Steve Smith

Posted: 7th November 2009 by Eric Stashin in NFL
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Early on, the GiantsÆ Steve Smith appeared to be the breakout player of the season.á By Week Four he had already amassed 34 catches and four touchdowns including a pair of 134-yard performances. In his last four games, just as the Giants have begun to fade, Smith has fallen off to 19 catches and has had no more than 70 yards in a game.á He also has been kept out of the end zone, while Hakeem Nicks has three touchdowns over that span. Maybe the problems have not been his and his alone, as Eli Manning has certainly struggled, especially over the past three weeks when he has posted completion percentages of 45.2, 51.4, and 51.3.á It makes it difficult for your receivers to have big games, now doesnÆt it? Smith faces a stingy Chargers defense, allowing just 178.4 yards per game through th ...

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