Don't Tug on Superman's Cape

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - To paraphrase an old Jim Croce song. "You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off an 'ole Lone Ranger. And you don't mess around with Darrelle Revis."

Terrell Owens should have known better than to call the New York Jets All-Pro cornerback "average" and as a fantasy owner you should also know not to challenge him.

Since returning to full health, Revis has held All-Pros Calvin Johnson to one catch and 13 yards (one point) and Andre Johnson to four receptions and 32 yards (three points).

While it is hard to sit one of the mainstays of your offense, which Owens has been through the first 11 weeks (62 receptions, 897 yards, eight touchdowns), it should also be impossible to ignore the statistics as to how good a cornerback Revis has become.

And when Revis spoke earlier in the week and told us that he was going to be covering Owens and not Chad Ochocinco, the writing was on the wall for all of us to see.

Somehow, 70% of all fantasy owners ignored the information directly in front of them, started Owens, and now must survive the week with Owens' contribution of one measly fantasy point.

Which brings me to this next statement.

Despite the fact that Buffalo running back Fred Jackson has scored the most fantasy points of any running back over the past two week, you should sit him on Sunday.

Jackson ran for 133 yards and a score in Week 10 and last week posted 116 yards and two scores on the ground, but faces the best rushing defense in the NFL on Sunday in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The guys from western Pennsylvania yield just 63 yards per game on the ground.

Last week they held Darren McFadden, who has been great for most of 2010 to 14 yards on 10 carries. In Week 4 they held Ray Rice to 20 yards on eight carries and against the best running back in the league, Chris Johnson, they yielded for just 34 yards on 16 attempts in Week 2.

In fact, only one back has more than 55 yards against the Steelers defense all season (BenJarvis Green-Ellis - 87 yards) and others who have tried include; Michael Turner, LaGarrette Blount, Peyton Hillis, Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson.

Sometimes it's just not worth fighting against the inevitable. Don't try to push aside the immovable object or beat the unbeatable foe. Choose a less talented back in a better situation and you will likely end up with a higher fantasy total at the end of the week.

Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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