Is Tarvaris Jackson worth starting?

Obviously, you’ve got better options. At least I hope you do. But if you’re desperate, my feeling is that Jackson’s not an abysmal option if Favre sits (and I’m not saying he will). Jackson has been a first- or second-team quarterback (ok, mostly second-team) for several years now. He’s never had a weapon like Randy Moss at his disposal or a tight end as good as Shiancoe.

OK, when it comes to talking up Jackson as a fantasy QB, that’s all I’ve got. It’s easy to take the other side and bash him, so I’m not going to bother, especially since two better low-end options have emerged this week (Fitzpatrick and Kitna), but for what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s ridiculous to start Jackson this week if you’re feeling both desperate and adventurous. The upside’s there, and its name is Randy Moss.