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Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions - Thursday 12:30pm

Chicago Bears


Matt Forte - - Continues to roll and faces a defense he torched earlier in the season, especially in the passing game. Though he is dealing with an injured knee, so watch his status closely. Assuming he can go, he should be in your lineup as always.

Brandon Marshall - - Coming off a huge game and faces a struggling pass defense he already torched once this season, so keep on riding him.
Alshon Jeffery - - The youngster continues to play well and with a good matchup this week, he definitely is a guy you should at least consider for your starting lineup.
Josh Morgan - - Showed some flashes last week, though still typically not touching the ball enough to consider him worth starting.

Martellus Bennett - - While he has been inconsistent, he has put together some nice games, including a monster game in the previous meeting. Not a bad idea to take advantage of the favorable matchup and give him a shot this week.

Robbie Gould - - The offense should be able to keep rolling this week against a struggling Vikings defense, which should lead to a busy day for Gould.

Chicago Bears - - The defense is capable of taking any turnover and converting it to points and they could benefit from facing an offense that has had some issues this season. It helps that the Bears had an interception return for a touchdown in the previous meeting.

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford - - Coming off another big game, though the four picks put a damper in some leagues. This week he faces a defense that can be thrown on and this time around he has Megatron, plus Burleson is back as well. Expect him to work some turkey day magic of his own and put up strong numbers once again.

Reggie Bush - - Should get his share of touches against an iffy Packers defense and should be able to make a big play or two on the fast turf of Ford Field, so definitely worth getting into your lineup this week.
Joique Bell - - Any week he could get a crack at the end zone and wind up being a worthy starter. Although he may be more likely to put up limited production as well, so definitely a risky option that should only be relied upon if you are between a rock and a hard place.

Calvin Johnson - - As usual, no thought required with this decision. If you have Megatron, you must, I repeat, MUST, have him in your starting lineup.
Golden Tate - - Has been up and down, though is capable of finding the end zone any week. But this week's matchup is a tough one, so proceed with caution.
Kris Durham - - The return of Burleson has pretty much cut into his already limited fantasy value, so I'd definitely return to forgetting about using him (If you even had to go there in the first place).

Brandon Pettigrew - - Found the end zone last week and he could keep rolling thanks to a good matchup this week. Though he still hasn't been as productive as you would like, although he has been coming on of late. So if you are in a bind, he could help your cause and there are certainly plenty of riskier options with less upside out there.
Joseph Fauria - - Found the end zone again last week though it was once again his only reception. So he continues to be a touchdown or nothing option, which means you should only consider him if you are really in a bind and need to take a big time gamble.


Detroit Lions - - The defense just hasn't been very productive fantasy wise, though maybe they could surprise this week against a Packers offense that is dealing with revolving QBs. Plus the Lions often channel some Thanksgiving Day magic, which could help their cause this week.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Detroit Lions 27 - Chicago Bears 27


Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys - Thursday 4:30pm

Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles - - Has been named the full-time starter as he has been playing well. Faces a good Cardinals defense this week, though one that has had some issues against the pass at times. Still not the best week to rely on him, at least if you have other strong options.

LeSean McCoy - - One of the top runners in the game needs to bring it this week as he faces a great Cardinals run defense. But he is a stud RB and you can't bail on him when the matchups get tough, so keep riding him.
Darren Sproles - - Was out last week, so watch his status closely. Even if he can go, he could be limited more than usual, so you may want to exercise caution with him (And I would only consider him in PPR leagues this week).

Riley Cooper - - Cooled off last time out, though he has been hot with Foles under center and while the matchup may not be the best, he should be able to bounce back as the defense likely will try to slow Jackson.

Zach Ertz - - The rookie has his moments, though still doesn't get quite enough targets to merit starting him, especially against a good Cardinals defense.
Brent Celek - - Has his moments, though still hurts that he is losing some touches to Ertz and with an iffy matchup this week, you may be better off look elsewhere.

Alex Henery - - The offense has started to click, though this week they face a tough Cardinals defense, so the Eagles could struggle to finish drives and be forced to settle for FG attempts.

Philadelphia Eagles - - While the defense has struggled, they have made their share of big plays and they face a QB that has a history of throwing the dreaded pick six, although he has done a better job of protecting the ball lately.

Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo - - Should be busy this week against a struggling Raiders pass defense, so unless you are super loaded at the QB position, he should be in your starting lineup this week.
Brandon Weeden - - Gets the start this week with Campbell dealing with a concussion and while he does have a very good matchup, hard to rely on a guy that has been so inconsistent and benched multiple times. With Gordon at his disposal, he certainly could surprise, but I'd have to be pretty desperate to reach this far for QB help.

DeMarco Murray - - The Raiders defense has been tough to run on, so he may not be as involved in the offense as usual this week. Though his receiving skills should be able to come in handy and still allow him to be a solid starting option.
Joseph Randle - - Still just a handcuff to Murray, so I'd continue to forget about considering him for your starting lineup.

Dez Bryant - - He is capable of lighting it up any week, so as long as he is in the lineup, he must be started. It doesn't hurt this week to be facing a struggling Raiders pass defense and likely wanting to put on a show for the Thanksgiving audience.
Terrance Williams - - The rookie has not been as involved in the passing game of late, though he has found the end zone a good bit. A good matchup could allow him to do it again, but unless he starts being targeted more, he likely will need to find the end zone to merit a start. There are definitely worse options out there though.
Cole Beasley - - He continues to be too inconsistent and is now probably the 5th option at best in the passing game, so even with a good matchup this week, he is probably not fantasy worthy.
Dwayne Harris - - Was knocked out of the game last week with an injured hamstring and even if he returns this week, he likely won't touch the ball enough on offense to really have any fantasy value.

Jason Witten - - Coming off a big game thanks to a pair of scores, though he has been a little more inconsistent this season. But considering how favorable the matchup is this week, he should likely be in your starting lineup again this week.
James Hanna - - Still not typically involved in the passing game enough to consider starting him.

Dan Bailey - - The offense should be able to take advantage of the Raiders offense and continue to move the ball and get Bailey plenty of scoring chances this week.

Dallas Cowboys - - The defense has given up a ton of points, though they also have made their share of big plays and host a rookie QB that is still learning his way. Add in the potential pressure of playing in front of a large Thanksgiving Day audience and the defense could take advantage this week.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 30 - Philadelphia Eagles 23


Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - Thursday 8:30pm

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson - - Coming off a good game, though this week he faces a Saints defense that has been pretty stout against the pass this season. Still he is one of the better QBs out there, so unless you have another strong option available to use, he should probably be started.

Marshawn Lynch - - Coming off a huge game and faces a Saints defense whose weakness has been defending the run, so you can bet the Seahawks unleash the Beast this week.
Robert Turbin - - He ain't nothing but a handcuff. Sit him all the time.

Percy Harvin - - Still not ready to be unleashed as the hip is still not 100%, so I'd continue to sit him and wait to see if he can get it together for the stretch run.
Doug Baldwin - - Found the end zone last week, though with a tough matchup this week and considering he often is quiet, I would not recommend gambling on him.
Jermaine Kearse - - Hopes to return from concussion this week, though with a poor matchup this week, it may be a good idea to pass on him again.

Zach Miller - - Just hasn't been producing enough fantasy wise to merit starting him against a tough Saints pass defense.

Steven Hauschka - - The Saints defense could make it tough for the Seahawks to finish some drives and force them to settle for some FG attempts this week.

Seattle Seahawks - - The defense lost some key pieces last week and will definitely have their hands full this week against the high-powered Saints offense, which could take full advantage of the holes and typically doesn't make mistakes. Though playing in Seattle could help the cause some.

San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick - - Coming off a huge game and while the 49ers could ride the running game extra hard again this week, he could certainly find the end zone a couple/few times and continue to be a worthy option.

Frank Gore - - Had a monster game in the previous meeting with the Rams, whose run defense continues to struggle mightily, so keep on riding the wily veteran.

Michael Crabtree - - Hopeful to return from that Achilles' injury this week, though it is probably best to let him work his way back into the mix before starting him. Likely won't be ready for a full load and will need to knock off some rust.
Anquan Boldin - - Continues to roll after getting back on track and has a decent matchup this week and was able to find the end zone in the previous meeting, so still an option worth pursuing.
Stevie Johnson - - Expected to return from that injured groin this week, just in time to take advantage of a nice matchup and allow him to potentially help your squad.

Vernon Davis - - Continues to roll and has a solid matchup against a defense he scored upon in the previous meeting. Just keep riding the talented TE.

Phil Dawson - - The offense should be able to keep rolling this week, though the Rams offense is certainly capable of forcing them to settle for some Dawson FG attempts.

San Francisco 49ers - - The defense continues to play well and should be able to take advantage of an offense that may be without their starting RB and has had some issues at times, including in the previous meeting.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 27 - Seattle Seahawks 23


Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills - Sunday 1:00pm

Cleveland Browns


Ben Tate - - The injured ribs continue to be a factor and have allowed the rookie to step up. But he could benefit from facing a Patriots defense that has been susceptible to the run, but watch those ribs closely. Still a riskier option, but one that could help your cause.
Chris Ogbonnaya - - Was quiet last week, though he has had some good moments and with a great matchup this week, he could be worth taking a chance on if you are in need of his services.

Miles Austin - - Still hasn't really been much of a factor this season and still trying to work his way back into the mix. A good matchup could allow him to surprise if you need to take a chance on him, though you may want to keep waiting on him to prove his worth.
Andrew Hawkins - - Still not involved in the passing game enough to consider him a worthy option. Who knows, maybe the bye week was spent getting him back into the fold and he does have a great matchup, but I'd be hard pressed to start him.
Nate Burleson - - Made a grand re-entry to the fantasy world from injury last week and had been playing well prior to going down. With a good matchup this week, he could be worth getting back into the starting lineup this week.

Jordan Cameron - - Has cooled off of late, though Weeden did like to look his way and with a good matchup this week, he could get back on track and be a nice starting option.

Billy Cundiff - - The offense should be able to move the ball on the struggling Jaguars defense, but once again could struggle to finish drives and be forced to settle for FG attempts.

Cleveland Browns - - The defense continues to play well and should be able to take advantage of an inconsistent Jaguars offense that takes to the road to play in the cold Cleveland weather.

Buffalo Bills

E.J. Manuel - - Has been up and down, though could benefit from a good matchup this week, though the Bills could really ride the running attack hard this week to exploit a poor run defense, so even with the good matchup, not a sure thing.

C.J. Spiller - - Has disappointed this season, though still capable of busting a big one and this week's awesome matchup could be just what the fantasy doctor ordered.
Fred Jackson - - The veteran continues to get the job done and should be able to take advantage of a struggling Falcons run defense this week and put up some strong numbers again this week.
Bryce Brown - - His touches have been too few to consider starting him, especially against a strong Cardinals run defense.
Anthony Dixon - - Just not being used much, so even with a good matchup this week, there is no need to utilize his services.

Robert Woods - - The rookie has shown flashes, though has been hit and miss. The injured ankle should be fine, so he should be able to get back into the mix. A solid matchup could allow him to produce, though still not a guaranteed producer.
Marquise Goodwin - - Coming off a good game, though the expected return of Johnson and Woods will likely cut into his opportunities and relegate him back to fantasy irrelevance.
T.J. Graham - - Found the end zone last time out and does have a good matchup. Though on the downside, the likely returns of Johnson and Woods could cut into his chances making him a riskier option.

Scott Chandler - - Has his moments and a good matchup this week could help his cause, though still an up and down option. The return of Woods and Johnson could cut into his targets.

Dan Carpenter - - The offense should be able to light up a poor Falcons defense and get Carpenter plenty of scoring chances this week.

Buffalo Bills - - The defense has had some ups and downs, but faces an offense that has had some QB protection issues, which could allow them to make some plays. Though the Falcons do have plenty of capable weapons.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 27 - Cleveland Browns 23


Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts - Sunday 1:00pm

Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III - - Coming off a horrible game, though it was against a top notched defense. This week's matchup is much more favorable, so he is still an option that merits considering, even though he is not exactly living up to his potential.

Alfred Morris - - Cooled off last week and faces another good run defense this week. Though he went for 120 and 124 yards in last year's meetings with the Giants, although this year's defense is better against the run. Still he should once again carry a heavy load as the Redskins try to take the pressure off RG3.
Roy Helu - - Still not getting quite enough touches to consider him a viable fantasy option.

Pierre Garcon - - Expect him to receive plenty of looks from RG3 again this week as he faces an iffy pass defense, so deserves to remain in your lineup.
DeSean Jackson - - Continues to play well, though could be the guy to deal with Peterson, which could make it tougher on him to go off. Still can make a big play at any time, so keep riding him.
Andre Roberts - - While he has a great matchup this week, it is hard to rely on him since he really isn't being utilized enough, at least most of the time.
Santana Moss - - The veteran is just not being used enough to merit taking a chance on him, even with a solid matchup this week.

Jordan Reed - - Expects to be back from concussion this week and assuming he is, he should be back in your lineup thanks to a favorable matchup. But don't forget to listen closely to make sure he is ready to roll. Any doubts when your lineups are due and play it safe elsewhere,

Kai Forbath - - The offense has been struggling, though they return home this week to a decent matchup, which should allow them to move the ball, although finding the end zone could be a chore.

Washington Redskins - - The defense continues to struggle NFL-wise, though they have had some nice fantasy games. They face an offense that has struggled with turnovers, though one that has started to find itself of late.

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck - - Was held out of the end zone in the previous meeting, well at least through the air as he ran one in. Titans have been good against the pass, so a riskier option this week.

Trent Richardson - - Still not going as the Colts continue to employ a RB by committee, with some Herron now sprinkled in. A decent matchup could allow him to produce if given the chance.
Dan Herron - - Was the leading rusher last week, though he is still the 3rd option and not a guy you should seriously be considering for your roster, much less your starting lineup.

Hakeem Nicks - - Dealing with an abdomen injury, so watch his status closely. With it being the Sunday night game, you may want to play it safe and look elsewhere, even though he has a great matchup to exploit. If you can make a late change, he could be worth waiting on to see if he can go.
T.Y. Hilton - - Has cooled off and will likely have his hands full this week against a good Titans pass defense. Still he is capable of making big plays any week, so not a bad option if you need to rely on him.

Coby Fleener - - Coming off another big game and went over 100 yards in the previous meeting with the Titans, who have had some issues with the tight end, so I'd probably stick with him again this week.

Adam Vinatieri - - The offense is coming off a tough week, but this week they return home to face a team they dropped 30 points on a couple weeks back.

Indianapolis Colts - - The defense has really cooled off, though they could take advantage of returning home to face an up and down offense, although they didn't exactly light it up in the previous meeting.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 27 - Washington Redskins 23


New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars - Sunday 1:00pm

New York Giants

Eli Manning - - Coming off a solid game and while he has been inconsistent this season, facing a horrid Redskins pass defense could really help his cause this week.

Rashad Jennings - - With DMC hopeful to return, his role in the offense will likely take a huge hit. But considering his success, he is liable to continue to get some touches and does have a great matchup this week, so he could surprise. If DMC were to be scratched again, I'd upgrade Jennings to at least a four football option and would likely plug him in again this week.
Peyton Hillis - - With Jacobs banged up, he could get some chances this week, though still likely won't get enough touches to merit starting.

Victor Cruz - - Cooled off last week, but you can bet he won't be held down in back-to-back weeks when facing horrible pass defenses, so keep riding him this week and allow him to redeem himself.
Rueben Randle - - A great matchup this week, not to mention an injured Nicks, should give him a chance to put up some nice numbers this week, so definitely a guy you should be considering this week.
Mario Manningham - - Has shown flashes since his return and has a solid matchup though there is a concern that Crabtree could cut into his targets.


Josh Brown - - The offense should be able to light up the scoreboard this week, just like most teams have against the Redskins this season, which should lead to a nice day for Brown.

New York Giants - - The defense has struggled, though that have had some good weeks as well and face an offense this week that has hit a rut and things do not appear to be well in Washington at the moment.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Chad Henne - - While he may have his moments, going on the road to face one of the top defenses in the league is not liable to net much success this week, so I'd definitely checkout who else may be available for you to start.

Toby Gerhart - - Still nothing more than a handcuff to ADP, so even with a good matchup, he is not a guy you should be starting.
Jordan Todman - - Got a decent amount of touches last week, though still the 2nd option well behind MJD and with a poor matchup this week, I'd take a pass as usual.
Denard Robinson - - Still doesn't appear like he has much of a role in the offense, so I'd continue to forget about using him.

Cecil Shorts - - While he has been a solid option a good deal this season and often has the ball forced his way, hard to rely on him this week as Joe Haden will likely be looking to lock him down, so definitely a bigger gamble than usual.
Ace Sanders - - The rookie has shown flashes, but not enough of them to give him any real fantasy value, especially with a tough matchup this week (Although with Shorts dealing with Haden, he could be busier than normal).
Mike Brown - - Still dealing with that injured shoulder and even though he may be back in the fold, the poor matchup makes him a bad option.
Tandon Doss - - Just not being targeted enough most weeks, so I'd continue to forget about using him.

Marcedes Lewis - - Could help the Jaguars find success through the air, though I would still have a hard time pulling the trigger on him.
Clay Harbor - - While he does get some looks, there are just typically not enough of them to consider him a viable fantasy option.

Josh Scobee - - Hard to rely on the Jaguars offense playing on the road against a very good Browns defense. Just too much risk of a bad game to rely on Scobee, even though I wouldn't be surprised if he produced this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars - - The defense has struggled, though they have had some surprisingly good fantasy weeks and are facing an offense that has been very inconsistent and has had some turnover woes, so they could surprise again this week.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: New York Giants 27 - Jacksonville Jaguars 16


New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday 1:00pm

New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees - - Heads to a hostile environment to face a strong pass defense, though injuries and suspensions are taking their toll on the secondary, which could allow Brees to keep rolling. He can light up anyone, so you should keep riding him.

Pierre Thomas - - Coming off a big game as he showed he is capable of stepping up with Sproles out. If Sproles were out again, he definitely is worth starting as the Seahawks can be run on. Even if Sproles is a go, he should still be busy and could still pay off.
Mark Ingram - - While he could find the end zone, his value is minimal if he doesn't, so it may be best to explore other options as usual.
Khiry Robinson - - Just not expected to get many touches, so I'd continue to pass on him.

Marques Colston - - Has been up and down, though will have his hands full this week as Sherman will likely look to take him away. Since he has been inconsistent, might as well consider other options this week.
Kenny Stills - - The rookie has made some big plays, but has also been very quiet often. Still not ready to start him against a good pass defense, even one that is missing key pieces.
Nick Toon - - While he can make a big play here and there, he is just not being targeted enough to have any real fantasy value.
Robert Meachem - - Still not seeing many targets, so I'd continue to forget about utilizing his services.

Jimmy Graham - - Coming off another big game and it doesn't matter who he faces, if he is healthy enough to put on his uniform, he should be in your starting lineup.


New Orleans Saints - - The defense has been a pleasant surprise this season, though they will have their hands full this week against a good Seahawks offense that does a good job of not beating themselves.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger - - Continues to find himself as the Steelers offense of old is starting to show up. Not the ideal matchup this week though, but is familiar with the Ravens defense and does have the weapons to produce enough to merit a start.

Le'Veon Bell - - The rookie continues to produce solid numbers as the Steelers offense has started to get it together. Had some success in the previous meeting against the Ravens and their solid run defense.
LeGarrette Blount - - Lost a fumble last week, so that got him in the doghouse. Who knows if he'll be out of it this week, but with so many options at RB, it may be best to look elsewhere.

Antonio Brown - - Coming off a big game as he got the best of Haden a couple times last week. Will need to be on again this week as he faces another talented pass defense, but he is always a guy that merits starting since he can go off any week.
Lance Moore - - Like all the Saint WRs, just hasn't been consistent, though could take advantage of the Seahawks secondary that is missing like a dozen CBs, or so it seems.
Darrius Heyward-Bey - - Still hasn't stepped up his game and with a poor matchup this week, I'd probably continue to explore other options.

Heath Miller - - Is capable of finding the end zone any week, although this week he faces a good pass defense, albeit one he did score against a few weeks back.

Shaun Suisham - - The offense continues to get it going, though will likely find the end zone hard to come by this week against a solid Ravens defense.

Pittsburgh Steelers - - The defense is coming off a huge week, though they still are likely near the bottom of your fantasy league for the season and they face an offense that typically limits mistakes, especially at home, although all bets are off in a divisional battle of good defenses.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: New Orleans Saints 26 - Pittsburgh Steelers 20


Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings - Sunday 1:00pm

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton - - Coming off another good performance and faces a defense that struggles against the pass and a team he lit up earlier in the season, so keep on riding your talented signal caller.

DeAngelo Williams - - Found the end zone in the previous meeting, though now he has Stewart vying for touches as well. Bucs run defense has been pretty good and hard to rely on the Panthers three-headed RB as you never know which one will step up any week. Doesn't help that he is dealing with an injury.
Jonathan Stewart - - Has the potential to make a big play, though still hard to rely on him considering his limited touches and the iffy matchup he has this week. Like Williams, he is banged up. If any were unable to go, you can give the others a slight bump.
Mike Tolbert - - His touches have taken a hit since Stewart returned and while he could find the end zone, he may be more likely to put up little. The iffy matchup this week is probably the final nail in his fantasy coffin, especially since he is not 100%.

Jerricho Cotchery - - Was shutout last week and this week he faces another solid pass defense, one he didn't do a whole lot against earlier in the season. Certainly capable of finding the end zone any week though.
Tiquan Underwood - - Coming off a big game as he appears poised to step up to fill-in for the injured Williams. But a little more consistency would be nice and considering the tough matchup this week, it may be wise to pass on him this week.
Jason Avant - - Just hasn't been producing much this season, so probably not an ideal starting option for your fantasy squad.

Greg Olsen - - Continues to roll and faces a defense that can be thrown on, one he has already found the end zone against this season, so you probably want to keep riding him.
Ed Dickson - - Still not being used enough as a receiver to consider him a worthy option.

Graham Gano - - The offense should be able to give the Bucs defense fits again this meeting and get him plenty of scoring chances this time around as well.

Carolina Panthers - - The defense continues to play well and hosts a rookie QB, one they bottled up in the previous meeting. Though Glennon has certainly been rolling since that meeting.

Minnesota Vikings

Christian Ponder - - Just hasn't been producing enough to merit starting him, especially when you consider the game of musical QBs the Vikings have been playing. Just too much risk to rely on him, especially against a solid pass defense.

Adrian Peterson - - He is arguably the top RB in the league and should be started every week, though if you have any doubts, consider he is facing a Bears defense that has struggled against the run.

Greg Jennings - - Still dealing with that Achilles' injury, though he expects to lace them up this week. But he really hasn't been consistent enough to consider him a viable option, unless you are really in a bind.
Cordarrelle Patterson - - The rookie is starting to emerge, though still would like to see him produce a little more consistently before considering him for your starting lineup.
Jerome Simpson - - Just has been too up and down to consider starting him, especially against a solid pass defense.
Jarius Wright - - You just never know which WR, if any, will step up any week for the the Vikings and their iffy passing attack.


Blair Walsh - - The offense has started to get it going and should be able to find success this week against the Bears defense, which has given up plenty of yards and points this season.

Minnesota Vikings - - The defense has struggled though they do have some big play threats and face a Bears offense led by the backup QB, so they could certainly capitalize on a mistake.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Carolina Panthers 27 - Minnesota Vikings 23


Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday 1:00pm

Cincinnati Bengals

Andy Dalton - - Actually put up nice fantasy numbers prior to the bye, even without hitting the 100 yard mark thanks to three touchdown passes. Faces a struggling Chargers pass defense, so definitely more than capable of putting up big numbers, even though he has had issues of late. Definitely worth rolling the dice on to see if he can get it going again.

Giovani Bernard - - Continues to make big plays and has been getting plenty of touches to allow him to be a viable option. With a good matchup this week, he has more than enough upside to merit starting him.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis - - Continues to see Bernard be the main man, though maybe with a nice matchup this week he could find the end zone. Still not the ideal option and should only be used if your options are stinky.

A.J. Green - - One of the top WRs in the game facing one of the worst pass defenses. Hmmm...Let me think about that for a minute. Yeah, I might think about starting him. Hmmm...Yeah, probably a good idea. The more I think about it, he MUST be in your starting lineup this week.
Marvin Jones - - After a big time hot streak, he has really cooled off. Maybe he will get back into the mix this week as he faces a terrible Chargers pass defense, so if you are in a bind, he could be worth taking a chance on this week. Still a big time gamble though.
Mohamed Sanu - - Just hasn't been quite productive enough to consider him a viable starting option, though maybe he could surprise thanks to a freaking sweet matchup this week.

Jermaine Gresham - - A good matchup definitely helps his cause, though with the TE by committee in Cincinnati, their values have been hurt. Certainly is capable of getting the job done if you need him.
Tyler Eifert - - Like Gresham, he is more than capable of getting the job done, but could also put up limited production, so should really only be used if you are in a pinch at TE.

Mike Nugent - - The offense has plenty of weapons and is coming off a bye in which they hope to get it going again. Regardless they face a struggling Chargers defense so should be able to put up some points this week and any struggles could result in FG attempts instead of touchdowns.

Cincinnati Bengals - - The defense continues to play well and is coming off a huge performance prior to the bye. Face a tougher task this week against a better offense, though the Chargers have had their share of turnovers, so the Bengals do have some upside.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Josh McCown - - Coming off a big game as he is starting to find himself and could take advantage of a struggling Vikings defense, so if you need to take a chance on him, he could pay off.
Mike Glennon - - The rookie has really come on and looks like he could turn into the long-term option for the Bucs. But this week he faces a tough Panthers defense, on the road to boot, so it may be a good week to utilize your other options.

Bobby Rainey - - The youngster cooled off last week and this week's awful matchup will make it tough for him to get back on track this week, so probably should avoid him this week.

Vincent Jackson - - Continues to light it up and should always be in your lineup, even though this week's matchup leaves a lot to be desired. He wasn't half bad in the previous meeting and has been on quite the roll of late.
Louis Murphy - - Found the end zone last week, though it was his only reception as his role continues to be miniscule. Maybe with Nicks banged up he could see more action, though even with a great matchup, it would be tough to rely on him.
Chris Owusu - - Move along, there is no fantasy value to be found here, especially with a brutal matchup this week.

Brandon Myers - - Finally the Myers has come back to the end zone. A good matchup this week could help his cause, though he still hasn't been the most productive option of late. But probably worth the risk this week.
Tim Wright - - Continues to play well as he has stepped up and become a major threat for the Bucs. An iffy matchup this week though he could be a key to throwing on the stout Panthers defense and he did have plenty of success in the earlier meeting.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers - - The defense has its moments, though will have their hands full with a good Panthers offense and it certainly doesn't help to have a banged up Revis.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 27 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13


Oakland Raiders at Saint Louis Rams - Sunday 1:00pm

Oakland Raiders

Matt McGloin - - Coming off a decent game as the rookie continues to show some flashes. Still hard to rely on a rookie QB that is learning his way, on the road to boot, but he definitely could surprise as he faces one of the league's worst pass defenses this week.

Maurice Jones-Drew - - Coming off a good game and should be quite busy this week as the Browns offense likely won't run away with this game, so the Jaguars should be able to run the ball most of the game. Still a tough matchup this week, though his receiving skills could help his fantasy value a good bit this week.
Darren McFadden - - Hopes to return from that injured hamstring this week, which is an ideal time considering the matchup is an awesome one. I can see him losing touches to Jennings who has just been playing to well to suddenly forget about, but the matchup gives both RBs plenty of upside and deserving of the start.
Marcel Reece - - Not touching the ball enough to merit starting him, especially if DMC is healthy enough to return. Though he does have a good matchup and maybe he can take advantage of one of the rare touches.

James Jones - - Coming off a nice game as he finally got it going again and if Flynn is under center, maybe he can keep it going. Still a risky option since he has been pretty quiet recently, though he does have a great matchup to exploit.
Rod Streater - - Coming off another solid game as he continues to step up with McGloin at QB. With Moore likely out again, he could be the main receiving option again this week, which is a good thing against the Cowboys sieve-like pass defense.
Andre Holmes - - Just not being used enough to consider starting him, even though he does have a freaking sweet and awesome matchup.
Denarius Moore - - Still dealing with that injured shoulder and looking like he will be out again this week. If he were able to go, the great matchup definitely should have you thinking about starting him, but it sounds unlikely at this time.
Brice Butler - - The rookie may show some flashes and could see a little more action thanks to the injury bug, but still probably not ready to help your cause.
Greg Little - - Has his moments, but usually struggles to produce and has another new starting QB, albeit one he is familiar with. The good matchup this week could allow him to surprise, though still a bigger gamble than I'd be willing to take.

Mychal Rivera - - Knocked out with a concussion last week, though appear that he could return this week. He has been hit and miss, though with a great matchup this week, he is probably worth taking a chance on this week.

Sebastian Janikowski - - The offense should be able to take advantage of the league's worst ranked defense and get into Janikowski's scoring range early and often, which should help him put up big numbers this week.

Oakland Raiders - - The defense has had some good moments, though more often than not they have struggled to produce and they will have their hands full this week against a talented Cowboys offense.

Saint Louis Rams


Zac Stacy - - His roll could come to an end this week since he is dealing with a concussion and could be out. Even if he can go, he will have his hands full with a tough 49ers defense, so probably want to play it safe this week.
Benny Cunningham - - Filled in nicely last week when Stacy went down, though this week he would be facing a tough 49ers run defense that shutdown the Rams running game in the previous meeting. Unless you are in a bind at RB, you probably want to explore other options.

Chris Givens - - While he has shown some flashes, it may be tough for him to produce much this week on the road against a stout 49ers defense.
Austin Pettis - - He just has been too hit and miss to consider him a worthy starting option this week against a tough San Francisco defense. I'd strongly consider your other options.
Tavon Austin - - The rookie has started to take full advantage of his big play ability, which can occur at any time. But this week's matchup is a brutal one, so may be best to look elsewhere.
Kenny Britt - - Still buried deep in the dog house and I'd bet he will not be a Titan next season. The question will be, can a change of scenery get him going next season or is he just wasting his talent?
Brian Quick - - Still not being used enough to merit starting him, especially against a tough 49ers defense.
Stedman Bailey - - The rookie's role in the offense is still too small to give him any fantasy value, so I'd continue to pass on him.

Jared Cook - - While he has been coming on of late, a tough matchup this week could make it hard for him to keep rolling.

Greg Zuerlein - - The offense has been playing well of late, though a banged up Stacy and a brutal matchup could make scoring hard to come by this week (Which also could help his cause since they may be forced to settle for field goals).

St. Louis Rams - - The defense has plenty of play makers and had some success in the previous meeting with the 49ers, although San Fran has been playing better of late.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Oakland Raiders 23 - Saint Louis Rams 13


San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens - Sunday 1:00pm

San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers - - Coming off a big game against a tough Chiefs defense, albeit one that got bit hard by the injury bug. This week he faces another tough pass defense, one that gets after the QB well. But he has been playing so well he still merits starting, although his upside is not as large as usual.
Kellen Clemens - - While he has shown some flashes, this week;s tough matchup may be too tall and order for him, so I'd definitely go in another direction this week.

Ryan Mathews - - Dealing with a hamstring injury and even if he can go this week, he may be limited. Factor in the poor matchup and it may be a good week to park him on the bench.
Danny Woodhead - - Coming off a huge game with a pair of touchdowns and a banged up Mathews could lead to a larger role in the offense for Woodhead. Not the best matchup this week, though his ability as a runner and receiver should allow him to produce and give him the potential to put up some strong numbers.
Donald Brown - - Had a huge game in the previous meeting with the Titans with a pair of touchdowns, although last week he only touched the ball a total of three times. Definitely earned at least consideration for this week, but still a risky option since he often sees too few touches.

Keenan Allen - - Coming off another big game as he continues to light it up. Faces a tough pass defense this week, though with Mathews and Gates banged up, he could have the ball forced his way a little more.
Eddie Royal - - Dealing with injuries, so watch his status closely. Though when you consider the poor matchup this week, it may be wise to let him rest and heal up this week.
Vincent Brown - - Just not being used enough to consider him a viable option, although with Royal banged up, maybe he could take advantage. Though a poor matchup this week won't help his cause.
Seyi Ajirotutu - - Found the end zone last week, though he is still not being targeted enough to consider him a viable option.

Antonio Gates - - Dealing with a hamstring injury, so watch his status closely. If he can go, he does have a nice matchup since the Bengals have had some issues covering the TE.
Ladarius Green - - Has started to step up and with Gates banged up, he could be counted on more this week. It certainly could help that he is facing a defense that has had some issues with the TE. If Gates is OK, you may want to downgrade him a tad, though he still could be a decent option.

Nick Novak - - The offense has plenty of weapons and has been rolling, though they will have their hands full this week with a good Bengals defense, which could force them to settle for some FG attempts.

San Diego Chargers - - The defense has struggled, though they are facing a QB that has struggled taking care of the ball which could lead to a big play or two for the Chargers and allow them to surprise this week.

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco - - While he is capable of getting it done, more often than not this season he just hasn't been all that productive and will have his hands full this week against a good Steelers pass defense.

Ray Rice - - Continues to be a disappointment, though could find some success this week against a Steelers defense that has had some issues defending the run this season (Although Rice was pretty quiet in the previous meeting).
Bernard Pierce - - Even though Ride isn't exactly lighting it up, he still hasn't been touching the ball enough to consider him fantasy worthy, even against a defense that has had some issues against the run.

Torrey Smith - - Was kept in check the previous meeting and the Steelers pass defense has been pretty good this season, although Josh Gordon went crazy last week, so that means there is plenty of hope for Smith, who continues to be the main receiving option.
Steve Smith - - A banged up Revis could help him out this week, so the veteran is certainly a guy to consider starting (Though if Revis can go and you have other options, may not be a bad idea to consider them).
Marlon Brown - - The rookie continues to be very hit or miss and considering the poor matchup this week, and that he was pretty quiet in the previous meeting, it is probably wise to explore other options.
Jacoby Jones - - Coming off a big game, though faces a much tougher task this week against a good Steelers secondary. Still would like to see him used a little more frequently before relying on him.


Justin Tucker - - The Steelers defense has the weapons to make it tough for the Ravens offense to find the end zone, which they have already had enough trouble with.

Baltimore Ravens - - The defense has play makers and the Steelers have had issues protecting Big Ben, although they have done a better job lately. These matchups are often a defensive battle.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 23 - San Diego Chargers 23


Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans - Sunday 1:00pm

Tennessee Titans


Shonn Greene - - Still mainly a handcuff to CJ2K, though he will have a moment here and there since he could get a shot at the goal line.
Dexter McCluster - - Has been up and down, though his solid numbers of late and the ideal matchup this week could make him worth taking chance on this week.

Kendall Wright - - Coming off another big game as he continues to be a nice option most weeks. A solid matchup this week will give him another good chance to put up big numbers.
Nate Washington - - Still really has been quiet of late and the potential emergence of Hunter may not help his cause. So I'd probably continue to pass on him until the time he starts getting the job done again.
Justin Hunter - - The rookie is coming off a big game and his role in the offense is expected to expand, though I'd still like to see him produce on a more consistent basis before considering him fantasy worthy.

Delanie Walker - - Didn't live up to the hype last week, though still has been a pretty good option lately and lit up the Colts a couple weeks ago, so probably a good move to get him in the lineup this week.


Tennessee Titans - - Faces a capable offense this week, albeit one that has started slow out of the gate recently, though they produced very little fantasy wise in the previous meeting.

Houston Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick - - Coming off a big game as he is starting to find his groove, although he still isn't liable to light it up often. Not a bad matchup as the Colts pass defense has started to have issues and it helps that more of his receivers are starting to step it up.
Case Keenum - - The rookie has cooled off and likely will have his hands full this week against a good pass defense, that will likely keep him on his toes.

Andre Brown - - Coming off another strong performance as he continues to play well since returning from injury. Should be busy again this week and has another good matchup, so likely worth starting again this week.
Dennis Johnson - - With Tate banged up, the rookie has stepped up and likely earned touches even with Tate able to play. Though he is risky since if Tate were able to start rolling, who knows how many touches he'd get. A favorable matchup this week could allow him to be a pleasant surprise.

Andre Johnson - - Cooled off last week, though even with an iffy matchup this week, you should probably start him as he can go off at any time. The Texans could be forced to play catch up this week.
DeAndre Hopkins - - The rookie has cooled off and faces a tough matchup this week, so you probably should look elsewhere this week.
DeVier Posey - - Just not being used enough to consider him worthy of a spot in your lineup.

Garrett Graham - - Continues to get looks from Keenum and if the Texans fall behind early, they could be forced to the air and Graham could be targeted a good bit again this week.

Randy Bullock - - The offense has cooled off and while the matchup is a solid one this week, the Patriots could make it tough on the rookie QB.

Houston Texans - - The defense has some weapons still, but definitely will have their hands full this week with Tom Brady and the rolling Patriots offense.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 26 - Houston Texans 17


Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons - Sunday 4:05pm

Arizona Cardinals

Carson Palmer - - Has been rolling of late as the passing game has started to find its groove. Has a good chance of keeping the good times going this week as he faces a poor Eagles pass defense.

Andre Ellington - - The rookie continues to make plays and this week he should be able to take advantage of a struggling defense and be a solid starting option.
Stepfan Taylor - - The rookie is still nowhere near involved enough int he offense to consider him for your fantasy team.
Jonathan Dwyer - - Like Jones, he is just not involved in the offense much, so I'd continue to forget about starting him.

Larry Fitzgerald - - Coming off a big week with a pair of touchdowns as he has started to get it going. Another great matchup to exploit this week makes him a very strong starting option this week.
Michael Floyd - - Has started to come on, though is dealing with an injured shoulder, so keep an eye on him. If he goes, the matchup is a juicy one and he certainly is worth giving him a shot.
Ted Ginn Jr. - - While he had some success in the previous meeting with the Bucs, he continues to be like a roller coaster. So if you need to take a chance on him, you certainly could, but I'd feel more comfortable with another option.

John Carlson - - Has come on with Rudolph injured and the Bears have had some issues against the TE, though they have done a solid job of keeping them out of the end zone.
Robert Housler - - Has become a bigger part of the offense lately and with another good matchup to exploit this week, he could be a nice option for those looking for TE help.

Jay Feely - - The offense should be able to light up a struggling Eagles defense this week, although playing on the road, they could be forced to settle for some FG attempts.

Arizona Cardinals - - The defense continues to play well and has plenty of play makers, though they face an offense that has been playing well, albeit one that has had some issues at times.

Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan - - Was quiet last week, though this week he has a better matchup and another week for White to heal and help the passing game. Should be able to get back on track this week.

Steven Jackson - - Coming off a good game and maybe he can keep it rolling. Does have the benefit of facing a struggling run defense, so could pay off again this week.
Jacquizz Rodgers - - Still not quite getting enough touches to merit starting him, though he has a little value in PPR leagues if you are really in a bind. Hopefully you are not this desperate though.

Roddy White - - Still hasn't found his old form yet, though he certainly could this week with a long week to heal a little more and knock off some rust, not to mention a pretty solid matchup to boot. Still a gamble, though one that could pay off if you are in a place in which you can't wait any longer on him.
Harry Douglas - - Continues to play well week-in, week-out and certainly should be rolled out again this week in hopes he keeps the hot streak going, which isn't a very tall order with a solid matchup.
Drew Davis - - Just not being targeted anywhere near enough to consider him much of an option.


Matt Bryant - - The offense has talent and should be able to find some success against the iffy Bills defense, though they have struggled on the road. But should be able to get scoring chances for Bryant.

Atlanta Falcons - - The defense continues to really struggle and while they face an inconsistent offense, it is hard to rely on them as a fantasy force, so you are probably better off with many other options, many of which are likely on the waiver wire.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Arizona Cardinals 27 - Atlanta Falcons 23


New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers - Sunday 4:25pm

New England Patriots

Tom Brady - - Continues to roll, though this week he will have his hands full against the league's top ranked pass defense, but this is Tom Freaking Brady we are talking about, so he still is a guy worth starting any week, especially with Gronk at his disposal.

Shane Vereen - - Coming off a nice game as he was a huge factor in the passing game. Faces a struggling run defense this week, while his receiving skills could help the Patriots pass defense find success.
Stevan Ridley - - Has fumbled in three straight games, though the team still has confidence in him. But it resulted in a benching last week, so who knows what this week will bring. He had been rolling and has a good matchup this week, so could be worth taking a chance on. Though the fumbles and risk of limited touches is a concern, so if you have other good options, that may be what pushed you to them.
Brandon Bolden - - After Ridley and Blount lost fumbles, he got a chance and stepped it up. Who knows what this week will bring, though the Texans have had issues against the run. Still would rather rely on a RB higher on the depth chart.

Julian Edelman - - Coming off a huge game, though he had been quiet for quite some time prior to that. Certainly could build on last week and produce again this week as it never hurts with Brady in your corner. Still not the ideal matchup this week.
Aaron Dobson - - Dealing with a foot injury, so it may be wise to pass on him, especially against a good Texans pass defense.
Danny Amendola - - Was quiet last week as he still really hasn't consistently gotten it going. Add in the tough matchup this week and it may be a good time to explore other avenues. Though when you have Tom Brady leading your offense, you can always go off.
Brandon LaFell - - Continues to be very hit and miss, though does have a solid matchup this week, so if you need to take a chance on him, maybe he could help your cause.
Kenbrell Thompkins - - Coming off a solid game as he was back in the fold and with Dobson banged up, he could be used again this week. Still a poor matchup, so may be best to pass on him again.

Rob Gronkowski - - Still not 100%, but he continues to light it up and even with a poor matchup this week, you have to keep on riding him. Use the rule of, if he is on the field, he starts for your fantasy team.

Stephen Gostkowski - - The Texans defense still has weapons and is certainly capable of forcing the Patriots to settle for some FG attempts this week.

New England Patriots - - The defense has had some issues, though they still have weapons and face an offense that is in a funk at the moment, so certainly could take advantage.

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers - - On the short week it appears unlikely he will be ready this week. If somehow that changes, you at least have to consider him and upgrade the WRs a tad as well.
Matt Flynn - - Filled in admirably in relief last week and has had success in the Packers offense in the past. Still a risky option considering he did little outside of Green Bay, but he has some good weapons and a tasty matchup this week, so could be a pleasant surprise, assuming he gets the start.
Scott Tolzien - - Was benched last week and even if he were to start, the risk of another benching is out there, so even with a favorable matchup this week, I probably wouldn't want to rely on him.

Eddie Lacy - - Coming off another strong performance and again should be quite busy. He will have his hands full with the defense likely keying on him and it doesn't help the Lions have a pretty solid run defense. Though his receiving skills could help tip the fantasy scales in his favor.
James Starks - - Continues to see very limited action and while he could make a couple plays, his lack of involvement in the offense make him a poor fantasy option.

Jordy Nelson - - A good matchup this week could help him keep rolling and maybe Flynn can help the passing game start to go, assuming Flynn starts. I like his upside too much this week to not give him a shot, unless you are WR heavy and have plenty of strong options.
Jarrett Boykin - - Coming off a solid game and with another good matchup this week, he could pay off if you need to take a chance on him. Still not a slam dunk with Rodgers likely out, but definitely could pay off once again.

Andrew Quarless - - With the QB situation up in the air and having been very inconsistent, it may be best to explore other options. I won't deny he could surprise thanks to a favorable matchup, but there are just so many other options in the mix.

Mason Crosby - - If the offense can get help from the QB position, they should be able to move the ball on an iffy pass defense, though they could struggle to finish drives and be forced to heavily rely on Crosby.

Green Bay Packers - - The defense continues to be an iffy fantasy option most weeks, though they do have play makers and face an offense that turned the ball over a whopping five times last week, although they typically take care of the ball, especially at home.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: New England Patriots 27 - Green Bay Packers 23


Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs - Sunday 8:30pm

Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning - - While he has cooled off some of late (He wasn't going to keep up that crazy pace all year, especially once the matchups got tougher), he continues to produce well and there is no need to consider sitting him. So keep on riding him as you have all year, especially since the Chiefs defense is banged up (Not that it should matter).

Montee Ball - - The rookie has been very inconsistent, though a banged up Moreno could open the door for a larger role in the offense, though the matchup this week is not exactly ideal. But if Moreno is limited or out, he could pay off this week.
C.J. Anderson - - A banged up Moreno could open the door to some playing time, though still likely won't touch the ball enough to merit starting him.
Ronnie Hillman - - Even with Moreno banged up, he likely won't get enough touches to consider him fantasy worthy. No use taking a chance on him as there is too much risk and not enough upside.

Demaryius Thomas - - Had a good game in the previous meeting with the Chiefs and he is capable of going off any given Sunday, so just keep on riding your stud WR.
Wes Welker - - Has been a little less productive of late, though did have some success in the previous meeting with the Chiefs and his upside is too good to pass up, so I'd keep riding him.
Emmanuel Sanders - - Coming off a big game, though he hasn't had many of them this season and faces a solid Ravens pass defense, one he did little against earlier in the season.
Andre Caldwell - - While he could make a big play, he is more likely to put up a big goose egg, so I'd continue to forget about relying on him.

Julius Thomas - - Dealing with an injured knee, so watch his status closely, although it sounds like he will be ready to roll. If he can go, his upside is too great to pass him up, so keep plugging him in.
Jacob Tamme - - Stepped up with Thomas out last week and has plenty of upside if he is unable to go again, though it sounds like Thomas will go this week, which will limit his value.

Matt Prater - - The talented Chiefs defense could make it tough on the Broncos offense at times and force them to settle for some Prater FG attempts this week.

Denver Broncos - - The defense has been up and down, though they do have some play makers and face an offense that isn't built to play keep up and could try to do things they are not comfortable with, which could allow the Broncos to surprise.

Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith - - Not built for big fantasy days, but did toss a couple TD passes in the previous meeting and likely will need to step up this time around to give his team a chance to win. Broncos have struggled against the pass.

Jamaal Charles - - While the Broncos have been tough to run on, he did have some success in the previous meeting and is capable of going off any week, so you pretty much have to keep riding your elite runner.
Knile Davis - - Still, he's just a handcuff. So there is no need to start him, no need to start him.

Dwayne Bowe - - Has found the end zone in back-to-back games as he has started to find himself. With the Chiefs likely to be forced to air it out more than usual this week, he could be a worthy starting option this week, so may be worth running out there.
Donnie Avery - - Coming off a strong performance, though until last week it had been quite a while since he had any real fantasy value. A very favorable matchup this week could help his cause, so if you are really in a bind, he could merit s roll of the dice.
A.J. Jenkins - - Still not involved in the offense much, so I'd continue to forget about using him.

Anthony Fasano - - Like Bowe, he has also found the end zone in two straight games, though his receiving numbers aren't ideal, though you could do a lot worse. If you are in a bind, the matchup dictates that he could help your cause.

Ryan Succop - - The offense should be able to move the ball on the iffy Broncos defense, which should allow him to get some scoring chances this week.

Kansas City Chiefs - - Injuries are starting to pile up and they face a tough Broncos offense this week, although playing in Kansas City could help and Manning isn't exactly a pillar of health at the moment.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: Denver Broncos 30 - Kansas City Chiefs 23


Miami Dolphins at New York Jets - Monday 8:30pm

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill - - Coming off a nice game against a good pass defense and this week he faces a Jets defense that has had some issues against the pass, so he could surprise. Though if you are looking for a ton of upside, he likely isn't the guy since the Dolphins passing attack is just not all that potent.

Lamar Miller - - The loss of Thomas makes him the unquestioned No. 1 RB, at least in the short-term. But this week's matchup is a doozy as the Jets have the league's top ranked run defense and its not like he has been consistently lighting it up, so it may be wise to look elsewhere this week.
Knowshon Moreno - - Dealing with an injured ankle, so watch his status closely. Not the ideal matchup this week, especially on the road, though he had some success in the previous meeting, but the injury definitely makes him a riskier option.
Mike Gillislee - - With Thomas out with that injured ankle, possibly for the rest of the season, the rookie could get a chance to prove his worth. I may put him on the radar to keep an eye on, but I certainly wouldn't grab him just yet.
Marcus Thigpen - - Could see a little role in the offense with Thomas out, but no chance I'd blindly grab him and plug him in.

Mike Wallace - - Coming off a big game, though he still has been a non-factor many weeks. A good matchup this week could help his cause, so if you need him, I wouldn't be afraid to rely on him.
Brian Hartline - - While he has his moments, he just hasn't been producing enough most weeks to consider him a viable fantasy option.
Rishard Matthews - - Has cooled off after busting out, although the Jets have had some issues against the pass, so he could certainly get the job done, but still a pretty risky option.

Charles Clay - - Has really only had one good game the last six weeks or so, which makes him a scarier option, albeit one that could pay off thanks to a favorable matchup.

Caleb Sturgis - - The Jets defense continues to be pretty solid and could make it tough for the inconsistent Dolphins offense. Thus Sturgis could be an important piece this week as they may be forced to settle for a few FG attempts.

Miami Dolphins - - The defense has struggled a good deal, though they have had their share of good times and definitely could take advantage of a struggling offense that has turned the ball over at an alarming rate.

New York Jets

Geno Smith - - The rookie continues to struggle, so I'd be hard pressed to rely on him, especially since there continues to be the risk he could be benched at any time.

Chris Johnson - - Had a huge game in the previous meeting with a pair of touchdowns and the Colts have continued to struggle against the run, so he has a good chance to light it up again this time around.
Chris Ivory - - Dealing with an injured ankle, which could force him to sit out and even if he can go, he likely would be limited, so may be best to pass on him this week.
Bilal Powell - - The Jets running game has been tough to figure out this season, though a banged up Ivory will likely lead to a larger role in the offense this week for Powell. Add in the very nice matchup and he has a good deal of upside and may be worth rolling the dice on.
Daryl Richardson - - With Stacy banged up, he could get a chance to touch the ball this week, but the iffy matchup makes him a poor choice this week.
Alex Green - - With Ivory banged up, he could get some touches this week, though I'd probably not consider starting him.

Eric Decker - - He has cooled off of late, though he is more than capable of getting back on track any week and his upside is too good to pass up, so unless you are loaded at the WR position, you probably need to keep riding him and hope he can return to putting up large numbers ASAP.
Stephen Hill - - In the doghouse and who knows how much action he will see this week, but even when he was starting he was a risky option.
Jeremy Kerley - - Still banged up and even when healthy hasn't produced enough to consider him a viable option.
David Nelson - - Like Holmes and the rest of the passing game, just not a wise move to rely on any piece of it at this time.
Jacoby Ford - - Capable of making a big play any week, though he is just not being used enough to consider starting him, even with a good matchup this week.

Jeff Cumberland - - While he has his moments, often he has struggled to produce and the Jets passing attack leaves a lot to be desired.

Nick Folk - - The offense is coming off a tough week but they have been better at home and face a defense that has struggled at times, which should make for another busy day for Folk.

New York Jets - - The defense has been productive NFL wise, though not so much in the fantasy world. Could benefit from facing an offense that has really struggled to protect the QB, especially since the warm weather Dolphins well be heading to the cold North.

Favorite: Even
Prediction: New York Jets 19 - Miami Dolphins 16
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