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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons - Thursday 8:25pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Josh McCown - - Still hasn't gotten it going with his new squad, but this week he could start heading the right way against a struggling Falcons defense. Certainly has the weapons to have a strong performance this week.1

Doug Martin - - Still dealing with that knee, but sounds likes he has a decent chance of playing this week. Good matchup if he can play, though the injury is a little of a concern. Good upside though, so if he plays, I'd strongly consider riding him.
Bobby Rainey - - Coming off a big game, though if Martin is back, he likely sees less action. But if Martin is unable to go, I probably update him to a four football option and strongly consider starting him. He lit up the Falcons last season when he got a shot.
Mike James - - Even if Martin is out again, doesn't look like he will see enough action.

Vincent Jackson - - Still hasn't gotten it going this season, but a juicy matchup with a struggling Falcons defense could be just what the fantasy doctor ordered.
Mike Evans - - If you can wait for him to find his groove, it may be best. Though he does have a good matchup and has the skills to get it done, so he could be worth the trouble if your options are limited.
Robert Herron - - Not involved in the offense much, so I'd continue to forget about relying on him.

Brandon Myers - - May have his moments and does have a nice matchup this week, but will likely be an inconsistent option, so proceed with caution.

Patrick Murray - - The offense is still not quite clicking enough to consider him an ideal option, though a good matchup could help his cause, though I think I'd rather check out a kicker on an offense that is clicking.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - - The defense has shown flashes and while the Falcons are coming off a bad performance, the Bucs are not in the same class as the Bengals defense the Falcons faced last week, so expect the offense to bounce back.

Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan - - Coming off a tough one, but at least this week he gets to head home and face an iffy Bucs defense. With the weapons he has, expect him to bounce right back and be a strong option.

Steven Jackson - - While his number of carries may not be all that, he is still a guy that can be used with the right matchup, which he has this week. So if you need him, he could be worth a shot.
Jacquizz Rodgers - - Still nowhere near involved enough in the offense, so not worth taking a chance on as a starter.
Devonta Freeman - - The rookie is still not being used enough to consider him much of an option at this time.

Julio Jones - - Had a nice game last week against a tough defense and this week the going should be a little easier. So keep on riding the talented Falcons receiver.
Roddy White - - Should be able to bounce back this week with a better matchup, but dealing with a hamstring injury. The short turnaround may not help, though they may just be taking it easy on him. If he is good to go, then probably worth starting thanks to a good matchup.
Harry Douglas - - Not a bad matchup, but with Jones and White as the main guys, he will likely be very inconsistent. Sure he will have some nice games when he is forgotten by the defense, but he will also have some struggles when he is forgotten about by Ryan. If White were to be scratched, I'd bump him up to a three football option and consider starting him.
Devin Hester - - Could make a big play, but still hard to rely on the 4th option, at best, in the passing game.

Levine Toilolo - - Just not being used enough to consider him worthy of taking a shot on him.

Matt Bryant - - The offense should be able to bounce back this week against an average Bucs defense, one they had plenty of success against in 2013. Thus he should get more than enough scoring chances this week.

Atlanta Falcons - - The defense is coming off another rough week and still not getting the job done. Facing an offense that has plenty of talent, although on the plus side, they are not exactly clicking at the moment.

Favorite: Atlanta Falcons by 6.5
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 30 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17


San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills - Sunday 1:00pm

San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers - - Coming off a big game against a tough defense and this week he faces a defense that has had some troubles with the pass. Will need to get over the East coast early game woes, especially after such a big win. But he has the matchup and weapons to keep rolling.

Ryan Mathews - - Expected to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain, so bury him on the bench and look at adding Donald Brown.
Donald Brown - - With Mathews down, he will see an expanded role in the offense. Bills solid against the run, but certainly could get a TD shot. With the iffy matchup, it may be best to see how it plays out.
Ronnie Brown - - Looks like the 4th option at best, so I'd forget about him.

Keenan Allen - - Was decent last week, especially when you consider the tough matchup. Expect him to bounce back this week against an iffy pass defense.
Malcom Floyd - - Coming off a big fat zero, though that was against a tough defense. This week he faces an easier task against a Bills defense which has had some issues against the pass.
Eddie Royal - - Coming off a solid game and while he does have a good matchup this week, Floyd isn't likely to be held in check this week, which will likely limit his chances.

Antonio Gates - - Coming off an unexpected monster performance against an elite defense. May not see that kind of performance again (Or not often), but proved he still has it. A good matchup this week makes him a great starting option this week.
Ladarius Green - - The future is still on hold as Gates continues to fight off father time. Not ready to be started at this time.

Nick Novak - - The offense is starting to roll, though the loss of Mathews could sting a little (Although they are used to it). Maybe that means more FG attempts, so I'd strongly considering rolling with him this week.

San Diego Chargers - - The defense is looking a little better, but still working out the kinks. Faces an offense that is young, but one with plenty of weapons. Still young teams can be susceptible to mistakes.

Buffalo Bills

E.J. Manuel - - Still not exactly lighting up the fantasy world, but not a bad matchup this week. So if you are desperate for QB help, maybe the youngster could help you out. I just hope you aren't desperate enough to really need him.

Fred Jackson - - Was quiet last week, though still should get his share of touches and likely would get the call near the goal line. Not a sure thing, but a solid matchup should make him at least a startable option (Although there are lots of guys I'd be more comfortable starting).
C.J. Spiller - - Coming off a solid game, though still a full blown RB by committee. Not a bad matchup and can bust a big play at any time. With Watkins helping the passing game, it could help open the running game.

Sammy Watkins - - The rookie is coming off a huge performance and a good matchup this week could allow him to keep it going. But rookie WRs often inconsistent, so you never know what you can get. But as he showed last week, his upside is probably worth the risk.
Robert Woods - - The youngster has shown flashes, but still not showing enough consistent production to feeling comfortable relying on him, unless you are in a bind.
Marquise Goodwin - - Please keep on trucking to find a real fantasy option to rely on.

Scott Chandler - - Still best used as a bye week fill-in, so still not time to consider him, at least I hope you aren't there already.

Dan Carpenter - - The offense showed what it is capable of last week, though still young which can mean some ups and downs. Nice matchup this week should help his cause.

Buffalo Bills - - The defense is coming off a nice performance, though this week they face an offense that has been playing well. Though you never know when a West coaster travels East for an early game.

Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 2.5
Prediction: San Diego Chargers 23 - Buffalo Bills 20


Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots - Sunday 1:00pm

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr - - The rookie made some plays last week and showed he can take off and run as well. But he faces a tough matchup this week, especially having to head East and play early. Could put up some garbage numbers and surprise, but I'd still rather go with a more proven option with a better matchup.

Latavius Murray - - Even with MJD out, he still didn't see much action. So continue to forget about him.
Darren McFadden - - At least he found the end zone last week, but didn't exactly light it up. Assuming MJD is out, maybe he can get it going this week against a Patriots defense that has struggled against the run. Definitely has risk, but like his upside this week.
Maurice Jones-Drew - - Doesn't sound all that likely to play this week after that hand surgery. Even if he did go, you'd have to wonder how much action he would really see less than two weeks from surgery. So I'd probably pass on him this week.

James Jones - - Coming off a huge game as he is starting to get on the same page as Carr. This week he faces a good Patriots pass defense and could see plenty time on Revis Island. Though the Raiders may be forced to play catch up, which could help his cause. Boom or bust option, but like the upside if you need to gamble.
Andre Holmes - - With Streater banged up, he should see a little more action. This week he faces an iffy matchup, so may be best to explore other options.
Kenbrell Thompkins - - I'm sure you get the drift by now. Move along until he proves he is worthy again. Was inactive last week since Dobson was back. He goes from in style to out in the blink of an eye.
Denarius Moore - - Still not producing much and this week he has a tough matchup, so it is probably a good idea to explore other avenues.

Mychal Rivera - - While he isn't non-existent and is seeing decent looks from Car, I'd rather have a tight end in my lineup that is more involved in the offense.

Sebastian Janikowski - - The offense has been up and down, which will happen when a rookie QB is leading the way. Not the ideal matchup this week, so scoring could again be at a premium.

Oakland Raiders - - The struggling defense will have their hands full this week against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

New England Patriots

Tom Brady - - Patriots may run it early and often this week to exploit a bad run defense, but we all know Brady can throw a ton of touchdowns any week and the Patriots should light up the scoreboard, so good upside.

Shane Vereen - - Honestly I wish I knew what this week will bring. I'm guessing even Belichick doesn't really have any idea. Great matchup this week, so definitely worth taking a chance on. But you could certainly be cursing Bill by the end of the game.
LeGarrette Blount - - Likely a touchdown or nothing, so risky option, especially when you consider the tough matchup he faces this week.
Brandon Bolden - - Just not touching the ball enough to consider starting him, though Belichick changes his mind about RBs more often than Lindsay Lohan gets caught partying by TMZ. But I doubt Bolden is the guy.
James White - - For all we know, he will suddenly become the main man and light up a bad Raiders defense. Probably has the same chances of being the guy this week as I do to walk into my bedroom to Kate Upton.

Brandon LaFell - - See the other non-Edelman WRs and heed the same advice.
Julian Edelman - - Still rolling and while he faces a Raiders pass defense that is ranked well, part of that is a bad run defense, so he has a good chance to keep it going.
Danny Amendola - - See Dobson and find yourself another wide receiver.
Aaron Dobson - - Outside of Edelman, who knows which WR could step up any given week. At this time, I'd avoid them all until someone steps up and proves they deserve consideration.

Rob Gronkowski - - Was quiet last week, though as we all know, he can light up the fantasy scoreboard any week. So whenever he is active, he should be in your lineup.

Stephen Gostkowski - - The offense should keep it rolling this week against a struggling Raiders defense, so should be busy again this week.

New England Patriots - - The defense is coming off a huge week and this week they face an inconsistent offense that is being led by a rookie QB. Belichick will probably have some nice wrinkles to confuse Carr, so they should be a strong option this week.

Favorite: New England Patriots by 14.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 31 - Oakland Raiders 10


Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals - Sunday 1:00pm

Tennessee Titans


Bishop Sankey - - The rookie is still not involved in the offense enough to consider him as a starter, especially against a good Bengals defense.
Shonn Greene - - Laid an egg last week against a bad defense and this week draws a strong one, so probably want to shy away from him this week.
Dexter McCluster - - Has a brutal matchup this week, so between that and the shared touches, it is wise to pass on him this week.

Kendall Wright - - Did nothing against a horrible Cowboys defense, so hard to imagine he will light up a strong Bengals defense. Better play it safe elsewhere this week.
Justin Hunter - - Sure he could find the end zone, but too tough a matchup this week to consider him worth taking a chance on.
Nate Washington - - See Wright and apply the same "Better stay away from him this week" logic.

Delanie Walker - - Coming off a big game and could take advantage of a Bengals defense that has struggled covering the tight end.

Ryan Succop - - The offense disappointed last week and now have to head to one of the top defenses in the league. Scoring could be hard to come by this week for the Titans.

Tennessee Titans - - The defense hasn't been bad, but facing a Bengals offense that has been clicking and not making mistakes, so probably best to explore other options.

Cincinnati Bengals

Andy Dalton - - Was solid last week, but a banged up Green and facing a solid pass defense won't help his cause. Bengals liable to run it and rely more on short passes this week, which will limit his upside.

Giovani Bernard - - Coming off a huge game and this week he should be the focal point of the offense against an iffy run defense. Add in that he could see plenty of short passes and he could be golden this week.
Jeremy Hill - - Coming off a nice game as the Bengals started to get him more involved in the offense, especially when Green went down. With Green looking iffy for this week, he should see a bigger role again. It helps that the Titans run defense is iffy.

A.J. Green - - Sounding like he could miss this week's game with a toe/foot injury. With a bye next week, they may play it safe and let him get healthy. If he goes, he could be limited, but can go off any week so if he plays, probably worth starting.
Mohamed Sanu - - Coming off a big game and with Green banged up, could be counted on a good bit this week. Although Bengals may try to run it more, but he can make big plays and still worth rolling the dice on if you are in a bind.
Dane Sanzenbacher - - Expected to see more action with injuries piling up, but still hard to rely on him with his limited history of success.
Brandon Tate - - Injuries could open the door for him, but considering his lack of production in the past, I'd strongly recommend avoiding him.

Jermaine Gresham - - Was quiet last week, though with Eifert sidelined he should have his good times, just will be an inconsistent option. Iffy matchup this week, although banged up Green could lead to a larger role in the offense, so there are worse options out there.

Mike Nugent - - Coming off a rough week with three misses, but expect him to get past that this week. With the WR corps so banged up, finishing drives could again be tough for the Bengals, so could be quite busy again this week.

Cincinnati Bengals - - The defense continues to light it up and facing an offense that struggled last week against a bad defense. Add in that the Bengals are usually very tough at home and you have a strong starting option.

Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 7
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 23 - Tennessee Titans 10


Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns - Sunday 1:00pm

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco - - Coming off a solid game and while statistically he has a good matchup this week, the Browns pass defense should be solid and the Ravens still aren't a very pass happy team.

Justin Forsett - - Looks like Pierce will be the main man, though he should still get some touches. Browns defense has talent, but struggling early, so could surprise, though I'd rather rely on a RB that is more involved in the offense.
Bernard Pierce - - Coming off a nice game and looks like he will be option 1A, but who knows how that could change if he comes out cold. Browns run defense has struggled, so it looks like he could be worth a shot.
Lorenzo Taliaferro - - The rookie could see more action as the season goes on, but until it happens, I'd forget about starting him.

Steve Smith - - Coming off another big game as he has really stepped it up. Faces what should be a good pass defense, though one that has had some issues. Continues to be a big play waiting to happen.
Torrey Smith - - Coming off a quiet game as Steve Smith appears to be turning into the go to WR. Who knows which receiver will deal with Haden this week, but while he is riskier now, we know what he is capable of, so may not be worth bailing on him just yet.
Marlon Brown - - Still not being used this season, so I'd probably see what other options are on the waiver wire.
Jacoby Jones - - Not being used enough either, so I'd continue to forget about using him.

Owen Daniels - - Coming off a big game with a pair of touchdowns, but that is probably the exception to the rule. But if you are in a bind, he proved he could be useful.

Justin Tucker - - The offense should be able to move the ball, though the Browns defense has the weapons to make it tough in the red zone and force Tucker into action.

Baltimore Ravens - - The defense is coming off a big game and facing a Browns offense that is still not exactly clicking, so have some good upside this week.

Cleveland Browns

Brian Hoyer - - Not a bad matchup, although the Ravens defense is coming off a nice performance and the Browns will likely try to run the ball early and often again this week.

Isaiah Crowell - - West is the better option, so probably not worth considering him worth taking a chance on this week against a solid Ravens defense.
Terrance West - - Coming off a nice game, though facing a solid defense this week. But the Browns look like a team that wants to ride the running game hard, so he has some decent upside (Still a risky option as a rookie RB against the Ravens).

Andrew Hawkins - - If you need a Browns WR, he is the best option and he certainly has some upside. Though I think I'd still stay away from the Browns passing game.
Miles Austin - - Still waiting for some consistency from the Browns WRs, so I'd probably continue to avoid them all at this time.
Taylor Gabriel - - I'd continue to pass on the rookie, like the rest of the Browns passing attack.
Travis Benjamin - - Hard to rely on him as a starter, though he certainly can bust a big play any week.

Jordan Cameron - - Still dealing with an injured shoulder, so his status is up in the air. Not a bad matchup if he can go, but you need to monitor the situation closely.
Jim Dray - - Likely won't produce much even if Cameron is out again this week.
Gary Barnidge - - Was OK last week, but just doesn't have enough upside to consider starting him.


Cleveland Browns - - Defense is coming off a good performance against a strong offense and usually is tough at home. So probably worth giving them a shot this week in a potential defensive battle.

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 1.5
Prediction: Cleveland Browns 20 - Baltimore Ravens 16


Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars - Sunday 1:00pm

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck - - Coming off another big game and has a great matchup this week. The question may be if the Jaguars offense can get it done or will the Colts throw it a ton late? Still you probably should start him every week unless you are loaded at QB. He can put up big numbers early if given the chance.

Trent Richardson - - Continues to run hard and with a good matchup this week, it could be a good time to get him into your lineup. Both Colts running backs have a chance to be really good this week.
Ahmad Bradshaw - - Coming off a huge game, though still the 2nd option at RB, though it is close to a time share. His receiving skills were huge Monday and should help him against a struggling Jaguars defense.

T.Y. Hilton - - Coming off a solid game and has nice upside this week thanks to a great matchup. Like Wayne, who knows if they will throw it a ton, though a TD is certainly possible and you never know, they may throw it around a good bit. You just never know.
Reggie Wayne - - Was quiet last week, but does have a good matchup this week. The question could be, will the Colts run away with it early and limit their passing attempts? Good upside, so still a guy that merits to be at least considered to start.
Donte Moncrief - - Keep on chugging along the list until you find a WR that you should actual consider starting.
Hakeem Nicks - - Still not being used enough to merit taking a chance on him, even though the matchup makes him tempting.

Dwayne Allen - - Was quiet last week, though he is expected to be the main TE threat and has a good matchup this week. May not be an ideal option, but has upside if you need to roll with him.
Coby Fleener - - Looking like a bust, at least fantasy wise, so you should continue to find other options.
Jack Doyle - - Found the end zone last week, but don't expect him to see much action most weeks.

Adam Vinatieri - - The offense should be able to keep it going this week against a struggling defense, which should mean a busy day for Vinatieri.

Indianapolis Colts - - The defense is coming off a rough game, but this week they face an offense that hasn't exactly been on fire, so have good upside this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Chad Henne - - Coming off a rough week, though his job is still safe. But when they start talking about that, who knows how safe it really is. I'd play it safe and stay away.

Toby Gerhart - - Talk about a pretty horrific week from a production standpoint. Not a bad matchup, but I would be hard pressed to use him until he proves he can be a productive member of the fantasy community.

Cecil Shorts - - Still dealing with that hamstring injury, so proceed with caution. If he is able to play, he is worth thinking about starting, but still may be best to wait until he proves he is back.
Allen Hurns - - Finally was cooled off last week, so the rookie appears not to be quite ready for prime time, though he could have a nice future. Dealing with an ankle injury, so probably want to sit him out this week, even if he can go. It is a good matchup though, so I wouldn't be surprised if he did produce, but I'm not sure the risk is worth the reward, at least not until the bye weeks startup.
Marqise Lee - - I'd continue to forget about using him until the time comes when/if he proves he is a worthy fantasy option.

Marcedes Lewis - - Out 6-8 weeks with an injured ankle.
Clay Harbor - - Dealing with a calf injury, but hopes to play since he would turn into the go to guy at TE. Still hard to rely on him until he proves he is worthy.

Josh Scobee - - The offense took a big step back last week, though maybe at home this week they can get back on track. Colts defense has shown flashes, but has struggled a good bit. So who knows what you will get from Scobee-Doo this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars - - The defense was a bust last week and this week face a good Colts offense, so probably won't bounce back this week. Maybe playing at home will help.

Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 6.5
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 31 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17


Houston Texans at New York Giants - Sunday 1:00pm

Houston Texans


Arian Foster - - Looked like old times last week and while the Texans are talking about trying to save some wear and tear on him, he should still be pretty busy and has a nice matchup this week. As long as he can stay healthy, you can keep riding him.
Alfred Blue - - Battling with Grimes and while he could turn into the new Ban Tate, I'd hold off on using him unless he proves worthy. But definitely a guy worth stashing on your roster.
Jonathan Grimes - - The Texans are talking about lightening the workload for Foster some, but Blue is pushing Grimes for touches. So it may be wise to see how this plays to see who may be the real handcuff. Neither is worth starting yet.

Andre Johnson - - Continues to get the job done and has another good matchup to exploit this week, so looks like a worthy option once again.
DeAndre Hopkins - - Found the end zone last week and has another good matchup this week. Though the team is still leaning hard on Foster and AJ, which may limit his upside some. But he can go off any week as he is a brutal No. 2 WR for most defenses to deal with.

Garrett Graham - - Is a guy capable of producing any week, but often has limited fantasy value, so not the ideal starting option, at least until you start dealing with the bye week blues, then maybe.

Randy Bullock - - The offense should be able to keep it rolling this week against an iffy Giants defense, which should give Bullock plenty of scoring chances.

Houston Texans - - The defense is coming off a nice performance and faces an offense that has battled turnover woes, as well as keeping Eli Manning pressure free. Should be a nice starting option again this week.

New York Giants

Eli Manning - - Had a couple more picks last week, but fantasy wise he was actually not bad with a lot of yards and a pair of touchdowns. He takes a hit in leagues you get penalized for interceptions though. But not a horrible matchup this week and again could be throwing the ball late, so could be worth taking a chance on him.

Rashad Jennings - - Had over 100 yards combined last week, so not doing a bad job and Williams hasn't exactly taken the ball and run with it. So he should continue to be a solid option.
Andre Williams - - The Giants are trying to get him involved, but still doesn't look like he is ready to be a factor, so continue to hold off on starting him.

Odell Beckham - - Rookie is still out, so continue to forget about him.
Rueben Randle - - Found the end zone last week, though still not exactly seeing a ton of balls. I thionk I'd rather hold off on using him until he can show a little consistency.
Corey Washington - - Injuries will move him up in the pecking order and he should see some action this week. Looked good during the preseason, so he could surprise. That being said, I would do nothing more than put him on the radar. Still should not be on your roster or in your starting lineup.
Kevin Ogletree - - Still pretty much useless, so I'd continue to forget about him.

Larry Donnell - - Manning seems to be leaning hard on him, so if you are looking for TE help, he may be worth taking a chance on. Since the defense isn't exactly lighting it up, Giants may be airing it out late this season.

Josh Brown - - With the offense struggling at the moment, hard to rely on him as a starting option. Too much risk.

New York Giants - - The defense is struggling, although if they get it together, they do have play makers and Fitzpatrick has been known to make some boneheaded passes. That being said, still hard to rely on the Giants defense at this time.

Favorite: Houston Texans by 2.5
Prediction: Houston Texans 24 - New York Giants 13


Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - Sunday 1:00pm

Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III - - In case you missed it or wonder why he got you little last week, he dislocated his ankle and will be out a good bit of time, though still no real info on when he may return.
Kirk Cousins - - Go figure, RG3 got hurt and he takes over. He has shown flashes during his career, but honestly when he has started, he hasn't lived up to the hype when team can prepare for him. Not a bad matchup, so worth starting if you don't have a big gun, but I'd prefer to see him consistently produce as the main man.

Alfred Morris - - Coming off a huge game and it was like old times. Defenses now may need to worry more about the pass, which should help open up running lanes. Has a good matchup this week, so probably worth running with again.
Roy Helu - - Was quiet last week, though Redd got carries in a blowout. This week he may be more involved, but still not getting a ton of touches, making him a risky option, albeit one that has some upside, at least in PPR leagues.
Silas Redd - - The rookie found the end zone last week, though it was in a blowout and this week it is unlikely he will see much action, so I wouldn't expect a repeat.

Pierre Garcon - - Did little last week, though Cousins should help the passing game giving him a lot of upside. Risky since who knows where Cousins may favor throwing the ball, but I would probably start him due to his upside.
DeSean Jackson - - Dealing with an injured shoulder, so watch his status closely. He intends to play against his former team and the matchup isn't too bad, so worth starting if he plays. May have a little extra motivation returning to his long-time home.
Andre Roberts - - Coming off a decent game and with Cousins under center, who knows how this could play out. I'd take a wait and see approach for now.
Ryan Grant - - The rookie looked good, but with D-Jax plays, he may not see much action. But with a QB change you never know. Worth monitoring the situation, but not worth starting just yet.
Santana Moss - - D-Jax went down and still he did nothing. He is nowhere to be found on the fantasy radar anymore (Actually hasn't been in a couple years).

Jordan Reed - - This assumes that he practices this week and is able to play. He could be limited, so it may be wise to hold off until he proves he is healthy and able to contribute. Won't help that he isn't practicing with Cousins to get timing down, so that could mean he is shied away from early on.
Niles Paul - - Coming off a big game as it appears that Cousins likes to use the TE. With Reed still banged up, he could be a nice option again this week, but watch Reed's status closely. If he can play, may be best to play it safe and look elsewhere, even though he could still produce.

Kai Forbath - - The offense is coming off a good week, but face a better defense this week, on the road to boot. The Eagles defense will be more prepared for the offense, though that could mean they struggle to find the end zone and settle for FGs.

Washington Redskins - - The defense played well last week, but that was against the Jaguars. This week they head to Philly to take on the fast paced Eagles offense, which could make for a tough week for the defense.

Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles - - Keeps rolling and while the Redskins pass defense has been good thus far, they haven't seen an offense like the Eagles yet, so I'd keep on riding Foles.

LeSean McCoy - - Even though Sproles has been on fire, McCoy has been plenty busy and productive, so keep on riding your stud RB.
Darren Sproles - - Coming off a huge game as there has been plenty of touches for him. Defenses may adjust, but while he is killing it, probably worth starting him, at least in PPR leagues.

Jeremy Maclin - - Found the end zone late to make him a worthy option last week and as WRs go, it seems like he is the main man. If defenses start to worry more about Sproles, that could only help his cause.
Jordan Matthews - - The rookie is still not being involved in the offense enough to consider him worth taking a chance on, so I'd continue to forget about starting him.
Riley Cooper - - Has been very quiet thus far, so may want to hold off on him until he finds his groove. Seems like Sproles/Maclin/Ertz are stealing the touches he would normally get.

Brent Celek - - May get a bone or two on occasion, but Ertz has become the main man, so I'd forget about starting Celek.
Zach Ertz - - Continues to be a matchup nightmare for defenses and has been heavily used as he appears to be taking that next step in his game. I'd probably keep riding him in hopes the hot streak continues.

Cody Parkey - - The offense has been rolling, though the Redskins defense has been good thus far (Albeit this is their first real test). That could mean the Eagles are forced to settle for some FG attempts.

Philadelphia Eagles - - The defense has shown some flashes and facing an offense undergoing a QB change, which can often lead to some mistakes. Cousins hasn't exactly lit it up when teams have been able to prepare for him.

Favorite: Philadelphia Eagles by 6.5
Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 27 - Washington Redskins 20


Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions - Sunday 1:00pm

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers - - Rodgers should be busy again this week, though will need the o-line to get him some protection to allow him to use his weapons. Has had plenty of success against the Lions throughout his career.

Eddie Lacy - - Was quiet last week, but now that the concussion is a week behind him, he should be in position to bounce back as he should see a little more action.
James Starks - - After last week, I'd forget about him until he proves to be a useful option.

Jordy Nelson - - Coming off a monster performance as he continues to be Rodgers No. 1 option. Should continue to be busy and the Lions pass defense isn't as good as its current ranking, so I'd keep riding the hot Nelson.
Randall Cobb - - Should continue to get chances to make big plays and should have a pretty solid matchup this week. Keep riding the Packers big play threat.
Davante Adams - - Got an extended shot after a drop by Boykin, but who knows how this week will play out. May be best to just let the situation play itself out.
Jarrett Boykin - - Getting pushed by Adams, so it may be in your best interests to sit him and see how the WR3 situation plays out.

Richard Rodgers - - Until he starts being used in the passing game, I'd find yourself another starting option.

Mason Crosby - - The Lions defense has been solid thus far, so the Packers could struggle at times to finish drives. Though this game could be a pretty high scoring affair considering the offensive weapons in this game.

Green Bay Packers - - The defense has shown flashes, but will likely have their hands full this week against a strong Lions offense.

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford - - Was quiet last week, but returns home this week to face a struggling Packers pass defense, so keep on riding the talented Lions quarterback.

Joique Bell - - Keep an eye on that injured knee, though it sounds like he will be good to go. Solid matchup should help as he continues to split touches with Bush, though likely gets the goal line work.
Reggie Bush - - Was quiet last week, but a good matchup this week should help and he can breakout any given Sunday thanks to his ability to bust one on any touch.

Calvin Johnson - - Just start him. No other text needed.
Golden Tate - - Another solid performance, though still waiting for to breakout. This week's matchup could help his cause, so worth starting if you need him.
Ryan Broyles - - Like Ogletree, he is not a guy you should even be thinking about. Keep on looking for WR help because there isn't any to be found here.

Brandon Pettigrew - - Did nothing last week as the rookie starts to see a larger role, which likely means the end of Pettigrew's good fantasy days (Or at least they will be pretty rare).
Eric Ebron - - The rookie showed some signs of potential and has a good matchup, but still would rather see him with a larger role before starting him.

Matt Prater - - Still suspended, so forget about him for a couple more games.

Detroit Lions - - The defense has started off nicely and could get some pressure on Rodgers since the o-line is banged up somewhat and struggling. Still not a huge ceiling, but still capable of producing.

Favorite: Detroit Lions by 1
Prediction: Detroit Lions 30 - Green Bay Packers 27


Dallas Cowboys at Saint Louis Rams - Sunday 1:00pm

Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo - - Coming off a solid game, though faces a good pass defense this week. Has the weapons to do some damage, but riskier than usual considering the matchup. Watch his injured back.

DeMarco Murray - - Coming off another monster game as he has started the season in style and should again be busy this week. Rams have had issues defending the run, which should bode well for Murray.
Joseph Randle - - Likely out with a concussion, but even if he played, it would be in a very limited role.
Lance Dunbar - - May see some touches again this week, but probably not anywhere near enough of them to consider him worth starting.

Dez Bryant - - Coming off a huge game and he can light it up any week. Tough matchup this week, but he is a stud WR that should be started every week.
Terrance Williams - - Cooled off last week, but is capable of stepping up any week. I don't like the matchup this week though, so may be best to bypass him this week.
Cole Beasley - - Not seeing many balls thrown in his direction, so I'd forget about considering him for your roster or lineup.

Jason Witten - - Hasn't quite gotten it going yet and faces a good pass defense this week. But when the going gets tough, often Witten steps it up. Consider him a worthy starting option, though hopefully he can get it going sooner than later.

Dan Bailey - - The offense is coming off a god week, but face a good defense this week, on the road. That could mean they are forced to settle for field goal attempts this week.

Dallas Cowboys - - The defense is coming off a good game, but they likely will struggle often. But could take advantage of a struggling offense, so could be a good option this week.

Saint Louis Rams

Shaun Hill - - Dealing with a thigh injury and likely will sit out this week. Even if he plays, just hasn't done enough to merit starting him.
Austin Davis - - With Hill banged up, sounds like he could start again this week. Even with a good matchup, hard to rely on a guy that has yet to prove his worth.

Benny Cunningham - - Just not touching the ball quite enough to merit starting him, even with the good matchup this week.
Zac Stacy - - Coming off a good game and has a solid matchup this week. Could be quite busy with the passing game struggling, though the defense could focus on him. Still like his upside this week, so would probably give him a shot.

Kenny Britt - - Just not producing much, so I'd continue to forget about him, even with a good matchup.
Stedman Bailey - - Reinstated, but even if he plays, he likely will struggle to produce. I'd stay away.
Tavon Austin - - Dealing with a knee injury and is unlikely to play. Even if he can go, likely won't produce much.
Chris Givens - - Rams have lots of options, though outside of Quick, none appear ideal at the moment.

Jared Cook - - Has the ability to make plays, but who knows how the passing game will play out, so may be best to explore other options.

Greg Zuerlein - - The offense is still trying to find itself, but does have a good matchup. He could be a key scoring threat, assuming the offense can start to get it going.

St. Louis Rams - - The defense has plenty of weapons, but still trying to get it going. The Cowboys offense has had some issues, so they could take advantage and make some big plays.

Favorite: Dallas Cowboys by 1.5
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 23 - Saint Louis Rams 20


Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints - Sunday 1:00pm

Minnesota Vikings


Adrian Peterson - - I won't make any jokes about the situation, but as I'm sure you are aware of, he is currently on the exempt list and unable to play.
Jerick McKinnon - - The rookie could see his load increase as the season goes along, but until it does get bigger, I'd hold off on starting him.
Matt Asiata - - Coming off a nice game and with ADP out, he should be busy again. Good matchup and he showed he can catch passes. Though at some point, the rookie McKinnon could push him.
Ben Tate - - Expected to be out again this week with that injured knee. So continue to forget about him.

Greg Jennings - - Cooled off last week, but has upside with a good matchup, especially if the Vikings are forced to play catch up.
Jarius Wright - - Just not seeing enough action to consider him worth starting.
Cordarrelle Patterson - - With ADP out, expect them to try and get him the ball a lot (That didn't happen last week). Good matchup and playing catchup should help his cause. Too much upside to not start.

Kyle Rudolph - - Watch that abdomen, but sounds like he will play. Good matchup is he can play, though needs Cassel to step up this week.

Blair Walsh - - The offense is dealing with lots of issues, so hard to rely on it at the moment.

Minnesota Vikings - - The defense may have some capable weapons, though will have their hands full this week against a strong Saints offense.

New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees - - The Vikings pass defense has been good this season, but Brees is usually tough to stop at home, so expect him to keep it going.

Mark Ingram - - Out for awhile with a broken hand, so just as he was starting to roll, he is out.
Pierre Thomas - - We shall see how his role changes with Ingram out. You'd expect him to get some more touches, so has upside. Not a sure thing since who knows exactly how it will play out, especially with Robinson in the mix.
Khiry Robinson - - Should see an expanded role in the offense and the Vikings can be run on, so has good upside. Risky since who knows how carries will breakdown, but worth the risk if your RB options are less than ideal.
Travaris Cadet - - Injuries could open the door for a little playing time, but I doubt it will be enough to make him worth starting.

Marques Colston - - Was shutout last week as Brees didn't even look his way. That should be an anomaly, so you shouldn't be afraid to give him a shot to redeem himself, albeit not the best matchup this week.
Kenny Stills - - Returned last week, though was quiet. Not the ideal matchup, but when you have Drew Brees throwing the rock, you can go off any week. Risky option, but one that could pay off.

Jimmy Graham - - Coming off another huge game, so if you are lucky enough to have him, just plug him in and count your blessings.
Ben Watson - - May find the end zone on occasion, but his good times are too few to consider him worth starting.

Shayne Graham - - Offense should be able to keep rolling, though maybe a solid Vikings defense could force them to settle for some Graham FG attempts.

New Orleans Saints - - The defense has been struggling, though maybe they can take advantage of a struggling offense that is dealing with plenty of turmoil.

Favorite: New Orleans Saints by 9.5
Prediction: New Orleans Saints 30 - Minnesota Vikings 17


San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals - Sunday 4:05pm

San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick - - Coming off a tough game, but should be able to bounce back this week as he did have success against the Cards last season. Though their defense is a good one, so he will need to bring it.

Frank Gore - - Gore had a good game and a bad game against the Cardinals last season. Their run defense has been pretty tough thus far, so he has a little more risk this week. But still a guy that is capable of producing any week, so I wouldn't be against starting him.
Carlos Hyde - - Well he fell back to Earth last week and with a tough matchup this week, it is probably best to set him on the bench until he proves he has a big enough role in the offense to merit starting him.

Michael Crabtree - - Coming off a big game as he continues to be a key receiver, although this week he could be dealing with a top CB, which could mean more action for Boldin. Still has good upside, but not the best matchup for him.
Anquan Boldin - - Was quiet last week, but he is capable of getting it done and with Davis dealing with injury, that could mean more action for him. Plus if Peterson deals with Crabtree, it could lead to big game against the Cardinals.
Stevie Johnson - - Still not being used enough to consider him a viable starting option. Maybe a banged up Vernon Davis will result in more targets for Johnson.

Vernon Davis - - Dealing with an injured ankle, so watch his status closely. Sounds like you may need to make a move, but we shall see. Not a bad matchup if he can go and has given the Cardinals fits in the past.
Vance McDonald - - If Davis can't go, would likely benefit, but he isn't in the same class as Davis, so probably not an ideal fill-in option. Of source he is banged up too.

Phil Dawson - - A good Cardinals defense could force the 49ers to settle for field goal attempts this week.

San Francisco 49ers - - The defense is coming off a rough week, but they still have the weapons and facing a backup QB or a QB that has a history of throwing picks, so there is plenty of upside this week.

Arizona Cardinals

Drew Stanton - - If Palmer can't go, he would start. But a tough matchup won't help his cause, so I'd stay away.

Stepfan Taylor - - May see some action, but unless Ellington is a no go, he probably isn;t a guy you should be considering.
Andre Ellington - - That foot is still bugging him, but he had some success last year against the 49ers and will likely be a key piece of the offense this week. Just keep an eye on that foot.

Michael Floyd - - Was quiet last week and with an iffy matchup, may be in your best interest to explore other options this week.
Larry Fitzgerald - - Wasn't bad last week, but needs help from the quarterback and has an iffy matchup to boot (Although the 49ers pass defense was lit up last week, so he could certainly get it done).
John Brown - - Has shown flashes, but with the QB situation as it is, may be best to play it safe with another starting option.

John Carlson - - Just not seeing enough action to merit gambling on him as your starting tight end.

Chandler Catanzaro - - Coming off a huge game and with the offense banged up and facing a good defense, touchdowns could be at a premium, so could be another busy week for the rookie.

Arizona Cardinals - - The defense has been solid and hosts a team that is coming off a rough week, though one that is usually pretty sound with the ball. So not the ideal week to rely on them, but there are certainly a lot worse options out there.

Favorite: San Francisco 49ers by 2.5
Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 23 - Arizona Cardinals 16


Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins - Sunday 4:25pm

Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith - - Just isn't productive enough to merit starting him. A banged up Charles could mean he does a little more, but even then, it is probably not in your best interests to rely on him as a starter.

Jamaal Charles - - Expected to miss at least this week with an injured ankle, but keep your ears open just in case, but it is a long shot that he would play.
Knile Davis - - Coming off a big game and with Charles expected to be out this week, he should be the main man. Not a bad matchup this week, so definitely a guy that could pay off. Still unproven, but in a small sample size, he has had some nice moments.
De'Anthony Thomas - - Still dealing with a hamstring injury, but could be ready to roll this week. Though likely won't have much of a role in the offense.

Dwayne Bowe - - Still not rolling yet, but with a game under his belt, maybe he can get it going this week. Not a bad matchup, though if you can afford to wait on him, I would.
Donnie Avery - - Just not seeing enough action to consider him worth taking a chance on.
Junior Hemingway - - Couldn't sleep at night if I recommended him as a starter to anyone.
Jason Avant - - Dealing with a thigh injury, but did produce last week. Still he is finding his niche in the offense and since he is banged up and facing a good pass defense, may be best to pass on him.

Anthony Fasano - - Just not much of a receiving threat with Kelce in the mix, so move along.
Travis Kelce - - Coming off a nice game and looks like Reid is going to make an effort to get him more involved. Still a work in progress as he learns his way in the NFL, but has nice upside.

Cairo Santos - - With the offense still working out the kinks and without its best player, who knows what you might get from them. The matchup this week isn't bad though, so he's got that going for him.

Kansas City Chiefs - - Defense is still trying to live up to its hype, though they do face an inconsistent offense this week, which could allow them to get back to their 2013 form, or at least somewhat resemble it.

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill - - While he has had some good moments, the youngster still struggles at times. Tough matchup this week, so probably not the best bet for your starting QB.

Lamar Miller - - With Moreno out, he will get his chance to thrive. Has been hit and miss during his career, but this week he faces a Chiefs defense that ha struggled against the run during this short season. So I do like his upside and he should be a nice gamble this week.
Damien Williams - - The rookie could see some touches, but Miller is the main man, so probably not a guy you want to count on, although now he is at least on the radar for when bye weeks start in Week Four.

Mike Wallace - - Coming off another good game as he is rolling, so might as well ride the hot streak. This week's matchup does lead a lot to be desired though.
Brian Hartline - - Continues to be a guy that puts up decent production most weeks and will have an occasional big game. But really best suited to help you get out of a bind, which hopefully you are not already in.
Jarvis Landry - - The rookie showed some life last week, so at least he merits monitoring. But he should not be anywhere near a starting lineup.
Brandon Gibson - - Has his moments, but still not being used enough to really count on him as a starter.

Charles Clay - - That knee is still not 100%, though it didn't slow him much last week. Not the ideal matchup, but he can be tough on the defense and could be a key to moving the chains.

Caleb Sturgis - - The offense has been inconsistent thus far and face a capable defense, though they can be run on. Times could be tough in the red zone, so Sturgis could be busy this week.

Miami Dolphins - - The defense has shown flashes, but still a work in progress. Facing an up and down offense, though one that has typically limited mistakes.

Favorite: Miami Dolphins by 4.5
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 16 - Kansas City Chiefs 13


Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks - Sunday 4:25pm

Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning - - Everyone recalls the brutal performance in the Super Bowl, but you can bet he has been looking forward to this game and I can see him bouncing back. But probably won't be near his usually lofty numbers, but if you have him, you probably should start him, unless you have a really good backup QB.

C.J. Anderson - - Should see some touches, but probably won't get enough of them to merit starting him, especially with a tough matchup this week.
Ronnie Hillman - - Got no touches last week, so doesn't look like he should be on your radar, especially with a tough matchup this week.
Montee Ball - - Faces a tough defense this week, one that shutdown the running game in the Super Bowl. Though with the defense worrying about the receivers, he could sneak up on them. Riskier option than usual.

Demaryius Thomas - - Was huge in the Super Bowl and he can go off any week, so got to keep riding him, even with a bad matchup.
Emmanuel Sanders - - Coming off another good game, but how will the return of Welker impact him? Considering he has been rolling and it may take Welker some time to get back into the flow, he is still work chancing, even with an iffy matchup.
Wes Welker - - Back from suspension early, but will he be ready to roll or will it take him time to get into the mix? With a tough matchup, maybe you give him a week to get his football legs under him.
Andre Caldwell - - With Welker back in the mix, it will be harder for him to see much action (Although last season he had his moments, but with a tough matchup I would pass him by).
Cody Latimer - - Was inactive last week and with Welker back, the chances of him being active are slimmer. So forget about the rookie.

Julius Thomas - - Was kept in relative check in the Super Bowl, but he can light it up any week and you know the Broncos will be looking for redemption. Playing on the road won't be easy though.
Jacob Tamme - - While he has his moments, the good times are too few and far between to merit starting him.


Denver Broncos - - The defense is improved, but will have their hands full in Seattle against a good offense that typically doesn't make many mistakes.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson - - Coming off a solid game and had success against them in the Super Bowl. Broncos have been more susceptible to the passing attack, which should allow Wilson to get it done.

Marshawn Lynch - - Has started strong and while he was quiet in the Super Bowl, he did have a touchdown and Beast Mode has been rolling. Broncos run defense has been solid, though has some issues last week. Don't lose sight of that injured back, but if he is in the Seahawks lineup, he should be in yours.
Robert Turbin - - A banged up Lynch could help his cause, but probably not near enough to have any fantasy value.
Christine Michael - - Like Turbin, he only has value if Lynch is forced to sit out, which seems unlikely. If he did, who knows how the touches would breakdown.

Jermaine Kearse - - See Baldwin and apply the same logic. Sure he could get it done, but he could also give you little. Does have some upside though.
Doug Baldwin - - Continues to be hit and miss as you never really know which Seahawk WR will step up from week-to-week. Had a nice Super Bowl, but who knows what this week will bring.
Paul Richardson - - The rookie is still not seeing enough action to consider him a viable option.

Luke Willson - - If Miller can't go, he would see a larger role, but likely won't have any fantasy value.

Steven Hauschka - - Broncos defense should be improved, which could mean the Seahawks have to rely a little more on the leg of Hauschka this week.

Seattle Seahawks - - The defense is arguably the best in all the land, especially at home. Face a good offense, but everyone recalls the dominant effort they put on in the Super Bowl.

Favorite: Seattle Seahawks by 4.5
Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 27 - Denver Broncos 20


Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers - Sunday 8:30pm

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger - - Coming off a tough week and faces another tough defense this week, so may not be the best time to start him.

Le'Veon Bell - - Faces a tough defense on the road this week, but he should be busy and his receiving skills should come in handy and help him produce, especially in PPR leagues.
Dri Archer - - Dealing with an ankle injury, but even if he is 100%, likely doesn't get near enough touches to merit starting him.

Antonio Brown - - Faces a tall order this week, but he can bust a big play at any time, so his upside is good enough that he deserves a shot again this week.
Markus Wheaton - - Has his moments, but a tough matchup this week makes him a much riskier option and probably a guy that you'd feel more comfortable with sitting on the bench.
Lance Moore - - Hopes to play this week, but who knows how he will be used or how often he may be targeted. With a tough game this week, I'd take a wait and see approach.
Darrius Heyward-Bey - - Move along, no fantasy value to be found here.

Heath Miller - - Nice red zone option, but touchdowns could be hard to come by this week, so probably not the best week to use him.

Shaun Suisham - - The offense has struggled since a good 1st half in Week One and face an uphill battle this week against a tough Panthers defense, on the road to boot.

Pittsburgh Steelers - - The defense still has playmakers, but is trying to get it going. Will have their hands will with a solid Panthers offense.

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton - - Has a solid debut, but faces a good pass defense this week. That being said, he may be ready to run a little more, which should help boost his fantasy value. Still a riskier option than usual, but one that could certainly pay off.

DeAngelo Williams - - Expected to return this week and faces a Steelers defense that has had some woes against the run. But who knows how the carries will break out this week. Has upside, but since it is a late kickoff and he is not 100%, may want to proceed with caution.
Jonathan Stewart - - With Williams hoping to return, his touches could take a hit. The matchup is a nice one though, so he does have upside, but definitely a risky option. Upgrade him if Williams is scratched.
Mike Tolbert - - May see some touches, but dealing with a chest injury, so you probably don't want to be forced to rely on him.
Fozzy Whittaker - - Injured quad will likely keep him out this week and even if he can go, he likely has a minimal role in the offense.

Kelvin Benjamin - - Dealing with a knee injury, but with a tough matchup and considering that rookie WRs can be inconsistent, it is probably best to pass on him this week.
Jerricho Cotchery - - Could be a little more motivated this week against his former team, but not the best matchup, so I'd probably pass on him.

Greg Olsen - - Should continue to be plenty busy, though keep an eye on that calf just to be on the safe side. Not the ideal matchup, but could be the go to WR with injuries at the WR position.

Graham Gano - - Offense isn't exactly lighting it up, but against a good defense, he could be called upon for the bulk of the scoring.

Carolina Panthers - - The defense continues to play well and could take advantage of an offensive line that has had protection issues, giving them plenty of upside again this week.

Favorite: Carolina Panthers by 3.5
Prediction: Carolina Panthers 17 - Pittsburgh Steelers 13


Chicago Bears at New York Jets - Monday 8:30pm

Chicago Bears

Jay Cutler - - Coming off a surprisingly huge game with four touchdowns and this week he faces a defense that can be thrown on. With the WRs he has, definitely has good upside, though still has his bad moments.

Matt Forte - - Coming off a tough game and faces a stiff run defense this week. Though his receiving skills should help him be a good starting option. He is a guy that you pretty much have to start every week since he is one of the few guys that rarely leaves the field.

Alshon Jeffery - - Was quiet last week, though wasn't exactly 100%. Has an extra day of rest this week and should be getting close to healthy. Not a bad matchup, so hopefully he can finally get it going and make his fantasy owners jump for joy.
Josh Morgan - - Not involved in the offense, so move along and see who else is available for you to use.

Martellus Bennett - - Coming off a big game and not a bad matchup, especially since the Jets will be worried about the dangerous WRs.

Robbie Gould - - The offense is coming off a big game, but now heads from one coast to the other, but has a little easier matchup this week. But Jets defense has been solid, so field goals could certainly be in play this week.

Chicago Bears - - The defense is coming off a big game, though still would like to see them consistently get the job done. Facing an up and down Jets offense should give them a little more upside than usual, so definitely worth a roll of the dice.

New York Jets

Geno Smith - - The youngster has shown some glimpses of talent during his short NFL career, but often struggles. Not the ideal matchup this week, although the loss of Tillman could help his cause. Still probably not the ideal starting option.

Chris Ivory - - Coming off a solid game and has a great matchup to exploit this week, so even in the time share, he could be a worthy starting option.
Chris Johnson - - Was quiet last week, but can bust one at any time and faces a Bears defense that has had some major issues defending the run, so has nice upside this week.
Bilal Powell - - Appears to be the 3rd option, which makes him a poor starter, even with a good matchup this week.

Eric Decker - - He has been playing well, but faces a solid pass defense and the scary thing is the hamstring injury and playing on MNF. Sounds like he expects to play, but proceed with caution. Last thing you want is to be stuck on Monday without a WR. But if all sounds good come Sunday, then he may be worth the risk.
Percy Harvin - - Cooled off last week, but his upside is too good to pass up, especially against a Broncos defense that has had some issues against the pass. Keep riding the big play threat.
Jeremy Kerley - - If Decker were out, maybe he steps it up. But not the best matchup and we may not know the whole story until it is too late, so I'd pass.

Jeff Cumberland - - See Amaro and apply the sames rules, which means find a new tight end on the waiver wire.
Jace Amaro - - Just not being used enough to merit starting him, so I'd forget about it.

Nick Folk - - Offense has been inconsistent, but not a bad matchup this week, although finding the end zone could be a challenge, which could mean a big day for Folk.

New York Jets - - The defense has been playing well, but faces an offense with plenty of weapons. Although the o-line has some protection issues and the QB has some throwing it to the wrong team concerns.

Favorite: New York Jets by 2.5
Prediction: Chicago Bears 23 - New York Jets 20
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