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New York Giants at Washington Redskins - Thursday 8:25pm

New York Giants

Eli Manning - - Coming off a nice game, though the Redskins pass defense has been pretty solid, well until they got lit up last season. Did nothing special against them last season, so probably not the ideal starting option, especially on the road.

Rashad Jennings - - Coming off a monster game as the Giants are learning that it is wise to ride him, so expect another busy week for Jennings. On the downside, the Redskins run defense has been pretty good though, so may be tough to find running room. But after last week, he is probably worth rolling with him to see if he can keep rolling.
Andre Williams - - The rookie will find it tough to steal more touches with Jennings playing so well, so I'd hold off on using him.
Peyton Hillis - - nster game as the Giants are learning that it is wise to ride him, so expect another busy week for Jennings. The Redskins run defense has been pretty good though, but

Rueben Randle - - Was busy last week, though the numbers weren't exactly stellar. Definitely not your best bet, but you can certainly do worse as he is capable of putting it together any week.
Odell Beckham - - Could be ready to play in Week Five and even then he has limited value, so continue to forget about using him.
Corey Washington - - Injuries could open the door for him, but you have to be freaking insane to start him. His own mother wouldn't even draft him to her fantasy team.

Larry Donnell - - Has been coming on and his chemistry with Manning seems to be growing. Not the ideal matchup, though if you are in a bind, he could help you out of it.

Josh Brown - - The offense is coming off a nice game as they have started to show signs of life. The Redskins defense hasn't been bad, though coming off a tough week. This could mean the Giants have some issues and are forced to settle for FG attempts.

New York Giants - - The defense is coming off a solid performance and facing a QB that isn't exactly all the experienced, though is coming off a big game. Could surprise, though I'd probably rather rely on a more proven defense.

Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins - - Coming off a big game, though the Giants offense isn't liable to make this a shootout, so he may not air it out near as much. He did start against the Giants last season and had a pretty rough game with a pair of picks. Still after last week, he certainly isn't a bad gamble.

Alfred Morris - - The offense is starting to find itself, which could help his cause. Not a bad matchup this week, so certainly could produce, although he was semi quiet in both meetings with the Giants last season (Although he did find the end zone in one of the games).
Roy Helu - - Found the end zone last week, but only touched the ball twice, which is not a recipe for fantasy success, so I'd pass on him as usual.

Pierre Garcon - - Coming off a huge game as Cousins figured out to get him the darn ball. A nice matchup this week should give him a good chance to keep rolling on Thursday Night Football.
DeSean Jackson - - Coming off a big game, though that shoulder could be a factor, so watch him closely. A good matchup should help his cause, so as long as he can go, probably a guy worth starting.
Andre Roberts - - Still not seeing enough action to merit starting, though that could change at some point. Until he proves himself worthy, I'd continue to pass on him.
Ryan Grant - - The rookie was nowhere to be found last week, so you should be able to safely forget about starting him.

Jordan Reed - - Expected to be out again this week with that injured hamstring. So you can forget about relying on him.
Niles Paul - - Coming off another nice game filling in for Reed, who is likely out again this week. With a good matchup, probably a good option again this week.

Kai Forbath - - The offense is coming off a nice game and should be able to get him plenty of scoring chances against an iffy Giants defense.

Washington Redskins - - The defense has shown some flashes and facing an inconsistent offense with a QB that has been under lots of pressure and been prone to turning it over.

Favorite: Washington Redskins by 3.5
Prediction: Washington Redskins 20 - New York Giants 13


Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts - Sunday 1:00pm

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker - - Dealing with a wrist injury, so watch his status closely. If he can go, he does have a good matchup, so could surprise if you are dealing with the bye week blues. But that wrist also gives him a little more risk, but your options may be limited and if you need him and he plays, he could be a worthy option.
Charlie Whitehurst - - If Locker can't go, would likely get the start and has a good matchup. But hard to rely on a backup starting QB on the road, even with a good matchup.

Shonn Greene - - Sankey saw an uptick in touches last week, so could we be seeing a changing of the guard? Only time will tell, but until we know for sure, it may be best to avoid them both for now. A good matchup this week could allow him to produce though.
Bishop Sankey - - Starting to see more touches, but will that continue? A good matchup could allow him to be a pleasant surprise, though still a pretty big gamble since he is still not guaranteed to tote the rock often.
Dexter McCluster - - Just not consistently touching the ball enough to merit gambling on him, even with a good matchup.

Kendall Wright - - Was decent last week and with a good matchup this week, and the Titans potentially in catch up mode, he could be a nice option this week. Watch the QB situation though as Whitehurst probably won't help his fantasy value.
Nate Washington - - Continues to be inconsistent, although he does have a good matchup this week. But the QB situation is a little up in the air, so may be best to find a more consistent option with more upside.
Justin Hunter - - Has the tools to get it done any week, though still a work in progress. A good matchup could make him worth rolling the dice on if your options are limited.

Delanie Walker - - Can be hit and miss, though a good matchup this week could make him a worthy bye week fill-in.

Ryan Succop - - With the offense dealing with a banged up Locker and not exactly a pillar of excellence (And coming off a tough week accuracy wise), it may be a good time to see who else is out there.

Tennessee Titans - - The defense has shown flashes, but coming off a tough week and facing an offense that has been tearing it up, so probably not the best option this week.

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck - - Coming off another huge performance as he looks to take the next step. Titans pass defense has been pretty good though, but the way he is rolling, he is still a guy that is probably starting for your squad every week.

Trent Richardson - - Bradshaw continues to make it tough on his fantasy value. With an iffy matchup this week, his upside is limited, but he should put up solid numbers and could get a crack at the end zone.
Ahmad Bradshaw - - Coming off another solid game as he continues to force the coaching staff to get him touches. Still would be better if he was used a little more, which is the only thing really keeping him from being a no brainer starting option.

T.Y. Hilton - - Left with an injured ankle last week, but early indications are he will be ready to roll. If he can go, he is worth starting, even with the bad matchup this week as the Colts offense is lighting it up.
Reggie Wayne - - Was solid last week, but he has yet to really bust out this season. This week's matchup won't make it easy to be this one either, but he certainly can get it done any week.
Hakeem Nicks - - Still not touching the ball enough to merit starting him, especially with an iffy matchup this week.
Donte Moncrief - - The rookie has shown flashes, but there are just too many mouths to feed for him to be much of a threat, especially with an iffy matchup this week.

Dwayne Allen - - Hasn't been used as much as expected and Fleener has seen a little more action. Neither exactly lighting it up at the moment, so risky options at this time.
Coby Fleener - - We had a Fleener sighting last week, but this week is a tougher matchup and he still has gotten it done rarely. Until he can consistently do something, you should continue to forget about him.

Adam Vinatieri - - The offense is rolling and should be able to keep it going. Facing a Titans defense that can be stingy in the red zone, so could be a busy week of kicking field goals for Indy.

Indianapolis Colts - - The defense leaves a lot to be desired, but they have some playmakers and may be facing a backup QB this week. Add in an offense that is still finding its way and you could have a decent gamble.

Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 7.5
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 30 - Tennessee Titans 20


Detroit Lions at New York Jets - Sunday 1:00pm

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford - - Coming off a tough week and faces a capable pass defense this week. But he can light it up any week and should be in your lineup weekly, unless you are uber loaded at QB. May be a little riskier this week, but still hard to not rely on him.

Reggie Bush - - Faces a tough defense this week, though that could mean he uses his receiving skills a little more this week. Riskier than usual, though still a guy that can pay off any week.
Joique Bell - - Faces a tough run defense this week, so may be a tough one for him. That being said, he can punch one in from the one against any defense, so he could certainly do it again this week giving him some upside.

Calvin Johnson - - May not have been big last week, but we all know he can go crazy any week. If you have him, you start him. No questions asked.
Golden Tate - - Still really hasn't started to light it up, but still a guy that is worth considering, even against a solid pass defense since he can get it done any week.
Ryan Broyles - - See Ogletree and apply the same advice.

Brandon Pettigrew - - May still have some moments, but Ebron and Fauria are involved as well, making them all risky. Probably the safest of the bunch, which isn't saying much.
Eric Ebron - - The rookie is not being used much at this time, so still not ready to rely on him.
Joseph Fauria - - May find the end zone on occasion, but is a TD or nothing, making him a pretty risky gamble.


Detroit Lions - - The defense is coming off a big game and this week they face an offense that has had some struggles, albeit on the road. Still worth starting this week though.

New York Jets

Geno Smith - - Just not producing enough to consider him worth starting against one of the better defenses in the league, at least through three games.

Chris Ivory - - Continues to take advantage of his touches and could see more as the season progresses. Still hard to rely on him, at least this week when he faces a strong Lions defense.
Chris Johnson - - Hard to hold off Ivory, but still should get his share of touches. But this week's bad matchup may make it wise to pass on him.
Bilal Powell - - Just not touching the ball enough to consider him, especially against a brutally tough defense.

Eric Decker - - Dealing with a hamstring that knocked him out last week. Keep an eye on it, but against a good pass defense, may be best to play it safe with another option.
Jeremy Kerley - - Stepped up last week with Decker dinged and could be counted on more this week. Has been a nice option at times in the past, but also can disappear. A tough matchup probably make him best suited to being on the bench this week.
Greg Salas - - No thanks. I think I'll pass on this iffy option with a bad matchup.

Jeff Cumberland - - Just too inconsistent to rely on him against a strong defense.
Jace Amaro - - The rookie has shown some flashes, but a tough matchup makes him a little too risky to rely on.

Nick Folk - - A tough Lions offense could force the Jets to settle for plenty of field goals, though if the offense struggles, he could get you next to nothing. Boom or bust kicker option this week.

New York Jets - - The defense has been solid, though facing a good offense this week. Playing at home should help, especially since the Lions are coming off a quiet week.

Favorite: Detroit Lions by 1.5
Prediction: Detroit Lions 23 - New York Jets 16


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday 1:00pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Glennon - - Could start if McCown can't play, but not much of an option this week on the road against a solid defense.
Josh McCown - - Dealing with a thumb injury and could miss this week. Even if he can go, he faces a solid pass defense, on the road to boot. So probably not a good time to use him.

Doug Martin - - Hoping to return from that injured knee this week. Steelers have has some issues against the run, though he may not be ready for a full load. Risky option, but his receiving skills could help him at least be startable.
Bobby Rainey - - Struggling holding on to the ball, which may not help his cause once Martin is back, which looks like it could be this week. With a tough matchup, he only should be considered if Martin is out. Even then, he may be riskier than usual, though could pay off if you are in a bind.

Vincent Jackson - - Found the end zone last week but busted his wrist. Plans to play, but watch his status closely. Not the ideal matchup, so if you have another good option, may be best to play it safe with them and see how he copes with injury.
Mike Evans - - The rookie has flashed talent, but still really hasn't gotten it going during the regular season. With a tough matchup this week on the road, may be wise to look elsewhere.
Robert Herron - - Just not involved in the offense enough to consider him worth starting.

Brandon Myers - - Has his moments, but his upside is probably limited, especially this week with an iffy matchup.

Patrick Murray - - With the offense struggling, hard to rely on him, especially on the road against a solid defense.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - - The defense continues to struggle and while they have some playmakers, may be best to explore other options.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger - - Coming off a nice game with a pair of touchdowns. A good matchup this week could help, though the Steelers will likely continue to ride the running game hard, which may limit his upside.

Le'Veon Bell - - Has really been on a tear and with a good matchup to exploit this week, you definitely need to keep riding him.
LeGarrette Blount - - Coming off a big game as he was busy late. A good matchup could allow him to surprise again this week and can always get a goal line shot. So you can do worse than him, although with Bell the main man, he is no sure thing.

Antonio Brown - - Rolling and faces a defense that can be thrown on, so keep on riding him and hope the hot streak continues.
Markus Wheaton - - Was quiet last week, though with the defense worrying about Brown, he can hurt them if given the chance. A good matchup this week makes him a worthwhile gamble.
Lance Moore - - Still not ready to be considered fantasy worthy, so move along please.
Justin Brown - - Just not touching the ball enough to consider him much of a fantasy threat.

Heath Miller - - Can find the end zone any week, so certainly a guy that could help you overcome the bye week blues, especially with a favorable matchup this week. Still not heavily used every week, so can be hit and miss.

Shaun Suisham - - The offense showed some life again last week and have plenty of weapons to exploit a struggling defense, which should help Suisham's fantasy value this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers - - The defense is coming off a nice game and faces an offense that is banged up and struggling, so they have the potential to produce nicely this week.

Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 7.5
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10


Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders - Sunday 1:00pm

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill - - His hold on the starting job is starting to slip some, though he should still be the guy. But never a good sign when there are rumblings, so I'd play it safe and avoid him.

Lamar Miller - - Coming off a 100 yard performance and this week he faces a Raiders run defense that has been putrid, so has some strong upside this week and should be a strong starting option (Was close to making him a 5 football option, but the offense has just been a little too iffy). Would probably try to find a spot for him in your lineup this week.
Damien Williams - - Still not seeing much action, so forget about him.

Mike Wallace - - Was quiet last week, but he can bust a long one at any time. Faces a good Raiders pass defense and the QB situation is less than ideal at the moment, so risky, but still worth starting.
Brian Hartline - - Found the end zone last week, but again he continue to have limited upside, so still not the ideal starting option, especially with the passing game struggling.
Brandon Gibson - - Just not being used enough to consider him worthy of a start.

Charles Clay - - Capable of getting it done, but not the best matchup this week and the passing game is kind of struggling at the moment. Could get it done if the waiver wire is bare and you need TE help.

Caleb Sturgis - - Hard to rely on the kicker on a struggling offense, even with a nice matchup. Could surprise this week, but still a risky option.

Miami Dolphins - - The defense has struggled, but could take advantage of an offense that hasn't done much either.

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr - - The rookie continues to flash potential, but still learning his way. Faces a defense that has been solid against the pass, so probably not a guy you want to rely on this week, unless you can't avoid it.

Darren McFadden - - Has shown some flashes and likely would be busy this week if MJD is out again. Add in the nice matchup and he could be a nice starting option this week. If MJD can go, then all bets are off.
Maurice Jones-Drew - - Still dealing with that injured hand, so watch his status closely. If he can go, he may not be ready for a full load, so still a risky option. Although he has a nice matchup so could pay off.
Latavius Murray - - Still not getting enough touches to merit starting him.

James Jones - - Facing a good pass defense but he has the most upside of the receivers and could pay off. Still a gamble, but has enough of a ceiling to merit starting if your options are less than ideal this week.
Andre Holmes - - Like Streater, just hard to rely on him, even though he could bust a big one at any time.
Kenbrell Thompkins - - See Amendola, Dobs...You get the point. Stay away if you can.
Denarius Moore - - Hopefully you can find a more reliable receiver that is used more often in the offense.

Mychal Rivera - - Has the potential to produce, but not getting the targets to really merit starting, especially with an iffy matchup this week.

Sebastian Janikowski - - Could again be the main scoring threat as the Dolphins defense could be good enough to make them struggle to finish any good drives.

Oakland Raiders - - The defense has shown some potential, but still struggling. Facing an offense that hasn't exactly been anything to write home about, so certainly could get it done this week.

Favorite: Miami Dolphins by 4.5
Prediction: Miami Dolphins 16 - Oakland Raiders 13


Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears - Sunday 1:00pm

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers - - Was quiet last week, though this week he faces an easier task, so should be able to bounce back this week and put up some strong numbers.

Eddie Lacy - - Has been horrid to open the season, although he has faced some of the top run defenses in the league. This week he finally gets a great matchup and should finally help out his distraught owners.
James Starks - - Has a good matchup, but Lacy still is the main man, so he may not get enough touches to justify starting.

Jordy Nelson - - Has been producing nicely this season and with a solid matchup this week, you should certainly keep on riding him.
Randall Cobb - - Can break a big play at any time and with a nice matchup this week, he should be a strong option and one that should probably be in most starting lineups.
Davante Adams - - The rookie is pushing for more playing time, but until he starts producing, he isn't ready to be started.
Jarrett Boykin - - The rookie Adams continues to push him, so I'd forget about taking a chance on him.

Andrew Quarless - - Pushing past the rookie and coming off a nice game, but still has a history of struggling more often than not, so I'd pass if you can.
Richard Rodgers - - Has done nothing, so continue to forget about him.

Mason Crosby - - Offense is coming off a brutal week, but should bounce back this week against a struggling Bears defense. Playing on the road could mean some red zone struggles, which could help Crosby's cause.

Green Bay Packers - - Defense has shown flashes and is facing a QB that has been known to make some boneheaded passes, albeit one that has been putting up nice numbers this season.

Chicago Bears

Jay Cutler - - Continues to roll, though this week he faces a Packers defense that has been tough to throw on and shutdown Stafford and the Lions last week. But he is still a guy with plenty of upside, so I wouldn't be afraid to start him.

Matt Forte - - While he struggled last week, he is facing a poor run defense, one that he destroyed last season (And many times during his career), so definitely keep riding your stud runner this week.
Ka'Deem Carey - - Still nothing but a handcuff to Forte.

Brandon Marshall - - Struggled last week, but he doesn't do that very often, so expect him to bounce back this week, even with a niffy matchup. Watch the injury status to be on the safe side.
Alshon Jeffery - - Came on last week with Marshall nicked up as he finally got it going. Faces a tough pass defense this week, though he did have some success last season, so still a guy worthy of a start. If Marshall can't go or is limited, upgrade him to a four football option, which he is close to anyway.
Santonio Holmes - - Still not being used enough to consider him worthy of taking a chance on him.
Josh Morgan - - Not seeing much action on offense, so continue to forget about him.

Martellus Bennett - - Coming off a big game as he continues to see plenty of targets with the WRs banged up. Not the ideal matchup, though he is on a roll and certainly a guy worth rolling with this week.

Robbie Gould - - The offense continues to play well, though facing a good pass defense this week, so maybe that means they are forced to settle for some FG attempts.

Chicago Bears - - The defense has its moments and the Packers offense isn't exactly clicking at the moment. Rodgers can be pressured, so maybe they can make a big play or two this week.

Favorite: Green Bay Packers by 1
Prediction: Green Bay Packers 27 - Chicago Bears 23


Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens - Sunday 1:00pm

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton - - Coming off a so-so performance, though this week he faces a struggling pass defense. On the downside, he is dealing with injuries all over the place, which could make it tough on him again this week. Not looking to run much yet since he is still not 100%. But he can light it up any week, so you can do worse.

DeAngelo Williams - - On track to return from that injured thigh this week and not a moment too late as the Panthers lost Stewart and Tolbert last week. Faces a tough run defense, so may be best to hold off on him to see if he is ready for a full load. He could wind up being a nice option down the line though.
Jonathan Stewart - - Go figure, he is again injured. This time could be out a month with an injured knee.

Kelvin Benjamin - - The rookie is coming off a big game as he was fed the ball often with injuries on offense piling up. Faces a defense that can be thrown on, so may be forced the ball again this week, giving him plenty of upside.
Jerricho Cotchery - - Dealing with an injured hamstring, so I'd continue to forget about him.
Jason Avant - - With Cotchery banged up, he could be more involved in the offense, although it didn't really help last week.
Brenton Bersin - - Injuries may help his cause, but I don't care. He isn't on the fantasy radar.

Greg Olsen - - Injuries will likely mean lots of action for the talented tight end, so keep on riding him.

Graham Gano - - Injuries could slow the offense down, so may be a little more risk than you want to take on.

Carolina Panthers - - The loss of Hardy hit the defense hard last week. Still have weapons, although the Ravens typically limit mistakes, so may not live up to the hype this week either.

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco - - Will have his hands full this week against a good pass defense and having to adjust to the loss of one of his go to receivers in Dennis Pitta.

Justin Forsett - - The rookie stepped up last week, but Pierce could return this week so that could really make this situation hard to figure out. Panthers run defense was horrible last week, so does have upside, especially if Pierce is out.
Lorenzo Taliaferro - - Coming off a nice game, but the RB carries are still up in the air, especially if Pierce can return. If Pierce is out, he could be worth taking a chance on since he does have a solid matchup.
Bernard Pierce - - Was out last week with a thigh injury, but could be back this week. Who knows how carries could breakdown with Taliaferro stepping it up, so even with a good matchup, may be best to look elsewhere if you can.

Steve Smith - - Coming off another big game, but faces a tough pass defense this week. Though he may have a little extra motivation against his former team.
Torrey Smith - - Continues to struggle as the other Smith has turned into the go to WR. Faces a tough matchup this week, though he does have the skills to turn it on at any time. But for now, may be best to pass on him.
Marlon Brown - - Still not being used enough to consider him worthy of taking a chance on him.
Jacoby Jones - - Still not being used much, so continue to forget about him.

Owen Daniels - - Had been playing well, but now that Pitta is lost, he becomes the main man at TE and could be a key piece of the offense. Not the ideal matchup this week, but the defense has to worry about the WRs, which makes him a nice weapon.

Justin Tucker - - The offense has been solid, but faces a good defense this week (Albeit one coming off a tough week). Could be tough in the red zone, which could help Ticker out this week.

Baltimore Ravens - - The defense has stepped it up and while they face a solid offense, it is one ravaged by injuries, which could help their cause.

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 3
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 20 - Carolina Panthers 13


Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans - Sunday 1:00pm

Buffalo Bills

E.J. Manuel - - Continues to just show flashes and still waiting for him to take the next step. Faces a Texans defense that started off strong, but has slipped stuff, although playing on the road won't help Manuel's cause.

Fred Jackson - - Coming off a big game thanks to a huge receiving day, though still risky on the time share, but seems like the safer option of the two. A good matchup gives him a little more upside this week.

Sammy Watkins - - The rookie was quiet last week as he continues to learn his way. Not a bad matchup, but playing in Houston won't be easy. But he can bust a big play at any time, so certainly could pay off if you need to rely on him.
Robert Woods - - While he has the skill set, he just isn't getting the looks he needs to be a successful fantasy option, so I'd continue to forget about him.
Mike Williams - - Still not being looked at near enough to consider him a viable fantasy option, so continue to forget about him.

Scott Chandler - - He has his moments, but continues to be inconsistent. Not a bad matchup, so if you are in a bind and need to find a waiver wire TE, he could potentially help if your pickings are slim.

Dan Carpenter - - While he could be a key scoring threat, he could also get you little as the offense is currently hit or miss. So definitely a risk/reward option.

Buffalo Bills - - The defense has made some plays, but has definitely had issues as well. Facing an offense that mirrors them, so certainly could make a big play or two.

Houston Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick - - Has his moments, but continues to struggle with interceptions. This week he does have a tempting matchup with a struggling Bills pass defense, so he does have some upside if you are in a bind and need to take a chance on him.

Arian Foster - - Scratched with an injured hamstring last week, but hopes to return this week. Watch his status closely, but even with a tough mathcup this week, his potential is too good to pass up when healthy. That being said, if you are loaded with RBs, then maybe you can afford to look elsewhere, maybe.
Alfred Blue - - The rookie had his moments in his first career start, but had plenty of struggles. But he has entrenched himself as Foster's handcuff. Faces a tough run defense this week, so if Foster is out, he may not be ideal this week, but beggars can't be choosers.
Jonathan Grimes - - Even if Foster is out again this week, doesn't appear like he will see much action, so forget about him. Blue has locked up the handcuff status.

Andre Johnson - - Was quiet last week, but expect him to bounce back this week against a Bills defense that has really struggled against the pass. So don't beat him up too bad for an off game.
DeAndre Hopkins - - Finally busted out last week and has a good matchup this week, so has nice upside. That being said, Fitzpatrick hasn't exactly stepped it up, so still has risk. But probably worth taking a chance on this week.
DeVier Posey - - Just not being used near enough to consider him much of a threat. You will get more laughs and thanks for your donations remarks than any fear in your opponent by starting him.
Keshawn Martin - - Like Posey, he has no business to be in any starting lineup, or on any roster for the matter.

Garrett Graham - - Put up decent numbers last week, though not the ideal starting option. Although he does have his moments and a good matchup this week, so if you are in a bind, he could help you out of it.

Randy Bullock - - With the offense still trying to find itself, he has plenty of risk. But they do have the weapons to move the ball and are usually better at home, so certainly has the upside to get it done.

Houston Texans - - The defense is coming off a rough game, but they still have plenty of weapons and are facing an offense that has struggled out of the gate, giving them plenty of upside this week.

Favorite: Houston Texans by 3
Prediction: Houston Texans 20 - Buffalo Bills 13


Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers - Sunday 4:05pm

Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles - - So much for sitting out the entire season as he gets his starting shot this week. Iffy matchup and rookie QBs usually have plenty of growing pains, so may be best to pass on him, for now.

Denard Robinson - - Could start seeing more touches as Gerhart has struggled. Maybe the QB change will help the offense get it going, but I'd forget about using him unless he proves to be worthy.
Toby Gerhart - - Struggling and could start losing touches to Robinson, so he is definitely a guy to sit on the bench, especially this week with an iffy matchup.
Jordan Todman - - Even with Gerhart struggling, he just isn't involved in the offense enough to consider him a viable option.

Cecil Shorts - - The QB change could hurt or help his cause. But as the proven veteran, he probably is the safest choice. Still risky, but may be worth the start since he has often produced throughout his career.
Allen Robinson - - Starting to see more action and put up some solid numbers last week. With the QB change underway, it may be wise to see how it all plays out.
Allen Hurns - - Found the end zone last week, but it was his only touch. Who knows how the QB change could impact the receivers, so may be best to take a wait and see approach.
Marqise Lee - - Expected to be out with an injured hamstring, so continue to forget him.
Mike Brown - - Likely won't see much action and who knows how the touches will play out with the QB switch.

Clay Harbor - - The tight end can be a young QBs best friend, so maybe he surprises, although I'd like to see him do something first.

Josh Scobee - - With the offense struggling and changing quarterbacks, it may be best to explore other avenues, especially on the road against a solid defense.

Jacksonville Jaguars - - The defense continues to struggle and facing an offense that has been solid and usually does a good job of protecting the QB and the ball.

San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers - - Coming off another nice performance and this week he has a good chance to keep rolling as he faces a struggling Jaguars pass defense. With the RB position so banged up, he could be asked to throw a little more this week (Though he may not do it much late if they get ahead early). But like his upside this week, so worth running with him.

Ryan Mathews - - Out a few more weeks with an injured knee.
Branden Oliver - - Injuries could open the door for the rookie to see some action, but Brown should be the main man and probably the only guy worth considering.
Donald Brown - - Injuries have thrust him into the spotlight, so he should be pretty busy. A great matchup this week should help his cause and make him a nice gamble this week.

Keenan Allen - - Has been a major disappointment thus far, but a bad Jaguars pass defense could be just what the fantasy doctor ordered. Probably worth rolling him out this week in hopes that he finally busts out like he is capable of.
Malcom Floyd - - Hard to rely on him as he continues to be Jekyl-and-Hyde. The sweet matchup this week could help his cause, so if you are in a pinch, he could help your cause.
Eddie Royal - - Coming off a big day with a pair of touchdowns. But he has a history of big games and then struggling, though maybe he will finally get on track. A good matchup gives him upside, but his boom or bust status makes him a risky option.

Antonio Gates - - Was quiet last week, but a great matchup this week probably makes him worth another shot, especially since the Chargers may go to the air more with the RB position dealing with injuries.
Ladarius Green - - Was decent last week, though Gates still is the guy on the field more often than not, so he continues to be hit and miss. A good matchup could help his cause and allow him to pay off if you really need him.

Nick Novak - - The offense should be able to keep rolling against a struggling Jaguars defense, which should keep him plenty busy this week.

San Diego Chargers - - The defense has shown some flashes and gets to host a rookie QB making him first career start, so probably have enough upside to consider rolling the dice on them this week.

Favorite: San Diego Chargers by 13
Prediction: San Diego Chargers 27 - Jacksonville Jaguars 14


Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings - Sunday 4:25pm

Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan - - Coming off another huge game as he continues to roll and has a solid matchup this week, so has a good chance to keep on trucking.

Steven Jackson - - Coming off a solid game with a touchdown. Doesn't have near as good a matchup and has to head on the road. But not a bad matchup and worth starting if you need him.
Jacquizz Rodgers - - Still not being used enough to consider him worth starting, so I'd continue to look elsewhere for fantasy help.
Devonta Freeman - - The rookie saw a little more action in last week's blowout win, but he didn't do much with his chances. So he is still not ready to be considered fantasy ready.

Julio Jones - - Coming off a huge game that carried many fantasy teams to victory. He is really on fire, so you have to keep riding him every week. No thought should be required on this one.
Roddy White - - The hamstring is still a factor and while he expects to play, he may be limited. Not a bad matchup, so if he starts, he merits starting, although if you have another strong option, may be wise to play it safe and let White heal up.
Harry Douglas - - Dealing with an injured foot, so riskier option now. He was risky to begin with, barring White sitting out, so may be wise to pass on him this week.
Devin Hester - - Coming off a big game with a return and a rushing touchdown, though some leagues didn't get the return touchdown. He could see a little more action on offense, but still probably too risky to rely upon as he likely needs a touchdown to have any real value.
Eric Weems - - With Douglas and White banged up, maybe he sees a little more action, but probably not enough to have any real value.

Levine Toilolo - - Just not being used enough to consider him worthy of a spot on your fantasy squad.

Matt Bryant - - The offense should be able to keep it going, though the Vikings defense is capable of making them settle for some FG attempts this week, giving him plenty of upside.

Atlanta Falcons - - After a slow start to the season, the defense bused out in a big way last week. This week they face a struggling offense that will be starting a rookie QB, so they could be worth rolling with to see if they can stay hot.

Minnesota Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater - - The rookie will get his first career start this week. Hard to rely on rookie QBs making their first start, but he does have a good matchup. Still would rather stash him on the bench and not actually rely on him this week.

Adrian Peterson - - Still out and still no time table for a possible return.
Jerick McKinnon - - The rookie could see more action, but until he proves he is worthy, I'd forget about starting him.
Matt Asiata - - Was quiet last week and even with a solid matchup this week, hard to rely on him. May need to run more to help the rookie QB, so who knows. Could lose some touches to McKinnon.

Greg Jennings - - Has been solid, though who knows what the QB change will do to his value. My gut says it will only help, but could make him more inconsistent. A solid matchup this week should help his cause, especially if they fall behind early.
Cordarrelle Patterson - - Capable of breaking a big play at any time, but the Vikings need to work on more ways to get him the ball. The QB change could help, though it could also make him a little more volatile. The upside is too good to pass up, so I'd probably roll the dice on him still.
Jarius Wright - - Who knows what will happen with the QB change, but I certainly wouldn't want to seriously consider starting Wright.

Rhett Ellison - - An injured Rudolph could open the door for him. But he is not the receiving talent Rudolph was, so I'd forget about using him as the replacement.
Kyle Rudolph - - Out probably six weeks or so with an injured groin.

Blair Walsh - - With the offense struggling, down a couple key pieces and breaking in a rookie QB, who knows what you may get here. Could be busy or do little. May be best to play it safe.

Minnesota Vikings - - Outside of a huge first game, they have done pretty much nothing and this week they face a team coming off a 56 point explosion, so probably wise to look elsewhere.

Favorite: Atlanta Falcons by 3
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 23 - Minnesota Vikings 16


Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers - Sunday 4:25pm

Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles - - Coming off another strong performance, but his train wreck of an offensive line took another hit last week. Has plenty of upside, but on the road against a good pass defense with a banged up o-line makes his risky. I'd still probably start him, unless you have another strong option with a better matchup.

LeSean McCoy - - Coming off a horrible week as he is really starting to scare owners. Faces a good defense this week, though you have to wonder if the banged up o-line will mean more action for him? His upside is too good to pass up, even with the iffy matchup.
Darren Sproles - - Cooled off last week, but his receiving skills could come in handy this week and make him a solid starting option, at least in PPR leagues.

Jeremy Maclin - - Continues to light it up, though this week he faces a tough matchup, so could cool off this week. Still the way he has been rolling, unless you are loaded at WR, you should keep riding him.
Riley Cooper - - The rookie has stepped up his game, which is not helping Cooper's fantasy value. An iffy matchup this week won't help his cause.
Jordan Matthews - - Coming off a huge game, but this week he heads on the road to face a tough 49ers pass defense. The future may be bright, but like many rookie WRs, he likely will be hit and miss. Could pay off, but may be best to hold off considering the iffy matchup.
Brad Smith - - His role in the offense is just too darn small to make him much of an option.

Zach Ertz - - Was quiet last week, though with so many options in Philly, he could have some quiet ones. 49ers have had some TE issues, so could bounce back this week.
Brent Celek - - May have his moments, but often will struggle and with a tough matchup this week, there is no reason to start him.

Cody Parkey - - A tough 49ers defense could make it tough on the Eagles to finish drives, which could mean a very busy day for the rookie kicker.

Philadelphia Eagles - - The defense has had some good moments, but facing an offense that typically takes care of the QB and the ball, which may limit their upside this week.

San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick - - Coming off a solid performance, but should bounce back this week as he faces a struggling Eagles defense, at home. Expect him to make a strong option this week.

Frank Gore - - Coming off a horrible week, but has a little better matchup this week (Though the Eagles run defense isn't bad). Hyde has been vulturing some goal line carries, so that isn't helping, but he is still the main man.
Carlos Hyde - - The rookie found the end zone last week and does have a favorable matchup. On the downside, he is still not getting a ton of carries, making him a touchdown or nothing. Not the ideal option for your team, unless you are in a TD heavy league.

Michael Crabtree - - Coming off another big game and with a favorable matchup this week, you should probably keep on riding him.
Anquan Boldin - - While he may not have the upside he once had, he is certainly capable of a big game and typically puts up solid numbers. Faces an iffy defense this week, which should help his cause.
Stevie Johnson - - Coming off a big game, though if Davis returns, his role in the offense could dwindle. Could surprise if you really need him, but may be best to see him produce with Davis in the fold before relying on him.
Brandon Lloyd - - Still not seeing much action, so continue to forget about his existence.

Vernon Davis - - Expected to return from that injured ankle this week and has a good matchup. But listen closely to be on the safe side. If he plays, he should make a strong starting option.
Derek Carrier - - With Davis expected to return, his already limited value becomes non-existent.

Phil Dawson - - The offense struggled last week, but they go from playing on the road against a strong defense to hosting an iffy one, which should allow the offense to bounce back.

San Francisco 49ers - - The defense has weapons, but is facing an offense that is on a roll. On the plus side, the Eagles offensive line is an injured mess at the moment, which could help their cause.

Favorite: San Francisco 49ers by 5
Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 27 - Philadelphia Eagles 23


New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys - Sunday 8:30pm

New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees - - While the Saints have had issues on the road, they should be able to take advantage of a struggling Cowboys pass defense and light up the scoreboard.

Mark Ingram - - Still out with an injured hand, so continue to sit and wait on him.
Pierre Thomas - - Coming off a solid game thanks to a touchdown, although who knows if he will typically get the goal line carries or if they will go to Robinson. A good matchup gives him the potential to produce this week, so probably worth rolling the dice on if you need him.
Khiry Robinson - - Carried the bulk of the load last week and appears like he will be the main running threat. A good matchup this week should help his cause and make him a nice option.
Travaris Cadet - - Still not seeing enough action to merit starting him.

Marques Colston - - He continues to be a little less productive than you would like. That being said, he can bust out at any time and with a great matchup this week, he is probably worth starting this week as he has a good chance for one of those big games he is capable of.
Brandin Cooks - - Coming off a good game and should be able to take advantage of a struggling Cowboys pass defense and make a worthy option this week with a ton of upside.
Kenny Stills - - With Cooks stepping it up, Stills will likely be very hit and miss, so proceed with caution. The good matchup this week could help his cause.
Joseph Morgan - - Just not touching the ball enough to merit starting him.

Jimmy Graham - - Expect him to give the Cowboys defense fits and put up huge numbers this week.
Ben Watson - - May find the end zone on occasion, but typically he produces very little, so only should be started in case of extreme emergency. Add in that he is banged up, and he is a guy you should not count on.
Josh Hill - - Found the end zone last week, but that is probably a rare occurrence, so he has no business starting. With Watson banged up, maybe that helps his cause, but not enough to merit starting him.

Shayne Graham - - The offense should be able to move the ball well on the struggling Cowboys defense, though maybe playing on the road will force them to settle for some FG attempts.

New Orleans Saints - - The defense is struggling, though at least showed some life last week. Could benefit from facing an offense that has had some issues.

Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo - - A good matchup should help make him a nice starting option this week as he may need to keep up with the Saints (Assuming the Saints road woes don't bite them).

DeMarco Murray - - Continues to light it up and even though the Saints run defense has been solid, he is just on too big a tear to consider sitting, even for a second. Keep riding arguably the top RB in the league at the moment.
Joseph Randle - - Nothing but a likely handcuff to Murray, so continue to forget about using him.
Lance Dunbar - - Still not involved in the offense enough to have any fantasy value, so move along please.

Dez Bryant - - While he is dealing with a shoulder injury, it should not limit him and allow him to light up a struggling Saints secondary, so keep riding your stud receiver.
Terrance Williams - - A good matchup should give him more than enough upside to consider him worthy of starting this week. If the Saints bring their offense, the Cowboys will need to light it up as well.
Cole Beasley - - His good times are way too rare to consider him worth starting.
Devin Street - - In the same boat as Beasley, so I'd continue to forget about him.
Dwayne Harris - - See Beasley Street and apply the same logic.

Jason Witten - - Still hasn't quite lived up to his potential, though he does have a good matchup this week, which should help his cause.

Dan Bailey - - Has been on a nice roll and with a good matchup this week, he should get his share of scoring chances.

Dallas Cowboys - - The struggling defense will have their hands full this week against a high-powered offense. The Saints have had some road woes, so maybe they can take advantage of that, but I wouldn't feel comfortable betting on it.

Favorite: New Orleans Saints by 3
Prediction: New Orleans Saints 34 - Dallas Cowboys 27


New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs - Monday 8:30pm

New England Patriots

Tom Brady - - Was decent last week and heads into a tough environment this week against a decent pass defense. The Patriots may look to run it more this week to exploit a struggling run defense. But Brady can go large any week, so still a guy worth starting.

Shane Vereen - - The Patriots RB situation continues to be a mess as who knows which RB will produce any given Sunday, errr Monday. Has a good matchup, so probably worth gambling on if you need him.
Stevan Ridley - - Like Vereen, he can be frustrating, but does have a good matchup this week, so worth taking a chance on him if you need to. If I had to pick one of the Patriots RBs, Ridley, no Vereen, no Ridley would be my choice. Yeah Ridley.
James White - - Rookie is still not in the mix, so continue to forget about using him.

Brandon LaFell - - See Amendole and Dobson.
Julian Edelman - - Continues to play well and has a solid matchup this week. Brady will likely continue to utilize him early and often.
Danny Amendola - - Outside of Edelman and Gronk, you never have a clue which WR, if any, will step up from week-to-week. Probably best to avoid them all if you have that luxury.
Aaron Dobson - - See Amendola and apply the same logic.

Rob Gronkowski - - While he still is a part time player, he continues to produce like many full timer, so keep on riding the matchup nightmare.
Tim Wright - - He is just not being targeted enough to consider him worth starting.

Stephen Gostkowski - - The Chiefs defense still has some weapons and playing in Kansas City is a chore. This could mean the Patriots are forced to settle for some FG attempts this week.

New England Patriots - - The defense has been playing well and facing an offense that has had some struggles and battling injuries.

Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith - - Coming off a three touchdown performance, though he will likely be hard pressed to repeat that performance this week against an improved Patriots defense that has been good against the pass.

Jamaal Charles - - Hopes to return from that injured ankle this week, but still may not get a full workload. A tough matchup won't help his cause, but he can certainly get it done against any defense.
Knile Davis - - Coming off a good game, but the potential return of Charles would cut into his touches big time. Even if Charles is out, this week's matchup is less than ideal.
Cyrus Gray - - Found the end zone last week, but even if Charles is out, he probably doesn't get enough touches to be worth the risk.

Dwayne Bowe - - None of the wide receivers have stood out thus far and with an iffy matchup this week, it is probably best to avoid them all if you have the option (I would hope you aren't leaning on any of them as even Bowe isn't getting it done yet).
Junior Hemingway - - No thanks. As you just read above, the Chiefs WRs are just a nightmare and should be avoided.
Frankie Hammond - - Different Chiefs WR, same story. Just keep looking for WR help.
Donnie Avery - - See Bowe and apply the same bench sitting logic.

Travis Kelce - - Continues to be a pleasant surprise and could be a key component to having success through the air. So looks like a guy worth running with again this week.
Anthony Fasano - - Just not being used enough as a receiver with Kelce stepping it up, so I'd forget about him.

Cairo Santos - - The offense stepped it up last week, but faces a much tougher task this week, but at least it is at home. Scoring could be heavily focused on Santos, so he does have some nice upside. But rookie

Kansas City Chiefs - - The defense has shown flashes, but still not playing like 2013. This week they face a talented, veteran offense that rarely beats themselves. Although playing in K.C. could make it tougher, but still hard to rely on them.

Favorite: New England Patriots by 3.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 26 - Kansas City Chiefs 16
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