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Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans - Thursday 8:25pm

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck - - Coming off another big game, even though he wasn't quite as large as he had been. Faces a Texans defense that has had issues against the pass, one he had five touchdowns against last season (Although his yardage numbers were not all that). He has reached stud status, so if you have him, you pretty much start him every week.

Trent Richardson - - Bradshaw was the more heavily used option Sunday, but continues to get his touches. Has shown he is capable producer, though his upside is limited making him a risky option. But not a bad matchup and if you are in a bind, he can certainly get the job done well enough to merit a start.
Ahmad Bradshaw - - Just continues to consistently produce and seems to be slowly stealing more touches from T-Rich. A solid matchup should give him plenty of upside, especially in PPR leagues.

T.Y. Hilton - - Just continues to produce as the offense is rolling. He faces an opponent he lit up last season, including a 7-120-3 line in Houston.
Reggie Wayne - - The veteran has been putting up nice numbers and at least showed in Week Four how big he can go when he can find the end zone. A nice matchup should give him a shot to continue to get the job done, although a touchdown would be much appreciated.
Hakeem Nicks - - He is still just not being used enough to consider him much of an option. Sure he will have an occasional good day, but more often than not, he is lost in the shuffle.
Donte Moncrief - - The rookie may make a big play here and there, but hard to rely on a guy that spends most of the day on the sidelines.

Dwayne Allen - - Coming off a nice performance and faces a defense that while loaded with potential, is still struggling to get it done. Colts offense continues to be on fire giving him plenty of upside.
Coby Fleener - - While he has his good times, most games he struggles to produce and is a little too risky to consider him a viable starting option.

Adam Vinatieri - - The Texans defense has the weapons to slow the Colts offense, especially playing in the state of Texas. So that could mean that Vinatieri is busy this week.

Indianapolis Colts - - The defense has been playing well of late and face an offense that has had some issues. Playing on the road is rarely easy, but certainly on a roll and worth continuing to ride them.

Houston Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick - - Coming off another quiet performance and you have to wonder if at some point the Texans look to make a change. Hard to rely on him unless you are really, really, I mean really desperate for QB help.

Arian Foster - - Lit it up after being a game time decision last week and faces an average defense this week. When he has been healthy this season, he has been golden. So as long as the hamstrings are good to go, you should be starting him.
Alfred Blue - - With Foster able to go, he saw little action. Barring a relapse by Foster, Blue continues to be nothing but a handcuff.

Andre Johnson - - Where is the stupid end zone? AJ has no clue anymore or at least his struggling QB doesn't know how to get him the ball in it. Not a bad matchup and has been at least serviceable, but he needs to start finding the end zone again or being targeted a good deal more to boost his PPR stats.
DeAndre Hopkins - - Has been putting up nice numbers this season as it appears he has become the better fantasy threat at WR thus far. Not a bad matchup and the Texans may be forced to throw it a little more this week, at least late.
Damaris Johnson - - Outside of Johnson and Hopkins, there is no fantasy value whatsoever from other Texan wide receivers.

Garrett Graham - - While he has shown a flash here and there, just not consistently getting the job done, so should really only be relied upon if your TE options are extremely limited.

Randy Bullock - - The offense has been decent, but they have too much talent for decent. Not a bad matchup and may be forced to put up a few more points this week against the rolling Colts offense.

Houston Texans - - The defense has play makers and Thursday night games have often been sloppy with a short week to prepare, so even with the Colts offense rolling, they could certainly surprise at home. That being said, they will have their work cut out for them against an offense that is tearing it up.

Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 3
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 27 - Houston Texans 20


New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills - Sunday 1:00pm

New England Patriots

Tom Brady - - Coming off a big game against a tough defense, so rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated. Faces a struggling pass defense, albeit on the road. Wright stepping up gives him another option to exploit.

Shane Vereen - - Coming off a nice performance, though as usual, you never know how the Patriots running game will play out from week-to-week. Bills have been good against the run, which could bode well for Vereen as the Patriots may throw it a little more, which could help his cause.
Stevan Ridley - - Coming off a big game, but as usual, who knows who will get the touches any give game. A tough matchup makes him a riskier option so it may be a good time to explore other options. You can do worse than Ridley, but has a lot of risk against the Bills.
Brandon Bolden - - While he may get a shot here and there, for the most part he is not being used near enough to consider him fantasy worthy.
James White - - Still not seeing enough action to consider him a fantasy option.

Brandon LaFell - - Fell back to Earth last week, though at least he showed he is capable of a big game. Has a nice matchup with the Bills, so if you are in a bind, you could take a chance and hope he steps back up. Though I'd much rather wait for him to prove his worth again before feeling good about starting him.
Julian Edelman - - Cooled off last week as Brady exploited the Bengals tight end woes. A good matchup should allow Edelman to step back up and allow him to help your fantasy squad put up points.
Danny Amendola - - Continues to struggle, so I'd continue to forget about using him. Even though he did light up the Bills in one of the meetings last season. This is a new year, so until he shows us something, forget about him.
Aaron Dobson - - Still not seeing enough action to merit starting and he may or may not be in Belichick's doghouse. Until he shows us something, I'd completely write him off.
Brian Tyms - - Back from suspension and could find himself with a role in the offense. Although I'd prefer to see him actually produce on at least a semi-regular basis before considering him fantasy ready.

Rob Gronkowski - - Coming off a monster performance as he continues to look healthier every week. With a good matchup, he should definitely remain in your starting lineup. Actually, he has returned to start him every week status, as long as he is healthy enough to go.
Tim Wright - - He is coming off a big game, though he really didn't play all that much. Expect his role to expand, but he did benefit facing a Bengals defense that really struggles against tight ends. If you are in a bind, he could surprise, but I'd like to see a little more consistency from him before starting him.

Stephen Gostkowski - - The offense got its groove back Sunday night and this week face an inconsistent defense that they are quite familiar with. The Bills were able to slow the talented Lions offense last week and playing in Buffalo could mean the Patriots settle for a few FG attempts this week.

New England Patriots - - The defense has had some big moments and facing an offense that has had plenty of issues taking care of the ball, so they have some nice upside again making them a strong starting option.

Buffalo Bills

Kyle Orton - - Went for over 300 yards against a good Lions pass defense last week, so he is capable of getting the job done. Still with another iffy matchup, it is hard to rely on him as a starting option, unless you are really desperate for a starting QB.

Fred Jackson - - Seems to be getting more touches than Spiller and the Patriots have had some issues against the run. He has had success in the past against the Patriots, but his ceiling it probably limited, especially with Spiller also in the mix.

Sammy Watkins - - Was busy last week as Orton looked his way often. Has another tough matchup against the Patriots talented secondary, but he is capable of making big plays so has enough upside to merit starting him if needed.
Robert Woods - - Didn't really benefit from Orton just yet, so I'd continue to forget about relying on him as a starting QB.
Mike Williams - - His season stats through five games are a strong game for quite a few WRs in the league, so I'd continue to forget about relying on him.
Marquise Goodwin - - While he may make a big play on occasion, most of the time he struggles to put up anything that a fantasy owner would be interested in. So it is pretty safe to continue to avoid using him.

Scott Chandler - - Continues to struggling to produce, so I'd lean toward many other options for your starting tight end. Only worth thinking about him if the waiver wire is pretty barren.

Dan Carpenter - - The offense has been inconsistent and against a good defense like the Patriots, he may have a little too much risk to rely on. At least he is kicking at home, which could help his cause.

Buffalo Bills - - The defense certainly has play makers and has the benefit of being at home against the Patriots. But it is not very often Brady and the Patriots turn it over, so not a lot of upside with the Bills.

Favorite: New England Patriots by 3
Prediction: New England Patriots 23 - Buffalo Bills 20


Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins - Sunday 1:00pm

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers - - Coming off a huge game as the Packers offense is starting to find itself. Though faces a solid pass defense and the Packers have had some road woes. Still rolling too well to not be in your starting lineup as usual.

Eddie Lacy - - Finally the Lacy has come back to the fantasy football world! Not a bad matchup and maybe he is leaned upon more to help take the pressure off the passing game and loosen up a good pass defense.
James Starks - - While his role appears to be expanding, he still isn't likely to get quite enough touches to merit starting him. So I'd continue to explore other options, though he is certainly a guy to keep on the bench in case Lacy gets dinged up again.

Jordy Nelson - - Cooled off last week, though still found the end zone. Does face a good Dolphins pass defense, though as hot as he has been this season, it shouldn't matter. Just start him unless you have a team full of elite WRs and even then, it would be tough to sit him.
Randall Cobb - - Continues to make big plays and even with a tough matchup against a good pass defense, with Rodgers throwing him the rock, you probably want to keep on riding him.
Davante Adams - - The rookie did find the end zone last time out, but was quiet besides that. Still not being used quite enough to consider him an ideal starting option. Things may change down the line, but for now, he is hard to rely on.
Jarrett Boykin - - Still out with a groin injury, so I'd continue to forget about him.

Andrew Quarless - - Still not producing much, so it is pretty safe to continue to forget about him.
Richard Rodgers - - Until the rookie starts producing better numbers and on a more consistent basis, there is no reason to start him.

Mason Crosby - - The offense is rolling although playing on the road can be tough, so may be forced to settle for some field goal attempts this week.

Green Bay Packers - - The defense is coming off a huge performance and head on the road to face an up and down offense. After last week's performance, they certainly are worth running out there again to see if they can keep it going.

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill - - Has shown flashes, but he faces a Packers defense that has been tough to throw on, so may be best to explore other options.

Lamar Miller - - Coming off a nice performance, though the potential return of Moreno could cut into his role. A good matchup still gives him upside, but a risky play if Moreno is back. If Knowshon is unable to go again, you may consider bumping him up to a four star option and consider him a nice starter as the Packers have struggled against the run.
Damien Williams - - The rookie still likely won't see enough touches to merit starting him, especially if Moreno can return. Regardless there is no reason to take a chance on him.

Mike Wallace - - Found the end zone last time out, though faces a tall order against a good Packers pass defense. That being said, he can make big plays against anyone, so still a guy worth starting. Has been dealing with a little hamstring issue, so keep your eyes and ears open.
Brian Hartline - - Continues to put up solid numbers, but doesn't go off the charts very often. Faces a Packers pass defense that has been pretty good this season, so probably has a lower ceiling than usual. Ideally a guy you won't be forced to rely on this week.
Jarvis Landry - - The rookie showed some potential last time out and maybe coming out of the bye week he will see a little more action. But I'd continue to pass on him and make him prove his worth before starting him. Though he now may be at least on the radar to keep an eye on.
Brandon Gibson - - Just not being used much, so not a guy you want to be forced to rely on.

Charles Clay - - Still hasn't found his groove yet and while he certainly is capable of producing, until he does, it is best to continue to explore other options.

Caleb Sturgis - - Still hard to rely on him as the offense just has not been producing enough to consider him an ideal starting option.

Miami Dolphins - - The defense hasn't been too bad this season, outside of an absolute stinker in Week Three. Still they will have their hands full this week against a talented Packers offense.

Favorite: Green Bay Packers by 3.5
Prediction: Green Bay Packers 24 - Miami Dolphins 17


Denver Broncos at New York Jets - Sunday 1:00pm

Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning - - Jets defense has been solid, though have been susceptible to the pass. He just continues to light it up, so if you are lucky enough to have him, keep riding him. You took him high in the draft for a reason.

Montee Ball - - Expected to miss at least two weeks with an injured groin, so time to explore other options, including the other Bronco RBs.
Ronnie Hillman - - With Ball out, expected to be the main man. Not the best matchup against a good Jets run defense, though with the passing game the Broncos have, the running game is a little easier. Though could see three RBs in the mix.
Juwan Thompson - - The rookie could see some touches with Ball out, but likely won't see enough action to merit starting him.
C.J. Anderson - - With Ball out, should see some action. The question is, will he see enough action to merit starting. With a tough matchup this week, may be best to look elsewhere and see how it plays out this week.

Demaryius Thomas - - Coming off a huge game and as always, if you have him, he should be in your starting lineup. Just keep riding him and be happy he is an option for you.
Emmanuel Sanders - - Continues to be a key piece of the passing game for the Broncos, so I'd continue to ride him against an average Jets pass defense.
Wes Welker - - Has been putting up decent numbers since his return, but finding the end zone would be nice. Not a bad matchup this week and with Manning under center, that can allow him to go off any week, so has enough upside to start every week.
Andre Caldwell - - Injured his knee on Sunday, so his status is up in the air. Even when he is 100%, he struggles to produce, so you should explore other options.
Cody Latimer - - With Caldwell banged up, the rookie could see a little action. Still is probably the 5th or 6th option at best, so he will likely struggle to produce most of the time. Just too much risk and not enough upside to consider starting him.

Julius Thomas - - Continues to light it up and regardless of the matchup he should always be in your starting lineup. No thought required.
Jacob Tamme - - May have a good game here and there, but most of the time he will likely struggle to produce as Manning leans on his other talented options.

Brandon McManus - - The offense should be able to keep rolling, although on the road against a defense that is capable of slowing them down, maybe he is called on for more FG attempts.

Denver Broncos - - The defense has more weapons this season, although still hasn't really put it all together. Against a struggling Jets offense, the coming together could happen so they are definitely a good option to roll with this week.

New York Jets

Michael Vick - - Struggled when he got his chance and still the No. 2 behind Smith. Continue to forget about him.
Geno Smith - - While he faces a defense that can be thrown on, he just hasn't done enough and was replaced last week by Vick (Who did nothing special during his time). He got the vote of confidence from Rex Ryan, which is rarely a good sign. I'd continue to avoid him since who knows if/when he gets yanked again.

Chris Ivory - - The entire offense is struggling and who knows how long they will be able to keep the run game going against the Broncos, who have a pretty solid run defense. Probably the Jets RB to start if you need one, but I'd prefer to avoid the situation.
Chris Johnson - - While he can bust a big play at any time, he has a poor matchup and his limited touches cut into his upside, so I'd prefer to look elsewhere for a starting RB.
Bilal Powell - - His role in the offense is way too minimal to consider him a worthy option.

Eric Decker - - The hamstring forced hiom out last week, although he was close to going. You can bet he will be ready to face his former team, who can be thrown on. May be the only Jet with any fantasy value this week. But that hamstring makes him a risky option, so watch his status closely.
Percy Harvin - - I'm not going to mention the yellow thingies that cost owners...forget it. Expect him to look for redemption against an up and down defense.
Jeremy Kerley - - A good matchup could help his cause, though considering he has struggled to produce, I'd be scared to be forced to rely on him as a starter.
Greg Salas - - Just not being used enough to merit starting him, so I'd continue to look elsewhere.

Jeff Cumberland - - Just not being targeted enough to consider him for your fantasy squad.
Jace Amaro - - The rookie may have a bright future, but he is still not being utilized enough to merit starting him. Maybe the good matchup this week will help, but I hope you aren't forced to gamble on him.

Nick Folk - - After the offense was shutout last week, it is hard to rely on him. They may be forced to play catch up this week, which may mean they are forced to abandon the kicking game.

New York Jets - - The defense just hasn't been productive enough to merit starting against one of the top offenses in the league. See who else is available to you.

Favorite: Denver Broncos by 8
Prediction: Denver Broncos 30 - New York Jets 13


Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals - Sunday 1:00pm

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton - - Coming off a nice performance, though this week he heads to the jungle to face a talented defense that is looking for redemption. Though at least last week he started to run it a little more, which could mean he is getting closer to his old self.

DeAngelo Williams - - Still not sure when he will be healthy enough to go, so continue to forget about him.
Jonathan Stewart - - May have a shot to return fro that injured knee this week, but even if he can, who knows how much he'd touch the ball. Add in the tough matchup and he has no business being started.
Chris Ogbonnaya - - Who knows what his role will be, but when you consider the tough matchup, it is probably best to explore other avenues.
Fozzy Whittaker - - That quad is getting much better, so he could be ready to play against the Bengals. Even if he is, who knows how much of a role he would have. Add in the tough matchup and it is probably in your best interest to explore other options.

Kelvin Benjamin - - Didn't produce much against the Bears, but he was targeted frequently as he and Olsen continue to be the main receiving options. Faces a good pass defense in Cincinnati, so may have a little more risk. Still a guy with enough potential to rely on if you need to.
Jerricho Cotchery - - Just not producing enough to consider him a viable option, especially with an iffy matchup.
Jason Avant - - While he may have some good times, often he will just not produce enough to merit starting him, so I'd continue to forget about him and explore other options.

Greg Olsen - - Coming off a huge game and faces a Bengals defense that continues to have major issues defending the tight end, so keep on riding Olsen.
Ed Dickson - - A good matchup could help his cause and after what the Patriots did last week, the Panthers may try to make a concerted effort to get Dickson involved. Still a big time gamble though, so I'd only use him if you are really in a bind.

Graham Gano - - The offense faces a tall order against a good Bengals defense, which could mean touchdowns are hard to come by and field goals rule the day.

Carolina Panthers - - The defense has started to get back on track, but will have their hands full against the Bengals that are usually pretty good at home and have done an excellent job of protecting the QB and the ball this season.

Cincinnati Bengals

Andy Dalton - - While he took some flak for last week's prime time struggles, he wasn't really all that bad. A better matchup should help his cause and allow him to be a viable starting option. Though the Green injury could be costly.

Giovani Bernard - - Was quiet last week, but it is hard to keep a talented RB like Bernard down for long. Expect him to bounce back against an iffy Panthers run defense.
Jeremy Hill - - The rookie has shown some nice flashes and could benefit from facing a Panthers defense that has struggled against the run. Still is a risky option since he is the 2nd fiddle, but if you are in a bind, you can do worse than the rook.

A.J. Green - - Coming off a rough week, though his numbers weren't all that bad. Dealing with a toe injury and looks like he may be forced to sit out this week and maybe a little beyond. But watch his status closely.
Mohamed Sanu - - Coming off a big game as he continues to make plays. Could make it tough on Jones to return with a bang. With a favorable matchup against the Panthers, he certainly merits taking a chance on him.
Dane Sanzenbacher - - Just not seeing much action, so as usual, it should be pretty safe to pass him up, even though Green could be forced to sit, which could help.

Jermaine Gresham - - Had a huge drop last week as he continues to disappoint. Not a bad matchup, but still would prefer to rely on a TE that has been producing better numbers this season. If your options are limited, he certainly has enough potential to merit gambling on.

Mike Nugent - - The offense has had woes in the red zone and against a solid Panthers defense, they could continue this week. Needs to pick up that accuracy though.

Cincinnati Bengals - - The defense is coming off a tough week and looks like they sorely missed Burfict. We shall see if he if returns to face the Panthers, which should help. Facing a capable offense, though the Bengals are one of the better defenses in the league and usually pretty stout at home.

Favorite: Cincinnati Bengals by 7
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 23 - Carolina Panthers 17


Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns - Sunday 1:00pm

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger - - Went over 300 yards in the previous meeting with the Browns, whose defense has struggled. He has had plenty of success against them and while they may ride Bell hard, he is capable of putting up big numbers.

Le'Veon Bell - - Had a huge game in the previous meeting with the Browns, whose defense hasn't lived up to the hype. Expect him to be quite busy again and hopefully he will bounce back from a disappointing performance against the Jaguars (Only because such big things were expected).
LeGarrette Blount - - Hard to rely on him due to his limited touches and lack of touchdowns (Currently at two, albeit one was against the Browns in Week One), which drives his fantasy value. A good matchup could help his cause, although I'd feel more comfortable with a RB that is much more involved in the offense.

Antonio Brown - - Cooled off against the Jaguars, even though his numbers weren't all that bad. Had a big game against the Browns and definitely has earned to stay in the starting lineup every week.
Markus Wheaton - - Struggled last week as he has cooled off, though he gave the Browns trouble to open the season. While he is a gamble, it may be one worth taking if your other options are sub-par.
Lance Moore - - Still not being utilized much, so I'd continue to forget about relying on him.
Justin Brown - - While he is seeing a few balls thrown his way, there is just not enough production to go with them to consider him fantasy worthy.

Heath Miller - - Has been putting up solid numbers and facing a Browns defense that hasn't lived up to the hype. Has a good history against Cleveland and continues to be a target Big Ben likes to utilize, so certainly an option worth starting this week.

Shaun Suisham - - Had a big game in the previous meeting with the Browns and this time they head on the road, where it should be harder to find the end zone. Could be another busy day for Suisham.

Pittsburgh Steelers - - The defense did put up a big game last week against the lowly Jaguars, though this week they face a Browns offense that has taken care of the ball. The Steelers defense did very little fantasy wise in the opener against these same Browns.

Cleveland Browns

Brian Hoyer - - Coming off a big game, though facing a solid pass defense this week. He did have success late against them in the previous meeting, so he does have some upside if you really do need to rely on him.

Ben Tate - - Returned from injury in style and should be the main man going forward, at least in the forseeable future. He had some success against the Steelers before getting banged up, while the Browns had a big rushing day. So looks like he is a guy worth running with this week.
Isaiah Crowell - - With Tate coming off a nice game in his return, it is hard to rely on any of the other Browns RBs.
Terrance West - - In the same boat as Crowell, so I'd pass on him too.

Andrew Hawkins - - Still has no clue where the end zone is and while he was targeted frequently last week, he was quiet. Gave the Steelers fits in Week One, though this time they may be ready for him, although their defense hasn't been strong. Not a bad option if you need to go with him.
Miles Austin - - Still not producing much, so I'd continue to forget about relying on him.
Taylor Gabriel - - The rookie has shown some potential, though he still isn't producing consistently enough to consider him a viable fantasy option.
Travis Benjamin - - Coming off a huge game as he showed what he is capable of. Though he still has been inconsistent and not the best matchup. But if you are in a bind, he showed that he does have enough upside to merit gambling on.

Jordan Cameron - - While he is getting healthier, his production is leaning more toward a bust thus far. Maybe as other receivers are stepping up, that will take pressure off him and open up some room for him to make plays.

Billy Cundiff - - The offense has been coming on and had a huge 2nd half against the Steelers in the 1st meeting. If they can keep it going, they should be able to put up some points, though many of them could come via the leg of Cundiff.

Cleveland Browns - - The defense has potential, but thus far has not really lived up to it. Steelers offense has been solid, though they can have some protection issues. Didn't do a whole lot in the previous meeting, though at least this time they play in Cleveland.

Favorite: Cleveland Browns by 2
Prediction: Cleveland Browns 23 - Pittsburgh Steelers 20


Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans - Sunday 1:00pm

Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles - - The rookie continues to struggle as he learns the NFL ropes. Doesn't help that his supporting cast is so green. A decent matchup this week could help his cause, though still wouldn't want to be forced to start the rookie.

Denard Robinson - - Was quiet last week and with a Storm brewing, who knows how the Jagurs RB situation will play out. Probably wise to just avoid it altogether.
Toby Gerhart - - Continues to struggle and is getting pushed by other backs. A good matchup gives up upside, but hard to rely on him when the RB situation is so up in the air. Maybe he pays off if you are forced to roll the dice.
Storm Johnson - - Got a chance last week and was impressive in limited action. Could see his role increase, but until he proves he is worthy, I'd do nothing but stash him on your bench.
Jordan Todman - - Just not looking like he will be used much, even with the Jaguars looking to find the answer at RB. Looks like the answer is not Todman.

Cecil Shorts - - Appears to be doubtful for Sunday and even if he can go, he may be limited, so probably wise to pass on him again this week and hope he gets healthy soon.
Allen Robinson - - Showed flashes last week and maybe is pushing his way past Hurns for fantasy value. Even then, it seems to be a limited value, so I'd stay away if you can.
Allen Hurns - - After a hot start to the season, he has cooled off. The offense continues to struggle as Bortles experiences growing pains. A nice matchup could help his cause, but still hard to rely on any piece of the Jaguars offense at this time.
Ace Sanders - - Still not doing enough to consider him worth starting. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure if there is a Jaguar I'd want to be forced to rely on.
Marqise Lee - - Still limited and even if he can go against the Titans, he is still behind on the offense so likely would be limited anyway. Best to continue to pass on him.

Clay Harbor - - May have his moments, but the struggling offense makes him a risky option. If you are really desperate, you could pray he pays off, but there is a good chance this prayer would not be answered.

Josh Scobee - - The offense continues to struggle and while they face an iffy defense, it is hard to rely on the kicker on an offense that is struggling so much (Not to mention relying on so many rookies).

Jacksonville Jaguars - - The defense continues to struggle, though maybe they can benefit from facing an inconsistent Titans offense. Still hard to rely on a defense that has performed so poorly.

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker - - Was playing well against the Browns until he injured his thumb, which could force him to sit this week. If he can go against the Jaguars, he would have a favorable matchup, so if you need to gamble, maybe he pays off. Watch his status closely.
Charlie Whitehurst - - Would start if Locker can't go and would have a good matchup. Was up and down last week, though probably worth rolling the dice on if you are in a bind at QB and Locker is scratched. He does have risk since he isn't the most proven guy and who knows if the brain trust decides to give the rookie a shot.

Shonn Greene - - Dealing with a hamstring injury, so could be limited against a bad Jaguars defense. If he is healthy, he has upside, though Sankey could see a little more action. If you are really in a bind, he could just pay off.
Bishop Sankey - - Didn't quite get a huge load last week, although with Greene banged up and facing a bad defense, he could be a pleasant surprise against the Jaguars. If you like to gamble, maybe it is a good time to try him.
Dexter McCluster - - Still not seeing enough action to consider him worth taking a chance on. Maybe if Greene is out, he could see a little extra action. A good matchup would give him upside, but still hard to expect much out of him,

Kendall Wright - - Coming off a huge game and while he has had some ups and downs, he is typically the go to WR and has a great matchup to exploit.
Nate Washington - - Just hasn't been producing enough to consider him, even with a good matchup. Wright and Hunter appear to have the better upside.
Justin Hunter - - Found the end zone last week and has big play ability. With a good matchup against a bad Jaguars defense, he could certainly be worth gambling on if you are in need of taking a chance on a WR.

Delanie Walker - - Has been up and down, although could be the beneficiary of facing a struggling Jaguars defense. So if you need to roll with him, it may be a good time to give him a look.

Ryan Succop - - The offense has struggled, though facing the Jaguars could be just what the doctor ordered and give him a chance to be a pleasant surprise. Still not a sure thing considering how the offense has gone.

Tennessee Titans - - The defense continues to struggle, though hosting a rookie QB that is still finding his way could allow them to surprise. But considering they have struggled most of the season, it is a pretty big gamble, even if it may just pay off.

Favorite: Tennessee Titans by 6
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 20 - Jacksonville Jaguars 13


Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings - Sunday 1:00pm

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford - - Was quiet last week compared to use usual self and with Megatron still banged up, it could limit his effectiveness. Vikings pass defense isn't too shabby, although the Packers lit them up last week. He is too good to sit, though if you have another strong QB option, may not be a bad week for it.

Reggie Bush - - Injured his ankle last week and may not be able to play against the Vikings. He gave them trouble last season, though has been up and down in 2014 and may lose some explosiveness since he likely won't be 100%.
Joique Bell - - Has a good matchup, though still dealing with that concussion. If he is able to go, the matchup is a good one, especially with Bush banged up. So watch his status closely and if he can play, he merits a start.
Theo Riddick - - Looks like he is close to over the hamstring injury and if Bell and Bush are out, he could surprise with a nice matchup. He could be worth gambling on if he is the starter this week.
George Winn - - If injuries fall the right way, he could get another chance. He showed some potential last week in limited time, but only has value if Bush, Bell and Riddick are all out, which is looking unlikely.

Calvin Johnson - - After tweaking his ankle last week, in another poor performance, he may just get shutdown for a week or two to get healthy. Even if he can go, he may be a decoy again. But if he plays, hard to not start him considering what he is capable of. My gut says they let him heal up, but we shall see.
Golden Tate - - Coming off a huge game and with Megatron still banged up, he should be the go to guy again. Though if Johnson is out he may not have that talented decoy. Still, he has proven he can get it done anyway, so definitely a nice option to plug in this week.
Jeremy Ross - - With Megatron possibly out, he could see a little more action, though I'd be hard pressed to rely on him.
Corey Fuller - - Like Ross, he could benefit from Megatron's ankle and like Ross, I just can't imagine writing his name on my lineup sheet.

Brandon Pettigrew - - Still not getting it done, though maybe if Megatron is out, he sees more action. Still hard to rely on him as he just hasn't done much.
Eric Ebron - - The rookie has shown flashes of his potential, though still not producing enough to merit starting him. Maybe Johnson possibly being out will lead to a breakout performance, but I'd rather not gamble on it if you can avoid it.

Matt Prater - - After Henery cost the Lions the win last week, they signed one of the top kickers in the league last season, who is coming off suspension and was cut by Broncos. The banged up offense still has the weapons to move the ball, but cod struggle to finish drives. So Prater could be quite busy right off the bat.

Detroit Lions - - The defense continues to play well and faces a struggling offense that is being led by a rookie QB, albeit one that played well in his previous start. But they have more than enough weapons to give him trouble.

Minnesota Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater - - After a strong debut and a week out with injury, he is ready to return. Faces a stiff test against a strong Lions defense, though he can beat teams with his arm and legs, so he does have upside. I'd still rather not be relying on him as a starter just yet, especially with the iffy matchup this week.

Jerick McKinnon - - The rookie is still the 2nd option in the running game and with a tough matchup this week, it may be wise to explore other options.
Matt Asiata - - While he fell back to Earth last week, he didn't do a bad job. Faces a tough matchup, but likely will be busy and with Bridgewater a threat to throw it and run it, should help open the running game.

Greg Jennings - - Has the talent to get it done, though with an iffy matchup, it may be best to see who else is out there. If nobody thrills you, then maybe he could be worth taking a chance on.
Cordarrelle Patterson - - Dealing with a hip injury, but has really been a bust for the most part. Maybe Bridgewater will help his cause, though definitely becoming a very risky option. His potential to bust big plays makes him a worthy gamble, though if the hip slows him down, that could hurt his chances. Coach Zimmer says they need to get him more involved, but wil lthey find a way to do it?
Jarius Wright - - Has shown flashes and could benefit if Patterson were to miss the game. Not the best matchup though, so may be best to explore other options.
Adam Thielen - - Did a little last week, but unless he proves he can produce in the fantasy world, I'd forget about using him.

Chase Ford - - Until he starts producing, there is no reason to consider him for your squad.

Blair Walsh - - With Bridgewater back, the offense could get it going again. Though they face a talented Lions defense, which likely means touchdowns could be hard to come by making Walsh a nice option this week.

Minnesota Vikings - - Outside of a big first week, they have been quiet fantasy wise. Though they could benefit from facing an extremely banged up offense.

Favorite: Detroit Lions by 2
Prediction: Detroit Lions 26 - Minnesota Vikings 23


Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday 1:00pm

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco - - A great matchup against a bad Bucs defense should allow him to bounce back from a down performance, so if you need to roll with him, he could pay off nicely this week.

Justin Forsett - - With the Ravens employing the dreaded three RB committee, and of the three RBs could produce. A good matchup helps, but a gamble to use any of the Ravens RBs. If you need to gamble, he could pay off.
Lorenzo Taliaferro - - In the same boat as Forsett, so you are definitely gambling on him, although it could pay off.
Bernard Pierce - - See the other part of the Ravens super RB by committee and apply the same gamble logic.

Steve Smith - - Disappointed last week, but he was on such a roll it was tough to keep it going. A phenomenal matchup this week should help him get back into your good graces. Keep on riding him.
Torrey Smith - - Coach Harbaugh wants to try and get Smith going, its just a question if they will. He does have a great matchup against a porous Bucs pass defense, so if he was going to get it going, this may be the week. Still a gamble, but we know he has the talent to get it done.
Marlon Brown - - A pelvic injury could force him to sit out. Even if he plays, he really hasn't proven to have any real fantasy value.
Jacoby Jones - - With Brown banged up, maybe he sees a little more action. Still not seeing much as a receiver and likely would need a rare long touchdown to merit a start. I'd pass.

Owen Daniels - - Has been a solid option and with a good matchup this week, probably worth giving him a chance to start this week, depending on your other options of course.

Justin Tucker - - The offense should be able to have success against the struggling Bucs defense, which should keep Tucker busy on Sunday.

Baltimore Ravens - - The defense has come on of late and facing an offense that has been hit or miss. With a 2nd year QB under center, they could certainly take advantage and make some big plays.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Glennon - - While the Ravens can be thrown on, he is likely without Evans again and his best weapon will have his hands full. But he proved he can get it done, so if you are really in a bind, he could help you out of it.
Josh McCown - - Even if his thumb heals, he likely will backup Glennon, so forget about him.

Doug Martin - - Not exactly channeling his rookie form and faces an iffy matchup this week. That being said, with Evans out he could be key in the passing game this week, which gives him enough upside to merit the start, at least in PPR leagues.
Bobby Rainey - - Martin is still the main man and with a tough matchup, it may be best to explore other options, especially since his limited role hurts his value.

Vincent Jackson - - Injured ribs could slow him down, just as he was getting going. Ravens can be thrown on, but he will likely be keyed on, but with Glennon at the helm, he appears to be back on track. Definitely a guy worth starting as long as those ribs aren't an issue.
Mike Evans - - While there is an outside chance he could be healthy enough to play this week, he likely will sit out since the Bucs are on a bye next week, which would give him two weeks to fully recover from that groin injury. If he can go and Jackson can't then maybe he could be worth a shot.
Louis Murphy - - Found the end zone last week and with Evans likely out again, his role should be expanded again. Not a bad matchup as the Ravens have had some issues against the pass, so could be worth taking a chance on him.
Robert Herron - - The rookie found the end zone last week, though it was his only reception. Injuries could pave the way for more action, though likely won't see enough of it to merit starting.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - - The rookie is still not being used enough to merit taking a chance on him. Continue to wait for him to emerge before relying on him.

Patrick Murray - - The offense is starting to find itself, though facing a capable defense this week, which of course could lead to FG attempts, so does have some potential to produce.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - - The struggling defense will have its hands full again with a capable Ravens offense coming to town, so I'd continue to pass on them.

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 3
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 27 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17


San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders - Sunday 4:05pm

San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers - - Coming off another big game and while the Raiders pass defense has been solid this season, he has had success against them in the past and just has too many weapons to stop using him now.

Ryan Mathews - - Still out and hopes to return in a couple weeks.
Branden Oliver - - After a monster performance last week and with Brown dealing with a concussion, Oliner could be quite busy this week. Considering he is facing a horrible run defense, he could be in for a huge day, so the upside is too good to not take a chance on him if you were able to secure his services.
Donald Brown - - Dealing with a concussion and even if he is cleared, you have to wonder if Oliver will be the main man after last week's breakout performance. Best to play it safe and look elsewhere this week, even with a great matchup.
Shaun Draughn - - With Brown possibly out, he could see some action against a bad run defense. Still looks like Oliver will be the main man this week.

Keenan Allen - - An injured groin could slow him down, but if he is cleared to go, he is certainly a guy worth starting as usual. He scored in both meetings with the Raiders last season.
Malcom Floyd - - Injured calf could slow him down and since the Raiders pass defense hasn't been bad, it may be wise to just sit him out this week.
Eddie Royal - - With Allen and Floyd dinged up, he could be the beneficiary. Not the ideal matchup, but the way the offense is rolling, he is definitely worth the trouble.

Antonio Gates - - Coming off a huge game and facing a defense that he has given fits to throughout his career. Raiders pass defense hasn't been bad, although some of that is how bad the run defense is. Keep on riding your talented veteran tight end.
Ladarius Green - - While he may have his moments, still not being used quite enough to merit starting him.

Nick Novak - - Maybe playing a divisional rival on the road will force the Chargers to settle for FG attempts and make Novak a huge scoring threat.

San Diego Chargers - - The defense has been tearing it up and facing a Raiders offense that has just been horrid. Maybe they fixed some stuff during the bye, but I'd definitely get the Chargers into the lineup this week.

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr - - Hopes to return from injuries, but even if he does, it is a brutal matchup, so I'd pass on the rookie QB and let him take his licks and learn from his mistakes.
Matt Schaub - - Could start if Carr can't go, but I just the Raiders offense enough to merit starting him.

Darren McFadden - - Still not doing much and has a tough matchup, so unless you are really in a huge bind, I'd look for other starting options.
Maurice Jones-Drew - - Doesn't look like he will see enough action as a Raider. Plus the entire offense just sucks, sorry don't have a better way to put it. So I'd continue to pass.

James Jones - - Arguably the only player worth considering for your starting lineup and he does have a tough matchup. Though with the Raiders likely playing catchup, he could put up some garbage time production and merit starting.
Andre Holmes - - Like Moore, he could get a chance to step up. Tough matchup this week, so probably best to look elsewhere.
Kenbrell Thompkins - - Added after being waived by the Patriots. At this time, he has no value as a Raider, although maybe he will move up the depth chart and change that as the season progresses.
Denarius Moore - - After struggling thus far, the loss of Streeter could open the door for him. But until he proves his worth, I'd pass on him.
Vincent Brown - - Just not being used enough to merit starting him against a strong Chargers pass defense.

Mychal Rivera - - While he has the skills to get it done, he just hasn't done much this year and has a tough matchup to boot.

Sebastian Janikowski - - With the offense struggling so badly and facing a good defense, he could be in for another slow day.

Oakland Raiders - - The defense continues to struggle and will have their hands full with the Chargers offense which has been tearing it up.

Favorite: San Diego Chargers by 7
Prediction: San Diego Chargers 30 - Oakland Raiders 13


Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks - Sunday 4:25pm

Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo - - Has a tough road ahead of him this week, though the Seahawks have had some issues against the pass, so maybe he can make enough plays to merit a start, though he may make his share of mistakes, which will hurt in some leagues. Risky option this week, so may be a good time to checkout your other option.

DeMarco Murray - - He has been awesome this season and you probably still need to keep riding him even with a terrible matchup this week. He is just too talented to sit, unless you are really loaded at RB and want to gamble with the never sit your studs rule.
Joseph Randle - - Still nothing but a handcuff, but even if he was starting this week, you wouldn't want to even consider starting him considering the tough matchup. There are rumors he could see a little more action to keep the wear and tear off Murray, but he still won't see enough action.

Dez Bryant - - Faces a tall order this week against the Legion of Boom, though he can make a play against anyone and has been on a TD tear. Definitely a risky option this week, though the Seahawks have been more susceptible to the pass than the run. Hard to sit your studs unless you are really loaded with good options.
Terrance Williams - - Found the end zone last time out, though he faces a much tougher matchup, on the road to boot. So probably wise to explore other options.
Cole Beasley - - Just not producing enough to consider him worth taking a chance on against an elite defense.
Dwayne Harris - - Like Beasley, I'd forget you even read this and find yourself a WR with a chance to produce.

Jason Witten - - Continues to disappoint and faces a tough matchup on the road. Though when the going gets tough, Romo used to look Witten's way. Maybe that will help his cause, but still a bigger gamble then he has been.

Dan Bailey - - The offense has been rolling and has plenty of weapons, but will find the going tough in Seattle. Bailey could be the main scoring option this week, but still a gamble considering the matchup.

Dallas Cowboys - - The defense has been better than expected, although facing an offense that rarely beats itself, especially at home. So look elsewhere for your starting defense.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson - - Coming off a huge game and with another nice matchup to exploit, he seems like a guy that should be given another shot.

Marshawn Lynch - - Continues to produce and has a good matchup, at home to boot. So flip on the beast mode switch and enjoy the ride.
Robert Turbin - - Still not getting the necessary touches to have any fantasy value, outside of being a potential handcuff to Lynch.

Doug Baldwin - - Has his moments, but has been hit or miss. A good matchup gives him some upside, but really best suited as a spot starter when you are in a bind.
Jermaine Kearse - - Found the end zone last week, but the way Wilson spreads the wealth, you never know who will do what week-to-week. Harvin remains the only reliable fantasy receiver, though if you are in a bind, you can always roll the dice on one of the others and cross your fingers.
Ricardo Lockette - - May have a good time on occasion, though usually he struggles to do much of anything.

Zach Miller - - Expected to miss at least one more game with that injured ankle.
Luke Willson - - Didn't really do much with his chance, so probably want to hold off on using him again until he proves to be worthy.

Steven Hauschka - - The offense should be able to keep it going this week against an up and down defense, so should get plenty of scoring chances.

Seattle Seahawks - - The defense continues to be tough and facing an offense that has had some turnover issues in the past. Plus playing at homes gives them a huge advantage.

Favorite: Seattle Seahawks by 8.5
Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 27 - Dallas Cowboys 17


Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals - Sunday 4:25pm

Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins - - Coming off a solid game considering the opponent and faces a banged up defense that while talented, can be thrown on. So certainly is capable of getting the job done, even though it may not be the best time to start him.

Alfred Morris - - Coming off a tough game and will likely find the going tough against the Cardinals defense which has been very hard to run on this season. Sure he could find the end zone, but probably needs a touchdown to merit starting. So may be a good week to look at other options.
Roy Helu - - Likely won't get enough touches to consider starting him.

Pierre Garcon - - Struggled last week, but will have a chance to bounce back against a banged up defense that has had some issues with the pass. Expect him to have a chance to bounce back.
DeSean Jackson - - Coming off a big game and facing a banged up defense, so could make more big plays making him a worthy option.
Andre Roberts - - Found the end zone last week and this week faces a defense that has had some woes against the pass. Still hard to rely on a guy that usually isn't targeted all that often.
Ryan Grant - - Just not producing enough to consider him worth taking a chance on.

Jordan Reed - - Hopes to return from that injured hamstring, but faces an iffy matchup, so it may not be a bad idea to let him get his feet wet and prove he is healthy before starting him.
Niles Paul - - The expected return of Reed will likely limit his chances and allow you to throw him back on the scrap heap.

Kai Forbath - - The offense has been inconsistent and is facing a defense that has plenty of weapons, though is banged up, which could help the offense get him scoring chances.

Washington Redskins - - The defense has had some limited fantasy success, though facing an offense that has had some ups and downs, so could surprise if you really need to start them.

Arizona Cardinals

Carson Palmer - - Has a shot to return to the lineup, though not the ideal matchup for his return. Probably best to let him prove he is healthy before considering him.
Drew Stanton - - Dealing with a concussion and may not be able to play, even if Palmer can't go. With an iffy matchup, may be wise to pass on him.
Logan Thomas - - Could get a start if Palmer and Stanton can't go. But hard to rely on a rookie that is more of a project and facing a solid pass defense.

Andre Ellington - - Coming off a huge game, but still not 100% thanks to that foot, but expected to be good to go again. Faces a good Redskins run defense, though his receiving skills should help his cause. Injuries at QB could mean a heavy load for him.
Stepfan Taylor - - Still nothing but a handcuff to Ellington.

Michael Floyd - - Has his moments, but not the ideal matchup and dealing with lots of injuries at the QB position. If you really need him, he can certainly do enough to merit starting.
Larry Fitzgerald - - Has the talent to get it done, but has been slow out of the gate and with an iffy matchup, may be a good idea to checkout other options if you have that luxury.
John Brown - - The rookie has shown flashes, but has an iffy matchup and dealing with a banged up QB position. Probably not a good time to rely on him.

John Carlson - - Just not involved in the passing game enough to merit starting him.

Chandler Catanzaro - - Offense still has weapons and could struggle to finish drives, which cold mean a busy day of kicking field goals for the rookie.

Arizona Cardinals - - Injuries continue to pile up and while they face an offense that has been up and down, it may be a little too much to overcome all the injuries.

Favorite: Arizona Cardinals by 3.5
Prediction: Washington Redskins 23 - Arizona Cardinals 20


Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons - Sunday 4:25pm

Chicago Bears

Jay Cutler - - Got to like one of the better fantasy QBs in the league that has plenty of talented receivers at his disposal to be facing a terrible defense, even if it is on the road.

Matt Forte - - Coming off a huge game and facing a horrid Falcons offense, so should be able to keep it going this week. Keep on riding him.
Ka'Deem Carey - - Still just a handcuff to Forte, so he has no business being in your starting lineup.

Brandon Marshall - - Healthy and after a quiet performance, the Bears want to get him back on track, so expect him to be busy this week against a bad Falcons offense in what could turn into a shootout.
Alshon Jeffery - - Coming off a big game and in a potential high scoring affair, there will be plenty of fantasy points to be found, which should give Jeffery a ton of upside. Definitely want to make sure he is in your lineup.
Santonio Holmes - - With the WR corps healthy, he likely receive very few looks from Cutler, so even with a good matchup, there is no reason to start him.
Josh Morgan - - Like Holmes, he is just not being used enough to consider him worth starting.

Martellus Bennett - - Has cooled off some, but the juicy matchup against Atlanta is too good to pass up, so definitely worth making sure he is starting this week. Too much upside.

Robbie Gould - - Never hurts to have your starting kicker facing a horrible defense, especially when your team employs a talented offense that should light up the scoreboard.

Chicago Bears - - The defense has its moments, but will have its hands full with the talented Falcons offense, especially playing them in Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan - - While he wasn't huge last week, he returns home to face an iffy defense and likely will be pulled into another shootout, so should be a great option again this week.

Steven Jackson - - While he can find the end zone any week, if he doesn't he likely will struggle to produce. With a good matchup in a potential high scoring affair, he could be worth a shot this week. Still not the ideal option, but you can certainly do worse.
Jacquizz Rodgers - - Still not getting enough touches to merit starting him, especially as Smith has been making plays and could see an expanded role.
Antone Smith - - He has been explosive, but he has only touches the ball 17 times this season, which makes him a risky option. But the Falcons are talking about expanding his role and with a good matchup this week, he could be worth the gamble. But with a guy touching it so rarely, it is a risky option.
Devonta Freeman - - The rookie has made some plays, but still not getting enough touches to merit starting him.

Julio Jones - - Watch the ankle to be on the safe side, but he is expected to be ready to roll this week and with a good matchup, roll he should.
Roddy White - - Was quiet last week, though faces a good matchup in a potential shootout, so definitely worth giving him a shot this week.
Harry Douglas - - Dealing with a foot injury and even if he can go, liable to be limited, so I'd play it safe and look at other options.
Devin Hester - - Dealing with a tweaked hamstring, but expects to be fine. Since he is facing his former team, he may be a little more motivated to produce and he has been a nice option at times. So may be worth the gamble this week.

Levine Toilolo - - Just not seeing enough action to consider him much of a threat, so I'd move along.

Matt Bryant - - This game has potential shootout written all over it, so should be quite busy this week.

Atlanta Falcons - - The struggling defense gets another strong offense, although Cutler has been known to force the issue at times, so maybe they could surprise. But with Hester returning the ball against his former team, it certainly helps their cause.

Favorite: Atlanta Falcons by 3
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 34 - Chicago Bears 30


New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles - Sunday 8:30pm

New York Giants

Eli Manning - - Put up solid numbers last week and facing another iffy pass defense, albeit on the road. You never know what you will get from this matchup as last year there was a shootout and a defensive battle. Has enough upside to consider him a strong starting option.

Rashad Jennings - - Expected to miss this week with an injured knee.
Andre Williams - - Found the end zone last week once he had to carry the load. Faces an iffy run defense, which could allow him to be a solid starting option.
Peyton Hillis - - With Jennings out, he could see some action though the bulk of the work is expected to go with Williams.

Rueben Randle - - Has been a little inconsistent, but has proven he can post nice numbers. A tasty matchup gives him more than enough upside to give him a start this week.
Odell Beckham - - Found the end zone in his debut, but still learning his way so his best days will probably come later on. If you are in a bind, maybe he is worth gambling on due to the nice matchup.
Preston Parker - - With Beckham now in the fold, his role in the offense could dwindle, so may be wise to look elsewhere, even with a good matchup.

Larry Donnell - - Coming off a stinker of a performance, though he has been used a good deal by Manning this season and with a good matchup, he should be able to get back into the mix.

Josh Brown - - A good matchup should help the offense get his share of scoring chances and playing on the road could force many of them to be of the field goal variety.

New York Giants - - The defense has made some big plays, but facing a solid offense. Though a banged up o-line could help their cause and allow them to make some plays.

Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles - - Still really hasn't been lighting it up, though does have a solid matchup this week and worth keeping him in your starting lineup.

LeSean McCoy - - Disappointed again last week, so getting tough to feel good about him. Faces a solid run defense who kept him in check last season. Can bus tout any week, so hard to not keep starting your first rounder, but if you have another option you are itching to try, may be a good time to do so (Which means he will go off this week of course).
Darren Sproles - - Was quiet last week, though he is explosive and can go off any week. A good matchup should help his cause as well, so certainly a guy worth running with.

Jeremy Maclin - - Just continues to produce and has a good matchup to exploit, so definitely need to keep on riding him.
Riley Cooper - - Has stepped up of late and finally live up to the hype (Or at least somewhat). A good matchup makes him worth taking a chance on once again.
Jordan Matthews - - With Cooper continuing to step back up, he just hasn't been getting enough touches to merit starting him, even though he could get it done with a nice matchup.

Zach Ertz - - Has the matchup and the the talent, but has just not been consistently targeted enough to consider him an ideal option. That being said, if you are in a bind, he could be worth rolling the dice on.
Brent Celek - - Gets an occasional one thrown his way, but just not enough of them to start him and feel confident.

Cody Parkey - - The offense has a good matchup, though the Giants could make it tough to finish drives and force the Eagles to settle for FG attempts.

Philadelphia Eagles - - The defense has been huge the last two games, though facing an offense that has also been on a roll. Definitely earned another shot, especially since Manning has a history of mistakes.

Favorite: Philadelphia Eagles by 3
Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 27 - New York Giants 23


San Francisco 49ers at Saint Louis Rams - Monday 8:30pm

San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick - - Was quiet last week and faces the league's top ranked pass defense, so may not be the best week to start him. He had modest success last season against the Rams, but nothing spectacular.

Frank Gore - - While the Rams pass defense has been strong, the run defense has been made of paper mache. Expect Gore to have a good chance to bust through them and have yet another huge game against the Rams.
Carlos Hyde - - While Gore is still the main man, he is seeing some touches. A great matchup could allow him to be a nice gamble if you need to roll the dice on the rookie.

Michael Crabtree - - That injured foot appears to be slowing him down and faces a tough Rams pass defense. May be a good time to explore other options and let him prove he is healthy.
Anquan Boldin - - Has a tough matchup, but he gave the Rams fits last season and with Crabtree banged up, he could be the main receiving threat.
Stevie Johnson - - Found the end zone again last week, though still not being targeted a ton. But a banged up Crabtree could help his cause, although he faces a strong pass defense.
Brandon Lloyd - - A banged up Crabtree opened the door for some playing time, though still not expected to produce enough to merit starting him.

Vernon Davis - - That back is still bugging him and even if he can go, he'd may be limited. He did find the end zone in both meetings with the Rams last season, so he is capable. Just a bigger risk considering the iffy matchup and the injury.
Vance McDonald - - Even if Davis is out, he just isn't producing enough to consider him worth starting.

Phil Dawson - - The Rams defense could make it tough for them to finish drives and make for a busy Dawson this week.

San Francisco 49ers - - The defense faces a green QB, albeit one that has shown some flashes. Though you can bet the 49ers will have some tricks up their sleeves to try and force him into mistakes.

Saint Louis Rams

Austin Davis - - Has been huge the last couple weeks, although consider he faces some iffy pass defense. This week he gets a strong 49ers pass defense, so probably not worth taking a chance on him.

Benny Cunningham - - Has been coming on and with Stacy banged up, he could be the main man. On the down side, it is a pretty tough matchup, so hopefully you aren't forced to rely on him.
Zac Stacy - - Getting pushed hard by Cunningham and now dealing with a calf injury. Add in the tough matchup against the stout 49ers run defense and it may be wise to explore other options.

Brian Quick - - Continues to produce and while he has a tough matchup, he really has been the most consistent fantasy threat for the Rams. Riskier option this week, but if you need him, I wouldn't be afraid to start him.
Kenny Britt - - Showing signs of life with Davis under center, but still would like to see him do a little more and show more consistency. Add in the tough matchup and it may be wise to look elsewhere.
Tavon Austin - - Davis spreads the ball around, but only Quick has shown any consistency. A tough matchup makes him too big a gamble to take.
Chris Givens - - In the same boat as Austin, so I'd look elsewhere.
Stedman Bailey - - See Austin and Givens and use the same advice.

Jared Cook - - Has his moments, but like the non-Quick receivers, just not producing enough to merit starting him against a strong 49ers pass defense.
Lance Kendricks - - I'm sure by now you get the point, unless the Rams receiver is Brian Quick, don't start him.

Greg Zuerlein - - The offense has been coming on under Davis, but faces a tough task against the stout 49ers defense. At home they could have success, but finding the end zone will be a chore. Could bode well for Legatron.

St. Louis Rams - - The defense is capable, but they will have their hands full this week with a solid offense that typically limits their mistakes, so they are certainly a risky option.

Favorite: San Francisco 49ers by 3.5
Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 26 - Saint Louis Rams 16
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