For those of you owners who do not own Adrian Peterson and you’re starting to worry about your running back situation, fear not. This week, normalcy returns as the Stud RBs live up to expectations and calm the anxiety of fantasy owners everywhere. Attention Michael Turner, Maurice Jones-Drew and Chris Johnson … your reservation at the top of the stats leaders for RBs is ready. Please proceed to the front of the line. Thank you.
When using this list, try and remember a couple basic rules:
1) Studs – Always play your studs. Each position will include a list of players that are considered studs and should not be benched. If you have the luxury of needing to decide between studs, check out the matchups or feel free to let the shark tank assist you in your decisions.
2) Depth – Every fantasy team is different and some have more depth than others. Only follow the recommended moves if your team depth allows you to make such a move.
Tom Brady, New England at N.Y. Jets
Matt Schaub, Houston at
Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at
not exactly the type of numbers you want from your starting QB. While Manning had success against the Redskins last week, look for
Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle at
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota at Detroit
Frank Gore, San Francisco vs. Seattle
DeAngelo Williams, Carolina at Atlanta
Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans
Marion Barber, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville vs. Arizona
Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Pittsburgh
Steve Slaton, Houston at Tennessee
Chris Johnson, Tennessee vs. Houston
Steven Jackson, St. Louis at Washington
Michael Turner, Atlanta vs. Carolina
Darren McFadden, Oakland vs. Kansas City: I liked what I saw from McFadden on Monday night against the Chargers. He showed bursts of speed that separated him from the pack on more than one occasion. Those bursts of speed will translate into big numbers against a Chiefs run defense that allowed the third-most rushing yards in 2008 and allowed 198 yards rushing last week to the Ravens.
Julius Jones, Seattle at
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis at Miami
Randy Moss, New England at N.Y. Jets
Greg Jennings, Green Bay vs. Cincinnati
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Jacksonville
Marques Colston, New Orleans at Philadelphia
Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Minnesota
Roddy White, Atlanta vs. Carolina
Andre Johnson, Houston at Tennessee
Mark Clayton, Baltimore at San Diego: Clayton was in Joe Flacco‘s sights most of last week which explains the five catches for 77 yards and a TD. Look for more of the same this week as the Chargers will struggle in stopping the Ravens passing attack, and Clayton will post another solid performance for the new offensive juggernaut in
Roy Williams, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants: Williams’ owners were stoked watching his 66-yard TD on Sunday as the Cowboys didn’t miss Terrell Owens even a little bit. Look for Williams to continue to thrive as the top dog in
Devin Hester, Chicago vs.
Chris Cooley, Washington vs. St. Louis
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta vs. Carolina
Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Baltimore
Jason Witten, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
Dallas Clark, Indianapolis at Miami
Ben Watson, New England at N.Y. Jets: Watson will be the beneficiary of Tom Brady taking what the defense will give him, which was the middle of the field and a wide open Watson. The Jets defense played a great first game against the Texans, but
Todd Heap, Baltimore at
Robert Royal, Cleveland at
Greg Olsen, Chicago vs.