Three was the magic number last week. Matt Schaub and Jay Cutler threw for three touchdowns while Aaron Rodgers and Kevin Kolb also had three scores by way of two passing and one rushing. Maurice Jones-Drew joined the party with three scores himself. While Peyton Manning may have started the party a week early with his four TD passes, don’t expect as many scores this week. The bye weeks have begun and the Studs lists have been adjusted.
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.
Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. N.Y. Jets
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis vs. Seattle
Philip Rivers, San Diego at Pittsburgh
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Minnesota
Tom Brady, New England vs. Baltimore
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. San Diego: Despite the rejuvenation of the Steelers running game, Roethlisberger will have plenty of chances to air it out on Sunday. The Chargers pass defense isn’t as good as the stats currently show.
Jay Cutler, Chicago vs.
Mark Sanchez, N.Y. Jets at
Chris Johnson, Tennessee at Jacksonville
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota vs. Green Bay
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
Frank Gore, San Francisco vs. St. Louis
*Injured, will return in Week 7*
Steven Jackson, St. Louis at San Francisco
Marion Barber, Dallas at Denver
*Questionable for Week 4*
Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Detroit
Steve Slaton, Houston vs. Oakland
Willis McGahee, Baltimore at New England
Cedric Benson, Cincinnati at Cleveland: Benson continues to surprise defenses around the league with his resurgence. Not only did Benson rush for 141 yards in Week 2, he compiled 76 yards rushing and a TD against the mighty Steelers defense last week. Benson should continue to dominate this week against a Browns run defense that has allowed an average of 184.3 yards rushing and eight rushing TDs so far this season.
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis vs. Seattle
Steve Smith, N.Y. Giants at Kansas City
Vincent Jackson, San Diego at Pittsburgh
Randy Moss, New England vs. Baltimore
Andre Johnson, Houston vs. Oakland
Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. N.Y. Jets
Calvin Johnson, Detroit at Chicago
Greg Jennings, Green Bay at Minnesota
Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh vs. San Diego: Holmes had his worst game of the season last week against the Bengals, catching only one pass for 18
yards. Look for Holmes to get back on track and state his case for the Studs list this week as Big Ben and Santonio hook up early and often.
Derrick Mason, Baltimore at
Kevin Walter, Houston vs.
Braylon Edwards, Cleveland vs.
Dallas Clark, Indianapolis vs. Seattle
Jason Witten, Dallas at Denver
Chris Cooley, Washington vs. Tampa Bay
Antonio Gates, San Diego at Pittsburgh
Greg Olsen, Chicago vs. Detroit: Olsen’s catches have increased each game this season as Jay Cutler gets comfortable with the offense. Look for Olsen to find openings in the middle of the
Owen Daniels, Houston vs.
Dustin Keller, N.Y. Jets at