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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
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis at Tennessee
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Detroit
Tom Brady, New England at Denver
Matt Schaub, Houston at Arizona: After throwing for 300 yards or more in Weeks 2 and 3, Schaub threw for “only” 224 yards against the Raiders last week. Look for Schaub to return to the 300-club against the Cardinals who have allowed the third-most passing yards in the NFL this season.
Jason Campbell, Washington at
Chris Johnson, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota at St. Louis
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville at Seattle
Willis McGahee, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
Steven Jackson, St. Louis vs. Minnesota
Marion Barber, Dallas at Kansas City
*Questionable for Week 5*
Steve Slaton, Houston at Arizona
DeAngelo Williams, Carolina vs. Washington
Michael Turner, Atlanta at San Francisco
Frank Gore, San Francisco vs. Atlanta
*Injured, will return in Week 7*
Brandon Jacobs, N.Y. Giants vs. Oakland: With the status of Eli Manning still up in the air, look for the Giants to run early and often against the Raiders who have allowed an average of 146.2 rushing yards per game this season. Jacobs has yet to rush for over 100 yards and only has one touchdown on the season. Look for both of those stats to improve this week as the G-Men dominate at home.
Thomas Jones, N.Y. Jets at
Steve Smith, N.Y. Giants vs. Oakland
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Randy Moss, New England at Denver
Andre Johnson, Houston at Arizona
Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Pittsburgh
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. Houston
Steve Smith, Carolina vs. Washington
Roddy White, Atlanta at San Francisco
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay: Another Eagle who benefited from the bye week, Jackson rested his groin injury this week and should be ready to continue his breakneck pace against the Buccaneers.
Nate Burleson, Seattle vs. Jacksonville: T.J. Houshmandzadeh may have had a breakout game last week, but as far as I’m concerned, all that did was alert defenses that they need to game plan for Housh, opening the door for Burleson to continue his early-season success. Whether it’s Matt Hasselbeck or Seneca Wallace taking the snaps, the Jaguars defense, which has allowed the second most passing yards this season, won’t be able to keep Burleson in check this week.
Derrick Mason, Baltimore vs.
Mohamed Massaquoi, Cleveland at
Mario Manningham, N.Y. Giants vs.
Dallas Clark, Indianapolis at Tennessee
Brent Celek, Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay
Chris Cooley, Washington at Carolina
Vernon Davis, San Francisco vs. Atlanta
Jason Witten, Dallas at Kansas City
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta at San Francisco
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Detroit: Start ‘em if you got ‘em! Get those Steelers in your starting lineup this week including Miller who caught eight passes for 70 yards and two scores last week. While you can’t expect those numbers every week, Miller will continue to thrive in the new pass-happy
Todd Heap, Baltimore vs.