Welcome to Week 13! This week we have a brand new member joining the ‘Studs’ list, while we also have a long-time member leaving. There is also a change at the tight end position. So, come inside and let’s spend some time together.
Brandon Weeden, Cleveland at Oakland: The Raiders are the second most generous defense in fantasy versus opposing quarterbacks and have given up three passing touchdowns in each of the last three games. Weeden had a nice stretch between Weeks 4 and 7 where he scored in double-digits every week and while he’s been in single-digit fantasy scoring in three out of the last four games, I expect him to get back on track versus the Raiders.
Tony Romo, Dallas vs. Philadelphia: While Romo has only thrown multiple touchdown passes in four out of 11 games this season, the Eagles defense has allowed multiple touchdown passes in seven of 11 games. Romo has found a comfort zone with Dez Bryant and I expect both to have big games this week.
Cam Newton, Carolina at Kansas City: Coming off of his best game of the year where he threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, Newton will get a matchup with a Kansas City defense that has allowed multiple touchdown passes in nine of 11 games. The Carolina coaching staff has changed its playbook in order to allow Newton to do the things that he does best and it showed in Week 12. Look for Cam to keep the good times rolling.
Jay Cutler, Chicago vs. Seattle: Cutler has thrown one-or-less touchdown passes in four of his last five games and he’ll be going up against a Seattle defense that has only allowed multiple touchdown passes in two out of 11 games. Both Seahawks’ cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are expected to play this week while they await news regarding the appeal of their four-game suspensions. This is not good news for Cutler.
Russell Wilson, Seattle at Chicago: While Wilson has been very effective recently having thrown multiple touchdown passes in five of his last six games, he will be facing a Bears defense that has only allowed multiple touchdown passes in two of 11 games this year. Although, the Bears rush defense is second best in fantasy, they have given up over 100 yards rushing in their last four games after not allowing a 100-yard rushing effort in its first seven games. Look for Seattle to ride the Skittles rainbow this week.
Mark Sanchez, New York Jets vs. Cardinals: Hey Rex, it’s ‘Tebow Time!’