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Week 10

Did anyone else take out Darrell Jackson, Santana Moss and Corey Dillon from their starting lineups due to injury concerns? Sometimes it’s worse to be home between the hours of 12:00-1:00 on a Sunday. The guessing game can cause more harm than good. Fantasy owners can rejoice as week ten is the final week with teams on a bye! Yahoo! Those of you that own Broncos, Dolphins, Raiders or Chargers need to survive just one more week before you’re at full strength the rest of the way.

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.

Enough of the chit-chat, onto the list!!



Bye Weeks: Jake Plummer, Jay Fiedler, A.J.Feeley, Kerry Collins, Drew Brees

Studs (* = new addition to the list)

Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota vs. Green Bay
Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis vs. Houston


Brett Favre, Green Bay (vs. Minnesota): The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for Favre. After getting an extra week to recover from a sprained thumb, look for Favre to test the thumb early and often against the Vikings in a NFC North shoot-out.

Trent Green, Kansas City (vs. New Orleans): Green has posted back-to-back huge weeks and there’s no reason to think Green will slow down this week facing a Saints defense that allowed four TDs in the air last week against the Chargers.


Carson Palmer, Cincinnati (vs. Washington): Don’t jump on the Palmer bandwagon just yet. His numbers were up last week thanks to a rare rushing TD and last week marked the first game all season without an INT. Expect a tougher time this week against the Redskins for Palmer.

Kyle Boller, Baltimore (vs. N.Y. Jets): I know, I know. You probably don’t even have Boller on your fantasy team. But desperate times, sometimes call for desperate measures. This just serves as a reminder that you should never be THAT desperate to start Boller.


Running Backs

Bye Weeks: Reuben Droughns, Travis Minor, Sammy Morris, Tyrone Wheatley, LaDainian Tomlinson

Studs (* = new addition to the list)

Curtis Martin, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore
Ahman Green, Green Bay vs. Minnesota
Shaun Alexander, Seattle vs.
St. Louis
Edgerrin James, Indianapolis vs. Houston
Tiki Barber, N.Y. Giants vs. Arizona
Deuce McAllister, New Orleans vs. Kansas City
*Jamal Lewis, Baltimore vs. N.Y. Jets

Removed from Studs list:
-Priest Holmes, K.C.: Doubtful, knee


Clinton Portis, Washington (vs. Cincinnati): After a slow start, Portis has posted over 140 yards rushing in two of the last three games. This week, he faces a soft Bengals defense that should leave some holes for Portis which he will exploit.

Chris Brown, Tennessee (vs. Chicago): The bye week served Brown well as he was able to give his turf toe injury some time to heal. Assuming he’s ready to roll this week, he’ll continue to post strong numbers against the Bears with or without McNair at QB.

Derrick Blaylock, Kansas City (vs. New Orleans): Watch the injury status on Priest Holmes very carefully this week. If he can’t go, Blaylock makes an excellent spot start this week against the porous Saints run defense.


Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati (vs. Washington): Rudi has gotten back on track as of late, but this week the Bengals face the Redskins who are ranked third in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed. Lower your expectations on Johnson this week.

Kevin Jones, Detroit (vs. Jacksonville): Jones found out first hand the Redskins are extremely tough to run on as he could only muster 20 yards on 12 carries last week. Things won’t get much easier this week in Jacksonville who should be fresh off a bye week.

Lee Suggs, Cleveland (vs. Pittsburgh): The last time the Browns faced the Steelers back in week five, Suggs could only manage 30 yards on 11 carries. Don’t expect things to be much better this week as the Steelers are flying high.


Wide Receivers

Bye Weeks: Rod Smith, Ashley Lelie, Darius Watts, Chris Chambers, Marty Booker, Jerry Porter, Doug Gabriel, Ronald Curry, Keenan McCardell, Eric Parker

Studs (* = new addition to the list)

Terrell Owens, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis vs. Houston
Joe Horn, New Orleans vs. Kansas City
Andre Johnson, Houston vs. Indianapolis
Javon Walker, Green Bay vs. Minnesota
Derrick Mason, Tennessee vs. Chicago
*Hines Ward, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland

Removed from Studs list:
-Randy Moss, Minnesota: hamstring injury


Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis (vs. Houston): The Colts offense is dominating opposing defenses right now. Even with a bye week, the Texans will be hard pressed to stop the Colts passing attack meaning solid numbers for Harrison and Wayne once again this week.

Marcus Robinson, Minnesota (vs. Green Bay): Not having Randy Moss has really taken it’s toll on the Vikings passing attack. Even if Moss is unable to play next week, look for the Vikings to open things up more in Lambeau to try and take the crowd out of the game. Robinson should play a big role in that attack.

Darrell Jackson, Seattle (vs. St. Louis): Jackson went from doubtful to posting five catches for 114 yards and 2 TDs last week in a matter of three days. If you’re like me and you benched him due to his uncertain playing status, you’re not a happy camper this week. Unless Jackson gets hit by the team bus this week, he’ll be in my starting lineup. He should be in yours, too.

Michael Clayton, Tampa Bay (vs. Atlanta): The rookie continues to produce solid numbers. He’s had at least five catches in each of the past three weeks and has averaged 98 receiving yards during that time. Atlanta ranks 30th in passing yards allowed, so Clayton’s hot streak should continue this week.


Peerless Price, Atlanta (vs. Tampa Bay): That spike you noticed in Price’s numbers two weeks ago was his two TD catches. That doesn’t hide the fact that Price has had more than two catches in a game only twice this season. That’s not likely to change against the Bucs this week.

Travis Taylor, Baltimore (vs. N.Y. Jets): Back-to-back decent weeks, does not a starter make. Taylor has performed well now that he’s healthy, but he does not come recommended this week against the Jets who are likely to see an extra large helping of Jamal Lewis.

Rod Gardner, Washington (vs. Cincinnati): I’m sorry, any skill position player that actually posts a negative number deserves a mention. Gardner’s line last week: no catches, no yards, one rush for -10 yards. Yuck. Things won’t be that bad this week, but they won’t be great either.

Anquan Boldin, Arizona (vs. N.Y. Giants): Boldin has been very quiet since returning to action posting four catches for 50 yards and five catches for 37 yards last week. Don’t expect a huge breakout game this week against the G-Men who blitz more often to make up for losing Michael Strahan causing McCown to struggle. Low numbers once again for Boldin this week.


Tight Ends

Bye Weeks: Jeb Putzier, Randy McMichael, Doug Jolley, Antonio Gates

Studs (* = new addition to the list)

Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City vs. New Orleans
Eric Johnson, San Francisco vs. Carolina
Alge Crumpler, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
*Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Philadelphia


Marcus Pollard, Indianapolis (vs. Houston): It’s always a toss-up when trying to choose between Pollard and Dallas Clark for the Indy TE of the week. With Pollard’s two TD catches last week, I’ll give him the advantage with the goal-line presence.

Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants (vs. Arizona): Here comes Shockey. Six catches for 64 yards and a TD last week means Shockey is on his way back to the Stud list. Don’t miss out.


Daniel Graham, New England (vs. Buffalo): Where in the world has Daniel Graham disappeared? After beginning the season with five TDs in four games, Graham has been held without a catch for two weeks. Look elsewhere until the big man gets involved with the offense again.

Kris Mangum, Carolina (vs. San Francisco): K-Man caught his second TD pass of the season last week, but he’s yet to post more than 9 fantasy points in a week. When you’re TE gets six points for a TD and he still can’t crack double-digits, that’s pretty good sign he shouldn’t be starting.

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