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Josh Freeman: The Denver Broncos have allowed multiple touchdown passes in four of their last six meetings. Josh Freeman has thrown multiple touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. It had been six straight until the Falcons stymied him last week. Freeman may not get many yards but he should be able to produce enough to use him this week. 233/2
Chad Henne: Buffalo has tightened up their pass defense of late but Chad Henne is on a roll with something to prove. He should continue to prove himself this week in Buffalo as the Jaguars struggle to run the ball while the Bills have given up 22 passing touchdowns. 247/2
Andrew Luck: This could be a high scoring affair with Andrew Luck facing off against the Lions defense and needing to throw. The Lions have surrendered multiple touchdown passes in four of their last five games. 267/2
Andy Dalton: Andy Dalton has thrown for multiple touchdowns in his last three games and the Chargers are ranked 20th against the pass. 244/2
Eli Manning: Eli Manning gets a Redskins defense that is giving up over 300 passing yards per game. 293/2
C.J.Spiller: C.J. Spiller has a six game streak of producing 100 total yards or more. Keep him active this week against a generous Jaguar run defense. 120 total yards with a TD
Beanie Wells: Beanie Wells surprisingly received the bulk of the carries last week. If he’s available in your league it’s time to add him, especially with an attractive matchup with the New York Jets on tap. the Jets have surrendered over 100 yards rushing to opposing teams in nine of eleven games this season. 78/1
Mikel LeShoure: Mikel LeShoure seems to produce every other week. This is that week. The Colt defense is ranked 21st against the run. 83 total yards with a TD.
Michael Bush: Michael Bush will be near the top of the waiver wire list for running back needy teams this week. He’ll face a Seattle defense that gave up 147 rushing yards to the Dolphins last week and have given up an average of 101 rushing ypg over their last four road games. The Bears are a top ten rushing team. He’s worth a start as a RB2/flex, if he starts. 78 total yards and a TD.
Steven Jackson: Steven Jackson has produced 321 rushing yards in his last three games. The last time he faced the 49ers he ran for 101 yards. If you’ve kept Jackson he’s worth a start this week as a low end RB2/flex. 83 total yards with 3 receptions.
Bryce Brown: If Bryce Brown starts again he’ll get a Cowboy defense missing their two starting inside linebackers. The Cowboys have surrendered either 100+ rushing yards or a TD in each of their last five games. 93 total yards and a TD.
Steve Johnson: Steve Johnson has a three game streak with six receptions in each game and at least 79 yards receiving. This streak should continue against the Jaguars 28th ranked pass defense. 5/83/1
Cecil Shorts: Cecil Shorts should continue his strong play against a middle of the road Bills defense. In his last sixa games Shorts has produced 79, 116, 56, 105, 81 and 105 yards with four touchdowns. 5/75/1
Pierre Garcon: Pierre Garcon gets a top five matchups for wide receivers and he is once again leading the team in targets. 5/84/1
Danario Alexander: Danario Alexander has become the go-to guy for the Chargers. Keep him in your lineup this week against the Bengals. 5/91
Eric Decker: The Bucs are last against the pass. Keep Eric Decker in your lineup as a WR2. 5/77
Brian Hartline: Brian Hartline will likely face off against Aqib Talib from time to time but Harline’s speed keeps him in your lineup. The matchups is just too good to pass up. 6/87/1
Michael Crabtree: Michael Crabtree failed to score last week ending his three game, four touchdown streak. However he faces a Rams defense he beat for 5/70/1 numbers three games ago. 5/66/1
Ryan Broyles: Expect Ryan Broyles’ role to expand this week. With the Colts doubling Calvin Johnson Broyles should have room to run. 5/77/1
Dallas Clark: The Broncos struggle to cover the tight end. 5/61/1
Marcedes Lewis: The Bills are a middle of the road team covering tight ends. Marcedes Lewis ir returning to fantsy value with Chad Henne at quarterback and Henne looks for Lewis in the red zone. 4/54
Jared Cook: Jared Cook saw eight targets last week, high for the team and great for a tight end. Don’t sit a stud for him but Cook should see some success against in top ten matchup for tight ends. 5/55
Philip Rivers: The Browns have held opposing quarterbacks to under 200 yards passing in four of their last five games. With 14 interceptions on the season and inconsistent Philip Rivers should be on your bench. 211/1
Joe Flacco: The Steelers have not allowed more than 177 passing yards in a game for the last six games. Despite being a solid play at home Joe Flacco could have another rough outing. 177/1
Jay Cutler: Having to pass may not be a good thing for Jay Cutler this week. The Seahawks are ranked 3rd against the pass and are 3rd overall in keeping the opposing team off the board. 201/1
Rashad Jennings: Rashad Jennings has not exceeded 59 rushing yards this season. Even if he starts he is just too hard to trust.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: BGE has had a nice two game stretch but the Chargers are a top five unit against the run.
Shonn Greene: The Jets backfield looks like a timeshare right now. Given that Shonn Greene lost to goal like carries last week he’s little more than a flex, if that, against the Cardinals 23rd ranked fun defense. 55 yards.
Mike Wallace: If Big Ben plays Wallace will most likely be in your lineup as a WR3. If any other quarterback starts for the Steelers’ keepin mind that Wallace has not exceeded 66 yards receiving in the last six games, though two touchdowns have helped his owners during that same time span.
Jeremy Kerley: Jeremy Kerley faces the 4th ranked pass defense. With the focus likely being on the run Kerley could be a risky start. 4/51
Denarius Moore: Denarius Moore salvaged last week with a score. This week expect Joe Haden to shadow him. With declining targets in three successive games it’s tough to expect a score even against the 21st ranked pass defense. 4/55
Antonio Gates: In three of his last five games Antonio Gates has produced 13,17 and 14 yards receiving. The Browns lead the league in defending the tight end position and have surrendered only two touchdowns on the season to tight ends. 4/44
Dustin Keller: The Cardinals are the second best team in defending the tight end position. 3/34
Kyle Rudolph/John Carlson: Kyle Rudolph will have to pass NFL mandated concussion tests but with a matchup against the packers, who are the 4th best in the league at defending the position whomever starts for the Vikings should be on your bench.
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