Thursday, December 2, 2010
Another week with an early Thursday night game on the NFL Network. (Note to those without the NFL Network, you can find the game streaming live at www.atdhe.net) Tonight's game features everyone's favorite Philadelphia Eagles facing the can't break .500 Houston Texans. Some other great games of note for this weekend include the Steelers playing the Ravens along with the Jets facing the Patriots. All are must see games, so go watch them. Until then you'll have to tweak your fantasy team lineups and here is some advice to help you do that.
- Mike Vick, Eagles playhome against the Texans
I think by now Vick is a must start but he is facing the league's worst pass defense tonight in the Houston Texans. This is an easy one.
-Matt Cassel, Chiefs play at home against the Broncos
Cassel has averaged roughly 32 points a game over the last 4 games and this weekend he'll play one of the worst defenses in the league. Look for him to light it up again with Dwayne Bowe who has been ridiculously hot lately.
-Sam Bradford, Rams play @ the Cardinals
Bradford is having a tremendous year for a rookie and has been a marginal starter for fantasy purposes this year. However, he is coming off of a great week and gets to play the lowly Cardinals this week. Sure it's a divisional game but Bradford must realize he has a great chance to show something this week and I think he'll do just that.
-Chris Ivory, Saints play @ the Bengals
Ivory seems to be the only healthy RB in the New Orleans lineup yet again. They are playing against a surprisingly poor Bengals defense this week. If the Saints can continue to play offense the way they have the last few weeks expect Ivory to really benefit.
-Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks play at home against the Panthers
Lynch has been there long enough to learn the offense and from what I can tell is the "lead" back for Seattle. Being the lead back is very valuable in terms of fantasy points when you are playing against the Carolina Panthers who have had one of the worst defenses in the league this year. Even if most of his carries are running out the clock carries, they still count.
-Toby Gerhart, Vikings play at home against the Bills
If Adrian Peterson is as banged up as he seems to be this could be a great week for him to take some reps off and let Gerhart handle the Bills. There is also a good chance that the Vikings will let Peterson try to rest as much as they can and give the bulk of carries to Gerhart this week so start him if you are really in need of some RB help.
-Eddie Royal, Broncos play at home against the Chiefs
With Thomas not playing this week expect Royal to benefit greatly in Denver's pass first offense. He could stand to catch a lot of passes this weekend.
-Santonio Holmes, Jets play @ the Patriots
Holmes is now Mark Sanchez's go to guy and against a rather porous pass defense in New England that should be a very valuable position. Santonio also has a knack for finding the end zone in big games and there aren't many bigger regular season games for the Jets this year.
-Malcom Floyd, Chargers play at home against the Raiders
Floyd is returning from injury to be the only legitimate threat in Philip Rivers' arsenal. Jackson hurt himself last week and will be out again and Gates is seriously banged up. It looks like Floyd will be back out there and expect him to benefit from the Raiders missing Asomougha.
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