QB KEVIN KOLB AT TENNESSEE
Kolb had a stellar outing last week against the Falcons, throwing for 326 yards and three touchdowns. However, I don’t expect him to have a repeat performance against a very underrated Tennessee defense. The Titans lead the league with 24 sacks and also have 10 interceptions, which is tied with the Bucs for 2nd in the league. Since Kolb is going up against a great defense and will also be without deep threat DeSean Jackson, I would look for another option at QB this week.
QB DONOVAN McNABB AT CHICAGO
McNabb travels back to his hometown this week where he will face a tough test against Chicago’s defense. The Bears have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks and McNabb hasn’t thrown for more than one touchdown yet this season. Bench him this week against Chicago.
RB RONNIE BROWN VS PITTSBURGH
Brown is going up against the Steelers this week. Whenever a running back goes up against Blitzburgh, it’s always a good idea to sit him. As everyone knows, the Steelers have the best run defense in the league and have shut down every running back they faced, including the likes of Michael Turner and Chris Johnson. Brown has also been very inconsistent and continues to split carries with Ricky Williams. He has also only scored one touchdown on the year. I wouldn’t even consider putting him in a flex spot this week.
RB BEANIE WELLS AT SEATTLE
Beanie Wells is back. Coming off of a bye week, the Cardinals plan to get Wells the ball early and often and he looks to be the feature back over Tim Hightower at this point, as he is getting the majority of the carries for Arizona. Wells has a lot of potential the rest of the season, but I don’t like him this week against Seattle. Surprisingly, the Seahawks have the no. 2 ranked rushing defense in the league and have only allowed three rushing touchdowns all year.
WR MICHAEL CRABTREE AT CAROLINA
Crabtree has finally come through for his fantasy owners the past two weeks, scoring a touchdown in both of his last two outings. However, Crabtree will go up against a great Carolina secondary (ranked fifth in the league) on the road this week and it will be hard for him to duplicate his most recent performances.
WR MIKE SIMS-WALKER AT KANSAS CITY
Sims-Walker has been one of the biggest fantasy busts in the league this season. Even though he is going up against a bad Chiefs secondary, he has been so inconsistent that it’s too risky to start him at this point. Maybe Todd Bouman will look to throw his way more than David Garrard did, but I still wouldn’t take that chance.
TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE AT PACKERS
The last three weeks have been very disappointing for Shiancoe as he has only totaled 35 yards on three catches. Brett Favre isn’t looking to him as much as he did last season and last week against the Cowboys, he didn’t see a single target. Until he gets back on the same page with Favre, I would find another option at tight end.
CHARGERS DEF VS NEW ENGLAND
San Diego’s defense has scored the third-most fantasy points among defenses this season, but they have been way too inconsistent. The past two weeks against the Raiders and the Rams, they only scored a combined seven fantasy points. This week they go up against the Patriots, who average the most points scored per game with 30.8. Stay away from the Chargers this week.
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