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Hello MJToday! I'd go Dobson there. I think Detroit can do a little in the passing game against the Bears, but it's been primarily No. 1 receivers that have killed them. Plus we haven't really seen Broyles healthy yet.
Dobson gets a Falcons defense allowing the eighth most fantasy points to opposing WRs, including 5 touchdowns already through 3 weeks.
Dobson is ranked 22nd for me this week, Thompkins 24th. Edelman is a little higher at 18th, though he's the least likely for a TD.
For those of you dealing with RB injuries and bye weeks, Jason Snelling is still out there in a lot of leagues. He got fewer touches than Jacquizz Rodgers last week, but Snelling is definitely the better bet for a touchdown.
QB is interesting this week, especially with the Raiders situation. I have Terrelle Pryor ranked 11th, but its looking more and more like he's not going to play.
I'd go Brown there. Buffalo is a far easier to put up points against than Seattle.
Though if Andre Johnson doesn't play it could get interesting. Hopkins would get more targets, but more defensive attention as well. Which against Seattle isn't a good thing generally.
Well, I think technically he already has it. Problem is it seems that the Dolphins coaching staff is hellbent on getting Daniel Thomas at least a handful of carries every week, and goal-line work to boot.
I think a Thomas injury is the only thing in the short term that would make Miller a true No. 1 back in the sense that he gets all the reps, including the high-leverage goal line ones.
That, and the fact that he gets a tough New Orleans defense, is why Miller is only ranked 27th this week for me--and Thomas isn't far behind at 30th.
I'm much more intrigued at this point with Miami's WRs. Hartline obviously wasn't a stud No. 1 last year, but it seems like the Dolphins have invested in Mike Wallace just as much to get a No. 1 receiver as it was to make Hartline a much more effective weapon as a No. 2.
I think he gets at least 15 touches this week. That said, Indy wants to run the ball a lot. I think Bradshaw's got Fred Jackson type upside because he'll stay healthier as the secondary back (theoretically speaking of course) but the guy still has plenty of talent. The Colts are one of few backfields where you can justifiably start both backs.
Nice upside for both this week, but I think Rivers has the higher upside.
For one, Rivers plays at home while Griffin is on the road.
The Cowboys are giving up slightly more fantasy points to QBs than the Raiders
It's a valid point, and certainly a ding against Rivers if he throws a couple of picks. But I think he's a lock for 2 TD passes and could even throw 3. I don't expect a ton of yards (not his MO this season it seems), but the RBs on this team seem likelier to score through the air than on the ground, which is why I think a 3rd TD isn't a stretch.
My ranking of him at No. 56 suggests no, but the one thing I'll say in his favor is that he played a lot more snaps last week. I think he's getting close to that breakout game, though I don't necessary like rolling the dice on it unless you really don't have any other viable options.
Gotta go Vick. Eagles will be playing from behind, which actually bodes well for his running as well as passing because the field will be so spread out. I like Brady, especially with Gronk probably back, but I think Vick has the higher upside this week.
The Chargers are giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, so Romo is definitely tempting. I have those same two QBs in a league and I'm starting Vick based on the upside. However, Vick is also more volatile. So if you want a safer play with a pretty high floor, I wouldn't judge you for going Romo.
In fact, in that league I'm facing D-Rich and Kaepernick. Since neither had a HUGE day, I may actually change my mind and go the conservative route with Romo since I don't need my QB to go gangbusters.
Not for a couple of weeks at least. If you've got the roster space he's certainly a guy you can hold just to see how things progress. But I think it'll be at least a couple of weeks until he's start-worthy.
I'd go Mendenhall just because we can't truly know A) how healthy Bell is, B) if Bell is any good, and C) what his workload will be. Too many variables.
Rivers. Wilson's on the road against a Houston defense that's at a bit of a crossroads. I think the Texans show up big at home, giving Rivers much higher upside.
I like Bolden this week, but I just have this gut feeling that Spiller has his breakout week against the Ravens for some reason. I could definitely be wrong, but Bill Belichick could definitely decide to ignore Bolden and go with Ridley and Blount based on a whim.
I think this week will be telling. He gets a Dolphins D that's already given up 3 TE scores and the 4th most fantasy points to TEs. He missed most of training camp and is getting older so maybe there's just a bit of rust to knock off. But if he's bad again this week, I'll start to get concerned.