Stud of the Week: Andrew Luck vs. New Orleans Saints
The Saints continue to be bad, even when they win. Opposing QBs are averaging 20.8 ppg against their secondary. Luck is turning his performance around in a big way, and playing the Saints defense will only help.
Russell Wilson at San Francisco 49ers
Wilson always plays well against the 49ers and the Seahawks are entering must-win territory. I’m looking for Wilson to have a big game, leading the Seahawks to a win on the road.
Ryan Fitzpatrick at New England Patriots
I think the Jets will be playing from behind, which means Fitzpatrick should be passing the ball a lot.
Dud of the Week: Bye Week at Denver Broncos
This is pretty straight forward, the bye week is going to put up very few points if any.
Matthew Stafford vs. Minnesota Vikings
The one-week stud was a flash in the pan. Against a strong Vikings defense allowing only 14.2 ppg to opposing QBs, Stafford is now a dud.
Joe Flacco at Arizona Cardinals
My sources tell me that Flacco is upset that he does not lead the league in interceptions. I am also told that he will do his best to surpass Manning this week.
Stud of the Week: Todd Gurley vs. Cleveland Browns
How smart does Jeff Fisher look for taking Gurley 10th overall in the draft? Really smart. The Browns were just torched by the subpar Broncos run offense, so look for Gurley to continue that trend.
LeSean McCoy at Jacksonville Jaguars
Remember that time I wrote about the Jaguars defense trending up? Yeah, sorry about that. Start McCoy.
Latavius Murray at San Diego Chargers
After back-to-back lackluster weeks, you may have soured on Murray, but you shouldn’t have. The Chargers defense is giving up an astounding 26.3 ppg to opposing RBs. Sounds yummy.
Dud of the Week: Devonta Freeman at Tennessee Titans
Okay, giving this one last try. Maybe I hate him because I dropped him early in the season. Maybe I hate him because Tevin Coleman is more talented. Sigh, what’s lost in his play, is the play of the Falcons offensive line who are using the same system being ran in Denver, but let’s avoid the tears. The streak of ridiculously high scoring games has to come to an end at some point.
Justin Forsett at Arizona Cardinals
He has a nagging ankle injury and is playing the Cardinals, I’m benching him if I own him.
Jonathan Stewart vs. Philadelphia Eagles
I get it. I said he was gonna have a bad game last week. He did the opposite of that and now I look bad… thanks a lot, Jonathan. You can trust me this week, because the Eagles are a surprisingly good defense and have given up an average of 11.8 ppg to opposing RBs.
Stud of the Week: Larry Fitzgerald vs. Baltimore Ravens
I traded Fitzgerald early in the season. I regret it and I cry a lot in the shower. Fitzgerald should have a field day against the Ravens defense.
Antonio Brown at Kansas City Chiefs
Another reason I cry on a daily basis is because of Big Ben’s injury and how it has hurt Antonio Brown. With Landry Jones set to start against Kansas City, now’s as good of a week as any to wake up Antonio.
Brandin Cooks at Indianapolis Colts
Cooks hasn’t been the dynamic pass-catcher everyone expected, but nothing ails a poor stat line quite like the Colts secondary.
Dud of the Week: Golden Tate vs. Minnesota Vikings
If not for catching a pass that really wasn’t a touchdown, Tate would still be irrelevant. Actually, he still is irrelevant.
Julian Edelman vs. New York Jets
Edelman is set for a stay on Revis Island. Rumor has it that if you go to Revis Island, you never leave, at least for 60 minutes.
Keenan Allen vs. Oakland Raiders
I had him here last week, and he had a solid game. He’s not escaping the Dud column this week because he’s not healthy and the Raiders are allowing a respectable 20.2 ppg to opposing wide outs.
Stud of the Week: Travis Kelce vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
If you are a freak athlete tight end and you’re playing the Steelers, you are in line for a good day. The Steelers have given up 27.4 points to Rob Gronkowski and 21.2 points to Antonio Gates.
Antonio Gates vs. Oakland Raiders
Speaking of Gates, he looks like a younger man after returning from his suspension. He is a must start.
Vernon Davis vs. Seattle Seahawks
If ever there was a week… ti’s this week. L.O.B City has been playing a lot more like L.O.T.O.U (Legion of throw on us) City this season. Seattle has given up 21 points or more to opposing TEs in back to back games.
Dud of the Week: Gary Barnidge at St. Louis Rams
Slow down, big man, because the Rams have given up less than 5 points in three straight games to opposing tight ends.
Greg Olsen vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Speaking of limiting opposing tight ends, the Eagles are giving up an average of 3.8 ppg to opposing TEs.
Benjamin Watson at Indianapolis Colts
I’m not ready to dub the 34-year-old a weekly starter or the next Jimmy Graham.
Stud of the Week: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars
Nothing ails a reeling defense quite like the Jaguars offense, who may still be without T.J. Yeldon.
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick didn’t just magically become an effective starter.
Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans
Marcus Mariota has had his moments, but for the most part he’s looked like a rookie and will be injured if he starts this game.
Dud of the Week: New York Jets at New England Patriots
In Foxboro, with Tom Bradyplaying the best football of his career? No thank you.
Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans
Brian Hoyer is playing with a lot of confidence and while the Dolphins looked re-energized this week, I wouldn’t call them a must start.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens may not win football games, but they do manage to move the ball a lot, the Cardinals may have a one of their Duds against them.
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