Quarterbacks STUDS Peyton Manning - Peyton needs to start paying taxes in STUD zone... he'll need A-game for 2nd straight week against Pats on the road. Michael Vick - Add another 4 TDs this week to the MVP candidate. Rex Grossman - The Bears are taking the wood to everyone they play, and Grossman is throwing it like Steve Spurrier is still his coach. Eli Manning - Eli gets Houston at home...he and Vick are the rock solid QB picks of the week. START Philip Rivers - Rivers gets it going with Cleveland in town. Marc Bulger - Bulger will put it up 35 times against the KC D. Jake Plummer - Actually looked okay last week...start him with caution if you have few other options. Drew Brees - Sees the field like the best of them...will be decent in Tampa Bay. Tony Romo - Kid looked like a seasoned veteran last week. Tom Brady - Poised in big games...was nearly perfect on MNF. Brad Johnson - Rebounds against SF's horrible D. Jon Kitna - Better each week - bye week rest should help. J.P. Losman - Let's see if the kid can capitalize on this matchup after a bye week. Seneca Wallace - Call me crazy, but he wasn't bad last week and may fun to watch against Raiders at home on MNF! Damon Huard - Doing okay and playing a weak Rams D. Carson Palmer - Still waiting until this caterpillar turns back into a butterfly...Baltimore won't help. David Garrard - He's starting over Leftwich and has a nice matchup. Brett Favre - Who knows with Brett...but he does like to throw it. BENCH Ben Roethlisberger - Time to bench Big Ben...esp. against Denver. Vince Young - Just can't do it...he needs more time. Byron Leftwich - He's out...injured and out of favor. David Carr - He's struggling of late...give him some time off for bad behaviour. Joey Harrington - He'll be mauled by Bears. Mark Brunell - Should be riding the pine...sorry Mark. Matt Hasselbeck - Still out. Alex Smith - Surely you have someone else you can play. Andrew Walter - Why didn't the Raiders draft a QB in round 1? Charlie Frye - Better with new offensive twist, but still not worth a fantasy start. Running Backs STUDS LaDainian Tomlinson - Another multiple TD game for LT2 against Browns...he'll have just absolutely silly stats. Larry Johnson - Forrest Gump won't be slowing anytime soon - after he put's up a couple hundred on Rams, he may just run home on I70. Warrick Dunn - Great matchup against Lions! Laurence Maroney - Rookie STUD may go off against INDY on SNF. Thomas Jones/Cedric Benson - I like them both again this week. START Joseph Addai - Pats will limit Addai's production, but still worth a start on SNF. Travis Henry - Getting the touches, but nothing great this week. Rudi Johnson - Rudi won't do alot against Ravens D, but still worth a start. Kevin Jones - Looking good in this offense despite only 1 W. Willis McGahee - TD production is horrible...gets a better shot with the Pack in town. Steven Jackson - Better game this week with Chiefs in town. Clinton Portis - Has a chance to do something against Boys. Jamal Lewis - Questionable start I know, but come on...he's running against the Bengals. Maurice Jones-Drew - I like him alot against Titans D. Frank Gore - Minnesota is rated #2 against run, but Gore is under- rated...I think you still play him at home if on your roster. Cadillac Williams - Could have a nice game against Saints. Deuce McAllister - He has less of a Reggie Bush threat and gets it done against the Bucs. Tiki Barber - BIG yards as usual, but not a STUD until he finds the endzone - and that hasn't happened yet this season. Julius Jones - Julius will do well against Skins. BENCH Willie Parker - Denver shuts him down. Ronnie Brown - Bye week rest won't help him against Bears. Tatum Bell/Mike Bell - STUD RBs have too much of a risky situation to start either against Pittsburgh...if you can figure who will get the touches prior to gametime, then worth starting. Reuben Droughns - Just not doing it. Wali Lundy - I just don't like the situation in Houston...Ron Dayne will steal Lundy's goalline touches. LaMont Jordan - A disaster for owners who wasted an early pick on Jordan. Receivers STUDS Darrell Jackson - All he does is catch the ball and score...nice MNF matchup for Darrell. Plaxico Burress - Burress is a human highlight film and gets the Texans at home this week. Terrell Owens - Hate him if you want, but Owens is a STUD. Roy Williams - ROY may be the most talented WR in the league and now has an offensive coordinator to showcase it. Bernard Berrian/Muhsin Muhammad - Start these guys until the Bears quit dominating...which may not be soon with their schedule. START Torry Holt - Holt will be Bulger's go-to guy all day against KC. Andre Johnson - Andre's leading the league in receptions and yardage...he's the man regardless of the opponent or the score. T.J. Houshmandzadeh - Tough matchup for T.J. against Baltimore. Chad Johnson - Still has his mohawk, but could shave it on Monday if shut down this week by Ravens...he's probably not betting it. Javon Walker - Plummer is looking better and Walker is the man. Lee Evans - Has a chance to produce big, but Al Harris has a way of shutting down opponent's top WR. Marvin Harrison - He'll be a huge factor this week in New England. Alge Crumpler - Vick's favorite target and leading all TE's with 5 TDs. Santana Moss - May do okay, but nothing spectacular. Reggie Wayne - Did I tell you in preseason that Reggie would be the 1A WR for the Colts?...sure did. Randy Moss - Moss is too good not to start and loves Monday Night Football! Todd Heap - He looks like he's playing and McNair loves him. Braylon Edwards - Maybe with a new coordinator he'll do okay. Hines Ward - Ward seems to be Pittsburgh's only option lately. Donald Driver - Farve will keep winging it and Driver will keep catching it. Antonio Gates - Plan for a huge game for Gates against Rams. BENCH SF Wide Receivers - Antonio Bryant is okay, but still shouldn't be on your roster. Drew Bennett - Great underrated WR, but not with Vince Young at the helm. Chris Chambers - I hope he had plenty of rest last week,...he's going to need it against this D. BYE WEEK 9 - Cardinals, Eagles, Jets, Panthers _________________________________________________________________ send your fantasy questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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