Fantasy Impact Players QB— Jay Cutler, Chad Pennington RB— Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Michael Pittman WR— Brandon Marshall, Eddie Royal, Greg Camarillo, Ted Ginn Jr. TE— zilch Key Stat 2—The Dolphins have given up the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers, and the Broncos have given up the second-most to running backs. Our Take Tosten Burks—I think I like this game as much as any matchup all weekend. Other than the fact that every Denver running back is listed as questionable, this is an intriguing, fantasy stud-filled matchup. What the heck, start everyone above. Zach Fein—As noted by the Key Stat, you want to play both Broncos wideouts and both Dolphins backs. Jay Cutler and Chad Pennington (my mancrush of the week) are both top-10 quarterbacks as well.
In our attempt to provide every possible way for you to have more reason to kick yourself after a well researched fantasy loss, we antagonizingly analyze each and every weekend matchup.Miami Dolphins @ Denver Broncos
Atlanta Falcons @ Oakland RaidersFantasy Impact Players QB— Matt Ryan, JaMarcus Russell RB— Michael Turner, Darren McFadden, Justin Fargas WR— Roddy White TE— Key Stat(s) 17.3—Roddy White is averaging 17.3 fantasy points in his last five games. 21.6—Michael Turner is averaging 27 fantasy points against defenses in the bottom 12 in fantasy points allowed to RBs, 21.6 more than his 5.4 he averages against defenses outside that boundary. 6—The Raiders are sixth-worst against opposing RBs. Our Take Tosten Burks— I really can not believe how crappy Oakland's receivers are. That is all. Zach Fein—Turner and White are both in the top-three in their respective positions this week. For the Raiders, I'm starting only Justin Fargas; Matt Ryan is a borderline starter in 12-team leagues.
Dallas Cowboys @ New York GiantsFantasy Impact Players QB— Eli Manning RB— Marion Barber, Brandon Jacobs WR— Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens, Roy Williams, Amani Toomer TE— Jason Witten, Kevin Boss Key Stat 58—In their past four meetings (excluding playoffs), the Giants and Cowboys have combined to put up an average of 58 points per game, with an average score of 30-28. Our Take Tosten Burks— Expect a continued reliance on the running game by Dallas with Brad Johnson and possibly Brooks Bollinger at the helm, not to mention more weak performances by all pass catchers limited by the backup quarterbacks and the Jason Witten injury. Zach Fein—Marion Barber and Brandon Jacobs are top-10 running backs. Besides them, I play only Eli Manning, Plaxico Burress, and Jason Witten; I'm sitting Terrell Owens—he has an average of 33.3 yards in his past three games (that number stays the same with Brad Johnson as quarterback, the past two games)—and Roy "E." Williams.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle SeahawksFantasy Impact Players QB— Donovan McNabb RB— Brian Westbrook, Julius Jones WR— Deshaun Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Bobby Engram, Reggie Brown TE— John Carlson Key Stat 7—You think Seattle's offense is doing bad this year? They have scored seven more points in their first seven games than they did in the first seven games last year. But of course, they have given up 56 more points. Our Take Tosten Burks— Philadelphia will have their top three wideouts healthy for the first time all season, with Reggie Brown expected to play on Sunday with Curtis and Jackson. All three are solid starts against Seattle's third-worst-in-the-league pass defense. Zach Fein—Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, DeSean Jackson, Kevin Curtis, and the Eagles defense: start them all. I'm playing no Seahawks as the Eagles should win easily.