Without Reggie Bush, New Orleans has focused more on the passing game, so look for Colston to eclipse the 100-yard mark for the second straight week and score two TDs. He gets top fantasy billing.
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Houston. After watching Marvin Harrison whiff on two potential TDs, I anticipate two things: fewer balls will be going his way and more will be headed towards Wayne.
In that game last week, Wayne hauled in a 65-yard TD and broke the 100-yard mark. In this one, I think he has a chance to get deep on multiple occasions so look for him to go for 100+ yards and 2TDs.
In this division battle in the Northwest, look for his stellar play to continue as Arizona attacks Seattle through the air. I anticipate him getting 100 yards and a TD.
4. Terrell Owens vs. Washington Redskins. Normally I don’t endorse No. 81, at least not of late. But, Tony Romo should return this Sunday and will have a profound effect on the receivers’ numbers.
The Skins feature a strong defense, but look for the Cowboys to have used its time off (for the bye) to design new ways to get their top play maker more involved and we see TO performing well on prime time TV. 100 yards and 1 TD.
With CB McAllister out in the Ravens’ secondary, I like Manning to go up top and locate Plaxico on a number of throws. I see him getting 75 yards and a TD.
2. Santonio Holmes vs. San Diego Chargers. Did anyone see the Chargers’ tackling on the pass to Tony Gonzalez in the first half? He caught the ball, shook off a would be tackler, and then roamed down the sidelines for a 34-yard TD.
Since San Diego still has no plan for pressuring the QB, look for Big Ben to sit back there and locate his receivers all day long. I see him also getting about 75 yards and one TD.
Other favorable match-ups:
1. Santana Moss vs. Dallas Cowboys. With Clinton Portis 50/50 as to whether he will play, look for Jim Zorn to call a more pass heavy offense, which will bode well for Moss. The Cowboys’ secondary is a weak link this season and Moss has a chance to exploit it on Sunday.
2. Calvin Johnson vs. Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers boast one of the top defenses in the NFL, Johnson is a freak that can’t be stopped. Even in last week’s blowout loss to Jacksonville, he still managed to haul in two passes for 92 yards. Regardless of who is at QB, Jon Kitna, Daunte Culpepper, etc., this guy performs.
3. Lee Evans vs. Cleveland Browns. Evans and his Bills teammates are embarrassed and looking forward to a strong performance this Monday Night while the Browns just gave up 400+ passing yards to Jay Culter and Co. Make sure you start Evans this week.