Must Starts:1. fantasy wise. 100+ yards and 2 TDs.
2. Anquain Boldin/Larry Fitzgerald vs. St. Louis. It’s really a toss-up here for which receiver will put on a dominant performance this Sunday vs. the Rams. Heck, it could be both. Edgerrin James and the running game has not been much of a factor of late so the Cards have been forced to move the chains through the air. Look for both of these receivers to put up at least one score (in what we think will be a high scoring football game) and each break the 75-yard plateau.This guy has been difficult to endorse of late but it appears that he’s finally ready to move past his childish behavior and get back to playing some football. The media has been all over him; even the original LT, the great Giants LB, came out yesterday and said no one is above the team in a Daily News article. If this message has reached the star receiver, then look for him to come back in a big way vs. the Cowboys and their depleted secondary. It’s true Dallas manned up last Sunday and played a solid game vs. Tampa, but it’s really not hard to do when the opposing team (Tampa) chooses to dink and dunk all day and never take a shot down the field. Against the Giants they won’t be so fortunate. Look for NY to once again establish its running game from the get go and then call Burress’ number early and often. 90 + yards and 1TD.
4. Andre Johnson vs. Minnesota. For as well as Johnson has been playing of late, it’s impossible to keep him off a must start list. He’s put up over 100 yards in four consecutive games and taken a few of those passes into the end zone. If he were a RB, we’d suggest sitting him against this tough Minnesota defense, but since he’s a receiver, he’s a top option. Pass defense is one area that this team struggles and we like #80 to put up another strong day fantasy wise with 100+ yards and 1TD.
2. Brandon Marshall vs. Miami. The Dolphins have a very strong defense against the run but are susceptible vs. the pass. This plays right into Denver’s hands as they are good in the passing dept but not so much in the running game. With TE Tony Scheffler back this weekend, it means teams won’t be able to cheat their safety over to help out vs. Marshall and that’s why we see him getting back to putting up solid fantasy numbers this Sunday. 100 yards and one, maybe two scores.