1) Josh Freeman, QB Tampa Bay Bucs (@GB) – Joshy washy twinkle toes had a pretty good showing last year, prompting many to grab him up in this years draft only to be left wondering what happened. While he has had a couple good games this year, Freeman has been throwing way too many picks and can’t be relied on from game to game. This week vs the Packers (who have given up plenty of fantasy points to opposing QB’s) Freeman will have his hands full, as the Pack are coming off a great defensive game against the Vikings. He’s also is playing with a nagging thumb injury. If you have another option at QB, even say Carson Palmer, sit him.
2) Beanie Wells, RB Arizona Cardinals (@S.F.) – Beanie boy has been one tough mutha this season. He’s put up some good numbers against some decent defenses, while injured! This week though, Beanie boy takes his busted knee to Niner-land, who’ve given up the least fantasy points to opposing RB’s this season. YIKES! I’m a fan of backup QB John Skelton, but this week is just too risky to start his running back.
3) Nate Burleson, WR Detroit Lions (vs CAR) – Burleson had himself a good game last Sunday, getting 9 targets for 8 catches and 83 yards. You shouldn’t be fooled though. The last game Burleson had that was anywhere near those numbers was back in week 2 vs the Chiefs. This Sunday brings the Carolina Panthers, who are quietly a pretty good pass defense giving up the 28th most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. QB Matt Stafford will be looking primarily to Megatron and his 2 tight ends. Until Burleson puts up consistent numbers, you can’t risk a start.
4) Ed Dickson, TE Baltimore Ravens (vs CIN) – Dickson is a similar case to Burleson, as he had himself a great game at Seattle scoring 2 TD’s. Dickson is definitely more of a pass catching tight end, but Flacco just hasn’t been able to put the ball in his hands consistently. This Sunday vs the Bengals, Dickson will have a tough time as they’ve given up the 26th most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Bengals CB Leon Hall will be out, leaving most of the work to WR Anquan Boldin, and returning WR Lee Evans.
1) Tony Romo, QB Dallas Cowboys (@WASH) – Tony “hot pants’ Romo is riding high on the horse these days. He’s finally injury free, throwing twice as many TD’s to INT’s, and has himself a great running game to keep defenses honest. The Redskins aren’t a bad pass defending team, so it won’t be a cake walk for Romo but he will have a good game this Sunday and I would expect big fantasy numbers.
2) Reggie Bush, RB Miami Dolphins (vs BUF) – Reggie Bush may have finally found redemption in the Miami backfield. He’s now the unquestioned starting RB, staying in on 3rd downs and the all-important plays in the red zone. He’s a double threat, racking up points rushing and catching. This Sunday against a struggling Bills rush defense, Bush will get plenty of opportunity to have this his 3rd good game in a row.
3) Jordy Nelson, WR Green Bay Packers (vs T.B.) - Jordy has moved from that guy on Star Trek with that hair braid looking thing over his eyes, to Packers stud wide receiver. Nelson had 2 touchdowns last week, tying him with Greg Jennings for the team lead at 7. This Sunday the Bucs come to Green Bay, and the Pack should run wild all over Tampa Bay. Nelson will no doubt get in on the excitement.
4) Fred Davis, TE Washington Redskins (vs DAL) – ‘Ol Freddie is just about the only the going for the ‘Skins this year. He already has a career high 587 yards (3rd most in NFC) and this Sunday vs the Cowboys, who will no doubt run over the Redskins, should still find himself the prime target. The Cowboys are giving up the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, so Davis should have plenty of opportunity to shine.