Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins vs. Bills. Despite Daniel Thomas' return, Bush has remained a fixture in the Dolphins backfield with his solid running and receiving. Buffalo has trouble defending both, so look for more strong returns from the multitalented back.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants vs. Eagles. Get the bruising workhorse back in your lineup for another game without Ahmad Bradshaw. The Giants will look to stick a fork in the Eagles on Sunday night, and Jacobs is sure to do a lot of the damage against the Birds' mediocre run defense.
Earl Bennett, WR, Bears vs. Chargers. Now that Bennett has fully recovered from his early-season chest injury, he has reclaimed his role as Jay Cutler's go-to receiver. San Diego doesn't yield a lot of receiving yardage, but the Chargers have coughed up 17 passing TDs to date. Bennett is a good bet to find the end zone for the second time in three weeks.
Mike Williams, WR, Buccaneers at Packers. Among the most disappointing players in Fantasyland this season, Williams continues to get an abundance of targets in the Bucs passing game. Those opportunities should finally pay off against a secondary that is yielding the second-most fantasy points to opposing receivers.
More thumbs up (excluding the no-brainers): QBs Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, John Skelton, and Eli Manning; RBs DeMarco Murray, Michael Bush, James Starks, Jonathan Stewart, Maurice Morris, and Marshawn Lynch; WRs Mario Manningham, Laurent Robinson, Jordy Nelson, Denarius Moore, Brandon Marshall, Victor Cruz, Brandon Lloyd, Percy Harvin, and Vincent Brown.
Roll 'em back
Cam Newton, QB, Panthers at Lions. As poorly as the Lions played last week, they held Jay Cutler to just 123 passing yards without a touchdown. Newton is coming off a disaster of his own, and things won't get any easier in Detroit. Rest the rookie if you possibly can.
Beanie Wells, RB, Cardinals at 49ers. Strangely, the Cardinals have found more success lately leaning on John Skelton's arm than Wells' legs. His balky knee surely has something to do with that; but in any event, the pendulum is unlikely to swing back this week when Wells and Company face the league's top run defense.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Buccaneers at Packers. He fell flat against Houston's top-tier run defenders last week, and he'll face another stingy unit Sunday that benefits when opponents are forced to abandon the run early. Since Blount rarely contributes as a receiver, he's unlikely to play a significant role in this matchup.
Stevie Johnson, WR, Bills at Dolphins. Johnson injured his shoulder last weekend, but is expected to suit up for this divisional contest. Unfortunately, Ryan Fitzpatrick has been off his game lately, while Miami hasn't allowed a scoring pass during its two-game win streak. Johnson is a risky bet on the road.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles at Giants. His team is in disarray, he's chirping about his contract and last week's harsh discipline, and he will probably be trying to catch passes from Vince Young.
More thumbs down: QBs Michael Vick, Joe Flacco, Sam Bradford, and Josh Freeman; RBs Mike Tolbert, Cedric Benson, Daniel Thomas, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Chris Ogbannaya, Ryan Torain, and Roy Helu; WRs Jeremy Maclin, Steve Breaston, Torrey Smith, Sidney Rice, and Greg Little.
Taking a flier
Kendall Hunter, RB, 49ers vs. Cardinals. Though it appears Gore is on track to play Sunday despite his gimpy knee and ankle, Hunter will see plenty of action, and possibly the bulk of the workload.
Don't be the bonehead who . . .
. . . risks a goose egg while holding out hope for Vick to play Sunday night with his broken ribs. He'll undoubtedly be a game-time decision, but his late time slot means your backup options will be limited. You don't want to be stuck with Young, either.
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