QB- Aaron Rodgers
After coming off of a six touchdown performance on Sunday night, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will continue to roll on Sunday, when they host the Philadelphia Eagles. Rodgers is almost un-stoppable at home, and facing a below average pass defense, Rodgers should be in line for a huge day.
QB- Kyle Orton
The Buffalo Bills have owned the Miami Dolphins the past few years, going 4-1 in their last five games. The Dolphins have shut down their run game, so the Bills will have to rely solely on the passing game. Kyle Orton will have plenty of opportunities to throw the ball on Thursday night. His top weapon Sammy Watkins will be fully healthy, which is a huge boost for the offense. With all of America watching, look for Orton to have a big night and keep the Bills season alive.
RB- Mark Ingram
The Bengals defense is banged up, as they are without their two best linebackers. Mark Ingram is having a career year and should continue his stellar play this Sunday. The Bengals have struggled to stop the run throughout the season, so expect monster numbers from Ingram on Sunday.
RB- Ahmad Bradshaw
The Colts and Ahmad Bradshaw have surprised many this year, as the Colts have one of the league’s most high powered offenses. Bradshaw is a threat in both the run and pass game. The Patriots have had a poor run defense since losing Brandon Spikes, so look for Bradshaw to run all over the field come Sunday.
WR- Antonio Brown
Coming off his worst performance of the year against the Jets, Antonio Brown and the Steelers will bounce back on Monday night when they play in Tennessee. The Titans are mightily struggling, especially on the defensive side of the ball, so look for Brown to get back on track, and have lots of targets on Monday.
WR- Emmanuel Sanders
It took a while, but it finally seems like Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders have found chemistry working together. Each week, Sanders continues to get more and more targets in the red zone, resulting in more touchdowns. When the Broncos travel to St. Louis to face the Rams, look for Sanders to stay hot and torch the Rams secondary for some big plays.
WR- Stevie Johnson
Each week, Colin Kaepernick targets Stevie Johnson more, as he has proven to be a valuable weapon in the offense. In a favorable matchup, Johnson should be effective on Sunday when the 49ers travel to the meadowlands to face off against the struggling Giants. Johnson will be able to work the middle of the field for some big plays come Sunday.
TE- Jimmy Graham
A big game is in line for Saints tight end Jimmy Graham on Sunday. The Bengals have some major holes in the middle of the defense, so look for Brees to pick apart the secondary, and hit Graham early and often.
K- Dan Carpenter
Dan Carpenter has been one of the best kickers in the NFL this season, going 19/21 and an impressive ¾ on field goals over 50 yards. Carpenter will be kicking against his old team, so there is even more reason for him to be motivated.
Def- Pittsburgh Steelers
The Titans offense has started three different quarterbacks this season, and have all gotten the same results. The Titans have been ineffective in both the run and pass game, and straight up lack weapons on offense. Look for Dick LeBeau to dial up many blitzes and make rookie QB Zach Mettenberger as uncomfortable as possible.
QB- Ryan Tannehill
In five career starts against the Bills, Ryan Tannehill is 1-4. The Buffalo Bills have the league’s best defensive line, and will be all over Tannehill on Sunday. It also doesn’t help that the Dolphins starting left tackle, Brandon Albert is out for the season.
QB- Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton will be tested early, as he will be facing the league’s number one ranked defense. The dominant Detroit Lions defense will be forcing Stanton to make fast decisions and will pressure him a lot. Look for the Lions to dial up blitzes early on and make Stanton as uncomfortable as possible.
RB- Arian Foster
Coming off of a bye week, Arian Foster and the Texans face off against a Mike Pettine run defense in the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have been tough to run against all season long, and with the Texans making a questionable change at quarterback, it may be a long day for Foster and the Texans.
RB- Fred Jackson
Coming off of a groin injury, Fred Jackson will have an extremely difficult match-up on Thursday night as the Bills face a defense who has not been kind to opposing fantasy quarter backs. Jackson will be splitting carries with fellow running backs Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown, so don’t expect Jackson to get too many touches.
WR- Golden Tate
A healthy Calvin Johnson means substantially less production and targets for Golden Tate. The tandem of Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie has been effective all season for the Cardinals, so don’t expecting a big day from Tate.
WR- Dwayne Bowe
None of the Chiefs receivers have caught a touchdown pass this season, and don’t expect that streak to end this Sunday. Dwayne Bowe will be lined up against “the best corner in the game” in Richard Sherman, so the Kansas City wide out won’t be seeing many targets his way.
WR- Andre Johnson
The Houston Texans will be starting Ryan Mallet at quarterback on Sunday in Cleveland. Andre Johnson will have a difficult day lining across from pro-bowler Joe Hayden. Johnson won’t be getting many balls thrown his way as Mallet will be under constant duress against a cagey Browns defense.
TE- Travis Kelce
Chief’s rookie tight end Travis Kelce was off to a great start to his rookie campaign until he was essentially shut down against the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday. Kelce will have a difficult match-up, as the Seahawks defense has turned in dominating performances in recent weeks versus tight ends.
K- Chandler Catanzaro
It may be smart to sit Chandler Catanzaro this week when the Cardinals host the Lions. The uncertainty of how effective the Cardinals offense will be with Drew Stanton under centre plays a major role in benching the rookie kicker.
Def- Oakland Raiders
Although the Raiders were able to generate a couple of turnovers against the Broncos, Peyton Manning was ultimately too much to handle. The Chargers offense is fully healthy, coming off of a bye week, so the Raiders will have to wait at least another week to get the first win of the season.