WR, Mike Sims-Walker Rams vs Ravens
The Ravens’ weakness is their secondary and they are banged up, they have allowed a 100 yard receiver in each of the first two games. With Danny Amendola out for the Rams last week, Walker was targeted with 11 passes in their loss to the Giants. With the fact that the Rams will not be able to run on the Ravens, Sam Bradford could throw 40 passes, it all adds to a solid day for Walker.
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis at Bills
Green-Ellis has scored or had at least gained 100 yards in his three games against the Bills. Buffalo is allowing 5 yards a carry, and Green-Ellis has scored in both games this year. The Bills offense is better, but their defense has not improved by much.
RB Brandon Jacobs at Eagles
Jacobs has never had a big day against the Eagles, but Philadelphia is soft against the run, allowing 146 yards a game and 5.3 yards a carry. The Giants want to establish the run and should able to, giving Jacobs 15-20 touches.
RB Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Browns
The Dolphins are desperate for a win and to get the run game going. Thomas had eighteen carries for 107 yards against Houston moving Reggie Bush back to his receiver first role. Cleveland is back at the bottom third in the league against the run, allowing 124 yards a game, this should be a tight game, Thomas will get around 25 carries for the day.
RB DeAngelo Williams Panthers vs Jaguars
Williams had just thirteen yards rushing against the Packers. The Panthers have come out throwing their first two games and will again. Jonathan Stewart is a better receiver out of backfield and is more suited to a Cam Newton guided offense than Williams, that and the fact the Jaguars allow just over 70 yards a game rushing should keep Williams on your fantasy bench.
RB Darren McFadden, Raiders vs Jets
McFadden is the key to the Raiders offense, the Jets know that and are good enough to focus on and contain him. The Jets allow just 88 yards a game on the ground, and below 3.5 yards a carry. They will force the Raiders to beat them throwing.
QB Tony Romo, Cowboys vs Redskins
Kudos to Romo for the game he had last week, playing with the rib and lung injury. He will play this week, and his throwing motion will be awkward because of the injury and the flak jacket he will have to wear. The combination of Miles Austin not playing and a Redskin pass defense that is allowing just 235 yards a game, will keep Romo from having a good fantasy start. He has averaged just one touchdown pass his last three games against the Redskins.
QB Kyle Orton Broncos at Titans
New Titan defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, a former all pro defensive back with the LA Rams has been a master at disguising his pass defense the first two weeks of 2011. They completely frustrated Joe Flacco last week, intercepting two passes. They allow just 172 yards a game, and the one touchdown pass they have given up was a screen play. Orton’s top receivers from 2010 are hurting Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal, while WR Eric Decker played well last week, there are not enough play makers in the Denver passing game to overcome the solid Titan pass defense this week.