Sunday, December 11, 2011
Roy Helu: He's had back-to-back 100-yard games and has scored a touchdown in both. Despite the constant wonder of Mike Shanahan's weekly decisions, it appears that Helu is the man right now in Washington. He'll take on the Patriots today, not a worrisome matchup for his owners.
Dez Bryant: Miles Austin might return this week, but Bryant is still bound to get in the end zone at any time. He has three touchdowns in the past four weeks, and last season in two games against the Giants he scored three times. By the way, the Giants rank 29th in pass defense. That should make you feel good about this matchup.
Marshawn Lynch: Did you watch Lynch last week against the Eagles? If you did, you should have no problem putting him in your starting lineup this week. He crushed Philly for 148 yards and two TDs in Week 13, and this week he faces the Rams, who rank dead last in stopping the run. Start Lynch and have fun watching him explode today.
Michael Crabtree: Seven catches for 120 yards, that's what Crabtree did in his first game against the Cardinals this season. Look for the same kind of production today against Arizona's 25th ranked pass defense. Crabtree had 96 yards and a touchdown last week, so hopefully Alex Smith can get his No. 1 wideout into the end zone even more this week.
Reggie Bush: The former Heisman winner (can we still call him that?) has actually come on strong in the second half of the 2011 season, and he now has five touchdowns in his past five games. As mentioned above, the Eagles could not figure out how to slow down Marshawn Lynch last week, so Bush has a good chance to keep his momentum going today.
Dwayne Bowe: Let's face it owners, you really don't want to have many starters from the Chiefs these days. This week doesn't get any better, as they face the New York Jets. Bowe will be on Revis island, but even if he wasn't, he still has Tyler Palko throwing to him. Do yourself a favor, find a new receiver for this weekend.
Cedric Benson: It's not like Benson has been a fantasy stud this year, but Week 14 is going to look even worse for him. The Bengals face the Houston Texans, who wield the fourth ranked run defense in the league. They only allowed 44 yards to Michael Turner last week. Look elsewhere for RBs.
Beanie Wells: Another terrible matchup for a running back, Wells faces the 49er's top ranked run defense this week. When the Cardinals faced off against San Fran in Week 11, Wells had just 8 carries for 33 yards. Arizona might be quick to abandon the run again this time around, but even if they don't, expect Beanie to gain minimal yardage throughout the game.
Posted by Alex Welch at 9:25 AM