Last week was a solid one for my fantasy surprises as Michael Bush had a very productive game, while Brandon Lloyd and Brent Celek both had solid production. There are no byes this week so everyone’s fantasy teams are going to be at full force. With that being the case, if your team is going to win this week, chances your team is going to have to score a lot of points.
QB: Christian Ponder vs Packers:
If you are in desperate need of a quarterback this week or your league starts two, Ponder makes for a very intriguing option. He has looked very impressive in his two starts and goes up against a Packers defense that allows their fair share of passing yards. If the Vikings get down early, Ponder should get the green light to throw a ton. Based on the volume of attempts along with his sneaky scrambling ability, he could be in for a big week. Expect around 250 total yards and two touchdowns.
RB: Jonathan Stewart vs Titans:
The Panthers don’t run nearly as much as they should considering the talent in their backfield. However, Stewart has become the better option over the past few weeks. He now goes up against a Titans defense that has had some struggles against the run. Expect around 90 total yards and a touchdown.
WR: Laurent Robinson vs Bills:
With Miles Austin out for the next few weeks, most of the defensive attention will go to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Robinson has been very productive when he has played though recording 368 yards and two touchdowns along with two games over 100 yards. The Bills secondary is vulnerable so if Tony Romo’s top options are covered, Robinson should be looked to early and often. Expect around 80 yards and a touchdown.
TE: Brandon Pettigrew vs Bears:
Pettigrew gets lost in the shuffle when talking about the Lions offense but he is one of their most valuable pieces for not only his receiving ability but his blocking as well. The Bears struggle against tight ends and Pettigrew should take advantage as one of his two touchdowns this year was against the Bears. He is definitely worth starting this week and is an excellent option in points per reception leagues. Expect around 60 yards and a touchdown.
K: Alex Henery vs Cardinals:
Henery was spoken highly of in fantasy circles before the season but it’s hard for him to live up to expectations when the players who create his opportunities don’t. Henery has a very favorable matchup against a struggling Cardinals defense and a strong showing could get him right back in those good graces. Expect around three field goals and three extra points.
DEF: Jaguars vs Colts:
The total sacks and interceptions may not show it, but the Jaguars have been a very good defense this year. Now they take on the rival Colts who are starting a mistake prone quarterback in Curtis Painter. This could be the week where they put it all together. Expect around four sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.