Vince Young (Titans) at Jaguars: The Jags have already allowed four games of 295+ yards of passing. Young is coming off one of his better games of the season, throwing two touchdowns against the Cowboys. Last week, Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdowns against the Jags.
Eli Manning (Giants) vs. Lions: Manning has another favorable match up and should have his fourth multi-touchdown game of the season. Last week against a poor Texans secondary, he threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns. Through the first four games of the season the Lions allowed eight passing touchdowns. Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has emerged as one of the top fantasy wide receivers this season. He leads the NFC in touchdowns (6) and is third in yards (409).
Honorable mention: Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) vs. Browns
Sleeper start: Chad Henne (Dolphins) vs. Packers
Matt Ryan (Falcons) at Eagles: Matt Ryan had a juicy match up in Cleveland last week but only threw for 187 yards and one touchdown. He is a very streaky fantasy quarterback and the Falcons will look to establish the run. Michael Turner rushed for a season high 140 yards last week .
Matt Hasselbeck (Seahawks) at Bears: The Bears have been one of the best defensive units against the pass. They have allowed just two passing touchdowns in five games. Hasselbeck has thrown for under 200 yards in two games and lost WR Deion Branch in a trade to the Patriots. Head Coach Pete Carroll said he expects newly acquired RB Marshawn Lynch to play a major role in his debut.
Honorable mention: Aaron Rodgers (Concussion, may not play)
Michael Bush (Raiders) at 49ers: With Darren McFadden sidelined, Bush excelled last week, rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown. He received 26 carries and also caught three balls for 31 yards. The Niners have allowed the second most receptions (36) and receiving yards (302) to running backs. San Francisco has allowed 384 rushing yards the past three weeks. DMC is expected back this week, but Raiders coach Tom Cable confirmed that Bush is the starter.
Ryan Torain (Skins) vs. Colts: Torain made his first career start for the Skins last week. He carried the ball 16 times for 40 yards (2.5 ypc) and had four catches for 27 yards. While his yards per carry was not impressive he should find more room to run on Sunday night. The Colts ravaged by injuries have allowed 109+ rushing yards in four games this season.
Honorable mention: Shonn Greene (Jets) at Broncos
Sleeper Starts: Brandon Jacobs (Giants) vs. Lions and Mike Hart (Colts) vs. Skins
Peyton Hillis (Browns) at Steelers: The most rushing yards the Steelers have allowed to opposing running backs is 66, to the Ravens in Week 4. Peyton Hillis sat out of practice today due to a thigh injury. The Browns traded RB Jerome Harrison to the Eagles for RB Mike Bell. Browns RB James Davis could also see carries if the thigh injury limits Hillis.
Marion Barber (Cowboys) at Vikings: Barber has been a fantasy zombie and saw his role decrease last week. He received just six carries and rushed for a meager 19 yards. He is averaging 3.6 yards per carry and has three receptions. Felix Jones will see the bulk of the touches in the offense. Jones set season highs last week with carries (15), rushing yards (109) and receptions (4).
Honorable mention: Justin Forsett (Seahawks) at Bears