Andre Johnson is back on the top of the fantasy rankings this week after conceding the position to Roddy White for quite some time.
Johnson has been everything we’ve expected of him this season and has had three games of 140-plus yards receiving in his past five with four touchdowns in that span. He will have a chance to prove himself again this week as he’ll match up with Cortland Finnegan, the man who he got into a physical altercation with just a few weeks ago.
Aaron Rodgers’ injury knocks down Packers receiver Greg Jennings a few spots, down to seventh among fantasy receivers. Jennings did catch four passes for 52 yards last week and appears to be Matt Flynn’s favorite target as well, but the talent just isn’t there. Jennings is a big time deep ball receiver and the Packers are unlikely to give Flynn as many opportunities to air it out as they did for Rodgers.
Dwayne Bowe has now gone back-to-back weeks without a single fantasy point, catching just one pass for three yards in his past two games. Matt Cassel’s emergency appendectomy certainly did not help Bowe last week against the Chargers and there’s still no guarantee that he’ll play this week.
With Brodie Croyle at quarterback, the Chiefs’ offense is in complete shambles. Pay attention this week to see which quarterback is going to play this week because there may be a legitimate reason to bench Bowe if Cassel is unable to go.
Wes Welker is back to being a must-start fantasy football option and is all the way up to 10th in the rankings. His streak of four straight 10-plus fantasy point days are largely a product of the unbelievable hot streak that Tom Brady is on and even Deion Branch moves up nine spots this week because of it.
The Patriots offense looks to be perhaps the best in the league right now and Welker’s 36 receptions in five games are the kind of PPR goodness that fantasy owners have come to know and love from their favorite slot receiver.
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