Matthew Stafford vs. Packers
After a horrible performance against the Bears, Matthew Stafford rebounded against the Panthers with 335 yards and five touchdown passes, as the Lions scored 49 points. In a huge game on Thanksgiving, I’m sure the Lions will try to run the football, but if the Lions win this game it will be on Stafford's throwing arm.
With Aaron Rodgers on the other side of the field, this promises to be a back-and-forth game, with highlight plays throughout. That said, the Packers have struggled over the years in Detroit, but expect a high scoring as Stafford rolls up over 300 yards and two or more touchdowns.
Josh Freeman @ Titans
Finally, Josh Freeman put a fantasy worthy stat line together against the Packers last week, but I don’t trust him enough to recommend him as a starter, except in deep leagues. The Buccaneers head out to Tennessee to face a suspect Titans team that looks like a playoff team one week and then one of the five worst teams in the league the next.
Let’s see if Freeman can throw for up to 250 yards and a couple of scores in this one. If so, he would start to garner more attention in fantasy circles for the stretch run. In all likelihood, this will be a low-scoring defensive game where LeGarrette Blount pounds the football often.
|1||Aaron Rodgers (I) ||@ Lions|
|2||Cam Newton||@ Colts|
|4||Eli Manning||@ Saints|
|5||Ben Roethlisberger||@ Chiefs|
|6||Matthew Stafford (I)||Packers|
|7||Tom Brady||@ Eagles|
|10||Tim Tebow||@ Chargers|
|14||Christian Ponder||@ Falcons|
|16||Josh Freeman||@ Titans|
|18||Sam Bradford (I)||Cardinals|
|20||Alex Smith||@ Ravens|