Ryan Mathews vs. Bills
After a hot start to the season, Ryan Mathews fell victim to injury and poor performance that plagued his rookie season. Despite solid play from Mike Tolbert and what seems like a million injuries on the offensive line, Mathews has had two of the better games of his career in the past two weeks.
This week, Mathews has another fantastic matchup against a Bills defense that was gashed by Chris Johnson in Buffalo. While I’m sure many fantasy owners who selected Mathews this year will pass on him in future years, he’s a must start going forward and can help you win a championship, as the Chargers are still fighting for the playoffs.
Willis McGahee vs. Bears
Say what you want about Willis McGahee, but the veteran has had a great season. Passing on DeAngelo Williams in favor of McGahee has been a great decision, as Denver not only saved money on the deal, but have a hard-running veteran who should help this team for a few more years.
Quarterback Tim Tebow threw the football more against the Vikings, but look for Denver to remain a run heavy offense weekly, and that makes McGahee a must start RB-2 as we go through the playoffs.
With Chicago struggling to sustain drives, McGahee should be good for at least 25 touches this week. My only concern for McGahee is that he may get banged up and out of the game, but you’ve got to ride a hot hand at this point in the season.
|3||Arian Foster||at Bengals|
|6||LeSean McCoy (I)||at Dolphins|
|8||Adrian Peterson (I)||at Lions|
|10||Willis McGahee (I)||Bears|
|11||C.J. Spiller||at Chargers|
|14||Frank Gore||at Cardinals|
|16||Michael Turner (I)||at Panthers|
|17||Michael Bush||at Packers|
|19||LeGarrette Blount||at Jaguars|
|20||BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I)||at Redskins|
|21||Marion Barber||at Broncos|
|22||Mark Ingram||at Titans|
|23||Beanie Wells (I)||49ers|
|26||Steven Jackson||at Seahawks|
|27||Darren Sproles||at Titans|
|28||Peyton Hillis (I)||at Steelers|
|31||Ahmad Bradshaw (I)||at Cowboys|
|33||Brandon Jacobs||at Cowboys|
|34||Toby Gerhart||at Lions|
|36||Dexter McCluster||at Jets|
|38||Felix Jones (I)||Giants|
|39||Pierre Thomas||at Titans|
|40||Donald Brown||at Ravens|
|42||Ben Tate||at Bengals|
|43||Kendall Hunter||at Cardinals|