David Nelson WR Bills: With stud WR Stevie Johnson marooned on Revis Island this week, someone is going to have to step up against the Jets. Nelson is the kind of big possession receiver who can be effective against New York. It probably won’t be pretty, but Nelson could come out of this contest smelling pretty nice.
Matt Cassel QB Chiefs: Somehow the Chiefs are starting to beat good teams, so imagine how they might do against a terrible Miami squad this week. Cassel has numerous toys to work with in WRs Bowe, Breaston, and Baldwin, and i expect him to have a field day against a 27th ranked Miami pass defense. Start him with confidence.
Brent Celek TE Eagles: Celek has really come on over the past couple of weeks, and should continue to produce against a Chicago defense that allows the second most points to tight ends in the league. Celek had the most targets on the team against Dallas this week, so even if he doesn’t have the great game he had against them this Sunday, he should still be well worth a start.
Marshawn Lynch RB Seahawks: Seattle is going up against an angry Dallas team this week that excels in stopping the run. If they make any sort of gains on offense it will most likely be through the air. If you have better options at running back, it would be wise to use them this week.
Anquan Boldin WR Ravens: Boldin has been doing pretty well over the past couple of games, but he will be going toe to toe with the Steelers top ranked pass defense this week. Look for the Ravens to test a beatable Pittsburgh run defense by pounding the ball with Ray Rice. Boldin will get looks, but I doubt they will amount to much.
Kellen Winslow TE Buccaneers: In a tough NFC South matchup like this, you can expect the Saints, who are great against tight ends, to snuff out any chances of Winslow going big. Not that there was much chance of that happening anyway.
Colt McCoy QB Browns: Colt hasn’t been the picture of productivity recently, and I don’t expect that to change against a stout Texans defense. Add in the fact that his running back corps is decimated, and you have the makings for a long day for Mr McCoy.