Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles--8:20 PM (THURS)
, WR (PHI)
Reason--With the Eagles trying to end the season on a high note, the team's offense looked much better last week against the Buccaneers. Jason Avant finished Week 14 with seven receptions for 133 yards and he could be heavily involved once again this week, considering the Eagles will have to pass a lot if they want to win this one.
New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons--1:00 PM
, RB (NYG)
Reason--There is a chance that Ahmad Bradshaw may miss Week15 with an ankle injury, and if he does, David Wilson becomes a must-start. The Falcons has had trouble against opposing running backs all season, so if Wilson receives extra playing time, he should put up solid production.
Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens--1:00 PM
, RB (DEN)
Reason--The Ravens defense has allowed 225 rushing yards to opposing running backs over their last two games, as they continue to struggle against the run. Knowshon Moreno is coming off of a huge game in Week 14 and he should have another big one if the current trends continue.
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears--1:00 PM
Reason--The Bears defense is banged up, and will likely be without both Brian Urlacher and Tim Jennings against this weekend. If the Vikings can put up points against this group, then the Packers offense should have a big day at Soldier Field.
Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns--1:00 PM
, WR (CLE)
Reason--The Browns have finally found a No. 1 wide receiver in Josh Gordon after producing in four straight games. Brand Weeden has targeted Gordon at least seven times in each of the team's last four games, and going up against a suspect Redskins secondary, he should be involved heavily once again.
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans--1:00 PM
, RB (IND)
Reason--The matchup may be favorable, but Andrew Luck is a different quarterback outside of the friendly confines of Luca Oil Stadium. In his last three road games, Luck has thrown six touchdowns with seven interceptions, and that trend will likely continue in the biggest game of his young career.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins--1:00 PM
, RB (JAC)
Reason--Despite coming off of a solid game in Week 14, Montell Owens will likely not have the same results against the Dolphins. If you take away the Dolphins last two games, they have allowed just two touchdowns to opposing running backs since Week 1, so the matchup should sway owners in another direction.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints--1:00 PM
, QB (TB)
Reason--In the two team's first game in Week 7, Josh Freeman put up 420 yards on 24-for-42 passing and three touchdowns, and he has a good chance of repeating that output. The Saints allowed four touchdowns to Eli Manning last week, as they continue to struggle against the pass, so expect a big game from Freeman.
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams--1:00 PM
, TE (MIN)
Reason--Outside of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings offense has been horrible since losing Percy Harvin. Kyle Rudolph failed to haul in a catch in Week 14, and that was with a good matchup, so don't expect much this week either.
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals--4:05 PM
Reason--The Cardinals offense has struggled immensely the last few weeks, and the Lions should be able to exploit their weaknesses. Scoring just six points the last two weeks should be a sign for Lions defense owners to go ahead and make the move, but just for this week.
Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills--4:05 PM
, RB (BUF)
Reason--Despite the fact that C.J. Spiller will get the bulk of the carries with Fred Jackson out, the Seahawks have been great against the run this season. The Seahawks have given up just six touchdowns to opposing running backs on the ground this season and just two touchdowns the last four weeks, so if there is a better option, go that way.
Carolina Panthers at San Diego Chargers--4:05 PM
, WR (SD)
Reason--With the emergence of Danario Alexander, Malcolm Floyd has taken a backseat in the Chargers offense. He has scored two touchdowns in the Chargers last two games, but he hasn't been getting enough targets to start him, especially if you are in the playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders--4:25 PM
, TE (KC)
Reason--Over his last four games, Tony Moeaki has started to get involved more in the Chiefs offense and this week, he has a great matchup. The Raiders have allowed a touchdown to opposing tight ends in four of their last five games, so if you need him, start him.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys--4:25 PM
, WR (PIT)
Reason--The Cowboys have struggled defending the pass lately, giving up six touchdowns to opposing wide receivers over their last three games. With Big Ben back under center the Steelers passing game is back on track, which should make for a big day for Mike Wallace and the rest of the Steelers wide-outs.
San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots--8:20 PM
, RB (SF)
Reason--Although Frank Gore has scored a touchdown in two straight games, this week is faced off against the Patriots, who have shown the ability to stop the run. The Niners are also limiting his carries as the season comes to an end to keep him fresh, so there is a chance he disappoints this week.
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans--8:30 PM (MON)
, RB (NYJ)
Reason--This is the first time this season I suggested starting Shonn Greene, but the matchup was hard to ignore. The Titans have allowed a touchdown to opposing running backs in five of their last six games, while allowing three 100-yard rushers, so roll with him if needed.
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