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Last Week: 26 carries, 100 yards, TD
Leshoure got the opportunity to carry the rushing load last week and he didn’t disappoint. This week he will face a Vikings defense that ranks12th vs. run, but with Matthew Stafford possibly sidelined for the week, back-up quarterback Shaun Hill will depend on Leshoure to help open up the passing game. Anywhere from 17-20 carries will be plenty enough for the Lions running back to make a significant impact this weekend.
Tashard Choice, RB, Bills
Last Week: Browns: 20 carries, 91 yards
Choice is expected to get the majority of the carries in Buffalo this week with both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson recovering from injuries. Choice is a 5th year back-up running back who is trying to prove something. He finally gets his opportunity this week at home vs. rival New England Patriots. With a potential job on the line, Choice is a must start.
Devery Henderson, WR, Saints
Last Week: 4 catches, 53 Yards
After missing a week from injury, Henderson was installed back in the Saints line-up last weekend and looked sharp. The only problem that Henderson faces is his teammates, as Drew Brees is renown for spreading the wealth around. Last year in Green Bay, Henderson caught 6 passes for 100 yards, including 29-yard touchdown in the 42-34 shootout. With the potential of the Saints being 0-4 or the Packers starting 1-3, both Brees and Rodgers should be at their very best.
Robert Meachem, WR, Chargers
Last Week: 4 catches, 43 yards
Meachem has had an abysmal start to his career in San Diego. Having caught 2 passes for 49 yards in the opener and then laying a goose egg in week 2. The newly acquainted Charger has been struggling to find his role in the offense so far. Rivers and Meachem ought to discover the chemistry vs. Chiefs secondary that ranks 22nd vs. opposing wide receivers.
Scott Chandler, TE, Bills
Last Week: 2 catches, 22 yards
Chandler started the season off by scoring two touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season. He has established himself as the second red-zone target in the passing game behind Steve Johnson. With a lousy week 3 showing, Chandler has the chance to find the goal line yet again as he did a year ago ( 2 catches, 10 yards, TD) vs. Patriots (24th ranked vs. pass) in Buffalo.
Top Defense: Cardinals Defense
Last Week vs. Eagles: 5 sacks, 3 FF, 1 TD
Cardinals defense has been a surprise thus far in the 2012 season, as well as being one of just three teams remaining that are undefeated. This success can most be attributed to the Cardinals defense presenting havoc on opposing quarterbacks. With twelve sacks and five forced fumbles in three games played, Arizona will go as far as their defense will take them.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
Last Week: 14 carries, 24 yards
Needless to say Chris Johnson is not the same CJ2K we all use to know. With only 45 yards rushing on the entire season from 33 rushes is beyond miserable. Facing what most believe to be the very best defense in the league, Johnson should struggle yet again continuing his streak for being one of the biggest two year busts in fantasy history.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears
Last Week: 183 passing yards, INT
Cutler’s been a fantasy nightmare as of late. In his past two games combined he has a total of five interceptions, no touchdowns and 309 passing yards. In week 1, 333 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, interception vs. Colts. Which Cutler will show up Monday when the Bears face the 2nd ranked defense vs. pass in Dallas is the looming question that remains.
Last Week vs. Seahawks: 14 points allowed, 1 sack
Packers defense had a strong outing in arguably one of if not the most controversial games called of all-time. Green Bay faces a tough task this week as they will play the 0-3 New Orleans Saints. Brees will be eager to win as he ever has in a regular season game, when they take on the 1-2 Green Bay Packers Sunday. This has shoot-out potential written all over it.
Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets
Last Week: 9 catches, 147 yards
Holmes has been productive all year as of late. In week 1, four catches and 68 yards. In week 2, three catches for 28 yards and a touchdown. This week Holmes faces one of the toughest secondaries in the game, San Francisco. 8th against the run and 13th vs. pass, the Niners defense is bound to cause problems for any number one receiver they face, week in and week out.
Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers
Last Week: 7 catches, 98 yards vs. Giants
Most of Olsen’s seven grabs he had from last Thursday nights game was in garbage time, as the Giants dominated from start to finish. The Falcons linebacking core has done a tremendous job of stopping the opponents starting tight end each week ( Falcons rank 7th vs. pass). Their most recent victim, holding stud tight-end Antonio Gates to three receptions for twenty-two yards last week. This game will be a lot closer than the last one the Panthers played. Carolina will be forced to run a lot more in order to slow down one of the most balanced offensive attacks in football.
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