Percy Harvin, WR, MIN – Harvin has been great the last couple of weeks. He has proven his worth as an impact player on that offense and I think he will still have a ton of upside even if Peterson returns. He wouldn’t quite be a top 10 guy though because of all the carries that he sees with Gerhart carrying the load.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA – Lynch is the hottest back in the NFL at the moment and he is almost sure to run over the Rams as well this week. St. Louis is ranked dead last in the league in rush defense and the Seattle offense has not had any consistency until Lynch started stepping up 5 weeks ago. This is probably his last week of considerable production given the match ups coming up down the road.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET – Stafford faces off against the Vikings this week, who have allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. I am expecting big things from both Stafford and Calvin Johnson and just in time for the playoffs.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL – Last week Felix Jones was given a chance again to be the difference maker that they hoped for and it was against a soft Cardinals rush defense. This backfired big time on Dallas and I think Jason Garrett will have to go back to using Murray as the feature back. New York has allowed some big rushing performances recently and Murray is the Cowboys’ best chance to take sole possession of the division lead this week.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN – If you own Green, you wouldn’t be caught dead benching him. The match up is rough but at this point you can’t care. He has managed at least one big play in every game and has been one of the most consistent and productive receivers in the league this year. He deserves his top 10 status and there are no match ups that will bring him below that mark at this point.
Mike Wallace, WR, PIT – Wallace faces off against Joe Haden this week. On top of that, Ray Rice created a pretty solid blue print for dismantling the Browns on the ground. I fully expect Pittsburgh to keep the ball on the ground like most teams do. To provide some stats, the Browns are only allowing an average of 11.7 fantasy points per game and are the only team that have allowed less than 100 receptions to be made against them.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB – The Buccaneer offense needs Blount to provide balance and even then they haven’t been great this year. Try to leave Blount for a flex play this week as we aren’t sure whether or not Freeman is going to be there this week.
Eric Decker, WR, DEN – Decker has been pretty good for his fantasy owners since Tebow took over. Last week Thomas stepped up and scored twice as Decker didn’t do much and this week, the Bears are the opponents for Tebow and yardage will be at a premium. I wouldn’t be too shocked to see this game end 10-7. Tebow and McGahee are about the only offensive players from this game worth a start.
Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ – Greene is a really good RB2 this week but people are really over reacting to last week and I want to be clear. Even with the favorable match up he is no more than an RB2.