By Zac Bellman
Special to the Tribune
Peyton Manning (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville – Remains at the top because he’s a virtual lock for at least 3 TD’s and 250 yards, but be wary of the fact he will likely get pulled.
Jay Cutler (Bears) vs. New York Giants – Playing much more consistently this season, and the good news is that the Giants aren’t bringing any pressure with only five sacks this year.
Tony Romo (Cowboys) vs. Washington – Coming off a banner day in a shootout with Peyton Manning, Romo faces a Redskins secondary that has given up 1,068 yards and eight TD’s in three games against NFC QB’s.
Robert Griffin III (Redskins) at Dallas – Dallas has given up three 400-yard games in five total games and RG3 has passed for over 300 in three out of four thus far.
Andrew Luck (Colts) at San Diego – Should be a bright Monday Night Football debut for Luck against a Chargers defense that has given up the second most fantasy points to QB’s.
Aaron Rodgers (Packers) at Baltimore
Alex Smith (Chiefs) vs. Oakland
Drew Brees (Saints) at New England
Cam Newton (Panthers) at Minnesota
Joe Flacco (Ravens) vs. Green Bay
Phillip Rivers (Chargers) vs. Indianapolis
Tom Brady (Patriots) vs. New Orleans
Russell Wilson (Seahawks) vs. Tennessee
Matt Schaub (Texans) vs. St. Louis
Eli Manning (Giants) at Chicago
Adrian Peterson (Vikings) vs. Carolina – Reclaims the top spot after his bye week even though he faces a tough Carolina defense.
LeSean McCoy (Eagles) at Tampa Bay – The Bucs have not allowed a rushing touchdown yet this season, but expect that to change against “Shady” and the Eagles.
Matt Forte (Bears) vs. New York Giants – Very likely that the Bears could get up on the Giants early meaning plenty of carries for Forte.
Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) vs. Oakland – Strong historically against the Raiders and has a touchdown rushing or receiving in every game this year.
Demarco Murray (Cowboys) vs. Washington – Should see more touches than last week at Denver and has a nose for the end zone in two out of his last three games.
Knowshon Moreno (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville
Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) vs. Tennessee
Arian Foster (Texans) vs. St. Louis
Reggie Bush (Lions) at Cleveland
Trent Richardson (Colts) at San Diego
Danny Woodhead (Chargers) vs. Indianpolis
Bilal Powell (Jets) vs. Pittsburgh
Fred Jackson (Bills) vs. Cincinnati
Chris Johnson (Titans) at Seattle
Frank Gore (49ers) vs. Arizona
Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville – May not get to 100 yards this week if he’s pulled early but he has four TD’s in three home games so he’s a strong starter.
Torrey Smith (Ravens) vs. Green Bay – Just eating up the yards right now and the Packer secondary should allow him to feast once again this week.
Jordy Nelson (Packers) at Baltimore – Saw 64 snaps last week and is catching 76% of the passes thrown his way so good PPR value especially.
Victor Cruz (Giants) at Chicago – If the Giants are forced to play catch-up again Cruz should see more than eight targets again this week.
DeSean Jackson (Eagles) at Tampa Bay – Darrelle Revis should wear him down a bit, but I like Jackson’s chances to gain separation whether Michael Vick or Nick Foles lines up under center.
Reggie Wayne (Colts) at San Diego
Pierre Garcon (Redskins) at Dallas
Dez Bryant (Cowboys) vs. Redskins
Brandon Marshall (Bears) vs. New York Giants
Anquan Boldin (49ers) vs. Arizona
Andre Johnson (Texans) vs. St. Louis
Wes Welker (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville
Randall Cobb (Packers) at Baltimore
Alshon Jeffery (Bears) vs. New York Giants
T.Y. Hilton (Colts) at San Diego