Every Thursday, That Fantasy Guy looks at some of the best and worst fantasy football plays of the week in the Fantasy Forecast.
LINE 'EM UP
QB – Marc Bulger, Rams: Will the real Titans defense please stand up? Tennessee's young secondary faces its toughest test to date in Bulger, who gets to play on his home turf for the first time this season.
RB – Julius Jones, Cowboys: Jones held his own in tough matchups against the Chargers and Redskins, a good sign heading into Sunday's game with the Niners. Don't listen to Julian Peterson -- the Cowboys will romp in this one after their complete collapse on Monday night.
WR – Michael Clayton, Buccaneers: Sure as the Lambeau tundra is frozen, the Green Bay pass defense is a favorite whipping boy once again. The Pack has given up five TD passes through two games, and Clayton is overdue for his first touchdown of the season.
TE – Ernie Conwell, Saints: Conwell had a forgettable effort against the Giants with two drops, including one in the end zone, but he'll bounce back against the Vikings, who have given up three TE touchdowns in two games.
K – Adam Vinatieri, Patriots: The Steelers are the only team in the NFL that hasn't surrendered a field goal this season, but that will change this week with Vinny kicking at least two.
DEF – Cincinnati Bengals: Cincy leads the league with 10 takeaways. If the Bengals can make Daunte Culpepper look that bad, imagine what they can do to Kyle Orton.
SIT 'EM DOWN
QB – Michael Vick, Falcons: Even on a good day, Vick isn't always a great play. His iffy hamstring combined with a matchup against the Bills top-ranked pass defense make him a no-brainer for the bench this week.
RB – Ahman Green, Packers: Green hasn't topped 100 yards since Week 10 last season, a streak of eight games, and he has just 1 TD in that span. If he couldn't get it going against the Browns last week, I don't like his chances against the resurgent Bucs defense.
WR – Laveranues Coles, Jets: Coles found the end zone last week, but his chances of a repeat look slim against a Jags defense that kept Peyton Manning in check in Week 2.
TE – Jeremy Shockey, Giants: Shockey loves playing in prime time, but San Diego has already put the clamps on Jason Witten (1 catch, 12 yards) and Jeb Putzier (1-16).
K – Rian Lindell, Bills: Lindell ranks among the top-scoring kickers after two games with his six field goals, but the Falcons don't figure to give him many looks this weekend.
DEF – New York Giants: The G-Men have been a surprise source of points with seven sacks and eight takeaways in two games, but they're due for a letdown against the desperate Chargers.
Byes: Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Washington
- New York Giants
- Atlanta Falcons
- Buffalo Bills
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Dallas Cowboys
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Michael Vick
- Cleveland Browns
- Minnesota Vikings
- New Orleans Saints
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Tennessee Titans
- New England Patriots
- New York Jets
- Washington Redskins
- Jason Witten
- Michael Clayton
- Peyton Manning
- Daunte Culpepper