Last week: 10-5 (Week 12)

Overall: 70-94


Six-pack: 28-40-4

Six-pack: Atlanta, Giants, Indianapolis, Seattle, New England, Tennessee


Ravens at Chiefs

You should know that... The Chiefs are 20-1 at Arrowhead Stadium in December since 1995. Larry Johnson has been overshadowed this year by LaDainian Tomlinson, but he's having a very good year in his own right. Johnson has accounted for 1,587 rushing/receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns.

The pick: Ravens (+3)

Falcons at Buccaneers

You should know that... For all the criticism he's taken this year, Michael Vick has been a top-five fantasy quarterback. He's only completing 51 percent of his passes, but Vick has run for six touchdowns. He had just four rushing scores in his previous 20 games.

The pick: Atlanta (-3)

Vikings at Lions

You should know that... It's okay to start Kevin Jones here. I know the Vikings have the league's best rushing defense--allowing less than 59 yards per game on the ground. However, Jones can still be effective in the pass game. He had five catches for 86 yards last week against the Patriots and is fourth among running backs this year with 55 catches.

The pick: Minnesota (+1.5)

Titans at Texans

You should know that... Andre Johnson has cooled down after his hot start this season. The Texans wide receiver had four 100-yard games in the season's first six weeks, but he hasn't had one since. Johnson is the league's 11th-ranked fantasy receiver.

The pick: Tennessee (+1)

Giants at Panthers

You should know that... It appears that Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme will sit this one out with an injured thumb although no official word has been given yet. Delhomme has thrown at least one interception in seven straight games. Meanwhile, if you read my post on Thursday, you saw that I had to decide between Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning in one league this week, and a playoff spot is on the line. I went with Manning, and of course Roethlisberger threw for 225 yards and a touchdown Thursday night. He also ran for a score. I think I'm pretty sure of how this one is going to turn out.

The pick: New York (pick 'em)

Saints at Cowboys

You should know that... Marion Barber leads the NFC with 11 rushing touchdowns. Who knew? The Cowboys running back has five touchdowns in the last four weeks and is a nice start here against New Orleans. Meanwhile, the Tony Romo love-fest is getting a little bit out of control. A letdown has to be coming soon right?

The pick: New Orleans (+7.5)

Bills at Jets

You should know that... Cedric Houston was the man last week for New York, carrying 22 times for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Packers. The Jets' running game has been a mystery all year, but Houston is probably worth a play here against a Bills' run defense that ranks 28th in the NFL.

The pick: Buffalo (+3.5)

Colts at Jaguars

You should know that... Fred Taylor is quietly having a solid year. His 952 rushing yards are good enough for fourth in the AFC. Taylor has rushed for at least 70 yards in seven of his last eight games and is a good start here against the Colts' run defense, which is ranked dead-last in the NFL.

The pick: Indianapolis (-1)

Eagles at Redskins

You should know that... Brian Westbrook has set a career-high with 907 rushing  yards (to go along with 586 receiving yards). He has nine touchdowns on the year and is the fourth-ranked fantasy running back. The key to Westbrook's success has been his ability to stay healthy. He had missed seven total games in 2004 and 2005 but has missed just once this season. And yes, I know I almost definitely just jinxed him.

The pick: Philadelphia (-1)

Raiders at Bengals

You should know that... The Raiders have the league's top-ranked pass defense. Sure, much of that is due to the fact that teams often hold leads on Oakland and run the ball in the second half, but I think it's still worth noting. They'll have to contend with Carson Palmer, who has tossed 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in his last four games.

The pick: Oakland (+11)

Patriots at Dolphins

You should know that... Laurence Maroney is out for the Patriots. The New England rookie had three touchdowns in his first four games this season, but has scored just once in his last eight.

The pick: New England (-3.5)

Packers at 49ers

You should know that... Brett Favre is the eighth-ranked fantasy quarterback, but he's struggled over the last two weeks. Against the Jets and Seahawks, he threw two touchdowns and five interceptions. The 49ers' defense has given up 20 passing touchdowns this season.

The pick: Green Bay (+4)

Seahawks at Cardinals

You should know that... Darrell Jackson quietly leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns with nine. Matt Hasselbeck struggled last week with 168 yards and a touchdown. But look for him and Jackson to both have good games against the league's 29th-ranked pass defense.

Seattle (-3)

Broncos at Chargers

You should know that... If you are a fantasy owner who has LaDainian Tomlinson and aren't going to make the playoffs, you should just quit. No, I'm serious. Find another hobby. The Chargers running back has accounted for 28 total touchdowns on the season. Think about it. If you get 28 TDs from your TWO starting running backs, you're in good shape. In all three of my leagues, the regular season champ has Tomlinson. Coincidence? I think not.

Denver (+7)