Last week: 7-9

Overall: 88-108


Six-pack: 34-46-4

Six-pack: Kansas City, Giants, Denver, Seattle, Indianapolis, New England


Chiefs at Raiders

You should know that... Larry Johnson ripped the Chiefs' offense after Kansas City lost to the Chargers last week. Johnson has been the second-best fantasy running back this season, but it looks like he'll come up short of his 2005 performance when he totaled 2,093 rushing/receiving yards and 21 touchdowns. Johnson is at his best when he feels like he has something to prove. Look for a monster game out of him against Oakland.

The pick: Kansas City (-7)

Titans at Bills

You should know that... Lee Evans has quietly become a top-10 fantasy receiver this season. He's scored in consecutive games for the first time all season and has totaled 70 catches for 1,081 yards (both career-highs) and six touchdowns.

The pick: Tennessee (+4.5)

Saints at Giants

You should know that... As poorly as Eli Manning has played for much of this season, his numbers look like they'll be similar to what he put up in 2005. Last year, he tossed 24 TDs and 17 INTs. Manning's thrown 22 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2006. The problem is he hasn't improved, and the Giants are in danger of missing the playoffs.

The pick: New York (-3)

Panthers at Falcons

You should know that... Michael Vick is coming off a four-touchdown performance against the Cowboys last week. He's been a top-five fantasy quarterback this season by rushing for 990 yards and tossing 19 touchdowns.

The pick: Atlanta (-6)

Redskins at Rams

You should know that... There's a good chance Ladell Betts will rush for 100 yards for the fifth straight game against St. Louis' 31st-ranked rush defense. Meanwhile, look for big games from Marc Bulger and Torry Holt against the league's 22nd-ranked pass 'D.' Bulger has been inconsistent this season, but overall he's had seven 300-yard games, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The pick: St. Louis (-2)

Colts at Texans

You should know that... After getting off to a decent start this season, David Carr has been awful in the second half. The Texans quarterback has tossed just one touchdown in his last eight games and is averaging less than 100 yards in his last three games.

The pick: Indianapolis (-9.5)

Ravens at Steelers

You should know that... Willie Parker has been phenomenal this season, piling up over 1,500 rushing/receiving yards to go along with 14 touchdowns. He's put together consecutive 100-yard games for the first time all season, but don't expect a monster game against a Baltimore defense that has given up a league-low five rushing touchdowns.

The pick: Baltimore (+3.5)

Buccaneers at Browns

You should know that... This might be the year's worst game so let me take this time to wish readers a happy and safe holiday weekend. And good luck to those of you in fantasy championships.

The pick: Cleveland (-3)

Bears at Lions

You should know that... Chicago has given up 58 points in the last two weeks to Tampa Bay and St. Louis. Last week, the Bears needed overtime to get past the Buccaneers. And yet, Chicago is the NFC favorite to make the Super Bowl. I'm done trying to figure out this NFL season. By the way, Jon Kitna has put up good yardage numbers this season, but he leads the NFL with 21 interceptions.

The pick: Chicago (-5.5)

Patriots at Jaguars

You should know that... Fred Taylor is out for Jacksonville with an injured hamstring, meaning Maurice Jones-Drew will get all the carries. Jones-Drew has had an outstanding rookie season with over 1,000 rushing/receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. New England's rush defense ranks fourth in the NFL.

The pick: New England (+3)

Cardinals at 49ers

You should know that... Anquan Boldin probably didn't deserve a Pro Bowl spot. He has fewer catches, yards and touchdowns than Terrell Owens but still got the nod. Boldin has been unable to match last year's totals of 102 catches, 1,398 yards and seven touchdowns. He's scored just one touchdown in his last eight games.

The pick: San Francisco (-4)

Bengals at Broncos

You should know that... Rudi Johnson is third in the AFC with 11 touchdowns. He's reached double-digit TDs for the third straight season and needs 268 yards over the final two games to reach the 1,400-yard mark for the third straight time.

The pick: Denver (-3)

Chargers at Seahawks

You should know that... Philip Rivers looked like a first-year starter last week, going 8-for-23 for 97 yards and a pair of interceptions against the Chiefs. He has thrown for more than 160 yards just once in his last four games

The pick: Seattle (+4.5)