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Edgerrin James, Arizona at St. Louis -- James has re-emerged as a must-start running back with 354 yards and three touchdowns this season. The Rams have allowed 157 rushing yards per game and yielded seven TDs on the ground.


STARTING NOD -- Tony Romo, Dal las at Buffalo. Look for another big outing from Romo on Monday night with the Cowboys facing the Bills' pass defense, which ranks last in the league.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Eli Man ning, New York Giants; Vince Young, Tennessee; Brett Favre, Green Bay.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Philip Rivers, San Diego; Joey Harrington, Atlanta; Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay.


STARTING NOD -- Larry Johnson, Kansas City vs. Jacksonville: After struggling early, Johnson appears to have returned to form and should build on last week's 123-yard effort vs. San Diego.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Sammy Morris, New England; Joseph Addai, Indianapolis; Willie Parker, Pittsburgh.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo; Jamal Lewis, Cleve land; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville.


STARTING NOD -- Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at St. Louis: Fitzgerald (26 re ceptions, 315 yards) has five TDs against the Rams in his six career games. Expect the Cardinals to look his way more with fellow receiver Anquan Boldin (hip) possibly out.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Donald Driver, Green Bay; Brandon Marshall, Denver; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Vincent Jackson, San Diego; Braylon Edwards, Cleve land; Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay.


STARTING NOD -- Dallas Clark, Indi anapolis vs. Tampa Bay: Who would have thought that after four games Clark (19 catches, 251 yards, four touchdowns) would have as many TDs as wide receivers Marvin Harris on and Reggie Wayne combined?

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Jason Witten, Dallas; Chris Cooley, Wash ington; Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Randy McMi chael, St. Louis; Kellen Winslow, Cleveland; Bubba Franks, Green Bay.


STARTING NOD -- Jeff Reed, Pitts burgh vs. Seattle: Reed is 9-for-9 on field-goal attempts and 12-for-12 on extra points.


STARTING NOD -- Tennessee vs. At lanta: Coming off a bye week, the Ti tans will be rested and primed to feast on the Falcons.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Brett Favre, Green Bay: 32-for-45, 2 TDs.

Quarterback -- Carson Palmer, Cincinnati: 21-for-35 234 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs.

Running back -- Joseph Addai, In dianapolis: 19 carries, 136 yards, 1 TD; three catches, 10 yards.

Wide receiver -- Chris Cham bers, Miami: two catches, 21 yards.

Tight end -- Jason Witten, Dallas: six catches, 71 yards, 1 TD.

Kicker -- Adam Vinatieri, India napolis: one FG, five extra points.

Defense -- Dallas: one INT, three sacks.

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