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T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincin nati at Kansas City -- Housh mandzadeh (39 catches, 360 yards, five touchdowns) has quietly become Carson Palmer's favorite target. In the past two games, he has 22 catches for 241 yards and two touchdowns.


STARTING NOD -- Kurt Warner, Ari zona vs. Carolina: Fantasy owners were wrestling for his free-agent rights this week.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Brian Griese, Chicago; Tom Brady, New England; Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Matt Schaub, Houston; Daunte Culpepper, Oak land; David Carr, Carolina.


STARTING NOD -- Willis McGahee, Ravens vs. St. Louis: Look for the Rav ens to try to win the game with McGahee providing a workhorse ef fort. The Rams rank 28th against the run and have yielded six rushing touchdowns in their past three games.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Ronnie Brown, Miami; Larry Johnson, Kan sas City; Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Cedric Benson, Chicago; LaMont Jordan, Oakland; DeShaun Foster, Carolina.


STARTING NOD -- Randy Moss, New England at Dallas: Moss (34 catches, 551 yards, seven touchdowns) wins out over Terrell Owens in the battle of flamboyant wide receivers.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Braylon Edwards, Cleveland; Nate Burleson, Seattle; Laveranues Coles, New York Jets.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Patrick Crayton, Dallas; Ronald Curry, Oakland; Marques Colston, New Orleans.


STARTING NOD -- Jason Witten, Dallas vs. New England: Expect the Cowboys to be throwing a lot to Wit ten (29 catches, 407 yards, four touch downs) against the visiting Patriots.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Antonio Gates, San Diego; Kellen Winslow, Cleveland; Greg Olsen, Chicago.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Randy McMi chael, St. Louis; Marcus Pollard, Seat tle; Bubba Franks, Green Bay.


STARTING NOD -- Nate Kaeding, San Diego vs. Oakland: The Chargers offense appears back on track.


STARTING NOD -- Ravens vs. St. Louis: The Rams' patchwork offense will be no match for the Ravens at M&T; Bank Stadium.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Edgerrin James, Arizona: 26 carries, 88 yards; one catch, 9 yards.

Quarterback -- Tony Romo, Dal las: 29-for-50, 309 yards, two touch downs, five interceptions, one fum ble lost.

Running back -- Larry Johnson, Kansas City: nine carries, 12 yards, five catches, 3 yards.

Wide receiver -- Larry Fitzge rald, Arizona: nine catches, 136 yards, one touchdown.

Tight end -- Dallas Clark, India napolis: seven catches, 49 yards, one touchdown.

Kicker -- Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh: three extra points.

Defense -- Tennesse: two intercep tions, one returned for touchdown; two sacks.

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