Fantasy lineup

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Tom Brady, New England vs. Philadelphia -- Never has there been more of a sure thing in fantasy football than Brady, who has thrown for 3,059 yards and 38 touchdowns in the Patriots' 10-0 start. The Eagles' defense won't stop him.


STARTING NOD -- Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle at St. LouisThe Seahawks are relying more on the pass and Hasselbeck. He has thrown two touchdown passes in each of the past five games, racking up 300-plus yards in three of them.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Eli Manning, New York Giants; Kurt Warner, Arizona; Derek Anderson, Cleveland.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Matt Schaub, Houston; Jason Campbell, Washington; J.P. Losman, Buffalo.


STARTING NOD -- Willie Parker, Pittsburgh vs. MiamiLook for Parker to bounce back from a sluggish performance in a loss to the Jets. He has 925 rushing yards, but has just two rushing touchdowns this season.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Maurice Morris, Seattle; Jamal Lewis, Cleveland; Steven Jackson, St. Louis.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati; Jesse Chatman, Miami; Frank Gore, San Francisco.


STARTING NOD -- Andre Johnson, Houston at ClevelandJohnson returned from a sprained knee last week and didn't miss a beat: six catches, 120 yards, one touchdown. He has posted 100-plus receiving yards in all three games he has played this season and has at least one touchdown in each.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Braylon Edwards, Cleveland; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Donte Stallworth, New England.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Lee Evans, Buffalo; Chris Chambers, San Diego; Bernard Berrian, Chicago.


STARTING NOD -- Kellen Winslow, Cleveland vs. HoustonWinslow (52 catches, 767 yards, four TDs) has stayed healthy and been productive for the surprising Browns.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Heath Miller, Pittsburgh; Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants; Owen Daniels, Houston.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Vernon Davis, San Francisco; Greg Olson, Chicago; L.J. Smith, Philadelphia.


STARTING NOD -- Josh Brown, Seattle at St. LouisBrown has connected on 11 field-goal attempts in the past four games and hit four against the Rams in the teams' first meeting Oct. 21.


STARTING NOD -- New England vs. PhiladelphiaWhile the Patriots' offense receives most of the attention, the league's third-ranked defense has been a consistent fantasy source with 29 sacks and 12 forced turnovers.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia: 32 carries, 148 yards.

Quarterback -- Carson Palmer, Cincinnati: 37-for-52, 329 yards, two TD passes, four interceptions.

Running back -- Joseph Addai, Indianapolis: 21 carries, 72 yards, one TD; four catches, 34 yards.

Wide receiver -- Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona: eight catches, 93 yards, one TD.

Tight end -- Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants: five catches, 41 yards.

Kicker -- Jeff Wilkins, St. Louis: 2-for-2 field goals, one extra point.

Defense -- Pittsburgh: one interception, three sacks.

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