Fantasy lineup

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LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego at Kansas City -- Tomlinson had 154 total yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs earlier this season and accounted for two touchdowns in both meetings last season.


STARTING NOD -- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati: Look for Roethlisberger to bounce back playing in better playing conditions and against the Bengals' defense.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Derek Anderson, Cleveland; Kurt Warner, Arizona; Tom Brady, New England.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Jon Kitna, Detroit; David Garrard, Jacksonville; Eli Manning, New York Giants.


STARTING NOD -- Steven Jackson, St. Louis vs. AtlantaA healthy Jackson is a big lift to fantasy owners with the playoffs approaching.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia; Frank Gore, San Francisco; Reggie Bush, New Orleans.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Travis Henry, Denver; Fred Taylor, Jacksonville; Warrick Dunn, Atlanta.


STARTING NOD -- Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Tampa BayHe has shaken off an early sophomore slump with consistent play over the past five games, catching 42 passes for 584 yards and four touchdowns.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Wes Welker, New England; Braylon Edwards, Cleveland; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Javon Walker, Denver; Lee Evans, Buffalo; Kevin Curtis, Philadelphia.


STARTING NOD -- Chris Cooley, WashingtonSeven of his 46 catches have been for touchdowns this season.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Kellen Winslow, Cleveland; Antonio Gates, San Diego; Dallas Clark, Indianapolis.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Eric Johnson, New Orleans; Greg Olsen, Chicago; Tony Scheffler, Denver.


STARTING NOD -- Phil Dawson, Cleveland at Arizona: Dawson has hit six of seven field-goal attempts in his past two games and turned into a must-start kicker because of the Browns' success on offense.


STARTING NOD -- New England at RavensThe Patriots showed vulnerability in Sunday's close win against Philadelphia. That won't become a habit.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Tom Brady, New England: 34-for-54 380 yards, one TD.

Quarterback -- Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle: 21-for-38, 249 yards, one TD, one interception.

Running back -- Willie Parker, Pittsburgh: 24 carries, 81 yards, one catch, 8 yards.

Wide receiver -- Andre Johnson, Houston: three catches, 37 yards.

Tight end -- Kellen Winslow: 10 catches, 107 yards, one TD.

Kicker -- Josh Brown, Seattle: 1-for-3 field goals, three extra points.

Defense -- New England: three interceptions, one sack.

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