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Jay Cutler - The Bears face off against the 29th ranked Tennessee Titans pass defense. I would never recommend leaning on Jay Cutler as your weekly fantasy starter but if you have Tom Brady on a bye this week you could do much worse. I do think this game will be much more competitive than people think so don’t worry about the Bears running out the clock.
Darrius Heyward-Bey - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank 31st in the league against the pass and just traded away one of their best defensive backs (Aqib Talib was suspended anyway) The Raiders like to pass (13th in the league as of this writing) and this one could be a shoot out.
Reggie Bush - Reggie has been unspectacular lately but he should get back on track this week against the woeful Colts rush defense (currently 27th against the run) There have been some rumbling that this is now a time share but make no mistake Reggie Bush is still the feature back in Miami. He will reassert himself in week 9.
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Fred Jackson / CJ Spiller - This one may seem obvious with the Houston Texans only giving up 83 yards per game on the ground and 0 touchdowns to opposing running backs but some may have no better options. If you have any options at all you must consider them. There is a very real chance neither running back goes over 50 yards and praying for a touchdown seems foolish. Look elsewhere this week.
Benjarvis Green-Ellis - Coming off the bye he may have shaken out the cobwebs. We’ll find out on Sunday when the Bengals face the stout Denver defense. The numbers have the Broncos ranked 15th against the run but this Denver defense is on fire and will have their ears pinned back. I bet the run gets taken away from the Bengals sooner than most think in this one.
Eli Manning - This Pittsburgh defense still has some gas in the tank and ranks number one in the league against the pass through 8 weeks. That said they really haven’t faced a strong quarterback hitting on all cylinders yet either. Since Eli is not hitting on all cylinders right now he should be hitting your bench.
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