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Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: Ryan has been an absolute beast so far this season, recording at least two touchdowns in each of his five games. Ryan has 1,507 yards passing, 13 passing touchdowns with only three interceptions; he has been consistent and is clearly a top-five fantasy quarterback. His matchup this week is favorable to say the least; the Oakland Raiders have been embarrassing in pass defense this season, giving up an average of 283 yards per game while giving up nine passing touchdowns and have no interceptions on the season. The Raiders are ranked 28th in the league, ahead of only New Orleans, New England, Washington and Tampa Bay respectively.
Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers: Our second favorite QB this week is not Brady or Rodgers but a dark horse from the bay area, Smith should put up monster numbers this weekend. He is the highest rated passer in the league this season and the reason I have him on this list is because the Giants pass defense has been awful and he is red hot. If Brandon Weeeden can throw for 290 yards and 2 TDs against the Gmen’s secondary, than Smith should be able to duplicate his effort that he had against the Bills. Look for him to have consecutive 3TD and a 300+ yards game.
Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons: Oakland really doesn’t match up too well against the Falcons but then again not many teams do. White has 31 receptions for 481 yards and suspect Matt Ryan will be looking White’s way a lot this weekend against the Raiders, as he has been nearly unstoppable so far this season with Julio Jones drawing the double coverage.
Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings: The Redskins are horrible against the pass and Harvin seems to be getting better by the week. Harvin has 38 receptions, which is tied for the league lead with Wes Welker and his total will increase significantly this week against a very poor Redskins secondary. The dynamic wide out should be able to get 8 catches and over 100 yards.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs: Even without Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn should have no problem being able to find Bowe as Tampa Bay as been defenseless against the pass this season – they are giving up 270 yards to receivers per game this season. Bowe will get good numbers in spite of the former golden domer’s quarterback play, as he is the only true weapon besides Jamal Charles.
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals: Fitzgerald had a big game last week even though Kevin Kolb was constantly on the ground; expect an even bigger game from Fitzgerald this week. Besides one game early this season in which he caught only one ball he has put up great numbers in every other game. Buffalo hasn’t been very good on the defense after spending a ton of money in the offseason (see Alex Smith from last week). Kolb rally has no other options as Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts have struggled with drops.
Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders: McFadden is the only real threat on the Raiders so expect him to get a ton of touches versus the Falcons. What’s surprising is that Atlanta has given up 142.6 yards on the ground and given up five 20+ yards runs. If the Falcons get up early he will still catch 5-7 balls out of the backfield this week and should have 150 yards of total offensive.
Arian Foster, Houston Texans: Even with an improved defense, we still expect Foster to get a lot of touches and should be able to get over 125 yards against Green Bay’s weak front seven. Foster is a safe choice as with Ben Tate nursing a sore toe he shod be a workhouse back and play 3 downs.
Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers: Ryan looks like he is back to form and 100% healthy after he ran all over the New Orleans Saints, and caught balls out of the backfield. Furthermore, his receiving skills pushed Jackie Battle back to the bench and made him the number one back again. The Broncos defense is a lot better than the Saints but I still expect Mathews to have another monster game, given what the Pats RB’s did to that defense last week.
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