By Troy Jefferson
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Josh Freeman (Buccaneers Quarterback)
Josh Freeman has been sensational the last three weeks. The Buc’s QB has thrown for a combined seven touchdowns since Week 8 in Minnesota. Freeman has a 98.2 QB rating this season and has a favorable matchup this week. The Carolina Panthers are 16th in passing yards allowed and Freeman hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 6.
Trent Richardson (Browns Running Back)
There is only one way Cleveland can win against Dallas on Sunday… running the ball. Trent Richardson is the lead dog in Cleveland and when healthy has produced. Richardson has touched the ball 152 times this season, 127 carries more than the next closest guy. The former Alabama running back can also be a difference maker catching the ball with 31 receptions this season. I expect Trent Richardson to get the ball early and often in Big D.
Danny Amendola (Rams Wide Receiver)
Amendola is back from his collarbone injury and looked great vs. San Francisco. The undersized receiver is Bradford’s favorite target. Amendola had 12 passes thrown his way last week leading the team. Danny Amendola caught 11 passes in San Fran for 102 yards and will be able to exploit the Jets defense on Sunday.
Cecil Shorts (Jaguars Wide Receiver)
Cecil Shorts has two 100-yard receiving games in the last three weeks. Shorts is the Jaguars only weapon and whenever he has the ball in his hands there’s a chance for a touchdown. If one of your top guys is on a bye week then this guy could be a capable fill in.
Philip Rivers (Chargers Quarterback)
Rivers has rolled the dice a little too much this year. The former Wolfpack signal caller has thrown 12 interceptions and has fumbled the ball six times this year. Rivers has been a turnover machine and the Broncos are in the top half in passing yards allowed.
Santana Moss (Redskins Wide Receiver)
Moss had a great matchup two weeks ago against Carolina and only caught one pass for two yards. Santana Moss isn’t the deep threat he used to be and without Garcon in the lineup defenses have keyed in on the Miami native.
Mike Wallace (Steelers Wide Receiver)
It’s no secret that the Steelers passing game is going to take a huge hit this week with Byron Leftwich playing for the injured Ben Roethlisberger, and Wallace along with the other Steelers WR’s are going to pay for it. Look for Wallace, who had an amazing TD catch a week ago between his legs, to be awfully quiet vs the Ravens on Sunday night.