Delhomme has only nine TD passes in eight games thus far, but he should delight in watching film of the Raiders, who rank 18th against the pass and have given up a league-high 16 TD passes. Even though the Panthers will ground out a win this week, look for Delhomme to beat the Raiders deep a few times, just like Matt Ryan of the Falcons did last week when he threw for 201 yards and two TDs.
Williams is coming off his second 100-yard rushing game of the season as he led the Panthers to a 27-24 win over Arizona in Week 8 with 108 yards rushing and a TD. He now goes against a weak Raiders' rush defense that ranks 30th in the NFL, allowing an incredible 157.6 yards per game. Look for Williams to top the century mark again as he is a must start for Week 10.
The rookie has had less than 15 yards rushing in two of the last three games, but this week's matchup against a Raiders' run defense that has allowed 12 TDs on the ground (second most in the NFL) is a favorable matchup. He won't get more than a dozen carries this week, but look for a goal-line score as the Panthers roll to an easy win.
Smith has been a dominant force since serving his two-game suspension to start the season, posting 96 yards receiving or more in his last five games. He's had three straight 100-yard games and is averaging 5.5 catches and 102 yards per game with a total of four TDs. The Raiders rank 30th in the NFL against the pass and there is no way they will be able to stop Smith this week.
Muhammad hasn't caught a TD pass in the last three games and is just a marginal fantasy play with Steve Smith dominating the offense. Still, the Raiders rank 30th in the NFL against the pass and Muhammad should have good success against this bad team, maybe even finding paydirt again.
Russell is way in over his head right now as he proved last week against Atlanta when he completed just six-of-19 passes for 31 yards. This offense is a shambles and it starts with the QB, who should be watching instead of playing right now. Don't even consider playing him this week as the Panthers rank 11th in the NFL vs. the pass and they will bring enough pressure to rattle this youngster once again.
Fargas was limited to just 23 yards on six carries last week against Atlanta as the Raiders finished with just 77 total yards, their worst output since 1961. Fargas still hasn't scored a TD this year and hasn't topped 75 yards rushing since Week 1, but he's still their best offensive weapon. Give him one more start as the Raiders try to move the ball on the ground this week.
McFadden was inactive for the second straight week with his turf toe injury and Michael Bush was the backup, but he finished with minus two yards rushing against Atlanta on three carries. The Raiders desperately need McFadden back in the lineup to ignite this offense, but he will be a game-time decision again. He's a risky play even if he does get 10-12 carries.
Walker was the only Oakland wideout last week to have a catch and his lone reception went for seven yards. How bad is that? He leads all wideouts with 13 catches for 169 yards in three games. Forget about him and all of the other Oakland WRs as the Panthers will shut them down again.
Schilens failed to catch a pass last week vs. Atlanta and isn't a recommended play this week either as the Panthers rank 11th in the NFL vs. the pass. He's the team's best deep threat, but he has little value with Russell at QB.
Miller leads the Raiders with 22 catches for 321 yards, which is a sad, sad testament to this Raiders' passing offense, which ranks 31st in the NFL. He's a decent play this week as it's obvious that Russell doesn't have the patience to sit in the pocket and throw accurately downfield.