Bulger and the Rams were booed out of their own stadium last week after their 34-13 loss to Arizona. Bulger threw two costly interceptions and was extremely erratic, completing just 16-of-33 passes for 186 yards. The Jets rank 24th against the pass, so Bulger should have better success on the road, but he needs a healthy Steven Jackson in the lineup to have any success and that's not a guarantee this week.
Jackson was again hampered by his quadriceps injury and was limited to seven carries for 17 yards last week vs. Arizona. Head coach Jim Haslett said that Jackson must practice at least one day this week if he's going to be part of the game plan on Sunday. Look for Jackson to grit it out this week and start, but the Jets rank fourth against the run so this is a bad matchup all the way around. Be careful with him.
Pittman filled in for Steven Jackson last week, but was limited to 12 yards on 10 carries, while adding 15 yards on four receptions. Keep him way low on your bench if Jackson starts as expected. Even if Jackson doesn't start, Pittman is a tough matchup play against the fourth ranked Jets' run defense.
Holt caught his first TD pass in six games last week in the fourth quarter of the 34-13 blowout against Arizona, finishing with six catches for 58 yards. He's still a worthy play in this offense, but his fantasy value has been greatly diminished because the Rams just don't have enough other options to keep teams from double-teaming Holt. Look for another rough week, but Holt will come through with a TD catch.
Avery was limited to three catches for 26 yards last week as the Cardinals gave him full respect by putting their No. 1 corner on him, not Holt. Let's see if the Jets do the same thing this week. If not, look for Avery to have a better game against a defense that ranks 24th in the NFL vs. the pass.
The Rams sorely lack a third wideout in this offense and that's part of the overall problem. Stanley caught his first NFL pass last week, a remarkable 80-yard TD catch that showed good athletic skills. He's not fantasy worthy, but that was still a great highlight catch.
The Rams also lack an effective tight end in this passing offense as Klopfenstein just isn't getting it done. He had one catch for three yards last week and now has just four catches on the season for 21 yards. Forget about him.
The Rams have just six interceptions on the season, but the good news is that they're going up against Brett Favre, who already has thrown 12 interceptions. He should be good for at least one wild throw this week.
For the second time in three weeks, Favre failed to throw a TD pass as his little dinks and dunks keep the chains moving but does little for fantasy owners. He did complete 19-of-28 passes for 201 yards last week at Buffalo with just one silly interception, but he now has just three TD passes in his last four games. Fortunately, he faces a Rams' pass defense this week that ranks 28th, allowing 246.2 yards per game, so he's a worthy start. Expect much better numbers in this easy win.
Jones rushed 12 times for 69 yards and a TD in last week's 26-17 win at Buffalo as he now has scored five TDs in the last four games. He also had a season-high six catches for 38 yards as he finished with 107 total yards. The Rams rank 29th vs. the run (155.5 yards per game) and have allowed 12 rushing TDs on the season, so look for Jones to have a big game at home this week.
Washington was limited to just nine touches last week at Buffalo, rushing seven times for only 13 yards and catching two passes for 42 yards. He's tough to start in fantasy football because he's not guaranteed a role in any given game, but he's still fun to watch when he gets the ball in his hands. Expect no more than 10-12 touches this week again.
Cotchery has now gone four straight games without a TD catch as he's failed to score in six of the Jets' first eight games. He had six catches for 62 yards last week at Buffalo, but he just can't get in the end zone. Look for that to change this week as the Rams have already allowed 12 TD passes and Favre will get a few more this week.
Since his 3-TD reception game against Arizona in Week 4, Coles has caught just one TD pass. He was limited to just three catches for 40 yards last week at Buffalo as he was targeted just five times. Don't lose faith in him, however, as this is an ideal matchup this week at home and Coles will benefit from it.
Stuckey failed to catch a pass for the second time in the last four games and isn't a recommended play this week even with the favorable matchup at home. The Jets will run the ball often this week, limiting Stuckey's value.
Keller had two catches last week at Buffalo for 19 yards, giving him six catches in the last two games. He's not fantasy worthy yet, but at least he's emerging at the top receiving tight end among the three-headed monster.
Feely scored a season-high 14 points last week at Buffalo as he won the game with four FGs. All were under 40 yards, but they still count. Look for another good game this week at home vs. a weak Rams' defense.
CB Abraham Elam turned the game around last week at Buffalo with a 92-yard interception for a TD. It was the Jets' third TD off of an interception and their 29 sacks are among the league leaders. This is a very formidable fantasy defense in 2008 that should add to their totals against a disappointing Rams' offense.