Garcia has been incredibly efficient since returning to the starting lineup in Week 5 as he has completed better than 72 percent of his passes in five of his last six games. He completed 23-of-30 passes for 255 yards in the 19-13 win over Minnesota last week and he now faces a Lions' pass defense that ranks 23rd in the NFL and has allowed 16 TD passes, second highest in the NFL. He's still a marginal fantasy choice each week, but he should have good success this week on the road.
Dunn carried the load last week against Minnesota once Earnest Graham was injured and he was solid, rushing for 53 yards on 20 carries and adding another 65 yards on four receptions. Dunn is expected to carry the load again this week and he should have good success because the Lions rank dead last against the run, allowing over 170 yards per game. The Panthers just ran for 264 yards against Detroit, so start Dunn and get ready for some big results.
Askew could take on a more significant role in the running game now that Graham is out for the season with an ankle injury. Askew could be a worthy free agent pickup this week because Cadillac Williams isn't ready yet to step into the backup HB role just yet, but it's unlikely that he's the long-term solution. Let someone else take the gamble and stick with Dunn if you have him.
Bryant has emerged as the new No. 1 target in this offense as he now has 25 catches in his last four games for 334 yards and two TDs. Last week vs. Minnesota, he had five catches for 59 yards. He now faces a Lions' defense that has given up over 230 yards per game and almost two passing TDs per game, so start him again.
Clayton still doesn't have a TD reception this year and he wasn't much of a factor last week vs. Minnesota, catching just three passes for 36 yards. He's just not worth waiting for any longer, so move on.
Galloway played sparingly last week vs. Minnesota and was held without a catch. He now has just four catches in three games since returning from a foot injury and you can tell that he's frustrated. Leave him on your reserve roster until he's completely healthy, which may not happen anytime soon.
With Alex Smith sidelined with an ankle injury, Stevens stepped in and caught a team-high six passes for 84 yards last week against Minnesota. He set up the tying TD with a 43-yard catch to the goal-line and was solid the entire game. He should see action again this week, but he's tough to start on a regular basis.
Bryant had four field goals in the 19-13 win over Minnesota last week and he just missed a fifth one late in the game. He remains among the league leaders with 91 points through 10 games and he should have another good game this week.
The Bucs' defense won last week's game against Minnesota as it limited the Vikings to just 210 total yards, while forcing two fumbles and five sacks. This is an ideal matchup for the Bucs this week as it should get plenty of pressure and turnovers from QB Daunte Culpepper.
Culpepper shook off the rust and played much better in his second appearance with the Lions, throwing for 207 yards, a TD and two INTs, while rushing for one TD in the 31-22 loss at Carolina. He definitely sparked the Lions' offense, but his two picks were reminiscent of the old Daunte. He's still not a worthy fantasy QB and his struggles could continue this week against the Bucs' top-5 pass defense.
Smith has been solid the last two weeks as the primary back, accumulating 250 yards in total offense. Last week at Carolina, he registered his first career 100-yard game, rushing for 112 yards on 24 carries, while adding 23 yards on two receptions. He looks solid and is a worthy start each week going forward, but be forewarned that the Bucs are tough against the run and nothing will come easily this week.
Johnson has been on fire since the Lions traded Roy Williams to the Cowboys, catching TD passes in five of his last six games. He added to that last week at Carolina as he caught a 29-yard TD strike from Culpepper and finished with six catches for 65 yards. He has a tough matchup against Tampa Bay this week, but the good times will continue to roll for C.J. owners.
McDonald still isn't a worthy fantasy play yet, but as the No. 2 wideout in this offense he is getting more targets than at anytime this season. He caught just three passes for 30 yards last week at Carolina, but in his last four games he's caught 18 passes for 200 yards. Expect similar results this week vs. Tampa Bay.
With Furrey sidelined, the Lions went with a lot of two TE sets last week at Carolina and Gaines finished with two catches for 21 yards. He's not fantasy worthy even with more playing time and he won't top those numbers this week.