Hasselbeck is still rusty after returning from a knee injury and in his two starts since then he's thrown five interceptions compared to three TDs. He completed only 12-of-24 passes last week vs. Washington for 103 yards and two costly interceptions, although he did have two TD passes. It will only get tougher this week as the Cowboys rank 11th vs. the pass and have a fierce pass rush that will give Hasselbeck all kinds of trouble. Keep him on the bench this week and let him work off the rust there.
Jones would like nothing better than to go back to Dallas and put a big hurt on the big D and head coach Mike Holmgren will give him that chance by starting him this week ahead of Maurice Morris. Jones had just two carries for 21 yards last week as he was dealing with a calf injury, but he's apparently good to go for this Thursday. Look for the motivation to be high but the production to be modest as the Cowboys are still a very formidable foe with a run defense that ranks 10th in the NFL.
The Seahawks started Morris ahead of Jones last week vs. Washington and he came through with 103 yards on 14 carries and 10 yards and a TD on three receptions. But head coach Mike Holmgren has decided to give Jones the start this week, hoping that revenge is a strong motivating tool. Look for Morris to get few carries on Thanksgiving vs. the Cowboys in a reserve role.
Branch's second game since his return from injury was a stinker as he caught just one pass for 11 yards vs. Washington on Sunday. He was targeted five times, but Hasselbeck was off the mark most of the time. Keep him on your bench for now as this offense is painful to watch.
The return of Hasselbeck hasn't helped Engram at all as he was limited to just two catches for 34 yards last week. He was targeted four times, but his fantasy value has plummeted this year and there's no reason to think anything will change this week at Dallas. Keep him on your bench.
Robinson is a viable third option in this offense, but the Seahawks just don't target him enough to make him even a bench player. He had one catch for 14 yards last week and should remain on your league's waiver wire.
The rookie TE caught his first TD pass in five games last week, catching a 10-yard fourth-quarter strike from Hasselbeck. It was his third TD catch of the season as Carlson is proving to be a respectable red zone target.
Mare missed a FG from 50-plus yards last week vs. Washington and finished with only 5 points. He now has scored just 15 points in his last four games and isn't worthy of a spot on anyone's fantasy roster.
Romo struggled early last week against San Francisco thanks to his injured pinkie, but he really turned it on after that and finished with 341 yards passing and three TDs. He hit Terrell Owens often with the deep pass as he completed 23-of-39 passes. Romo is back to being a top fantasy QB and he should put up solid numbers again this week against a Seahawks' pass defense that ranks 31st in the NFL. Expect BIG numbers again this week from Romo.
Although Barber failed to reach the end zone for the third time in his last four games, he did top 100 total yards with another good receiving day. He rushed for only 59 yards on 19 carries, but added 50 yards on seven receptions to help teams in Point Per Reception leagues. Barber will find paydirt this week as the Seahawks rank 22nd against the run, so keep starting the Barber-ian.
With Felix Jones now out for the year, Choice is the backup to Barber. He had six rushes for 18 yards last week and added two catches for 14 yards. He's a worthy insurance policy for the fantasy playoffs if you have Barber on your team.
Owens torched his old team as expected last week, beating the Niners with seven catches for 213 yards and a TD. He caught a beautiful 75-yard TD strike in the second quarter and added a 52-yard bomb in the second half. He now faces a brutal Seahawks' pass defense that ranks 31st in the NFL. Look for another big game from T.O., who of course loves the national TV spotlight on Thanksgiving Day.
It's obvious that the Lions got the best of this deal for Williams as he's no longer even a worthy fantasy play each week. Williams had three catches for 36 yards last week vs. Tampa Bay and could surprise this week against a poor Seahawks' pass defense. But don't plan on it.
Crayton caught his first TD pass since Week 6, catching a 10-yard strike last week vs. San Francisco. He finished with two catches for 16 yards and should remain on your bench this week even against a weak Seahawks' pass defense.
Witten hasn't been the same since suffering a rib injury in Week 8 and last week he took a vicious shot to the jaw. X-rays were negative, but he was still held to just one catch for 11 yards. He's a risky play because of the rib injury, but against this porous defense he's definitely worth a start in Week 13.