Favre was a disappointment last week. Facing a terrible Denver pass defense, he threw for 247 yards but failed to throw a TD pass and was off target on several throws. He should get back on track this week against a poor San Francisco pass defense that gives up 239.8 yards a game. Thomas Jones could again dominate the proceedings but Favre will do enough to make him a very viable starter on Sunday.
Jones continues to roll. He had another big game in Week 13, rushing for 138 yards and two TDs and catching two passes for 21 yards. He's scored in six straight games and seven of his past eight and has rushed for at least 95 yards in four straight with three 100-yard performances in that span. In other words, he's red hot and you don't sit him against anyone -- much less a 49ers' run defense that allows 108.2 yards a game.
Washington found a way to make an impact with his few touches again last week. Although he only had five touches, three of his receptions went for 60 yards. He's had at least 60 total yards in three of his past four games and is a worthy flex option this week against a bad San Francisco defense.
Cotchery soiled the bed last week against the Broncos. He caught only four passes for 40 yards and dropped a long pass from Favre in the fourth quarter that could have set up a possible touchdown. The matchup is an excellent one for the Jets' passing game so Cotchery, the team's leading receiver, should bounce back. But at this point he's more of a PPR option than someone who's a Must Start in a standard or TD-heavy league.
Coles also had a poor game in Week 13, catching only two passes for a putrid two yards. He's only topped 40 yards receiving once in his past five games so his value is on the decline. The matchup is in his favor so he's not a bad play, but if you have a more productive option don't start Coles based on his name value.
Keller continues to shine as the season winds down. He caught seven passes for 77 yards last week and has at least six receptions in each of his past four games. He's also topped 75 receiving yards in three of those games. He's on fire and is a Must Start against a bad 49ers' pass defense.
Feely continues to fill in for the injured Mike Nugent. He has made 21 of 25 FG attempts and is looking good this week as the Jets will have no difficulty putting up points against this defense. He's a fine reach if you need him for a playoff matchup.
The Jets got steamrolled by Jay Cutler and now have to face Mike Martz's passing game which has been pretty solid of late with Shaun Hill at QB. Stopping Frank Gore on the ground won't be easy either – especially given how Peyton Hillis lit the Jets up last week. The Niners will give up sacks, however, so the Jets are looking good there. Overall, this is a solid matchup but the Niners will put up some points.
Hill had his worst game last week since becoming a starter, passing for only 161 yards and a TD in the win at Buffalo. The fact he got the win on the road was impressive, though. He gets a tasty matchup this week against a bad Jets' pass defense that allows 249.2 yards a game. Hill has gotten Isaac Bruce back on track and the Niners will deliver through the air this week. In larger leagues, Hill is a very viable starting option this week.
Gore is in the midst of a slump. He ran for only 66 yards on 24 carries last week and has just 92 yards combined on the ground the past two weeks. The Jets give up only 82.1 rushing yards a game but Peyton Hillis ran all over them last week so Gore certainly has a chance. It's best to lower your projections for Gore this week due to the Jets' statistical ranking but if the Niners can keep the game close he could deliver. He's risky, but at the end of the day you didn't draft Gore in the first round to sit him in a playoff week, did you?
Bruce is catching his second wind. He had his second straight strong game last week, catching five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. He has caught TD passes in back-to-back games and gets to face a poor Jets' secondary this week. After a midseason slump, Bruce is back on the radar as a solid WR3.
Johnson hasn't done much since replacing the injured Josh Morgan as the No. 2 WR. He caught only one pass last week and has only one TD in his last four games. He has a chance against a bad secondary this week but he's far too risky to trust with a starting spot.
Hill remains the No. 3 WR and had a solid game last week, catching five passes for 55 yards. He's extremely inconsistent, however, as he only caught four passes combined in his previous two games. It's best to go with someone more consistent this week despite the favorable matchup.
Davis continues to do nothing for fantasy owners. He didn't catch a pass last week and has only three receptions in his last four games. He's not involved in the passing game and shouldn't be started in any league this week.
Nedney continues to have a solid season as he's made 22 of 25 FG attempts. At home he has some upside since the Niners should score some points. But if they fall behind early, that will remove the FG option so Nedney is just a mild reach in larger leagues this week.
The Niners surprised the Bills last week by posting the upset on the road. They play better at home but face a huge test this week against a strong Jets' offense. Brett Favre will throw some picks so they have a chance to post some decent numbers. But they will surrender plenty of points and Thomas Jones will run all over them, so they lack upside. Look elsewhere for a defense this week.