Roethlisberger was tough as nails last week at Baltimore, engineering that game-winning 97-yard drive. He was sacked three times and lost a fumble, but completed 22-of-40 passes for 246 yards and a TD. A very tough schedule has made Big Ben a second tier fantasy QB this year as he has just 15 TD passes in 14 games and just 5 TDs in the last eight games. Expect another tough performance this week against a Titans' defense that ranks 5th in the NFL vs. the pass and has allowed just nine passing TDs all year.
Parker did his best running into that vaunted Ravens' run defense as he gained 47 yards on 14 carries and even added two receptions for nine yards. But he hasn't scored since Week 9 and now goes up against a Titans' run defense that ranks ninth in the NFL. The loss of DT Albert Haynesworth will open things up slightly for Parker, so he's a possible fantasy play during championship week.
After three straight tough weeks, Ward came up big at Baltimore last week, especially on that last drive. He finished with eight catches for 107 yards, his third 100-yard game in the last six weeks. The Titans are tough vs. the pass, but Ward will find a way to excel once again and even find paydirt.
Holmes caught the game-winning touchdown pass last week, a 4-yarder where he straddled the goal-line and needed affirmation from instant replay to get the score. Holmes was limited to three catches for 21 yards, but the TD was his second in the last three games and fourth overall. He's a risky play each week because of his inconsistency, but it's tough to keep him out of your lineup after last week.
Washington is a solid No. 3 wideout for the Steelers, but he just doesn't get enough targets to be a worthy fantasy play each week. He was solid last week at Baltimore, catching five passes for 76 yards, but he would be a very risky play this week at Tennessee.
After catching TD passes in two of his three previous games, Miller was limited to three catches for 26 yards last week at Baltimore. He's too inconsistent to start each week, even in Point-Per-Reception leagues.
Collins wasn't at his best in the loss at Houston last week, completing just 15-of-33 passes for 181 yards and an interception. He now has just three TD passes in the last four games and shouldn't be on any active fantasy playoff rosters this week against the No. 1 ranked pass defense in the NFL.
Johnson has carried a lot of fantasy teams to the championship game this year, but this is a bad matchup for him this week. The Steelers rank No. 2 in the NFL against the run (75.8 yds per game) and have allowed just five rushing TDs all year. You have to play him this week, but the results probably won't be pretty.
White has also led many fantasy teams to their championship game as he has 14 TDs in 14 games, but this also isn't a good matchup for him this week. White was limited to 26 yards on eight rushes last week at Houston and probably won't reach that total this week against the swarming Steelers. Start him at your own risk because this won't be pretty
Gage had three catches for 76 yards last week at Houston, but he's not a worthy fantasy play this week against the No. 1 ranked Steelers' pass defense. Keep him on your bench this week if you have other options because the Steelers will limit the Titans to less than 160 yards passing.
Jones had three catches for 51 yards last week at Houston, but he has just one receiving TD this season and shouldn't be active on any fantasy playoff rosters this week, not against the Steelers' top-ranked pass defense.
Scaife has had five clunker games since his big game against Chicago in Week 10, catching just 11 passes for 106 yards during that time. He had three catches last week at Houston for 11 yards and shouldn't be active this week on fantasy playoff rosters.
The Titans had three sacks and one fumble recovery last week vs. Houston and has been solid for fantasy owners this year with 38 sacks and 35 turnovers. But the loss of DT Albert Haynesworth for the rest of the regular season will hurt their performance down the stretch.