Fantasy Player Projections
Gillette Stadium | Sunday, October 18 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Patriots 23, Titans 13
Pos. Player Projection
QB Kerry Collins
175 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTCollins is still Tennessee's starter ... but that doesn't mean he needs to be yours. Please don't start him against the Patriots.
RB Chris Johnson
4 rec, 20 rec yards, 65 rush yardsJohnson is coming off a lousy game in a lopsided loss to the Colts. Consider benching him if your cupboard is stacked with alternative backfield options.
WR Justin Gage
3 rec, 20 yardsSince catching seven balls for 78 yards and a score in Week 1, Gage has been virtually non-existent from a fantasy standpoint. Bench him.
WR Nate Washington
5 rec, 60 yardsThe wideout had scored touchdowns in three consecutive games before last week's three-catch, 37-yard outing against the Colts. Not an advisable start unless you've really got no other choice.
WR Kenny Britt
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TDThe rookie wideout's performances have been all over the map. He's got boatloads of potential, but it's probably worth leaving on the bench against the Patriots.
TE Bo Scaife
3 rec, 25 yardsScaife is not involved enough in Tennessee's offense to warrant serious fantasy consideration.
K Rob Bironas
1 PAT, 2 FGsBironas, who was 3-for-3 on field goals beyond 40 yards last week, remains a rock-solid play in all formats.
2 sacksThe Titans' defense isn't bad, but they've got a terrible matchup in Week 6 with the Patriots on the road. Avoid at all costs.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Tom Brady
280 pass yards, 2 pass TDDespite last week's overtime struggles, Brady remains one of the elite quarterbacks in football and shouldn't be benched under any circumstances.
RB Sammy Morris
5 rec, 40 rec yards, 55 rush yardsWith Fred Taylor sidelined with an ankle injury, Morris assumes starting duties. It's not the best matchup given Tennessee's stout rush defense, but he's worth a play anyway.
RB Kevin Faulk
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 20 rush yardsThe Pats' third-down scatback is only worth a start in the deepest of leagues. Otherwise, leave him on your bench in case Faulk joins Taylor on the injured list.
WR Randy Moss
5 rec, 100 yards, 1 TDIn of the year's bigger fantasy shockers, Moss was targeted just four times and caught just one pass in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Don't expect another quiet afternoon from the Pro Bowler. A must-start as always.
WR Wes Welker
8 rec, 90 yards, 1 TDAlways a reliable No. 2 fantasy receiver, Welker seems to have put his knee issues behind him. He's a no-brainer start against the Titans.
TE Benjamin Watson
2 rec, 20 yardsHere's hoping you sold high on Watson after that two-touchdown outburst in Week 1, because he might not get two touchdowns the rest of the season.
K Stephen Gostkowski
2 PATs, 3 FGsHe's a No. 1 fantasy kicker. Maybe
the No. 1 fantasy kicker. Must-start.
2 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleSurprisingly, New England's defense ranks toward the lower end in most fantasy formats. But they're still an excellent choice against the Titans.