Cassel had his worst game of the year against the Chargers before the bye. He went 10-for-25 for 97 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs. Before that game, he had thrown for 7 TDs with only 2 INT on the year. Cassel has a good matchup against Jacksonville's 26th-ranked pass defense, but is not advised as a start unless you're in a bye-week bind.
The speedy Charles, starting for the suspended Larry Johnson, could have a good week against a Jags' run defense that was brutalized for 305 rushing yards by Tennessee. He's a decent low-end No. 2 fantasy running back this week, based on his talent and the lousy defense he's facing.
This talented third-year wideout had a rough go against the Chargers before the bye, only catching 2 passes for 11 yards with 1 TD. The week prior, he had his best week of the year against the ‘Skins, catching 6 balls for 109 yards. He's got 4 TD s on the year, accounting for half of his QBs TD passes. He's a big red-zone target against the NFL's 26th-ranked pass defense, and is a recommended No. 2 fantasy WR.
Wade led the team with 4 catches for 66 yards against San Diego before the bye. Averaging just over 3 catches a game, Wade is a third-tier fantasy WR on a below average passing team. Recommendation to avoid.
Pronounced like it's spelled, Succop has missed only 2 FGAs this year (9-for-11), both from 40-plus yards. He missed his only FGA against San Diego, a week after a great 4-for-4 effort against the Skins. 2009's Mr. Irrelevant is a lower tier fantasy kicker, but isn't the worst start.
In 2007, his first full year as a starter, David Garrard had helped many a fantasy owner. He had 18 TDs to only 3 INTs, while missing 4 games to injury. That David Garrard is s distant memory. Garrard had his worst week of the year against the Titans, going 14-for-27 for 139 yards with 0 TD and 2 INTs. Oof. In his last three games he has 0 TD and 4 INTs. Even against the 29th-ranked KC pass defense, Garrard is not a recommended start until he gets out of his current funk.
MJD went nuts against the Titans, rushing only 8 times for 177 yards and 2 TDs. He has 310 rushing yards and 5 TDs in his last two games and owns the NFL lead in TDs with 10. He's a legitimate No. 1 fantasy RB and should be active in all formats.
Holt caught only 2 passes for 17 yards against the Titans. The game before, he caught 5 passes for 101 yards against the Rams, his first foray over 100 on the year. He still hasn't gotten into the end zone yet in 2009. He is on pace to get 969 yards on the year, but is no more than a lower end No. 3 fantasy WR because of his lack of scoring.
A big, athletic target, Sims-Walker has become the Jags No. 1 WR, despite having a brutal week against the Titans, catching only 2 balls for 9 yards and only being targeted thrice. The previous game, against St. Louis, MSW had 9 catches for 120 yards, He is a decent threat against the Chiefs shoddy pass defense, a lower-end No. 2 fantasy WR.
Lewis has had little success the last two games, catching 1 ball for 20 yards against the Titans, the week after a 1 catch, 5-yard performance against the Rams. He's had two decent games out of 7 and is a meh bye-week option.
Scobee didn't kick a FG and was 1-for-2 on PATs against the Titans. He's 8-for-12 on the year which isn't very good, however, he has got a big leg and is a decent option in most leagues, especially with the way Jacksonville is capable of scoring against a lousy KC defense.
The Jags aren't very good either. The 25rd-ranked YPG, 25th-ranked PPG defense is never really an advisable start, even against a lousy Chiefs team ... especially one week after being brutalized by the previously winless Titans.