It's strange that such a lousy QB has been able to put up such reasonably decent fantasy numbers this year. After a nauseating start against the Eagles before the bye, Campbell ended up throwing for 284 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT the following week. Despite being such a bad quarterback, Campbell throws a good ball, which makes him a decent flex option in bigger leagues against Atlanta's 27th-ranked pass defense.
Portis is showing significant wear on his tires, but Jim Zorn keeps giving him the ball. He had 14 carries for 42 yards against the Eagles before the bye. Portis has only 1 TD on the year and only one 100-yard game. Still 12th in the league in rushing, he's a No. 2 fantasy option against a Falcons' defense that got smoked on MNF against the Saints.
Moss had a decent game fantasy-wise against the Birds before the bye with 6 catches for 74 yards. He's on pace for more than 1,000 yards this season. Santana Moss is a No. 3 fantasy WR who could have a good game against Atlanta.
Davis went for a team-high 8 catches for 78 yards and 1 TD against the Eagles after Chris Cooley went down. With Cooley expected back in four weeks, Davis doesn't have the hugest long-term value, but is a good waiver wire pickup. Scouts have been long on his physical talent since he played for USC. Davis should be a lower tier No. 1 TE against Atlanta.
Suisham is a perfect 9-for-9 on the year, including a 47-yarder against the Birds. He is a semi-advisable start because of that perfect start, though playing on the anemic ‘Skins offense isn't exactly a ringing endorsement.
On the surface, the Skins' D has been pretty good, ranking among the top 10 in the league in PPG and YPG. When you look more closely and see that they've played six of the 10 lowest-scoring offenses in the league, it becomes less impressive. They're an inadvisable start against the potentially explosive Falcons.
Ryan threw for 1 TD and 3 INTs on his way to a 19-for-42, 289-yard performance against the Saints. He has multiple TDs in 5 of his 7 games this year and is a lower-end No. 1 fantasy QB and great flex/bye week option even against the Redskins' second-ranked pass defense.
The 1,699 yards and 17 TD he had in 2008 led to very high expectations in fantasy circles. He finally showed shades of busting out, his latest effort being a 20-carry, 151-yard, 1 TD performance against the Falcons last week. He is third in the league with 8 TDs and a lower-end No. 1 fantasy RB against Washington's 23rd-ranked run defense.
Against the Falcons last week, ‘Rod' Roddy White had 4 catches for 108 yards and scored a TD -- his 6th TD in his last five starts. Besides that and his ridiculous 210-yard, 2 TD performance vs. the Niners in Week 5, his numbers have been pedestrian. Nonetheless, consider him a lower-end No. 1 fantasy WR and a fairly good start against Washington.
Gonzalez went for 6 catches and 89 yards against the Saints. He's top 10 among TEs in receptions, yards and TDs. He's having perhaps a subpar season by his Hall of Fame standards, but at a thin position, he's a must-start TE option based on skill and potential alone.
A modest 6-for-10 on the season, Elam went 2-for-4 against the Saints. He didn't attempt a FG the two weeks before that game against the Bears or Cowboys. We remember when Elam hit the longest kick in league history. That was 11 years ago. Perhaps he was a good fantasy option then, but he is no longer. Strong recommendation to avoid.