Edwards is back after missing almost a month with a concussion. The Bills split two games under Ryan Fitzpatrick and are just an average team in general. He’s not a recommended starting option in his first week back against a Titans’ pass defense that has looked a lot better the last couple of weeks.
Lynch had just 9 carries for 43 yards against Houston before the bye. He hasn’t had more than 19 carries or 69 yards on the year and only has 1 TD. Consider him a low-end No. 2 and a good No. 3 RB against the Titans 18th-ranked run defense.
T.O. had 5 catches for 39 yards against the Texans, getting into the end zone on a 29-yard end around. He only has 23 catches for 281 yards with 1 receiving TD on the season. In some circles, that’s known as 'weak sauce.' He’s no more than at No. 3 fantasy WR at this point, a shell of his former game-breaking self. Perhaps he should do more sit-ups in his driveway.
He went 1-for-1 against the Texans to bring him to 13-for-15 on the year. Lindell is a good kicker and an advisable fantasy start as he’s a key scoring option on a low-scoring team, ranking among the league’s top 10 in both FG and FGA.
They’re second in the league in interceptions, so they’ve got that going for them, which is nice. Unfortch, they’re also 25th in the league in YPG. They’re not an advisable start against Chris Johnson and Vince Young … or just about anybody else for that matter.
Young had another efficient and effective performance in his return to the starting lineup, going 12-of-19 for 172 yards and a rushing TD on 5 carries for 14 yards and leading the Titans past the Niners for their second straight win. These are decent numbers for a No. 2 QB or flex guy. If he gets hot, watch out.
Johnson is the league’s leading rusher and he’s playing against the league’s worst run defense. Sounds like a recipe for success! Johnson had 25 carries for a 135 yards and 2 TD in the Titans second win of the year at San Fran. He’s gone for a ridiculous 491 yards in the last three games.
Washington caught 3 passes for 30 yards against the Niners. Despite the lousy game, he has become a major red zone option for the Titans. He caught his fourth TD of the year in Week 8 against Jacksonville. Consider him a low-end bye No. 3 option simply because of his nose for the end zone, not because of his ’09 reception or yardage totals (23 for 202).
Being Young’s college teammate with the Longhorns doesn’t count for much. Scaife caught only 2 balls for 20 yards against San Fran. He has only 18 receptions and nary a TD on the year. As such, he has minimal fantasy value.
Bironas is 12-for-14 on the year after going 2-for-2 against San Fran. He’s 5-for-5 the last two weeks and is around the 11th- or 12th-ranked kicker in the NFL. He is worthy of a start in most leagues.
Despite the wins the last two weeks, and in spite of what should be a decent matchup, Chuck Cecil’s unit is 31st in the league in YPG and dead last 32nd in PPG. As such, the Titans should only be started if you don’t understand the concept of this so-called ‘defense.’