Paul Brown Stadium | Sunday, October 10 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Bengals 27, Buccaneers 13
120 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards, 2 INTFreeman was a steady performer through the first three weeks of the season though hardly dominant from a fantasy standpoint. He'll be available to start this week against the Bengals, though there are likely better options available.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 30 rush yardsWilliams will reportedly see his carries reduced as LaGarrette Blount and Kareem Huggins gain a bigger role in the offense. Williams should still see the bulk of the carries, but he wasn't a great fantasy option even when he had a full workload.
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDWilliams still looks like the team's No. 1 option in the receiving corps and has posted decent numbers so far: 12 catches, 139 yards and two touchdowns in three games. He's safe to use as a WR3, especially with bye weeks rolling around.
3 rec, 30 yardsCoaches have said they would like to work Benn even further into the offense, and he played a bigger role in Week 3 catching three passes for 33 yards. Let him develop before considering him a fantasy option, however.
4 rec, 45 yardsWinslow has yet to bust out this season, with just 11 catches and no touchdowns. He'll continue to see a fair amount of targets, but the passing offense isn't strong enough behind Josh Freeman to support Winslow as a weekly fantasy starter.
1 PAT, 2 FGsBarth has five field-goal attempts in three games, which is pretty good considering the Bucs aren't stacked offensively. He may not be able to maintain that clip, especially against a decent Bengals' defense.
2 sacks, 1 INTThe Bucs have been solid on defense this season, but have faced some pretty poor offenses in Cleveland, Carolina and a Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh. Cincinnati will provide a much stiffer challenge.
210 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTPalmer has been inconsistent this season, though he's riding high off a 371-yard, two touchdown performance against the Browns. The Bucs have one of the league's best pass defenses and have not faced an offense with as many weapons as Cincinnati.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 115 rush yards, 1 rush TDOpponents have had success against the Buccaneers on the ground, so the matchup is favorable. As long as the Bengals don't have to throw to catch up again, Benson should have a decent day running, though per usual he isn't likely to post monster numbers.
6 rec, 85 yardsOchocinco has seen plenty of targets his way, he just has not been able to capitalize on the opportunities. Carson Palmer has struggled to connect on the deep ball, leaving Ochocinco with mediocre numbers over the last three weeks.
7 rec, 80 yards, 1 TDOwens exploded last week with 10 catches for 222 yards and a touchdown. Though you shouldn't expect production like this every weak, hopefully this is a sign that things will pick up for T.O.
4 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDGresham has averaged 4.5 receptions over his first four games, good numbers for a rookie. He has been a pretty consistent target so far, and though he won't post elite numbers, he's worth a bench spot especially with bye weeks starting.
3 PATs, 2 FGsNugent's only miss came on a block last week against the Browns. Otherwise he has been perfect, going 2-for-2 from 50-plus yards on the year. With 11 field goal attempts on the year, Nugent is safe to remain in your lineup.
4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleThe Bengals are a decent play this week against an offense devoid of weapons in both the running and passing games.