Georgia Dome | Sunday, October 24 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Falcons 17, Bengals 13
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTPalmer's production has varied significantly, largely depending on the caliber of defense he has faced. The Falcons have given up a lot of yards passing this season, but they also lead the league with 11 picks.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 75 rush yardsBenson was once again a workhorse last week, with 23 carries for 144 yards. The Falcons have been good, not great, against the run this season, making Benson a viable starter this week.
3 rec, 40 yardsOchocinco had 12 catches in Week 1, and since has had a total of 14. The targets have been there, he just has not been able to hook up with Carson Palmer downfield. Until Palmer shows more consistency, Ochocinco should be benched.
5 rec, 85 yards, 1 TDOwens has 17 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns on 27 targets in his last two games. That's a tough pace to keep up, but it warrants him weekly starting consideration, especially against a Falcons D giving up a lot of passing yards.
1 rec, 15 yardsShipley proved he could be a consistent slot receiver early in the season, and looks set to return after suffering a concussion in Week 4. Still, he should only be considered an option in very deep leagues.
4 rec, 35 yardsGresham has proven to be a valuable passing option at close range for Carson Palmer, helping move the sticks but limiting his fantasy value. He averages 4.4 catches per game, but just 7.2 yards per catch.
1 PAT, 2 FGsNugent has been solid this season, with just one miss that came from beyond 40 yards. He made his other three attempts from that range, including going 2-for-2 beyond 50 yards. He is a safe weekly fantasy starter.
1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FumbleThe Bengals are a mid-level defense and the Falcons are an above average offense. Check free agency for a better defensive matchup this week.
175 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 1 INTThe Falcons feature one of the league's best ball-hawking secondaries with 11 interceptions on the season. That's good news, considering how inconsistent Carson Palmer has been for the Bengals.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 65 rush yards, 1 rush TDTurner's lack of touchdowns is shocking, considering the bruiser's penchant for contact. Still, he's 12th in the league with 78 rushing yards per game, and is safe to keep in the starting lineup against a mediocre run defense this week.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 40 rush yardsNext verse, same as the first. Snelling is a solid handcuff to Michael Turner if you can afford the space on your bench. Otherwise, keep him on waivers.
5 rec, 80 yards, 1 TDWhite did not surpass 100 yards receiving or catch a touchdown last week for the first time in eight games. Still, he receives a ton of targets, and should remain in your starting lineup until further notice.
2 rec, 20 yardsThe return of Michael Jenkins from a shoulder injury should significantly hinder Douglas' fantasy prospects moving forward. He'll see targets in the slot, but the upside is very limited here.
7 rec, 60 yardsGonzalez is averaging just over 44 yards a game, which is not much for someone many drafted as one of the top fantasy tight ends this season. Still, he remains a serviceable weekly starter who sees plenty of targets from Matt Ryan.
2 PATs, 1 FGBryant is second behind Sebastian Janikowksi with 13 made field goals this season. At this point, there is no reason to remove him from your lineup.
1 sack, 2 INTThe Falcons feature one of the league's best ball-hawking secondaries with 11 interceptions on the season. That's good news considering how inconsistent Carson Palmer has been for the Bengals.
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