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October 30, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP
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October 30, 2006

Sit 'em

DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

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DEION BRANCH
Seahawks AT Chiefs
Going up against his former Patriots teammate, five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law, won't be easy, especially with QB Matt Hasselbeck out with a sprained knee. And Arrowhead Stadium is not a favorite stop for visiting wideouts: The last one to score there was Randy Moss, in Week 8 of 2005.

RANDY MOSS
Raiders VS. Steelers
He has been suffering from a bad case of alligator arms, failing to go all out for passes, and has let catchable balls slip though his hands. Even after his 129-yard game against the Cardinals--his most yardage since Week 1 of 2005--don't expect the brazen Moss of old to reappear against the rugged Pittsburgh D.

TIGHT END

BEN WATSON
Patriots VS. Vikings
He leads his team in catches, but that's largely because Tom Brady threw a lot of short balls to him early in the season. Now that Brady is getting comfortable taking deep shots to his wideouts ( Chad Jackson scored on a 35-yard catch last week) and the running backs are gobbling up goal line carries (Corey Dillon had two red zone touchdowns), Watson will become an afterthought.

KICKER

MATT BRYANT
Buccaneers VS. Giants
He was wonderful against the Eagles, but Giants Stadium is not exactly kicker-friendly. Had he tried that 62-yarder there during this windy October, it might have landed on the New Jersey Turnpike. Bryant may have been a monster last week--he was 3 for 3, plus two extra points--but he started the season as a crummy fantasy kicker, and that's how he'll end it.

DEFENSE

RAVENS VS. Saints
Baltimore's defensive problems can be traced to its sputtering offense. Because of iffy quarterback play, the once top-ranked defense has had to spend too much time on the field. New Orleans has a methodical attack--it ran an eight-minute drive against Philly in Week 6--and will find ways to capitalize.

BEWARE OF BUST
RUDI JOHNSON
RB BENGALS

VS.

Falcons

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