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November 13, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP
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November 13, 2006

Sit 'em

DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

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KEYSHAWN JOHNSON
Panthers VS. Buccaneers
In Week 3 Johnson torched ex-coach Jon Gruden for 97 yards and a TD, but that was before the Bucs signed Philip Buchanon to provide secondary depth. (Starter Brian Kelly, who missed that game, is now on IR.) Deep routes still kill the Bucs, but Johnson usually operates across the middle.

CHAD JOHNSON
Bengals VS. Chargers
As QB Carson Palmer struggles with his mechanics, Johnson's numbers suffer. The outspoken one was muted again against Baltimore, catching a mere four passes for 32 yards. San Diego's league-leading pass rush surely won't let Palmer get too comfy, which will mean another frustrating day for Johnson.

TIGHT END

JEREMY SHOCKEY
Giants VS. Bears
Here's a stat line Shockey can only dream about: four catches, 41 yards and a touchdown. No tight end has hit any of those marks against the Bears this year. (Opposing team's starting tight ends are averaging 16.5 yards.) Nickelback Ricky Manning Jr. has been a hawk--he has four picks--and Chicago's linebackers are speedy enough to tail Shockey.

KICKER

NICK NOVAK
Redskins AT Eagles
When Novak was signed to spell injured kicker John Hall, he became one of those rare midseason additions who might help a fantasy team. Sure enough, after kicking a 47-yard game-winner against Dallas, Novak made a name for himself. But he has also missed three of five kicks in his last two games, including a 35-yarder--so his is not a name worth remembering.

DEFENSE

CARDINALS VS. Cowboys
Arizona has cobbled together excellent fantasy stats through turnovers--the Cards are second in the NFL in fumble recoveries and have nine interceptions. But Dallas has had a swagger on offense lately, and QB Tony Romo has been protective of the football, with one pick in two starts. In this game, tough D isn't in the Cards.

BEWARE OF BUST

DAMON HUARD
QB CHIEFS
AT
Dolphins

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