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WE LIKE THE MATCHUP
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October 02, 2006

Start 'em

WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

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REGGIE BROWN Eagles VS. Packers Who'd have thought that Philadelphia would have the NFL's best passing attack? With Donte' Stallworth sidelined against the Niners, Brown hauled in five receptions for 106 yards. The Packers let Jon Kitna throw for 342 yards last week, which projects to roughly 750 yards (give or take a few dozen) for Donovan McNabb in this mismatch.

LAVERANUES COLES Jets VS. Colts This is a classic example of playing the hot hand: Coles has had three straight big games, racking up 24 catches for 331 yards and a score. Indy gave up passing touchdowns in each of its first three games and might have a backup ( Marlin Jackson, who replaced the injured Nick Harper against the Jags) at corner.

KICKER

OLINDO MARE Dolphins AT Texans Houston's defense can't seem to stop anybody; Miami's offense isn't moving the ball. Plus, David Carr and Daunte Culpepper have been sacked a combined 25 times over three games. That adds up to a mess of a game--unless Culpepper finds his form against a secondary that allows 320.7 passing yards a game. Even if he doesn't, the Dolphins should be in kicking range plenty of times.

DEFENSE

BROWNS AT Raiders Three words that fantasy owners are unlikely to hear again in 2006: Start Cleveland's D. Low opponent point totals are heavily rewarded in most leagues, and Oakland's inept offense is averaging a mere 3.0 per game. With the inexperienced Andrew Walter now taking snaps for the Raiders, Browns defenders are salivating.

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