Jaguars VS. Texans
One benefit of falling on the depth chart: If the backup QB is pressed into
service, he's usually very familiar with the other backups. That's the case for
Wilford, who connected with David Garrard against the Titans for two TDs and
figures to be similarly involved against Houston assuming Garrard gets the
Dolphins VS. Chiefs
The former Bear gathered in a TD for the second straight week, contributing to
Miami's unfathomable win in Chicago on Sunday. Kansas City has trouble against
second and third receivers, having allowed TDs to the likes of Kevin Curtis,
D.J. Hackett and Nate Washington this season.
Texans AT Jaguars
The Jacksonville front four will ratchet up the pressure, which means that
Texans QB David Carr will be looking for a quick release. That usually means
more balls for the tight end. Daniels, a leggy rookie from Wisconsin, has been
a favorite target for Houston QBs under duress, and he already has one TD
against the Jags this year.
Panthers VS. Buccaneers
The last time these teams met, in September, they chased each other up and down
the field, stopping just long enough for Kasay to boot four field goals, each
longer than 45 yards. Tampa's D hasn't improved much since, especially with
nagging injuries slowing corner Juran Bolden. That could mean more scoring
chances for Kasay.
A good fantasy game from Atlanta typically involves a few sacks, some picks and
a low score by its opponent. That shouldn't be too difficult here, even without
defensive end John Abraham (groin injury). Cleveland QB Charlie Frye has gone
down 29 times this year and is second in the NFL in picks; his team puts up a
terrible 16.46 points per game.
performance against Dallas last week (two catches for 26 yards) wasn't anything
to get terribly excited about. But it could have been, and that's what's
intriguing. In his first game as Washington's feature wideout ( Santana Moss sat
out with a bad hamstring, an injury that is likely to persist), Lloyd got a
starter's allotment of passes thrown his way. Problem is, they didn't all show
up on the stat sheet. There was the dazzling 37-yard grab he made over
cornerback Anthony Henry that was called back because of a holding penalty at
the line of scrimmage. Lloyd also had a shot at a deep option pass thrown his
way by Antwaan Randle El, but he was interfered with, again negating a
prospective gain. Against the Eagles, who have played just three games with
their ideal defensive backfield in place--and likely won't this week--expect
Lloyd to make the most of whatever comes his way.