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BEN WATSON Patriots VS. Broncos The Broncos have not allowed a touchdown to an opposing tight end since Tony Gonzalez had one in Week 13 last season. These two teams met at Invesco Field last October, and Watson was held to one catch for just six yards; in the rematch in the AFC divisional playoffs Watson went without a reception.
KELLEN WINSLOW Browns VS. Ravens They say that playing at the U is like joining a fraternity, and this week Miami alums Ray Lewis and Ed Reed will neutralize Winslow with the equivalent of some heavy hazing. The Ravens haven't given up a touchdown yet this season and have allowed opponents into the red zone just three times.
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RB PACKERS AT Lions
How unflappable is the Detroit front four that Green faces this week? Defensive line coach Joe Cullen was suspended for the team's opener against the Seahawks--something about a naked bootleg at a Wendy's drive-thru--yet his squad performed admirably, holding Shaun Alexander to a mere 2.7 yards per carry and sacking Matt Hasselbeck five times. One week later it held the Bears' rushing attack, ranked eighth in the NFL last year, to 2.6 yards per carry. Can Green owners expect something similar in Week 3? Pretty much. More bad news: Historically Green's numbers dip in domes. Indoors he averages 43.7 yards per game, almost 23 below his career norm, and he scored just one dome touchdown in the previous three seasons. Last week the Packers signed wideout Koren Robinson, perhaps indicating a pass plethora. Robinson wasn't brought in to run block, that's for sure.
LEE EVANS Bills VS. Jets Evans has a pathetic four catches for 44 yards--not exactly what fantasy owners had in mind when they drafted this breakout candidate. And he won't pad his stats this week: In four career games against the Jets, Evans has averaged a paltry 37.3 yards. Long term, those who drafted Evans should keep an eye on his teammate Josh Reed, who has more catches.
BRAYLON EDWARDS Browns VS. � Ravens He'll be a popular pickup after getting 110 receiving yards against Cincinnati, but think twice before starting him. All of his catches came in the second half, with the game already over. He'll face a Ravens defense that has allowed 299 passing yards so far--a poor total for one game, but it's for two.