Raiders AT 49ers
The perfect salve for the Oakland offense was a date with the Browns. Jordan
had 128 of his team's 194 rushing yards (he added a touchdown), which more than
doubled his season output. Expect more of the same this week: The Niners have
allowed a RB to top 100 yards in each of the last three games.
Patriots VS. Dolphins
The rookie's 125-yard, two-touchdown effort against the Bengals signaled the
passing of the baton in New England; the quicker Maroney is now the featured
back ahead of Corey Dillon. The Miami defense had its hands full trying to stop
a Texans attack that had Ron Dayne as the lead back. Enough said.
Redskins AT Giants
With his shoulder injury healed, he is again one of the league's most lethal
fantasy weapons. Portis gained 140 yards from scrimmage, including his first
100-yard rushing game of 2006, in last week's OT win over the Jaguars. Plus,
he's scored a touchdown in every game he's played this season.
FRANK GORE 49ers
Don't be scared off by the whitewashing San Francisco got from the Chiefs, who
have a defense-oriented coach and were coming off a bye week. The Raiders
surrendered 100 yards to Reuben Droughns, who had a total of 59 entering that
game. Gore and the Niners will run wild.
49ers VS. Raiders
Subbing for the injured Vernon Davis, Johnson laid an egg (three catches, 14
yards) in his second start of 2006, and has only 11 catches (one touchdown) for
103 yards on the year. But the six-year veteran should find success against
Oakland, which has allowed an opponent's tight end to score in each game this
Cowboys AT Eagles
With all eyes on Terrell Owens, look for Dallas to try to make big plays with
other options. That includes Witten, who to this point has been largely
forgotten in the Cowboys' offense. After making 66 catches and scoring six
touchdowns in 2005, he has only nine catches for 97 yards and no TDs in
Cowboys AT Eagles
It would be easy to say that Owens is worth gambling on this week, but in fact
he isn't much of a risk at all. T.O. gets up for big games, and this is his
biggest since Super Bowl XXXIX (nine catches, 122 yards). He'll find a way to
produce, and in the process will help WR Terry Glenn and TE Jason Witten have
big games as well.