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quarterback Marc Bulger and receiver Torry Holt have formed one of the league's
most lethal tandems this season, but they will meet their toughest test in a
Chicago D that ranks No. 1 against the pass and has allowed just seven scores
through the air. Bulger and Holt remain must-starts, but if any Ram is likely
to have a dream fantasy day, it will be running back Steven Jackson; Chicago
ranks just 10th against the run.
Many fantasy teams
still alive in Week 15 will have either Larry Johnson or LaDainian
Tomlinson--or be facing one of them--making this AFC West clash must-see TV. In
the previous game between these two, Johnson and Tomlinson each scored two
touchdowns, but the Chiefs limited Tomlinson to 66 rushing yards, his
second-lowest total of the season.
This kind of
matchup--offenses that can move the ball against defenses that can't stop
offenses from moving the ball--makes for fantasy-league fantasies. The last
time these two clubs squared off, Green Bay's Brett Favre threw for 340 yards
and three touchdowns, the Lions' Roy Williams had 138 receiving yards and a
score, and the teams combined for 824 yards and 55 points. Only a Wisconsin
blizzard can prevent a repeat of those kinds of numbers.
In their last
meeting Eli Manning rallied New York from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit,
and every receiver from the Giants' Amani Toomer to the Eagles' Donte'
Stallworth looked like a fantasy all-star. Running backs Brian Westbrook and
Tiki Barber weren't huge factors that day (40 combined carries), but this time
the wintry winds at the Meadowlands (and the absence of the injured Donovon
McNabb) will make the running game key.