Don't let the
Chicago defense, which is ranked No. 1 overall, dictate every facet of your
fantasy plan. If the Bears are vulnerable anywhere, it's against the running
game, especially since safety Mike Brown went down with a season-ending injury
in Week 6. The weakness was demonstrated recently by poor showings against
Frank Gore (111 rushing yards), Ronnie Brown (157) and Tiki Barber (141). Those
are the kinds of numbers the lowly Raiders allow, and they're ranked 27th in
rush defense. But even when Chicago has been a leaky sieve against the run, it
still has had a consistent goal-line defense; none of those three rushers
reached the end zone. But Giants bruiser Brandon Jacobs did--twice--and Dillon
is similarly physical. He doesn't rack up a lot of yards (he averages just 51.0
per game), but he's punishing near the goal line, where he has four one-yard
plunges and seven TDs overall.
Rams VS. 49ers
Because of injuries he has played only one full home game against San
Francisco, and that was in '03. At the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, Bulger
(313.6 yards per game with eight TDs and just one pick indoors this season)
takes aim at a Niners D that has given up an average of 33.8 points on the
Cowboys VS. Buccaneers
So this is what Bill Parcells envisioned. With Terry Glenn effective again,
Romo has a full complement of quality wideouts, two tight ends who are making
hefty contributions and a healthy running attack to keep the defense guessing.
All of which is too much for a banged-up secondary to handle.
Panthers AT Redskins
Washington's defense has allowed 20 passing touchdowns in 10 games--and even
with cornerbacks Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers healthy, the Redskins have
given up 10 in their last four. Delhomme, meanwhile, has thrown at least one TD
pass in seven of his last eight games.
Texans AT Jets
Lundy may get only a slice of his team's carries, splitting the job with Samkon
Gado, but Houston coaches favor Lundy as the Texans' long-term solution in the
backfield. And a game against New York provides an ideal platform for RBs with
something to prove: The Jets have allowed 13 rushing TDs, most in the