Lions VS. Vikings
For Jones to have a good game, he'd have to do what eight consecutive starting
running backs have failed to achieve against Minnesota: run for more than 55
yards or score a TD. That group includes Ronnie Brown, Ahman Green, NFC rushing
leader Frank Gore--and Jones, who gained all of eight yards in Week 5.
Patriots VS. Dolphins
One of the overlooked stories of last week's three-TD show by Corey Dillon was
that Maroney left the game after a helmet-to-helmet collision. When it comes to
the status of injured players, the Patriots are the most secretive in the
league, so there's no way to know how healthy Maroney will be.
Colts AT Jaguars
Addai has become the go-to guy in Indy, but in recent years Jacksonville has
been rough on Colts running backs. With Indianapolis, Edgerrin James was a TD
machine, but he crossed the Jags' goal line once in eight division games. In
Week 3 against Jacksonville, Addai had 15 yards in limited action.
Dolphins VS. Patriots
Despite letting Detroit's Mike Furrey get into the end zone last week, New
England is tied with the Broncos and the Bears for the league lead in fewest
passing TDs allowed (eight). In their first meeting this year, the Pats held
Booker and fellow wideout Chris Chambers to 51 combined yards.
Saints AT Cowboys
Horn left last week's game against the Niners when he reaggravated his groin
injury, leaving Drew Brees with neither Horn nor wideout Marques Colston.
Adding insult to injury, this week New Orleans will be clashing with a talented
Dallas defensive backfield that includes Terence Newman and Roy Williams.
Chiefs VS. Ravens
Last week Kennison had his best fantasy output in nearly a year (seven catches
for 117 yards and one touchdown). However, there's a big difference between the
Browns' coverage scheme and the Ravens'. Look for a well-rested Chris McAlister
& Co. to keep Kennison off the scoreboard.
Seahawks AT Cardinals
Stevens had better hope that Mike Holmgren has more patience than Seahawks fans
do. The tight end, still dwelling on his drops in Super Bowl XL, is routinely
booed by Seattle's 12th Man. He has TDs in three of seven games since returning
from a knee injury, but teammates may be down on him--especially after his two
big drops against Green Bay.