QB: Tom Brady, Patriots
NFL.com QB scoring rank: No. 4. Matchup: Bills
Equation: One of the highest-ranked fantasy QBs in the NFL (+) 31st-ranked defense in the NFL (x) at home = NO BRAINER.
WR: A.J. Green, Bengals
NFL.com WR scoring rank: No. 1
Life's guarantees: Death, taxes and A.J. Green scoring a touchdown in a 2012 NFL game. The streak continues against the Giants' 26th-ranked pass defense.
RB: Ray Rice, Ravens
NFL.com RB scoring rank: No. 4
At home against an Oakland Raiders team giving up 28.6 points and 124 rushing yards per game? Easy like Sunday morning.
QB: Andy Dalton, Bengals
NFL.com QB scoring rank: No. 14. Matchup: Giants
It could turn into a shootout against the Giants. If so, I'll be poised to reap the rewards of Dalton's arm -- particularly if he can somehow spread his throws to receivers other than Green. WR: Julio Jones, Falcons
NFL.com WR scoring rank: No. 11. Matchup: Saints
We know by now that the Saints pass defense is awful. We also know by now that Jones is really starting to emerge, with back-to-back 100-yard games coming into this one.
NFL.com RB scoring rank: No. 16. Matchup: Titans
Those who have Bush on their fantasy roster know he has been a no-show in plenty of games lately. But he is poised to go off against a leaky Titans run defense.
Winner: Derrick Williams -- Cam Newton (21.7), Calvin Johnson (12.9), Arian Foster (17.1). Total: 51.7
Loser: Michael Rand -- Joe Flacco (12.2), Eric Decker (21.9), LeSean McCoy (13.3). Total: 47.4
Overall standings: Guest pickers 5-4.
|Atlanta - LP: J. Johnson||0||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles||1|
|NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6|
|Boston - WP: A. Ogando||7||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||5|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||13||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||1|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Motte||7||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: B. Badenhop||3|
|Washington - LP: T. Roark||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: B. Morris||3|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||3||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez||12|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||0|
|San Francisco - LP: C. Heston||4||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: E. Butler||6|
|Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter||1|
|Houston - WP: L. Gregerson||5||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty||4|
|Texas - LP: K. Kela||2||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: G. Richards||3|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||3||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||0||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez||2|
|New York City||0||FINAL|