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Washington Redskins' running back Ryan Torain runs for a short gain against the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on December 12, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

As I have been saying for the past three weeks, if you have talented starters who have performed well then by all means start them. The start and sit options below are for those of you that are truly looking for a spark at various positions to help you win a fantasy football championship.

Good luck this week.



Matt Ryan vs Saints: The Falcons should be forced to throw the football with Drew Brees on the other side of the field. Look for Ryan to attack down the field as the Saints’ defense can be beat in the secondary.


Matt Schaub @ Broncos: This has been a disappointing season for fantasy owners with Matt Schaub, and I’m personally tired of this teams in ability to throw until they are playing from behind. The Broncos and Tim Tebow will put points on the board but this should be a close low scoring affair if Arian Foster is sidelined at any time.

Running Backs


Ryan Mathews @ Bengals: Last week Ryan Mathews looked sharp against the 49ers on Thursday night football. Now with a week and a half of rest, Mathews could see a work load close to twenty carries against the Bengals struggling defense.

Ryan Torain @ Jaguars: The Redskins are in great need of a running game in order to find a win and Ryan Torain has a hot hand. The Jaguars’ defense gave up a big game to Colts’ runner Donald Brown last week and Darren McFadden torched them the week before.


Fred Jackson vs Patriots: This one kills me to recommend because of the games Fred Jackson has had in the past few months and against tough defenses. If you don’t have an option that has been solid of late to start over Jackson then, please give this veteran another go. Jackson can be solid if given a steady work load but of late he’s been up and down.

At least Brandon Jackson had close to 100 yards against the Patriots last week so that is encouraging for Jackson’s odds to produce.

Wide Receivers


Brandon Marshall vs Lions: The time has officially come to trust Brandon Marshall in your fantasy lineup once again. This has been a bust season for Marshall but in the past two weeks, he’s posted a touchdown and had over 100 yards receiving against the Bills. Look for Marshall to catch close to ten footballs and have a big game.

Anquan Boldin @ Browns: The Ravens prized veteran receiver has had some disappointing stretches for fantasy owners this season, but it would be a good idea to stick with him against Cleveland. The last time Boldin faced this defense he posted over 100 yards receiving and three touchdowns. This team needs to win to keep pace with the Steelers and make a playoff spot. Boldin should be productive this week.


Malcom Floyd @ Bengals: Vincent Jackson broke out last week and showed us all that he is the go to guy for Philip Rivers once again. This should mean that Malcom Floyd will only continue to play at an inconsistent level, and that isn’t good enough to a starting spot on your super bowl roster.

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