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QB: Eli Manning (NYG): After a strong start last week, the lesser Manning brother has a cushy matchup against the Cardinals secondary this Sunday. This is the same defense that got torched by Cam Newton in his first NFL start, allowed Rex Grossman to have a 17-point fantasy day, and in possibly their greatest feat, made Tavaris Jackson not look completely inept (though he was still awful).

RB: Tim Hightower (WAS): A trendy pick to breakout this season in Washington, Hightower has generally disappointed to so far this season. The former Cardinals runningback was averaging just 3.5 YPC this season, but he should find things much easier this week on a Rams defense that has given up the most rushing yards to opponents this season (174.3 per game).

WR: A.J. Green (CIN)
RB: Ryan Mathews (SD)
WR: Lance Moore (NO)
TE: Tony Gonzalez (ATL)
K: Conor Barth (TB)
DEF: Atlanta Falcons

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QB: Tony Romo (DAL): The Cowboys quarterback has received a lot of praise in recent weeks for his toughness, but you don’t get any bonus points in fantasy football for playing through an injury. The fact is that Romo didn’t look himself last week, he’s still without No. 1 receiver Miles Austin, and he’s facing an emerging Lions defense this week.

RB: Steven Jackson (STL): The Rams star player has been nicked up the past couple of weeks, but just because he is set to return to the lineup doesn’t mean he is a trustworthy start. The Redskins defense that opposes him this week ranks 11th best in rushing yards allowed per game. On top of that, fellow St. Louis running back Carnell Williams is still expected to be involved as the Rams ease Jackson back in.

WR: Santonio Holmes (NYJ): The Jets have been a very pass oriented team this season, but this will be their first real test against a stingy defense. The Ravens defense forced seven turnovers in Week one and wreaked havoc again this past week against the Rams. Holmes already is a little dinged with a quad injury, and he hasn’t produced to his draft status yet in his first three games.

RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis (NE)
WR: Anquan Boldin (BAL)
TE: Owen Daniels (HOU)
K: Robbie Gould (CHI)
DEF: San Francisco 49ers

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QB: Matt Hasselbeck (TEN)
RB: Bernard Scott (CIN)
WR: Nate Washington (TEN)
RB: Kendall Hunter (SF)
WR: Torey Smith (BAL)
TE: Brent Celek (PHI)
K: Dan Bailey (DAL)
DEF: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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