By Troy Jefferson
Philip Rivers (Chargers QB)- Rivers has turned back the clock this year. The Chargers signal caller is completing 65% of his passes and has only thrown one interception.
Matthew Stafford (Lions QB)- Washington has given up on average 310 passing yards per game. Stafford has a chance this week to throw for three plus touchdowns against a subpar secondary.
Giovani Bernard (Bengals RB)- Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he would use Giovani Bernard more. The rookie running back made a good case for himself, rushing for 38 yards last week and scoring two touchdowns.
Doug Martin (Buccaneers RB)- Martin is going to get plenty of touches vs. New England. The Buccaneers running back already has 53 carries and is playing the 28th ranked rush defense.
Calvin Johnson (Lions WR)- The Redskins defense has been historically bad and Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL.
Victor Cruz (Giants WR)- The Giants haven’t been winning games but they are number one in passing yards per game. Cruz has posted back-to-back 118 receiving yard games to start the season.
Terrelle Pryor (Raiders QB)- Pryor has been solid but this week he’ll face a stiffer test. Denver could get out to an early lead and make Oakland play catch up, forcing Pryor into some mistakes.
EJ Manuel (Bills QB)- It’s tough sledding anytime you play a Rex Ryan defense. The Jets rank 6th in the NFL in passing yards per game, allowing just 181.
Trent Richardson (Colts RB)- I don’t question Richardson’s talent but I do question how much of the playbook he picked up in less than a week.
James Starks (Packers RB)- Starks like the rest of his offense had a career day vs. Washington last week. However, Cincinnati’s defense is a different beast, holding opponents to 62 rushing yards per game.
Julian Edelman (Patriots WR)- Edelman has been the Patriots best receiver this year and you know who covers other teams best receivers… Revis.
Antonio Brown (Steelers WR)- Brown like his teammates has had a hard time finding the end-zone, I don’t see that changing vs. a stingy Bears defense.
Vikings (D/ST)- The Vikings defense has to be licking their chops to play against Cleveland, who traded away their best offensive weapon this week. Not to mention, Brian Hoyer is making his first start of the season.