START Kahlil Bell, RB, Bears at Packers. Looking for a sneaky flex play? Marion Barber been sitting out practice this week with a calf injury and is expected to sit. . Green Bay has coughed up at least one rushing TD for six straight weeks.
START Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons at Saints. With seven TD passes and no interceptions over the past two weeks, Ryan is among the hottest QBs in the land. He’ll need to keep up the blistering pace on Monday night as he duels Drew Brees.
START Ryan Mathews, RB, Broncos at Lions. Coming off a week in which he gashed the Ravens’ elite defense for 90 yards and two scores, Mathews now gets to pick on Detroit’s vulnerable run defense. He could score as a rusher and receiver.
START Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks vs. 49ers. Call it a hunch on a tailback who hasn’t failed to reach the end zone since Week 3. Not only wouldn’t I sit Lynch against the NFL’s top-ranked run defense; I’ll bet he posts the first rushing TD on them.
START Plaxico Burress, WR, Jets vs. Giants. The cross-town smack talk is in full swing, but the Giants’ porous secondary won’t be able to muzzle the scoring. Look for Burress to penetrate the end zone at least once against his former team.
START Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles at Cowboys. He’s been hindered in recent weeks by hamstring and shoulder injuries, but Maclin appears reliably healthy now. He notched 54 yards and a TD in the teams’ first meeting.
START Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions.
START QB Cam Newton, Panthers.
START Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
START Michael Vick, QB, Eagles
START Tim Tebow, QB Broncos
START Michael Bush, RB, Raiders
START Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins
START Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos
START Shonn Greene, RB, Jets
START Cedric Benson, RB, Bengals
START RB Beanie Wells, Cardinals
START A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
START WR Nate Washington, Titans
START Mike Williams, RB Bucs
START Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings
START Dwayne Bowe, WR Chiefs
START Stevie Johnson, WR, Bills
START Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
START Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets
BENCH Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins vs. Vikings. Grossman is at the top of many sleeper lists this week since he’ll be facing Minnesota’s generous secondary. Don’t pin your title hopes on one of the most unreliable passers on the planet.
BENCH DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers vs. Buccaneers. In three of his last four games, Williams has scored at least once and rushed for 61 or more yards. But he stunk it up in the other contest, in Tampa Bay.
BENCH Roy Helu, RB, Redskins vs. Vikings. A lower leg injury presumably was the cause of his poor productivity last week, and it could limit his touches on Sunday, too. You know how skittish Mike Shanahan can be with his rushers.
BENCH Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens vs. Browns. With news that Anquan Boldin is out due to knee surgery, Smith will be the primary receiver in this matchup. That means he’ll be blanketed by Joe Haden, who is playing at an elite level.
BENCH Brandon Lloyd, WR, Rams at Steelers. Whether or not Sam Bradford (ankle) suits up, Lloyd can’t be trusted against the stingiest pass defense in the league.
BENCH Ben Roethlisberger, QB Steelers
BENCH Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
BENCH QB Matt Hasselbeck, Titans
BENCH Alex Smith, QB, 49ers
BENCH Carson Palmer, QB, Raiders.
BENCH Steven Jackson, RB, Rams
BENCH BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Pats
BENCH Toby Gerhart, RB Vikings
BENCH Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers
BENCH Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns
BENCH Jackie Battle, RB, Chiefs
BENCH RB Ben Tate, Texans
BENCH Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants
BENCH Eric Decker, WR, Broncos
BENCH Greg Little, WR, Browns
BENCH Steve Breaston, WR Cards
BENCH WR Denarius Moore, Raiders