Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Start RGIII against the Broncos. Robert Griffin III seems to be returning to form. He is poised to repeat his second half performance from 2012. ESPN notes that RGIII is at 100% for the first time this year. The Broncos are the only team in the NFL who gives up over 350 yards per game to opposing QBs. This is mostly because teams who play Denver are playing from behind, but nonetheless, RGIII should have a big one this weekend at Mile High. Start Matt Stafford against the Cowboys. The Cowboys probably have the worst secondary in football, and firing Rob Ryan doesn’t seem to be resulting in much change for this desperate defense. Some of Stafford’s favorite targets (Megatron, Bush) have been banged up for the past few weeks and are now returning for full-strength. Stafford is a must start. Start Aaron Rodgers against the Vikings. He has averaged 313 yards passing and 3 touchdowns in his previous 8 games against the Vikings. Need I say more? Start Drew Brees against the Bills. The last time Brees come off a bye week and didn’t throw 4 touchdowns was in 2008 against the Falcons; when he passed the ball for 422 yards. He has averaged 380 passing yards in games after a bye week for the last 5 years; 18 total TDs. Start Peyton Manning against the Redskins. There really aren’t a lot of favorable QB matchups this week. So yeah, if you had any thought of sitting Peyton this week (you might want to have your head examined) you should just start him. He’s going to score a million points. Sit Tom Brady against the Dolphins. In his last 8 games against the Dolphins, Brady has averaged less than 2 touchdowns per game; and that was with a much more stable group of ball-catchers. Sit Terrelle Pryor against the Steelers. Sit Ryan Tannehill against the Patriots. Sit Tony Romo against the Lions. Sit Alex Smith against the Browns. Start Knowshon Moreno against the Redkins. The Redskins have given up a league-high 8 rushing touchdowns to opposing RBs and Moreno’s definitely the hot hand in Denver. I have mixed feelings about Moreno’s fantasy value long-term but he shouldn’t see a dip in production this week. Start Eddie Lacy against the Vikings. Lacy is going to be the workhorse going forward; he’ll probably be deserving of a fantasy start for the rest of the year. He also hold a considerable amount of value in dynasty and keeper leagues. Lacy should be one of the top 10 backs drafted in 2014. Start Frank Gore against the Jaguars. I usually spend my mornings watching NFL AM on NFL Network and they suggested that it’s entirely possible that Gore will out-gain the entire Jaguars offense. He is going to feast on one of the weakest front-7s in the league. Start Marshawn Lynch against the Rams. Start Alfred Morris against the Broncos. Sit Zac Stacy against the the Seahawks. The top 2 defenses against the run (SD & BAL) are on bye this week, and the third best (KC) are paying the Browns – and if you’re in a position to start one of the Browns’ running backs to begin with, you probably don’t have any other options anyways. That being said, the Seahawks are the 4th best defense stopping fantasy running backs, Stacy is likely going to see a slide in production this week – he might be able to make an impact in the passing game. Sit Adrian Peterson against the Packers. This is not entirely based on his lack of production last week; it’s mostly based on the unconditional failure of the Vikings to do anything that resembles effective football play. Peterson is certainly the most talented back in the league, he is suffering from terrible play-calling, and absolutely no pass-offense. The Packers are going to stack the box and will make AD’s day a long one. Sit Steven Jackson against the Cardinals. Sit Chris Ivory against the Bengals. Sit Pierre Thomas against the Bills. Start Victor Cruz against the Eagles. Cruz had an underwhelming game against the Eagles in week 5, and he’s yet to play a season where he doesn’t have at least one hundred-yard game against Philly. The Eagles have allowed 14 receiving touchdowns by wide receivers, most in the NFC (t-2nd ATL/STL; 9). Start Larry Fitzgerald against the Falcons. He hasn’t been what people hoped with the addition of Carson Palmer, but this is a favorable matchup for both QBs and wide receivers. Start Terrance Williams against the Lions. He’s scored in each of his last three games. Start Greg Jennings against the Packers. Start Anquan Boldin against the Jaguars. Sit Kenbrell Thompkins against the Dolphins. The Dolphins have not allowed a receiver to find the endzone yet this year. I can’t see the shaky, inconsistent Thompkins breaking this streak. Sit all Rams receivers against the Seahawks. Sit Dwayne Bowe against the Browns. If you have any fantasy questions, who to start, who to sit, or any suggestions for fantasy-related articles on sportsinjuryalert.com please follow me on twitter @NFLBen

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