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Kevin Smith – Back from the dead and showing up in the Motor City, Smith finished with as many carries as Jahvid Best did in Sunday’s victory over the Redskins. Smith got 12 carries for 51 yards, and finally looked healthy which he’s been unable to do since 2008 in his rookie season. Best has been a disaster since week two, and through seven games hasn’t rushed for 80 yards. Best owners need to handcuff Smith as a split going forward is more than likely.

Jason Campbell – Over his last two games Campbell is averaging 257 yards per game and two touchdowns in Raiders victories. Campbell is likely to start with Bruce Gradkowski dinged up, so riding him vs. the Chiefs at home makes Campbell a solid bye week fill in. Kansas City has the 23rd ranked pass defense in the league and with Campbell posting 37 fantasy points in the last two weeks, I feel safe with Campbell as he’s fighting for his job.

Mike Tolbert – For some reason Tolbert isn’t owned in every league, and he will continue to score touchdowns from the waiver wire until you pick him up. Tolbert has now scored in five of his last six games and is averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Not only is Tolbert the goal line back,  but he has proven to run better then Ryan Mathews and the comparison isn’t that close. If you don’t own Tolbert pick him up, as the Chargers go against the Texans defense.

James Jones - It’s official, Donald Driver is out for the likely shellacking of the Cowboys on Sunday night, leaving Jones as the number two receiver in the Packers offense. Before last week’s Jets game where all the Green Bay receivers didn’t show up, Jones caught four balls for 107 yards against the Vikings. Dallas has given up eight touchdowns through the air in the last two weeks, so Aaron Rodgers should air it out 35-40 times making Jones a top 20 receiver this week.

Javarris James – The cousin of Edgerrin James by the process of elimination could be the workhorse on Sunday against the Eagles. It’s very possible that Joseph Addai, Mike Hart and Donald Brown could all be out, which should lead to a 15-20 carry game for James. Monitor Hart and Brown all week, but James could have a 10-12 point week just by being the remaining healthy Colts running back.