Tarvaris Jackson – If Brett Favre sits, this isn’t likely as he refuses to end his ridiculous streak of aggravating NFL fans. If for some reason he’s out of the lineup, Jackson is a solid start for teams in two QB leagues. With Sidney Rice back in action, and Percy Harvin likely to play this weekend, Jackson will have more weapons at his disposal then Favre had all year. Jackson isn’t the most accurate quarterback, but he’s part of a juggernaut offense which can make up for what he lacks in accuracy. If Jackson is behind center, start him over Drew Stanton, Alex Smith and Chad Henne based on his mobility and potential.
Chris Ivory - It’s not clear whether Pierre Thomas will come back vs. the Rams on Sunday and Reggie Bush’s role is clearly up in the air as a part of the Saints rushing game. Fortunately for New Orleans, Ivory has picked up the slack rushing for 254 yards and scoring five touchdowns over the past three games. While Ivory isn’t a workhorse, he is clearly the red zone option for the Saints. Ivory makes for a number two running back against St Louis and expect at a minimum 30 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Javarris James – James is similar to what Ivory was, a goal line machine who gets the touches within the trenches. If you have been able to watch the Colts run the ball this season, it’s obvious that Donald Brown is not worthy of an NFL job. Brown is useless and don’t be threatened by Dominic Rhodes as he was cut by the Bills and Raiders over the past two seasons. James on the other hand is a tough runner, who’s hard to bring down and has a nose for the end zone. Indianapolis travels to Tennessee on Thursday, to face a Titans team who give up the 22nd most rushing yards in the league. Play James as a flex in a must win for Indianapolis.
Roy Williams – Williams barely contributed against the Colts catching two balls for 32 yards, but owners in need of a wide receiver should look Williams way. Rookie Dez Bryant is out for the season with a broken right fibula, so Williams steps into the number two receiver role for the Cowboys offense. With Assante Samuel likely glued to Miles Austin, Williams could have a big game, as John Kitna has been known to look his way going back to their days as Lions.
New England Patriots Defense – Known for their offense, the Patriots defense has been able to keep up Tom Brady and crew of late. Well, the truth is the Patriots get up by so much that it throws the other teams offense into a new direction, so they go away from their original game plan. Either way, the New England defense has forced eight interceptions in their last three games and that was to incredibly accurate quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Mark Sanchez. The Patriots go against Jay Cutler and Ryan Fitzpatrick in weeks 14 and 16, and while both have surprised many this season with their play, they are both consistently inconsistent.