Brian Westbrook (available in 29% of leagues)
Don’t take a lot out of the shellacking the 49ers took on the road against Green Bay. Being behind a large percentage of the time, Westbrook wasn’t used too often, but with matchups against Seattle, St. Louis, and Arizona, the savvy veteran should produce.
James Starks (available in 93% of leagues)
Who? — I know, right? But don’t hate on the rookie. Also, don’t expect a running back change from Brandon Jackson to Starks, but do expect that Starks’ number of carries will continue to be at a starter’s level (18 carries, 73 yards last week vs. San Francisco).
Earl Bennett (available in 93% of leagues)
Bennett – Jay Cutler’s favorite target at Vanderbilt – has had double digit fantasy performances in the past two weeks and with the offensive line starting to protect Cutler a bit more than we’ve been used to seeing, Bennett’s go routes will be called a lot more often from offensive coordinator, Mike Martz.
Atlanta D/ST (available in 73% of leagues)
They shouldn’t be your first choice for a starting defense, but if you’re in a pickle one week just remember that they have two remaining games against the Carolina Panthers.
Tashard Choice (available in 87% of leagues)
With Marion Barber out, Choice ran 18 times for 100 yards and a TD against a porous Colts’ defense. As long as Barber is injured, Choice is a solid backup play.
Josh Freeman (available in 43% of leagues)
With three of his remaining four matchups against the 16th, 29th, and 30th ranked pass defenses, the second-year signal caller should have plenty of upside down the stretch.
Javarris James (available in 96% of leagues)
The Colts don’t run the ball. Actually, they aren’t passing the ball like the Colts of old either, so fair game. But, whenever the Colts are inside the five, they do hand the ball to James who has five touchdowns on just 28 carries all year long.
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Written by Al Buzzelli