James Jones, Green Bay Packers, 44% (St. Louis): JJ, coming off two straight productive performances, gets a great match-up with the Rams this week. Sure, St. Lou has actually been decent in the pass D (224 yards/game, 8 TDs), but they haven’t faced an offense like Green Bay’s yet, and they will be locked in on Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley, leaving James plenty of single coverage. JJ is starting to live up to his upside as the deep threat from the slot, and I think he could be a WR2 this week, with a TD catch for the third straight week: 75 yards, TD.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders, 43% (Cleveland): Bey, a first round bust if there ever was one, has shown flashes of brilliance the past two games, going for 100 yards in each, with a TD catch last week. Cleveland is stingy in the passing game (195 yards/game, 7 TDs), but Bey should get decent yardage and possibly another score, as the Browns look to shut down DMC, leaving some openings in the secondary: 60 yards, TD.
Danario Alexander, St. Louis Rams, 11% (@ Green Bay): On the other side of this seemingly lopsided affair, Alexander could rack up significant yardage against the Packer passing D, which has not been that impressive (300 yards/game, 10 TDs), some of that owing to them playing well ahead much of the time. It is admittedly a crap-shoot as to which of the Rams’ receivers offer the most value for today, but I like Alexander to get the lion’s share over Brandon Gibson and Mike Sims-Walker (update: he’s inactive); call it a hunch: 90 yards.
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Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys, 3% (@ New England): Robinson looks likely to stay as the #3 WR for Dallas this week, and he could be a sneaky WR 2-3 against the lackluster Patriot’s passing D (327 yards/game, 9 TDs), as Dez Bryant and the now-healthy Miles Austin garner the most attention: 80 yards.