Santana Moss, wide receiver, Washington Redskins: Moss has caught four touchdown passes in the last four weeks, which normally bodes for a strong week ahead. A closer look shows he has managed only two total catches in the past two weeks. With Pierre Garcon returning to the lineup, Moss becomes an iffy start.
Benjamin Watson, tight end, Cleveland Browns: Watson tripled his touchdown total on the year with two grabs for pay dirt against Dallas Sunday. If you think he can keep the production up, he becomes a decent start, but he will likely revert to a more pedestrian performance like his two catch, twenty-two yard game against Baltimore two weeks before.
Christian Ponder, quarterback, Minnesota Vikings: Ponder has been a strong start for much of the season, as he has thrown multiple touchdown passes in five games. This week he will face a determined Chicago defense. Leave Ponder on the bench.
James Starks, running back, Green Bay Packers: Starks’ 25 carries against Detroit were his highest total on the year, and he made well on his opportunities as he totaled 74 yards. He should continue with a high number of carries this week against the New York Giants.
Colin Kaepernick, quarterback, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick performed well when he filled in for Alex Smith on Monday night and finished with 243 yards and two touchdowns. With Smith yet to be cleared to play and Kaepernick chomping at the bit for another start, he should get another chance against a weak New Orleans Saints defense.
Jalen Parmele, running back , Jacksonville Jaguars: Parmele was given the ball 24 times Sunday against Houston and turned those carries into 80 yards. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said the team will stick with Parmele over Rashad Jennings, so look for Parmele to have a big week against Tennessee.