Predicted Score: Falcons 20, Panthers 10
Atlanta: Without a doubt, this is the worst game on the schedule this week matching two teams struggling on offense and dancing around injuries. The Falcons have been without tight Alge Crumpler since Week 6 spurring on Roddy White to become the main offensive threat for the "Dirty Birds." Warrick Dunn notched his first 100-yd game of the season last week and even managed to cross the goaline but this anomaly doesn't make him a fantasy starter. Jerious Norwood left last weeks game in the first quarter after injuring his right ankle and assuming he's healthy enough to play should drop Dunn back to his normal 50-60 yds making "WD" a bordeline start. With Carolina decimated at the QB position this game is ripe for the taking.
- Start: WR Roddy White
- Consider: RB Warrick Dunn
- Sit: TE Alge Crumpler RB Jerious Norwood, QB Joey Harrington, WR Joe Horn, WR Michael Jenkins
Carolina: David Carr has a concussion, to go with Vinny Testaverde's Achilles tendinitis. WR Steve Smith has a hip contusion, C Justin Hartwig has a broken right thumb, and DE Julius Peppers injured his middle toe. The fact that the Panthers are 4-4, especially considering their revolving door at quarterback is beyond me. Don't be surprised if Matt Moore gets the start this week in a game nobody should watch. Steve Smith has 5 catches for 33 yards the last two weeks.
- Start: N/A
- Consider: RB DeShaun Foster, WR Steve Smith, TE Jeff King
- Sit: RB DeAngelo Williams, WR Drew Carter QB Jake Delhomme, WR Keary Colbert, WR Dwayne Jarrett