- Scott Engel, ESPN Fantasy Games
Every week, we preview all of the upcoming games from a fantasy perspective. To help you with lineup decisions regarding most non-superstar players, we give you matchups to exploit, key starting choices and advice on who to leave on your bench.
Arizona at Detroit: Even though Detroit DT Shaun Rogers is still hurting, it's unlikely that the Cardinals will be able to run the ball effectively. Kurt Warner will look for Larry Fitzgerald often, as Bryant Johnson (shoulder) is questionable and Reggie Newhouse might have to start in his place. Kevin Jones is not listed on the injury report and should find the end zone even if his yardage numbers aren't great. The top Detroit wide receivers are still coming back from injuries and suspensions, so Scottie Vines could deliver decent numbers again. Start and Smile: Larry Fitzgerald. Watch and Worry: Marcel Shipp.
Baltimore at Jacksonville: It should be another disappointing day for Jamal Lewis against a sturdy Jacksonville defensive front. Kyle Boller could be forced into some adverse passing situations in his return, and that could mean good sack numbers for the Jaguars defense, plus more than one turnover. The Ravens' defense has become vulnerable to the running game with Ed Reed and Ray Lewis out, so Jacksonville RB Greg Jones should post some good yardage numbers and score at least once. Jimmy Smith could get open often as the Ravens pay more attention to the up-and-coming Ernest Wilford. Start and Smile: Greg Jones, Jimmy Smith. Watch and Worry: Jamal Lewis.
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