Houston (9-1) vs. Detroit (4-6) – Thursday- 11:30 A.M.
Matt Schaub: After his monster performance Sunday that is good for the second best passing day in NFL history, Schaub is a plausible start again this week. There is no way he will single handedly win fantasy games as he did last week, but 250 and two touchdowns isn't out of the question.
Arian Foster: From the department of "no brainers", Foster is once again a top fantasy play this week. The Lions have given up big games to elite level runners and Foster fits the bill. Adrian Peterson ran for 273 yards and a touchdown against the Lions in two meetings. Marshawn Lynch carried 12 times for 105 yards.
Andre Johnson: Johnson was pumped up after his 273 yard performance against Jacksonville. While there is no way he'll reach those numbers, a 100 yard outing with a trip to the endzone isn't out of the question. A top 10 start this week.
Owen Daniels: If Daniels is a go, he's an option against Detroit. He worked through a hip injury last week and caught six passes while being targeted nine times. Fellow tight end Garrett Graham caught eight passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns.
D/ST: The Texans have four touchdowns to their credit this season. Their outing against the pedestrian Jaguars last week was a head scratcher. They allowed 37 points against the Jags. Up until that point they had allowed more than 17 points only twice (Green Bay and Denver) and had held teams under 10 points the previous two weeks.
Shayne Graham: Graham made three-of-five field goals last week and is 18-for-22 on the season.
Matthew Stafford: The 8th ranked QB in Charch's rankings this week will likely produce once again. The Texans defense just watched Chad Henne throw for 354 yards and four touchdowns last week. Aaron Rodgers threw for 338 yards and 6 TD's earlier this season.
Mikel Leshoure: Well, something called Jalen Parmele just ran for 80 yards against the Texans. Here's the bigger problem that makes Leshoure a questionable play. The Texans are the only team in football that hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown.
Calvin Johnson: Expect another 100+ yard performance at the least and another trek to the endzone for Megatron.
Brandon Pettigrew: The missing person request for Pettigrew continues. He has eight catches for 65 yards over the past three weeks. If it weren't for a garbage time score against the Vikings, his fantasy career would be DOA.
D/ST: We'll make this one quick. If you have Detroit's defense, you are probably in the cellar. There are plenty of other options available.
Jason Hanson: The kicker who began his pro career in 1992, is still doin' it in Motown. Expect a couple of field-goals and extra-points.