Doug Martin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB: The Muscle Hamster hasn’t quite panned out this season for his fantasy owners boasting a 3.5 YPC average through five games. Fear no more my friends, the Bucs are facing a defense in KC who ranks 22nd in the league against the rush and this guy is due to blow. Muscle Hamster breaks out of his cage this week and runs wild Man style.
Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys WR: Dezzie hasn’t been a man once this season. Don’t get me wrong, he’s shown flashes once or twice, but he really hasn’t put it together for a whole game yet. Or it could just be Tony Romo’s fault. However, the Baltimore D they face this week gives up the majority of its points allowed to WR2s, which means Miles Austin could be a big lady this week and it could open the door for Dez to Man up and finally show what he’s made of.
Christian Ponder - Minnesota Vikings QB: Ponder screwed me over a couple weeks ago when I put him in the Man column and he shit a brick. Maybe I’m just stupid for trusting him again, but I think he has a real good shot this week to perform. Going against an atrocious Redskins secondary and the Vikings finding new ways to get it to Harvin and Rudolph, Ponder could do big things this week. Man things. Through five weeks the Redskins have allowed five 100 yard games to opposing receivers and eight touchdowns, not including four touchdowns for TEs. Now there's some stats for your ass.
Golden Tate - Seattle Seahawks WR: The Patriots secondary is looked at as a bend but don’t break pass defense. This week the Pats roll into Seattle, and the possibility of Seattle playing catch up and having to do it through the air makes this a tasty play for Tate. Tate has become a favorite of Russell Wilson in the last couple of weeks and he has three scores (one fluky Hail Mary catch) to start the season. Look for Tate to produce even if it’s in garbage time, or possibly even regular time if the game is close.
Dwayne Bowe - Kansas City Chiefs WR: The Buccaneers have the 32nd ranked pass D in the NFL, and this week Dwayne has a plan to get his. With Matt Cassel out this week, look for Brady Quinn to try and be a Man himself, trying to light these Bucs up. His go to guy has to be Bowe. Of course there’s always that chance that Jamaal Charles goes off for a buck fifty, but I think it’s Bowe’s week this week.
Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers WR: Jordy has basically been a ghost this season, and those of you thinking last year was no fluke have been fooled thus far. Jordy and the Packers face a stout Houston D this week, and I’m thinking this is more of a Randall Cobb game than a Jordy game. The Packers need to be sneaky, they can’t just go bombs away with Jennings out and Nelson down field by himself. Look for Jordy to be real Lady like this week.
Brandon Lloyd - New England Patriots WR: Brandon hasn’t exactly blown up yet this season but I wouldn’t say he’s been a Lady either. This week however, he’s a Lady. With the likely return of Hernandez and Seattle not giving much up to WR1s, look for Brandon to possibly be a fourth option on this offense again, even getting overlooked a little this Sunday. I don’t like it because he’s one of my favorite guys, but I just don’t seem him succeeding this week.
Steven Jackson - St. Louis Rams RB: First, the Rams offense is terrible. Second, The Miami run defense is pretty damn good. Third, it’s an away game against a Dolphins team that seems to be improving little by little every week. Look for the Dolphins to shut down Jackson and let the Rams try and beat them through the air (which they won’t). It doesn’t look good for our boy Stevie this week. Sorry Bro.
Mario Manningham - San Francisco 49ers WR: The Giants are giving up a lot of fantasy points to WR1s this year, pretty much shutting down WR2s and WR3s. So look for Manningham to maybe take a back seat this week in what should be a “Kiss My Ass Giants” week for him. Also, I think the Giants are going to do particularly well against this 49ers D, controlling the clock and ball for most of the game.
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Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings RB: Peterson has looked decent since coming back from his knee injury so far this season. His explosiveness is returning and he’s getting back to being his old self. However, this week he’s going against a Redskins D that is surprisingly good against the run. Plus I think the Vikings are going to try and beat the Skins through the air, which leaves Mr. Peterson possibly high and dry Sunday afternoon. Lady.