Predicted Score: Seahawks 28, Bengals 24
Cincinnati: The Benglas have had no problems on offense as all the main players have produced right out of the gate. Carson Palmer is top amongst fantasy QBs and Chad Johnson ranks 2nd amongst fantasy wideouts just behind Steve Smith. Even with a game against the Ravens, Rudi Johnson is getting involved both on the ground and through the air (7 catches, 1 TD). Look for more of the same this week as the Seattle's defense made Edgerrin James look like the Edge of old and allowed 299 yds to Matt Leinartů the second-highest yardage total of his career. This should be a close one with edge going to Seattle only because they're playing at home. WR Glenn Holt replaces Tab Perry (hamstring) as the #3 receiver.
- Start: QB Carson Palmer, RB Rudi Johnson, WR Chad Johnson, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, K Shayne Graham
- Consider: TE Reggie Kelley
- Sit: Bengals D/ST
Seattle: The Seahawks must be licking their chops after viewing Derek Anderson and Jamal Lewis shred the Benglas defense for 554 yards and 6 TDs last week. Obviously those numbers don't come along very easy but Seattle has enough weapons to exploit the Bengals in much the same manner. Deion Branch welcomed himself to the 2007 season a week late with 7 catches and 122 yds and Shaun Alexander is a much quicker, lighter version of Jamal Lewis. Both should post good numbers in a relatively high-scoring game. Nate Burleson is starting opposite Branch but Bobby Engram is the better fantasy wide receiver at this point. Quick fact: Seattle is 27-6 at home since 2003.
- Start: QB Matt Hasselbeck, RB Shaun Alexander, WR Deion Branch, WR Bobby Engram, TE Marcus Pollard, K Josh Brown
- Consider: WR Nate Burleson
- Sit: Seahawks D/ST