Fantasy lineup

Ravens Weekend

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November 02, 2007|By GLENN GRAHAM

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Antonio Gates, San Diego at Minnesota -- The addition of wide receiver Chris Chambers will create more big plays for Gates, as evidenced by his 49- and 31-yard touchdown catches Sunday against Houston.

QUARTERBACK

STARTING NOD -- Derek Anderson, Cleveland vs. Seattle: The former Raven has developed into a must-start every week in fantasy leagues. In seven games, he has thrown for 1,744 yards and 17 touchdowns.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle; Drew Brees, New Orleans; Philip Rivers, San Diego.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Jon Kitna, Detroit; Vince Young, Tennessee; Kurt Warner, Arizona.

RUNNING BACK

STARTING NOD -- Kevin Jones, Detroit vs. Denver: Jones has taken on more responsibility in the Lions' offense every week. Last week at Chicago, he had 23 carries for 105 yards and scored his fourth touchdown in five games.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo; Larry Johnson, Kansas City; Clinton Portis, Washington.

NOT THIS WEEK -- DeShaun Foster, Carolina; Willis McGahee, Ravens; Thomas Jones, New York Jets.

WIDE RECEIVER

STARTING NOD -- Wes Welker, New England at Indianapolis: While much attention will be focused on Randy Moss, Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison, Welker (56 catches, 613 yards, six touchdowns) will steal the show.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Braylon Edwards, Cleveland; T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati; Lee Evans, Buffalo.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Derrick Mason, Ravens; Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay; Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City.

TIGHT END

STARTING NOD -- Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City vs. Green Bay: The veteran tight end continues to be the Chiefs' biggest weapon in the passing game.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Chris Cooley, Washington; Tony Scheffler, Denver; Kellen Winslow, Cleveland.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Owen Daniels, Houston; Jeff King, Carolina; Eric Johnson, New Orleans.

KICKER

STARTING NOD -- Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. New England: Could the former Patriot be the difference in the big game?

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

STARTING NOD -- Washington at New York Jets: Embarrassed in New England on Sunday, the Redskins will take out their frustration on the Jets' struggling offense and new quarterback Kellen Clemens.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Willie Parker, Pittsburgh: 22 carries, 126 yards, one TD; two catches, 8 yards.

Quarterback -- Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia: 23-for-36, 333 yards, one TD.

Running back -- Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants: 23 carries, 131 yards, two catches, 6 yards.

Wide receiver -- Laveranues Coles, New York Jets: one catch, 13 yards.

Tight end -- Kellen Winslow, Cleveland: two catches, 26 yards, one TD.

Kicker -- David Akers, Philadelphia: three field goals, two extra points.

Defense -- New York Giants: two fumbles; one sack.

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