LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 18: Cornerback DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins tackles wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs during their game October 18, 2009 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
There are lots of big-named wide receivers in the NFL that have been fantasy football monsters in recent years: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, and the list goes on and on.
But it's rare to see a wide receiver on a hot stretch of games like the one that is going on right now, which leads me to our fantasy football pick for "Stud of the Week".
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City: What Bowe is doing is nearly unprecedented. He was atrocious in the first three games of the season. He's scored at least one touchdown in 9 of the last 10 games, and has scored multiple touchdowns in the past three games, giving him 14 touchdowns on the season. Really remarkable. And looking at Bowe's matchup this week, he is the biggest slam dunk for a monster day maybe all season. The Broncos are terrible in the secondary -- on defense in general -- and in the teams' last meeting, Bowe caught 13 balls for 186 yards and two scores in the Week 10. Start him.
Dud of the Week:
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Last time I put Eli in this spot, he torched some poor team. I don't immediately recall which one, but he proved me wrong. This time, I don't think it'll happen. The Giants are playing the Redskins, whose pass defense hasn't allowed a 200-yard passer in the past two weeks and hasn't allowed a passing touchdown since Week 10. Factor in lingering injuries to his two top receivers Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith, and the deck is stacked against Eli pretty heavily. Bench him.