Josh Freeman has been up-and-down from a fantasy standpoint, so it’s probably best to hold off on inserting him into the starting lineup, especially with the bye weeks no longer being a factor. Chances are if Freeman has a big day, then Mike Williams will have one as well, and the rookie has done enough anyway to probably warrant a start. Although Blount has started to get the lion’s share of carries, Carnell Williams’ presence still makes him a risky start. Winslow is coming off his first touchdown of the season and could be a good start this week.
He might not be as fleet of foot as Michael Vick, but Troy Smith can make plays with his legs. It remains to be seen if he’ll have as prolific a day through the air as he did last week, however, and owners may want to see another big effort from him before putting him in lineups. Crabtree could be a starter in deeper leagues, while Gore and Davis are absolute must-starts, especially this week. San Francisco will also have a new kicker this week, as Shane Andrus was signed to take the place of the injured Joe Nedney.