* Fantasy difference maker: Matthew Berry explains why you shouldn’t have Wes Welker in your starting lineup.
“Since Randy Moss left Welker hasn’t had more than 5 fantasy points in any game,” Berry says, “and the Steelers have allowed only one touchdown pass to a wide receiver at home this year. If you have any decent option, bench Wes Welker.”
* Matchup to watch: “The Patriots’ defensive front seven must not allow the Steelers to control the line of scrimmage with the running game,” ESPN analyst Herm Edwards says. “If that happens, their young secondary will have problems stopping the Steelers’ play-action passing game.”
* Prediction:Darren Woodson thinks the Steelers will beat the Patriots, 28-13.