Driven Stronger: Megatron ready to rebound

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Last week Le'Veon Bell was one of our top Driven Stronger candidates, and he delivered a career night in Tennessee, rushing for 204 yards with one score. He added 18 more receiving yards for good measure, too. Looking ahead to Week 12, whether the players below are looking to bounce-back, face a great matchup or want to silence critics, each should have a little extra something to propel them to the tops of the fantasy ranks.

Quarterback -- Matthew Stafford

Stafford laid a big egg fantasy-wise on the road in Arizona on Sunday, completing just 18 of his 30 pass attempts for 183 yards, no touchdowns and one interception for 5.32 fantasy points. Things aren't going to get much easier, as Stafford travels to New England this weekend. However, with the Lions in need of a big win to keep pace with the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North title, look for the team to lean on Stafford's arm to try and carry them to victory.

Running back -- Darren Sproles

Sproles was kept in check by the Packers last weekend, totaling only 44 yards on the day. The Eagles have a matchup with the Tennessee Titans next, who were just gashed by Le'Veon Bell on Monday Night Football. Both LeSean McCoy and Sproles could be in line for major production as the Eagles look to rebound and take some of the pressure off of Mark Sanchez.

Running back -- Ryan Mathews

Sunday was Mathews' first game action since suffering a knee injury in Week 2, and he did well on his limited workload, posting 70 rushing yards on 16 carries. Mathews has a tough matchup coming up against the stout St. Louis Rams defensive line, but the Chargers could turn to Mathews more to slow down the Rams' pass rush. Look for an even better fantasy output from Mathews in Week 12 as he gets back into form.

Wide receiver --T.Y. Hilton

Week 11 marked the first time Hilton failed to eclipse 70 receiving yards since Week 1, but that tends to happen when receivers get stranded on Revis Island. With the Colts in need of a win after dropping two of their last three games, look for Hilton to be heavily involved in the gameplan against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Wide receiver -- Calvin Johnson

Megatron was held in check by the Cardinals defense, only notching 59 receiving yards in what I'm sure was a frustrating afternoon. Like with Stafford, Megatron has another tough matchup on the schedule as he's likely headed to Revis Island when the Lions land in New England. Nevertheless, it's hard to hold Megatron down for too long, and Detroit will need him to have a big game if they want to leave Sunday afternoon's game with a win.

Tight end -- Jimmy Graham

It's discouraging that Graham only had 29 yards last week when the Saints lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, but what is more discouraging is that Graham only had three targets on the entire day. With the Saints losing talented rookie Brandin Cooks for the season to a broken thumb, expect them to turn to their most-talented playmaker in Graham early and often in the coming weeks. With their playoff hopes teetering in the balance, they really have no choice.

Kicker -- Stephen Gostkowski

Gostkowski didn't have a bad game in Week 11, as he hit all six of his extra point attempts, but he'll be motivated to deliver for the Patriots next week against the stingy Detroit defense. With wintry conditions likely descending on Foxborough Stadium, Gostkowski will have extra motivation to make sure all of his field goal and extra point attempts hit home.

Defense/Special teams -- Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks defense has been a bust given how highly the unit was drafted in most leagues. However, with the Drew Stanton-led Cardinals coming into Seattle for a crucial NFC West matchup, the Legion of Boom and company will need to be at their very best to keep the Seahawks' championship repeat dreams alive. Expect this defense to deliver in the stats sheets in Week 12.

-- Alex Gelhar is a fantasy and features writer at NFL.com. Follow him on Twitter @AlexGelhar.

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