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Depth Chart Watch: Time To Take Advantage

It might be time to sell high on Ravens wideout Steve Smith after he highlighted the first quarter of the season with a career day against his old Panthers mates.

Depth Chart Watch: Plan B for Arizona

With Carson Palmer out indefinitely and Jonathan Dwyer suspended, the Cardinals are getting by with backups in the backfield.

Depth Chart Watch: Cardinal Commotion

Carson Palmer's 'shoulder thing' knocked him out of Week 2 and could create a competition between Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas for starting duties.

Depth Chart Watch: First Impressions

Week 1 is in the books, and what have we learned?

Depth Chart Watch: The Final Cut

Rosters are trimmed to 53, giving us a better idea of who will be playing where this season...

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

Montee Ball finally made his preseason debut, bringing some peace of mind to anxious fantasy owners.

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

Matt Forte's backup is still up for grabs in Chicago, making it difficult for fantasy owners to draft a handcuff.

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

C.J. Spiller likely won't get 25 carries a game, which means there's value for his backup -- but it might not be who you think.

Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles

Montee Ball is expected to start for the Broncos, but he will have to outplay C.J. Anderson in training camp to win the job.

Depth Chart Watch: A Giant Mess

The latest in a long line of Giants' calamities, Andre Brown was carted off the field Sunday after suffering a concussion.

Depth Chart Watch: Toppled Giant

Has Victory Cruz played his last game of 2013? Sure seems like it, as he's dealing with a knee sprain and a concussion.

Depth Chart Watch: Welker Makes Owners Woozy

Wes Welker suffered his second concussion of the season Sunday, leaving his status uncertain for Denver's game Thursday.

Depth Chart Watch: Colts Turn to Brown

The Colts held true to their word to make Donald Brown the lead back at the expense of Trent Richardson.

Depth Chart Watch: Big Deal in Denver

The Broncos made it perfectly clear Sunday night who their workhorse back is, but Knowshon Moreno's ankle injury could change those plans.

Depth Chart Watch: Actions Speak Louder than Words

The Colts continue to proclaim Trent Richardson the lead back while giving backup Donald Brown the majority of touches, as they did Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: New Injury for Cutler

The frustration continues as Jay Cutler made it back from a groin tear ahead of schedule only to get knocked out of Sunday's game with a sprained ankle.

Depth Chart Watch: McFadden Goes Down, Again

Darren McFadden found himself sitting on the sidelines with another hamstring injury after just five carries in Week 9.

Depth Chart Watch: Battle of New Orleans

Marques Colston turned in another dud Sunday, despite leading the Saints in targets, but the real battle in New Orleans might be for the No. 2 receiver spot.

Depth Chart Watch: Battered Ram

Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury opens the door for backup Kellen Clemens to start in St. Louis, unless the Rams reach out to someone like, say, Vince Young.

Depth Chart Watch: Doubtful in Dallas

DeMarco Murray's knee injury Sunday leaves nothing but questions in the Cowboys backfield.

Depth Chart Watch: Done Like Dinner

Is Ryan Mathews done in San Diego? It's starting to look more and more like that's the case as Danny Woodhead takes over the Chargers backfield.

Depth Chart Watch: Welcome Back, Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell returned from injury Sunday to make his season debut with the Steelers and finally gave his owners something to cheer about.

Depth Chart Watch: C.J. Takes a Spill

C.J. Spiller's injury Sunday is not the only reason Fred Jackson should see increased work in the coming weeks for the Bills.

Depth Chart Watch: Week of Injuries

Injuries took their toll in Week 2, including in Baltimore where Ray Rice went down with a hip injury.

Depth Chart Watch: The Fallout from Week 1

Week 1 was full of surprises, perhaps none more so than the timeshare that occurred in Buffalo between C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From the Final Job Battles

Lamar Miller finally was named the Dolphins' starting running back, putting to rest any ideas of a two-back system in Miami as the season kicks off this week.

Depth Chart Watch: Moreno States His Case

Knowshon Moreno suddenly looks like the running back to own in Denver, even if it is by default.

Depth Chart Watch: Lions No. 2 WR Could Feast

Nate Burleson may open the season as the No. 2 wide receiver in Detroit, but it might not be long before he is supplanted by Ryan Broyles as the wideout opposite Calvin Johnson.

Depth Chart Watch: Jets Ready to Bail on Sanchez?

The Jets are getting closer to naming a starting quarterback, and it's increasingly looking like it won't be Mark Sanchez.

Depth Chart Watch: Key Job Battles Around the League

With Percy Harvin out for the year, there are targets up for grabs in Seattle.

Depth Chart Watch: Party Like it's 2009

Ryan Grant turned back the clock Sunday with a two-TD performance.

Depth Chart Watch: RG3 Leaves Owners Empty

Robert Griffin III's absence Sunday proved worse for fantasy owners than the Redskins as backup Kirk Cousins turned in an impressive performance.

Depth Chart Watch: The Fallout From Week 14

Robert Griffin III's knee injury is sure to have owners on edge this week for the fantasy playoffs.

Depth Chart Watch: The Fallout From Week 13

DeMarco Murray returned Sunday from a lengthy absence, and the Cowboys didn't hold him back.

Depth Chart Watch: The Fallout From Week 12

Matt Forte did a lot of watching Sunday, even before he left with an ankle injury.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 11

The devastating news that Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm will send shockwaves throughout the fantasy world.

Depth Chart Watch: Cutler Sent to Hibernation

Bears QB Jay Cutler went down with a concussion Sunday, leaving the Chicago passing game in the hands of Jason Campbell.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 9

Darren McFadden suffered an ankle injury Sunday, as did Mike Goodson. So who's next in line for the Raiders?

Depth Chart Watch: Revolving QB Door for Chiefs

After getting benched, Matt Cassel is back atop the Chiefs' QB depth chart as Brady Quinn went down with an injury Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: MJD Needs an MRI

Owners who stashed Rashad Jennings are about to see a payoff as Maurice Jones-Drew went down with a foot injury Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 6

DeMarco Murray suffered an ankle injury Sunday, which opened the door for not only Felix Jones but Phillip Tanner too.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 5

Matt Cassel was knocked out of Sunday's game with a head injury, which just might be the excuse the Chiefs need to give Brady Quinn a shot.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 4

Carolina starter DeAngelo Williams lost carries Sunday to a healthy Jonathan Stewart, but both again took a backseat to Cam Newton in the running game.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 3

Ryan Mathews returned Sunday after missing the first two games of the season but fell behind early and abandoned the run.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 2

Matt Forte suffered an ankle injury in Week 2, opening the door for Michael Bush to get full-time carries.

Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 1

Matt Forte had a strong game Sunday, but he missed out on the goal-line work, much to fantasy owners' chagrin.

Depth Chart Watch: Down Goes Romo

Tony Romo's injury caused a lot of cursing from fantasy owners in championship week.

Depth Chart Watch: Chicago's Cupboard is Bear

Johnny Knox is the latest Bears skill-position player to fall to injury this year,

Depth Chart Watch: Grant Back as Pack Back

Ryan Grant took advantage of his situation to turn in his best game of the season Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: Chicago Blues

Matt Forte could be relegated to watching from the sidelines for the next month as he suffered a knee injury Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: Finally, the Clear Starter

After a big game Sunday, Roy Helu looks to have taken over the starting job for the Redskins, though that's never a lock in Washington.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's Job Battles

A broken thumb suffered Sunday night could end Jay Cutler's season. Hello Caleb Hanie.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's Job Battles

Mike Shanahan's confounding use of his running backs might make him the Tony La Russa of the NFL - and not in a good way.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's Job Battles

Roy Helu got the surprise start for the Redskins on Sunday, but even more surprising was his 17 targets.

Depth Chart Watch: New Pats Pecking Order

Kevin Faulk was quietly activated off the PUP list last week, but he led the Patriots backfield Sunday.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's Job Battles

Earnest Graham left Sunday's game with an ankle injury, leaving the Tampa Bay backfield in tatters.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's Job Battles

Earnest Graham had a big game Sunday subbing for the injured LeGarrette Blount.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's NFL Job Battles

Tim Tebow nearly led the Broncos to victory Sunday after relieving an awful Kyle Orton, creating a quarterback battle in Denver.

Depth Chart Watch: This Week's NFL Job Battles

Marques Colston's return makes for a crowded Saints receiving corps

Depth Chart Watch: Titanic Injury

Kenny Britt's ugly knee injury Sunday likely will thrust Nate Washington into a leading role for the Titans.

Depth Chart Watch: Chief Concern

Jamaal Charles' knee injury certainly has plenty of fantasy owners worried. Who is ready to take his place if his season is indeed over?

Depth Chart Watch: Mining For Gold

With Marques Colston (left) out about a month, a couple other Saints receivers could be very valuable over the next few weeks.

Depth Chart Watch: Competitions Remain

Though most training camp battles have been settled, there are still some spots up for grabs. Ryan Grant (pictured) and James Starks figure to open the season in a timeshare until one of the two separates himself.

Depth Chart Watch: Training-Camp Job Battles

Beanie Wells has the edge over Ryan Williams in Arizona early on

Depth Chart Watch: This Colt is Back

Indianapolis RB Joseph Addai played Sunday for the first time since Week 6, but his return only added another option to an already crowded backfield.

Depth Chart Watch: Chief Reason For Victory

Kansas City looked like their old selves in Week 15 with Matt Cassel back in the starting quarterback role.

Depth Chart Watch: A Cluttered Saints Backfield

The return of Pierre Thomas (left) and an injury to Chris Ivory leaves the Saints' depth chart in doubt this week.

Depth Chart Watch: Finally Time for a Change?

With Brett Favre injured and Tarvaris Jackson coming off a big game in his place, it may be time for a new starting quarterback in Minnesota.

Depth Chart Watch: Reaction to Jackson

DeSean Jackson's starting role is safe, but a couple duds have us wondering - is he still the unquestioned top receiver in Philadelphia?

Depth Chart Watch: Revolving Running Backs

Jamaal Charles was back in a reserve role for the Chiefs on Sunday, but both he and Thomas Jones remained effective. Take a glance at the other job battles around the league that are affecting fantasy owners.

Depth Chart Watch: QB Questions in Tennessee

Vince Young did not start Sunday, but he did enter the game for an injured Kerry Collins. Who will be behind center in Week 11?

Depth Chart Watch: Charged Up

Philip Rivers has been putting up huge numbers regardless of who catches the passes for the Chargers. Find out which receivers are in line to top the depth chart for San Diego following the team's Week 10 bye.

Depth Chart Watch: Garrard Secures Starting Spot

David Garrard accounted for five touchdowns in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys and is again the clear starter in Jacksonville.

Depth Chart Watch: McFadden Reclaims Starting Spot

Darren McFadden returned to action Sunday, and his breakout game has him back atop the running back ladder in Oakland. See which other positions have been shaken up this week.

Depth Chart Watch: Lower the Gates

A slew of injuries, including one to star TE Antonio Gates, have withered the Chargers' receiving corps. Which players will be counted on to replace them?

Depth Chart Watch: Addition By Subtraction

Fred Jackson moves up the Bills' depth chart - and the running back rankings - following last week's trade of Marshawn Lynch. Find out other positions around the league that are in limbo this week as well.

Depth Chart Watch: He's No Backup Yet

LaDainian Tomlinson's early performance has made it a toss-up atop the Jets' running back depth chart. Find out which other positions around the league were affected in Week 4.

Depth Chart Watch: It's All Wells and Good

Chris Wells is back, and though he came off the bench in Week 3, it should not be long before he returns to the starting lineup.

Depth Chart Watch: Toss-Up in the Buffalo Backfield

After receiving just three carries in Week 1, Marshawn Lynch was the Bills' primary back on Sunday. Are the Bills simply showcasing him for a potential trade?

Depth Chart Watch: QB Battle in Philly Already?

Michael Vick played well in place of an injured Kevin Kolb on Sunday, creating early questions as to who should be the starter going forward.

Depth Chart Watch: To the Victors Go the Spoils

Depth Chart Watch: What's At Stake in the Preseason

Michael Bush's thumb injury opens the door for Darren McFadden

Depth Chart Watch: What's at Stake in the Preseason?

Kenny Britt is battling Justin Gage and Nate Washington for a starting WR job in Tennessee

Depth Chart Watch: What's at Stake in Training Camp

Depth Chart Watch: Week 17 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Depth Chart Movers

Depth Chart Watch: 2009 Job Battles-Week 9

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Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Chart Watch

Depth Chart Watch: 2007 NFL Depth Charts