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Week 5 Rankings

Bye Weeks: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle
Bye Last Week: Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota, Tampa Bay


Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: three points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards.

Last updated October 10. * = check status (not necessarily injury status)

Quarterback

1. Peyton Manning IND vs. KC
2. Aaron Rodgers GB at WAS
3. Philip Rivers SD at OAK
4. Drew Brees NO at AZ
Update: (Knee) Full participant in Wednesday's practice.
5. Eli Manning NYG at HOU
6. Tony Romo DAL vs. TEN
7. Joe Flacco BAL vs. DEN
8. Carson Palmer CIN vs. TB
9. Matt Schaub HOU vs. NYG
Note: Schaub has been sacked 11 times already. The Giants might possibly add to that total.
10. (prev. 12.) Kyle Orton DEN at BAL
11. Matt Ryan ATL at CLE
12. Sam Bradford STL at DET
13. (prev. 17.) *Shaun Hill DET vs. STL
Note: Matthew Stafford plans to test out his shoulder in practice this week. Expect to hear nothing from the Lions. This is dicey.
Update: Stafford isn't healthy enough to play, so Hill is safe for another start.
14. (prev. 17, then 12.) *Brett Favre MIN at NYJ
Note: Bye week came at a good time - had a stinger, ankle and elbow pains heading into the bye.
Update: Bumping up because of the Randy Moss trade.
Update to the Update: Favre was seen icing his elbow due to tendinitis after Thursday's practice. ***SUNDAY UPDATE - MRI REVEALED INFLAMMATION, LISTED AS PROBABLE ***
15. Donovan McNabb WAS vs. GB
Update: (Thigh) Full practice on Wednesday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - ONCE AGAIN LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE, BUT WILL PLAY. ***
16. Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. MIN
17. Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF vs. JAC
18. Josh Freeman TB at CIN
19. Alex Smith SF vs. PHI
20. Vince Young TEN at DAL
25. *Jake Delhomme CLE vs. ATL
Note: The Browns plan to put Delhomme (ankle) back in there ahead of Seneca Wallace this week.
Update: (Ankle) Even though he's slated to start, Delhomme nonetheless was limited in practice on Thursday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - SENECA WALLACE AND NOT DELHOMME WILL START. ***
21. *Kevin Kolb PHI at SF
Note: Michael Vick has a rib cartilage injury. I've heard estimates anywhere from a one-week to a six-week absence.
Update: While not confirming Kolb as the starter yet, coach Andy Reid said it would be a stretch to see Vick start. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - VICK OFFICIALLY RULED OUT. ***
22. (prev. 17.) Bruce Gradkowski OAK vs. SD
Update: (Shoulder) Limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - LISTED AS PROBABLE. MODEST DOWNGRADE. ***
23. Matt Cassel KC at IND
24. David Garrard JAC at BUF
26. (prev. 18.) *Todd Collins CHI at CAR
Note: Jay Cutler was diagnosed with a "mild" concussion and expected to play on Sunday against Carolina. We'll see.
Update: Cutler has been ruled out and Collins will start. The Bears think that Cutler will be ready for Week 6.
27. *Max Hall AZ vs. NO
Note: Replaced Derek Anderson in the second quarter last week. While it's not a given, because somehow they're still tied for first in the NFC West, the Cardinals will probably turn to Hall to start this week.
Update: Hall confirmed as the starter.
28. *Jimmy Clausen CAR vs. CHI

Running Back

1. Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at BUF
Note: Tweaked his right ankle but returned to the game last week.
UPDATE: Listed as probable, and there wasn't much doubt this week that he'd play. Further, his top backup, Rashad Jennings, is doubtful.
2. Adrian Peterson MIN at NYJ
3. Michael Turner ATL at CLE
4. Chris Johnson TEN at DAL
5. Arian Foster HOU vs. NYG
Note: Please don't miss any meetings this week. If you do, please tell us.
6. Frank Gore SF vs. PHI
7. *Steven Jackson STL at DET
Note: No setbacks with his groin injury. Don't expect him to practice much if at all this week.
Update: Feeling better than he did the previous two weeks.
8. Jamaal Charles KC at IND
Note: Coach Haley - please do the right thing. Please, please, please.
9. Cedric Benson CIN vs. TB
10. Joseph Addai IND vs. KC
Update: (Knee) Full practice on Thursday. This is one case where I wouldn't worry about a missed Friday practice or a "questionable" listing.
11. (prev. 8.) *Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at HOU
Note: Dealing with a sore ankle - was limping pretty badly on Monday. We'll address later this week, but obviously this is a great matchup.
Update: Missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but coach Coughlin expects him to practice on Friday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - OFFICIALLY QUESTIONABLE, BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY. ***
12. (prev. 27, then 15.) *Michael Bush OAK vs. SD
Note: Practicing without a wrap on his thumb this week. Ran really well against the Texans.
Update: Could be pretty big if McFadden doesn't play. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - BOTH McFADDEN AND MICHAEL BENNETT OUT. ONLY OTHER RB IS ROCK CARTWRIGHT. ***
13. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. MIN
14. *Ray Rice BAL vs. DEN
Note: No setbacks to knee injury in Week 4, but was the backup to McGahee.
15. (prev. 20, then 11.) *Ryan Mathews SD at OAK
Note: (Ankle) Eased back into action last week, but a garbage time TD saved his owners. Should get more work this week.
UPDATE: Limited in practice on Friday, but listed as probable. I'm going to temper some of my initial optimism when I bumped him up earlier in the week.
16. (prev. 12.) Peyton Hillis CLE vs. ATL
Update: Popped up on the injury list on Thursday with a thigh injury.
17. Matt Forte CHI at CAR
18. DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. CHI
19. *Fred Jackson BUF vs. JAC
Note: Should really benefit from the Marshawn Lynch trade.
20. Thomas Jones KC at IND
21. *Ryan Torain WAS vs. GB
Note: Portis is probably out this week.
Update: Portis is out 4-to-6 weeks.
22. (prev. 31.) *Chris Ivory NO at AZ
Note: Running well, but has lost two fumbles.
Update: Moving up on the assumption that Pierre Thomas won't carry a full load and may not play at all. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - PIERRE THOMAS OFFICIALLY OUT. ***
23. Marion Barber DAL vs. TEN
24. Chris Wells AZ vs. NO
25. (prev. 19.) *Jahvid Best DET vs. STL
Note: Fell down on a lot of his cuts last week due to the turf toe injury.
Update: Limited participant on Thursday, which is a reminder that this will probably linger at least until the Lions' bye week. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE, BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY. STILL, MODEST DOWNGRADE. ***
26. (prev. 15.) *Mike Tolbert SD at OAK
27. Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. CHI
28. Shonn Greene NYJ vs. MIN
29. Brandon Jacobs NYG at HOU
30. (prev. 39.) Felix Jones DAL vs. TEN
Update: Team says that they want to give Jones more touches, but action speaks louder than words - how can we bank on that? Still, we'll give him a minor upgrade over a few other timeshare backs.
31. *Ladell Betts NO at AZ
UPDATE: Pierre Thomas is officially out this week. Ivory is the more valuable replacement, but Betts will get a decent number of touches, too.
32. (prev. 25, then 38.) *LeSean McCoy PHI at SF
Note: Fractured rib - conflicting reports on his availability this week.
Update: Missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - DECLARED A "FULL-GO" FOR SUNDAY NIGHT. I'M STILL DUBIOUS. ***
33. *C.J. Spiller BUF vs. JAC
Note: Could finally get a reasonable number of carries now that Marshawn Lynch has been traded, though I'm not holding my breath.
34. Jason Snelling ATL at CLE
35. *Tim Hightower AZ vs. NO
36. (prev. 41.) Correll Buckhalter DEN at BAL
37. *Willis McGahee BAL vs. DEN
38. (prev. 52.) Laurence Maroney DEN at BAL
39. (prev. 55.) *Mike Bell PHI at SF
Note: Could get real action this week if McCoy is out.
Update: McCoy hasn't practiced yet all week. I don't put him in the same category as Michael Bush or Ryan Torain or even Chris Ivory, because we haven't seen whether Bell can handle a full workload yet, or if the Eagles would even commit to the run with McCoy out.
40. Javon Ringer TEN at DAL
41. *Brandon Jackson GB at WAS
42. Cadillac Williams TB at CIN
Note: Losing playing time to Blount and Huggins, maybe Graham too.
43. (prev. 62.) *Jerome Harrison CLE vs. ATL
Note: Active but didn't get any carries.
UPDATE: (Thigh) Listed as probable, with Hillis questionable but expected to play.
44. John Kuhn GB at WAS
Note: Almost all of his carries came on the final drive of the game.
45. LeGarrette Blount TB at CIN
Note: Primary role, for now, will be short yardage situations.
46. Chester Taylor CHI at CAR
47. Bernard Scott CIN vs. TB
Update: Sore hamstring, but full practice on Thursday.
48. Kevin Smith DET vs. STL
49. Darren Sproles SD at OAK
50. *Kenneth Darby STL at DET
51. Steve Slaton HOU vs. NYG
52. Anthony Dixon SF vs. PHI
53. *Eldra Buckley PHI at SF
Note: Could be part of the picture if McCoy can't go.
54. Derrick Ward HOU vs. NYG
Update: (Ribs) Limited participant on Thursday, though coach Kubiak said that the injury "shouldn't be a factor" for Ward's game status.
55. Earnest Graham TB at CIN
56. Mike Hart IND vs. KC
Update: (Knee) Didn't practice Thursday.
57. *Kareem Huggins TB at CIN
Note: (Groin) Participated in Tuesday's practice. Could see his first action from scrimmage this week.
58. *Maurice Morris DET vs. STL
59. Tashard Choice DAL vs. TEN
60. Toby Gerhart MIN at NYJ
61. Brian Westbrook SF vs. PHI
62. *Donald Brown IND vs. KC
Update: (Hamstring) Did not practice on Thursday after getting deactivated last week. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - HASN'T PRACTICED IN TWO WEEKS. ***
63. *Keith Toston STL at DET
64. *Mike Goodson CAR vs. CHI
65. *James Davis CLE vs. ATL
Note: Inactive with a thigh injury last week.
66. Keiland Williams WAS vs. GB
Update: Promoted from the Redskins' practice squad to back up Torain with Portis out.

67 (prev. 35.) Rashad Jennings JAC at BUF
Update: (Shoulder) Limited at Thursday's practice. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - NOW DOUBTFUL. ***
68. (prev. 29.) *Knowshon Moreno DEN at BAL
Note: Whenever his hamstring heals, the job is his - the Denver running game has been non-existent with him out.
Update: (Hamstring) Practiced Wednesday but not Thursday. Have to downgrade him a little bit on that news. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - OUT AGAIN THIS WEEK. ***
69. (prev. 26.) *Pierre Thomas NO at AZ
Note: (Ankle) The Saints hope to have him back this week. Hope is one thing, let's see if he practices.
Update: Held out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday. Given that it's a late game, I'm benching him unless he gets a clean bill of health on Friday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - OFFICIALLY OUT. ***
70. (prev. 24.) *Darren McFadden OAK vs. SD
Note: Suffered a right hamstring injury late in Week 4. He said it's not as serious as the left hamstring injury that slowed him in the preseason.
Update: (Hamstring) Hasn't practiced yet this week, and the Oakland beat writers are speculating that he won't play this week. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - RULED OUT FOR THIS WEEK. ***
71. *Clinton Portis WAS vs. GB
Note: (Groin) Said on his radio show Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll play this week.
Update: Now out 4-to-6 weeks.

Wide Receiver

1. Miles Austin DAL vs. TEN
2. Roddy White ATL at CLE
3. Reggie Wayne IND vs. KC
Update: (Knee) Missed practice on Wednesday but was a full participant on Thursday.
4. Hakeem Nicks NYG at HOU
5. Anquan Boldin BAL vs. DEN
6. Calvin Johnson DET vs. STL
7. Greg Jennings GB at WAS
14. *Andre Johnson HOU vs. NYG
Note: Going to be day-to-day with his ankle injury again in Week 5.
Update: Limited participant in Thursday's practice. Going to be a game-time decision again, though coach Kubiak called Johnson's activity "very encouraging." *** SUNDAY ACTIVE ***
8. DeSean Jackson PHI at SF
9. Randy Moss MIN at NYJ
Note: Traded to the Vikings for a third round draft pick.

10. Marques Colston NO at AZ
11. Larry Fitzgerald AZ vs. NO
12. Donald Driver GB at WAS
13. Terrell Owens CIN vs. TB
15. Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. MIN
16. Brandon Lloyd DEN at BAL
17. Chad Ochocinco CIN vs. TB
18. Mark Clayton STL at DET
19. Lance Moore NO at AZ
Note: Frequent red zone target.
20. Percy Harvin MIN at NYJ
22. Malcom Floyd SD at OAK
23. Kevin Walter HOU vs. NYG
24. Steven Smith NYG at HOU
25. Roy Williams DAL vs. TEN
26. Eddie Royal DEN at BAL
27. Santana Moss WAS vs. GB
Note: Shut out by the Eagles. This is the Moss we grew to know last year.
28. Jeremy Maclin PHI at SF
29. *Louis Murphy OAK vs. SD
Note: Sore clavicle. Sore ego, too, after a bad drop on fourth down cost the Raiders their final possession.
Update: Not on this week's injury/participation report.
30. Jabar Gaffney DEN at BAL
31. Michael Crabtree SF vs. PHI
Note: Helped by the new OC.
32. Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. MIN
Note: Returns from suspension this week.
42. (prev. 78.) *Pierre Garcon IND vs. KC
Update: (Hamstring) Full participant Wednesday and Thursday, while Collie has sat out the last two practices. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - ACTIVE. ***
33. *Dez Bryant DAL vs. TEN
Note: Stress fracture in ribs and sore hip.
Update: Was able to practice both Wednesday and Thursday.
34. Derrick Mason BAL vs. DEN
Note: Should be more passing this week for Baltimore.
35. Dwayne Bowe KC at IND
36. Mike Williams TB at CIN
37. (prev. 48.) Kenny Britt TEN at DAL
Update: Probable starter now that Gage is less likely to play.
38. Legedu Naanee SD at OAK
39. Johnny Knox CHI at CAR
40. Mike Sims-Walker JAC at BUF
41. Mario Manningham NYG at HOU
43. Devin Hester CHI at CAR
44. Devery Henderson NO at AZ
45. Danny Amendola STL at DET
46. Harry Douglas ATL at CLE
21. (prev. 11.) Austin Collie IND vs. KC
Update: (Heel) Has missed the last two days of practice and had his foot in a protective boot on Wednesday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - ACTIVE, BUT HOW MUCH WILL HE PLAY? I'M GETTING MORE SKITTISH.***
47. *Demaryius Thomas DEN at BAL
48. Steve Johnson BUF vs. JAC
49. Dexter McCluster KC at IND
50. James Jones GB at WAS
51. Earl Bennett CHI at CAR
52. Mike Thomas JAC at BUF
53. Roscoe Parrish BUF vs. JAC
54. *Josh Morgan SF vs. PHI
Note: Minor knee injury.
55. Lee Evans BUF vs. JAC
56. *Josh Cribbs CLE vs. ATL
Update: (Ankle) Limited in practice early in the week.
57. Jerricho Cotchery NYJ vs. MIN
58. Bernard Berrian MIN at NYJ
59. *Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. SD
Note: Sore groin.
60. Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. ATL
61. Brandon Gibson STL at DET
62. Nate Washington TEN at DAL
63. Patrick Crayton SD at OAK
64. Greg Lewis MIN at NYJ
65. Stephen Williams AZ vs. NO
66. *Justin Gage TEN at DAL
Note: Hamstring injury.
Update: Did not practice Thursday.
67. Craig Davis SD at OAK
68. T.J. Houshmandzadeh BAL vs. DEN
69. Blair White IND vs. KC
70. Jason Avant PHI at DAL
71. (prev. 55.) *Jacoby Jones HOU vs. NYG
Note: Strained calf muscle.
Update: Didn't practice Thursday and will be a game-time decision. *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
72. Chansi Stuckey CLE vs. ATL
73. Robert Meachem NO at AZ
Note: On the field for 28 snaps last week and was the target on a deep pass that led to a pass-interference call.
74. David Nelson BUF vs. JAC
75. Hank Baskett MIN at NYJ
76. Chris Chambers KC at IND
77. Arrelious Benn TB at CIN
Note: Won't start but will see significant action.
78. (prev. 83.) *Laurent Robinson STL at DET
Update: (Foot) Full participant in Thursday's practice.
79. (prev. 86.) *Brandon LaFell CAR vs. CHI
80. Joey Galloway WAS vs. GB
81. David Clowney CAR vs. CHI
Note: On the off-chance that the Panthers attempt a downfield pass this week, Clowney is now on the team.
82. *Jordan Shipley CIN vs. TB
Note: Suffered a concussion on a nasty hit in the end zone.
Update: Hasn't yet practiced this week.
83. Michael Spurlock TB at CIN
84. Sammie Stroughter TB at CIN
85. *Steve Smith CAR vs. CHI
Note: High ankle sprain, probably out this week.
Update: Hasn't practiced yet, still on crutches.
86. *Nate Burleson DET vs. STL
87. *Ted Ginn SF vs. PHI
88. Devin Aromashodu CHI at CAR

Tight End

1. Antonio Gates SD at OAK
2. Jermichael Finley GB at WAS
3. Dallas Clark IND vs. KC
4. Vernon Davis SF vs. PHI
5. Zach Miller OAK vs. SD
Update: Limited with a sore hip early in the week. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - PROBABLE. ***
6. Dustin Keller NYJ vs. MIN
7. *Kellen Winslow Jr. TB at CIN
8. Tony Gonzalez ATL at CLE
9. (prev. 25.) Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. STL
Update: I vastly underranked him to begin with, then factor in Scheffler's injury and he could get a ton of targets this week.
10. Tony Moeaki KC at IND
11. Greg Olsen CHI at CAR
12. Chris Cooley WAS vs. GB
13. Jeremy Shockey NO at AZ
Update: (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday.
14. Marcedes Lewis JAC at BUF
15. Brent Celek PHI at SF
Note: Will Kolb help his value some?
16. *Visanthe Shiancoe MIN at NYJ
Update: (Hamstring) Limited participant in Thursday's practice. On an aside, does the Moss trade mean that he'll get fewer red-zone targets? *** SUNDAY UPDATE - PROBABLE WITH HAMSTRING INJURY. ***
17. Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. TB
18. *Jason Witten DAL vs. TEN
Note: Sprained MCL, missed practice on Monday.
Update: Practiced on Wednesday and Thursday and looks to have a less-bulky brace for his knee.
19. Kevin Boss NYG at HOU
20. Daniel Fells STL at DET
21. Ben Watson CLE vs. ATL
22. Joel Dreessen HOU vs. NYG
Note: Targeted way more often than Daniels last week.
23. Todd Heap BAL vs. DEN
24. *Evan Moore CLE vs. ATL
25. *Owen Daniels HOU vs. NYG
Update: (Hamstring) Limited at Thursday's practice.
26. *Martellus Bennett DAL vs. TEN
Note: Missed practice last week with an ankle injury, should return Wednesday.
27. Bo Scaife TEN at DAL
28. Fred Davis WAS vs. GB
29. *Jimmy Kleinsasser MIN at NYJ
30. (prev. 20.) Tony Scheffler DET vs. STL
Update: Out with a concussion both Wednesday and Thursday.

Kicker

1. Nate Kaeding SD at OAK
2. Mike Nugent CIN vs. TB
3. Mason Crosby GB at WAS
4. *John Carney NO at AZ
5. Lawrence Tynes NYG at HOU
6. Matt Prater DEN at BAL
7. Neil Rackers HOU vs. NYG
8. David Akers PHI at SF
9. Billy Cundiff BAL vs. DEN
10. David Buehler DAL vs. TEN
11. Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. SD
12. Josh Scobee JAC at BUF
13. Josh Brown STL at DET
14. Matt Bryant ATL at CLE
15. Adam Vinatieri IND vs. KC
16. Rian Lindell BUF vs. JAC
17. Robbie Gould CHI at CAR
18. Rob Bironas TEN at DAL
19. Nick Folk NYJ vs. MIN
20. Graham Gano WAS vs. GB
21. Jay Feely AZ vs. NO
22. Jason Hanson DET vs. STL
23. Ryan Succop KC at IND
24. Phil Dawson CLE vs. ATL
25. Joe Nedney SF vs. PHI
26. John Kasay CAR vs. CHI
27. Ryan Longwell MIN at NYJ
28. Connor Barth TB at CIN

Defense

1. New Orleans at Arizona
2. Baltimore vs. Denver
3. San Francisco vs. Philadelphia
4. Chicago at Carolina
5. Cincinnati vs. Tampa Bay
6. San Diego at Oakland
7. Dallas vs. Tennessee
8. New York Jets vs. Minnesota
9. Atlanta at Cleveland
10. Green Bay at Washington
Note: Morgan Burnett is out for the year.
11. New York Giants at Houston
12. Philadelphia at San Francisco
13. Cleveland vs. Atlanta
14. Carolina vs. Chicago
15. Indianapolis vs. Kansas City
Note: Melvin Bullitt is also out for the season now.
16. Minnesota at New York Jets
17. Tennessee at Dallas
18. Buffalo vs. Jacksonville
19. Detroit vs. St. Louis
20. (prev. 26.) St. Louis at Detroit
21. Oakland vs. San Diego
22. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati
23. Denver at Baltimore
24. Houston vs. New York Giants
25. Washington vs. Green Bay
26. Kansas City at Indianapolis
27. Arizona vs. New Orleans
28. Jacksonville at Buffalo

Flex Position (RB/WR/TE)

1. Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at BUF
Note: Tweaked his right ankle but returned to the game last week.
2. Adrian Peterson MIN at NYJ
3. Michael Turner ATL at CLE
4. Chris Johnson TEN at DAL
5. Arian Foster HOU vs. NYG
Note: Please don't miss any meetings this week. If you do, please tell us.
6. Frank Gore SF vs. PHI
7. *Steven Jackson STL at DET
Note: No setbacks with his groin injury. Don't expect him to practice much if at all this week.
8. Miles Austin DAL vs. TEN
9. Roddy White ATL at CLE
10. Reggie Wayne IND vs. KC
11. Hakeem Nicks NYG at HOU
12. Anquan Boldin BAL vs. DEN
13. Calvin Johnson DET vs. STL
14. Antonio Gates SD at OAK
15. *Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at HOU
Note: Dealing with a sore ankle - was limping pretty badly on Monday. We'll address later this week, but obviously this is a great matchup.
16. Jamaal Charles KC at IND
Note: Coach Haley - please do the right thing. Please, please, please.
17. Cedric Benson CIN vs. TB
18. Joseph Addai IND vs. KC
19. Peyton Hillis CLE vs. ATL
20. Jermichael Finley GB at WAS
21. Dallas Clark IND vs. KC
22. Greg Jennings GB at WAS
23. DeSean Jackson PHI at SF
24. Marques Colston NO at AZ
25. Larry Fitzgerald AZ vs. NO
26. Austin Collie IND vs. KC
Note: Anthony Gonzalez remains out.
27. Donald Driver GB at WAS
28. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. MIN
29. *Ray Rice BAL vs. DEN
Note: No setbacks to knee injury in Week 4, but was the backup to McGahee.
30. Vernon Davis SF vs. PHI
31. Zach Miller OAK vs. SD
32. Dustin Keller NYJ vs. MIN
33. *Mike Tolbert SD at OAK
34. Matt Forte CHI at CAR
35. DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. CHI
36. *Jahvid Best DET vs. STL
Note: Fell down on a lot of his cuts last week due to the turf toe injury.
37. *Fred Jackson BUF vs. JAC
Note: Should really benefit from the Marshawn Lynch trade.
38. *Ryan Mathews SD at OAK
Note: (Ankle) Eased back into action last week, but a garbage time TD saved his owners. Should get more work this week.
39. Terrell Owens CIN vs. TB
40. *Andre Johnson HOU vs. NYG
Note: Going to be day-to-day with his ankle injury again in Week 5.
41. Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. MIN
42. Brandon Lloyd DEN at BAL
43. Chad Ochocinco CIN vs. TB
44. Mark Clayton STL at DET
45. *Kellen Winslow Jr. TB at CIN
46. Tony Gonzalez ATL at CLE
47. Tony Moeaki KC at IND
48. Thomas Jones KC at IND
49. *Ryan Torain WAS vs. GB
Note: Portis is probably out this week.
50. Marion Barber DAL vs. TEN
51. *Darren McFadden OAK vs. SD
Note: Suffered a right hamstring injury late in Week 4. He said it's not as serious as the left hamstring injury that slowed him in the preseason.
52. Lance Moore NO at AZ
Note: Frequent red zone target.
53. Percy Harvin MIN at NYJ
54. Malcom Floyd SD at OAK
55. Kevin Walter HOU vs. NYG
56. Steven Smith NYG at HOU
57. Roy Williams DAL vs. TEN
58. Eddie Royal DEN at BAL
59. Santana Moss WAS vs. GB
Note: Shut out by the Eagles. This is the Moss we grew to know last year.
60. *LeSean McCoy PHI at SF
Note: Fractured rib - conflicting reports on his availability this week.
61. *Pierre Thomas NO at AZ
Note: (Ankle) The Saints hope to have him back this week. Hope is one thing, let's see if he practices.
62. *Michael Bush OAK vs. SD
Note: Practicing without a wrap on his thumb this week. Ran really well against the Texans.
63. Chris Wells AZ vs. NO
64. Jeremy Maclin PHI at SF
65. *Louis Murphy OAK vs. SD
Note: Sore clavicle. Sore ego, too, after a bad drop on fourth down cost the Raiders their final possession.
66. Jabar Gaffney DEN at BAL
67. Michael Crabtree SF vs. PHI
Note: Helped by the new OC.
68. Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. MIN
Note: Returns from suspension this week.
69. *Dez Bryant DAL vs. TEN
Note: Stress fracture in ribs and sore hip.
70. Derrick Mason BAL vs. DEN
Note: Should be more passing this week for Baltimore.
71. Dwayne Bowe KC at IND
72. Mike Williams TB at CIN
73. *Knowshon Moreno DEN at BAL
Note: Whenever his hamstring has healed, the job is his - the Denver running game has been non-existent with him out.
74. Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. CHI
75. *Chris Ivory NO at AZ
Note: Running well, but has lost two fumbles.
76. Shonn Greene NYJ vs. MIN
77. Brandon Jacobs NYG at HOU
78. *Ladell Betts NO at AZ
79. Rashad Jennings JAC at BUF
80. *C.J. Spiller BUF vs. JAC
Note: Could finally get a reasonable number of carries now that Marshawn Lynch has been traded, though I'm not holding my breath.
81. Legedu Naanee SD at OAK
82. Johnny Knox CHI at CAR
83. Mike Sims-Walker JAC at BUF
84. Mario Manningham NYG at HOU
85. Devin Hester CHI at CAR
86. Tim Hightower AZ vs. NO
Update: Added to the flex list.

86. Greg Olsen CHI at CAR
87. Chris Cooley WAS vs. GB