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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Week 7 Rankings

Bye Weeks: Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, New York Jets
Bye Last Week: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati


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 24. * = check status (not necessarily injury status)

Quarterback

1. Drew Brees NO vs. CLE
Note: Threw downfield more against the Bucs, and the Browns should be a similarly inviting target.
2. Aaron Rodgers GB vs. MIN
3. *Tony Romo DAL vs. NYG
Note: Dealing with a bruised left thumb, but should be able to practice this week. He has an extra day to heal, anyway, with the Cowboys playing on Monday night.
Update: Practiced on Wednesday.
4. Philip Rivers SD vs. NE
Note: Sacked seven times by the Rams and had to work without Gates, Floyd and Naanee.
5 (prev. 11.) Tom Brady NE at SD
6. Eli Manning NYG at DAL
7. Ben Roethlisberger PIT at MIA
8. Jay Cutler CHI vs. WAS
9. Kyle Orton DEN vs. OAK
Note: Coming off of his first bad game. I hate what Tim Tebow does to his fantasy value.
10. Joe Flacco BAL vs. BUF
11. *Kevin Kolb PHI at TEN
Note: Michael Vick said in an interview that he expects to sit out again this week. With the Eagles on bye next week, it only makes sense to rest him one more week.
Update: Kolb officially named the starter again, though Vick is fully practicing. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - VICK 3RD QB AGAIN. ***
12. Matt Cassel KC vs. JAC
16. Matt Ryan ATL vs. CIN
Update: Facing a Bengals defense that won't have Jonathan Joseph.
13. Donovan McNabb WAS at CHI
14. (prev. 9.) *Brett Favre MIN at GB
Note: Favre had an awful game, but he said that his elbow wasn't an issue.
Update: (Ankle, right elbow) Limited for Thursday's practice. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - FULL PRACTICE FRIDAY, PROBABLE FOR SUNDAY NIGHT. ***
15. Sam Bradford STL at TB
17. Josh Freeman TB vs. STL
18. Carson Palmer CIN at ATL
19. Matt Hasselbeck SEA vs. AZ
20. *Colt McCoy CLE at NO
Note: If you're the Browns, why would you start anyone but McCoy at this point? He held his own against perhaps the toughest defense in the league, plus the Browns have to play for getting him up to speed for 2011.
Update: Neither Delhomme nor Wallace practiced on Thursday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - NAMED THE STARTER, DELHOMME INACTIVE. ***
21. *Alex Smith SF at CAR
Note: Had an awful first half but finished strong - connected on his first touchdown longer than 20 yards with his connection to Michael Crabtree.
22. *Vince Young TEN vs. PHI
Note: Sprained his knee on Monday night, but so far the knee is much better than he first feared. Kerry Collins delivered a prototypical "manage the game" performance in Young's absence.
Update: Young didn't practice on Thursday while Collins (finger) returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's walk-through. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - COLLINS WILL START, YOUNG WILL BACK UP. ***
23. Chad Henne MIA vs. PIT
24. *Matt Moore CAR vs. SF
Note: Getting the nod ahead of Jimmy Clausen.
25. Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at BAL
27. Max Hall AZ at SEA
28. *Kyle Boller OAK at DEN
Note: Boller might get the start with both Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) and Jason Campbell (knee) nursing injuries.
Update: Campbell practiced Thursday and split reps with Boller, while Gradkowski worked on his own. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - CAMPBELL STARTS. ***

26. *David Garrard JAC at KC
Note: Suffered a concussion in the first half on Monday night and was replaced by Trent Edwards.
Update: Edwards (thumb) couldn't practice on Thursday, while Garrard (concussion) was at home. It looks like it'll be a combo of Todd Bouman and Patrick Ramsey. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - BOUMAN STARTS, EDWARDS BACKS UP. ***
Running Back

1.
Adrian Peterson MIN at GB
2. Ray Rice BAL vs. BUF
Update: (Ankle) Full practice on Thursday.
3. Chris Johnson TEN vs. PHI
Note: Fantasy owners are thankful for the Titans' inexplicable decision to keep Johnson in garbage time on Monday night.
4. Frank Gore SF at CAR
5. *Rashard Mendenhall PIT at MIA
Note: Left shoulder contusion.
Update: Some talk from Coach Tomlin about scaling back his workload.
6. Steven Jackson STL at TB
7. *Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at KC
Note: Less involved in the passing game this year than in the past.
8. Michael Turner ATL vs. CIN
9. Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. AZ
10. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at DAL
11. Ryan Torain WAS at CHI
Note: Left knee was heavily wrapped on Monday, but the Redskins were downplaying the injury.
Update: Not on this week's injury report.
12. Matt Forte CHI vs. WAS
13. Peyton Hillis CLE at NO
Update: (Thigh) Limited in practice early in the week but should play. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - ACTIVE AS EXPECTED. ***
14. Cedric Benson CIN at ATL
15. *LeSean McCoy PHI at TEN
Update: (Ribs) Full practice on Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday.
16. Thomas Jones KC vs. JAC
17. *Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. OAK
18. Jamaal Charles KC vs. JAC
22. Ryan Mathews SD vs. NE
Update: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - FULL PRACTICE FRIDAY, LISTED AS PROBABLE. ***
19. Chris Wells AZ at SEA
20. Brandon Jacobs NYG at DAL
Note: Bradshaw no longer getting goal line carries.
21. Felix Jones DAL vs. NYG
23. DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. SF
24. *Chris Ivory NO vs. CLE
Note: Established himself among the other options while Pierre Thomas is out.
Update: Thomas has already been ruled out, and Reggie Bush probably won't play again either.
25. *Michael Bush OAK at DEN
26. Ronnie Brown MIA vs. PIT
27. Fred Jackson BUF at BAL
28. *Marion Barber DAL vs. NYG
29. Justin Forsett SEA vs. AZ
30. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at SD
31. *Brandon Jackson GB vs. MIN
39. *Darren McFadden OAK at DEN
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out for the second week in a row - he'll test his hamstring out on Wednesday.
Update: Practiced on Thursday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - 70/30 TO PLAY. ***
32. Mike Tolbert SD vs. NE
33. Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. SF
34. Ricky Williams MIA vs. PIT
35. Tim Hightower AZ at SEA
36. C.J. Spiller BUF at BAL
37. Cadillac Williams TB vs. STL
Note: Doing nothing on the ground, but staying in the game because of his pass protection. That's not a formula for future value.
38. *Ladell Betts NO vs. CLE
40. Danny Woodhead NE at SD
41. Jason Snelling ATL vs. CIN
42. *Willis McGahee BAL vs. BUF
43. Correll Buckhalter DEN vs. OAK
44. Javon Ringer TEN vs. PHI
46. *Keiland Williams WAS at CHI
Note: Was in the game at the end and frequently on third downs.
47. Darren Sproles SD vs. NE
Note: More catches thanks to all of the injuries to the Chargers' pass-catchers.
48. Julius Jones NO vs. CLE
49. Chester Taylor CHI vs. WAS
50. Deji Karim JAC at KC
51. LeGarrette Blount TB vs. STL
Note: Healthy scratch last week, but probably will suit up this week with Huggins out for the year.
52. *Mike Bell CLE at NO
Update: Might get more work this week, depending upon how well Hillis is running.
53. Laurence Maroney DEN vs. OAK
54. John Kuhn GB vs. MIN
55. Leon Washington SEA vs. AZ
56. *Eldra Buckley PHI at TEN
Note: Buckley got 12 carries while the Eagles ran out the clock last week.
57. Bernard Scott CIN at ATL
58. Anthony Dixon SF at CAR
Note: Had a touchdown run called back by a penalty when subbing in for Gore for one play.
59. Isaac Redman PIT at MIA
60. *James Starks GB vs. MIN
Note: (Hamstring) Coming off of the PUP list this week.
61. *Rashad Jennings JAC at KC
Note: (Shoulder) Active in Week 6 but didn't get on the field.
62. *Kenneth Darby STL at TB
63. *Jerome Harrison PHI at TEN
Note: Inactive last week due to a lack of familiarity with the offense.
64. Mike Goodson CAR vs. SF
65. Tashard Choice DAL vs. NYG
66. Toby Gerhart MIN at GB
67. Brian Westbrook SF at CAR
68. *James Davis CLE at NO
69. *Fred Taylor NE at SD
Update: (Toe) Still not practicing.
70. *Pierre Thomas NO vs. CLE
Update: (Ankle) Officially ruled out again.
45. *Earnest Graham TB vs. STL
Note: Mild hamstring injury, according to coach Raheem Morris.
Update: (Hamstring) Did not practice Friday. *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
71. *Kareem Huggins TB vs. STL
Note: Torn ACL, out for the year.

Wide Receiver

1. Miles Austin DAL vs. NYG
Note: If Miles Austin can have a bad week, it can happen to any elite receiver.
2. Roddy White ATL vs. CIN
4. Anquan Boldin BAL vs. BUF
5. Larry Fitzgerald AZ at SEA
Note: The bye week should do wonders for the Arizona passing game.
6. Greg Jennings GB vs. MIN
7. Jeremy Maclin PHI at TEN
8. Brandon Marshall MIA vs. PIT
9. (prev. 3.) Hakeem Nicks NYG at DAL
Update: Did not practice Friday because of a hamstring strain, but expects to play Monday night. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - OFFICIALLY QUESTIONABLE AFTER LIMITED SATURDAY PRACTICE. I THINK HE WILL PLAY. ***
10. (prev. 15.) Randy Moss MIN at GB
11. Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. OAK
12. Terrell Owens CIN at ATL
13. (prev. 9.) Mike Wallace PIT at MIA
14. Steven Smith NYG at DAL
15. Wes Welker NE at SD
16. (prev. 8.) Percy Harvin MIN at GB
Update: (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but listed as probable for Sunday night.
17. Dwayne Bowe KC vs. JAC
18. Hines Ward PIT at MIA
19. Chad Ochocinco CIN at ATL
20. Marques Colston NO vs. CLE
21. *Danny Amendola STL at TB
Note: Disappointing week against the Chargers, but I expect a good bounce back this week.
22. Roy Williams DAL vs. NYG
23. Michael Crabtree SF at CAR
24. Jabar Gaffney DEN vs. OAK
25. Mike Williams SEA vs. AZ
Note: Ten catches, 15 targets last week.
26. Patrick Crayton SD vs. NE
Note: Big bump up following all of the Chargers' injuries.
27. Santana Moss WAS at CHI
28. Robert Meachem NO vs. CLE
29. Johnny Knox CHI vs. WAS
30. Deion Branch NE at SD
31. (prev. 85.) *Steve Smith CAR vs. SF
Note: Probably still out with his high-ankle sprain.
Update: As opposed to early pronouncements, Smith practiced all week and is listed as probable. *** SUNDAY ACTIVE. ***
32. Davone Bess MIA vs. PIT
33. Lance Moore NO vs. CLE
34. (prev. 14.) *Donald Driver GB vs. MIN
Note: Could miss practice time this week with a thigh injury.
Update: Are Driver's injuries worse than what the Packers let on? I think it's possible. Did not practice Thursday.
35. Jason Avant PHI at DAL
Note: Now the #2 receiver, presuming that Jackson is out.
36. Mike Thomas JAC at KC
37. *Mike Williams TB vs. STL
38. *Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
Note: Played (and well) through ankle and rib injuries.
Update: Did not practice Thursday. Look for this to be a regular pattern.
39. James Jones GB vs. MIN
40. Lee Evans BUF at BAL
41. Nate Washington TEN vs. PHI
42. Steve Johnson BUF at BAL
43. *Danario Alexander STL at TB
Note: Nice debut - reported some knee soreness after the game.
44. (prev. 33.) Kenny Britt TEN vs. PHI
Update: Held out of practice on Friday after his involvement in a bar brawl Thursday night. Even if it's true that he was one of the ones trying to break it up, what was he doing there in the first place? *** SUNDAY UPDATE - WILL PLAY BUT NOT START. ***
45. Derrick Mason BAL vs. BUF
46. *Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. OAK
Note: Could have a bigger role if Royal is out with his hamstring injury.
47. Chansi Stuckey CLE at NO
48. Roscoe Parrish BUF at BAL
49. Mario Manningham NYG at DAL
50. Anthony Armstrong WAS at CHI
51. Devin Hester CHI vs. WAS
52. Michael Jenkins ATL vs. CIN
53. Deon Butler SEA vs. AZ
54. Mike Sims-Walker JAC at KC
Update: (Shoulder) Practiced Thursday, but will be having Todd Bouman delivering the ball to him. *** SUNDAY ACTIVE ***
55. T.J. Houshmandzadeh BAL vs. BUF
56. (Prev. 89.) *Joshua Cribbs CLE at NO
Note: (Concussion) Browns are hopeful that he can return.
Update: Listed as probable this week, though Massaquoi remains unlikely to go.
57. Devery Henderson NO vs. CLE
Note: Just one target last week.
58. Earl Bennett CHI vs. WAS
59. Harry Douglas ATL vs. CIN
60. Dexter McCluster KC vs. JAC
61. Brian Hartline MIA vs. PIT
62. *Steve Breaston AZ at SEA
Note: (Knee) Could return to practice on Wednesday.
Update: Final decision is coming on Saturday for both Breaston and Doucet.
63. *Jordan Shipley CIN at ATL
Note: (Concussion) Back at practice this week.
64. *Laurent Robinson STL at TB
65. Golden Tate SEA vs. AZ
66. Brandon Tate NE at SD
Note: Only four targets.
67. Damian Williams TEN vs. PHI
Note: Replaced Justin Gage as the #3 receiver last week.
68. Brandon Gibson STL at TB
69. (prev. 41.) *Louis Murphy OAK at DEN
Update: Downgrading because of the quarterback situation.
70. (prev. 56.) Craig Davis SD vs. NE
Update: (Ribs) Did not practice Thursday.
71. *Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at DEN
72. Jordy Nelson GB vs. MIN
73. Greg Lewis MIN at GB
74. Josh Morgan SF at CAR
75. Richard Goodman SD vs. NE
Update: Added to the list due to all of the Chargers' wide receiver injuries. He could be the second starting wideout if Buster Davis can't go.
76. Arrelious Benn TB vs. STL
77. Brandon LaFell CAR vs. SF
78. David Gettis CAR vs. SF
79. Michael Spurlock TB vs. STL
80. Brian Robiskie CLE at NO
Note: Bigger role if both Cribbs and Massaquoi are out.
81. *Justin Gage TEN vs. PHI
Update: (Hamstring) Full practice all week, but listed as questionable. *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
82. *Legedu Naanee SD vs. NE
Note: (Hamstring) Inactive last week, hopes to practice this week.
Update: Missed practice again on Friday.
83. *Eddie Royal DEN vs. OAK
Note: Hamstring injury, uncertain whether Royal will be able to practice this week.
Update: Did not practice Thursday. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - LIMITED FRIDAY, GAME-TIME DECISION. ***
84. *Julian Edelman NE at SD
Note: Left late in the game with a head injury.
85. *Andre Caldwell CIN at ATL
86. *Chris Chambers KC vs. JAC
Update: (Finger) No longer on the injury/practice report, but finger was padded in practice.
87. Sammie Stroughter TB vs. STL
88. *Ted Ginn SF at CAR
89. *Early Doucet AZ at SEA
Note: (Groin) Could return to practice on Wednesday.
90. *DeSean Jackson PHI at TEN
Note: Severe concussion, almost certainly won't play.
Update: Out this week and still hasn't passed his concussion tests.
91. *Malcom Floyd SD vs. NE
Note: Hamstring injury, and the first indication is that he's unlikely to play in Week 7.
92. *Mohamed Massaquoi CLE at NO
Note: (Concussion) Probably out until after the bye week.
Update: Officially listed as doubtful.

Tight End

1. *Vernon Davis SF at CAR
Note: Sore knee, MRI revealed just a bruise.
Update: Officially listed as probable.
2. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. CIN
3. Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
4. (prev. 18.) *Chris Cooley WAS at CHI
Note: Sat out the fourth quarter with a concussion.
Update: Fully practiced Friday, listed as probable. *** SUNDAY ACTIVE ***
5. Aaron Hernandez NE at SD
6. Heath Miller PIT at MIA
Note: Only four targets last week, but finally got into the end zone.
7. (prev. 17.) *Antonio Gates SD vs. NE
Note: Toe injury, originally classified as a foot injury.
Update: Officially listed as questionable, will be a game-time decision, but local (to San Diego) sources suggest that he'll play. Did not practice Friday.
8. *Kellen Winslow Jr. TB vs. STL *** SUNDAY ACTIVE ***
9. Brent Celek PHI at TEN
Update: (Wrist) Listed as probable.
10. (prev. 3.) Zach Miller OAK at DEN
Update: Downgraded because of the QB situation.
11. Tony Moeaki KC vs. JAC
12. John Carlson SEA vs. AZ
13. Marcedes Lewis JAC at KC
14. Ben Watson CLE at NO
15. (Prev. 25.) *Todd Heap BAL vs. BUF
Note: Avoided a concussion or neck injury from the cheap shot delivered by Brandon Meriweather.
Update: Expects to play this week, and is going up against a Buffalo defense that has been the worst against tight ends so far this year.
16. *Evan Moore CLE at NO
Note: More targets with McCoy at the helm and two wideouts hurt. Has just as much upside as Watson.
17. Jermaine Gresham CIN at ATL
18. Jeremy Shockey NO vs. CLE
19. Fred Davis WAS at CHI
Note: Bigger role this week even if Cooley (concussion) plays.
20. Anthony Fasano MIA vs. PIT
21. Greg Olsen CHI vs. WAS
Note: The Bears' protection woes are hurting his output.
22. *Visanthe Shiancoe MIN at GB
Note: No targets last week.
23. Donald Lee GB vs. MIN
24. Kevin Boss NYG at DAL
25. Bo Scaife TEN vs. PHI
Note: More valuable if Kerry Collins is the QB?
Update: (groin) Didn't practice Friday, listed as questionable. *** SUNDAY ACTIVE ***
26. Rob Gronkowski NE at SD
27. Andrew Quarless GB vs. MIN
Note: Only targeted twice last week.
28. Daniel Fells STL at TB
29. Ben Patrick AZ at SEA
30. Dante Rosario CAR vs. SF
Update: (knee) Listed as probable.
31. *Martellus Bennett DAL vs. NYG

Kicker

1. Matt Prater DEN vs. OAK
2. Stephen Gostkowski NE at SD
3. Sebastian Janikowski OAK at DEN
4. *Lawrence Tynes NYG at DAL
Note: (Ankle) Scratched last week, but the Giants released Shayne Graham, indicating that Tynes will play.
5. Mason Crosby GB vs. MIN
6. Matt Bryant ATL vs. CIN
7. Jeff Reed PIT at MIA
8. Rob Bironas TEN vs. PHI
9. Ryan Longwell MIN at GB
10. Robbie Gould CHI vs. WAS
11. David Akers PHI at TEN
12. Mike Nugent CIN at ATL
13. Dan Carpenter MIA vs. PIT
14. Billy Cundiff BAL vs. BUF
15. Josh Scobee JAC at KC
16. David Buehler DAL vs. NYG
17. Joe Nedney SF at CAR
18. *Garrett Hartley NO vs. CLE
Note: Start updating that resume.
19. Olindo Mare SEA vs. AZ
20. Josh Brown STL at TB
21. Jay Feely AZ at SEA
22. Phil Dawson CLE at NO
23. John Kasay CAR vs. SF
24. Rian Lindell BUF at BAL
25. Graham Gano WAS at CHI
26. Ryan Succop KC vs. JAC
Note: The Chiefs are routinely going for it on fourth down.
27. Connor Barth TB vs. STL
Note: Missed both attempts this week.
28. *Nate Kaeding SD vs. NE
Note: Expected to miss this week with a groin injury.

Defense

1. Baltimore vs. Buffalo
2. Pittsburgh at Miami
3. New Orleans vs. Cleveland
4. New York Giants at Dallas
5. San Francisco at Carolina
6. Washington at Chicago
7. (prev. 24.) Kansas City vs. Jacksonville
Update: I agree with the consensus - I actually like the KC defense, too.
8. Atlanta vs. Cincinnati
9. Denver vs. Oakland
10. Chicago vs. Washington
11. Philadelphia at Tennessee
12. (prev. 20.) Seattle vs. Arizona
13. Miami vs. Pittsburgh
14. St. Louis at Tampa Bay
15. Green Bay vs. Minnesota
16. Dallas vs. New York Giants
17. Tennessee vs. Philadelphia
18. San Diego vs. New England
19. Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis
20. Carolina vs. San Francisco
21. Cincinnati at Atlanta
22. New England at San Diego
23. Arizona at Seattle
24. Minnesota at Green Bay
25. Oakland at Denver
26. Cleveland at New Orleans
27. Jacksonville at Kansas City
28. Buffalo at Baltimore

Flex Position (RB/WR/TE)

1. Adrian Peterson MIN at GB
2. Ray Rice BAL vs. BUF
3. Chris Johnson TEN vs. PHI
Note: Fantasy owners are thankful for the Titans' inexplicable decision to keep Johnson in garbage time on Monday night.
4. Frank Gore SF at CAR
5. *Rashard Mendenhall PIT at MIA
Note: Left shoulder contusion.
6. Steven Jackson STL at TB
7. *Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at KC
Note: Less involved in the passing game this year than in the past.
8. Michael Turner ATL vs. CIN
9. Miles Austin DAL vs. NYG
Note: If Miles Austin can have a bad week, it can happen to any elite receiver.
10. Roddy White ATL vs. CIN
11. Hakeem Nicks NYG at DAL
12. Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. AZ
13. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at DAL
14. Ryan Torain WAS at CHI
Note: Left knee was heavily wrapped on Monday, but the Redskins were downplaying the injury.
15. Anquan Boldin BAL vs. BUF
16. Larry Fitzgerald AZ at SEA
Note: The bye week should do wonders for the Arizona passing game.
17. Greg Jennings GB vs. MIN
18. Jeremy Maclin PHI at TEN
19. Percy Harvin MIN at GB
20. Mike Wallace PIT at MIA
21. Brandon Marshall MIA vs. PIT
22. Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. OAK
23. Terrell Owens CIN at ATL
24. Matt Forte CHI vs. WAS
25. Peyton Hillis CLE at NO
26. Cedric Benson CIN at ATL
27. *LeSean McCoy PHI at TEN
28. Thomas Jones KC vs. JAC
29. *Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. OAK
30. Jamaal Charles KC vs. JAC
31. *Vernon Davis SF at CAR
Note: Sore knee, MRI revealed just a bruise.
32. Chris Wells AZ at SEA
33. Brandon Jacobs NYG at DAL
Note: Bradshaw no longer getting goal line carries.
34. Felix Jones DAL vs. NYG
35. Ryan Mathews SD vs. NE
36. Wes Welker NE at SD
37. *Donald Driver GB vs. MIN
Note: Could miss practice time this week with a thigh injury.
38. Randy Moss MIN at GB
39. Steven Smith NYG at DAL
40. Dwayne Bowe KC vs. JAC
41. Hines Ward PIT at MIA
42. Chad Ochocinco CIN at ATL
43. DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. SF
44. *Chris Ivory NO vs. CLE
Note: Established himself among the other options while Pierre Thomas is out.
45. *Michael Bush OAK at DEN
46. Ronnie Brown MIA vs. PIT
47. Fred Jackson BUF at BAL
48. Marques Colston NO vs. CLE
49. *Danny Amendola STL at TB
Note: Disappointing week against the Chargers, but I expect a good bounce back this week.
50. Roy Williams DAL vs. NYG
51. Michael Crabtree SF at CAR
52. Jabar Gaffney DEN vs. OAK
53. Mike Williams SEA vs. AZ
Note: Ten catches, 15 targets last week.
54. Patrick Crayton SD vs. NE
Note: Big bump up following all of the Chargers' injuries.
55. Santana Moss WAS at CHI
56. *Marion Barber DAL vs. NYG
57. Justin Forsett SEA vs. AZ
58. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at SD
59. Robert Meachem NO vs. CLE
60. Johnny Knox CHI vs. WAS
61. Deion Branch NE at SD
62. Davone Bess MIA vs. PIT
63. Lance Moore NO vs. CLE
64. Kenny Britt TEN vs. PHI
65. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. CIN
66. Zach Miller OAK at DEN
67. Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
68. Aaron Hernandez NE at SD
69. Jason Avant PHI at DAL
Note: Now the #2 receiver, presuming that Jackson is out.
70. *Brandon Jackson GB vs. MIN
71. Mike Tolbert SD vs. NE
72. Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. SF
73. Ricky Williams MIA vs. PIT
74. Tim Hightower AZ at SEA
75. Mike Thomas JAC at KC
76. *Mike Williams TB vs. STL
77. *Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
Note: Played (and well) through ankle and rib injuries.
78. James Jones GB vs. MIN
79. C.J. Spiller BUF at BAL
80. Heath Miller PIT at MIA
Note: Only four targets last week, but finally got into the end zone.
81. *Kellen Winslow Jr. TB vs. STL
82. Brent Celek PHI at TEN
83. Cadillac Williams TB vs. STL
Note: Doing nothing on the ground, but staying in the game because of his pass protection. That's not a formula for future value.
84. *Ladell Betts NO vs. CLE
85. Lee Evans BUF at BAL
86. Nate Washington TEN vs. PHI
87. *Louis Murphy OAK at DEN
88. Steve Johnson BUF at BAL
89. *Danario Alexander STL at TB
Note: Nice debut - reported some knee soreness after the game.
90. Tony Moeaki KC vs. JAC
91. John Carlson SEA vs. AZ
92. Marcedes Lewis JAC at KC
93. Ben Watson CLE at NO
94. *Evan Moore CLE at NO
Note: More targets with McCoy at the helm and two wideouts hurt. Has just as much upside as Watson.