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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

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Week 17 Rankings

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 January 2. * = check status (not necessarily injury status)

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Quarterback

2. Peyton Manning IND vs. TEN
3. Aaron Rodgers GB vs. CHI
4. Drew Brees NO vs. TB
7. Joe Flacco BAL vs. CIN
8. Philip Rivers SD at DEN
Note: While Rivers vowed that he would take this game seriously, there has to be a bit of a letdown after the Chargers laid such an egg last week, no?
9. Matt Schaub HOU vs. JAC
Note: Love the matchup, but he might not have Andre Johnson.
11. Matt Ryan ATL vs. CAR
12. Ben Roethlisberger PIT at CLE
6. Eli Manning NYG at WAS
15. Carson Palmer CIN at BAL
16. Sam Bradford STL at SEA
17. Josh Freeman TB at NO
18. *Tim Tebow DEN vs. SD
Note: Played well in a "hitter's count" facing the Texans last week, but he should find the going a little tougher against the Chargers, last week's result notwithstanding.
10. *Shaun Hill DET vs. MIN
Update: Possibly without Megatron this week.
27. *Alex Smith SF vs. AZ
Update: Alex Smith replaces Troy Smith again.
25. *Stephen McGee DAL at PHI
Note: McGee is likely to start ahead of Jon Kitna, who is nursing an abdominal strain.
Update: Kitna was held out of Thursday's practice. ***SUNDAY UPDATE - KITNA HELD OUT OF PRACTICE ALL WEEK.
26. *Joe Webb MIN at DET
Note: Brett Favre was inactive for Tuesday's game against the Eagles with a concussion. Whether he's got a chance this week obviously remains up in the air.
Update: Favre still hasn't passed his baseline concussion test. There's still a chance that he plays, but after Webb's performance against the Eagles, I think it makes more sense for the Vikings to play Webb. ***SUNDAY UPDATE - FAVRE PASSED HIS INITIAL CONCUSSION TEST FINALLY, BUT STILL UNLIKELY TO PLAY. ***
5. Trent Edwards JAC at HOU
Update: David Garrard had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right index finger and is out for the season, even if the Jaguars make the playoffs.
1. Michael Vick PHI vs. DAL
Update: The combination of the Eagles' loss locking them into the third seed and Vick's quad injury will keep him out this week. Kevin Kolb will start. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - THIS SHOULD BE APPARENT, BUT THIS RANKING IS FOR KOLB. I CAN'T PUT HIM HIGHER, BECAUSE IT'S LIKELY THAT HIS TOP TARGETS MIGHT JUST PLAY HALF A GAME. ***
19. Kerry Collins TEN at IND
21. Jason Campbell OAK at KC
22. Rex Grossman WAS vs. NYG
23. *Matt Cassel KC vs. OAK
Note: Coach Todd Haley said that the Chiefs will "play to win", but it's worth noting that he benched Cassel for Brodie Croyle when up 20 in the fourth quarter last week.
24. Chad Henne MIA at NE
29. *Charlie Whitehurst SEA vs. STL
Note: Matt Hasselbeck has a strained left leg and won't practice all week, though he vows to be there Sunday night. Still, it looks more likely that Whitehurst will start.
Update: Hasselbeck missed practice Wednesday, as promised. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - HASSELBECK HAD A LIMITED PRACTICE FRIDAY AND IS LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE. I THINK HE PLAYS, BUT I ALSO THINK I DON'T WANT ANY PART OF HIM. ***
13. Jay Cutler CHI at GB
Note: The Bears will clinch the #2 seed with a win, so there's no threat of resting Cutler.
Update: This was obviously written before the Eagles lost on Tuesday night. Now the #2 seed is already clinched. Lovie Smith said that his starters would play, but he didn't say how much.
14. Tom Brady NE vs. MIA
Note: Will Brady get rested early in this game, having clinched the #1 seed?
Update: Limited in Thursday's practice with a sore shoulder and foot. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - LISTED AS PROBABLE, SAID HE'LL PLAY, BUT HOW MUCH? RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR FOXBORO - MY GUESS IS HE'S FAIRLY LIMITED - THIS IS ANOTHER DOWNGRADE. WELKER AND BRANCH INACTIVE - THAT SETTLES IT. ***
20. Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at NYJ
Note: Should miss Wednesday's practice with general soreness.
Update: Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury and it's now looking questionable that he'll play. Brian Brohm is the backup. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - FITZPATRICK DIDN'T PRACTICE ALL WEEK, BUT ONLY DID LIGHT JOGGING ON THE SIDE FRIDAY. ***
28. *John Skelton AZ at SF
31. * Colt McCoy CLE vs. PIT
30. *Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. BUF
Note: Sanchez is nursing a shoulder injury. He might start, but he also might not play the entire game, with the Jets already locking up a playoff spot.
Update: Sanchez definitely won't play the entire game.
32. *Jimmy Clausen CAR at ATL

Running Back

1. Arian Foster HOU vs. JAC
2. Michael Turner ATL vs. CAR
Note: Turner had three touchdowns against the Panthers the last time they matched up.
3. Chris Johnson TEN at IND
4. Steven Jackson STL at SEA
5. Ray Rice BAL vs. CIN
6. *Adrian Peterson MIN at DET
Note: Listed as probable, should be fine against Detroit
7. Rashard Mendenhall PIT at CLE
8. LeGarrette Blount TB at NO
11. Jamaal Charles KC vs. OAK
Note: Possibility that he won't play the whole game.
12. *Ryan Mathews SD at DEN
Note: Mathews should be the lead back with Tolbert out.
13. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at WAS
Note: (Knee, thigh) Active on Tuesday night.
14. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. MIA
15. Felix Jones DAL at PHI
16. Jonathan Stewart CAR at ATL
17. Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
9. Ryan Torain WAS vs. NYG
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE WITH SORE RIBS, BUT SHOULD PLAY. ***
46. Michael Bush OAK at KC
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - McFADDEN DIDN'T PRACTICE FRIDAY, VERY IFFY. BUSH SHOULD GET A LOT MORE WORK. ***
19. Rashad Jennings JAC at HOU
40. Joe McKnight NYJ vs. BUF
Note: Could be in line for a fair number of carries against a weak run defense.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - BOTH GREENE AND LT ARE INACTIVE. ***
21. LeSean McCoy PHI vs. DAL
Note: Nothing to play for - might not play the whole game.
22. Cedric Benson CIN at BAL
23. Brandon Jacobs NYG at WAS
73. *Chris Ivory NO vs. TB
Note: (Hamstring) Was inactive again Monday night.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - LISTED AS PROBABLE, AND PIERRE THOMAS IS INACTIVE. ***
25. *Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. SD
Note: Limited by sore ribs in the win over the Texans.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - STUDESVILLE EXPECTS THAT MORENO WILL BE READY TO GO, BUT IT'S A LATE KICKOFF, AND IT WOULDN'T BE TERRIBLY SURPRISING TO SEE HIM LIMITED. ***
26. Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. STL
27. Ricky Williams MIA at NE
28. Maurice Morris DET vs. MIN
20. Matt Forte CHI at GB
Note: Might not play the whole game. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - STARTERS WILL PLAY, BUT KEY BACKUPS BEING TOLD TO BE READY.
30. *Dominic Rhodes IND vs. TEN
Note: Rhodes had the most carries among those in the Indy backfield last week.
31. *Brian Westbrook SF vs. AZ
32. Ronnie Brown MIA at NE
33. Brandon Jackson GB vs. CHI
34. *Chris Wells AZ at SF
35. *Joseph Addai IND vs. TEN
Note: Addai got 12 carries and a touchdown in his first game back since Week 6.
36. *Jahvid Best DET vs. MIN
24. *Peyton Hillis CLE vs. PIT
Note: Sore back, and has a tough matchup.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - MISSED PRACTICE ALL WEEK WITH SORE RIBS - LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE.
10. Pierre Thomas NO vs. TB
Note: Came up huge Monday night.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - TWEAKED HIS ANKLE IN FRIDAY'S PRACTICE, NOW A GAME-TIME DECISION.
37. *Marion Barber DAL at PHI
38. Danny Woodhead NE vs. MIA
39. Correll Buckhalter DEN vs. SD
Note: Cashed in twice after Moreno left with his rib injury.
41. *Jason Snelling ATL vs. CAR
Note: Could get a lot of action if the Falcons jump out ahead early.
42. Tim Hightower AZ at SF
Note: Played second fiddle to Wells once again Saturday night.
43. *Darren Sproles SD at DEN
Note: More action this week with Tolbert out.
44. Bernard Scott CIN at BAL
45. Thomas Jones KC vs. OAK
46. MIKE BELL CLE VS. PIT
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - HILLIS IS QUESTIONABLE, SO BELL SHOULD GET MORE WORK ... BUT AGAINST A MOTIVATED PITTSBURGH TEAM.
48. Chester Taylor CHI at GB
49. Willis McGahee BAL vs. CIN
18. *Darren McFadden OAK at KC
Note: McFadden was limited by an injury last week, either a turf toe or a rolled ankle, pending your source.
Update: he "intends" to play, for what it's worth. *** SUNDAY UPDATE - DIDN'T PRACTICE FRIDAY, GAME-TIME DECISION.
50. John Kuhn GB vs. CHI
51. *Mike Goodson CAR at ATL
52. *Toby Gerhart MIN at DET
53. *C.J. Spiller BUF at NYJ
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - COULD BE ON THE FIELD MORE AS PART OF THE PASSING GAME. ***
54. Tashard Choice DAL at PHI
55. Donald Brown IND vs. TEN
Note: One week after his big breakout game, Brown was given just six carries.
56. *Anthony Dixon SF vs. AZ
Note: Sore ankle, limited to six carries last week.
57. *Reggie Bush NO vs. TB
Note: Strained SC joint, but he should be able to play.
58. Lance Ball DEN vs. SD
59. Justin Forsett SEA vs. STL
60. Derrick Ward HOU vs. JAC
61. *Keiland Williams WAS vs. NYG
62. Cadillac Williams TB at NO
64. Jerome Harrison PHI vs. DAL
65. Javon Ringer TEN at IND
66. Leon Washington SEA vs. STL
67. Isaac Redman PIT at CLE
68. Kenneth Darby STL at SEA
69. *James Davis WAS vs. NYG
70. *Mike Hart IND vs. TEN
72. *Earnest Graham TB at NO
74. *James Starks GB vs. CHI
47. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. BUF
Note: Once again, Greene was the better back for the Jets last week.
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
29. Shonn Greene NYJ vs. BUF
Note: Joe McKnight could see most of the touches Sunday
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
71. *Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at HOU
Note: Inactive last week with a knee injury. Likely out again this week.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - OFFICIALLY OUT, NEEDED SURGERY TO REPAIR MENISCUS CARTILAGE IN HIS KNEE. ***
63. Mewelde Moore PIT at CLE
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - DECLARED OUT THIS WEEK - JONATHAN DWYER WILL SUIT UP INSTEAD. ***
75. *Mike Tolbert SD at DEN
Note: Out with a neck injury.

Wide Receiver

1. Roddy White ATL vs. CAR
2. *Greg Jennings GB vs. CHI
3. Reggie Wayne IND vs. TEN
4. Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. SD
5. *Kenny Britt TEN at IND
6. Dwayne Bowe KC vs. OAK
8. Mike Williams TB at NO
9. Mike Wallace PIT at CLE
10. Miles Austin DAL at PHI
Note: Could benefit from the QB change, in that Kitna rarely takes shots downfield.
11. *Vincent Jackson SD at DEN
13. Brandon Marshall MIA at NE
14. Larry Fitzgerald AZ at SF
15. Percy Harvin MIN at DET
16. *Malcom Floyd SD at DEN
Note: Probable, practiced Thursday, should play. 16. Pierre Garcon IND vs. TEN
17. *Mario Manningham NYG at WAS
Note: Will be No. 1 with Hakeem Nicks out, but has fared better as No. 2 so far.
18. *Santana Moss WAS vs. NYG
Note: Is there a quieter 1,000-yard receiver out there?
28. Jacoby Jones HOU vs. JAC
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - ANDRE JOHNSON DOUBTFUL. ***
19. Mike Thomas JAC at HOU
Note: Someone on the Jags has to benefit from the matchup, right? I'm going with Thomas over Sims-Walker because he's healthier, though keep in mind Trent Edwards is under center.
21. Johnny Knox CHI at GB
23. *Derrick Mason BAL vs. CIN
Note: Tweaked his ankle against the Browns.
42. Robert Meachem NO vs. TB
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - MORE TARGETS WITH COLSTON OUT.
7. Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. DAL
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - KOLB IN FOR VICK. ***
24. Anquan Boldin BAL vs. CIN
26. Earl Bennett CHI at GB
27. *Nate Burleson DET vs. MIN
29. Jerome Simpson CIN at BAL
Note: After Simpson's breakout game last week, Marvin Lewis admitted that maybe Simpson, a former second-round pick, should have possibly played more prior to that week.
30. Nate Washington TEN at IND
41. Lance Moore NO vs. TB
31. Davone Bess MIA at NE
33. DeSean Jackson PHI vs. DAL
Note: Might not play a whole lot with nothing on the line, given foot injury
34. Danny Amendola STL at SEA
36. Jabar Gaffney DEN vs. SD
37. Andre Caldwell CIN at BAL
Note: Jerome Simpson's big game obscured that Caldwell played pretty well, too.
38. Michael Crabtree SF vs. AZ
Note: Crabtree's big game came way too late to help his fantasy owners.
39. Hines Ward PIT at CLE
40. *Legedu Naanee SD at DEN
12. *Calvin Johnson DET vs. MIN
Note: Ankle injury, might not practice all week, but possibly could still play.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - ACTIVE DESPITE NOT PRACTICING ALL WEEK. ***
20. *Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. BUF
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - SANCHEZ PROBABLY LIMITED, TOP TWO RB'S OUT - LOOK FOR HOLMES AND EDWARDS TO BE LIMITED, TOO.
32. Steve Johnson BUF at NYJ
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - BROHM IN FOR FITZPATRICK. ***
43. Mike Williams SEA vs. STL
Note: Hurt by the QB situation, in addition to his own physical issues.
44. *Mike Sims-Walker JAC at HOU
Note: Played through the ankle injury that's limited him in practice the last few weeks.
35. Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. BUF
45. *Donald Driver GB vs. CHI
46. Devin Hester CHI at GB
47. James Jones GB vs. CHI
48. *Jacoby Ford OAK at KC
49. *Roy Williams DAL at PHI
50. Derek Hagan NYG at WAS
51. Anthony Armstrong WAS vs. NYG
52. Danario Alexander STL at SEA
53. *Steve Breaston AZ at SF
Note: (Knee) Continuing knee soreness led to him missing playing time against the Cowboys.
55. Eddie Royal DEN vs. SD
56. Jordan Shipley CIN at BAL
Note: Scored a touchdown, but that was his only catch.
59. Kevin Walter HOU vs. JAC
60. T.J. Houshmandzadeh BAL vs. CIN
61. Jordy Nelson GB vs. CHI
62. Jason Hill JAC at HOU
63. Jerricho Cotchery NYJ vs. BUF
64. Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. PIT
65. *Blair White IND vs. TEN
66. Laurent Robinson STL at SEA
67. Devery Henderson NO vs. TB
68. *Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at KC
70. *Dexter McCluster KC vs. OAK
71. Bryant Johnson DET vs. MIN
72. Louis Murphy OAK at KC
73. *Emmanuel Sanders PIT at CLE
74. Jason Avant PHI vs. DAL
75. David Gettis CAR at ATL
76. Josh Morgan SF vs. AZ
77. Andre Johnson. HOU vs. JAC
Note: missed Sunday's game, not practicing all week, meaningless game
78. Michael Jenkins ATL vs. CAR
79. Brian Finneran ATL vs. CAR
80. Greg Camarillo MIN at DET
81. *Golden Tate SEA vs. STL
82. Chansi Stuckey CLE vs. PIT
83. Josh Cribbs CLE vs. PIT
84. Seyi Ajirotutu SD at DEN
85. Ben Obomanu SEA vs. STL
86. Donald Jones BUF at NYJ
87. Randy Moss TEN at IND
25. Deion Branch NE vs. MIA
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE. ***
22. Wes Welker NE vs. MIA
Note: Got hurt last year in meaningless game.
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE. ***
88. *Chad Ochocinco CIN at BAL
Note: Bone spurs in his ankle kept Ochocinco out last week. He might play this week, but I wouldn't count on it.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
54. Sidney Rice MIN at DET
Note: Unlikely to play due to concussion.
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE. ***
69. Steve Smith CAR at ATL
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
89. *Early Doucet AZ at SF
90. *Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. SD
92. *Arrelious Benn TB at NO
Note: Ligament damage in his left knee.
93. Hakeem Nicks NYG at WAS
Note: Broken toe - unlikely to play. 94. Marques Colston NO vs. TB
Note: Had surgery on his knee; unlikely to play.
*** SUNDAY UPDATE - OFFICIALLY OUT. ***


Tight End

1. Jason Witten DAL at PHI
2. Marcedes Lewis JAC at HOU
3. Kellen Winslow Jr. TB at NO
Note: Once again went into beast mode – where was this early in the season?
4. Owen Daniels HOU vs. JAC
5. Jacob Tamme IND vs. TEN
6. Zach Miller OAK at KC
7. Jimmy Graham NO vs. TB
8. Vernon Davis SF vs. AZ
9. Kevin Boss NYG at WAS
Note: Bad goose egg last week, but I suspect he'll bounce back.
10. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. CAR
11. Rob Gronkowski NE vs. MIA
12. Chris Cooley WAS vs. NYG
Note: Cooley's drops killed what would have otherwise been a decent fantasy day.
13. Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. MIN
14. Ben Watson CLE vs. PIT
15. Tony Moeaki KC vs. OAK
17. Brent Celek PHI vs. DAL
18. Visanthe Shiancoe MIN at DET
19. Dustin Keller NYJ vs. BUF
Note: On one hand, Keller got more targets, on the other, he had a bad drop in the end zone.
20. *Tony Scheffler DET vs. MIN
21. *Anthony Fasano MIA at NE
Note: Suffered a knee injury in the loss to the Lions.
22. *Heath Miller PIT at CLE
23. *Jared Cook TEN at IND
24. Andrew Quarless GB vs. CHI
25. Greg Olsen CHI at GB
26. Billy Bajema STL at SEA
27. Jeremy Shockey NO vs. TB
28. Joel Dreessen HOU vs. JAC
29. John Carlson SEA vs. STL
30. *Randy McMichael SD at DEN
16. Jermaine Gresham CIN at BAL
*** SUNDAY INACTIVE. CHASE COFFMAN WILL START. ***
31. *Aaron Hernandez NE vs. MIA
Note: Hernandez's hip injury kept him out last week and led to Gronkowski's big day.
32. *Todd Heap BAL vs. CIN
Note: (Hamstring) Once again held out last week.
33. *Antonio Gates SD at DEN
Note: Done for the year.

Kicker

1. Matt Bryant ATL vs. CAR
2. Nate Kaeding SD at DEN
3. Sebastian Janikowski OAK at KC
4. David Akers PHI vs. DAL
5. Shayne Graham NE vs. MIA
6. Josh Scobee JAC at HOU
7. *Steve Hauschka DEN vs. SD
Note: Matt Prater is out for the year.
8. Dan Carpenter MIA at NE
9. Lawrence Tynes NYG at WAS
10. Jeff Reed SF vs. AZ
11. Mason Crosby GB vs. CHI
12. David Buehler DAL at PHI
13. Garrett Hartley NO vs. TB
14. Shaun Suisham PIT at CLE
15. *Olindo Mare SEA vs. STL
16. Billy Cundiff BAL vs. CIN
17. Jay Feely AZ at SF
18. *Nick Folk NYJ vs. BUF
19. Robbie Gould CHI at GB
20. Adam Vinatieri IND vs. TEN
21. Neil Rackers HOU vs. JAC
22. Connor Barth TB at NO
23. Josh Brown STL at SEA
24. Rian Lindell BUF at NYJ
25. Rob Bironas TEN at IND
26. *Clint Stitser CIN at BAL
27. John Kasay CAR at ATL
28. Dave Rayner DET vs. MIN
29. *Graham Gano WAS vs. NYG
30. Ryan Longwell MIN at DET
31. Ryan Succop KC vs. OAK
32. Phil Dawson CLE vs. PIT

Defense

1. Pittsburgh at Cleveland
2. Atlanta vs. Carolina
3. New England vs. Miami
4. San Diego at Denver
5. New York Jets vs. Buffalo
6. St. Louis at Seattle
7. Green Bay vs. Chicago
8. Kansas City vs. Oakland
9. Detroit vs. Minnesota
10. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
11. Philadelphia vs. Dallas
12. New York Giants at Washington
13. Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh
14. Chicago at Green Bay
15. Indianapolis vs. Tennessee
16. Seattle vs. St. Louis
17. New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay
18. San Francisco vs. Arizona
19. Oakland at Kansas City
20. Tampa Bay at New Orleans
21. Minnesota at Detroit
22. Arizona at San Francisco
23. Washington vs. New York Giants
24. Miami at New England
25. Dallas at Philadelphia
26. Denver vs. San Diego
27. Houston vs. Jacksonville
28. Buffalo at New York Jets
29. Jacksonville at Houston
30. Cincinnati at Baltimore
31. Carolina at Atlanta
32. Tennessee at Indianapolis

Flex Position (RB/WR/TE)

1. Arian Foster HOU vs. JAC
2. Michael Turner ATL vs. CAR
Note: Turner had three touchdowns against the Panthers the last time they matched up.
3. Chris Johnson TEN at IND
4. Steven Jackson STL at SEA
5. Ray Rice BAL vs. CIN
6. *Adrian Peterson MIN at DET
7. Rashard Mendenhall PIT at CLE
8. LeGarrette Blount TB at NO
9. Ryan Torain WAS vs. NYG
10. Pierre Thomas NO vs. TB
Note: Came up huge Monday night.
11. Jamaal Charles KC vs. OAK
Note: Possibility that he won't play the whole game.
12. Roddy White ATL vs. CAR
13. *Greg Jennings GB vs. CHI
14. *Ryan Mathews SD at DEN
Note: Mathews should be the lead back with Tolbert out.
15. Reggie Wayne IND vs. TEN
16. Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. SD
17. *Kenny Britt TEN at IND
Note: (Knee, thigh) Active on Tuesday night.
18. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. MIA
19. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at WAS
20. Felix Jones DAL at PHI
21. Dwayne Bowe KC vs. OAK
22. Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. DAL
23. Mike Williams TB at NO
24. Mike Wallace PIT at CLE
25. Miles Austin DAL at PHI
Note: Could benefit from the QB change, in that Kitna rarely takes shots downfield.
26. *Vincent Jackson SD at DEN
27. Jonathan Stewart CAR at ATL
28. Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
29. *Darren McFadden OAK at KC
30. Rashad Jennings JAC at HOU
31. Matt Forte CHI at GB
32. LeSean McCoy PHI vs. DAL
33. Cedric Benson CIN at BAL
34. Brandon Jacobs NYG at WAS
35. *Calvin Johnson DET vs. MIN
Note: Ankle injury, might not practice all week, but possibly could still play.
36. Brandon Marshall MIA at NE
37. Larry Fitzgerald AZ at SF
38. Percy Harvin MIN at DET
38. *Malcom Floyd SD at DEN
Note: Probable, practiced Thursday, should play. 39. Pierre Garcon IND vs. TEN
40. *Mario Manningham NYG at WAS
41. *Santana Moss WAS vs. NYG
Note: Is there a quieter 1,000-yard receiver out there?
42. Mike Thomas JAC at HOU
43. *Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. BUF
44. *Peyton Hillis CLE vs. PIT
Note: Sore back, and has a tough matchup.
45. *Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. SD
Note: Limited by sore ribs in the win over the Texans.
46. Johnny Knox CHI at GB
47. Wes Welker NE vs. MIA
48. *Derrick Mason BAL vs. CIN
49. Anquan Boldin BAL vs. CIN
Note: Tweaked his ankle against the Browns.
50. Deion Branch NE vs. MIA
51. Earl Bennett CHI at GB
52. *Nate Burleson DET vs. MIN
53. Jacoby Jones HOU vs. JAC
54. Jerome Simpson CIN at BAL
Note: After Simpson's breakout game last week, Marvin Lewis admitted that maybe Simpson, a former second-round pick, should have possibly played more prior to that week.
55. Nate Washington TEN at IND
56. Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. STL
57. Ricky Williams MIA at NE
58. Maurice Morris DET vs. MIN
59. Shonn Greene NYJ vs. BUF
60. *Dominic Rhodes IND vs. TEN
Note: Rhodes had the most carries among those in the Indy backfield last week.
61. *Brian Westbrook SF vs. AZ
62. Jason Witten DAL at PHI
63. Marcedes Lewis JAC at HOU
64. Ronnie Brown MIA at NE
65. Brandon Jackson GB vs. CHI
66. *Chris Wells AZ at SF
67. *Joseph Addai IND vs. TEN
Note: Addai got 12 carries and a touchdown in his first game back since Week 6.
68. *Jahvid Best DET vs. MIN
69. *Marion Barber DAL at PHI
70. Danny Woodhead NE vs. MIA
71. Correll Buckhalter DEN vs. SD
Note: Cashed in twice after Moreno left with his rib injury.
72. Davone Bess MIA at NE
73. Kellen Winslow Jr. TB at NO
Note: Once again went into beast mode – where was this early in the season?
74. Owen Daniels HOU vs. JAC
75. Jacob Tamme IND vs. TEN
76. Steve Johnson BUF at NYJ
77. DeSean Jackson PHI vs. DAL
78. Danny Amendola STL at SEA
79. Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. BUF
80. Jabar Gaffney DEN vs. SD
81. Andre Caldwell CIN at BAL
Note: Jerome Simpson's big game obscured that Caldwell played pretty well, too.
82. *Jason Snelling ATL vs. CAR
Note: Could get a lot of action if the Falcons jump out ahead early.
83. Michael Crabtree SF vs. AZ
Note: Crabtree's big game came way too late to help his fantasy owners.
84. Zach Miller OAK at KC
85. Jimmy Graham NO vs. TB
86. Vernon Davis SF vs. AZ
87. Kevin Boss NYG at WAS
Note: Bad goose egg last week, but I suspect he'll bounce back.
88. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. CAR
89. Rob Gronkowski NE vs. MIA
90. Chris Cooley WAS vs. NYG
Note: Cooley's drops killed what would have otherwise been a decent fantasy day.