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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).

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Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at Atl
Note: Maybe it'll be next week when Rodgers stops running.
2.Drew Brees NO at Car
3.*Michael Vick PHI at Buf
Note: It now looks as if Vick will be without his left tackle, Jason Peters. On the bright side, there were no reported problems with his right hand from Sunday's game. Full practice this week - his right hand injury doesn't seem to be an issue.
4.Tom Brady NE vs. NYJ
5.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Chi
6.Cam Newton CAR vs. NO
7.*Matt Ryan ATL vs. GB
Note: Moving Ryan up in anticipation of the game being a bit of a shootout.
8.Eli Manning NYG vs. Sea
9.*Philip Rivers SD at Den
Note: Could be without Gates and with a gimpy Jackson.
10.Matt Schaub HOU vs. Oak
11.Kyle Orton DEN vs. SD
Note: Got the vote of confidence from coach John Fox that he's unequivocally the starter.
12.Mark Sanchez NYJ at NE
Note: Sanchez's disaster against the Ravens has Rex Ryan talking about returning more to the running game.
13.Josh Freeman TB at SF
14.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF vs. Phi
15.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Ten
Note: Sprained left foot - the early indications are that Roethlisberger will start this week. Full practice participant Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
16.Matt Hasselbeck TEN at Pit
17.Jay Cutler CHI at Det
18.*Jason Campbell OAK at Hou
Note: Sore foot, limited Thursday.
19.Alex Smith SF vs. TB
Note: Briefly replaced by Colin Kaepernick, but rallied to have a big game in the upset over the Eagles.
20.*Donovan McNabb MIN vs. Ari
Note: The fact that Leslie Frazier even has to address McNabb's job security is not a good sign.
21.Kevin Kolb ARZ at Min
22.Matt Cassel KC at Ind
23.Tarvaris Jackson SEA at NYG
Note: Progress: Put up a 300-yard day and wasn't sacked.
24.*Curtis Painter IND vs. KC
Note: Mixed results in the loss. Jim Caldwell hasn't yet committed to him for Week 5. It looks as if Painter will start again this week.
25.Andy Dalton CIN at Jac
26.Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. Cin
Note: Perhaps, just maybe, the Jags should adjust their ratio of 42 Gabbert passes and 11 MJD carries.

Running Backs

1.Arian Foster HOU vs. Oak
Note: So much for the notion that the Texans would ease Foster back in - Tate's early groin injury decided that quickly. Officially listed as probable (hip).
2.Darren McFadden OAK at Hou
3.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Ari
4.Fred Jackson BUF vs. Phi
5.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Cin
6.LeSean McCoy PHI at Buf
Note: Briefly shook up while trying to pass block, but later returned.
7.Chris Johnson TEN at Pit
8.Ryan Mathews SD at Den
9.Michael Turner ATL vs. GB
10.Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Sea
11.Matt Forte CHI at Det
12.Jahvid Best DET vs. Chi
13.*Chris Wells ARZ at Min
Note: How many people had Wells benched last week because he was a game-time decision? I did. Limited in Thursday's practice, trying to protect that hamstring. *** Here we go again, officially listed as questionable. At least it's an early game this week. ***
14.*Frank Gore SF vs. TB
Note: Limited practice Wednesday, likely precautionary in light of the ankle issues that bothered him last week.
15.Cedric Benson CIN at Jac
Note: NFL still hasn't ruled on the appeal of his suspension.
16.LeGarrette Blount TB at SF
Note: *** Downgrading a couple of spots due to the matchup. ***
17.Willis McGahee DEN vs. SD
18.Mark Ingram NO at Car
19.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. NYJ
20.Joseph Addai IND vs. KC
21.Darren Sproles NO at Car
22.Shonn Greene NYJ at NE
Note: 'Ground and Pound' is back? I'm dubious.
23.*Isaac Redman PIT vs. Ten
Note: Probably will get more carries even if Mendenhall plays. Looking more likely to start. *** Mendenhall unlikely to play. ***
24.James Starks GB at Atl
25.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
26.Mike Tolbert SD at Den
27.*Ryan Grant GB at Atl
Note: (Bruised kidney) Has been cleared to play this week after sitting out against Denver. Officially listed as probable.
28.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
29.Marshawn Lynch SEA at NYG
30.Thomas Jones KC at Ind
31.Pierre Thomas NO at Car
32.Dexter McCluster KC at Ind
33.*Michael Bush OAK at Hou
Note: Suffered an ankle injury late in the loss to the Patriots. Full participant in Thursday's practice - looks like he's a full go for the week. *** Officially probable. ***
34.Stevan Ridley NE vs. NYJ
35.LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at NE
36.Kendall Hunter SF vs. TB
37.*Earnest Graham TB at SF
Note: Limited in practice Thursday with a hamstring injury.
38.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. SD
Note: Just two carries last week.
39.Chris Ogbonnaya HOU vs. Oak
Note: Perhaps useful if Tate and Ward can't go. Increasingly likely to be Foster's top backup this week.
40.Delone Carter IND vs. KC
41.John Kuhn GB at Atl
42.Javon Ringer TEN at Pit
43.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Phi
Note: Full practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a knee injury.
44.Bernard Scott CIN at Jac
45.Deji Karim JAC vs. Cin
46.Marion Barber CHI at Det
Note: Vultured a late touchdown to give Matt Forte a rest.
47.Keiland Williams DET vs. Chi
48.Justin Forsett SEA at NYG
49.*Jackie Battle KC at Ind
Note: Becoming part of the time-share - consider him a bye week dart throw.
50.Brian Leonard CIN at Jac
51.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Ari
52.*Jason Snelling ATL vs. GB
Note: (Concussion) Full practice Thursday. *** Full participant in practice all week, listed as probable. ***
53.*Danny Ware NYG vs. Sea
Note: Added to the list with the news of Jacobs' sprained MCL.
54.Ronnie Brown PHI at Buf
55.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Oak
Note: Injured his groin early in the win over the Steelers - the team is hopeful that he can still play this week. Has not practiced yet this week. *** PRACTICED FRIDAY. ***
56.Alex Green GB at Atl
57.Maurice Morris DET vs. Chi
58.Jerome Harrison DET vs. Chi
59.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. GB
60.Chester Taylor ARZ at Min
61.Alfonso Smith ARZ at Min
62.Taiwan Jones OAK at Hou
Note: Might see some action if Michael Bush's ankle injury prevents him from playing.
63.Lance Ball DEN vs. SD
64.*Derrick Ward HOU vs. Oak
Note: Slower than expected recovery from an ankle injury. Practiced Friday, looked good.
65.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ at Min
66.Le'Ron McClain KC at Ind
67.Anthony Dixon SF vs. TB
68.*Shane Vereen NE vs. NYJ
69.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Ten
Note: Hamstring injury, first indications are it's not serious. Sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday - if I owned him anywhere, chances are I'm not using him unless I'm desperate. *** UNLIKELY TO PLAY THIS WEEK ***
70.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Sea
Note: Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, though the latter day seemed more of a precaution. Still, could be a game-time decision. *** Now classified as a sprained MCL, seems much less likely to play. ***
71.*Danny Woodhead NE vs. NYJ
Note: Woodhead has been limited by an ankle injury and the emergence of Stevan Ridley. Did not practice Thursday. *** Listed as doubtful. ***
72.*Mewelde Moore PIT vs. Ten
Note: High-ankle sprain could prevent him from getting extra carries this week.
73.*Mike Goodson CAR vs. NO
Note: Illness, sat out Thursday.

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Chi
2.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Min
3.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Sea
4.Wes Welker NE vs. NYJ
Note: Does 'Revis Island' matter? In the playoffs he had seven catches for 57 yards, no TDs. In the Monday night blowout in Foxboro, seven-for-80 with one TD.
5.Greg Jennings GB at Atl
6.Steve Smith CAR vs. NO
7.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Ten
8.DeSean Jackson PHI at Buf
9.*Roddy White ATL vs. GB
Note: Still bothered by a deep thigh bruise. Did not practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday.
10.Steve Johnson BUF vs. Phi
11.Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. SD
Note: Pay attention to the catches, yards and targets - even though he didn't get in the end zone, good times are coming.
12.Dwayne Bowe KC at Ind
13.Julio Jones ATL vs. GB
14.A.J. Green CIN at Jac
15.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Buf
16.*Vincent Jackson SD at Den
Note: Strained his leg while compensating for an abdomen injury last week - probably won't practice much. Did not practice Thursday - this is looking more ominous. *** PRACTICED FRIDAY, LISTED AS PROBABLE. ***
17.Percy Harvin MIN vs. Ari
18.Reggie Wayne IND vs. KC
19.Mike Williams TB at SF
20.Eric Decker DEN vs. SD
21.Nate Washington TEN at Pit
22.Sidney Rice SEA at NYG
23.Marques Colston NO at Car
24.Denarius Moore OAK at Hou
Note: Garbage-time touchdown salvaged an otherwise miserable game. Return of Jacoby Ford hurt his production.
25.Mike Thomas JAC vs. Cin
26.Jordy Nelson GB at Atl
Note: Long-term, he's the #2, as indicated by the contract extension. It just might not happen regularly this year.
27.Kevin Walter HOU vs. Oak
28.Johnny Knox CHI at Det
29.Santonio Holmes NYJ at NE
Note: Poor output Sunday night wasn't due to a lack of targets (12).
30.*Malcom Floyd SD at Den
Note: Sore shoulder to go along with his pre-existing groin injury. Able to practice, while Vincent Jackson has not been able to.
31.*Mario Manningham NYG vs. Sea
Note: Was replaced in two-receiver sets by Victor Cruz in the second half last week.
32.Pierre Garcon IND vs. KC
Note: Is he the modern day Darnay Scott? Two huge catches Monday, only two catches.
33.Lance Moore NO at Car
34.David Nelson BUF vs. Phi
Note: Only three targets in last week's very disappointing game against the Bengals.
35.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Sea
Note: Near-blunder obscures that it was he and not Manningham on the field in the second half in two-WR sets.
36.Nate Burleson DET vs. Chi
Note: Losing out on targets to Titus Young and to Pettigrew.
37.Deion Branch NE vs. NYJ
38.Robert Meachem NO at Car
39.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. TB
Note: Limited participant in practice again early in the week due to his foot.
40.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ten
41.Steve Breaston KC at Ind
42.Preston Parker TB at SF
43.Donald Jones BUF vs. Phi
44.Chad Ochocinco NE vs. NYJ
45.Plaxico Burress NYJ at NE
46.Austin Collie IND vs. KC
Note: Seven targets Monday night, but only two catches for 16 yards.
47.Titus Young DET vs. Chi
48.Andre Caldwell CIN at Jac
49.Devin Hester CHI at Det
50.*Jacoby Jones HOU vs. Oak
Note: Despite the injury of Andre Johnson, Jones got targeted just once last week. *** (Knee) Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
51.Michael Jenkins MIN vs. Ari
52.Jason Hill JAC vs. Cin
Note: Plenty of targets, very little production.
53.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at Hou
Note: Led the team in targets last week.
54.Hines Ward PIT vs. Ten
55.Dane Sanzenbacher CHI at Det
56.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NO
57.Arrelious Benn TB at SF
58.James Jones GB at Atl
59.Ben Obomanu SEA at NYG
60.*Jacoby Ford OAK at Hou
Note: Just two targets and one rush in his return to action.
61.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Ten
62.Randall Cobb GB at Atl
63.Jerome Simpson CIN at Jac
64.Patrick Crayton SD at Den
65.Andre Roberts ARZ at Min
66.*Donald Driver GB at Atl
Note: Hurt his knee last week and it looked pretty severe, but then he was back in the game, scoring late. *** Listed as probable.***
67.Doug Baldwin SEA at NYG
Note: Five catches on six targets last week.
68.Chaz Schilens OAK at Hou
69.Josh Morgan SF vs. TB
70.Jason Avant PHI at Buf
71.Devin Aromashodu MIN vs. Ari
72.*Devery Henderson NO at Car
Note: Targeted just once thanks to the return of Marques Colston last week. (Calf) Limited Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. *** Officially listed as questionable. ***
73.Derrick Mason NYJ at NE
74.Damian Williams TEN at Pit
75.Steven Smith PHI at Buf
76.Matt Willis DEN vs. SD
77.Legedu Naanee CAR vs. NO
78.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Cin
79.*Early Doucet ARZ at Min
Note: Limited in practice with a sore hamstring.
80.Vincent Brown SD at Den
81.*Mike Williams SEA at NYG
Note: Suffered a concussion last week. Unlikely to play this week.
82.*Roy Williams CHI at Det
Note: Williams said that his legs are only at 80 percent. He had just one target - though in fairness, Cutler hardly threw last week.
83.*Jon Baldwin KC at Ind
Note: *** Inactive again. ***
84.*Louis Murphy OAK at Hou
Note: (Groin) Limited participant in Thursday's practice.
85.*Bernard Berrian MIN vs. Ari
Note: *** Healthy inactive. ***
86.Braylon Edwards SF vs. TB
87.Eddie Royal DEN vs. SD
88.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Oak
Note: Out up to three weeks due to his hamstring injury - underwent a procedure Tuesday to fix it.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO at Car
2.Owen Daniels HOU vs. Oak
Note: Could be huge this week with Andre Johnson out.
3.Jermichael Finley GB at Atl
4.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NYJ
5.Dustin Keller NYJ at NE
Note: Don't sweat the bad result - this one was on Sanchez.
6.Vernon Davis SF vs. TB
7.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Jac
Note: Really coming into his own. A.J. Green may be the first red zone option, but Gresham isn't far behind for the Bengals.
8.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Chi
9.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. GB
Note: Has scored the last three times.
10.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO
Note: Scored a late touchdown to salvage an otherwise weak game.
11.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Cin
12.Visanthe Shiancoe MIN vs. Ari
13.Jared Cook TEN at Pit
Note: Could get more targets this week with Craig Stevens banged up.
14.Kellen Winslow TB at SF
Note: Just missed on an end zone target.
15.Dallas Clark IND vs. KC
Note: Just four targets for Clark on Monday night, three catches.
16.*James Casey HOU vs. Oak
Note: Might also see extra action with Andre Johnson out.
17.Randy McMichael SD at Den
18.Scott Chandler BUF vs. Phi
19.Kevin Boss OAK at Hou
20.*Aaron Hernandez NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Limited Thursday, practiced Friday though the degree in which he was available is uncertain. He's a really tough decision this week. *** Game-time decision. ***
21.Jeff King ARZ at Min
22.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Chi
23.Brent Celek PHI at Buf
24.*Daniel Fells DEN vs. SD
Note: *** Questionable with a knee injury. ***
25.Travis Beckum NYG vs. Sea
26.Leonard Pope KC at Ind
27.Kellen Davis CHI at Det
28.Heath Miller PIT vs. Ten
29.Jake Ballard NYG vs. Sea
30.*Zach Miller SEA at NYG
Note: Dealing with knee and ankle injuries.
31.*Zach Miller JAC vs. Cin
Note: (Shoulder) Full practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
32.*Todd Heap ARZ at Min
Note: (Hamstring) Game-time decision, hasn't yet practiced this week. *** Inactive this week. ***
33.*Jeremy Shockey CAR vs. NO
Note: Finger injury plus concussion-like symptoms. Did not practice Thursday.
34.Jacob Tamme IND vs. KC
35.*Antonio Gates SD at Den
Note: (Foot) Might not play until after the bye week. Hasn't yet practiced this week.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Arian Foster HOU vs. Oak
Note: So much for the notion that the Texans would ease Foster back in - Tate's early groin injury decided that quickly. Officially listed as probable (hip).
2.Darren McFadden OAK at Hou
3.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Ari
4.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Chi
5.Wes Welker NE vs. NYJ
Note: Does 'Revis Island' matter? In the playoffs he had seven catches for 57 yards, no TDs. In the Monday night blowout in Foxboro, seven-for-80 with one TD.
6.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Min
7.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Sea
8.Fred Jackson BUF vs. Phi
9.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Cin
10.LeSean McCoy PHI at Buf
Note: Briefly shook up while trying to pass block, but later returned.
11.Chris Johnson TEN at Pit
12.Ryan Mathews SD at Den
13.Greg Jennings GB at Atl
14.Steve Smith CAR vs. NO
15.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Ten
16.DeSean Jackson PHI at Buf
17.*Roddy White ATL vs. GB
Note: Still bothered by a deep thigh bruise. Did not practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday.
18.Matt Forte CHI at Det
19.Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Sea
20.Jahvid Best DET vs. Chi
21.Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. SD
Note: Pay attention to the catches, yards and targets - even though he didn't get in the end zone, good times are coming.
22.Steve Johnson BUF vs. Phi
23.Dwayne Bowe KC at Ind
24.Michael Turner ATL vs. GB
25.*Chris Wells ARZ at Min
Note: How many people had Wells benched last week because he was a game-time decision? I did. Limited in Thursday's practice, trying to protect that hamstring. *** Here we go again, officially listed as questionable. At least it's an early game this week. ***
26.*Frank Gore SF vs. TB
Note: Limited practice Wednesday, likely precautionary in light of the ankle issues that bothered him last week.
27.*Vincent Jackson SD at Den
Note: Strained his leg while compensating for an abdomen injury last week - probably won't practice much. Did not practice Thursday - this is looking more ominous. *** PRACTICED FRIDAY, LISTED AS PROBABLE. ***
28.Julio Jones ATL vs. GB
29.A.J. Green CIN at Jac
30.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Buf
31.Mike Tolbert SD at Den
32.LeGarrette Blount TB at SF
Note: *** Downgrading a couple of spots due to the matchup. ***
33.Jimmy Graham NO at Car
34.Owen Daniels HOU vs. Oak
Note: Could be huge this week with Andre Johnson out.
35.Jermichael Finley GB at Atl
36.Percy Harvin MIN vs. Ari
37.Reggie Wayne IND vs. KC
38.Mike Williams TB at SF
39.Eric Decker DEN vs. SD
40.Mike Thomas JAC vs. Cin
41.Cedric Benson CIN at Jac
Note: NFL still hasn't ruled on the appeal of his suspension.
42.Willis McGahee DEN vs. SD
43.Darren Sproles NO at Car
44.Nate Washington TEN at Pit
45.Sidney Rice SEA at NYG
46.Marques Colston NO at Car
47.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
48.Mark Ingram NO at Car
49.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. NYJ
50.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
51.Joseph Addai IND vs. KC
52.Jordy Nelson GB at Atl
Note: Long-term, he's the #2, as indicated by the contract extension. It just might not happen regularly this year.
53.Dexter McCluster KC at Ind
54.Kevin Walter HOU vs. Oak
55.Johnny Knox CHI at Det
56.Santonio Holmes NYJ at NE
Note: Poor output Sunday night wasn't due to a lack of targets (12).
57.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NYJ
58.Dustin Keller NYJ at NE
Note: Don't sweat the bad result - this one was on Sanchez.
59.Vernon Davis SF vs. TB
60.Marshawn Lynch SEA at NYG
61.James Starks GB at Atl
62.Shonn Greene NYJ at NE
Note: 'Ground and Pound' is back? I'm dubious.
63.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Sea
Note: Near-blunder obscures that it was he and not Manningham on the field in the second half in two-WR sets.
64.Pierre Garcon IND vs. KC
Note: Is he the modern day Darnay Scott? Two huge catches Monday, only two catches.
65.*Mario Manningham NYG vs. Sea
Note: Was replaced in two-receiver sets by Victor Cruz in the second half last week.
66.Lance Moore NO at Car
67.David Nelson BUF vs. Phi
Note: Only three targets in last week's very disappointing game against the Bengals.
68.Nate Burleson DET vs. Chi
Note: Losing out on targets to Titus Young and to Pettigrew.
69.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Jac
Note: Really coming into his own. A.J. Green may be the first red zone option, but Gresham isn't far behind for the Bengals.
70.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Chi
71.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. GB
Note: Has scored the last three times.
72.LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at NE
73.*Ryan Grant GB at Atl
Note: (Bruised kidney) Has been cleared to play this week after sitting out against Denver. Officially listed as probable.
74.Denarius Moore OAK at Hou
Note: Garbage-time touchdown salvaged an otherwise miserable game. Return of Jacoby Ford hurt his production.
75.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Ten
Note: Hamstring injury, first indications are it's not serious. Sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday - if I owned him anywhere, chances are I'm not using him unless I'm desperate. *** UNLIKELY TO PLAY THIS WEEK ***
76.Thomas Jones KC at Ind
77.Pierre Thomas NO at Car
78.*Isaac Redman PIT vs. Ten
Note: Probably will get more carries even if Mendenhall plays. Looking more likely to start. *** Mendenhall unlikely to play. ***
79.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO
Note: Scored a late touchdown to salvage an otherwise weak game.
80.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Cin
81.Deion Branch NE vs. NYJ
82.Robert Meachem NO at Car
83.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. TB
Note: Limited participant in practice again early in the week due to his foot.
84.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ten
85.Steve Breaston KC at Ind
86.Stevan Ridley NE vs. NYJ
87.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Sea
Note: Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, though the latter day seemed more of a precaution. Still, could be a game-time decision. *** Now classified as a sprained MCL, seems much less likely to play. ***
88.*Michael Bush OAK at Hou
Note: Suffered an ankle injury late in the loss to the Patriots. Full participant in Thursday's practice - looks like he's a full go for the week. *** Officially probable. ***
89.Kendall Hunter SF vs. TB
90.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Oak
Note: Injured his groin early in the win over the Steelers - the team is hopeful that he can still play this week. Has not practiced yet this week. *** PRACTICED FRIDAY. ***
91.*Earnest Graham TB at SF
Note: Limited in practice Thursday with a hamstring injury.

Kickers

1.John Kasay NO at Car
2.Jason Hanson DET vs. Chi
3.Neil Rackers HOU vs. Oak
4.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. NYJ
5.Rian Lindell BUF vs. Phi
6.Nick Novak SD at Den
Note: Perfect on six attempts so far, now gets to kick at altitude.
7.Rob Bironas TEN at Pit
8.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Hou
9.David Akers SF vs. TB
10.Mason Crosby GB at Atl
11.*Alex Henery PHI at Buf
Note: The pressure is on after two key misses against the Niners.
12.Mike Nugent CIN at Jac
13.Matt Prater DEN vs. SD
14.Robbie Gould CHI at Det
15.Matt Bryant ATL vs. GB
16.Lawrence Tynes NYG vs. Sea
17.Nick Folk NYJ at NE
18.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Cin
19.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. KC
20.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Ten
21.Jay Feely ARZ at Min
22.Olindo Mare CAR vs. NO
23.Ryan Longwell MIN vs. Ari
24.Connor Barth TB at SF
25.Steven Hauschka SEA at NYG
26.Ryan Succop KC at Ind
Note: After just two field goals and three extra points through the first three weeks, of course he had five field goals last week.

Defenses

1.*New York Giants vs. Sea
Note: Debateable whether Justin Tuck makes it back this week.
2.San Francisco 49ers vs. TB
3.Houston Texans vs. Oak
4.Tennessee Titans at Pit
5.Detroit Lions vs. Chi
6.San Diego Chargers at Den
7.*Cincinnati Bengals at Jac
Note: How many guesses would you have needed before landing upon the Bengals as the NFL's #1 rated defense?
8.Green Bay Packers at Atl
9.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at SF
10.*Indianapolis Colts vs. KC
Note: Run defense further damaged by Eric Foster's horrific injury.
11.*Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cin
Note: Might get Aaron Kampman back this week.
12.*Philadelphia Eagles at Buf
Note: Trouble stopping the run to begin with, now no Trent Cole.
13.Minnesota Vikings vs. Ari
14.New Orleans Saints at Car
15.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Ten
Note: Now without James Harrison due to a fractured eye socket.
16.Buffalo Bills vs. Phi
17.Kansas City Chiefs at Ind
18.Oakland Raiders at Hou
19.*New England Patriots vs. NYJ
Note: Jerod Mayo will miss six weeks with a sprained MCL.
20.New York Jets at NE
21.Denver Broncos vs. SD
22.Chicago Bears at Det
23.Arizona Cardinals at Min
24.Atlanta Falcons vs. GB
25.Seattle Seahawks at NYG
26.Carolina Panthers vs. NO

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