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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 vs. StL
Note: The Packers offense against a pass defense now down three DB's? The potential is enormous.
2.Tom Brady NE vs. Dal
3.Drew Brees NO at TB
4.Michael Vick PHI at Was
Note: Getting beat up each week and he made a number of mistakes against the Bills, but he's also still putting up the yards.
5.Cam Newton CAR at Atl
Note: It's pretty transparent that Newton is going to get the ball inside the 5 almost all the time.
6.*Tony Romo DAL at NE
Note: Will be wearing a Kevlar vest still, and will get a pain-killing injection before the game.
7.Eli Manning NYG vs. Buf
Note: Tons of yards, tons of mistakes.
8.Matthew Stafford DET vs. SF
Note: Got by without his best against the Bears - he'll need to do better against the Niners.
9.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Jac
Note: (Foot) Not on this week's injury report.
10.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at NYG
Note: Lost out on a potential red zone score to Brad Smith - that could happen more often, especially with Donald Jones now out.
11.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Car
12.Josh Freeman TB vs. NO
13.*Jason Campbell OAK vs. Cle
Note: (Foot) Listed as probable.
14.Jay Cutler CHI vs. Min
Note: Just no time to throw - limted to a lot of quick, short patterns with inferior receivers.
15.Alex Smith SF at Det
Note: Will Smith be asked to do more this week if the Lions jump out to a lead?
16.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Hou
17.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. Mia
18.*Matt Schaub HOU at Bal
Note: Sore shoulder and a thigh bruise, plus no Andre Johnson, against the Ravens. Not the best week to go with him. Sat out practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
19.Rex Grossman WAS vs. Phi
20.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Ind
Note: Shaky early, clutch late - Dalton right now probably is a better real life QB than fantasy QB.
21.Colt McCoy CLE at Oak
22.Curtis Painter IND at Cin
Note: At the very least, he's demonstrated cause to be starting ahead of Kerry Collins, even with the second half fade (3-of-10) last week against the Chiefs. Named the starter for the rest of the season.
23.Sam Bradford STL at GB
24.Donovan McNabb MIN at Chi
Note: Getting booed even in victory. If the Vikes fall behind at Chicago early, could we see a quick hook?
25.Blaine Gabbert JAC at Pit
26.*Matt Moore MIA at NYJ
Note: Starting now that Chad Henne is out for the season. Sage Rosenfels will be the backup.

Running Backs

1.Adrian Peterson MIN at Chi
Note: The Bears are allowing a league-worst 5.7 yards per carry - an 88-yard run tends to hurt that average.
2.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Cle
Note: Multiple big plays were called back by penalties last week.
3.Ray Rice BAL vs. Hou
4.Fred Jackson BUF at NYG
5.LeSean McCoy PHI at Was
6.Michael Turner ATL vs. Car
7.*Arian Foster HOU at Bal
Note: Got a big bump up last week in PPR leagues thanks to Andre Johnson's absence. Limited in practice with a sore quad. ***Officially listed as probable. ***
8.Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Buf
Note: The Giants' offensive line is having a hard time opening holes - hence his low performance against the Seahawks, even with Jacobs out.
9.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Pit
Note: How does a team with mediocre-at-best targets in the passing game not throw the ball to MJD at least once? Karim got thrown all the screens last week against the Bengals.
10.Frank Gore SF at Det
Note: Gore's ankle doesn't appear to be a problem any longer.
11.*Cedric Benson CIN vs. Ind
Note: Suspension ruling unlikely to come down this week, given that he has a hearing against the NFLPA on Tuesday.
12.*Felix Jones DAL at NE
Note: (Shoulder) Full participant in practice Thursday.
13.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Mia
Note: The primary beneficiary to the Jets' return to 'ground and pound.'
14.Matt Forte CHI vs. Min
15.Jahvid Best DET vs. SF
Note: Best's big game was essentially the product of two big runs.
16.Peyton Hillis CLE at Oak
17.Darren Sproles NO at TB
18.*Steven Jackson STL at GB
Note: Fully recovered from the quad injury that bothered him before the bye week.
19.*Ryan Torain WAS vs. Phi
Note: Redskins haven't yet named a starter at tailback this week. My best guess is that Torain gets at least a plurality of the carries, most likely a majority of them.
20.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Atl
Note: Finally had his first big day, but even then, just got nine carries.
21.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Jac
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to return to game action after not playing last week; level of activity will be determined by practice results. 'Ready to go' this week, should get a good amount of carries this week, if not his usual load.
22.James Starks GB vs. StL
23.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. Dal
Note: Big game against the Jets last week, but this is a pretty bad matchup. Limted Wednesday and sat out Thursday, but full practice Friday with a toe injury.
24.*Earnest Graham TB vs. NO
Note: Would likely start this week if Blount can't go.
25.Mark Ingram NO at TB
Note: Ok, I concede that Ingram isn't going to get the carries to make him an RB1 and often not an RB2 depending on your situation.
26.Delone Carter IND at Cin
27.*Isaac Redman PIT vs. Jac
Note: Got banged up in the fourth quarter, missing out on a chance to score a garbage-time touchdown.
28.Pierre Thomas NO at TB
29.*Donald Brown IND at Cin
Note: Had eight carries after Addai got hurt, though Delone Carter got the goal line carries.
30.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Atl
31.Michael Bush OAK vs. Cle
32.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Dal
Note: Did nothing while BGE went off.
33.Reggie Bush MIA at NYJ
34.Ryan Grant GB vs. StL
35.*Daniel Thomas MIA at NYJ
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice Tuesday. Limited participant Thursday, but said he'll play Monday night. *** Limited on Saturday, officially questionable, though he's personally more optimistic, for whatever that's worth. ***
36.*Lex Hilliard MIA at NYJ
Note: *** Moving up with Daniel Thomas still questionable with a hamstring injury. ***
37.Kendall Hunter SF at Det
38.Montario Hardesty CLE at Oak
39.Ricky Williams BAL vs. Hou
40.Bernard Scott CIN vs. Ind
Note: Is it possible that he'll start getting more carries on merit alone, even if Benson is never suspended.
41.Keiland Williams DET vs. SF
42.*Ben Tate HOU at Bal
Note: (Groin) Did not play last week. Limited participant in practice earlier in the week. ***Listed as probable. ***
43.DeMarco Murray DAL at NE
44.Roy Helu Jr. WAS vs. Phi
Note: Helu even more than Hightower gets hurt by the emergence of Torain, at least in the short-term.
45.Cadillac Williams STL at GB
46.Tashard Choice DAL at NE
47.Brian Leonard CIN vs. Ind
48.*Kregg Lumpkin TB vs. NO
Note: With Blount out and Allen Bradford cut, Lumpkin isn't a bad desperation play this week - after all, you're betting against Earnest Graham.
49.John Kuhn GB vs. StL
50.*C.J. Spiller BUF at NYG
Note: Limited both by his knee injury and by Fred Jackson's success.
51.Deji Karim JAC at Pit
52.*LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Limited in practice with a calf injury. *** Full participation in Friday's practice. ***
53.*Tim Hightower WAS vs. Phi
Note: (Shoulder) Still sore but able to practice Monday. Limited all week, listed as questionable.
54.Marion Barber CHI vs. Min
55.Toby Gerhart MIN at Chi
56.Jason Snelling ATL vs. Car
57.Danny Ware NYG vs. Buf
58.Ronnie Brown PHI at Was
59.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Jac
Note: Do we have to add Dwyer to the equation even after Mendenhall returns? *** Back to being an 'emergency back.' ***
60.Alex Green GB vs. StL
61.Maurice Morris DET vs. SF
62.Jerome Harrison DET vs. SF
Note: Was inactive Monday night - fallen behind Williams and Morris as Best's backup.
63.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Car
64.Taiwan Jones OAK vs. Cle
65.Derrick Ward HOU at Bal
66.Anthony Dixon SF at Det
67.Shane Vereen NE vs. Dal
68.Mike Goodson CAR at Atl
69.*Joseph Addai IND at Cin
Note: Left with a hamstring injury - MRI's due early in the week. Said that he felt a grab, not a tear, for what it's worth. The fact that the Colts activated Darren Evans from the practice squad doesn't bode well. 'Longshot' to play this week. *** Officially out this week. ***
70.*LeGarrette Blount TB vs. NO
Note: Left last week with a knee injury, and his status for this week is uncertain. MCL Sprain, out at least this week, possibly up to six weeks.
71.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Out again Friday, will probably sit out again this week.
72.*Danny Woodhead NE vs. Dal
Note: (Ankle) Limited participant on Thursday.
73.*Mewelde Moore PIT vs. Jac
Note: (Ankle) Questionable again for this week. *** Ruled out again this week. ***

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. SF
Note: So weak - just one touchdown? (imagine the sarcasm font, please)
2.Wes Welker NE vs. Dal
3.Steve Smith CAR at Atl
4.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Buf
5.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Jac
6.*Greg Jennings GB vs. StL
Note: Limited Thursday with a sore groin.
7.DeSean Jackson PHI at Was
8.*Roddy White ATL vs. Car
Note: Still dealing with that thigh injury.
9.*Miles Austin DAL at NE
Note: (Hamstring) Practiced Monday for the first time in three weeks. Practice reports are good - bumping him up this week.
10.Steve Johnson BUF at NYG
11.*Dez Bryant DAL at NE
Note: (Quad) Full participation in practice this week.
12.A.J. Green CIN vs. Ind
Note: Made a sweet move to get open for his touchdown reception.
13.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Was
14.Marques Colston NO at TB
Note: *** No longer on a limited snap count. ***
15.Santana Moss WAS vs. Phi
16.Brandon Marshall MIA at NYJ
17.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Buf
Note: Another huge game deserves our respect - even with the costly fumble.
18.Jordy Nelson GB vs. StL
19.Pierre Garcon IND at Cin
20.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Mia
21.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Hou
22.Mike Williams TB vs. NO
Note: Getting frustrated, but sticking with him one more time.
23.David Nelson BUF at NYG
Note: Only targeted twice last week, but the Bills barely threw downfield because they were protecting a lead and because of the Eagles' cover corners. With Donald Jones out, he should get a lot of action this week.
24.Mario Manningham NYG vs. Buf
Note: Upstaged by Victor Cruz last week, but still had nine targets.
25.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. Cle
Note: Continuing to show signs why he was drafted so high. Should be helped by the continued absence of Joe Haden.
26.Reggie Wayne IND at Cin
27.Mike Thomas JAC at Pit
28.*Kevin Walter HOU at Bal
Note: Sat out Thursday with an illness. *** Full participant in Friday's practice. ***
29.Lance Moore NO at TB
30.Mike Sims-Walker STL at GB
31.Michael Crabtree SF at Det
32.*Percy Harvin MIN at Chi
Note: Somehow just got two touches (one run, one reception) last week. That makes a lot of sense. Practiced Friday after sitting out earlier with a rib injury. *** Officially questionable, but expects to play. ***
33.Johnny Knox CHI vs. Min
34.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE at Oak
35.Deion Branch NE vs. Dal
36.*Greg Little CLE at Oak
Note: Replacing Brian Robiskie as the starting 'X' receiver this week, in two-receiver sets.
37.*Torrey Smith BAL vs. Hou
Note: Starting again this week with Lee Evans still out.
38.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Car
Note: Starting in place of the injured Julio Jones.
39.Robert Meachem NO at TB
40.Preston Parker TB vs. NO
41.*Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Played through a bad elbow, though he had a couple of drops last week.
42.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Jac
43.Titus Young DET vs. SF
44.Danario Alexander STL at GB
45.Nate Burleson DET vs. SF
46.Laurent Robinson DAL at NE
47.Jason Hill JAC at Pit
Note: The long touchdown was on a blown coverage, so don't overvalue what he did against the Bengals.
48.Austin Collie IND at Cin
49.Andre Caldwell CIN vs. Ind
Note: Limited by continued presence of Jerome Simpson.
50.Brandon Gibson STL at GB
51.*Josh Cribbs CLE at Oak
Note: (Knee) Sat out team drills Monday. Practiced Thursday and Friday.
52.Davone Bess MIA at NYJ
53.Dane Sanzenbacher CHI vs. Min
54.Chad Ochocinco NE vs. Dal
55.Hines Ward PIT vs. Jac
56.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Cle
Note: Frustrating shutout last week.
57.Jabar Gaffney WAS vs. Phi
58.*Ted Ginn SF at Det
Note: Should enter the starting lineup with Josh Morgan hurt.
59.James Jones GB vs. StL
Note: Jones' number came up Sunday night, but unfortunately you can't rely upon him every week.
60.*Jacoby Jones HOU at Bal
Note: Had just one catch starting in place of Andre Johnson, despite getting a whopping 11 targets.
61.Devin Hester CHI vs. Min
62.Brian Hartline MIA at NYJ
63.Austin Pettis STL at GB
64.*Naaman Roosevelt BUF at NYG
Note: The Bills' third receiver now that Donald Jones is out.
65.Michael Jenkins MIN at Chi
66.Devin Aromashodu MIN at Chi
67.Jason Avant PHI at Was
68.Derrick Mason HOU at Bal
Note: Marginalized last week against the Patriots, then traded to the Texans on Tuesday night - this is a bad sign for Jacoby Jones.
69.Brandon LaFell CAR at Atl
70.Arrelious Benn TB vs. NO
71.Jacoby Ford OAK vs. Cle
72.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Jac
73.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Displacing Derrick Mason as the third receiver for the Jets?
74.*Jerome Simpson CIN vs. Ind
Note: Injured his shoulder against Jacksonville, but stayed in the game. Got seven targets last week.
75.Donald Driver GB vs. StL
76.Chaz Schilens OAK vs. Cle
77.Kevin Ogletree DAL at NE
78.*Anthony Armstrong WAS vs. Phi
Note: Sat out Week 4 with a hamstring injury but should be able to return thanks to last week's bye week. Now listed as questionable.
79.*Devery Henderson NO at TB
Note: (Calf) Just one target last week.
80.Randall Cobb GB vs. StL
81.*Earl Bennett CHI vs. Min
Note: (Chest) *** Small chance he returns this week, after full practice Friday. ***
82.Steven Smith PHI at Was
83.Legedu Naanee CAR at Atl
84.Cecil Shorts JAC at Pit
85.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Car
Note: Left with a hamstring injury, won't practice on Wednesday.
86.*Lee Evans BAL vs. Hou
Note: (Ankle) Out again this week.
87.Roy Williams CHI vs. Min
88.*Louis Murphy OAK vs. Cle
89.*Bernard Berrian MIN at Chi
Note: Why not cut him already?
90.*Braylon Edwards SF at Det
91.*Andre Johnson HOU at Bal
Note: (Hamstring) Not officially declared out yet. *** Didn't practice Friday, officially out again. ***
92.*Donald Jones BUF at NYG
Note: Out 4-to-6 weeks with an ankle injury.
93.*Josh Morgan SF at Det
Note: Fractured ankle, out indefinitely.

Tight Ends

1.Jason Witten DAL at NE
2.Jimmy Graham NO at TB
3.Jermichael Finley GB vs. StL
Note: Two big drops prevented Finley from having a huge day.
4.Vernon Davis SF at Det
5.*Aaron Hernandez NE vs. Dal
Note: Nine targets in his return to the lineup. *** Limited in practice Friday, listed as questionable but expects to play - same path as last week. ***
6.Owen Daniels HOU at Bal
7.*Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Car
Note: (Elbow) *** Officially probable. ***
8.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. SF
Note: The Lions will likely be without Scheffler this week.
9.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Dal
10.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Ind
Note: Not big yards last week, but scored and was also targeted on key third and fourth down plays.
11.Greg Olsen CAR at Atl
12.Fred Davis WAS vs. Phi
Note: Great matchup, but will the Redskins go back to giving him more targets?
13.Ben Watson CLE at Oak
14.Kellen Winslow TB vs. NO
15.Dustin Keller NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Jets' turn to conservatism is really hurting his production.
16.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Pit
17.Visanthe Shiancoe MIN at Chi
18.*Joel Dreessen HOU at Bal
Note: The tight ends are getting more targets than the wide receivers with Andre Johnson out.
19.Dallas Clark IND at Cin
Note: Clark's outlook looks progressively bleak.
20.*Evan Moore CLE at Oak
Note: Will get more plays going forward - though it's not certain that it will be at Ben Watson's expense.
21.Jake Ballard NYG vs. Buf
Note: Has surpassed Beckum as the Giants' primary tight end.
22.Scott Chandler BUF at NYG
23.Kevin Boss OAK vs. Cle
24.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Hou
25.Heath Miller PIT vs. Jac
26.Brent Celek PHI at Was
27.Kellen Davis CHI vs. Min
28.*Jeremy Shockey CAR at Atl
Note: Played despite having concussion-like symptoms earlier in the week.
29.Delanie Walker SF at Det
Note: Gets enough targets to pay attention to him even as the Niners' second tight end.
30.Chris Cooley WAS vs. Phi
Note: Putting him along with Thomas Jones in the 'wish he would go away' club, as a self-interested Fred Davis owner. *** Had fluid drained from his knee. ***
31.Lance Kendricks STL at GB
32.Zach Miller JAC at Pit
33.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Hou
34.Anthony Fasano MIA at NYJ
35.Travis Beckum NYG vs. Buf
36.*Tony Scheffler DET vs. SF
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Bears. *** Officially out. ***
37.*James Casey HOU at Bal
Note: Pectoral injury, won't play against the Ravens.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Adrian Peterson MIN at Chi
Note: The Bears are allowing a league-worst 5.7 yards per carry - an 88-yard run tends to hurt that average.
2.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Cle
Note: Multiple big plays were called back by penalties last week.
3.Ray Rice BAL vs. Hou
4.Fred Jackson BUF at NYG
5.Wes Welker NE vs. Dal
6.Calvin Johnson DET vs. SF
Note: So weak - just one touchdown? (imagine the sarcasm font, please)
7.*Greg Jennings GB vs. StL
Note: Limited Thursday with a sore groin.
8.Steve Smith CAR at Atl
9.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Buf
10.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Jac
11.*Arian Foster HOU at Bal
Note: Got a big bump up last week in PPR leagues thanks to Andre Johnson's absence. Limited in practice with a sore quad. ***Officially listed as probable. ***
12.LeSean McCoy PHI at Was
13.*Roddy White ATL vs. Car
Note: Still dealing with that thigh injury.
14.*Dez Bryant DAL at NE
Note: (Quad) Full participation in practice this week.
15.DeSean Jackson PHI at Was
16.Steve Johnson BUF at NYG
17.Jason Witten DAL at NE
18.Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Buf
Note: The Giants' offensive line is having a hard time opening holes - hence his low performance against the Seahawks, even with Jacobs out.
19.Frank Gore SF at Det
Note: Gore's ankle doesn't appear to be a problem any longer.
20.*Felix Jones DAL at NE
Note: (Shoulder) Full participant in practice Thursday.
21.Michael Turner ATL vs. Car
22.Jimmy Graham NO at TB
23.Jermichael Finley GB vs. StL
Note: Two big drops prevented Finley from having a huge day.
24.A.J. Green CIN vs. Ind
Note: Made a sweet move to get open for his touchdown reception.
25.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Was
26.Marques Colston NO at TB
Note: *** No longer on a limited snap count. ***
27.Matt Forte CHI vs. Min
28.Jahvid Best DET vs. SF
Note: Best's big game was essentially the product of two big runs.
29.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Pit
Note: How does a team with mediocre-at-best targets in the passing game not throw the ball to MJD at least once? Karim got thrown all the screens last week against the Bengals.
30.*Cedric Benson CIN vs. Ind
Note: Suspension ruling unlikely to come down this week, given that he has a hearing against the NFLPA on Tuesday.
31.Santana Moss WAS vs. Phi
32.*Miles Austin DAL at NE
Note: (Hamstring) Practiced Monday for the first time in three weeks. Practice reports are good - bumping him up this week.
33.Brandon Marshall MIA at NYJ
34.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Buf
Note: Another huge game deserves our respect - even with the costly fumble.
35.Vernon Davis SF at Det
36.*Aaron Hernandez NE vs. Dal
Note: Nine targets in his return to the lineup. *** Limited in practice Friday, listed as questionable but expects to play - same path as last week. ***
37.Owen Daniels HOU at Bal
38.Peyton Hillis CLE at Oak
39.Darren Sproles NO at TB
40.*Steven Jackson STL at GB
Note: Fully recovered from the quad injury that bothered him before the bye week.
41.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Mia
Note: The primary beneficiary to the Jets' return to 'ground and pound.'
42.Jordy Nelson GB vs. StL
43.Pierre Garcon IND at Cin
44.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Mia
45.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Hou
46.*Daniel Thomas MIA at NYJ
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice Tuesday. Limited participant Thursday, but said he'll play Monday night. *** Limited on Saturday, officially questionable, though he's personally more optimistic, for whatever that's worth. ***
47.*Ryan Torain WAS vs. Phi
Note: Redskins haven't yet named a starter at tailback this week. My best guess is that Torain gets at least a plurality of the carries, most likely a majority of them.
48.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Atl
Note: Finally had his first big day, but even then, just got nine carries.
49.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. Dal
Note: Big game against the Jets last week, but this is a pretty bad matchup. Limted Wednesday and sat out Thursday, but full practice Friday with a toe injury.
50.*Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Car
Note: (Elbow) *** Officially probable. ***
51.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. SF
Note: The Lions will likely be without Scheffler this week.
52.Mike Williams TB vs. NO
Note: Getting frustrated, but sticking with him one more time.
53.David Nelson BUF at NYG
Note: Only targeted twice last week, but the Bills barely threw downfield because they were protecting a lead and because of the Eagles' cover corners. With Donald Jones out, he should get a lot of action this week.
54.Mario Manningham NYG vs. Buf
Note: Upstaged by Victor Cruz last week, but still had nine targets.
55.*Percy Harvin MIN at Chi
Note: Somehow just got two touches (one run, one reception) last week. That makes a lot of sense. Practiced Friday after sitting out earlier with a rib injury. *** Officially questionable, but expects to play. ***
56.Reggie Wayne IND at Cin
57.Mike Thomas JAC at Pit
58.*Kevin Walter HOU at Bal
Note: Sat out Thursday with an illness. *** Full participant in Friday's practice. ***
59.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Dal
60.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. Cle
Note: Continuing to show signs why he was drafted so high. Should be helped by the continued absence of Joe Haden.
61.James Starks GB vs. StL
62.*Earnest Graham TB vs. NO
Note: Would likely start this week if Blount can't go.
63.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Ind
Note: Not big yards last week, but scored and was also targeted on key third and fourth down plays.
64.Mark Ingram NO at TB
Note: Ok, I concede that Ingram isn't going to get the carries to make him an RB1 and often not an RB2 depending on your situation.
65.Greg Olsen CAR at Atl
66.Delone Carter IND at Cin
67.*Isaac Redman PIT vs. Jac
Note: Got banged up in the fourth quarter, missing out on a chance to score a garbage-time touchdown.
68.Ben Watson CLE at Oak
69.Lance Moore NO at TB
70.Mike Sims-Walker STL at GB
71.Michael Crabtree SF at Det
72.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Car
Note: Left with a hamstring injury, won't practice on Wednesday.
73.Johnny Knox CHI vs. Min
74.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE at Oak
75.Pierre Thomas NO at TB
76.*Donald Brown IND at Cin
Note: Had eight carries after Addai got hurt, though Delone Carter got the goal line carries.
77.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Atl
78.Michael Bush OAK vs. Cle
79.Reggie Bush MIA at NYJ
80.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Dal
Note: Did nothing while BGE went off.
81.*LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Limited in practice with a calf injury. *** Full participation in Friday's practice. ***
82.*Tim Hightower WAS vs. Phi
Note: (Shoulder) Still sore but able to practice Monday. Limited all week, listed as questionable.
83.Robert Meachem NO at TB
84.Deion Branch NE vs. Dal
85.Preston Parker TB vs. NO
86.*Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Played through a bad elbow, though he had a couple of drops last week.
87.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Jac
88.Titus Young DET vs. SF
89.*Greg Little CLE at Oak
Note: Replacing Brian Robiskie as the starting 'X' receiver this week, in two-receiver sets.
90.*Torrey Smith BAL vs. Hou
Note: Starting again this week with Lee Evans still out.
91.Fred Davis WAS vs. Phi
Note: Great matchup, but will the Redskins go back to giving him more targets?
92.Kellen Winslow TB vs. NO
93.Ryan Grant GB vs. StL
94.Kendall Hunter SF at Det
95.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Jac
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to return to game action after not playing last week; level of activity will be determined by practice results. 'Ready to go' this week, should get a good amount of carries this week, if not his usual load.
96.Montario Hardesty CLE at Oak
97.Ricky Williams BAL vs. Hou
98.Danario Alexander STL at GB
99.Nate Burleson DET vs. SF

Kickers

1.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Cle
Note: Janikowski is a sick 5-of-6 over 50 yards this season.
2.John Kasay NO at TB
3.Dan Bailey DAL at NE
4.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Dal
5.Mason Crosby GB vs. StL
Note: Might make up the stagger on extra points alone this week.
6.David Akers SF at Det
7.Rian Lindell BUF at NYG
8.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Ind
9.Jason Hanson DET vs. SF
10.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Jac
11.Alex Henery PHI at Was
Note: Hasn't made a kick over 38 yards yet this season. Still getting there on volume, though.
12.Graham Gano WAS vs. Phi
13.Neil Rackers HOU at Bal
14.Billy Cundiff BAL vs. Hou
15.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Mia
16.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Min
17.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Car
18.Lawrence Tynes NYG vs. Buf
19.Olindo Mare CAR at Atl
Note: Had an extra point blocked this week.
20.Josh Scobee JAC at Pit
21.Adam Vinatieri IND at Cin
22.Phil Dawson CLE at Oak
23.Josh Brown STL at GB
24.Connor Barth TB vs. NO
25.Dan Carpenter MIA at NYJ
26.Ryan Longwell MIN at Chi

Defenses

1.Green Bay Packers vs. StL
2.Baltimore Ravens vs. Hou
3.New York Jets vs. Mia
4.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jac
5.Detroit Lions vs. SF
6.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Ind
Note: That the Bengals' defense is a good start against the Colts this week speaks volumes about the weirdness of this season.
7.Oakland Raiders vs. Cle
8.Philadelphia Eagles at Was
9.*Minnesota Vikings at Chi
Note: Should get Antoine Winfield (neck) back this week.
10.Washington Redskins vs. Phi
11.Buffalo Bills at NYG
Note: Got huge games from George Wilson and Nick Barnett again.
12.New Orleans Saints at TB
13.San Francisco 49ers at Det
14.Houston Texans at Bal
15.Indianapolis Colts at Cin
16.*Chicago Bears vs. Min
Note: Julius Peppers was limping after the game; meanwhile, the run defense got gashed by Jahvid Best and now has to face Adrian Peterson.
17.New York Giants vs. Buf
18.Atlanta Falcons vs. Car
19.*Miami Dolphins at NYJ
Note: The Dolphins should get Vontae Davis back this week.
20.New England Patriots vs. Dal
21.Cleveland Browns at Oak
22.Dallas Cowboys at NE
23.Jacksonville Jaguars at Pit
24.Carolina Panthers at Atl
25.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NO
Note: Lost Gerald McCoy to an ankle injury.
26.St. Louis Rams at GB

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