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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 Min
2.Drew Brees NO vs. Ind
3.Tony Romo DAL vs. StL
4.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Atl
5.Cam Newton CAR vs. Was
6.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Ari
7.*Tim Tebow DEN at Mia
Note: Taking over for Kyle Orton, but won't have the services of Brandon Lloyd.
8.Philip Rivers SD at NYJ
Note: Hate the matchup this week, especially on the road.
9.Matt Ryan ATL at Det
10.Matt Cassel KC at Oak
11.Josh Freeman TB vs. Chi
12.Joe Flacco BAL at Jac
13.Matt Hasselbeck TEN vs. Hou
14.Jay Cutler CHI at TB
15.*Matt Schaub HOU at Ten
Note: Still dealing with a chest bruise but was able to do his usual Monday work. Probably will sit out Wednesday's practice. Full participant in Thursday's practice. *** 'Ready to go.' ***
16.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. SD
17.Colt McCoy CLE vs. Sea
18.Curtis Painter IND at NO
19.Matt Moore MIA vs. Den
20.Kevin Kolb ARZ vs. Pit
21.*A.J. Feeley STL at Dal
Note: Would start for the Rams if Bradford can't go. It's looking more likely that Feeley, who took all the snaps Thursday, will start. *** Officially getting the starting nod. ***
22.*John Beck WAS at Car
Note: Status for Week 7 uncertain - we're Waiting for Wednesday for Shanahan's announcement. Officially named the starter.
23.*Charlie Whitehurst SEA at Cle
Note: Whitehurst would start if Jackson can't go. Right now the Seahawks are proceding as if Whitehurst will start.
24.*Christian Ponder MIN vs. GB
Note: Named the starter over McNabb. At least it's at home and not at Green Bay this week.
25.*Kyle Boller OAK vs. KC
Note: Likely starting this week, but obviously the job is Palmer's the moment the Raiders think he is ready. *** Back to starting this week, probably. We think. ***
26.Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. Bal
27.*Carson Palmer OAK vs. KC
Note: Stunning trade to the Raiders - will he play this week? If so, what can he produce? If Al Saunders' comments can be believed, Palmer will start. Coach Hue Jackson isn't officially announcing any decision. *** LATEST REPORTS SUGGEST PALMER WILL *NOT* START THIS WEEK. ***
28.*Sam Bradford STL at Dal
Note: Dealing with a high ankle sprain, was wearing a walking boot Monday. If it's really a high ankle sprain, it's unlikely that Bradford plays. For now, we're presuming that it'll be Feeley, not Bradford. *** Officially out this week. ***
29.*Tarvaris Jackson SEA at Cle
Note: Strained pectoral, apparently 'way ahead of schedule' in his rehab and might be able to play Sunday. Limited in Wednesday's practice.
30.*Rex Grossman WAS at Car
Note: Benched for John Beck after throwing four INT's against the Eagles. So far Shanahan (shockingly) hasn't named a starter for Week 7. Benched in favor of Beck.
31.*Donovan McNabb MIN vs. GB
Note: Benched late for Christian Ponder. Is this the end? Ponder will start this week.
32.*Jason Campbell OAK vs. KC
Note: Out indefinitely with a fractured collarbone. Originally declared out for the season, now might miss six weeks. You're cutting him regardless.

Running Backs

1.Darren McFadden OAK vs. KC
Note: Got a couple of red zone carries on the first drive of the game to get in the end zone for the first time since Week 3.
2.Michael Turner ATL at Det
3.Ray Rice BAL at Jac
4.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: The nightmare scenario for Peterson's owners occurred last week, with the Vikings falling behind big early. Why aren't they throwing more to him?
5.Arian Foster HOU at Ten
6.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Hou
7.*Ryan Mathews SD at NYJ
8.Matt Forte CHI at TB
Note: Had a goal line carry vultured from him by Marion Barber.
9.Chris Wells ARZ vs. Pit
Note: Playing the Steelers isn't automatically a bad start - opponents are averaging 4.6 yards per carry against them.
10.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Bal
Note: Just two catches for eight yards and three targets - the receiving output has been down all season.
11.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Ari
Note: Made it through his first game back from a hamstring injury just fine. Limited Thursday because of a knee injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
12.Steven Jackson STL at Dal
13.Ryan Torain WAS at Car
Note: Torain had just 10 carries for 22 yards against the Eagles, but has a nice matchup against the Panthers this week.
14.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. SD
Note: 21 carries on Monday night, but very little output per carry.
15.*Willis McGahee DEN at Mia
Note: It might actually be time to trade *for* McGahee - the perception is that Tebow will crush his value, and he might, but I also think that the Broncos are just going to run the ball a lot more, especially after trading away Lloyd. Limited on Wednesday and Thursday due to a sore back, though Thursday was allegedly more for 'rest purposes.'
16.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Cle
Note: Listed as probable with an ankle injury.
17.Earnest Graham TB vs. Chi
18.*Jackie Battle KC at Oak
Note: Presumably the starter this week after taking over in Week 5. What that entails remains uncertain. (Neck) Full participant in practice. ***The Chiefs suggested that Battle will be the feature back, and that it won't be an equal timeshare in the backfield. ***
19.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Den
Note: Was able to play despite his hamstring injury and had 15 carries. With Reggie Bush hurting, he may get more carries this week in a good matchup. Still limited in Thursday's practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
20.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. StL
Note: Felix Jones is likely to miss several weeks with his ankle injury, so Murray should get a huge boost, as should Tashard Choice.
21.Darren Sproles NO vs. Ind
Note: Only one carry last week, but had eight catches.
22.*Mike Tolbert SD at NYJ
Note: Full participant in Friday's practice.
23.*Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Sea
Note: Could be in line for a very busy day if Hillis can't go.
24.*Maurice Morris DET vs. Atl
Note: More work is likely with Jahvid Best recovering from a concussion. The acquisition of Ronnie Brown makes the picture pretty murky, however. 'Taking the reigns' with Best likely out.
25.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Was
26.James Starks GB at Min
27.Mark Ingram NO vs. Ind
28.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Was
29.*Joseph Addai IND at NO
Note: Sat out last week with a hamstring injury, but the initial indications are that this isn't a long-term injury. Did not practice Thursday - seems unlikely that he'll play. *** FULL PARTICIPANT FRIDAY - LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE, NOW MORE LIKELY TO PLAY AND MAYBE START. ***
30.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Ind
31.Michael Bush OAK vs. KC
32.Ben Tate HOU at Ten
Note: Got significant action against the Ravens, including stealing a couple of red zone carries from Foster.
33.*Keiland Williams DET vs. Atl
Note: It's going to be tough to sort out Williams vs. Morris vs. Brown if Jahvid Best can't play.
34.Ryan Grant GB at Min
35.*Tashard Choice DAL vs. StL
Note: Goes from trade-bait to a timeshare with DeMarco Murray.
36.*LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. SD
Note: Getting a 'ceremonial' start over Shonn Greene against his old team. I have no idea what that means.
37.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. Den
Note: Left Monday night's game with a neck stinger - too bad, because he ran well early in the game. Full participant in Thursday's practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
38.Ricky Williams BAL at Jac
39.Isaac Redman PIT at Ari
40.Marion Barber CHI at TB
41.Dexter McCluster KC at Oak
42.*Donald Brown IND at NO
Note: With Joseph Addai returning to practice and presumably starting, the Colts' backfield is a crapshoot this week.
43.Roy Helu Jr. WAS at Car
Note: Two carries for six yards last week, even with Hightower not playing.
44.*Cadillac Williams STL at Dal
Note: Left with a thigh injury late in the loss to the Packers. Practiced on Wednesday.
45.Lex Hilliard MIA vs. Den
46.Javon Ringer TEN vs. Hou
47.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Mia
48.*Delone Carter IND at NO
49.Kregg Lumpkin TB vs. Chi
Note: Used only when Graham needed a break - one of those times was after a long Graham run.
50.Deji Karim JAC vs. Bal
51.John Kuhn GB at Min
52.*Tim Hightower WAS at Car
Note: (Shoulder) Didn't play despite being listed as the starter at one point. Full participant in Thursday's practice. Full practice Friday, also - now just a question of how much he will play.
53.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. GB
54.Jason Snelling ATL at Det
55.Thomas Jones KC at Oak
56.Justin Forsett SEA at Cle
57.Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Ari
58.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Det
59.Alex Green GB at Min
60.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. Pit
61.Chester Taylor ARZ vs. Pit
62.*Jahvid Best DET vs. Atl
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Niners. His status is questionable for this week, made worse by the Lions' unwillingness to disclose much information. Unlikely to play this week - hasn't practiced yet. Unconfirmed reports out there that the rest of the season could be in jeopardy. *** OFFICIALLY OUT FOR THIS WEEK. ***
63.*Peyton Hillis CLE vs. Sea
Note: Hamstring injury - went for an MRI Monday, results of which haven't yet been released. Did not practice Thursday. It seems highly unlikely that he'll play. *** Didn't practice all week, though he's listed as questionable. ***
64.*LeGarrette Blount TB vs. Chi
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Officially out again this week. ***
65.*Felix Jones DAL vs. StL
Note: High ankle sprain - out at least this week, could be several weeks.
66.*Jerome Harrison DET vs. Atl
Note: Eagles doctors detected a brain tumor in the post-trade physical, causing the trade to be rescinded. Harrison's career is now in doubt. Obviously out for the season.

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Atl
2.*Miles Austin DAL vs. StL
Note: Hamstring doesn't appear to be an issue.
3.*Mike Wallace PIT at Ari
Note: Dealing with a slight hamstring pull. Listed as probable.
4.Dwayne Bowe KC at Oak
5.Greg Jennings GB at Min
6.Steve Smith CAR vs. Was
7.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Pit
8.*Brandon Marshall MIA vs. Den
Note: A decent game could have been so much better on Monday night. Dealing with a quad injury, but will play.
9.Marques Colston NO vs. Ind
10.*Roddy White ATL at Det
Note: Thigh injury still seems to be bothering him.
11.Dez Bryant DAL vs. StL
Note: Once again, all of his production came in the first half.
12.Santana Moss WAS at Car
Note: Quiet game last week, thanks to Rex Grossman coming down with a case of the derps and because of the tough matchup. He should find it much better this week.
13.*Vincent Jackson SD at NYJ
Note: Full participant in Friday's practice.
14.Pierre Garcon IND at NO
Note: The Bengals kept him contained last week, though he still managed eight catches.
15.Anquan Boldin BAL at Jac
16.Percy Harvin MIN vs. GB
Note: Might benefit from the QB change - obviously didn't connect with McNabb that frequently. (Ribs) Listed as probable.
17.Jordy Nelson GB at Min
18.Nate Washington TEN vs. Hou
19.*Brandon Lloyd STL at Dal
Note: Traded to the Rams, where he should benefit from being with a team more committed to the pass. The only problem now is that Sam Bradford is banged up.
20.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. SD
21.Reggie Wayne IND at NO
22.Mike Williams TB vs. Chi
Note: Williams had 13 targets against the Saints, just didn't get into the end zone.
23.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. KC
Note: Managed to be productive despite the QB chaos last week.
24.Eric Decker DEN at Mia
Note: The Broncos' number one receiver now that Brandon Lloyd has been dealt.
25.Steve Breaston KC at Oak
26.Sidney Rice SEA at Cle
27.Greg Little CLE vs. Sea
Note: More targets than Massaquoi. If not for a great tackle by the turf monster at the half-yard line, he would have scored, too.
28.Malcom Floyd SD at NYJ
29.Mike Thomas JAC vs. Bal
30.Nate Burleson DET vs. Atl
Note: Ten targets last week.
31.Kevin Walter HOU at Ten
32.Torrey Smith BAL at Jac
33.Lance Moore NO vs. Ind
Note: Marginal role now that Colston is back up to speed.
34.Johnny Knox CHI at TB
35.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. Sea
36.*Harry Douglas ATL at Det
Note: Douglas' status largely depends on Julio Jones' health.
37.*Jacoby Jones HOU at Ten
Note: Limited earlier in the week with a groin injury, but listed as probable now.
38.Danario Alexander STL at Dal
39.*Devin Hester CHI at TB
Note: Chest injury doesn't appear to be serious. Full practice Thursday.
40.Hines Ward PIT at Ari
41.Jabar Gaffney WAS at Car
42.Preston Parker TB vs. Chi
43.Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. SD
44.Davone Bess MIA vs. Den
45.*Ben Obomanu SEA at Cle
Note: Multiple variables at work with the Seattle passing game - who will be the QB, how healthy is Mike Williams, and how big of a role will Obomanu have following the big games he and Doug Baldwin had. I'm ranking the SEA receivers as Rice-Obomanu-Baldwin, even if Williams plays.
46.Antonio Brown PIT at Ari
47.Jason Hill JAC vs. Bal
48.James Jones GB at Min
Note: Targeted just once last week, but at least it resulted in a touchdown.
49.Jacoby Ford OAK vs. KC
Note: Starting to become a bigger part of the Oakland offense.
50.Damian Williams TEN vs. Hou
51.Michael Jenkins MIN vs. GB
52.Arrelious Benn TB vs. Chi
Note: Hit for a big play against the Saints, but had third-most targets on the Bucs last week.
53.Doug Baldwin SEA at Cle
54.*Eddie Royal DEN at Mia
Note: Full participant in practice this week.
55.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at Mia
Note: Making his debut for the season, after recovering from an Achilles surgery and a broken finger. This week's sneaky pickup.
56.Greg Salas STL at Dal
Note: Probably gets hurt by the Brandon Lloyd trade.
57.Donald Driver GB at Min
58.Robert Meachem NO vs. Ind
59.Josh Cribbs CLE vs. Sea
60.Devin Aromashodu MIN vs. GB
61.Dane Sanzenbacher CHI at TB
62.Early Doucet ARZ vs. Pit
63.Titus Young DET vs. Atl
64.Laurent Robinson DAL vs. StL
65.Roy Williams CHI at TB
66.Austin Collie IND at NO
67.Brandon Gibson STL at Dal
68.Denarius Moore OAK vs. KC
Note: Just four targets in Week 6.
69.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Den
70.*Mike Sims-Walker JAC vs. Bal
Note: Likely to sign with the Jaguars again. *** Will play Monday night for the Jaguars. ***
71.Derrick Mason HOU at Ten
72.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. Was
73.Lavelle Hawkins TEN vs. Hou
74.*Mike Williams SEA at Cle
Note: Full participant in Thursday's practice.
75.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Pit
76.Patrick Crayton SD at NYJ
77.Matt Willis DEN at Mia
78.Dezmon Briscoe TB vs. Chi
79.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Ari
80.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. SD
81.Austin Pettis STL at Dal
82.Kevin Ogletree DAL vs. StL
83.Devery Henderson NO vs. Ind
84.Randall Cobb GB at Min
85.*Earl Bennett CHI at TB
Note: (Chest) Inactive last week, but making progress. One report lists that he won't play, yet he's listed as probable.
86.Legedu Naanee CAR vs. Was
87.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Bal
88.*Julio Jones ATL at Det
Note: (Hamstring) Declared out early last week - watch the practice reports carefully. Doubtful again this week.
89.*Lee Evans BAL at Jac
Note: (Ankle) Out again this week.
90.*Anthony Armstrong WAS at Car
Note: (Hamstring) Listed as probable.
91.*Louis Murphy OAK vs. KC
92.Bernard Berrian MIN vs. GB
93.*Chaz Schilens OAK vs. KC
Note: Added to the injury report Friday with a groin injury, listed as questionable.
94.*Jon Baldwin KC at Oak
Note: (Thumb) Still might not make his debut this week.
95.Keary Colbert KC at Oak
96.*Andre Johnson HOU at Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Out closer to the six-week estimate rather than three weeks.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Ind
Note: Four consecutive 100-yard games.
2.Jason Witten DAL vs. StL
3.Jermichael Finley GB at Min
4.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Atl
5.*Fred Davis WAS at Car
Note: Profile increases considerably with the injury to Cooley.
6.Owen Daniels HOU at Ten
Note: The Ravens actively worked to take away Daniels from the Texans last week.
7.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at Det
Note: Playing through an elbow injury.
8.*Antonio Gates SD at NYJ
Note: (Foot) 'Making progress' but still feeling some tightness. Officially active for this week.
9.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Was
10.Ben Watson CLE vs. Sea
11.Dallas Clark IND at NO
Note: Mixed results - scored a beautiful touchdown, but also lost an early fumble that the Bengals converted into a score.
12.Kellen Winslow TB vs. Chi
13.Jared Cook TEN vs. Hou
14.Dustin Keller NYJ vs. SD
15.Ed Dickson BAL at Jac
16.Visanthe Shiancoe MIN vs. GB
17.Kevin Boss OAK vs. KC
18.Jeremy Shockey CAR vs. Was
19.Jeff King ARZ vs. Pit
20.Lance Kendricks STL at Dal
Note: Signs of life - hit on a big play early against the Packers.
21.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Bal
Note: Targeted eight times last week - perhaps a sign of hope. We're grasping at straws here, admittedly.
22.Daniel Fells DEN at Mia
Note: More targets with Julian Thomas still inactive.
23.Joel Dreessen HOU at Ten
24.Evan Moore CLE vs. Sea
Note: How aggravating was it to see the other Alex Smith score last week and not Watson or Moore?
25.Heath Miller PIT at Ari
26.Kellen Davis CHI at TB
27.Randy McMichael SD at NYJ
28.Dennis Pitta BAL at Jac
29.Anthony Fasano MIA vs. Den
30.Leonard Pope KC at Oak
31.*Julius Thomas DEN at Mia
Note: (Ankle) Inactive this week.
32.*Todd Heap ARZ vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice with the team Monday.
33.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Atl
34.*Zach Miller SEA at Cle
Note: (Neck) Should return to practice Wednesday. Ruled out for this week.
35.*James Casey HOU at Ten
Note: (Pectoral muscle) Hopes to play this week after being inactive last week.
36.*Craig Stevens TEN vs. Hou
Note: (Ribs) Should return to practice this week.
37.*Chris Cooley WAS at Car
Note: Broken finger, surgery likely. Might also have to go under the knife again due to his knee - a long-term absence is possible. Out at least three weeks.
38.*Zach Miller JAC vs. Bal
Note: Going on IR with a shoulder injury, relieving the nation of it's Two TE Zach Miller's crisis.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Atl
2.*Miles Austin DAL vs. StL
Note: Hamstring doesn't appear to be an issue.
3.Darren McFadden OAK vs. KC
Note: Got a couple of red zone carries on the first drive of the game to get in the end zone for the first time since Week 3.
4.Ray Rice BAL at Jac
5.Arian Foster HOU at Ten
6.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: The nightmare scenario for Peterson's owners occurred last week, with the Vikings falling behind big early. Why aren't they throwing more to him?
7.*Mike Wallace PIT at Ari
Note: Dealing with a slight hamstring pull. Listed as probable.
8.Dwayne Bowe KC at Oak
9.Greg Jennings GB at Min
10.Steve Smith CAR vs. Was
11.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Ind
Note: Four consecutive 100-yard games.
12.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Pit
13.*Brandon Marshall MIA vs. Den
Note: A decent game could have been so much better on Monday night. Dealing with a quad injury, but will play.
14.Marques Colston NO vs. Ind
15.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Hou
16.*Ryan Mathews SD at NYJ
17.*Roddy White ATL at Det
Note: Thigh injury still seems to be bothering him.
18.Dez Bryant DAL vs. StL
Note: Once again, all of his production came in the first half.
19.Santana Moss WAS at Car
Note: Quiet game last week, thanks to Rex Grossman coming down with a case of the derps and because of the tough matchup. He should find it much better this week.
20.*Brandon Lloyd STL at Dal
Note: Traded to the Rams, where he should benefit from being with a team more committed to the pass. The only problem now is that Sam Bradford is banged up.
21.*Vincent Jackson SD at NYJ
Note: Full participant in Friday's practice.
22.Matt Forte CHI at TB
Note: Had a goal line carry vultured from him by Marion Barber.
23.Jason Witten DAL vs. StL
24.Michael Turner ATL at Det
25.Chris Wells ARZ vs. Pit
Note: Playing the Steelers isn't automatically a bad start - opponents are averaging 4.6 yards per carry against them.
26.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Bal
Note: Just two catches for eight yards and three targets - the receiving output has been down all season.
27.Steven Jackson STL at Dal
28.Pierre Garcon IND at NO
Note: The Bengals kept him contained last week, though he still managed eight catches.
29.Anquan Boldin BAL at Jac
30.Percy Harvin MIN vs. GB
Note: Might benefit from the QB change - obviously didn't connect with McNabb that frequently. (Ribs) Listed as probable.
31.Jordy Nelson GB at Min
32.Jermichael Finley GB at Min
33.Darren Sproles NO vs. Ind
Note: Only one carry last week, but had eight catches.
34.*Mike Tolbert SD at NYJ
Note: Full participant in Friday's practice.
35.Earnest Graham TB vs. Chi
36.Ryan Torain WAS at Car
Note: Torain had just 10 carries for 22 yards against the Eagles, but has a nice matchup against the Panthers this week.
37.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Cle
Note: Listed as probable with an ankle injury.
38.Nate Washington TEN vs. Hou
39.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. SD
40.Reggie Wayne IND at NO
41.Mike Williams TB vs. Chi
Note: Williams had 13 targets against the Saints, just didn't get into the end zone.
42.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Atl
43.*Fred Davis WAS at Car
Note: Profile increases considerably with the injury to Cooley.
44.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Den
Note: Was able to play despite his hamstring injury and had 15 carries. With Reggie Bush hurting, he may get more carries this week in a good matchup. Still limited in Thursday's practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
45.*Jackie Battle KC at Oak
Note: Presumably the starter this week after taking over in Week 5. What that entails remains uncertain. (Neck) Full participant in practice. ***The Chiefs suggested that Battle will be the feature back, and that it won't be an equal timeshare in the backfield. ***
46.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. StL
Note: Felix Jones is likely to miss several weeks with his ankle injury, so Murray should get a huge boost, as should Tashard Choice.
47.*Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Sea
Note: Could be in line for a very busy day if Hillis can't go.
48.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Was
49.James Starks GB at Min
50.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. SD
Note: 21 carries on Monday night, but very little output per carry.
51.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. KC
Note: Managed to be productive despite the QB chaos last week.
52.Eric Decker DEN at Mia
Note: The Broncos' number one receiver now that Brandon Lloyd has been dealt.
53.Steve Breaston KC at Oak
54.Sidney Rice SEA at Cle
55.Greg Little CLE vs. Sea
Note: More targets than Massaquoi. If not for a great tackle by the turf monster at the half-yard line, he would have scored, too.
56.Malcom Floyd SD at NYJ
57.Mike Thomas JAC vs. Bal
58.Ben Tate HOU at Ten
Note: Got significant action against the Ravens, including stealing a couple of red zone carries from Foster.
59.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Ind
60.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Was
61.Mark Ingram NO vs. Ind
62.Owen Daniels HOU at Ten
Note: The Ravens actively worked to take away Daniels from the Texans last week.
63.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at Det
Note: Playing through an elbow injury.
64.*Antonio Gates SD at NYJ
Note: (Foot) 'Making progress' but still feeling some tightness. Officially active for this week.
65.Nate Burleson DET vs. Atl
Note: Ten targets last week.
66.Kevin Walter HOU at Ten
67.Torrey Smith BAL at Jac
68.Lance Moore NO vs. Ind
Note: Marginal role now that Colston is back up to speed.
69.Johnny Knox CHI at TB
70.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. Sea
71.*Donald Brown IND at NO
Note: With Joseph Addai returning to practice and presumably starting, the Colts' backfield is a crapshoot this week.
72.*Delone Carter IND at NO
73.Michael Bush OAK vs. KC
74.Ryan Grant GB at Min
75.*Keiland Williams DET vs. Atl
Note: It's going to be tough to sort out Williams vs. Morris vs. Brown if Jahvid Best can't play.
76.*Maurice Morris DET vs. Atl
Note: More work is likely with Jahvid Best recovering from a concussion. The acquisition of Ronnie Brown makes the picture pretty murky, however. 'Taking the reigns' with Best likely out.
77.*Tashard Choice DAL vs. StL
Note: Goes from trade-bait to a timeshare with DeMarco Murray.
78.Lex Hilliard MIA vs. Den
79.Dexter McCluster KC at Oak
80.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Mia
81.*Harry Douglas ATL at Det
Note: Douglas' status largely depends on Julio Jones' health.
82.*Jacoby Jones HOU at Ten
Note: Limited earlier in the week with a groin injury, but listed as probable now.
83.Danario Alexander STL at Dal
84.*Devin Hester CHI at TB
Note: Chest injury doesn't appear to be serious. Full practice Thursday.
85.Hines Ward PIT at Ari
86.Jabar Gaffney WAS at Car
87.Preston Parker TB vs. Chi
88.Davone Bess MIA vs. Den
89.*Ben Obomanu SEA at Cle
Note: Multiple variables at work with the Seattle passing game - who will be the QB, how healthy is Mike Williams, and how big of a role will Obomanu have following the big games he and Doug Baldwin had. I'm ranking the SEA receivers as Rice-Obomanu-Baldwin, even if Williams plays.
90.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Was
91.Ben Watson CLE vs. Sea
92.Dallas Clark IND at NO
Note: Mixed results - scored a beautiful touchdown, but also lost an early fumble that the Bengals converted into a score.
93.Kellen Winslow TB vs. Chi
94.Antonio Brown PIT at Ari
95.Jason Hill JAC vs. Bal
96.Jacoby Ford OAK vs. KC
Note: Starting to become a bigger part of the Oakland offense.
97.James Jones GB at Min
Note: Targeted just once last week, but at least it resulted in a touchdown.
98.Damian Williams TEN vs. Hou

Kickers

1.Dan Bailey DAL vs. StL
Note: Profited from the Cowboys' red zone struggles.
2.Billy Cundiff BAL at Jac
Note: Averaging just over 11 points per game, putting him a tad over Dan Bailey on a per game average.
3.John Kasay NO vs. Ind
4.Mason Crosby GB at Min
Note: The Packers are a little too efficient, scoring from everywhere, not just the red zone.
5.Jason Hanson DET vs. Atl
6.Shaun Suisham PIT at Ari
7.Dan Carpenter MIA vs. Den
8.Nick Novak SD at NYJ
9.Graham Gano WAS at Car
10.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Hou
11.Neil Rackers HOU at Ten
12.Nick Folk NYJ vs. SD
13.*Robbie Gould CHI at TB
Note: Be careful to check the conditions of the pitch in London.
14.Matt Bryant ATL at Det
15.Phil Dawson CLE vs. Sea
16.Olindo Mare CAR vs. Was
17.*Dave Rayner OAK vs. KC
Note: One week rental for the Raiders while Janikowski recovers.
18.Connor Barth TB vs. Chi
19.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Pit
20.Adam Vinatieri IND at NO
21.Matt Prater DEN at Mia
22.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Bal
Note: Good kicker, bad matchup.
23.Josh Brown STL at Dal
24.Ryan Longwell MIN vs. GB
25.Steven Hauschka SEA at Cle
26.Ryan Succop KC at Oak
27.*Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. KC
Note: Out this week with a bad hammy.

Defenses

1.Baltimore Ravens at Jac
2.Green Bay Packers at Min
Note: Facing a rookie quarterback making his first start.
3.New Orleans Saints vs. Ind
4.*Dallas Cowboys vs. StL
Note: DeMarcus Ware is dealing with back spasms still. Nonetheless, a good start, especially if it's against A.J. Feeley.
5.Oakland Raiders vs. KC
6.Detroit Lions vs. Atl
7.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Ari
Note: Troy Polamalu passed a concussion test this week after leaving late in last week's game.
8.Washington Redskins at Car
Note: Defense still playing well despite all the QB issues.
9.New York Jets vs. SD
10.*Tennessee Titans vs. Hou
Note: Chris Hope remains out with a broken forearm.
11.*Chicago Bears at TB
Note: Julius Peppers played (knee) despite being listed as doubtful before the game.
12.San Diego Chargers at NYJ
13.Seattle Seahawks at Cle
14.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chi
15.Miami Dolphins vs. Den
16.*Cleveland Browns vs. Sea
Note: Played without Joe Haden last week, and he's out for at least one more week.
17.Arizona Cardinals vs. Pit
18.Atlanta Falcons at Det
19.Houston Texans at Ten
20.Kansas City Chiefs at Oak
21.Denver Broncos at Mia
22.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Bal
23.St. Louis Rams at Dal
24.*Indianapolis Colts at NO
Note: The Colts had to bench Jacob Lacey midway through the game against the Bengals.
25.Minnesota Vikings vs. GB
26.Carolina Panthers vs. Was

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