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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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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. Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues. All the position rankings will be updated twice per week, once on Wednesday night, once on Friday night.

Updated on 9/22

Quarterback

1.*Drew Brees NO vs. KC
Note: The fantasy production is there, even though the Saints' offense has looked out of sorts and he just threw a bad pick-six against Carolina. (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
2.Cam Newton CAR vs. NYG
3.Tom Brady NE at Bal
Note: Sacked four times last week, and he was beat up a little by Tennessee as well. Will be without Aaron Hernandez, but there are still plenty of weapons for Brady to work with.
4.Aaron Rodgers GB at Sea
5.Robert Griffin WAS vs. Cin
Note: Massive day fueled by his feet. Called his own number on one of the touchdown runs.
6.Matthew Stafford DET at Ten
Note: Much nicer matchup this week against Tennessee.
7.Tony Romo DAL vs. TB
8.Eli Manning NYG at Car
Note: Shades of last season - the defense was terrible, and Manning helped dig that hole to begin with, but Manning is going to be throwing a lot this season. Moved down a few notches with Nicks, Bradshaw and Hixon out.
9.Jay Cutler CHI vs. StL
10.Philip Rivers SD vs. Atl
11.Matt Ryan ATL at SD
12.Alex Smith SF at Min
13.Michael Vick PHI at Ari
Note: Again, the fantasy production outpaced his real life performance. And also once again, the Eagles won despite his mistakes.
14.Matt Cassel KC at NO
Note: Garbage time production counts the same as production in close games.
15.Andrew Luck IND vs. Jac
16.Peyton Manning DEN vs. Hou
Note: Do you buy Manning's assertion that the INT's in the first quarter were a product of poor reads or is arm strength still an issue here?
17.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at Cle
18.Andy Dalton CIN at Was
19.Josh Freeman TB at Dal
20.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Oak
21.Jake Locker TEN vs. Det
22.Matt Schaub HOU at Den
Note: Schaub is just being asked to be a game-manager, though at some point the Texans will play against a real offense and might have to throw more.
23.Brandon Weeden CLE vs. Buf
Note: What a difference a week makes.
24.Russell Wilson SEA vs. GB
Note: Wasn't asked to do too much, after the game got out of hand early in the third quarter.
25.Joe Flacco BAL vs. NE
26.Carson Palmer OAK vs. Pit
Note: Palmer threw 48 passes Sunday, but rarely is he going downfield to the wideouts. The one touchdown came on Mike Goodson catching the ball out of the backfield.
27.Christian Ponder MIN vs. SF
28.*Blaine Gabbert JAC at Ind
Note: Glute muscle forced him out late in the squash loss to the Texans, but he's expected to play this week. Able to practice this week.
29.Sam Bradford STL at Chi
Note: Had a tremendous game despite the losses on the offensive line.
30.*Mark Sanchez NYJ at Mia
Note: Receiving treatment for lower back soreness, but still able to practice. *** Practiced fully all week. ***
31.*Kevin Kolb ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Because the Cardinals won, Kolb's performance looks better than it was - only 140 yards passing on 27 attempts. He just managed to avoid turning the ball over. With John Skelton not practicing yet, Kolb has job security for another week.
32.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Tannehill and Brandon Weeden demonstrated what a difference a matchup makes.

Running Backs

1.C.J. Spiller BUF at Cle
2.Arian Foster HOU at Den
3.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ind
4.LeSean McCoy PHI at Ari
5.Ray Rice BAL vs. NE
6.Trent Richardson CLE vs. Buf
Note: This is the back the Browns thought that they were getting by drafting him so high.
7.Reggie Bush MIA vs. NYJ
8.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. GB
Note: *** (Back) Full practice Friday. ***
9.Doug Martin TB at Dal
10.*Michael Bush CHI vs. StL
Note: *** Matt Forte is officially out this week. ***
11.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Cin
12.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Pit
Note: Having a hard time finding running room, though at least he's a big part of the passing game.
13.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. SF
14.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Was
Note: Had three receptions for 30 yards in addition to his carries. If he could replicate that each week, he'll rise above the rest of the perceived plodders.
15.Frank Gore SF at Min
16.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. TB
17.Stevan Ridley NE at Bal
18.Donald Brown IND vs. Jac
19.*Andre Brown NYG at Car
Note: Took over the carries after Ahmad Bradshaw got hurt, not David Wilson.
20.*Jamaal Charles KC at NO
Note: Knee was bothering him against the Bills. Uh-oh. First indication from coach Romeo Crennel is that Charles will probably play. Full practices Wednesday and Thursday. Given the Saints' turnstile run-defense, I'm giving him a good bump back up. *** Full practice again Friday. ***
21.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Det
Note: Two awful games in a row. Coach Mike Munchak had to give Johnson the dreaded vote of confidence that he wouldn't be benched.
22.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Atl
Note: (Shoulder) Expected to fully participate in practice Wednesday and should make his season debut this week against the Falcons. Practiced Wednesday, still on target to return. *** Full practice all week, officially listed as questionable, but expected to play this week. ***
23.Darren Sproles NO vs. KC
Note: Sproles had 14 pass targets, yet no carries.
24.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NYG
Note: Bumped up because of Stewart's ankle and toe injuries.
25.*Michael Turner ATL at SD
Note: Arrested on a DUI charge following Monday night's win over the Broncos.
26.Ben Tate HOU at Den
27.Willis McGahee DEN vs. Hou
28.Cedric Benson GB at Sea
29.*Shonn Greene NYJ at Mia
Note: Suffered a head injury but returned to the game last week.
30.Isaac Redman PIT at Oak
31.*Daryl Richardson STL at Chi
Note: Took over for Steven Jackson after Jackon got hurt and or got benched.
32.Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Phi
33.Pierre Thomas NO vs. KC
34.Kevin Smith DET at Ten
Note: Pedestrian game against the Niners, as expected. Now has to deal with the return of Mikel Leshoure. Still taking the first-team reps at running back.
35.Peyton Hillis KC at NO
36.*Mark Ingram NO vs. KC
Note: Ingram had 16 carries and a one-yard touchdown last week after being on the field for just nine plays the week before.
37.*Mikel Leshoure DET at Ten
Note: Comes off suspension this week.
38.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Oak
Note: Suffering from a turf toe injury. Able to practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
39.*Ryan Williams ARZ vs. Phi
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday.
40.Kendall Hunter SF at Min
41.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. SF
42.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at SD
43.Jackie Battle SD vs. Atl
44.*David Wilson NYG at Car
Note: Buried behind Andre Brown even after Bradshaw got hurt. Just remember that what's true today in the NFL isn't necessary so tomorrow. I doubt that the Giants want to permanently set fire to a first-round draft pick.
45.Danny Woodhead NE at Bal
46.Bilal Powell NYJ at Mia
47.Robert Turbin SEA vs. GB
48.*Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Hou
Note: Lost a fumble Monday night and then lost carries to Lance Ball later in the game.
49.Evan Royster WAS vs. Cin
Note: Ever so slightly less buried than Helu right now.
50.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Back in action, could be back as the #2 running back ahead of Lamar Miller. *** Full practice all week. ***
51.*Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Ran well (10 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown) in relief of Reggie Bush. Could be marginalized despite a good game last week because Daniel Thomas is ready to return.
52.*Bernard Scott CIN at Was
Note: (Hand) Full practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
53.LeGarrette Blount TB at Dal
Note: Active but didn't get any touches in Week 2.
54.Felix Jones DAL vs. TB
55.Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Buf
56.Shaun Draughn KC at NO
57.Bryce Brown PHI at Ari
Note: Passed Dion Lewis on the depth chart.
58.Lance Ball DEN vs. Hou
59.*Steven Jackson STL at Chi
Note: Left the game Sunday with a groin injury, and wasn't benched for his unsportsmanlike penalty. Or so the party line goes. Hasn't practiced yet this week, still hopes to play Sunday. *** Didn't practice again Friday, will be a game-time decision. ***
60.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. NE
61.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. NYG
Note: Touchdown count at 1 following Sunday's vulture score.
62.*Curtis Brinkley SD vs. Atl
Note: Surpassed by Jackie Battle late in the game, not that it matters now if Mathews can play this week. (Knee) Limited in practice. *** Full practice Thursday & Friday. ***
63.Roy Helu WAS vs. Cin
Note: No carries, only one catch last week.
64.*James Starks GB at Sea
Note: (Toe) Expected to practice this week. Still questionable for Week 3. Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Limited again Friday. ***
65.*Mike Goodson OAK vs. Pit
Note: *** Didn't practice Friday due to a hamstring injury, listed as questionable. ***
66.Jason Snelling ATL at SD
67.Joe McKnight NYJ at Mia
68.Joique Bell DET at Ten
69.Vick Ballard IND vs. Jac
70.*Brandon Jackson CLE vs. Buf
Note: Healthy scratch in Week 2.
71.*Isaiah Pead STL at Chi
Note: Can safely drop Pead now.
72.*Ronnie Brown SD vs. Atl
Note: Was a review away from scoring a touchdown, but now he's waiver wire fodder with Mathews returning and Battle taking over the top backup role.
73.Keiland Williams DET at Ten
74.Tashard Choice BUF at Cle
75.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. Phi
76.Alex Green GB at Sea
77.*Taiwan Jones OAK vs. Pit
Note: Limited by his rib injury last week. Still limited in practice. *** Listed as questionable, as is Goodson. ***
78.*Brandon Jacobs SF at Min
Note: *** (Knee) Didn't practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
79.*Delone Carter IND vs. Jac
80.*Dion Lewis PHI at Ari
Note: Healthy scratch, behind Bryce Brown on the depth chart.
81.*Kahlil Bell CHI vs. StL
Note: Re-signed by the Bears after Forte's injury.
82.*Rashad Jennings JAC at Ind
Note: (Knee) Held out last week, some chance he could play this week. Not practicing yet. *** Listed as doubtful this week. ***
83.*LaMichael James SF at Min
Note: Inactive last week.
84.*Shane Vereen NE at Bal
Note: *** (Foot) Limited at practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
85.*Javon Ringer TEN vs. Det
Note: (Elbow) Practiced Wednesday, but admitted he needs work on his conditioning. *** Listed as questionable. ***
86.*Matt Forte CHI vs. StL
Note: Ankle sprain - but it's not a high ankle sprain. Missed practice so far, though Lovie Smith described him as improving. *** Officially out this week. ***
87.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NYG
Note: Wasn't limited in Week 2, but limited in Monday's practice. Short week with the Thursday game. Didn't practice for the remainder of the week, game-time decision Thursday night.
88.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Car
Note: Injured his neck in the win over the Bucs. Did not participate in Monday's walk-through. Officially out for Thursday night.
89.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Oak
Note: (Knee) Won't make his debut until after the Steelers' bye week in Week 5.
90.*Fred Jackson BUF at Cle
Note: (LCL) Does not need surgery after taking a range-of-motion exam.

Wide Receivers

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at Ten
Note: (Foot) Practiced Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
2.Victor Cruz NYG at Car
3.*Julio Jones ATL at SD
Note: Limited in practice this week by a thigh injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
4.A.J. Green CIN at Was
5.Steve Johnson BUF at Cle
6.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Jac
7.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. StL
8.*Steve Smith CAR vs. NYG
Note: Tweaked his knee injury in Week 2.
9.Antonio Brown PIT at Oak
10.*Roddy White ATL at SD
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice so far this week. *** Listed as probable. ***
11.Miles Austin DAL vs. TB
12.*Wes Welker NE at Bal
Note: Once again limited in snaps, especially early on as Julian Edelman started ahead of him. With Hernandez out, he got more targets though.
13.Jordy Nelson GB at Sea
14.Dwayne Bowe KC at NO
15.Percy Harvin MIN vs. SF
16.Andre Johnson HOU at Den
Note: One of many elite receivers that disappointed last week.
17.Vincent Jackson TB at Dal
18.*Mike Wallace PIT at Oak
Note: (Groin injury) Full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable this week. ***
19.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Hou
20.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Phi
21.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Atl
Note: Got robbed of a touchdown on a ruling and review against the Titans.
22.Danny Amendola STL at Chi
Note: Caught a whopping 15 passes, nearly all early on.
23.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NYG
Note: Another productive week.
24.*DeSean Jackson PHI at Ari
Note: Jackson's hamstring injury clearly wasn't an issue - seven catches, 114 yards. Full practice Thursday.
25.Dez Bryant DAL vs. TB
26.*Greg Jennings GB at Sea
Note: (Groin) Expected back this week. Isn't yet where the Packers want him to be at yet. This sounds ominous. *** Supposedly made a big jump in practice Saturday, but still listed as questionable. ***
27.*Marques Colston NO vs. KC
Note: Limited by his foot injury last week, and still limited in practice. *** Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
28.*Brandon Lloyd NE at Bal
Note: Limited in practice this week with a thigh injury. *** Still limited Friday, listed as questionable. ***
29.Torrey Smith BAL vs. NE
Note: Targeted just five times in Week 2, and there was some carping about the game plan afterward.
30.Michael Crabtree SF at Min
Note: Targeted seven times Sunday night.
31.Eric Decker DEN vs. Hou
32.Brian Hartline MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Targeted 12 times against the Raiders, turned in a career-high 111 yards. *** Could draw Revis this week. ***
33.Lance Moore NO vs. KC
34.Greg Little CLE vs. Buf
Note: Caught a touchdown after an awful Week 1 game, could have had another but was the target of one of Brandon Weeden's rare misfires last week.
35.Donnie Avery IND vs. Jac
Note: Targeted a whopping 11 times against the Vikings.
36.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. Det
Note: (Knees) Will see more action this week. Had 19 snaps last week. Reportedly won't be limited in Week 3. *** Interesting parsing by coach Munchak - will be limited on routes, but not snaps. ***
37.Mike Williams TB at Dal
Note: Two touchdowns so far, but only eight targets on the season.
38.Santonio Holmes NYJ at Mia
39.*Nate Washington TEN vs. Det
Note: (Foot) Expected to practice Wednesday. Played 22 of the Titans' 42 offensive snaps last week.
40.*Donald Jones BUF at Cle
Note: Only one catch last week, but the Bills threw just 19 times.
41.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. NE
42.Laurent Robinson JAC at Ind
43.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. Cin
44.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Phi
45.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Was
46.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. Pit
47.Sidney Rice SEA vs. GB
48.*Randall Cobb GB at Sea
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Still limited Friday. ***
49.James Jones GB at Sea
50.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. Buf
51.*Ramses Barden NYG at Car
Note: Expanded role with Nicks and Hixon out.
52.*Julian Edelman NE at Bal
Note: Started ahead of Welker and was on the field for 75 snaps, compared to 63 for Welker. But Welker had 11 targets compared to six for Edelman.
53.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Oak
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
54.Stephen Hill NYJ at Mia
Note: Targeted just twice after a Week 1 breakout.
55.Braylon Edwards SEA vs. GB
56.Kevin Ogletree DAL vs. TB
Note: Followed his breakout by getting targeted just once in Week 2.
57.Jason Avant PHI at Ari
58.Randy Moss SF at Min
59.Brandon Gibson STL at Chi
60.Davone Bess MIA vs. NYJ
61.Rod Streater OAK vs. Pit
62.Earl Bennett CHI vs. StL
63.Justin Blackmon JAC at Ind
64.*Dexter McCluster KC at NO
Note: Few targets than in Week 1. Limited in practice with a shoulder injury. *** Listed as questionable, limited all week in practice. ***
65.Robert Meachem SD vs. Atl
Note: Shut out in four targets last week.
66.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Pit
67.Armon Binns CIN at Was
68.*Devery Henderson NO vs. KC
Note: *** (Concussion) Listed as probable. Could have a decent role with Colston banged up. ***
69.Santana Moss WAS vs. Cin
70.Nate Burleson DET at Ten
71.Brandon Stokley DEN vs. Hou
72.Rueben Randle NYG at Car
73.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Det
74.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. StL
75.Cecil Shorts JAC at Ind
76.Golden Tate SEA vs. GB
77.Mario Manningham SF at Min
78.Titus Young DET at Ten
79.Eddie Royal SD vs. Atl
80.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Mia
81.Steve Breaston KC at NO
82.Devin Aromashodu MIN vs. SF
83.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Buf
84.Jon Baldwin KC at NO
Note: Back to relevance in Week 2.
85.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. NE
86.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Phi
87.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Jac
88.Kevin Walter HOU at Den
89.*Josh Morgan WAS vs. Cin
Note: Redskins didn't discipline Morgan for his bonehead mistake.
90.Steven Smith STL at Chi
91.*Doug Baldwin SEA vs. GB
Note: *** (Shoulder) Did not practice Friday. ***
92.*Austin Collie IND vs. Jac
Note: (Concussion) Full practice Thursday.
93.*Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Cin
Note: Foot injury still bothering him, more than anticipated. *** Listed as doubtful. ***
94.*Jeremy Maclin PHI at Ari
Note: Suffered another hip contusion against the Ravens, likely to have a very limited at best practice schedule this week. Didn't practice Wednesday, still limited Thursday. *** Out this week. ***
95.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Car
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Tuesday, still should play Thursday. Setback in Wednesday's practice, out for Thursday night.
96.*Domenik Hixon NYG at Car
Note: Still dealing with a concussion. Out this week.
97.*Jerome Simpson MIN vs. SF
Note: One more week left on his suspension.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO vs. KC
2.Rob Gronkowski NE at Bal
3.Vernon Davis SF at Min
4.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Ten
Note: Titans have surrendered five tight end touchdowns already this season.
5.Brent Celek PHI at Ari
6.*Martellus Bennett NYG at Car
Note: Could get more targets with Nicks out this week.
7.Tony Gonzalez ATL at SD
8.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. SF
9.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. NE
Note: Targeted 15 times against the Eagles, 24 times altogether.
10.Owen Daniels HOU at Den
11.Jason Witten DAL vs. TB
Note: Only four receptions, but had 10 targets.
12.*Antonio Gates SD vs. Atl
Note: (Ribs) Didn't suit up after being a game-time decision. Practiced Wednesday and Thursday.
13.*Fred Davis WAS vs. Cin
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Rams. Full practice Wednesday.
14.Jared Cook TEN vs. Det
Note: Disappointing day - only three catches, though he was targeted six times.
15.Scott Chandler BUF at Cle
16.Jermichael Finley GB at Sea
17.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Was
18.Brandon Myers OAK vs. Pit
19.Coby Fleener IND vs. Jac
20.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NYG
21.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. Hou
Note: Targeted just four times Monday night.
22.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Ind
23.Anthony Fasano MIA vs. NYJ
24.Lance Kendricks STL at Chi
25.Ed Dickson BAL vs. NE
26.Kellen Davis CHI vs. StL
27.Dallas Clark TB at Dal
28.*Heath Miller PIT at Oak
Note: Rib cartilage injury. Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
29.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Buf
30.*Todd Heap ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Sprained PCL. Did not practice Wednesday.
31.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. Hou
32.Dwayne Allen IND vs. Jac
Note: Only one reception, but it was for a touchdown.
33.Ben Watson CLE vs. Buf
34.*Dante Rosario SD vs. Atl
Note: Hard to tell in a game where he scored three touchdowns, but he injured his calf against the Titans. (Calf) Limited at practice Wednesday.
35.*Kellen Winslow NE at Bal
Note: Signed by the Pats after Hernandez's injury, but don't expect the same sort of role in the offense.
36.*Tony Moeaki KC at NO
Note: Maybe not all the way back from knee injury, but Kevin Boss' head injury could present more opportunities.
37.*Zach Miller SEA vs. GB
Note: Limited with a sore foot this week.
38.*Kevin Boss KC at NO
Note: Left with a head injury last week, but the Chiefs haven't yet called it a concussion. Did not practice Thursday. *** Officially out this week. ***
39.*Dustin Keller NYJ at Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Practicing on a limited basis. ***Officially out this week. ***
40.*Aaron Hernandez NE at Bal
Note: Ankle injury, out multiple weeks.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.C.J. Spiller BUF at Cle
2.Arian Foster HOU at Den
3.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ind
4.LeSean McCoy PHI at Ari
5.Ray Rice BAL vs. NE
6.*Calvin Johnson DET at Ten
Note: (Foot) Practiced Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
7.Victor Cruz NYG at Car
8.*Julio Jones ATL at SD
Note: Limited in practice this week by a thigh injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
9.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Car
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Tuesday, still should play Thursday. Setback in Wednesday's practice, out for Thursday night.
10.Jimmy Graham NO vs. KC
11.Rob Gronkowski NE at Bal
12.Trent Richardson CLE vs. Buf
Note: This is the back the Browns thought that they were getting by drafting him so high.
13.Reggie Bush MIA vs. NYJ
14.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. GB
Note: *** (Back) Full practice Friday. ***
15.Doug Martin TB at Dal
16.A.J. Green CIN at Was
17.Steve Johnson BUF at Cle
18.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Jac
19.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. StL
20.*Steve Smith CAR vs. NYG
Note: Tweaked his knee injury in Week 2.
21.Antonio Brown PIT at Oak
22.Vernon Davis SF at Min
23.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Pit
Note: Having a hard time finding running room, though at least he's a big part of the passing game.
24.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. SF
25.*Roddy White ATL at SD
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice so far this week. *** Listed as probable. ***
26.Miles Austin DAL vs. TB
27.*Wes Welker NE at Bal
Note: Once again limited in snaps, especially early on as Julian Edelman started ahead of him. With Hernandez out, he got more targets though.
28.Jordy Nelson GB at Sea
29.Dwayne Bowe KC at NO
30.Frank Gore SF at Min
31.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. TB
32.Stevan Ridley NE at Bal
33.Donald Brown IND vs. Jac
34.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Cin
35.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Was
Note: Had three receptions for 30 yards in addition to his carries. If he could replicate that each week, he'll rise above the rest of the perceived plodders.
36.Percy Harvin MIN vs. SF
37.Andre Johnson HOU at Den
Note: One of many elite receivers that disappointed last week.
38.Vincent Jackson TB at Dal
39.*Marques Colston NO vs. KC
Note: Limited by his foot injury last week, and still limited in practice. *** Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
40.Danny Amendola STL at Chi
Note: Caught a whopping 15 passes, nearly all early on.
41.Darren Sproles NO vs. KC
Note: Sproles had 14 pass targets, yet no carries.
42.*Brandon Lloyd NE at Bal
Note: Limited in practice this week with a thigh injury. *** Still limited Friday, listed as questionable. ***
43.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Ten
Note: Titans have surrendered five tight end touchdowns already this season.
44.Brent Celek PHI at Ari
45.*Andre Brown NYG at Car
Note: Took over the carries after Ahmad Bradshaw got hurt, not David Wilson.
46.*Michael Bush CHI vs. StL
Note: *** Matt Forte is officially out this week. ***
47.*Jamaal Charles KC at NO
Note: Knee was bothering him against the Bills. Uh-oh. First indication from coach Romeo Crennel is that Charles will probably play. Full practices Wednesday and Thursday. Given the Saints' turnstile run-defense, I'm giving him a good bump back up. *** Full practice again Friday. ***
48.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Det
Note: Two awful games in a row. Coach Mike Munchak had to give Johnson the dreaded vote of confidence that he wouldn't be benched.
49.*Greg Jennings GB at Sea
Note: (Groin) Expected back this week. Isn't yet where the Packers want him to be at yet. This sounds ominous. *** Supposedly made a big jump in practice Saturday, but still listed as questionable. ***
50.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Hou
51.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Phi
52.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Atl
Note: Got robbed of a touchdown on a ruling and review against the Titans.
53.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NYG
Note: Another productive week.
54.*DeSean Jackson PHI at Ari
Note: Jackson's hamstring injury clearly wasn't an issue - seven catches, 114 yards. Full practice Thursday.
55.Brian Hartline MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Targeted 12 times against the Raiders, turned in a career-high 111 yards. *** Could draw Revis this week. ***
56.Dez Bryant DAL vs. TB
57.Torrey Smith BAL vs. NE
Note: Targeted just five times in Week 2, and there was some carping about the game plan afterward.
58.Michael Crabtree SF at Min
Note: Targeted seven times Sunday night.
59.Tony Gonzalez ATL at SD
60.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. SF
61.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. NE
Note: Targeted 15 times against the Eagles, 24 times altogether.
62.*Martellus Bennett NYG at Car
Note: Could get more targets with Nicks out this week.
63.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Atl
Note: (Shoulder) Expected to fully participate in practice Wednesday and should make his season debut this week against the Falcons. Practiced Wednesday, still on target to return. *** Full practice all week, officially listed as questionable, but expected to play this week. ***
64.Ben Tate HOU at Den
65.*Michael Turner ATL at SD
Note: Arrested on a DUI charge following Monday night's win over the Broncos.
66.Willis McGahee DEN vs. Hou
67.Cedric Benson GB at Sea
68.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NYG
Note: Wasn't limited in Week 2, but limited in Monday's practice. Short week with the Thursday game. Didn't practice for the remainder of the week, game-time decision Thursday night.
69.Eric Decker DEN vs. Hou
70.Lance Moore NO vs. KC
71.*Mike Wallace PIT at Oak
Note: (Groin injury) Full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable this week. ***
72.Greg Little CLE vs. Buf
Note: Caught a touchdown after an awful Week 1 game, could have had another but was the target of one of Brandon Weeden's rare misfires last week.
73.Donnie Avery IND vs. Jac
Note: Targeted a whopping 11 times against the Vikings.
74.Mike Williams TB at Dal
Note: Two touchdowns so far, but only eight targets on the season.
75.Santonio Holmes NYJ at Mia
76.Owen Daniels HOU at Den
77.Jason Witten DAL vs. TB
Note: Only four receptions, but had 10 targets.
78.Jared Cook TEN vs. Det
Note: Disappointing day - only three catches, though he was targeted six times.
79.*Daryl Richardson STL at Chi
Note: Took over for Steven Jackson after Jackon got hurt and or got benched.
80.Kevin Smith DET at Ten
Note: Pedestrian game against the Niners, as expected. Now has to deal with the return of Mikel Leshoure. Still taking the first-team reps at running back.
81.*Shonn Greene NYJ at Mia
Note: Suffered a head injury but returned to the game last week.
82.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NYG
Note: Bumped up because of Stewart's ankle and toe injuries.
83.Isaac Redman PIT at Oak
84.Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Phi
85.Pierre Thomas NO vs. KC
86.*Jeremy Maclin PHI at Ari
Note: Suffered another hip contusion against the Ravens, likely to have a very limited at best practice schedule this week. Didn't practice Wednesday, still limited Thursday. *** Out this week. ***
87.*Nate Washington TEN vs. Det
Note: (Foot) Expected to practice Wednesday. Played 22 of the Titans' 42 offensive snaps last week.
88.*Donald Jones BUF at Cle
Note: Only one catch last week, but the Bills threw just 19 times.
89.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. NE
90.Laurent Robinson JAC at Ind
91.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. Cin
92.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Phi
93.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Was
94.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. Pit
95.Peyton Hillis KC at NO

Kickers

1.Justin Tucker BAL vs. NE
Note: Monster game against the Eagles. His 56-yarder could have gone 66.
2.David Akers SF at Min
3.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Bal
Note: Unfortunately, one bad shank obscures that he's made two from 50+ this year.
4.Nate Kaeding SD vs. Atl
5.Blair Walsh MIN vs. SF
6.Mason Crosby GB at Sea
7.Robbie Gould CHI vs. StL
8.Greg Zuerlein STL at Chi
Note: The three rookies (Zuerlein, Tucker, Walsh) are a combined 18-for-18 so far.
9.Garrett Hartley NO vs. KC
10.Shayne Graham HOU at Den
11.Dan Bailey DAL vs. TB
12.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Pit
13.Matt Bryant ATL at SD
14.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Det
15.Lawrence Tynes NYG at Car
16.Jason Hanson DET at Ten
17.Matt Prater DEN vs. Hou
18.Connor Barth TB at Dal
19.Billy Cundiff WAS vs. Cin
20.Alex Henery PHI at Ari
21.Mike Nugent CIN at Was
22.Justin Medlock CAR vs. NYG
23.Nick Folk NYJ at Mia
24.Dan Carpenter MIA vs. NYJ
25.Phil Dawson CLE vs. Buf
26.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Jac
27.Shaun Suisham PIT at Oak
28.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. GB
29.Ryan Succop KC at NO
30.Rian Lindell BUF at Cle
Note: No field goal attempts yet this season.
31.Josh Scobee JAC at Ind
32.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Phi

Defenses

1.San Francisco 49ers at Min
2.Baltimore Ravens vs. NE
3.Houston Texans at Den
4.Chicago Bears vs. StL
5.Philadelphia Eagles at Ari
6.*Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
Note: My choice this week if you're looking to stream defenses.
7.New York Jets at Mia
8.San Diego Chargers vs. Atl
9.Pittsburgh Steelers at Oak
10.New England Patriots at Bal
11.Minnesota Vikings vs. SF
12.Cleveland Browns vs. Buf
13.Detroit Lions at Ten
14.Arizona Cardinals vs. Phi
15.Green Bay Packers at Sea
16.Dallas Cowboys vs. TB
17.Seattle Seahawks vs. GB
18.*Washington Redskins vs. Cin
Note: Lost both Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker for the season.
19.Atlanta Falcons at SD
20.Denver Broncos vs. Hou
21.*New York Giants at Car
Note: Prince Amukamara (ankle) and Michael Coe (hamstring) are still question marks.
22.New Orleans Saints vs. KC
23.Tennessee Titans vs. Det
24.Indianapolis Colts vs. Jac
25.Buffalo Bills at Cle
26.Carolina Panthers vs. NYG
27.Cincinnati Bengals at Was
28.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dal
29.Jacksonville Jaguars at Ind
30.Oakland Raiders vs. Pit
31.St. Louis Rams at Chi
32.Kansas City Chiefs at NO