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Week 10 Fantasy Football Matchups

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To prepare you as best we can for your week of Fantasy Football, we've devised this series of previews for each NFL game. We'll give you a taste of what to expect, then rank each significant Fantasy contributor on a scale from 0-5 logos (with five logos suggesting can't-miss; a player or unit without any logos suggests you probably shouldn't start him under any circumstances). The rankings take the matchup into account, but injuries and other significant factors also contribute. You should be able to compare the ratings for the players on your team and make an educated pick on who should start -- and sit -- in your lineup .

Ravens at Falcons - Thursday, 8:20 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
Check out Joe Flacco's last three games: at least two touchdowns and 250 passing yards in each. That's fantastic considering how his season started, and it's all the more impressive that he's been sacked nine times over those three games. With two of Flacco's last three against 4-3 scheme defenses with so-so secondaries, it's not going to take much for him and the Ravens to coordinate against the Falcons. He should make it four-straight games thanks in part to Ray Rice, who should total a load of yards against an Atlanta defense that has given up nearly 40 receiving yards per game to running backs this season. The Falcons have given up eight touchdowns to opponents over their last three games; it's not a stretch to expect a score from Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason. Atlanta never shies away from doing what they do offensively, so expect Michael Turner to have plenty of chances to dent the Ravens' run defense. The other near-certainty is that Matt Ryan plays his best ball at home -- he's 17-1 as a starter and his stats in the Georgia Dome of late have been awesome. Statistically, the matchup looks bad for the Falcons, but so long as Roddy White plays (we expect him to), there should be plenty of numbers for the primary Atlanta Fantasy options.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Joe Flacco QB Matt Ryan
Ray Rice RB Michael Turner
Willis McGahee RB Jason Snelling
Anquan Boldin WR Roddy White
Derrick Mason WR Michael Jenkins
Todd Heap TE Tony Gonzalez
Billy Cundiff K Matt Bryant
Ravens DST Falcons
Vikings at Bears - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
Last week we saw Brett Favre reclaim some of his form with a 446-yard passing performance against Arizona. Nearly 300 of those yards came in the second half and in overtime, a signal that maybe he's not the inaccurate, weak-armed 41-year-old we saw through the first eight weeks. It was even more impressive that he did this banged up without Randy Moss and with a hobbled Percy Harvin. Then again, he did light up the Cardinals, which is the equivalent to beating Brad Childress in a Minneapolis-area popularity contest. The Bears' pass defense is better, but not by a whole lot. The five passing touchdowns they've allowed are partially because they're easier to score against on the ground (Buffalo did that twice last week). That would lead anyone with half a brain to believe that Adrian Peterson will lead the way for the Vikings in this one. His history against the Bears is amazing and anything less than 100 total yards and a score would be downright disappointing. Favre can play off of Peterson's rushing and should make some smart mid-range passes to Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe and even Bernard Berrian. Chicago found the magic touch against the Vikings last year: Throw early and often. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz won't have any problems with that. Jay Cutler should be busy, and that could mean productive stat lines for Johnny Knox, Greg Olsen and Earl Bennett. Yes, Devin Aromashodu was the guy to burn the Vikings last year, but that was then and this is now -- Aromashodu clearly isn't in Martz's good graces or else he'd play more. Maybe Knox is that guy in 2010. The player to be concerned with is Matt Forte. Not only did he not score in two games against the Vikings and not only did he fail to produce against the Bills last week, but he's sharing reps with Chester Taylor (who did score on Buffalo) and could be limited to less than 10 carries against the Vikings. He's not a great play this week, nor is Taylor.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Brett Favre QB Jay Cutler
Adrian Peterson RB Matt Forte
Toby Gerhart   RB Chester Taylor
Percy Harvin WR Johnny Knox
Bernard Berrian WR Earl Bennett
Visanthe Shiancoe TE Greg Olsen
Ryan Longwell K Robbie Gould
Vikings DST Bears
Titans at Dolphins - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
The Titans should put on a show. Even with the Dolphins fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses that Randy Moss brings to the field, they'll have to plan for Chris Johnson first. Now Johnson has had his fair share of struggles against good 3-4 run defenses, and the Dolphins haven't allowed a rushing score since Week 4 or a 100-yard rusher since Week 2. But with Moss and Nate Washington forcing the Dolphins' safeties to play in a Cover-2 look, Johnson should be able to manufacture some nice runs and pace the Titans. Look for the Titans to go after whichever cornerback is opposite Vontae Davis, which could end up making for a good week for Nate Washington. Bo Scaife is another guy who could surprise with some decent receiving totals. As for Moss, he's always made a splash in his first game with a new team and the Titans are sure to not ignore him like he was in New England and Minnesota before leaving. Vince Young will love throwing to him, and between Moss and the rest of the Titans' offense Young should put together a nice game. The Dolphins are turning to Chad Pennington at quarterback, which is admittedly the right move given the current state of their offense. The Dolphins can count on Pennington's accurate arm to connect with Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess and Anthony Fasano a good amount; Pennington might actually be good for Marshall's stats. The problem is that Marshall will have to continue to catch a high volume of passes to be especially effective. That can happen here, especially in the wake of Marshall asking for more work to help the offense, and you know Pennington will utilize his best weapon. As much as the Dolphins try to control the clock with a big dose of the run, the Titans' run defense is coming off their worst game of the season in Week 8 and should be geared up to slow down Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Vince Young QB Chad Pennington
Chris Johnson RB Ronnie Brown
Javon Ringer   RB Ricky Williams
Randy Moss WR Brandon Marshall
Nate Washington WR Davone Bess
Bo Scaife TE Anthony Fasano
Rob Bironas K Dan Carpenter
Titans DST Dolphins
Lions at Bills - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
Losing Matthew Stafford stinks, but Shaun Hill's return to the field shouldn't hurt the Detroit offense. The Bills' defense has been floundering and they won't have an answer for Calvin Johnson like the Jets had last week. Take note: Nate Burleson and Brandon Pettigrew each have three touchdowns in their last four games. This Lions offense is getting more and more explosive, and once Jahvid Best gets going again they'll be tough to beat. Best has a shot this week -- the Bills' run defense is weak and he could put up well over 100 total yards. Seeing him wrangle away most of the run game from Kevin Smith last week was a positive. As much as we like the Lions' offense, we can't help but like the Bills too. Detroit's defense still has issues against the run and the pass. One difference from last week to this week is that the caliber of offensive line Detroit's front four will face is far worse. Ndamukong Suh should be able to penetrate the line and help slow down Fred Jackson and also get close to Ryan Fitzpatrick. However, Fitzpatrick has been nimble on his feet and it's helped him make plays. With the Lions' secondary still far from perfect, there shouldn't be any stopping Steve Johnson or Lee Evans here. Both kickers could be busy too; the weather isn't expected to be a factor in Buffalo this weekend.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Shaun Hill QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Jahvid Best RB Fred Jackson
Kevin Smith RB C.J. Spiller
Calvin Johnson WR Steve Johnson
Nate Burleson WR Lee Evans
Brandon Pettigrew TE Shawn Nelson
Dave Rayner K Rian Lindell
Lions DST Bills
Jets at Browns - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
The Jets might try to get their run game going against the Browns, but make no mistake: Cleveland's front seven has been awesome against opposing rushers. The Browns have allowed one rushing touchdown (two total to running backs) and one 100-yard rush performance through eight games -- incredible! So even if LaDainian Tomlinson lands his 15 touches and Shonn Greene gets close to 10, they can't be expected to be great, and that means eventually Mark Sanchez will have to air it out. Cleveland has allowed multiple passing touchdowns in five of their last six games, and Sanchez has been effective moving the ball downfield through the air but not necessarily punching it in. With Dustin Keller faced with a juicy matchup and with Braylon Edwards playing in his first game in Cleveland since being traded away -- not to mention Santonio Holmes coming back in the Buckeye state to face an old AFC North foe -- there's plenty of reason to believe Sanchez will get his act together. The Browns offense should ride Peyton Hillis just as it has been all year, but it won't be easy for him. New York hasn't allowed a touchdown to a running back since Week 1 and only one guy -- Adrian Peterson -- has amassed over 100 total yards in a game against them. Hillis should get close and could score, which makes him really tough to bench. You know he'll get the work. The only other Fantasy consideration is Benjamin Watson, who has just one catch in each of his last two games as defenses have keyed in on him. Colt McCoy might throw for 150 yards, but between New York's Revis-led pass defense, the Browns' trick plays and their inconsistent receivers, Fantasy owners can't trust them.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Mark Sanchez QB Colt McCoy
LaDainian Tomlinson RB Peyton Hillis
Shonn Greene RB Mike Bell
Braylon Edwards WR Mohamed Massaquoi
Santonio Holmes WR Josh Cribbs
Dustin Keller TE Benjamin Watson
Nick Folk K Phil Dawson
Jets DST Browns
Bengals at Colts - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
The I-74 battle comes at a rotten time for the Bengals. Their offense is effectively a two-man show starring Terrell Owens and Carson Palmer, with Cedric Benson in a supporting role. The Colts have allowed multiple passing touchdowns only twice all season and have a much stronger pass rush at home, so Carson Palmer's outlook isn't great. Hurting Palmer's prospects is Chad Ochocinco; the two clearly aren't on the same page compared to previous years and it's evident that Palmer is favoring Owens (he leads the NFL with 100 targets). T.O. should get his numbers rather easily, but Ochocinco is not a solid choice; he's totaled 116 yards in games at Indy in 2006 and 2008, and the Colts are running the same defense now as they did then. So with all these issues, the Bengals should lean on Benson to grind the clock and keep Peyton Manning on the sideline. Benson has a shot to score and get close to 100 yards, but he'll have to break out of the funk he's been in running with the ball; he's averaged 3.3 yards per rush over his last three games. That won't get the job done. Cincinnati's cornerbacks will make it hard for Peyton Manning to get Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon off to big games, but the door is wide open for Jacob Tamme to keep up his big play. Brandon James is a mega-deep sleeper, but he'll likely see playing time in place of Blair White, and with nickelback Morgan Trent assigned to him, the undrafted rookie could be a decent benefactor. But one matchup that the Colts should love is the run game against the Bengals' front. Cincy couldn't contain Rashard Mendenhall much last Monday, so if it's Donald Brown and Javarris James again, or if Joseph Addai or Mike Hart make a return, whoever is back there should be effective.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Carson Palmer QB Peyton Manning
Cedric Benson RB Donald Brown
Bernard Scott   RB Javarris James
Terrell Owens WR Reggie Wayne
Chad Ochocinco WR Pierre Garcon
Jordan Shipley   WR Brandon James
Jermaine Gresham TE Jacob Tamme
Mike Nugent K Adam Vinatieri
Bengals DST Colts
Panthers at Buccaneers - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
The Panthers have a tough assignment every week from here on out so long as a rookie is their starting quarterback. Jimmy Clausen has landed another shot by default, and the matchup is a bad one for him. He's on the road against an aggressive Tampa Bay defense without any reliable running back to work with. That should spell big trouble for Steve Smith, who can't be trusted while Clausen's under center. But the sleeper of the week is Mike Goodson, the Panthers default starting running back due to injuries to DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton. Goodson has really good speed and can be a factor as a receiver, and with a full plate of work we could see Goodson be effective. Temper expectations simply because Goodson has never had a chance to play a lot before, but he's worth speculating on and possibly starting as a flex option in PPR leagues. Tampa Bay has a dream matchup against a defense that has good players, namely in the secondary, but hasn't been able to slow many teams down. Look for LeGarrette Blount to grind out a strong game and be the back you were hoping for last week, and expect Josh Freeman and Mike Williams to continue their statistical onslaught. If the Bucs mow down the Panthers as expected, there could be room for a gift touchdown for Cadillac Williams, who has yet to rush for a touchdown this season. If you're desperate for a running back, he's got a shot to help.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Jimmy Clausen QB Josh Freeman
Mike Goodson RB LeGarrette Blount
Tony Fiammetta   RB Cadillac Williams
Steve Smith WR Mike Williams
David Gettis   WR Arrelious Benn
Jeff King TE Kellen Winslow
John Kasay K Connor Barth
Panthers DST Buccaneers
Texans at Jaguars - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
Don't be surprised if this ends up being a high-scoring game. Both defenses are sagging and both secondaries have mediocre personnel that can be easily exploited. Of course, both of their run defenses can be beaten badly, too. The matchups are so good that the game plans for both offenses should be able to accomplish whatever they wish. If there's a difference, it's that Jacksonville's at home after a week off and should get reasonable production from all of their receivers. Houston's offense has star power in Arian Foster and Andre Johnson, and Joel Dreessen should contribute, but the rest of their offense has been ice cold. If Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones had been more effective, this would be a lay-up for Matt Schaub. But between their bad play and Arian Foster's hot numbers, the bloom is off of Schaub's rose in this one. Can't say the same for David Garrard, who has been incredibly accurate over his last three complete games and should be solid here. Look for Marcedes Lewis to have a strong game as well as Mike Sims-Walker, who has bounced back from a rough start. Both kickers should have some opportunities here, so if you're looking for a choice off waivers go after Josh Scobee and Neil Rackers.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Matt Schaub QB David Garrard
Arian Foster RB Maurice Jones-Drew
Andre Johnson WR Mike Sims-Walker
Kevin Walter WR Mike Thomas
Jacoby Jones WR Tiquan Underwood
Joel Dreessen TE Marcedes Lewis
Neil Rackers K Josh Scobee
Texans DST Jaguars
Chiefs at Broncos - Sunday, 4:05 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
You have to believe that the Chiefs will stick to the run here for as long as possible. Denver's offense is high-powered and Denver's defense is strong in the secondary but suspect up front. Jamaal Charles ate this defense up in Week 17 last year for 259 rush yards and two touchdowns, and he's been great on the ground of late. No question he does well, but Thomas Jones has begun to hit the skids and might take on a decent amount of work without the production. Versatile running backs have done better against the Broncos than straight-ahead types, and if the Chiefs recognize that then Charles will have a big game. Hard to go against Dwayne Bowe, but his history against the Broncos is not good and a rested Champ Bailey will almost assuredly be assigned to his hip. That hurts the entire K.C. passing game and should keep Matt Cassel on your Fantasy bench. The Broncos will pick the lesser of two evils -- the Chiefs' pass defense -- and throw more than run. Kyle Orton had a 400-yard game against the Chiefs late last season but it came with one touchdown and three interceptions. Orton should still put the ball in the air quite a bit here (that's good for Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and perhaps even Demaryius Thomas) but not come down with 400 yards, or three picks. Knowshon Moreno is expected back but he'll have his hands full trying to put up stellar numbers.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Matt Cassel QB Kyle Orton
Jamaal Charles RB Knowshon Moreno
Thomas Jones RB Correll Buckhalter
Dwayne Bowe WR Brandon Lloyd
Chris Chambers   WR Jabar Gaffney
Terrance Copper   WR Eddie Royal
Tony Moeaki TE Daniel Graham
Ryan Succop K Matt Prater
Chiefs DST Broncos
Seahawks at Cardinals - Sunday, 4:15 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
Matt Hasselbeck returns under center for the Seahawks, a definite upgrade over Charlie Whitehurst. The bad news is that Hasselbeck hasn't had a productive game against the Cardinals since 2007, and he's been bad on the road this year. There's no question that the Seahawks will try and take advantage of Arizona's weak pass defense, but Hasselbeck can't be counted on to fully exploit the matchup. In their earlier meeting, Mike Williams dominated his matchup with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (11 catches, 87 yards, one touchdown), so chances are the Seahawks will look for that again through the air. Expect Seattle to bring some balance with a good dose of Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett, especially if left tackle Russell Okung is back and if the Seahawks don't fall behind in the blink of an eye like they did last week against the Giants. The Cardinals are just as muddled, starting with Derek Anderson at quarterback. Anderson did some good things against the Vikings and should be able to connect with Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston without much of a problem, but he also was sacked six times in his last matchup. The Seahawks' pass rush isn't expected to get to him as often, though the return of defensive tackle Brandon Mebane should help there as well as against the run. Speaking of the run, Arizona's unit is in flux. Whoever ends up starting between Tim Hightower and Beanie Wells has a chance to be productive as Seattle's run defense was a liability in the previous meeting between these two teams and has been much worse on the road than at home.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Matt Hasselbeck QB Derek Anderson
Marshawn Lynch RB Tim Hightower
Justin Forsett RB Beanie Wells
Mike Williams WR Larry Fitzgerald
Deon Butler WR Steve Breaston
John Carlson TE Ben Patrick
Olindo Mare K Jay Feely
Seahawks DST Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at N.Y. Giants - Sunday, 4:15 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
The Cowboys made a coaching change and put offensive coordinator Jason Garrett in charge, but he's got a tough task ahead of him. He might help tweak the defense a bit, but he's been running the offensive show for years in Big D and probably won't change a thing about their operation. That's going to mean plenty of passing, which isn't a good fit for their matchup against the Giants. New York's pass rush should get to Jon Kitna quite a bit (this is the defense that broke Tony Romo's collarbone) and pressure him into some turnovers. The only "safe" Cowboys then are Dez Bryant, who has made an impact both as a screen receiver and a deep threat, and Jason Witten, who is an easy outlet for Kitna to target. The Cowboys' run game is in shambles with Felix Jones and Marion Barber and Miles Austin has gone without a touchdown in his last four games and can't be counted on for huge totals. The Giants have allowed six passing scores in their last three games, including two to Kitna, so there's some hope for the Cowboys' air attack. The Giants' air and ground attack, however, should be in great shape. Again, when Dallas fired Wade Phillips it not only fired the head coach but the defensive architect. Now veteran coach Paul Pasqualoni will take over the defense, and down defensive end Marcus Spears and without any consistent players there will be some major hurdles to overcome. Pretty much anyone with an "NY" on his helmet is worth starting with high expectations, including Mario Manningham now that Steve Smith has been ruled out.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Jon Kitna QB Eli Manning
Felix Jones RB Ahmad Bradshaw
Marion Barber   RB Brandon Jacobs
Dez Bryant WR Hakeem Nicks
Miles Austin WR Mario Manningham
Roy Williams WR Ramses Barden
Jason Witten TE Kevin Boss
David Buehler K Lawrence Tynes
Cowboys   DST Giants
Rams at 49ers - Sunday, 4:15 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
Can you believe that with all of the 49ers' ills this year they can cut into their two-game deficit in the NFC West big time with a win? The Rams certainly know this and would like to get three games up on San Francisco, but the matchup is very tough for them. Both teams are coming off a bye, and in the case of the 49ers against Steven Jackson, the matchup is not great. San Francisco has given up two rushing touchdowns in eight games this season with no 100-yard rushers allowed. Furthermore, the 49ers have kept Jackson in check since 2007, and there's no reason to believe that the mercurial rusher will pound the Niners here. Playing on the road against a desperate defense, there's a chance Jackson disappoints, and if he's struggling then it's hard to believe that Sam Bradford will be able to enjoy big-time success in this one. Bradford has two touchdowns in each of his two games outdoors on grass, but one came when Mark Clayton was healthy and neither featured him completing more than 58 pct. of his passes or having more than 170 passing yards. The Rams might struggle while the 49ers offense and Frank Gore might thrive. Gore has a much brighter history against the Rams than Jackson against the 49ers, and even with St. Louis' run defense much improved it's hard to believe that Gore will be contained. Nonetheless, the Rams will try to slow Gore in order to force Troy Smith to pass, but that didn't help the Broncos when they did it two weeks ago. One big help is that Vernon Davis appears healthy and shouldn't be limited. Smith looked for Davis early on against the Broncos before he got hurt and should lean on him again on Sunday. To that end, St. Louis has done really well against tight ends but they've also been lucky not to have faced many good ones, and the one great one they saw (Antonio Gates) got hurt in the first half. Davis could break the streak.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Sam Bradford QB Troy Smith
Steven Jackson RB Frank Gore
Danny Amendola WR Michael Crabtree
Daniel Fells TE Vernon Davis
Josh Brown K Joe Nedney
Rams DST 49ers
Patriots at Steelers - Sunday, 8:20 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
What's the significance of the number 126? That's the number of pass attempts for the Patriots in their last three games against the Steelers, a sure indication that they'll probably give up on the run fairly quickly and lean on Tom Brady's arm and their balanced short-area passing game. Because Brady is expected to throw a lot, he has to be considered a low-end No. 1 Fantasy option. Keep in mind that Drew Brees topped 300 yards and threw two touchdowns on the Steelers, so Brady shouldn't be very far from there. Believe it or not his best targets are Aaron Hernandez, whose size can lead to some positive situations against the likes of Bryant McFadden, and Danny Woodhead, whose size could lead to him getting lost behind the Patriots' big linemen. Deion Branch isn't a very safe play, and we couldn't blame you for passing on Wes Welker, though if Brady is throwing a lot you have to assume Welker will get a cut. Don't use BenJarvus Green-Ellis if you can help it. The Steelers should salivate after watching the Browns offense cut up the Pats last week with a big dose of the run and some trickery. Look for the Steelers to build a lead through a balanced attack, then let Rashard Mendenhall try and close it out late. The Patriots' pass defense is ranked very low, but they've been stingy of late, particularly against wide receivers. Mike Wallace is the likely candidate to bust the Pats deep, and he'll get a shot or two, but Heath Miller and Hines Ward should also receive some attention from Ben Roethlisberger. With a minimal pass rush -- even with the Steelers' O-line taking a hit this week with the loss of Max Starks -- Big Ben should do a good job here.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Tom Brady QB Ben Roethlisberger
Danny Woodhead RB Rashard Mendenhall
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB Mewelde Moore
Wes Welker WR Mike Wallace
Deion Branch WR Hines Ward
Aaron Hernandez TE Heath Miller
Rob Gronkowski TE Matt Spaeth
Shayne Graham K Jeff Reed
Patriots DST Steelers
Eagles at Redskins - Monday, 8:30 p.m. | Fantasy Preview
The Eagles had trouble with the Redskins at home in Week 4, but a lot of that was due to Michael Vick getting crunched early in the game, an injury that led to him being out for several weeks. Washington did a good job of keeping the Eagles' receivers in front of them and forcing Kevin Kolb to check-down, but they'll get burned if they do that again here because Vick is back and he can hit the edges and make the defense pay with his speed. It's hard to dislike the Eagles' stars in this one because of Vick's playmaking ability and the Redskins' up-and-down defense. Despite a bad game in Week 4, DeSean Jackson has typically destroyed Washington, so he's a good candidate to help push the Eagles into the end zone. After two weeks of talk about his conditioning and whether or not he knows the playbook, Donovan McNabb should be overflowing with motivation to play well against his former team in a crucial NFC East game. But motivation doesn't win games, and the Eagles typically have done a good job containing the Redskins' offense. Santana Moss' history against the Eagles is awful, Ryan Torain's hamstring should be OK but the matchup is not OK and the rest of Washington's offense is suspect given McNabb's play this season. Tack on that the Eagles defense just finished beating the Colts (holding that offense to 24 points is pretty impressive), and it's a tough week to expect the Redskins to put up huge stats.
Name Rating Pos. Name Rating
Michael Vick QB Donovan McNabb
LeSean McCoy RB Ryan Torain
Jerome Harrison   RB Keiland Williams
DeSean Jackson WR Santana Moss
Jeremy Maclin WR Anthony Armstrong
Brent Celek TE Chris Cooley
David Akers K Graham Gano
Eagles DST Redskins

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Chiefs sideline reporter doesn't expect Jamaal Charles to play
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/20/2014) Chiefs sideline reporter Kendall Gammon told CBS Sports Radio's Eye on Fantasy Football on Saturday night that he does not expect Jamaal Charles to play at Miami on Sunday. Gammon said Charles practiced a little bit on Thursday and Friday and was moving around okay but still was showing the effects of a high-ankle sprain.

Knile Davis is likely to start and see a bunch of snaps in place of Charles at Miami.


Raiders promote Bojay Filimoeatu
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Raiders have promoted linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu from the practice squad, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Filimoeatu has been up and down plenty this season. He was active for the team's first game, but was waived shortly after. It appears he'll be back for Week 3. 


Report: Lions part ways with Kevin Ogletree
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Lions have released wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, according to ESPN.

Ogletree had been inactive for the club's first two games this season. He caught eight balls last season with the Buccaneers. 


49ers exchange tight end for quarterback
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The 49ers have promoted tight end Asante Cleveland from the practice squad.

In order to make the move, the team released quarterback Josh Johnson. Johnson had been inactive for the first two games this year. 


Melvin Ingram placed on IR - Designated to return list
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram has been placed on the IR - Designated to return list.

Ingram had been dealing with a hamstring injury, but was officially listed on IR with a hip issue. He'll be able to return Week 11 at the earliest. The club cannot place any other players on the IR - Designated to return list while Ingram is on it. 


Matt Schaub unavailable Sunday with emergency
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Raiders backup quarterback Matt Schaub will be unavailable to play Sunday for a non-injury related reason, the team announced.

Schaub made the trip east for the team's Week 3 game against the Patriots but had an emergency come up, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Should something happen to starter Derek Carr, the team will have to turn to Matt McGloin.


Ravens add Fitzgerald Toussaint, waive Deonte Thompson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Ravens signed running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad and waived wide receiver Deonte Thompson Saturday. The move allows the team to have more depth at running back with Bernard Pierce (thigh) questionable to play in Week 3.

Dee Milliner doubtful on Jets' final Week 3 injury report
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (quad/ankle) is doubtful to play in Monday night's game against the Bears.

Milliner sat out practice for a second straight day Saturday and is unlikely to suit up Monday. Wide receiver Eric Decker is questionable to play Monday, but the rest of the team's injured players participated in practice fully Saturday and are good to go, the Associated Press reports. Those players include running back Chris Johnson (ankle), safety Josh Bush (quad) and linebackers A.J. Edds (hamstring), Nick Bellore (hip) and Quinton Coples (elbow).


Panthers sign Darrin Reaves to active roster
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Panthers signed running back Darrin Reaves from the practice squad Saturday, the team announced. The team has three running backs on the injury report this week and is looking to improve depth heading into Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

Eric Decker questionable to play Monday vs. Bears
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) is officially questionable to play in Monday night's game against the Bears.

Decker was able to get in a limited practice session Saturday and will likely wind up being a gametime decision. He has caught nine passes for 137 yards and a touchdown over his first two games.


 
 
 
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