Week 10 Byes: N.Y. Giants, Houston (this is the last week of byes on the NFL '09 schedule).

UPDATE: DeAngelo Williams will play today for the Panthers. With Williams a bit dinged up, Jonathan Stewart is a good play even with Williams going.

UPDATE: Wide receiver Michael Jenkins will start opposite Roddy White for the Falcons today. Third wideout Brian Finneran will not play.

UPDATE: Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will be active today; he's safe to start in fantasy leagues.


He hasn't missed a game yet this season, but Roddy White is once again questionable. He's likely to play again. Fellow wide receiver Brian Finneran will probably be a game-time decision; he's listed as questionable along with defensive tackle Thomas Johnson and defensive end Kroy Biermann.

Linebacker Thomas Davis tore his ACL in last week's game and is out for the year. The Panthers two big guns, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, are both listed as questionable. Williams might miss his first game since 2006. Stewart is likely to play -- he's been listed as questionable almost every week with a nagging Achilles' problem -- and gets a bump in fantasy value regardless of whether Williams plays. Wide receiver Mushin Muhammad and tight end Dante Rosario are also both listed as questionable.

UPDATE: Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant didn't make the short trip to Miami this week and is inactive today against the Dolphins.


Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant is likely to miss his second consecutive game on Sunday and could be out for a while. Defensive end Stylez G. White is also likely out of Sunday's game. Running back Derrick Ward is listed as questionable with a knee injury, which means more carries for Cadillac Williams.

The Dolphins have been relatively healthy all year, but left guard Justin Smiley -- "perhaps the Dolphins best offensive lineman this year," The Miami Herald wrote -- is listed as doubtful and will probably miss his first game of the year. It's not enough to put, say, Ricky Williams on your fantasy bench, but it could hurt the 'Phins running game.

UPDATE: Bernard Berrian is active today for the Vikings. Against the Lions' putrid pass defense, pretty much any Vikings wideout is a good play today. Start Berrian, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin. Pretty much anybody on the Vikings but Greg Lewis could be in your starting lineup today.


As if Adrian Peterson needed more advantages against the Lions, the Lions will be missing at least one of their linebackers. Ernie Sims is out of Sunday's game, while Larry Foote is listed as questionable. Foote was limited in practice on Friday. Linebacker Jordon Dizon and defensive end Dewayne White are both listed as questionable.

Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield will miss Sunday's game due to an injured right foot. The Vikings are otherwise pretty healthy. Wide receiver Bernard Berrian is the only other concern; he's listed as questionable on the injury report.

Jaguars tight end Ernest Wilford is out with a high ankle sprain. Safety Gerald Alexander is listed as questionable. Don't fret, Maurice Jones-Drew owners. The NFL touchdown leader (11) showed up on the injury report this week, but he's listed as probable and is good to go on Sunday.

Jets linebacker Vernon Gholston will be inactive Sunday; however, cornerback Lito Sheppard is finally expected to play. He won't start, as the Jets want to ease him back into action.

UPDATE: Andre Caldwell is active today. With Chris Henry out for the season, he could be a nice second or third fantasy receiver today and down the stretch. He caught only three passes last week but did have a touchdown.


Bengals safety Roy Williams was placed on injured reserve Friday with a fractured arm; excellently named wide receiver Maurice Purify will take his roster spot. Linebacker Keith Rivers will likely miss Sunday's game, while fullback Jeremi Johnson and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker are both listed as questionable.

The Steelers are healthy on offense, and on defense will have inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons back in his starting spot. Pittsburgh will be missing starting defensive end Travis Kirschke.

UPDATE: Saints safety Darren Sharper, tied for the league lead in interceptions, will not play today against the Rams. Find a replacement for him in your individual defensive player leagues.


The Saints will definitely be missing three players this week: Cornerback Jabari Greer, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis and wide receiver Lance Moore. With Moore out, Robert Meachem (5 rec, 98 yards and a TD last week) could get more looks from Drew Brees. Safety Darren Sharper showed up on the injury report in the middle of the week, though Saints coach Sean Payton said he's likely to play despite being listed as questionable.

Rams guard Richie Incognito will miss this week's game against New Orleans. Defensive end C.J. Ah You is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

UPDATE: Trent Edwards is active for the Bills and will start today at quarterback.

UPDATE: Justin Gage is inactive today for the Titans; Kenny Britt will start.

UPDATE: Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens will be active today, as expected. He's safe to start, although he does only have one receiving touchdown on the season (in Week 2).


Good news, Terrell Owens fans! T.O.'s incredibly comfortable couch will not cause him to miss Sunday's game against the Titans. Monday night, Owens fell asleep on his couch and woke up stiff the next morning. My couch is very comfortable, so it's easy to fall asleep on," Owens said. "I don't know if it was the couch." Meanwhile, the Bills will be without three defensive starters: Cornerback Terrence McGee, defensive tackle Kyle Williams and linebacker Keith Ellison. Defensive end Aaron Schobel and safety Donte Whitner are both listed as questionable.

The Titans offense gets some good news this week, as tackle David Stewart should return to the lineup. He's listed as questionable on the injury report, as are linebacker David Thornton and defensive end Jevon Kearse. Wide receiver Justin Gage is out of Sunday's game.

UPDATE: Ladell Betts will start for the Redskins today, but he's expected to split carries with Rock Cartwright.


Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall missed practice earlier in the week but returned on Thursday and will play on Sunday. Sefensive end Ryan McBean is questionable, safety Josh Barrett is doubtful and tackle Ryan Harris is out with a toe injury.

Running back Clinton Portis will miss Sunday's game against the Broncos; Ladell Betts will get the start for the Redskins in his place. Tight end Chris Cooley is also out this week, though he might not be done for the season as previously feared. Offensive tackle Mike Williams is also out.

Larry Johnson is officially gone from Kansas City and could end up elsewhere before the end of the year. Running back Kolby Smith could start this week; Jamaal Charles has been getting the starts since Johnson was suspended (and later released). Linebacker David Herron is out of this week's game.

Raiders wide receiver Chaz Schilens is expected to make his season debut Sunday. Running back Darren McFadden and offensive tackle Robert Gallery are expected to return to the starting lineup this week after lengthy absences. All three players are listed as probable. Linebacker Ricky Brown is out with an ankle injury.

Seahawks left tackle Sean Locklear will return to the starting lineup this week. He missed the last six games with a high ankle sprain. Cornerback Ken Lucas is expected to play Sunday, but Josh Wilson will start at right cornerback.

The Cardinals will be missing two linebackers with back injuries, as inside backer Gerald Hayes and outside backer Chike Okeafor will most likely miss Sunday's game. Anquan Boldin is still on the injury report, but he's listed as probable (as is third wide receiver Steve Breaston). Defensive end Kenny Iwebema is listed as questionable.

The Cowboys are pretty healthy, with only a handful of players listed as probable (including running back Marion Barber and center Andre Gurode). The only player the Cowboys will be missing is return man Allen Rossum, who was signed Oct. 13 but was injured on his first return as a member of the Cowboys.

Packers right tackle Mark Tauscher sprained his knee in his first game of the year last week and will miss Sunday's game against the Cowboys; T.J. Lang will get the start. Linebacker Aaron Kampman is out after suffering a concussion last week. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is listed as probable and should return to the Packers' lineup.

After missing the last two Eagles games with a concussion, Brian Westbrook will return to the field today against San Diego. In bad news for the Eagles offense, Jason Peters missed practice all week and is listed as questionable. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis is out, as usual; linebacker Akeem Jordan is also out for Sunday's game. Safety Quintin Demps is listed as questionable.

Despite being listed as questionable, Shawne Merriman says he'll play on Sunday. Center Nick Hardwick will not return this week; he wasn't able to finish practice on Wednesday. Linebacker Jules Tucker is out with an ankle injury.

The Patriots looked healthy this week at practice, according to the Boston Globe, but -- surprise! -- there were 17 players on the injury report. Defensive end Jarvis Green is definitely out of Sunday's game, while offensive tackle Matt Light is listed as doubtful. IDP standout Brandon Meriweather is listed as questionable but said he's going to play. Running back Sammy Morris, wide receiver Julian Edelman, defensive tackle Ty Warren, center Dan Koppen and linebacker Tully Banta-Cain are all also listed as questionable. But, really, who knows how to navigate the mysteries of the Patriots weekly injury report?

Good news for the Colts: Running back Donald Brown is off the injury report and is likely to play Sunday night. Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, kicker Adam Vinatieri and cornerback Kelvin Hayden are all out for the Colts. Matt Stover will kick again for the Colts; he's a good pick-up if you're in need of a kicker.

Jamal Lewis was limited in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game. Tight end Steve Heiden is also questionable for the Browns.

Linebacker Ray Lewis, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and cornerback Fabian Washington are all game-time decisions for the Ravens Monday night; Lewis and Washington are listed as probable, while Ngata is listed as questionable. "I think all those guys have a good chance to play," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after practice.

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