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NFL Week 10: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em
Top bye-week players you need replacements for:

Saints -- QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, D/ST, K Garrett Hartley, TE Jeremy Shockey, RB Pierre Thomas (ankle), RB Reggie Bush (leg)

Packers -- QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Greg Jennings, D/ST, K Mason Crosby, RB Brandon Jackson, WR Donald Driver

Chargers -- QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates, RB Ryan Mathews, D/ST, WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring), K Nate Kaeding

Raiders -- RB Darren McFadden, TE Zach Miller, K Sabastian Janikowski

 
Baltimore at Atlanta
Thursday, Nov. 11 :: 8:20 p.m. EST
 
START
Ravens
RB Ray Rice, WR Anquan Boldin, QB Joe Flacco, K Billy Cundiff, WR Derrick Mason

Atlanta is a top-10 team against RBs and this game is played on short rest, so expect some action in the lower-impact passing game -- especially since Atlanta is fifth-worst against WRs in fantasy. This makes Boldin and even Mason solid plays. Flacco should be busy, too.

Falcons
RB Michael Turner, TE Tony Gonzalez

The Ravens have had some issues with big power backs, which is what Turner the burner has become -- more of a grinder. The Ravens will have to run the ball right at the Ravens, because only the Bears and Saints have given up fewer passing TDs. You still shouldn't sit Gonzalez even though the Ravens are No. 2 in fantasy vs. TEs.

SIT
Ravens
D/ST, RB Willis McGahee, WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh, RB LeRon McClain, TE Todd Heap, WR Donte' Stallworth

The Ravens' defense has been disappointing this season, despite a rebound last week. It will be tough to force turnovers against this Falcons team, though. Atlanta is one of the stingiest teams in fantasy vs. D/STs. McGahee should get some more work than usual with the short week, but the Falcons are still a top team against RBs. Heap and Houshmanzadeh are catching only a couple passes a game of late, so use them only if you're really desperate.

Falcons
QB Matt Ryan, D/ST, K Matt Bryant, WR Michael Jenkins, RB Jason Snelling, WR Brian Finneran, WR Harry Douglas

Ryan is the sit of the week against the Ravens, who are still an elite team vs. QBs, top four in fantasy. His top target could be limited, too. Over on defense, the Falcons will find it hard to pick up sacks and turnovers against a disciplined team, too.

INJURY WATCH
Ravens
None.

Falcons
WR Roddy White (knee) -- An injury, a short week and the Ravens' success against QBs make White someone to replace with a healthier alternative this week.

 
Minnesota at Chicago
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Vikings
RB Adrian Peterson, WR Percy Harvin, D/ST, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, K Ryan Longwell

Harvin was able to do well last week, despite remain on the injury report, so don't worry so much about the migraines at this point. Shiancoe has been healthier and more productive post-Moss, too. Peterson and Longwell should have productive weeks, as usual.

Bears
D/ST, WR Earl Bennett

The Bears D/ST looks like a solid play against a Vikings team that has allowed the third-most points to D/STs in fantasy -- mostly because of the QB's big mistakes. The Vikings are still in disarray despite a rally last week and Bennett looks like he is becoming his Vandy teammate's go-to man.

SIT
Vikings
QB Brett Favre, WR Bernard Berrian, WR Greg Camarillo, WR Greg Lewis, RB Toby Gerhart

Favre is coming off a big week, but he is still playing through that sore ankle and this game doesn't figure to be a great matchup for him. The Bears are a pretty rugged defense that can get after him and make it difficult. The Bears are the third-best team in fantasy vs. QBs, allowing a league-low five TD passes. That makes it especially tough to start the secondary targets, too.

Bears
RB Matt Forte, QB Jay Cutler, TE Greg Olsen, K Robbie Gould, WR Johnny Knox, WR Devin Hester, WR Devin Aromashodu, RB Chester Taylor

It is finally time to jump off the Forte bandwagon. The Bears' offensive line is just that bad. Oh, the Vikings defensive line just happens to be real good still, too. It makes Cutler a tough play as well. Olsen and Gould have had their moments in fantasy this season, but the Vikings fourth-best against TEs and absolutely No. 1 against kickers.

INJURY WATCH
Vikings
WR Sidney Rice (hip) -- He could return in limited action, but you cannot trust him in your starting lineup yet.

Bears
None.

 
New York Jets at Cleveland
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Jets
D/ST, TE Dustin Keller, QB Mark Sanchez, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Braylon Edwards, K Nick Folk

The Browns are in the bottom 10 in fantasy against QBs, WRs and TEs, albeit perhaps because they are geared to stop the run. The Jets have been throwing much more recently, developing the passing game with Sanchez, Holmes and Edwards. Keller should be a good play this week, too. You never sit the D/ST or kicker either.

Browns
None.

Yes, it is tough to justify starting anyone from the Browns this week, even their surprising bulldozing RB.

SIT
Jets
RB LaDainian Tomlinson, RB Shonn Greene, WR Jerricho Cotchery

The Jets are struggling offensively lately, perhaps because they are limiting Tomlinson's carries, saving him for the postseason. Greene, too, has been ineffective and there is the belief he is a bit overweight this season. The Browns also happen to be one elite teams in the NFL against the run. Only the Jets have allowed fewer TDs to RBs.

Browns
RB Peyton Hillis, QB Colt McCoy, TE Ben Watson, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, RB Mike Bell, WR Josh Cribbs, K Phil Dawson, D/ST, WR Brian Robiskie

You can debate starting Hillis against the Jets because he has carried your fantasy team. But you need to find an alternative. He will have a hard time against that Jets front seven (or eight). The Jets are easily the No. 1 team in fantasy vs. RBs and they are sure to take Hillis away. That is the one thing the Browns truly have going for them, right? It also happens to be what the Jets are best at. McCoy will be forced to win this game and it will be too much to ask against the Jets, even if he has proven capable otherwise. Sit all Browns.

INJURY WATCH
Jets
None.

Browns
QB Jake Delhomme (ankle) QB Seneca Wallace (ankle) -- They could be ready, but McCoy has earned the job.

 
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Panthers
RB Mike Goodson

Goodson figures to get the start with the top RBs banged up. That could be decent news, since the Bucs are bottom five in fantasy vs. RBs. You have to know for a fact D'Angelo Williams (foot) is out, though.

Buccaneers
WR Mike Williams, RB LeGarrette Blount, D/ST, TE Kellen Winslow

The rookies Williams and Blount look like good plays this week against the listless Panthers. The D/ST is a good play, too, against a scrub QB. Winslow is the surprise here. The Panthers are bottom 10 in fantasy against TEs and is it past time to get him involved in the offense.

SIT
Panthers
WR Steve Smith, WR David Gettis, QB Jimmy Claussen, WR Brandon LaFell, D/ST, QB Tony Pike, K John Kasay, TE Dante Rosario, WR David Clowney, WR Devin Thomas

The Panthers are an absolute mess and could be starting a nobody at QB. That is bad news. Until Claussen proves he isn't a disaster in this league, forget everything about the Panthers. And Pike? Forget it right away.

Buccaneers
RB Cadillac Williams, QB Josh Freeman, WR Michael Spurlock, WR Arrelious Benn, K Conner Barth

Williams has steadily lost ground to Blount in touches, even if he hasn't yet lost his starting job. Freeman has been playing adequately, but not well enough to make the secondary targets a factor in fantasy to date.

INJURY WATCH
Panthers
RB DeAngelo Williams (foot), RB Jonathan Stewart (concussion) -- Williams could play, while Stewart won't. They have both proven useless this season. Sit them.

Buccaneers
RB Earnest Graham (hamstring), WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) -- There is no reason to use them, although Graham looks like he will return this week.

 
Tennessee at Miami
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Titans
RB Chris Johnson, WR Randy Moss, K Rob Bironas, D/ST

Moss makes his Titans debut and should be a start right away. After all, his routes are pretty simple and he played and scored for the Vikings with much less time to prepare. These other three above are no-brainer, every-week starts.

Dolphins
WR Brandon Marshall, RB Ronnie Brown, WR Davone Bess, K Dan Carpenter

We fully expect Brown to return to being the focal point of the offense with the new QB coming in. These receivers figure to remain decent options as possession guys as well. Carpenter had a much quieter Week 9, but the Titans have allowed the third-most points in fantasy to opposing kickers. Keep the faith in Carpenter.

SIT
Titans
TE Bo Scaife, RB Javon Ringer, WR Nate Washington

It had been easy to pick on the Dolphins with TEs, but it is going the other way now. They have improved against them this season, particularly of late. Ringer and Washington don't figure to be enough of the gameplan to help either, especially with Moss arriving taking the deep balls from Washington.

Dolphins
RB Ricky Williams, QB Chad Pennington, TE Anthony Fasano, D/ST, WR Brian Hartline

The Titans have a good enough defense to worry about using anyone that isn't a regular starter for your fantasy team, especially with the question mark of the QB change from Chad Henne. These fringe guys just don't promise to do enough against an elite team like this one.

INJURY WATCH
Titans
WR Kenny Britt (hamstring), QB Vince Young (ankle), WR Justin Gage -- Britt is out, Kerry Collins would start if Young cannot and Gage shouldn't be used. Young shouldn't start in fantasy even if he does play.

Dolphins
None.

 
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Bengals
RB Cedric Benson, Terrell Owens, QB Carson Palmer

This is finally a week to be happy Benson is on your roster. The Colts are a bottom 10 team in fantasy against RBs and Benson could have his best rushing day in awhile. The Bengals have to pound the ball right at the Colts. Owens and Palmer look like they are a pretty decent thing going and -- unless Benson just owns the day on the ground -- the Bengals figure to be playing catch-up and throwing their way back into the game like they did against the Steelers.

Colts
QB Peyton Manning, WR Reggie Wayne, K Adam Vinateri, TE Jacob Tamme, RB Donald Brown

Tamme has been a revelation among TEs and looks like he could replace Dallas Clark just fine for Manning. Brown remains the starting running back, so consider him viable again, too.

SIT
Bengals
D/ST, K Mike Nugent, TE Jermaine Gresham, RB Bernard Scott

Gresham is the one that has to sit, since the Colts are No. 1 in fantasy vs. TEs. The defense, kicker and backup RB aren't real promising either.

Colts
RB Mike Hart, RB Javarris James, D/ST, WR Pierre Garcon, WR Blair White

The RB situation is a bit messy right now. James scored a pair of TDs last week, but that likely was just because Hart was out. Regardless, Brown figures to get the bulk of the duty and with Manning at QB, you cannot bank on stops inside the five. It is more likely to get right into the end zone against the Bengals. The D/ST is intriguing because of Palmers early season struggles, but he has been better of late and the Colts D/ST should remain on the pine, along with the disappointing Garcon and circumstantially used White.

INJURY WATCH
Bengals
WR Chad Ochocinco -- There is no knowledge of a specific injury, but Ochocinco has been banged up and disappointing for most of the season. You are justified sitting him until he proves 100 percent again.

Colts
RB Joseph Addai (shoulder), WR Austin Collie (concussion) -- They could be out a few weeks. Sit them.

 
Detroit at Buffalo
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Lions
WR Calvin Johnson, RB Jahvid Best, TE Brandon Pettigrew

Best hasn't been great since Week 2, but he draws his best matchup of the season against the Bills, who are second-worst in fantasy vs. RBs. Pettigrew is a must-start with the change back in QBs and the fact the Bills are the absolute worst team in fantasy vs. TEs.

Bills
RB Fred Jackson, WR Lee Evans, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Steve Johnson

Fitzpatrick has made the Bills more potent offensively through the air and the Lions are one of the most defensively friendly teams in fantasy. Consider Fitzpatrick and his top two targets viable options in most formats now. Jackson might even able to go off for once, facing a Lions team that is fourth-worst in fantasy vs. RBs.

SIT
Lions
QB Shaun Hill, RB Kevin Smith, K John Hanson, D/ST, WR Nate Burleson, WR Bryant Johnson, TE Tony Scheffler

Hill is back as the starter QB, which could more more targets for the TEs, although Scheffler is not quite intriguing enough to advise using. The secondary targets in the passing game aren't worth relying on.

Bills
RB C.J. Spiller, TE David Martin, K Rian Lindell, D/ST

Spiller could have a big week finally, but you have to be so frustrated with him you have to keep him benched -- if you even still own him. The Lions defense gives up a lot of points, but most of them come via TDs and not FGs, so ignore Lindell.

INJURY WATCH
Lions
QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) -- He might be out for the season.

Bills
None.

 
Houston at Jacksonville
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Texans
WR Andre Johnson, RB Arian Foster, QB Matt Schaub, K Neil Rackers, WR Jacoby Jones

It should be a productive week for the primary options in the Texans' offense as always as the Jags are worst in fantasy against WRs, second-worst against QBs and bottom 10 against RBs. The sleeper here is Jones, who has been getting more looks in the passing game with Johnson dealing with his ankle injury. Consider Jones if you need a sleeper in deep leagues.

Jaguars
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, TE Marcedes Lewis, WR Mike Thomas, WR Mike Sims-Walker, QB David Garrard, K Josh Scobee

This is a matchup made in heaven for the Jags. Not only is MJD rested off a bye, but the Texans have the worst secondary in the NFL and are dead-last against QBs in fantasy. TEs and WRs tear they up, too. Start any of these Jaguars you can get your hands on, even Garrard in a run-first offense.

SIT
Texans
WR Kevin Walter, RB Derrick Ward, RB Steve Slaton, D/ST

Walter has mysterious dropped off the map, despite being a "starter" for the Texans. That makes him impossible to trust, even with the favorable matchup. Forget about the sieve-like defense or the backup RBs.

Jaguars
D/ST, RB Rashad Jennings

INJURY WATCH
Texans
TE Owen Daniels (hamstring) -- Even if he plays, he hasn't been trustworthy enough for fantasy.

Jaguars
None.

 
Kansas City at Denver
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 4:05 p.m. EST
 
START
Chiefs
RB Jamaal Charles, RB Thomas Jones, WR Dwayne Bowe, K Ryan Succop, TE Tony Moeaki

The Broncos are dead last in fantasy vs. RBs and the Chiefs just happen to have two viable starters at that position. The Broncos are in the bottom 10 in fantasy against TEs, so Moeaki should have another busy day like he had a week ago. Also, Bowe remains hot and Succop should be called upon often in a high-scoring affair here.

Broncos
QB Kyle Orton, WR Brandon Lloyd, Knowshon Moreno, WR Eddie Royal

The Chiefs are a middle-of-the-road defense to face in fantasy, so there is no great reason to sit any of the Broncos top options coming off a bye. Lloyd and Royal should be a lot healthier, which will help Orton, Moreno and the entire offense in general. You cannot expect those early season numbers in this matchup, but at least you should get those bad pre-bye results either.

SIT
Chiefs
D/ST, QB Matt Cassell, WR Chris Chambers

Cassell and the Chiefs defense has been solid in spurts, but it is not a great matchup to use them as a fringe option this week. The Broncos can move the ball and Cassell doesn't project to score in the top half of the starting QBs this week.

Broncos
D/ST, TE Daniel Graham, RB Correll Buckhalter, Laurence Maroney, WR Jabar Gaffney, K Matt Prater, WR Demaryius Thomas

The Broncos defense isn't that impressive, especially against a run-focused team, so ignore them. The Chiefs are a close-to-the-vest team that likes to limit mistakes. They are third-best in fantasy against D/STs. The secondary options in the passing and running game aren't intriguing enough to consider against the Chiefs' bend-and-usually-not-break defense.

INJURY WATCH
Chiefs
WR/RB Dexter McCluster (ankle) -- He is out at least a few weeks.

Broncos
None.

 
St. Louis at San Francisco
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Rams

RB Stephen Jackson, WR Danny Amendola, QB Sam Bradford, D/ST

The 49ers are a top 10 team in fantasy against RBs, but you shouldn't sit Jackson coming off the bye. The matchup to exploit here is Bradford against the 49ers' defense. He is a viable starter in deeper leagues if you need a bye-week replacement. The 49ers have allowed the seventh-most points to QBs in fantasy, with Amendola being Bradford's primary target. The Rams defense is also intriguing as a sleeper when you consider the unsettled QB situation for San Francisco.

49ers
RB Frank Gore, WR Michael Crabtree, TE Vernon Davis

You cannot like the direction of the 49ers offense with the backup QB playing, but this trio is trustworthy enough to use in fantasy no matter who is under center. Davis has another week to rest his injuries and Crabtree had another week to work with the fill-in signal-caller. The game really will be about a heavy dose of Gore, though.

SIT
Rams

RB Kenneth Darby, WR Brandon Gibson, K Josh Brown, TE Daniel Fells, WR Laurent Robinson, WR Marty Gilyard

The 49ers are a much better defense than they have shown and the Rams really don't scare anyone. They are more methodical than anything. Don't consider any of these spare parts useful in your fantasy lineups.

49ers
D/ST, RB Anthony Dixon, QB Troy Smith, WR Josh Morgan, WR Ted Ginn, K Joe Nedney, RB Brian Westbrook

With the backup Smith likely to start, you cannot like the 49ers offense much, especially these bit players. The defense is the disappointment here. Going into the season, Week 10 vs. Rams looked like a great chance for a big week. At this point, it is the Rams defense that looks more favorable in fantasy.

INJURY WATCH
Rams
WR Denario Alexander (knee) -- The rookie should be out a few more weeks.

49ers
QB Alex Smith (shoulder) -- It doesn't sound like he will play this week.

 
Dallas at N.Y. Giants
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Cowboys
WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten

The Wade Phillips era is finally over, but so is the Cowboys' season. A team that figured to feature a number of must-starts has been whittled to just two: Austin and Witten. They aren't even that promising, except for the fact the red-hot Giants figure to get up early and force the Cowboys into some garbage-time numbers.

Giants
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Steve Smith, QB Eli Manning, D/ST, K Lawrence Tynes

The Giants have looked unstoppable and the Cowboys have looked like the worst team in the NFL. You cannot guarantee everything clicks in the Giants' offense this go-around, but there is little reason to sit anyone. Manning has had his way with the Cowboys in his career, which bodes well for the WRs even if the game is the blowout it sure looks like it should be.

SIT
Cowboys
RB Marion Barber, RB Felix Jones, WR Roy Williams, D/ST, WR Dez Bryant, QB Jon Kitna, K David Buehler, RB Tashard Choice

Perhaps the Cowboys can scheme a way to cover a suspect offensive line and start establishing a running game -- not going to happen against the Giants' front-seven. Barber and Jones need more touches, but this isn't a good week to expect anything from them. Kitna and company had a good fourth quarter against the Giants a couple of weeks ago, but they have shown nothing since and there is no reason to risk playing them.

Giants
WR Mario Manningham, TE Kevin Boss, RB Danny Ware

Boss finally showed some life in the gameplan last week, scoring a TD, but the Cowboys have done one thing well this season -- slowed opposing tight ends. You likely shouldn't sit Manningham in real deep leagues, but he is at least a fourth choice in the offense with everyone else healthy and clicking on all cylinders.

INJURY WATCH
Cowboys
QB Tony Romo (shoulder) -- The Cowboys could decide to merely shut him down for the season if they lose any more games.

Giants
RB Brandon Jacobs (flu-like symptoms) -- He should play and start for your fantasy team.

 
Seattle at Arizona
Sunday, Nov. 14 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Seahawks
RB Marshawn Lynch, RB Justin Forsett, QB Matt Hasselbeck, WR Mike Williams, TE John Carlson

The Seahawks have done nothing offensively in the past few weeks, but Hasselbeck's return should make the passing game a threat again and open up Lynch and Forsett far more on the ground. Arizona is bottom 10 against QBs, WRs and TEs and third-worst in fantasy against RBs. It is time for the offense to wake up. Start the Seahawks primary weapons in a division matchup that should re-ignite them.

Cardinals
WR Larry Fitzgerald

While you cannot bank on the Cardinals QB, the Seahawks are seventh-worst in fantasy vs. WRs. The Giants really made them look incapable last Sunday. Fitzgerald is healthier now and a solid play on a week-to-week basis again.

SIT
Seahawks
K Olindo Mare, D/ST, WR Deon Butler, RB Leon Washington

Mare and the defense have been terrible in the Seahawks recent funk, so it makes it tough to trust those pieces. The secondary options in the offense are pretty worthless, too, no matter how bad the Cardinals play defensively.

Cardinals
RB Tim Hightower, WR Steve Breaston, QB Derek Anderson, D/ST, WR Stephen Williams, K Jay Feeley, TE Ben Patrick, WR Early Doucet

Anderson looks like the QB of choice now, but he hardly reminds anyone of his early days with the Browns. Hightower could get more carries with the starting RB banged up, but you cannot be sure with him. Breaston took a step back last week and looks like he will be inconsistent under the QB finds some consistency. You cannot expect that to happen this week. Sit most of the sketchy Cardinals options.

INJURY WATCH
Seahawks
WR Golden Tate (ankle) -- The rookie is out a few more weeks.

Cardinals
RB Beanie Wells (knee) -- He likely will play, but you need to have him prove healthy and productive before you start him again.

 
New England at Pittsburgh
Monday, Nov. 14 :: 8:20 p.m. EST
 
START
Patriots
QB Tom Brady, WR Wes Welker, TE Aaron Hernandez

Since Moss has left, Welker has looked like a weak third receiver he was back in his Dolphins days. You have to stick with him, even against the Steelers. A physical receiver tends to be the best option against them, which is why Hernandez could have another big day coming off his two-TD performance. You don't sit Brady, but if you have a real good alternative, you might want to. This has the makings of a game where the "under" cashes.

Steelers
RB Rashard Mendenhall, D/ST, QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Hines Ward, WR Mike Wallace, K Jeff Reed, TE Heath Miller

There is little reason to sit any of the Steelers weapons, unless you're a big believer in bad performances coming of a Monday night game and short week. Miller is the one here that might not wow you on the stat sheet, but the Pats are in the bottom 10 in the league against TEs. Miller could be a red-zone target.

SIT
Patriots
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, WR Deion Branch, D/ST, RB Danny Woodhead, WR Brandon Tate, RB Sammy Morris, RB Fred Taylor, WR Julian Edelman, TE Rob Gronkowski

The Steelers easily have the best run defense in the NFL and Taylor's return from turf toes could muddle the RB situation even further. Avoid all of the Pats options in the running game and you have to be desperate to trust any of them in the passing game.

Steelers
WR Antwaan Randle El, RB Mewelde Moore

Moore could be a sleeper backup RB if you have any confidence in him. The Patriots were gashed last Sunday against the Browns and have been susceptible against physical running teams, also losing to the Jets. This duo likely isn't worth owning in most fantasy leagues, though.

INJURY WATCH
Patriots
K Stephen Gostkowski (goin) -- He is out a few weeks.

Steelers
RB Isaac Redman (concussion) -- Don't use him even if he is active.

 
Philadelphia at Washington
Monday, Nov. 15 :: 8:30 p.m. EST
 
START
Eagles
RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Jeremy Maclin, QB Michael Vick, K David Akers

The Redskins have been a defense to take advantage of, especially with the pass. They are third-worst in fantasy against QBs and WRs, which should lead you to expect huge nights from Vick, Jackson and Maclin. The pass should open up McCoy on the ground and keep Akers among the most productive options at the position.

Redskins
RB Ryan Torain, WR Santana Moss, TE Chris Cooley, QB Donovan McNabb

McNabb will show once again he is a winner in this league and for fantasy owners. This is a statement game for him. Moss and Cooley should have busy nights, especially Cooley. The Eagles have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to TEs and Cooley should be healthy and rested coming off the bye. The Redskins won this game in Philly and should play much better with preparation and having seen the Eagles' best against the Colts last Sunday night.

SIT
Eagles
TE Brent Celek, D/ST, RB Jerome Harrison

Celek was held without a catch last week and hasn't been as productive with Vick as the QB. Vick really likes throwing to the outside to Jackson and Maclin over Celek. Also, sticking to the expectation McNabb answers his critics once again, you likely shouldn't be using the Eagles defense if you can avoid it. They are on the fringe of the top 12 D/STs in fantasy points anyway. And, lastly, Harrison just hasn't been a factor and doesn't project to be.

Redskins
D/ST, TE Fred Davis, WR Anthony Armstrong, RB Keiland Williams, WR Joey Galloway, K Graham Gono, RB Chad Simpson

The Eagles are a potent offense you don't want your fantasy D/ST working against and the secondary options in the offense don't figure to come much into play this week. Sit them.

INJURY WATCH
Eagles
None.

Redskins
RB Clinton Portis (groin) -- He says he could be ready to return, but the uncertainty makes him a sit right now.

 

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