Eric Mack
Friday November 5th, 2010

NFL Week 9: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em
Top bye-week players you need replacements for:

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

Titans -- RB Chris Johnson, WR Randy Moss, K Rob Bironas, WR Kenny Britt, D/ST, QB Vince Young

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

49ers">49ers -- RB Frank Gore, TE Vernon Davis, WR Michael Crabtree, D/ST

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

Rams -- RB Stephen Jackson, QB Sam Bradford, D/ST
 
San Diego at Houston
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Chargers
QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates, RB Ryan Mathews, WR Patrick Crayton

This is a matchup made in Rivers heaven. The Texans have arguably the worst secondary in the NFL and the Chargers are one of the best passing teams -- if only because their running game has been so inconsistent. With two WRs out, including Buster Davis for the season, and Vincent Jackson still suspended, Crayton should be the Chargers' go-to man. Gates cannot stay healthy, but at least he doesn't miss games as much as he misses practice. His fantasy owners have to quote Office Space here: "I wouldn't say I'm missing it." Gates should play and play well.

Texans
RB Arian Foster, TE Owen Daniels, K Neil Rackers

Foster remains one of the gems of the year, so keep him active even if the Chargers play like the top five teams vs. RBs they have been to date. Daniels is the sleeper here, because the Chargers have given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing TEs.

SIT
Chargers
D/ST, RB Mike Tolbert, RB Darren Sproles

While Houston is bottom third in the fantasy vs. RBs, Mathews remains the only real start among their options at that position. The Chargers D/ST has had its moments but the Texans can go up and down the field with anyone. This could be a shootout.

Texans
QB Matt Schaub, RB Derrick Ward, RB Steve Slaton, D/ST, WR Kevin Walter, WR Jacoby Jones

Here is one of the sits of the week, Schaub. Yeah, he is a star, but his leading target is banged up and the Chargers are an elite team in fantasy vs. QBs and WRs. Walter might have otherwise been interesting if Johnson didn't play. The Texans' way to win might be on the ground.

INJURY WATCH
Chargers
WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring), K Nate Kaeding (groin), WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring) -- They cannot be used this week.

Texans
WR Andre Johnson (ankle) -- He was limping pretty badly Sunday night, making him a risky play. You will want to track his player news leading right up to you roster deadline. Even if he plays, he could be a risk to get pulled from the game.

 
Arizona at Minnesota
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Cardinals
WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR Steve Breaston (knee)

Breaston is a bit banged up, but the passing game was revived last Sunday for the Cardinals. The Vikings are strong against QBs, but a relatively thin secondary should make these two wideouts fairly productive no matter the pace of the game. It won't be like last week's frantic pace..

Vikings
RB Adrian Peterson, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, K Ryan Longwell, D/ST

Shiancoe should become a much larger part of the offense with the injuries and waiving of Moss. He has been a bit banged up and disappointing, but he might be a primary target in the game plan this week, especially against a team in the bottom 10 in fantasy vs. TEs. The defense has been underwhelming in fantasy, but the sketchy QB situation with the Cardinals make the Vikings a potentially potent option.

SIT
Cardinals
RB Beanie Wells, RB Tim Hightower, QB Derek Anderson, QB Max Hall, D/ST, WR Stephen Williams, K Jay Feeley, TE Ben Patrick

You would think it is time to stop thinking of the Vikings as a top run-stuffing team, especially considering they are middle of the pack vs. RBs, but you still shouldn't be trying to take advantage of them. They merely are playing games where teams can stick to the run. Wells isn't a great play this week, even if he has taken the job from Hightower going forward. Anderson has regain his starting job, at least temporarily, but history shows you never can know what to expect.

Vikings
WR Greg Lewis, WR Bernard Berrian, WR Greg Camarillo, RB Toby Gerhart

Someone will need to step forward again with Moss gone, but it is hard to project who it might be at this point. Also, it could change every week. If you need an emergency option, consider Lewis the longest straw.

INJURY WATCH
Cardinals
WR Early Doucet (groin) -- He shouldn't be owned with Breaston back productive again.

Vikings
WR Percy Harvin (ankle), QB Brett Favre (foot, ankle, chin), WR Sidney Rice (hip) -- Harvin and Favre probably will play but you shouldn't expect much out of them. You likely already have a replacement for the disappointing and banged-up Favre, but Harvin likely has to be run out there in your lineup regardless because of a lack of viable alternatives. Rice is still a few weeks from being ready as he has just now returned to practice from the PUP list.

 
New Orleans at Carolina
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Saints
QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, D/ST, K Garrett Hartley

You shouldn't consider Colston's hand injury enough to sit him unless you have real good alternatives. Brees is bound to take off eventually, right? The D/ST and Hartley are solid plays in a game the Saints are heavily favored and might finally find their '09 form in. There are reports Brees has a fracture and torn meniscus in his knee, but it hasn't kept him from playing yet and you likely shouldn't bench him unless it does.

Panthers
RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Steve Smith

Smith has gotten another week to heal and readjust to his starting QB. Stewart gets a second chance as the feature back with the starter still banged up. We don't like either play all that well, but someone has to get the yards and a score for the Panthers, right? It might as well be these guys.

SIT
Saints
WR Robert Meachem, WR Devery Henderson, WR Lance Moore, RB Chris Ivory, TE Jeremy Shockey, RB Ladell Betts, RB Julius Jones

The Panthers are third-best in fantasy vs. WRs, which makes every WR but Colston a bad play this week -- even if it is because most teams just are running the clock out on the ground against them from the start. Ivory has proven a bit too inconsistent to trust and the other RBs could be taking more snaps from him.

Panthers
WR Brandon LaFell, D/ST, QB Matt Moore, RB Mike Goodson, K John Kasay, TE Dante Rosario, WR David Gettis, WR David Clowney, WR Devin Thomas

The Saints have had issues this season, but there is little reason to use almost anyone on this team right now.

INJURY WATCH
Saints
RB Pierre Thomas (ankle), RB Reggie Bush (leg) -- There is still little reason for the Saints or you to rush them back into the lineup.

Panthers
RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) -- He is banged up and not a play. That is good news for Stewart handcuff owners.

 
New England at Cleveland
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Patriots
QB Tom Brady, WR Wes Welker, K Stephen Gostkowski, TE Aaron Hernandez

This should be the week Welker finally performs like his Moss-era form. The Browns are fourth-worst in fantasy against WRs and Welker is the healthies and most trusty-worth target still. Hernandez hasn't really had a huge game yet, but this could be one for him. The Browns are in the bottom third in fantasy against TEs. Gostkowski has also proven interesting since the revival of the defense and running game in New England post-Moss.

Browns
RB Peyton Hillis, TE Ben Watson

While the Patriots are among fantasy's worst against QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs, most of the Browns' offense is hardly worth using anyway. That doesn't apply to Hillis, though. Watson is a nice sleeper in deeper formats if you lost Dallas Clark or need a bye-week replacement.

SIT
Patriots
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB Danny Woodhead, D/ST, WR Brandon Tate, RB Sammy Morris, WR Julian Edelman

Here is a bold call: Sit the law firm of BGE. He has been hot, but he could share more carries this week and the Browns are one of the best run defenses in the NFL. Although they have given up yardage, they are tied with the Jets with just one rushing TD allowed to an RB. You might think the defense would be a solid play again, but the Browns are surprisingly more middle of the pack than bottom of the barrel in fantasy points allowed to D/STs.

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

McCoy looks like he could get a start again. The rookie hasn't been bad for what he is, but he isn't intriguing enough to use in fantasy and he makes a fairly useless set of Browns parts even less useful.

INJURY WATCH
Patriots
WR Deion Branch (hamstring), RB Fred Taylor (toe) -- They could play, but they are too risky to use unless you're desperate and you know they're active Sunday around noon.

Browns
QB Jake Delhomme (ankle), QB Seneca Wallace (ankle) -- They shouldn't be active, or even owned, regardless.

 
Tampa Bay at Atlanta
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Buccaneers
TE Kellen Winslow, WR Mike Williams

Winslow has been a huge disappointment, but only four teams have given up more TE receptions than the Falcons to date and two of those teams hadn't had their bye week yet. Winslow should get plenty of targets, along with the rookie Williams at WR. The Falcons are the sixth-worst team in fantasy vs. WRs.

Falcons
RB Michael Turner, WR Roddy White, TE Tony Gonzalez, Matt Ryan, D/ST, K Matt Bryant, WR Michael Jenkins

The Bucs are bottom 10 in fantasy vs. RBs, so a rested Turner should have another strong week coming off his breakthrough before the bye. Ryan should find some space through the air against a Bucs secondary that is bottom 10 against WRs and the defense and kicker decent plays at home. Jenkins was solid coming off injury before the bye week, so he could be a sleeper play in deeper formats, too. Ryan and the entire offense could be ready to take off.

SIT
Buccaneers
RB Cadillac Williams, RB LeGarrette Blount, QB Josh Freeman, D/ST, WR Michael Spurlock, WR Arrelious Benn, K Conner Barth

Blount was a revelation in Week 8, but the Falcons are a strong defense against the run and Williams splits time with the rookie. Only the Browns and Jets have allowed fewer rushing TDs to RBs than the Flacons. Freeman could be a nice play if the Bucs fall behind, but the way they are playing you have to expect a low-scoring game going in. Freeman is outside the top 12 useful QB options this week regardless.

Falcons
RB Jason Snelling, WR Brian Finneran, WR Harry Douglas

Remember when Snelling was a fantasy darling? Well, even a favorable matchup against the bend-but-rarely-breaks Bucs no longer looks like a good week to use him. He has hardly worth owning, along with the WRs Jenkins has jumped ahead of on the depth chart since his Week 7 return from injury.

INJURY WATCH
Buccaneers
RB Earnest Graham (hamstring), WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) -- They shouldn't be used in any leagues.

Falcons
RB Ovie Mughelli (hamstring) -- Ignore him.

 
Chicago at Buffalo
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Bears
RB Matt Forte, D/ST, QB Jay Cutler, K Robbie Gould, TE Greg Olsen, WR Johnny Knox

The Bears have struggled on the offensive line, which has made Cutler a sitting duck and error prone after a decent start to the season. Coming off a bye week, some of the protection issues should be covered a bit better and the running game could be a big factor against a Bills team that let Jamal Charles go off last week. The Bills are dead last in fantasy vs. RBs. Forte is worthy of activating, Cutler should perform like a top 12 QB and the defense should be a nice play against a Bills offense that was hot before being held in check more last week as well.

Bills
WR Lee Evans

The Bills play at QB still isn't consistent, but Evans has been much better since the change. Consider him a viable starter in three-WR and/or PPR formats. Although the Bears are top five in fantasy against WRs, Evans still is their go-to man.

SIT
Bears
WR Devin Hester, WR Earl Bennett, WR Devin Aromashodu, RB Chester Taylor

Hester's involvement in the offense has dropped steadily and the struggles of Cutler make the secondary targets risky plays, even against the Bills defense -- which has been poor, save for a decent effort vs. the pass at Kansas City last Sunday.

Bills
RB Fred Jackson, RB C.J. Spiller, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Steve Johnson, WR Roscoe Parrish, TE David Martin, K Rian Lindell, D/ST

Julius Peppers and the Bears looked capable of being a top five fantasy D/ST in the early going, but the struggles of the offense -- particularly in the area of sacks and turnovers -- have undermined this unit. The Bills should be far less capable of hurting them on either side of the ball. Only start your Bills out of necessity at this point. What was supposed to be a good running team just hasn't been because of bad line play, just like the Bears. And Fitzpatrick was able to carve up the Ravens defense, but the Bears are a top three unit in fantasy vs. QBs and it doesn't figure to happen twice.

INJURY WATCH
Bears
None.

Bills
WR Donald Jones -- He isn't useful in fantasy anyway.

 
Miami at Baltimore
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Dolphins
WR Brandon Marshall, WR Davone Bess

The Bills exposed the Ravens' defense a little a few weeks ago, pushing them into the bottom half of fantasy against WRs. While we wouldn't like the RBs against the Ravens' front seven, Marshall and Bess seem to be intriguing plays. The Dolphins have played great on the road at 4-0, but we still see the rested Ravens building a lead Miami will have to throw its way back from.

Ravens
RB Ray Rice, WR Anquan Boldin, QB Joe Flacco, K Billy Cundiff, WR Derrick Mason, D/ST, TE Todd Heap

These plays are mostly too good to sit. Heap is the wild card. He has had his moments, and his share of bumps and bruises, but he is back healthy and the Dolphins have notoriously struggled against TEs. They are actually pretty decent of late against them, but the longer term trend makes Heap a nice sleeper in this matchup.

SIT
Dolphins
RB Ronnie Brown, RB Ricky Williams, QB Chad Henne, TE Anthony Fasano, D/ST, K Dan Carpenter, WR Brian Hartline

Don't expect the Dolphins' running game to hit its stride this week either. The Ravens have been abused at times, but it has been more by exception than rule.

Ravens
RB Willis McGahee, WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh, RB LeRon McClain

The Dolphins are just one notch behind the Ravens against RBs in fantasy, so you should sit the secondary ball carriers. Also, Housh has been mostly trash this season, so let him post a series of solid games before you consider him a true help to your team at this point in his career.

INJURY WATCH
Dolphins
None.

Ravens
WR Donte' Stallworth (foot) -- He is back but way too far down the depth chart.

 
New York Jets at Detroit
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Jets
D/ST, RB Ladainian Tomlinson, RB Shonn Greene, QB Mark Sanchez, TE Dustin Keller, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Braylon Edwards, K Nick Folk

The Jets are coming off a shutout at home, so there will be hell to pay in Detroit against a defense that is far more forgiving than that of the Packers. Sanchez should get back on track in the passing game with Holmes and Edwards, while both RBs are good plays. The Lions are second-worst against RBs and bottom 10 against QBs in fantasy. Greene is finally a nice play again, a point of frustration for the owners that figured he would be the primary back. There should be ample grind-out time for him this go around.

Lions
WR Calvin Johnson

You wouldn't sit this guy against anyone when he is healthy, which he appears to be again. The good news is you can expect the Jets to get up big and force some garbage-time points out of Megatron like last Sunday.

SIT
Jets
WR Jerricho Cotchery

He is clearly a long, long way removed from fantasy viability.

Lions
QB Matthew Stafford, RB Jahvid Best, RB Kevin Smith, K John Hanson, D/ST, WR Nate Burleson, WR Bryant Johnson, TE Tony Scheffler

It is the Jets defense. Avoid it like the plague, especially coming off a loss. Stafford was a world-beater last Sunday but he should get some harsh reality rushed his way this week. Best hasn't been a productive play in a long time now.

INJURY WATCH
Jets
None.

Lions
TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) -- He should sit with the injury and tough matchup.

 
New York Giants at Seattle
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 4:05 p.m. EST
 
START
Giants
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Steve Smith, QB Eli Manning, D/ST, WR Mario Manningham, RB Brandon Jacobs, K Lawrence Tynes

The Seahawks are one of the best home teams because of the crowd noise, but the Giants are hot and coming off a bye, so they should be able to handle the conditions. Rainy weather could make the turnover prone Eli and Bradshaw a bit dicey, though. The D/ST should have a great time against a fill-in QB and Jacobs and Manningham are bit players who have been hot and don't figure to slow down this week.

Seahawks
RB Justin Forsett

The third-down back is the one we found viable with a backup QB having to start against the sack-fumble-happy Giants. Forsett might not get the yardage against the Giants effective run defense, but he can be the safety valve for the QB facing constant pressure.

SIT
Giants
TE Kevin Boss, RB Danny Ware

The Seahawks are a top five team in fantasy against TEs and Boss really hasn't found many chances with the Giants' trio of receivers all going well with Manning. The Giants will need a No. 3 RB eventually, but coming of a bye is not a week to hope for some time for Ware.

Seahawks
RB Marshawn Lynch, K Olindo Mare, D/ST, WR Mike Williams, TE John Carlson, WR Deon Butler, RB Leon Washington, WR Golden Tate, QB Charlie Whitehurst

Lynch laid an egg last week and you should expect another disappointing effort against a Giants defense that is third-best in fantasy against RBs. Figure Forsett will be the more productive option in the passing game. Williams and Tate are banged up and tough plays. Mare is a consistent kicker, but it doesn't look promising for Whitehurst and the offense against this pressure-packed defense.

INJURY WATCH
Giants
None.

Seahawks
QB Matt Hasselbeck (head) -- The Seahawks have announced he won't be available to start.

 
Indianapolis at Philadelphia
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Colts

QB Peyton Manning, WR Reggie Wayne, K Adam Vinateri, WR Pierre Garcon, RB Donald Brown

The Colts' losses are Garcon's and Brown's gains. The fringe options take a larger role in Manning's offense with so many players on the injury report and at risk of not playing. Manning has made a career out of making careers out of bit parts.

Eagles
RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, QB Michael Vick, WR Jeremy Maclin, K David Akers

Vick returns to the starting role -- for as long as head coach Andy Reid feels like it. McCoy is healthy and should have some running room, while Jackson returns to fantasy lineups from a concussion. Maclin could be impacted negatively, but you shouldn't sit him.

SIT
D/ST, WR Blair White

The Eagles are rested and a potent offense that figures to make this a high-scoring affair. White just isn't intriguing enough, even amid the injuries, to consider unless out of desperation.

Eagles
TE Brent Celek, D/ST, QB Kevin Kolb, RB Jerome Harrison

The Colts are No. 1 in fantasy against TEs, so expect a poor week out of Celek, especially with Jackson and Maclin both active again. Kolb takes a seat for Vick and Harrison has had time to finally learn the Eagles complex West Coast offense, but he hasn't gotten enough touches yet to project as useful.

INJURY WATCH
Colts
RB Joseph Addai (neck), WR Austin Collie (hand), WR Anthony Gonzalez (knee), RB Mike Hart (ankle) -- These guys all look like risks to use at this point. Sit them.

Eagles
None.h.

 
Kansas City at Oakland
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Chiefs
RB Jamaal Charles, RB Thomas Jones, D/ST, WR Dewayne Bowe, K Ryan Succop

The Raiders improved their position against RBs last Sunday, but they remain a bottom-10 team against them. Charles and Jones both have to remain active in all formats. This is a huge game for both teams and it should be played very close to the vest and feature a lot of running. Bowe has been hot lately, so we really don't see him sitting for you, unless you have really good alternatives.

Raiders
RB Darren McFadden, K Sabastian Janikowski, RB Michael Bush

McFadden has become a star, finally. Keep him active against against a sturdy Chiefs defense. Janikowski is a fairly productive kicker, no matter the QB, because the running game does so much damage between the 20s. Bush is even a viable play as the second RB for the Raiders because the Chiefs are in the bottom half of fantasy in RB points against.

SIT
Chiefs
TE Tony Moeaki, QB Matt Cassell, WR Chris Chambers

Cassell has had his moments this season, but he is not a great play because the Raiders are in the top third in the league against QBs and fourth-best against WRs.

Raiders
D/ST, QB Jason Campbell

The Raiders defense has been great of late, but a thing about the Chiefs is they don't make many mistakes to allow a lot of fantasy scoring against them. In fact, they have allowed the fewest fantasy points to D/STs to date. We are not sure who the QB will be, but we know you shouldn't be using him whoever it is. The Raiders are so banged up with their targets right now.

INJURY WATCH
Chiefs
WR/RB Dexter McCluster (ankle) -- You cannot use him.

Raiders
QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder), TE Zach Miller (foot), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), WR Louis Murphy (lung) -- The Raiders are a MASH unit. You cannot trust any of these guys to play, much less be useful in fantasy this week. If there was one to put in your lineup out of necessity, it would have to be Miller.

 
Dallas at Green Bay
Sunday, Nov. 7 :: 8:20 p.m. EST
 
START
Cowboys
WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, RB Marion Barber

These first two are options you have to stay tied to, while Barber is intriguing again having found the end zone last Sunday. The Packers have a stiff run defense that can slow the backs, but Barber is the goal-line horse. Also, Barber's running mate is banged up and might not play.

Packers
QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Greg Jennings, D/ST, K Mason Crosby, WR James Jones

The Cowboys have fallen to being one of the worst teams in fantasy against QBs. That is bad news against Rodgers, even if Donald Driver (quad) is out. The latter is a factor in considering Jones in deeper three-WR and/or PPR formats. The defense put its best effort in a shutout of the Jets, so this Cowboys matchup shouldn't scare you in the least.

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

Kitna didn't really make good on that late promise he showed against the Giants, but he gets a full week to prepare now. The Packers are a tough defense to crack, though. Kitna's best-case scenario is another blowout and garbage-time stats. Williams and Bryant need to show some consistency to be trusted at this point.

Packers
RB Brandon Jackson, RB John Kuhn, TE Donald Lee, WR Jordy Nelson

The Cowboys are obviously a lot better than their record, but they are specifically better against the run than they have shown. The Packers really aren't a running team anyway, so consider Jackson and Kuhn mediocre plays at best. Nelson is a bit more intriguing with Driver out, but he is merely a stopgap in the deepest of leagues.

INJURY WATCH
Cowboys
RB Felix Jones (ankle), QB Tony Romo (shoulder) -- Romo is out for the fantasy regular season, while Jones is limited with an ankle issue that makes him a difficult play this week in addition to the tough matchup.

Packers
WR Donald Driver (quad), TE Andrew Quarless (shoulder) -- Driver is out and Quarless is not useful.

 
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Monday, Nov. 7 :: 8:30 p.m. EST
 
START
Steelers
RB Rashard Mendenhall, D/ST, QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Hines Ward, WR Mike Wallace, K Jeff Reed, TE Heath Miller

The Steelers were unimpressive last Sunday but the Bengals haven't been that fearsome of a defense to warrant sitting any of the standard weapons. Big Ben should get back on track with another big game, especially with the revenge factor. The Bengals swept the season series last year, but the talent gap appears to be far wider in the other direction this season.

Bengals
WR Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, QB Carson Palmer

Palmer seems to be having more success with Owens than Ochocinco, who is banged up but probably won't be an option to sit. Keep these guys active even against this defense. It is prime time; that is where the divas should be at their best.

SIT
Steelers
WR Antwaan Randle El, RB Mewelde Moore, RB Isaac Redman

It doesn't look like this one will be a blowout, so the primary ballhandlers should be featured throughout and little will be left for these guys who are hardly worth owning in fantasy.

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

The important thing to take note of here is how clear of a sit the struggling Benson is. He just cannot get it going. Don't count on it happening against the No. 1 run defense in the NFL. The D/ST should have a long day keeping up with the Steelers weapons, too. They are a well-balanced team with Big Ben under center.

INJURY WATCH
Steelers
None.

Bengals
None.

Eric Mack writes the Start 'Em, Sit 'Em fantasy football column weekly for SI.com. You can mock him, rip him and (doubtful) praise him before asking him your personal lineup questions on Twitter @EricMackFantasy. Hit him up. He honestly has nothing better to do with his free time.
 

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