Posted: Friday October 29, 2010 12:00PM ; Updated: Friday October 29, 2010 1:42PM
Eric Mack
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NFL Week 8: Start 'Em and Sit 'Em

NFL Week 8: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em
Top bye-week players you need replacements for:

Giants -- RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Steve Smith, QB Eli Manning, D/ST, WR Mario Manningham, RB Brandon Jacobs, K Lawrence Tynes

Eagles -- RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Jeremy Maclin, QB Kevin Kolb, QB Michael Vick, TE Brent Celek, K David Akers, D/ST

Ravens -- RB Ray Rice, WR Anquan Boldin, QB Joe Flacco, K Billy Cundiff, D/ST

Bears -- RB Matt Forte, D/ST, QB Jay Cutler, K Robbie Gould

Browns -- RB Peyton Hillis, TE Ben Watson

Falcons -- QB Matt Ryan, RB Michael Turner, WR Roddy White, TE Tony Gonzalez
 
Buffalo at Kansas City
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Bills
WR Lee Evans

Evans has come to life after the QB change and figures to remain a focal point of an offense that will frequently be playing from behind.

Chiefs
RB Jamaal Charles, RB Thomas Jones, D/ST, WR Dwayne Bowe, TE Tony Moeaki, QB Matt Cassell

The Bills defense is generous against all positions, especially against RBs and TEs. They are worst against TEs and third-worst against RBs, projecting a huge day for Charles, Jones and Moeaki. Cassell and Bowe have been hot, too, so there is little reason to not take advantage of them and the Bills defense.

SIT
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

The Chiefs are a lot better defense than they showed against the Texans, especially at home. Fitzpatrick went nuts against the Ravens, but this one should be played a lot closer to the vest. Spiller should break through eventually, but he and Jackson remain risky plays in most leagues because the Bills' offensive line is so suspect.

Chiefs
WR Chris Chambers, K Ryan Succop

Chambers is coming back from a dislocated finger, but he isn't expected to be a significant part of the attack. Succop hasn't scored consistently enough to be a viable starter in standard formats, even with all those top kickers on bye.

INJURY WATCH
Bills
None.

Chiefs
WR/RB Dexter McCluster (leg) -- He is explosive, but he doesn't get enough touches even if he does play.

 
Carolina at St. Louis
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Panthers
RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Steve Smith

Only the Jets, Titans and Browns (surprisingly) have allowed fewer rushing TDs to RBs in fantasy, but you should like Stewart as a sleeper because he is ready to break out. It certainly helps DeAngelo Williams is banged up and hasn't done anything in fantasy to date. Smith should have a much better day after returning from injury last week. He is certainly due and worth a start, particularly if you have some of those WRs on bye.

Rams
RB Stephen Jackson, D/ST, RB Kenneth Darby

Jackson should play despite surgery on a broken finger and have another productive day against a Panthers defense that is bottom 10 against RBs in fantasy. You should not expect that finger issue to keep him out. Even if Jackson plays, there should be some time for Darby to post some numbers if you need an option in deeper leagues. The Rams defense has been a bit of a surprise and it should be used this week against a Panthers team that is fifth-worst in fantasy against D/STs.

SIT
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 Rams are especially strong against TEs and the Panthers TEs are terrible. Moore was able to move the ball better through the air, but he should have a tougher time against a surprisingly effective Rams defense. It is tough to trust any of these fringe Panthers options, regardless of the matchup and this isn't a great one.

Rams
QB Sam Bradford, WR Danny Amendola, K Josh Brown, TE Daniel Fells, WR Brandon Gibson, WR Laurent Robinson, WR Marty Gilyard

The Panthers are third-best in fantasy against WRs and fifth-best against QBs, even if it is because they are usually dealing with a team grinding out the clock. It is what the Rams do. Don't use the Rams' shaky offensive options.

INJURY WATCH
Panthers
RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) -- He has been terrible anyway. Sit him.

Rams
WR Danario Alexander (knee) -- He isn't a sit because of injury as much as he just isn't a real part of the offense, despite his Week 6 surprise.

 
Denver at San Francisco
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
At Wembley Stadium in London
 
START
Broncos
QB Kyle Orton, WR Brandon Lloyd, WR Eddie Royal

The 49ers defense should have played well by now, but there is little reason to expect them to shut down what had been a productive Broncos passing game. Royal has had another week for his groin to heal and Lloyd won't stay down like he was last Sunday.

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

The Broncos were torched on the ground against the Raiders last Sunday and the struggling 49ers offense needs to establish its No. 1 weapon, Gore, this week. Crabtree and Davis are a bit riskier with the No. 3 QB starting, but they are good enough threats to stay active in most formats.

SIT
Broncos
Knowshon Moreno, D/ST, TE Daniel Graham, RB Correll Buckhalter, Laurence Maroney, WR Jabar Gaffney, K Matt Prater

Moreno is still having issues with his hamstring and his backups haven't really done enough to become candidates to fill in. The defense will get a sketchy QB to pin its ears back against, but the Broncos were so bad against the Raiders' ground game last Sunday, you cannot expect them to stop Gore, or even slow him.

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

The offense is handed over to Smith and the defense has been a huge disappointment. If they couldn't beat the lowly Panthers last Sunday, there is little reason to expect them to slow an angry and much more talented Broncos team.

INJURY WATCH
Broncos
WR Demaryius Thomas (thumb) -- He wouldn't be a useful start even if he had all 10 digits operational.

49ers
QB Alex Smith (shoulder) -- He is out and might have given away regardless.

 
Washington at Detroit
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Redskins
RB Ryan Torain, WR Santana Moss, TE Chris Cooley QB Donovan McNabb

The Lions defense is the worst in fantasy against RBs, which makes Torain a strong play again. They are also in the bottom half against QBs and WRs. Cooley is a steady starter after getting over his concussion symptoms. It should be a productive day for the offense, especially if this one becomes a shootout.

Lions
WR Calvin Johnson, RB Jahvid Best, QB Matthew Stafford, K John Hanson

The Redskins are fourth-worst in fantasy against QBs and WRs, which should make Stafford's return a productive day for himself and Johnson. Best has slowed considerably after a quick start, but he should be able to get back on track at home against a Redskins defense that is middle of the pack against RBs. Hanson went into the bye week on a three-game roll and only two teams have allowed more FG attempts than the Redskins, making him a nice bye-week fill-in.

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

The health of Cooley has negated Davis' value, while Gono and the D/ST don't figure to be especially productive options in a game that figures to feature plenty of TDs. Williams is a nice sleeper, because of how poor the Lions are against RBs, but he still has warranted even being owned yet.

Lions
TE Brandon Pettigrew, TE Tony Scheffler, RB Kevin Smith, D/ST, WR Nate Burleson, WR Bryant Johnson

The TEs were productive with the backup QBs playing, but the return of Stafford makes their prospects a bit more tenuous. If you are sure about Stafford making a big return, or even the Redskins building a lead, you could consider Burleson a viable option in deeper formats.

INJURY WATCH
Redskins
RB Clinton Portis (groin) -- He will remain out.

Lions
QB Shaun Hill (arm) -- He is out with a broken arm and would have given way to Stafford anyway.

 
Green Bay at New York Jets
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Packers
QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Greg Jennings, K Mason Crosby

Crosby should bounce back, even if the Jets are No. 1 in fantasy against Ks. The Packers will score points and you should expect it be the way of FGs more often than TDs. Rodgers and Jennings are not great starts, especially with Darrell Revis back, but they remain too good to sit in any matchup.

Jets
D/ST, RB Ladainian Tomlinson, QB Mark Sanchez, TE Dustin Keller, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Braylon Edwards, K Nick Folk

The Packers have a good run defense, but Tomlinson remains too much of the offense to sit him even in an unfavorable matchup. Sanchez, Keller, Holmes and Edwards should get back in your lineup after the bye, too.

SIT
Packers
D/ST, RB Brandon Jackson, RB John Kuhn, WR James Jones, TE Andrew Quarless, TE Donald Lee

The Jets are the absolute best in fantasy against RBs and the Packers really haven't developed a steady running game anyway. Sit Jackson and Kukn, without question. The secondary targets might be more involved than usual, especially if Donald Driver remains banged up, but they are not trustworthy options. A usually solid Packers D/ST faces a Jets team that is No. 2 in fantasy in D/ST points allowed.

Jets
RB Shonn Greene, WR Jerricho Cotchery

We wouldn't sit L.T. against the Packers, but Greene has to. He just don't have the juice in the passing game and there won't be the garbage time yardage that makes Greene a viable starter as a backup RB. Cotchery became a lost cause even before Holmes returned from suspension.

INJURY WATCH
Packers
WR Donald Driver (quadriceps) -- His declining production and bad matchup make him a bad start even if he plays.

Jets
None.

 
Miami at Cincinnati
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Dolphins
WR Brandon Marshall, RB Ronnie Brown, RB Ricky Williams, K Dan Carpenter, WR Davone Bess

The Dolphins running game finally gets a matchup it can exploit. They have played some of the toughest run defenses to date, namely the Steelers, Jets, Vikings and Packers. The Bengals are in the bottom half against RBs in fantasy, so Brown and Williams are decent options. The kicker has been great in recent weeks, making him a nice pick-up, along with hot possession receiver Bess.

Bengals
RB Cedric Benson, WR Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, QB Carson Palmer, TE Jermaine Gresham, K Mike Nugent

The Bengals have played catch-up in recent weeks, but Benson and Palmer will get their chance to play in a game that figures to be much closer throughout. The Dolphins have a pretty good run defense, but not one strong enough to warrant sitting Benson, while Palmer has worked well with Owens. Ochocinco has been a bit banged up but the week you sit him will be the week you regret it. Gresham should kick a cold spell with a score against a defense still notorious bad against TEs.

SIT
Dolphins
QB Chad Henne, TE Anthony Fasano, D/ST, WR Brian Hartline

The Bengals have been good enough on offense lately to keep you from using the Dolphins defense unless out of necessity. Henne has targets but he lacks the consistency you need in fantasy, while Fasano and Hartline are hardly worth owning right now.

Bengals
D/ST, RB Bernard Scott

The Dolphins don't make enough mistakes on offense to make the Bengals defense a good play and the special teams are a lot better since the Pats debacle. Benson hasn't gotten going yet, so neither has Scott.

INJURY WATCH
Dolphins
RB Lousaka Polite (knee) -- He does nothing for fantasy owners outside of blocking for Brown and Williams. His injury could open up the running game with some two-back sets with Brown playing with Williams.

Bengals
RB Brian Leonard (thigh) -- He could play, but not enough to impact fantasy.

 
Jacksonville at Dallas
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 1 p.m. EST
 
START
Jaguars
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, K Josh Scobee

Only six teams have given up more points to kickers than the Cowboys. MJD should continue the tough run the Cowboys defense has had against top RBs.

Cowboys
WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, RB Felix Jones, QB Jon Kitna, WR Dez Bryant
The Jaguars are worst in fantasy against WRs, second-worst against QBs and in the bottom 10 against RBs. That makes the new starter Kitna an ideal stopgap replacement for bye-week starters and Romo owners. Kitna started rusty, but he really came on late last Monday and he has strong weapons to use. For the RBs, go with Jones now. He has taken over the bulk of the running duties and could be ready to take off. This is the matchup his owners have been waiting for.

SIT
Jaguars
TE Marcedes Lewis, D/ST, WR Mike Thomas, WR Mike Sims-Walker, RB Rashad Jennings

Lewis has cooled after a hot start and now gets a Cowboys' defense that is fourth-best in fantasy against TEs. They have allowed a league-low 17 receptions to TEs. The WRs are tough plays because the Cowboys had played pretty well against QBs before getting shredded against the Giants. Only the Panthers, Bucs and Chargers have allowed fewer passing yards.

Cowboys
RB Marion Barber, WR Roy Williams, D/ST, K David Buehler, RB Tashard Choice

The Jags are suspect, but Barber is, too, perhaps even losing the primary rushing role to Jones now. Williams didn't catch a pass Monday night and is more of a red-zone target than a real PPR guy. Figure he gets held out of the end zone this week, even if Kitna finally finds him. The Cowboys have struggled stopping the run -- even if they have faced the top four rushers in the NFL to date -- MJD is no slouch either and makes the D/ST a tough play even if it looks like a decent matchup.

INJURY WATCH
Jaguars
QB David Garrard (concussion) -- He will play, but the Cowboys are a lot better against the pass than they showed against the Giants last Monday.

Cowboys
QB Tony Romo (shoulder) -- He is out until around Week 15, perhaps even the season.

 
Tennessee at San Diego
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 4:05 p.m. EST
 
START
Titans
RB Chris Johnson, K Rob Bironas, WR Kenny Britt, D/ST, TE Bo Scaife

The Titans boast the No. 1 fantasy D/ST in most scoring systems and the Chargers have allowed the most D/ST points as well. That makes the Titans a must-start. Also, the Chargers are bottom five against TEs, which makes Scaife a nice sleeper play or bye-week replacement.

Chargers
QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates, WR Patrick Crayton, WR Buster Davis

The Titans are middle of the pack against QBs and WRs -- and, even though they are top five against TEs -- you won't sit Gates. He isn't that hurt. Crayton and Davis are the WR targets with the primary WR out right now, too.

SIT
Titans
QB Vince Young, Kerry Collins, RB Javon Ringer, WR Nate Washington, WR Justin Gage

The Chargers are No. 1 in fantasy against QBs, so no matter who starts for the Titans won't be worth using. Nor will the secondary runners or receivers.

Chargers
RB Ryan Mathews, RB Mike Tolbert, D/ST, RB Darren Sproles, WR Legedu Naanee, K Kris Brown

The Titans are No. 4 in fantasy vs. RBs, so everyone in the running game sits, along with the shaky third WR and fill-in kicker.

INJURY WATCH
Titans
QB Vince Young (concussion) -- He figures to play, but the Chargers are strong against QBs. Sit him.

Chargers
WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring), K Nate Kaeding (groin) -- You have to sit them at least a few weeks more.

 
Tampa Bay at Arizona
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Buccaneers
RB Cadillac Williams, WR Mike Williams, TE Kellen Winslow, RB LeGarrette Blount

Williams, the RB, gets the fifth-worst team in fantasy vs. RBs, which also makes the emerging Blount a viable sleeper as a flex in deeper formats. When the ball-control Bucs do pass, it will be to the WR Williams and TE Winslow -- as usual. Mike Williams was targeted 11 times last week and has emerged as a solid start despite being a rookie WR. Winslow hasn't been great yet, but the Cardinals are fourth-worst in fantasy vs. TEs.

Cardinals
WR Larry Fitzgerald, RB Beanie Wells

Wells should finally take off for fantasy owners this week. The Cardinals are a running team and the Bucs are in the bottom 10 against RBs to date. It said here last week to trade Fizgerald. If you haven't, or you bought low, you can start him, but there is little to get excited about with the QB he has to work with.

SIT
Buccaneers
QB Josh Freeman, D/ST, WR Sammie Stroughter, WR Michael Spurlock, WR Arrelious Benn, K Conner Barth

None of these should be a surprise. Freeman has been pretty consistent, but he is still outside of the top 12-14 QBs in fantasy. If you want a safe play, he is it, but he comes with a limited ceiling. Barth had a great Week 7, but there still are other more promising options at the position.

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

Hightower could be a sleeper in deeper formats, but Wells has taken the primary rushing duties from him. Also, Breaston is playing hurt still and the QB has yet to establish himself as a reliable distributor.

INJURY WATCH
Buccaneers
RB Earnest Graham (hamstring) -- Blount's emergence makes him relatively useless right now anyway. Sit him.

Cardinals
QB Max Hall (concussion) -- He will play but he shouldn't be used in fantasy.

 
Minnesota at New England
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Vikings

RB Adrian Peterson, WR Randy Moss, WR Percy Harvin, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, K Ryan Longwell

The Patriots have been beaten by TEs, and Shiancoe should be an important part of a more limited game plan with the QB issue looming. Longwell is a nice play, too, because there figures to be more FGs and less TDs. The WRs should remain active, especially since the Pats are in the bottom 10 against them in fantasy. You have to figure Moss is plenty motivated to get some scores on the board against his former team that gave up on him.

Patriots
QB Tom Brady, WR Wes Welker, K Stephen Gostkowski, D/ST

Brady and Welker just haven't gotten it going post-Moss, but if there is any matchup to get it going, it has to be against Moss himself. The Vikes have been a disappointment defensively, but the Pats offense has been equally underwhelming of late. The Vikings have been one of the best teams to play D/STs against and the Pats have been productive as a fantasy unit, even if they aren't true stoppers.

SIT
Vikings
D/ST, QB Tavaris Jackson, WR Bernard Berrian, WR Greg Camarillo, WR Greg Lewis, RB Toby Gerhart

You cannot trust Jackson, if he plays. The noteworthy sit is the D/ST, which was expected to be a top unit and every-week play this season. The Pats offense isn't as scary as it used to be, but the Vikings are among the worst scoring units in fantasy and the Patriots are among the stingiest against them.

Patriots
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, TE Aaron Hernandez, WR Deion Branch, TE Rob Gronkowski, RB Danny Woodhead, WR Brandon Tate, RB Sammy Morris

The RBs face a great front seven and the TEs should sit because the Vikings have been a top-10 unit against them thus far. Branch cooled considerably last week and is more of a fall-back WR option in deeper formats or PPR leagues.

INJURY WATCH
Vikings
QB Brett Favre (ankle) -- Even if he tries to play, you should be keeping him on the bench. He hasn't played well enough.

Patriots
RB Fred Taylor (toe), WR Julian Edelman (concussion) -- They remain in the trainer's room, so don't use them. They still could be important pieces down the stretch, though.

 
Seattle at Oakland
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 4:15 p.m. EST
 
START
Seahawks
RB Marshawn Lynch, RB Justin Forsett, WR Mike Williams

The Raiders are coming off a huge road win, but the run-heavy Seahawks matchup much better against them. Lynch and Forsett are both good plays against the Raiders, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to RBs to date. Only the Broncos, the ones the Raiders torched themselves, are worst. Nnamdi Asomugha could be used to neutralize Williams, but Seattle's go-to WR has just been too good to sit right now.

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

Run DMC has arrived. The Seahawks are solid against the run, but you cannot dare sit the breakthrough RB right now. The Seahawks have been pretty good vs. TEs, but Miller has become the Raiders' top target in the passing game, no matter who plays QB.

SIT
Seahawks
QB Matt Hasselbeck, K Olindo Mare, D/ST, TE John Carlson WR Deon Butler, WR Golden Tate

The Raiders crushed a hot Broncos passing game, so it is hard to see Hasselbeck having a good day. That makes Mare likely to come down from a Week 7 high as well. Carlson has been providing very little and the secondary WRs only come into play if Asomugha indeed locks up on Williams all day. Even then, they aren't good enough to trust in most formats.

Raiders
RB Michael Bush, D/ST, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, QB Jason Campbell, QB Bruce Gradkowski, QB Kyle Boller, WR Chaz Schilens

Bush's primary rushing role apparently is over with the breakout of Run DMC and the QB position for the Raiders is a mess to avoid right now. Heyward-Bey is a bust and not worth considering even though Louis Murphy is out.

INJURY WATCH
Seahawks
WR Brandon Stokley (oblique) -- There is no good reason to use him.

Raiders
WR Louis Murphy (chest) -- He is out a few weeks.

 
Pittsburgh at New Orleans
Sunday, Oct. 31 :: 8:20 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 Saints are No. 1 against WRs in fantasy, but we wouldn't sit Ward and Wallace with Big Ben taking charge now. They can beat anyone and this game might be more wide open than most Steelers tilts. The Saints are one offense than can play up-tempo against them. Miller was quiet against the Dolphins last Sunday, but the Saints are a bottom-10 team against TEs, making Miller a decent sleeper this week.

Saints
QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston

The Steelers are great all around on defense, but there is little reason to sit this combo right now. They finally took off last week. Colston is causes matchup problems and is the most physical of the Saints WRs, which is necessary against that tough defense.

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

You have to reach a little to find a Steelers offensive player you won't consider right now. These guys are better in weeks where the Steelers blow a team out. That won't happen on the road against the defending champions.

Saints
RB Chris Ivory, WR Lance Moore, WR Robert Meachem, K Garrett Hartley, D/ST, WR Devery Henderson, TE Jeremy Shockey, RB Ladell Betts, RB Julius Jones

The Steelers on the schedule might as well be a bye for your RBs that are scheduled to face them. Ivory couldn't duplicate his Week 6 success anyway and could be handing duties back over to Bush next week. The WRs are a crapshoot every week and the Steelers aren't a good matchup to try to exploit with them as fringe options week to week.

INJURY WATCH
Steelers
None.

Saints
RB Reggie Bush (leg), RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) -- They are getting healthier, but they will remain out. It is a good week for RBs to miss.

 
Houston at Indianapolis
Monday, Nov. 1 :: 8:30 p.m. EST
 
START
Texans
WR Andre Johnson, RB Arian Foster, QB Matt Schaub

Foster was a monster in the season opener against Indy, so he and the primary offensive threats have to remain active. We have a feeling this game is going to be another shootout, but Johnson is the only receiver you should really put any faith into.

Colts
QB Peyton Manning, WR Reggie Wayne, K Adam Vinateri WR Pierre Garcon, WR Blair White

Indy has revenge on its mind for a season-opening loss in Houston. The Colts match up very well against the Texans secondary, arguably the worst in the NFL. It should be a huge day for Wayne and Garcon and even White should be solid plays in any format. The Texans have made seasons for the WRs they have faced.

SIT
Texans
TE Owen Daniels, K Neil Rackers, RB Derrick Ward, RB Steve Slaton, D/ST, WR Kevin Walter, WR Jacoby Jones

Daniel is the sit of note here. The Colts are No. 1 in fantasy against TEs and Daniels hasn't been great this season. He should take a step back after a season-best Week 6 before the bye. The defense has major issues against the pass and that poses a serious problem against Manning seeking revenge at home. K Rackers hasn't been as effective among the top 12 at his position and he could be kicking PATs as they play catch-up this week.

Colts
D/ST, RB Donald Brown, RB Mike Hart

The defense is going to try to stop the run better and it could, but you need to be desperate to trust this unit against one of the best running games in fantasy. The Colts could try to establish the run themselves, but their RB situation is a mess. The starter could be out, Brown might be limited (if he even plays) and Hart is hardly a trustworthy option.

INJURY WATCH
Texans
None.

Colts
RB Joseph Addai (shoulder), WR Austin Collie (hand), WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) -- Addai and Gonzalez could play, perhaps, but they cannot be trusted in fantasy. Collie is out a few weeks.

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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