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November 23, 2009
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November 23, 2009

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Who's up, who's down

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Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers

Stewart has rebounded from an unproductive start to score six touchdowns over the last six games. Even though DeAngelo Williams remains Carolina's starter, Stewart's surge and the Panthers' commitment to the run mean that he once again merits high-end flex status.

Justin Forsett, RB, Seahawks

In the past two weeks he has leaped from third running back on the depth chart to Seattle's most effective rusher (123 yards and a TD last Sunday in Arizona). With Julius Jones suffering a rib injury in the game, Forsett could become the Seahawks' primary ballcarrier.

Bernard Scott, RB, Bengals

The rookie was pressed into service on Sunday when Cedric Benson strained a hip against the Steelers. Scott's ground gains (13 rushes, 33 yards) weren't impressive, but should Benson remain sidelined, Scott will be a fine spot starter next week against Oakland.

Brandon Gibson, WR, Rams

Acquired from the Eagles in October, the rookie sixth-round pick caught seven passes for 93 yards last week—the most grabs in a game by any St. Louis wideout since November 2008. On an offense starved for playmakers, Gibson should continue to be targeted.

Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers

You may be tempted to pick up the rookie, who has 401 yards and four TDs in his first two NFL starts. But nearly all of Tampa Bay's remaining opponents are brutal on passers, so it's best to leave Freeman on waivers. Keep his talents in mind in 2010 when drafting a backup.

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