Greetings, Fools. It's that time again, and even better, it's the last week of byes. Make sure you've got your Packers, Saints, Raiders and Chargers on your bench.
Here's what we know so far...
Kerry Collins will get the first chance to pass to Randy Moss. Even if Vince Young is active, he won't be starting.
Troy Smith will start for the 49ers, if that matters to you.
Shaun Hill will start for the Lions in place of Matt Stafford. I think Hill is in for a big game against the terrible Bills defense.
All signs point to Ryan Torain playing Monday night, but he's still risky given the timing of the game. If you are banking on Torain, it would be best to hedge your bets with Keiland Williams. I don't expect Portis to be ready.
DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are out; Mike Goodson will start at RB, while Jimmy Clausen will start at QB for the Panthers. This could get very ugly, unless you own the Bucs defense.
Beanie Wells will be a game-time call; but as we saw last week, even if he plays, you can't expect much. He's a very risky (read: bad) starting option today.
Fred Taylor is out again, even though he was back at practice this week.
Contrary to previous reports, Sidney Rice will NOT be active today for the Vikings. This doesn't change my opinion that it is wise to pick him up now, and stow him away for the stretch run. But he won't get his warmup reps today.
Percy Harvin will be active.
The Giants' Steve Smith won't suit up against the Cowboys. Look for a big game from Mario Manningham in his place.
Rams WR Danario Alexander is OUT today.
Owen Daniels will NOT play today vs. the Jags. That means backup TE Joel Dreessen will draw the excellent matchup.
I'll be watching the inactive reports as they are released over the next hour. Make sure you're getting my tweets (@ladd_biro) so you don't get any unexpected, nasty surprises.
Good luck to all Fools!