Greetings, Fools. Just returned from a weeklong trip to Michigan and Indiana late last night, so I'm catching up fast. Here's what I've got for you so far on this fine Sunday morning.
CJ Spiller is inactive for the Bills.
Brandon Marshall is out for the Dolphins. Chad Henne may or may not be ready to return. Look for lots of targets to Davone Bess if he does. If Thigpen is at the controls, all bets are off.
Look for a big game from Sidney Rice today. Berrian is out, and Rice got off to a fine start last week with loads of targets.
You know Nicks and Steve Smith are out for the Giants. Manningham and Derek Hagan will be your starting wideouts. Both should be good starts, but expect more from the running game. Jacobs is the new, old starter, but Bradshaw should still see plenty of carries (as long as he doesn't put the ball on the ground again). Jacksonville's defense stinks across the board, so everyone could potentially put up big numbers.
In something of a surprise, Mike Sims-Walker is active and will play today. That said, I don't expect much from him against the Giants. He's still not 100% recovered from his high ankle sprain.
MJD is active and will play.
Ryan Torain is inactive and Clinton Portis is on IR. Look for another solid (if not spectacular) game from Keiland Williams. The Vikings' run D isn't what it used to be, so don't hesitate to start the rookie if he's your best option.
Jonathan Stewart is active and will probably split carries with new starter, Mike Goodson. Against the Browns' solid defense, I don't expect much from either back.
Addai and Hart will be out again for tonight's game. Look for more from Donald Brown, and vultured TD plunges by Javarris James.
Forget Ryan Mathews again. It's all about Mike Tolbert now.
Jake Delhomme will start at QB for the Browns while Colt McCoy (out) nurses a sprained ankle. Don't even think about it.
Lots of questions out there about whether or not to start Vincent Jackson today. The answer is YES. Philip Rivers has made stars of Malcom Floyd, Patrick Crayton, Randy McMichael and Seyi Ajirotutu. You think he can't figure out how to reconnect with VJax after three weeks of practice?
Owen Daniels is out again. Joel Dreessen will be the #2 target for Matt Schaub again today.
Plenty of intrigue surrounding the Raiders' starting QB situation today. Will it be Gradkowski or Campbell? Surely you don't really care, right? The only Raider worth starting today is Run DMC (McFadden).
OK, it's off to the tweets. Make sure you're following me @ladd_biro.
Good luck, Fools!