Greetings, Fools, from outside Detroit. Arrived late last night at friends' home after a Griswold family vacation-style trip from Dallas. We got suckered into stopping at "The World's Largest Gift Shop," but somehow managed to avoid "The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Store," "The World's Largest Rocking Chair," and, of course, the world famous Vacuum Museum.
OK, enough about me. Let's get to the news of the day...
Addai and Hart OUT again for the Colts. Looks like more of the frustrating Donald Brown/Javarris James show. And no, I don't like either.
Brian St. Pierre will be the Panthers' starting QB today. Good luck to you Steve Smith owners... Mike Goodson will be the starting RB again.
Kevin Smith has landed on injured reserve for the second straight year. If only Jahvid Best would get back to 100%. Maurice Morris will be his new backup.
Clinton Portis is in, Ryan Torain out, and Keiland Williams possibly lost in the mix. I personally find it hard to believe that Portis will get a full load, so Williams still has a chance to produce. But he's no longer the great start that I thought he'd be when both Portis and Torain appeared unlikely to play.
Ryan Mathews is doubtful for Monday night, but he's a bad bet anyway given his recent performances. Antonio Gates and Eddie Royal are officially listed as questionable for the game. Malcolm Floyd should be a safe start, but Legedu Naanee may not play.
CJ Spiller, Owen Daniels, Kenny Britt and Josh Cribbs are inactive.
The Vikings have activated Sidney Rice off of PUP, as expected. Don't start him today, but he's worth picking up for the stretch run if he's still out there. He could quickly reclaim his role as Favre's favorite target.
Hines Ward has recovered from his concussion and will start today vs. the Raiders.
Don't forget to check the status of your kicker (they're dropping like flies). Rob Bironas has been limited in practice this week, but appears safe to start. That said, nothing's official until it's official.
I'll be sending out inactives via Twitter (@ladd_biro) soon. Be sure to stay on top of the late-breaking news.
Good luck, Fools!