Good morning, Fools. And to my son, and others, in Boulder, I hope you're safe and dry! (And studying hard...)
In case you missed it earlier this week, Vick Ballard blew out his knee and was placed on IR. Donald Brown will backup Ahmad Bradshaw in the Colts' backfield.
Surely you weren't counting on him, but Shonn Greene is not expected to suit up for the Titans. Though it wasn't Greene, but rather Jackie Battle, that poached the short TD run from Chris Johnson last week. Johnson's owners hope that doesn't continue.
Le'Veon Bell and Heath Miller have already been ruled out by the Steelers for Week 2.
Larry Fitzgerald tweaked his hammy in practice Wednesday and will be a game-time decision. Since the Cards don't play till the later games, you may have to make a tough call ahead of time. At this point, there's no way to know for certain if he'll play, though "sources" are saying he is tentatively expecting to give it a go. He took some reps on Friday and looked better than he did on Thursday, which is encouraging. But the team also promoted another WR from the practice squad, which is discouraging. If Fitz doesn't play, disregard my Starters & Benchwarmers recommendation of Palmer.
Julio and Roddy are both expected to suit up, which is great news for Matt Ryan's owners. That said, Roddy won't play a full complement of snaps. He still remain on your bench.
It may be some time before Ryan Broyles works his way into the Lions' WR rotation. He's coming along slower than expected, and he's still behind Nate Burleson and even Patrick Edwards on the depth chart.
Jermichael Finley is still dealing with that toe injury. He'll probably play, but don't be surprised if he struggles a bit. Just hope it's not one of those year-long turf toe issues.
Dwayne Allen (hip) is doubtful today. Coby Fleener gets an upgrade.
If Kai Forbath is your kicker, you may need to make a change. He's got a sore groin (don't we all?) and could be replaced with John Potter.
That's it for now. Make sure you're following my on Twitter (@ladd_biro). Inactives and other late-breaking news to start shortly.