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The Baltimore Ravens
Todd Heap - Heap left the game last week after coming in as Probable. Now listed as questionable, he is not looking like a great start either way.
Willis McGahee - Looks like Willis should be ready to kick off his 2008 season this week against the Texans. He seems to be improving, but not 100% quite yet though, so keep a close eye on him. After all, he was expected to go last week. The Hurricane Ike related move to Monday night helps McGahee owner's chances.
The Buffalo Bills
The Bills do not have any material injuries to watch, but it bears mentioning that their best lineman, Jason Peters, finally ended his contract holdout and is ready to go this week. Marshawn Lynch owners owners everywhere are currently doing the worm.
The Carolina Panthers
D.J. Hackett - D.J. Hackett is still listed as probable, but out up a decent showing last week five 5 catches, so expect more of the same - or at least until Steve Smith comes back.
The Chicago Bears
Desmond Clark - Clark is active and should be ready to go. Woohoo!
Devin Hester - Hester was not full speed on Wednesday and is questionable with a foot injury. At this point, that is about all we know, so keep watch if you plan to use Hester.
The Cincinnati Bengals
Johnson Ocho Cinco - Johnson is fine to play, but it remains to be seen if he can perform with his nagging shoulder injury. I sure hope he can, because I think I just traded Torry Holt for him.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh - The Hammy is fine. No reason to worry.
Kenny Watson - Watson took a couple carries last week, but did little to nothing. He's probably this week, but I'd still drop him if you haven't already.
The Cleveland Browns
Jamal Lewis - Jamal is reportedly getting closer to 100%. Given his decent numbers last week, he should be a solid start.
Donte Stallworth - Donte did not tear his quad, but he is still not expected to play this week as the strain is still pretty serious.
The Dallas Cowboys
Marion Barber - Barber's suffered bruised ribs in Saturday's game against the Browns, but he practiced at full speed. He should be fine to go and by the looks of the Dallas running game, start him for sure.
The Denver Broncos
Darrell Jackson - Jackson should be fine, but Eddie Royal just put the kibosh on his hopes for a big season.
The Detroit Lions
There's not too much from a fantasy standpoint to worry about here, but if the Lion's situation wasn't bad enough, Ernie Sims is nursing an ankle sprain and Dan Campbell went the IR. Here we go again.
The Green Bay Packers
Ryan Grant - Grant did not go full speed at Wednesday's practice. He is listed as probable though with a hamstring injury, so he should be good.
The Houston Texans
Ahman Green - Don't say we didn't warn you. Ahman's ankle is reportedly huge and he is not expected to play on Sunday.
The Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning - Manning is fine.
Joseph Addai - Addai took a big hit to the head and left the game on Sunday night. He is expected to be fine for Sunday's game.
Dallas Clark - Clark's knee does not have any rips, tears, detachments, or other serious malfunctions, but it's doubtful he'll play at this point.
The Jacksonville Jaguars
Reggie Williams - Williams played last week and should be fine to go this week.
Jerry Porter - Porter participated in practice Wednesday, and we think he should be good to go on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs
Brodie Croyle - Croyle suffered a separated shoulder and expected to miss around 4 weeks. At least he has Kelli to take care of him.
The Minnesota Vikings
Tavaris Jackson - I was just watching Tavaris on the NFL Network replay of Monday's game and he looked pretty damn good. He is still a little banged up though, so hold off on that for now.
The New England Patriots
Ben Watson - Watson has still been AWOL this week, so look elsewhere. Also, you might have heard, the Pats passing game took a bit of a blow.
Randy Moss - Moss has been limited in practice this week with a sore back. I don't think there is anything to worry about though. He'll be ready.
Jabar Gaffney - Gaffney too was limited in practice this week with a bum knee. He will be fine to go.
Tom Brady - Suckers.
The New Orleans Saints
Deuce McAllister - Deuce didn't play last week and Bush's performance did not help his cause. Supposedly he is the #3 now. Stick a fork in him.
Marques Colston - Colston gave fantasy owners a coronary this week as he had thumb surgery that is expected to keep him out up to six weeks.
The New York Jets
Laveranues Coles - Coles is in playable condition, but did not practive full speed on Thursday not did he make an impact last week.
The Oakland Raiders
Javon Walker - Walker is still questionable with a hamstring injury and did not play last week. He doesn't deserve a roster spot at this point.
Darren McFadden - McFadden went from questionable to probable and should be ready to go. Reports say it was just a stinger and not a serious shoulder injury. Keep an eye on him though as this seems a little fishy.
The Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger - Big Ben bruised his knee, but is probable and should be fine.
The San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates - Gates' toe still hurts and now his hip is also bothering him to boot. Still, he is Antonio Gates and nobody can stop him.
LaDainian Tomlinson - LT has not practiced this week with his own toe problem, but will play on Sunday.
The Seattle Seahawks
Deion Branch - The surgically repaired knee is still a work in progress, but Branch started work this week, so he might be a waiver wire pickup in a month or so. He seems to be getting close.
Bobby Engram - Engram has a broken bone in his shoulder and will miss around six weeks.
Nate Burleson - The last man standing is no longer standing. The Seahawks officially have zero receivers. Burleson tore a knee ligament and is now on the IR for the season.
The Tampa Bay Bucs
Jeff Garcia - Garcia will sit this week and journeyman Brian Griese will fill the void. Not sure why this matters.
The Tennessee Titans
Vince Young - VC has flown the coop. His knee is spent and he is deep in the throws of a Robbie Hart-like emotional meltdown.
The Washington Redskins
Chris Cooley - After sitting on Wednesday, Cooley returned to practice Thursday despite a strained quadriceps muscle. Reports say he will play on Sunday, but a pulled quad is a painful injury. It might be worth starting somebody else just to be safe.