The Philadelphia Eagles head into Chicago tonight, seeking to take the overall lead in the NFC East, with the Dallas Cowboys losing, and they will do it without Brian Westbrook, arguably their most dangerous weapon.
That's because Westbrook is now listed on the team's inactive list.
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is out of tonight's game against the Bears with an ankle injury. The Bears will see a heavy dose of Correll Buckhalter.
[...]Devin Hester warmed up before the game and will play. How much action he'll see is unknown.
As you can also see, the Bears will have their most dangerous offensive weapon as Hester will suit up. Again though, he might not play a significantly huge role though, considering that "rib injuries + kick returns" isn't a particularly enticing formula for success.
Obviously the Eagles will miss Westbrook, and Buckhalter will get a healthy amount of carries, but I would also expect to see Donovan McNabb approach the 40 mark in term of pass attempts.
Fantasy Spin: Westbrook owners need to hustle up and get their lineups swapped. If you've got Buckhalter, obviously that's the best option for switching someone out, but otherwise you might be limited. I would suggest Le'Ron McClain, who's running for the Ravens and might split carries with Ray Rice for Baltimore. Mewelde Moore is another option though, too, considering Willie Parker's absence in Pittsburgh.