Bengals WR Holt is one player moving up depth chart

With Sunday's games in the books, here's a brief list of the most significant depth chart changes affecting fantasy leagues:


Rising: Glenn Holt. Falling: Chad Johnson. The sleepy Johnson was deactivated against the Steelers, and it's very possible his days in the Queen City are over. The enigmatic receiver has produced in the past, but he's having the worst year of his career. Holt took over in the starting lineup and scored a touchdown, but he only caught one other pass and had a number of drops. Chris Henry and Andre Caldwell also move up a notch in the pecking order, but Cincinnati's offense has been disappointing this year, so it's unlikely any of them will have much value the rest of the way.


Rising: Maurice Morris. Falling: Julius Jones. Morris replaced Jones in the starting lineup Sunday, rushing for a season-high 103 yards on 14 carries. Jones didn't have a bad start to the season while Morris was out, rushing for 312 yards and three touchdowns in the first three weeks. Since then, he's been sharing time with Morris, but neither back has shown much since then. The Seahawks are now 2-9, so there's no harm in giving Morris another shot, especially if he continues to play well.


Rising: Mewelde Moore and Gary Russell. Falling: Willie Parker. Another status change in Pittsburgh. Parker aggravated a knee injury in the third quarter against the Bengals, meaning Moore could be starting again. Moore has been great when Parker has been out this year, and it looks like Parker just can't be counted on to stay healthy. Temper your excitement for Moore, however, as it looks like the Steelers may want to start using Russell as the goal-line back. Russell scored on a 2-yard touchdown run against Cincinnati.


Rising: Trent Green. Falling: Marc Bulger. Technically, Green is rising, especially if Bulger's concussion is serious, but he did not play as though he wanted to keep the job. After taking over for Bulger in the first quarter, Green threw four interceptions before eventually being replaced by Brock Berlin. The Rams are in a tailspin right now, but as long as they continue to get way behind early, there's always the possibility that their quarterback can rack up yards trying to make a second-half comeback.


Rising: Derek Anderson. Falling: Brady Quinn. Remember two weeks ago when Quinn looked like the next big star in the league? Well, that was against the Broncos and their suspect defense. The Texans' 27-ranked scoring defense shut down Quinn and Anderson, who wasn't much better but has had success in the league.

Fantasy on the go

Manage your fantasy team on your mobile phone -- set your lineup, browse the waiver wire, add/drop players and get live fantasy scoring. All the info NFL fans need is a few clicks away. **Learn more ...**


Rising: Cadillac Williams. Falling: Earnest Graham. The Cadillac came out of the garage for the first time all season, coinciding with Graham's season-ending ankle injury. Williams had more carries than starter Warrick Dunn. Williams rushed for 1,178 yards as a rookie in 2005, but injuries have limited him to just 19 games since then. He could be a star again in this league, but with the Bucs on their way to the playoffs, Williams will continue to back up the healthier Dunn the rest of the season.


Rising: Tim Hightower. Falling: J.J. Arrington. Last week it looked like Arrington was taking over as the goal-line back in Arizona, but Sunday Hightower was back in the role, scoring twice inside the 5. Of course, on his other nine carries he gained just 16 yards, so he may be taking the short-yardage thing a little too seriously. Arrington caught five passes for 38 yards, but didn't carry the ball once, so Hightower's job looks safe for now.


Rising: Davone Bess. Falling: Greg Camarillo. Bess caught five passes for 87 yards Sunday and was targeted three times in the last five minutes of the game. Notably, that drive was after Camarillo suffered a twisted a knee. Camarillo has been the top receiver on the Dolphins this year, but Bess has been playing better lately, and he's an intriguing pickup following news that Camarillo is now out for the season.

Kenn Ruby is a writer for RotoWire. For more information, check out

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.