By Derick Moss
Indianapolis at Carolina
1 p.m., CBS
SCOUTING THE COLTS
Suit 'em up: It appears Joseph Addai will have his workload lessened as Kenton Keith steals carries. Addai's still a No. 1 option, but Keith is a fine flex play against the league's 18th-ranked rush defense.
Sit 'em down: It's tough to sit any Colt any week, but monitor the progress of Marvin Harrison, who missed last week's game and Wednesday's practice. Take a shot at Anthony Gonzalez if Harrison's out.
SCOUTING THE PANTHERS
Suit 'em up: Even with a week off, the Panthers have serious questions heading into this game. DeShaun Foster missed practice this week, so DeAngelo Williams becomes a better play, particularly coming off a 121-yard effort last week. Steve Smith is a good play, and tight end Jeff King might be worth a bye-week start.
Detroit at Chicago
1 p.m., FOX
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Sit 'em down: The Lions passing game has slowed considerably, and Mike Furrey is paying the price. Tatum Bell is now behind T.J. Duckett on the depth chart, and neither is a good option unless Jones is hurt.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Suit 'em up: Brian Griese has seven touchdown passes in four weeks and will get chances against Detroit. Adrian Peterson is forcing his way into more playing time as Cedric Benson continues to struggle. Consider Benson just a shade more valuable now.
Sit 'em down: Devin Hester is being worked into the offense more each week, but he's only going to get about 4-5 chances a week.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
1 p.m., CBS
SCOUTING THE STEELERS
Suit 'em up: Plenty of points to be had in this one. Just about all the Steelers, if healthy, are worth a start against a bad Cincy defense.
Sit 'em down: Check the status of Hines Ward before the game. He should be fine, but make sure you don't get caught with a zero.
SCOUTING THE BENGALS
Sit 'em down: Kenny Watson likely will start and get most of the workload for the Bengals this week as Rudi Johnson continues to battle a bad hamstring. Even if Johnson plays Sunday, he'd likely be limited.
SCOUTING THE GIANTS
Sit 'em down: Check Ward's status, and don't bother picking up Ruben Droughns. Steve Smith is getting healthy, but he's still a fourth or fifth option in the passing game.
SCOUTING THE DOLPHINS
Sit 'em down: Patrick Cobbs is Chatman's backup, but he's not an option. David Martin is hurting and isn't an option even if healthy.
Oakland at Tennessee
1 p.m., CBS
SCOUTING THE RAIDERS
Sit 'em down: Three things go against starting Lamont Jordan this week: 1) Although he isn't listed on the injury report, he's had a back. 2) The Titans allow only 59.7 ypg on the ground, tops in the league. 3) Dominic Rhodes is getting increased playing time.
SCOUTING THE TITANS
Sit 'em down: Vince Young is likely to start Sunday, but don't expect too much through the air against a solid Raiders pass defense. Chris Brown is still hurting, and even if he plays won't get enough touches to be worth starting.
Cleveland at St. Louis
1 p.m., CBS
SCOUTING THE BROWNS
Sit 'em down: Check Jamal Lewis' status on gameday -– he's got a bum foot. His backup situation is interesting in that Jason Wright and Jerome Harrison are battling for playing time. Wright is a little safer bet, but keep an eye on Harrison.
SCOUTING THE RAMS
Sit 'em down: Even against Cleveland's anemic pass rush, it might be a good idea to sit Marc Bulger another week until he shows something. Even though he's healthy (we presume), he turned the ball over five times last week.
Philadelphia at Minnesota
1 p.m., FOX
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Suit 'em up: Kevin Curtis's two big receiving days came against poor defenses, and Donovan McNabb gets to face a Vikings secondary that gives up yards in chunks. Brian Westbrook is always a must-play, but he's facing a tight rush defense that has allowed one rushing touchdown this year.
Sit 'em down: Reggie Brown continues to drop balls at an alarming rate, and his play is a big reason why the offense has underachieved this year. L.J. Smith is returning from a knee injury and shouldn't be an option this week.
SCOUTING THE VIKINGS
SCOUTING THE BILLS
Suit 'em up: Trent Edwards is officially the starting quarterback and is officially a quality option against a porous Jets defense. Edwards has gotten Lee Evans involved in the offense.
SCOUTING THE JETS
Suit 'em up: Just when you think Chad Pennington is about to be benched, he gets matchups against Cincinnati and Buffalo, the latter of which is 30th in the league against the pass. So start Laveranues Coles and maybe Jerricho Cotchery, as well.
Sit 'em down: Thomas Jones managed only 67 yards against Cincy, and even though Buffalo's just as good a matchup, it's hard to recommend Jones. If Pennington struggles in the first half, Kellen Clemens might enter the game, but that's a risky proposition on which to base a fantasy start.
Jacksonville at Tampa Bay
4:05 p.m., CBS
SCOUTING THE JAGUARS
Suit 'em up: This looks like a 10-7 game in the making. With David Garrard out, the Jags turn to Quinn Gray and the tandem of Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. Don't pick up Quinn, but Taylor gets an edge over MJD because the latter has a mild knee sprain. Monitor his status. The Bucs are 21st against the run.
Sit 'em down: The Jags receivers don't do much with Garrard in, but they won't get any help with Gray under center.
SCOUTING THE BUCCANEERS
Suit 'em up: The Jags are 17th against the pass, so continue to think of Jeff Garcia as a solid quarterback option, maybe even a bye week No. 1. Teams are doubling Joey Galloway, and Ike Hilliard (nine catches last week) is taking advantage. Earnest Graham won't get the nearly 200 yards he had last week, but he's still a nice option. The Bucs defense is a great play this week.
Sit 'em down: After last week's performance by Graham, Michael Bennett isn't going to get touches in bunches just yet. Despite Maurice Stovall's touchdown last week, he's no fantasy option.
SCOUTING THE TEXANS
Sit 'em down: Ahman Green is limping along, and Ron Dayne is just not a NFL starting running back. Look for other options this week.
SCOUTING THE CHARGERS
Suit 'em up: A 198-yard, four-touchdown effort last week against Oakland should get LaDainian Tomlinson going. Chris Chambers will fit comfortably into the offense, and he'll probably be about as valuable as Vincent Jackson going forward.
SCOUTING THE SAINTS
Sit 'em down: Lance Moore might be a favorite of Brees, but he's not a fantasy option yet. Aaron Stecker has not been a fantasy option since Deuce McAllister went down, and won't be this week, either.
SCOUTING THE 49ERS
SCOUTING THE REDSKINS
Suit 'em up: Two good defenses, but the difference is New England's incredible offense. Washington's best chance is to control the clock and hit the occasional big play. Clinton Portis has been up and down, but he'll get chances this week. And go ahead and start Jason Campbell -– if it's a blowout, he could get stats in garbage time.
Sit 'em down: Santana Moss has two catches in two weeks, and won't get many open looks Sunday. And as good as the Washington defense has been, don't chance it this week.
SCOUTING THE PATRIOTS
Sit 'em down: Assuming the Pats are held to 30 or so points, Donte' Stallworth is less of an option than some. But the third receiver on the Patriots is better than the first on some teams.
Green Bay at Denver
Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
SCOUTING THE PACKERS
Suit 'em up: Against a terrific set of cornerbacks, the Packers might actually run more this week, meaning DeShawn Wynn could be in for a nice game.
Sit 'em down: Brett Favre is still a decent play, but don't expect big numbers this week. He also tweaked a shoulder in practice, so temper your expectations. Koren Robinson won't be a factor just yet, and Donald Driver seems like the safest play at receiver.
SCOUTING THE BRONCOS
Suit 'em up: The Packers have decent corners and get to the quarterback, yet rank 22nd against the pass. Jay Cutler had a nice game against Pittsburgh and could continue that this week. Brandon Marshall is a good play, but Brandon Stokley may be even better if Marshall is still distracted by his off-field problems this week.
Sit 'em down: Travis Henry has bruised ribs, never good for a running back. The Pack is 11th against the rush, so Selvin Young might not even be a great play in Henry's place.