The folks at EA Sports know that the NFL season is fluid. That's why they adjust player ratings based on how the season plays out.
Here are some of the biggest gainers and losers in this week's update.
Chicago TE Zach Miller
This one's a bit of a head-scratcher, given that Miller is coming off a game where he caught two passes on five targets for 40 yards, but if you are playing as the 1-6 Bears ... you take what you can get. He's up three points to 83 overall.
Buffalo LG Richie Incognito
The infamous Incognito isn't the only Bills lineman getting dinged this week. Both he and LT Cordy Glenn took a three-point drop, so watch out for increased pressure on your blind side if you play as the Bills.
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Tampa Bay RB Jacquizz Rodgers
A monster game against the San Francisco 49ers (26 carries, 154 yards) was enough to boost Rodgers three points to 78 overall. It was also his second straight week reaching the century mark ... now he just needs to start finding the end zone.
Baltimore RG Marshal Yanda
The Ravens guard is back at practice after missing two weeks with an injury and is expected to be ready for action after the current bye week. But he's return as a 92 overall on the virtual field, down a whopping five points.
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New England RT Marcus Cannon
Cannon's been viewed as a weak link in the Patriots' offensive line, but he's been quietly holding his own this season and the folks at EA have noticed, giving him a solid four-point boost to 77 overall.
Minnesota LOLB Anthony Barr
Stat-wise, Barr had one of his better games in Week 7, but his Vikings suffered their first loss of the season, so maybe that's why he's falling three points to 83 overall.
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Arizona C A.Q. Shipley
It's his first year as the full-time starter for an NFL team and he's embracing the job. He's up three points this week, pushing him to 78 overall after starting the season at 71.
Houston T Duane Brown
Brown only returned from injury a few weeks back, but his Texans have been beaten badly in two of the three games in that span. Th ninth-year man drops five full points to 78 overall, so get the ball out quick if you are playing as the Texans.
Jacksonville ROLB Telvin Smith
Smith had his best game of the season Thursday night (albeit in yet another Jaguars loss). A three-point ratings boost, to 86 overall, oughta help you duplicate that effort on the virtual field.
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New Orleans LT Terron Armstead
The Saints OL missed practice Wednesday and was limited on Thursday after aggravating a knee injury in Week 7, which probably explains his four-point dip to 89 overall.