Hey, A.J.! Bengals' Green says he'll play Sunday
Thanks a lot, Cowboys. I pick you ONE time in a survivor pool, and you cough one up at home to the freaking Redskins. Never again, I tell ya.
On to the news ...
Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said on Sunday that he expects to return this week against the Jaguars. Head coach Marvin Lewis was less certain on Monday, saying things like, "we'll see how things are this week," but Green owners have reason to be hopeful.
Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) appears unlikely to return in Week 9.
Keep an eye on Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) when the practice week starts on Wednesday. My guess now is that Mathews won't play, but there hasn't really been any news on him for a few days.
Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) should be ready to return this week, and the team is optimistic about WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) as well.
Remember your byes: The Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers and Titans are off this week. That's a lot of good wide receivers missing for fantasy owners.
Thursday's game is Saints at Panthers. Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) should be "ready to roll," while Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) didn't practice on Monday.
Rams WR Brian Quick is done for the season due to a shoulder injury. If you're looking for a longshot Rams' wideout, maybe it's Stedman Bailey? Your league would need to be pretty deep to consider him, though.
Browns TE Jordan Cameron is iffy for this week due to a concussion, and with the Browns playing a Thursday game next week, you might want to look into a two-week replacement. What about Jets TE Jace Amaro, who is owned in 3.7 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, and has caught 18 passes in the last three games? Or, you could try Tim Wright (7.8 percent owned) this week, and worry about next week when the time comes.
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said Monday that he wants to get RB Doug Martin more touches, but added that he's excited about the debut of rookie Charles Sims, who has been on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. Pewter Report suggests that it's a "matter of time" before Sims becomes the team's feature back. Do you have room on your bench to wait and see for a week or two with Sims?
Back to the Cowboys: The injury that caused Tony Romo to leave Monday's game was reportedly a bruise, and not a recurrence of his disc issue from the offseason. He'll probably be OK for Week 9.
Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the Jets this week at Kansas City. In related news, the Chiefs' DST is owned in just 44.6 percent of FOXSports.com leagues.
Cordarrelle Patterson's bruised ankle is apparently fine, and you need to know he got 12 targets (six receptions, 86 yards) on Sunday. Maybe he's finally going to help you.
See you back here Friday morning.