All eyes on Anderson on Saturday night

The Cardinals will give QB Derek Anderson a chance to prove that he should be the team’s signal caller as they travel to Chicago to take on the Bears.

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi believes that the Cardinals are likely to cut Matt Leinart, especially with his outburst after a preseason demotion. And if Anderson cannot prove that he deserves a shot, the Cardinals could be looking at other options on the street. Not sure if that means Jeff Garcia or Daunte Culpepper. Heck, what is Jeff George doing these days? But you have to imagine that the Cardinals will be looking for anybody they could bring in, and then get into that fourth preseason game.

That is a mess.

Bears RB Matt Forte started rehabilitating his fantasy image with a nice run last week. Can he continue the momentum against the Cardinals? That is something else to keep an eye on this week.

Here are some of the other matchups to check out in the final week of potentially meaningful preseason games.

  • Giants at Raven: One of the sleepers, breakouts or dudes who will be better than you think is Ahmad Bradshaw. The more I see him, the more I believe that he will be the starter. My NFL.com Fantasy Live teammate Dave Dameshek says that Joe Flacco is his sleeper.
  • Cowboys at Texans: Just once, it would be cool if a Cowboys running back would take control of the position. Still waiting. The big thing for Texans RB Arian Fosterhang on to the ball.
  • Seahawks at Vikings: One of the pleasant surprises is WR Mike Williams and his comeback with the Seahawks. That is either a nice story or a tale of just how bad Seattle’s receivers are. Is WR Javon Walker really a lock to start opposite Bernard Berrian? Or will it be Greg Camarillo?
  • Titans at Panthers: Do you judge QB Matt Moore on his stellar play at the end of 2009, or his struggles in the 2010 preseason? How about a good game here to make the answer moot.
  • 49ers at Raiders: WR Michael Crabtree is expected to play along with RBs Frank Gore and Brian Westbrook. Raiders QB Jason Campbell locks in on TE Zach Miller in the red zone. How about a little Darrius Heyward-Bey this week?

Adam Rank

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