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Tate may get more carries: Despite Arian Foster proclaiming that he will play on Sunday, the Texans star might find himself demoted. Ben Tate’s big preseason made him a popular later-round draft pick and he remains a fantasy commodity. If Tate does in fact become the starter, it would follow the same pattern that helped Foster burst onto the scene last season, taking over in a beat-up backfield. Whoever gets the bulk of the carries will be facing a Miami defense that is still licking its wounds after being thrashed by the Patriots last Monday night. Coach Gary Kubiak may keep people waiting another day or so before unveiling who his starter will be. Stay tuned.
Evans in protective boot: Ravens receiver Lee Evans could be sidelined for the weekend with a lingering ankle injury. The veteran wideout was added to give Baltimore a legitimate deep threat, but he was invisible last Sunday, seeing only four targets and failing to record a catch. Evans says he will play on Sunday but if he is unable to go, Torrey Smith and David Reed are likely to see some extra targets against Tennessee. Last week, the Titans held Jacksonville’s passing game in check, but Joe Flacco is a better quarterback than Luke McCown and has more weapons at his disposal. There could be a chance for plays through the air this weekend.
Salas to start for Rams: With Danny Amendola out for the foreseeable future, Greg Salas will get his opportunity. The rookie out of Hawaii played in a wide-open passing attack in college that should help him get comfortable in coordinator Josh McDaniels‘ system. There is a chance for some production against a Giants defense with a stitched-together secondary. With Steven Jackson out of action, it may fall on Sam Bradford to make plays in the passing game and Salas could see some targets. However, he should only be in play in deeper leagues.