Foster unsure of return: The bad news for fantasy owners is that it looks like another week without RB Arian Foster. The good news is that there’s advance warning this time around. With RB Derrick Ward also in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Saints, the Texans will go with a heavy dose of Ben Tate. As long as Tate continues producing, it’s hard to imagine him being relegated to second fiddle even when Foster is healthy again.
Manningham in doubt: Another day, another injury for the Giants. With WR Domenik Hixon done for the season, losing WR Mario Manningham even for a week makes Big Blue’s entire passing game a risky proposition against the ball-hawking Eagles’ secondary. While that’s bad news for WR Hakeem Nicks and QB Eli Manning, it could benefit owners of RBs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs, who should see plenty of carries.
Romo, Jones held out of practice: Speaking of injury-riddled squads, keep an eye on both Tony Romo and Felix Jones in Dallas. Romo is expected to be fitted for a kevlar vest to protect his cracked ribs, while Jones is nursing a separated shoulder. While both very well could play on Monday against the Redskins, neither is an attractive start against an aggressive, rejuvenated defense.
– Marcas Grant