Fox non-committal on Tebow: Less than a week after “Tebowing” became an Internet phenomenon, QB Tim Tebow could be back to genuflecting on Denver’s bench. Sunday’s shaky performance has coach John Fox thinking over who his starter will be next week in Oakland. The Raiders have been victimized by opposing quarterbacks, giving up an average of 17 fantasy points per game. As much as Tebow struggled, he still scored more than 13 points in NFL.com leagues. Whether its Tebow or Kyle Orton, it’s worth considering the Broncos’ starter as a bye-week filler simply due to the matchup.
Redskins’ Davis in walking boot: As if things weren’t bad enough for the Redskins, now come reports that TE Fred Davis might not be 100 percent. With TE Chris Cooley already out for the season, the loss of Davis would make second-year TE Logan Paulsen the likely starter. Fantasy tight ends have fared well against San Francisco’s stout defense, but with just four career catches Paulsen should be well down your list of replacement tight ends.
Browns’ Hardesty to have MRI: Browns RB Montario Hardesty is set to have an MRI exam after suffering a calf injury in Sunday’s loss to San Francisco. The results could determine how many carries backup Chris Ogbonnaya will see in Week 9 against Houston. Peyton Hillis has missed the past two games with a balky hamstring, and if Hardesty is unavailable, it leaves Cleveland very thin. The matchup isn’t a favorable one for the Browns — the Texans have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs this year. If Ogbonnaya gets the call, look elsewhere for running back help.
— Marcas Grant