Young to start for Eagles: What was feared is now official: Michael Vick (ribs) will not play Sunday against the Giants. Instead, Vince Young will handle Philadelphia’s quarterbacking duties this week. It’s been nearly a calendar year since Young last started an NFL game, getting the call on Nov. 21, 2010 as a Tennessee Titan against the Washington Redskins. This season, he’s thrown just one pass, in Week 6 against the Redskins — and it was intercepted. New York’s defense has been steadily improving, which doesn’t bode well for Young. Neither does the likely absence of WR Jeremy Maclin. At this point, it’s worth starting RB LeSean McCoy, but play any other Eagles at your own peril.
Green doubtful vs. Ravens: Bengals WR A.J. Green has yet to practice this week and seems highly unlikely to play Sunday against the Ravens. As Cincinnati’s best offensive playmaker, Green’s absence will hurt QB Andy Dalton’s already limited Week 11 value. WR Andre Caldwell will likely start and while Baltimore’s defense has allowed plays in the passing game this year, it’s unlikely that the trio of Dalton, Caldwell and Jerome Simpson are the group that can do it consistently. Avoid starting any Bengals if you can this week.
Johnson expected to play: Despite being listed as questionable, Bills WR Stevie Johnson (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins. After a hot start, Johnson’s production has dropped off precipitously — he’s averaging fewer than five fantasy points per week in his last three games. Take heart dear fantasy owner, Miami allows the eighth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, so this could be a much-needed bounce back week for Johnson. Start him as a No. 2 receiver in most leagues.
– Marcas Grant