A few additional fantasy nuggets to help owners set their Week 5 lineups:
VALUE METER: Week 5 position-by-position rankings
Top fantasy injuries
RB Darren McFadden, Raiders (questionable)
Sore hamstring is the latest in a series of nagging injuries; backup Marcel Reece may be out as well. Rashad Jennings performed well last week with 45 yards rushing and 71 receiving.
RB C.J. Spiller, Bills (questionable)
Still has some swelling in his ankle; backup Fred Jackson (knee) looks like a better bet to play.
RB Eddie Lacy, Packers (questionable)
After a bye last week and full practices this week, his concussion symptoms seem to have subsided.
QB Jake Locker, Titans (out)
Escaped serious damage to his hip, but will still be out a few weeks while Ryan Fitzpatrick takes over.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts (questionable)
Neck issue that kept him out last week is still unresolved; expect plenty of Trent Richardson vs. Jacksonville.
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (probable)
Managed six catches and a TD last week despite ailing hamstring, but faces a stingy Panthers pass defense.
TE Jermichael Finley, Packers (questionable)
Upgraded from doubtful after being cleared to practice; concussion could still limit snaps on Sunday.
WR Stephen Hill, Jets (doubtful)
Jets' receiving corps takes a hit with Hill (concussion) not expected to play, Santonio Holmes out several weeks.
START: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
Finally, a matchup for MJD owners to exploit. The St. Louis Rams defense allows 4.6 yards a carry and 133.5 yards a game. Look for a breakout in Week 5.
SIT: RB Jason Snelling, Falcons
Steven Jackson likely is out again, but Snelling was outplayed by Jacquizz Rodgers last weekend. Plus, the New York Jets give up 3.0 yards a carry.
- Marc Caviglia, BrunoBoys,net
Tip of the week
Monitoring red-zone opportunities is a good way to see which players are the most trusted around the goal line. Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker leads the pack with six touchdowns in nine opportunities inside the opponents' 20. Other top red-zone targets: WR Calvin Johnson, TE Martellus Bennett, TE Tony Gonzalez and WR Kenbrell Thompkins.
- Tony Holm, FantasySharks.com