QUARTERBACKS — Green Bay second-stringer Seneca Wallace, playing in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers, left in the first quarter against Philadelphia and was replaced by Scott Tolzien. The Wisconsin product is not an option for your roster under any circumstances. Chicago’s Josh McCown relieved starter Jay Cutler during the fourth quarter of the Bears’ game with the Lions. Cutler departed because of an ankle injury. Oakland’s Terrelle Pryor has a sprained knee, which may explain why he rushed for only 19 yards against the Giants. If Pryor isn’t effective as a runner, he’s not effective as a fantasy performer.
RUNNING BACKS — New England’s Shane Vereen might return next Monday after an extended absence. The Patriots have a crowded backfield, with Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden, and LeGarrette Blountbut Vereen was a force in Week 1 before injuring his wrist. before injuring his wristVereen would be a nice pickup at this stage of the seasonWith Texans star Arian Foster (back) out for the rest of the season, Ben Tate will start. Tate is injury-prone, so pick up his backup, Dennis Johnson.
TIGHT ENDS — San Francisco’s Vernon Davis left Sunday’s game with a concussion. Davis’s backup is Garrett Celek, who was also injured (hamstring) against the Panthers. Little-used Vance McDonald stepped in for the 49ers but is not a worthwhile fantasy optionAtlanta’s Tony Gonzalez has an injured toe and may be sidelined next weekend. Don’t look on Atlanta’s roster for a replacement.