Biggest takeaway from Monday's Texans-Jets game: Do you remember the King Kong movies, when he was at the top of the Empire State Building, swatting down all the planes? Texans DE J.J. Watt reminds me of Kong. It seemed like he batted down every pass that Mark Sanchez threw. Watt is pretty dominant at all the other defensive line stuff, too.
On to the news:
- Packers RB Cedric Benson will reportedly miss 6-8 weeks, and possibly the rest of the season, with a foot injury. Alex Green ran nine times for 55 yards (including a 41-yarder) in Benson's place against the Colts, and appears to be the smart fantasy free-agent target ahead of James Starks and Brandon Saine. However, head coach Mike McCarthy spoke Monday of "protection opportunities" that Green needs to work on. If he can't pass block, he won't stay on the field. Starks has had some blocking issues as well, and there were some rumors that he might get waived during this year's training camp, so don't expect miracles from him, either.
- Cardinals RB Ryan Williams will have season-ending shoulder surgery. Arizona Republic beat writer Kent Somers notes that tiny LaRod Stephens-Howling is "not built to carry the ball 15 times a game" and "can't imagine" that he would get a full workload. William Powell and Alfonso Smith are the other candidates, and while I'd pick Powell over Smith, this looks like a committee situation for a team that can't run.
- Remember your byes: The Panthers, Bears, Jaguars and Saints are off this week. What will you do without Blaine Gabbert?
- With the Saints off this week, you don't have to worry about Jimmy Graham's ankle injury right now. Hopefully, it's not serious.
- Also, the Thursday game is Steelers-Titans. Do you think that RB Rashard Mendenhall, who just played his first game after a lengthy rehab, will get a full workload on three days' rest? Me neither, though you'll still be able to start him. Safety Troy Polamalu (calf) will miss the game.
- Redskins QB Robert Griffin III needs to pass some concussion tests before being cleared to play in Week 6. Things sound positive right now, but we might not know anything for sure until late this week. Have a backup plan ready if you own RGIII.
- We'll probably have to wait until Wednesday for any news on Packers WR Greg Jennings, who missed Week 5 with a groin injury. The plan seemed to be for a one-week shutdown.
- The same goes for Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, who has missed the last three games with knee and foot injuries. Head coach Tom Coughlin didn't offer any hints about Nicks on Monday.
- Back to the Jets: WR Jeremy Kerley had five receptions for 94 yards on nine targets, and appears to be the team's primary receiving target (at least until TE Dustin Keller comes back, anyway). Kerley is still available in 96.4 percent of FOXSports.com leagues.
- The Titans will again start Matt Hasselbeck in place of the injured Jake Locker (shoulder) at quarterback. Ugh.
- It sounds like the Chiefs are ready to start QB Brady Quinn ahead of Matt Cassel (concussion) against the Bucs this week. Try to contain your excitement.
- Texans LB Brian Cushing appeared to suffer a serious knee injury on Monday night. We should know today if he'll be back this season.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson sprained his ankle on Sunday, but the team isn't worried about his status for Week 6.
- I'd like to hear more about Alex Smith's injured finger, since it's on his throwing hand and all.
- Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey seems to be tracking toward a Sunday return from his concussion and neck injury.
- Dear Stevan Ridley owners: I don't want to alarm you, but his fumbling issues might become a problem.
- Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken right hand.
- Joel Beall will be in the FOXSports.com fantasy chat roomtoday at 3 p.m. ET, and I'll make my weekly appearance on Thursday at 2 p.m. I'm pretty sure that Joel will cry if he doesn't get a lot of questions.
See you back here Friday morning.