I stayed up to watch the late game last night, and was intrigued by the Raiders' innovative offense. Carson Palmer either handed the ball to Darren McFadden, or dropped back and threw the ball to McFadden. It's a good thing McFadden has proven to be durable enough to handle such a heavy workload ...
As for the other Monday game, holy Joe Flacco!
On to the news:
- Bills RB Fred Jackson is expected to miss at least four weeks with a sprained LCL ligament in his right knee. Head coach Chan Gailey said Monday that, "It's not going to be three (weeks) but I don't think it's going to be eight." C.J. Spiller (169 rushing yards and a TD in Week 1) is already owned in 78.4 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, but he becomes a must-start for the near future. Tashard Choice will back up Spiller.
- In other Bills' news, WR David Nelson is done for the season due to a torn ACL. I wouldn't grab any of the other Buffalo wideouts in the wake of this news.
- Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) is on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Bears, but there's not a lot of information available. Don't worry too much about Jennings just yet.
- I try not to get too worked up over any player after one game. That goes for Wes Welker, who caught just three passes for 14 yards on Sunday. The guy has averaged 111 catches over his last five seasons, so let's give him a little more time before freaking out.
- The Titans think that QB Jake Locker (separated left shoulder) will be ready to go against the Chargers on Sunday. The Tennessean reports that If Locker plays, he might wear a harness, and that could affect his willingness to run.
- On Sunday morning, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com tweeted that Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster would catch 80 passes this season. I thought, "Dexter McCluster? Come on ..." McCluster caught six passes for 82 yards on 10 targets against the Falcons, and at 6.5 percent ownership on FOXSports.com is a very interesting free-agent target in PPR leagues.
- Jets CB Darrelle Revis suffered a concussion against the Bills, and his status for Week 2 is TBD. The Jets seem to think Revis will play, but he needs to pass some league-mandated tests first.
- Falcons RBs Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers split snaps on Sunday. This can't make Turner owners happy.
- Jets RB Shonn Greene (27 carries, 94 yards, TD) fumbled twice against the Bills, but didn't lose either one. Greene doesn't have a history as a fumbler, but let's keep an eye on him.
- Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hip) is hurting after a busy Week 1, so watch his status as the week progresses.
- Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins, brother of FOX Sports Radio Daybreak host Artrell Hawkins, caught eight passes for 86 yards last night. PPR owners should take a look at Hawkins, as he could get open underneath if A.J. Green keeps getting quintuple-covered.
- Speaking of Green, Browns CB Joe Haden has received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's PED policy. Green should have an easier time of it against the Browns this week.
- Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings' knee injury doesn't sounds serious, but his usefulness as anything other than a handcuff is pretty much gone, anyway.
- Low-ankle sprains are better than high-ankle sprains, but John Skelton's injury will probably keep him out this week, anyway. Kevin Kolb is expected to start at QB for the Cardinals, and that's not good.
- We'll have to wait until later in the week for an update on Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle).
- Giants CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) might return this week. His absence helped make Kevin Ogletree look like Jerry Rice in Week 1.
- Speaking of Ogletree, he'll be a popular guy on the free-agent wire this week, along with McCluster, Redskins RB Alfred Morris (owned in 7.4 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) and Jets WR Stephen Hill (3.3 percent owned). I'm also eyeing Colts TE Coby Fleener (25.3 percent owned) after he was targeted 10 times by college teammate Andrew Luck. Fleener caught six passes for 82 yards, and could be an upgrade over your low-end TE1 (e.g., Brent Celek, Greg Olsen, etc.)
- Did you know that Davone Bess was the only Dolphins WR to catch a pass in the first three quarters on Sunday? As bad as that sounds for the Fins, it's good for Bess' owners and those considering him in PPR leagues. I read one preseason comment that said he was the team's best receiver "by a lot."
- Joel Beall will be in the FOXSports.com fantasy chat room today at 3 p.m. ET, and I'll make my weekly visit on Thursday at 2 p.m. Send your questions!
See you back here later today with a baseball post, and on Friday with a new football entry.