This week's byes have four starting RBs riding the pine - Marshawn Lynch of the Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs and Willie Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Add in the unlikelihood of Philadelhpia Eagles' RB Brian Westbrook playing at anything close to 100% (if at all), I will be interested to see which RBs offer unexpectedly good efforts.
On to this week's fantasy- and non-fantasy related questions.
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM
Q: Can QB Kyle Orton have another great passing game against a weak Falcons defense?
Q: Is it home-cooking or poor defenses for RB Michael Turner?
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM
Q: Is this the game RB Willis McGahee or Le'Ron McClain breaks out?
Q: Tick, tock. Will the real Peyton Manning show up?
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM
Q: Can QB Dan Orlovsky get solid production from WRs Calvin Johnson and Roy Williams?
Q: How much does RB Adrian Peterson rebound from last week's 32-yard disaster?
Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints 1:00 PM
Q: Does QB JaMarcus Russell air it out?
Q: If WR Marques Colston returns, how are the WR touches distributed?
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets 1:00 PM
Q: Will RB Cedric Benson emerge?
Q: Does QB Brett Favre continue to air it out?
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM
Q: Can RB D'Angelo Williams have a second consecutive quality game?
Q: Will QB Jeff Garcia ignite the offense?
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins 1:00 PM
Q: Does any semblence of a passing game appear?
Q: How does WR Santana Moss rebound from his zero-catch Week Five?
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans 1:00 PM
Q: Can Ronnie Brown continue?
Q: Over the past three games, the Dolphins' defense ranks in the Top 10 of PYA and RYA. Does this matter for the Texans offense?
Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos 4:05 PM
Q: With a soft Broncos rush defense, do RBs Fred Taylor and Mauirce Jones-Drew stop embarassing themselves?
Q: How does RB Michael Pittman do as the #1 RB in Denver?
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals 4:15 PM
Q: Will WR Terrell Owens and RB Marion Barber III continue to be decoys?
Q: How does WR Steve Breaston follow-up last week's seven catch effort?
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers 4:15 PM
Q: Does the Eagles offense return to the lofty levels of the first two weeks?
Q: Has the J.T. O'Sullivan bandwagon been officially derailed?
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks 4:15 PM
Q: Will RB Ryan Grant carry the offensive load?
Q: With RB Maurice Morris back, how far does RB Julius Jones production fall?
New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers 8:15 PM
Q: Will a viable RB emerge for the Patriots?
Q: Does RB Ladainian Tomlinson have the big game that has been too infrequent this season?
New York Giants at Cleveland Browns 8:30 PM
Q: Is WR Plaxico Burress' return from a team suspension seamlessly?
Q: Do the Browns have enough offense to tag the Giants with their first loss of 2008?