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Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets have a bye in Week 5

Quarterbacks

Kyle Orton (Bears) – Passed for 199 yards and a career high 3 TDS against an aggressive Eagles defense. Has favorable games coming up against the Lions and Falcons. The Lions only have three sacks in three games and Panther receivers Steve Smith (96 yards a TD) and Muhsin Muhammad (147 yards and a TD) torched the Falcons secondary.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Bengals)- Starting QB Carson Palmer missed his first game since 2004 due to a sore elbow. Fitzpatrick had not completed a pass in three years before he got the start against the Cleveland Browns yesterday. He passed for 156 yards a TD and rushed for 41 yards. The Havard grad will hold the starting job for as long as Palmer is out.

Runningbacks

Michael Bush (Raiders) – Carried the ball 14 times for 48 yards against the Chargers. He also caught seven balls for 80 yards out of the backfield. Coming into the game he had one career catch but was utilized in the offense with Darren McFadden being limited due to toe problems. Has rushed the ball at least 14 times the past three weeks but the Raiders have a bye week coming up which means McFadden and Justin Fargas will receive more rest for their injuries.

Warrick Dunn (Bucs) – Finished the game with 16 carries for 63 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards. Both his rushing attempts and yardage were a season high and plays the Broncos this week which got shredded by running back Larry Johnson (198 yards and 2 TDS). Dunn has 10 receptions on the season and is a fine compliment to starter Earnest Graham.

Wide Receivers

Steve Breaston (Cardinals)– Had a career day against the New York Jets catching 9 balls for a team high 122 yards. Starting receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field with a head injury which increases Breaston’s value if Boldin misses multiple weeks.

Lance Moore (Saints)– Caught seven balls for 101 yards and 2 TDs filling in for an injured Marques Colston and David Patten. The week before also caught seven balls and should continue to produce with both receivers out due to injury. Was targeted 10 times in Week 4 which and has become a favorite target of quarterback Drew Brees.

Kevin Walter (Texans)- Caught 8 balls for 76 yards and 2 TDS against the Jaguars. Both touchdowns came inside the 10-yard line. With teams concentrating more on Andre Johnson, Walter has scored three touchdowns in three games already. He was targeted nine times last week and should continue to produce against the Colts secondary this week.

Tight End

Zach Miller (Raiders) – Caught five balls for 95 yards a TD against the Chargers. He was targeted eight times and is a developing a strong rapport with quarterback JaMarcus Russel. Has a favorable start after the bye against a porous Saints defense in Week 6.

Kicker

Nick Novak (Chiefs)– Registered 15 points against the Broncos converting four field goals. The offense moved the ball better with Damon Huard under center and LJ running efficiently . Coming into the game had only one field goal but scored the second most points in Week 4.

Defense

Buccaneers– Did a formidable job holding a high-octane Green Bay offense to 181 yards and knocked quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game. The Bucs D recorded three sacks, three INTs and scored a TD off a fumble recovery. They are tied for first in the NFL with eight interceptions.

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