The Chiefs have had a hard time stopping the run this season, and expect AFC West rival Denver to exploit that with a heavy dose of C.J. Anderson. Also riding with the Bengals, Dolphins and Cardinals -- all favorites this week.
The Chargers listed nose tackle Ryan Carrethers (elbow) out for Sunday's game against the Rams, per San Diego's final injury report released Friday. Jahleel Addae (concussion) and Rich Ohrnberger (back, ankle) were deemed questionable for Week 12.
The Chargers were able to sign a host of picks from April's NFL Draft on Wednesday. Among them was former Mizzou LB Andrew Gachkar, who was selected in the seventh round. Gachkar's four-year deal was signed just before camp began. (Updated 07/28/2011)
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict did not practice Thursday and is expected to miss his fourth straight game Sunday when Cincy visits the Buccaneers, reports ESPN.com. Burfict is recovering from Nov. 3 arthroscopic knee surgery.
Fantasy owners might have to wait, potentially a long time, to see large stat contributions from Darqueze Dennard . The fit is pretty good with the Bengals, who have long assembled a cornerback army to help against opposing offenses. But Dennard's rise to the starting lineup is blocked with veterans like Leon Hall, Terence Newman, Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick. The coaches even compared Dennard's game to Hall's, who has been the best Bengals corner for a while.
The Bengals have officially opened AJ McCarron's 21-day practice window on Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie quarterback is on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder injury. If he is unable to return in 21 days, he will be ruled out for the remainder of the season.