I can't remember the last time I saw a quarterback under more pressure than Jay Cutler was in the Bears' 24-13 loss to the Lions last night. The Bears should replace their offensive line with five tackling dummies and see if they can do a better job.
Don't forget your byes this week. The Cardinals, Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Seahawks and Titans are all off in Week 6.
On to the news:
- Cowboys WR Miles Austin, who missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury, appears on track to return this week against the sketchy Patriots' pass defense. Prepare to activate Austin, who could have a huge day.
- The Broncos haven't yet named their starting quarterback for Week 7, but it's expected to be Tim Tebow. Tebow isn't much of a passer, but his running ability alone makes him rosterable as a QB2 with matchup starter potential. The bet here is that Brady Quinn will make some starts for the Broncos before the end of the season. Head coach John Fox and Tebow don't seem like a good, long-term match.
- Antonio Gates owners, your long wait might be almost over. The Chargers' star tight end is targeting a Week 7 return from his foot injury.
- Speaking of the Chargers, the bye week comes at a great time, as RBs Ryan Mathews (calf) and Mike Tolbert (concussion) are both expected to be ready for Week 7. The case might not have been the same for this week.
- Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount (knee) is very iffy for Week 6. If you own Blount, or need a back due to the bye, Earnest Graham could be a nice short-term pickup.
- Speaking of free-agent running backs, you saw that Kansas City's Jackie Battle ran for 119 yards on Sunday, right? Grab Battle if you can, even though he has a bye this week.
- Colts RB Joseph Addai had an MRI on his injured hamstring Monday, and his status for Week 7 is uncertain.
- Texans LB Mario Williams is done for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. The Texans also expect to be without WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) for at least two more games.
- The Falcons haven't offered any detail yet on the status of rookie WR Julio Jones (hamstring), who left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter. Stay tuned.
- Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson strained a pectoral muscle against the Giants on Sunday, and won't throw until next week. Until then, we'll probably have no idea about his Week 7 status.
- With 49ers WR Josh Morgan probably done for the season due to a broken leg, Michael Crabtree looks like a buy in fantasy right now. After Vernon Davis, who else are they going to throw to? Ted Ginn? Come on.
- Redskins RB Tim Hightower says that his injured shoulder won't keep him out this week against the Eagles. But will he start, and how much will he have to share the carries with Ryan Torain? Here's Mike Shanahan: "I’m going to play the best players and we’ll see how these guys do." Damn you, Shanahan.
- The Titans say they're going to fix their running game during the bye week. As someone who owns Chris Johnson on multiple teams, I'd like to thank the Titans for focusing their attention on this important matter.
- Remember that Matt Moore is the Dolphins' new starting quarterback. Owners of the Jets' defense should benefit from that this week.
- Look for the Browns to give a bit more playing time to WR Greg Little and TE Evan Moore. If one of them should be a free-agent target this week, it's Moore.
- WR Lee Evans (ankle) might return this week for the Ravens. He's not much of a fantasy option, at least for now.
- Three widely available wide receivers ranked among the top five in targets during Week 5. Arizona's Early Doucet (17) was first, Oakland's Darrius Heyward-Bey (12) was second, and Tennessee's Damian Williams (11) tied for third. Doucet and Williams have byes this week, but if you're looking for receiver depth, that trio is a nice place to start.
- Joel Beall will be in the FOXSports.com fantasy chat room today at 3 p.m. ET. Stop by and ask him some questions, OK?
See you back here Friday morning.