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Blount out today for Tampa

Let's start a quick tour around the league in Tampa, where Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount is out today with a knee injury. Blount could miss up to six weeks, making Earnest Graham the starter for Tampa Bay. See if he slipped through the cracks on the waiver wire and add him if you can.

On the other side in Tampa is the New Orleans Saints, who should have WR Marques Colston back to 100 percent. Colston is a good start this week with Drew Brees throwing touchdown passes all over the field.

Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas is questionable, but he expects to play Monday night against the Jets. Since it's a Monday night game, though, and it's against the Jets, I'd play it safe with Thomas and use someone else. Like Reggie Bush, the Dolphins' other RB, for instance.

Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was limited in practice Friday with a toe injury and it sounds iffy if he'll be able to do much against Dallas this afternoon (it's a 4 p.m. game). Check to see if Stevan Ridley is available -- I expect him to eventually win the starting RB job for the Patriots.

In Washington, coach Mike Shanahan is up to his usual shenanigans with his running backs. Ryan Torain is healthier than Tim Hightower, though, so expect him to get more work against the Eagles, who have a poor rush defense.

Best of luck in Week Six!

---Jay Skurski


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