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7-on-7: Vince Young starts, Calvin practices, TO moves goal posts

Andy Behrens
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Vince Young(notes) hasn't thrown a touchdown pass since September 7, 2008 and he hasn't completed a pass since December 28. He's thrown 33 interceptions and fumbled 23 times (losing six) in 35 career NFL games. In two cameo appearances this year, he's 0-for-5 with one pick. He'll take over as Tennessee's starting quarterback this week against Jacksonville.

The last time Young took Kerry Collins'(notes) job, he led the Titans to an 8-5 record while accounting for 19 touchdowns (12 pass, 7 rush). He's not uninteresting, but he's also a player with almost unlimited fantasy downside. If you want VY right now, he's all yours. He's four percent owned. I'm willing to rank him ahead of JaMarcus Russell(notes) and Derek Anderson(notes) in Week 8, but that's as far as I'll go. This move doesn't help the value of any Titans receiver. [The Nashville Tennessean]
Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson(notes) participated in practice on Thursday, as did quarterback Matthew Stafford(notes). Both players are recovering from knee injuries of unspecified severity. Megatron presents a rankings challenge this week since he probably isn't at full strength, but the matchup vs. St. Louis is spectacular. Of course if he's on your do-not-bench list, then there's never anything to think about. [Detroit Free Press]
Terrell Owens(notes) acknowledges that his numbers are "pathetic" so far, but his rest-of-season goal seems attainable: "Owens opened his media briefing with a laugh and said: 'I've been looking at my stats compared to Roy E. Williams' stats over there in Dallas, and my goal is to have better stats than him at the end of the season.'" No mention of the fact that Miles Austin(notes) had more receiving yards and touchdowns in Week 5 than TO has totaled through seven games. [The Buffalo News]
Ahmad Bradshaw(notes) has a "crack in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot" as well as "a couple of bone spurs and loose bones in [his ankle]." But other than that, he's feeling great. (The fifth metatarsal is the bone on the outside of the foot, extending from mid-foot to the base of the small toe. Dunno about his "loose bones." That sounds like a problem. Might want to get those tightened). Bradshaw has been cleared to play, so use him as you normally would in Week 8. However, if the cracked bone does anymore cracking, we could have a serious problem. Here's Bradshaw: "I just plan on going out there and giving my all. If it breaks, it does and I’ll get surgery." [Newark Star-Ledger]
Andre Johnson(notes) isn't gonna let a bleeding lung keep him off the field. Heck, no. He practiced fully on Thursday. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak had this to say: "He took pretty close to all the reps he normally takes and he didn’t have any problems." [Houston Chronicle]
OK, this link is a couple days old, but it's no less useful now than it was when published. The Hazean took several of this season's most useful waiver adds (Rice, Nicks, both Austins, et al) and examined the upcoming schedules, engaging in a little forecasting. [The Hazean]
The FF Librarian examines fantasy points per target, looking for buy/sell opportunities. That's a sensible way to study the player pool (although all targets are not equal). It's really inexcusable that Chris Chambers(notes) is getting more looks this year than he did in '08. [Bruno Boys]


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