Every Sunday in the NFL is a bloodbath in one way or another, but what we just witnessed over the last 24 hours felt more devastating than usual. Let's start picking through the wreckage.
• It sounds like Doug Martin (labrum) is probably done for the year; we're just waiting on the Bucs to make it official. The only fantasy positive comes in the expected designation - at least you won't have to wait around and hope for a miracle comeback.
Rookie running back Mike James, an unheralded sixth-round pick last April, steps into the big chair going forward. He wasn't anything special in the Atlanta loss (14-45 rushing, 3-8 receiving), but volume is a valuable thing in our fake games. Consider him a depth add and maybe a low-end flex for now, though the upcoming schedule (Carolina this Thursday, Seattle after that) is ominous. (Go out for a pass, Vincent Jackson. Don't worry, Mike Glennon will keep chucking it.)
• Have we seen the last from Reggie Wayne? The estimable Colts wideout and possible Hall of Famer suffered an ACL and meniscus tear in Sunday's victory over the Broncos, ending his season - and remember, he turns 35 in mid-November. Indianapolis has reasonable depth at their receiver spots - Darrius Heyward-Bey and T.Y. Hilton will be asked to do more, perhaps LaVon Brazill is ready to step forward - but you don't lose a Wayne type and not feel it. I'm not going to radically alter Andrew Luck expectations, but I might bump him down a spot or two.
• So much for the Brandon Jacobs revival - his hamstring injury has him doubtful for Monday's home game against Minnesota. The Giants don't have a lot of faith in their young backs, so they added Peyton Hillis off the street this week. Sounds like Eli Manning will be chucking 40 or more passes again.
• We finally have the news on Jay Cutler, and it's not good - he's expected to miss a month due to his groin injury. Marc Trestman's genius reputation will be well-tested during the Josh McCown cycle, though McCown played very well in relief at Washington. The Week 8 bye is well-timed; after that, Chicago plays Green Bay, Detroit and Baltimore.
• Sam Bradford suffered a torn ACL during Bring It On 3 the loss at Carolina, and with his season ending we can pretty much put a fork in the Rams passing game. I can't imagine who's going to coach up Kellen Clemens to relevance; certainly not Brian Schotenheimer. Zac Stacy, be rested for Sunday.
• As a human being you have to be rooting for Jermichael Finley, who is in an ICU unit after suffering a frightening neck injury against Cleveland. Finley suffered a concussion four weeks ago, you'll recall, and his young son asked him to give up football for good. Andrew Quarless is rather pedestrian as the next man up, though you never say never when it's an Aaron Rodgers offense.
• Arian Foster only had four carries before a hamstring injury ended his day at Kansas City. Ben Tate (15-50) didn't do much in his absence. The Texans are one of six teams off in Week 8. Foster is downplaying the injury, as most athletes are wont to do.
The depth chart is a mess behind Foster: Ben Tate has four broken ribs (of course, he's downplaying it, too) and Cierre Wood was just released from the team for off-the-field issues. Is Domanick Davis still in game shape?
• Nick Foles likely suffered a concussion and it's thought the Eagles will do all they can to get Michael Vick back for Week 8, even if he's not 100 percent. Anything that keeps Matt Barkley off the field, we're in favor of. The Eagles offense should get its groove back against the Giants.