The QB queue

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Week in Review: QB Matt Cassel wasn't stellar stepping in for Tom Brady, but he didn't kill his owners either. Sometimes that's all you need.

The struggles continue for some of last year's top signal-callers, including Derek Anderson and Carson Palmer. WR Brandon Marshall didn't lose a step after returning from his suspension - quite the opposite.

RB Michael Turner came back to earth with 42 yards and no TDs. QBs Jay Cutler, Philip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers are top point-getters after two weeks. Can they keep it up?

Who to Start: A good week followed by a great week means you should take a serious look at QB Jason Campbell and his favorite target, WR Santana Moss.

Similarly, QB Jay Cutler is at home against a Saints team that traditionally doesn't travel well. QB J.T. O'Sullivan also looks good at home versus a Detroit team who can't stop anything.

The Ravens' D suddenly looks like its old, no-brainer-start self against a struggling Browns offense.

Two tough weeks for RB LaDainian Tomlinson, but if he's healthy you have to go with him. Watch those injury reports closely, though. Seems he's particularly less productive when he's ailing.

Waiver Wire Watch: Speaking of LaD, his backup Darren Sproles looks very capable.

Those still desperate for a QB (like Derek Anderson and Carson Palmer owners!) may be tempted by Trent Edwards and his solid performance against a strong Jaguar defense - on the road, no less. He's likely available.

WR-wise, the 49ers' Bryant Johnson could be available, though he's not posting monster numbers. If you need an RB, you might want to try the Raiders' Michael Bush. He may be a one-week wonder, but he got a lot of work against the lowly Chiefs.

Most of the good defenses are gone, but check out San Francisco if your D/ST has fallen flat.