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Players to consider adding and dropping for Week 8 and beyond (based on a 12-team league with 15 players per team):

Quarterbacks

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Since taking over as the starter in Week 2, Washington's Mark Brunell has thrown 12 TDs against two interceptions and leads all QBs in fantasy scoring average over that span. He should be started every week -- five of the Redskins' next six opponents rank in the bottom third of the league against the pass. ... Cleveland is contemplating replacing Trent Dilfer with rookie Charlie Frye, who impressed during the preseason to earn the backup spot out of training camp. If the Browns fall out of playoff contention after games against Houston and Tennessee, look for them to turn to their QB of the future, who could make a nice fantasy backup in the latter part of the season. ... In each of the past two weeks, Chicago's Kyle Orton has outperformed Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck and Dallas' Drew Bledsoe in fantasy scoring.

Running backs

Tennessee's Travis Henry returns this week from his four-game suspension. With Chris Brown (shoulder) hurting and Jarrett Payton struggling, a fresh Henry could become the Titans top backfield threat immediately. ... The Packers turn to third-stringer Tony Fisher after Ahman Green and Najeh Davenport suffered season-ending injuries in the team's past two games. Fisher should be owned in all leagues, but keep your expectations in check - he'll play behind an awful offensive line and doesn't figure to carry the ball more than 12-15 times per game. Fisher has been a better pass-catcher than ball carrier in his career, so he should pile up some receiving points as the Packers shift to a pass-heavy offense. Backup ReShard Lee is also worth a look. ... Julius Jones is unlikely to suit up for the Cowboys this weekend against Arizona, meaning Marion Barber will be the featured back for the second week in a row. Pencil him in for 90 yards and a TD against the Cardinals. ... San Francisco rookie Frank Gore ripped off a 72-yard TD run at Washington last week to finish with 89 yards on nine carries. He'll take the starting job from Kevan Barlow within a month.

Wide receivers

Green Bay's banged up backfield should translate into a more free-wheeling attack, with Brett Favre throwing often and Donald Driver and Antonio Chatman benefiting. Chatman stands to become the Packers' No. 2 wideout while Robert Ferguson recovers from a knee injury and should be good for at least five or six catches this week in Cincy. Of Chatman's 15 receptions this season, three have been for TDs. ... Tennessee rookie Brandon Jones was playing well before leaving Sunday's game with a sprained knee. If he can't go this week, former second-round pick Tyrone Calico becomes the Titans' top WR option against Oakland's porous pass defense. ... Injuries are also piling up in Detroit, where Roy Williams is still nursing a pulled quad and ex-Raven Kevin Johnson (ruptured Achilles) was lost for the season. Rookie Mike Williams takes over as the No. 1 for now, and he's coming off a career game (five catches, 95 yards). Scottie Vines is the No. 2 for now, but don't sleep on former first-round pick Charles Rogers, who returns from a four-game suspension in Week 9. ... San Francisco's decision to go with Alex Smith at QB has stripped Brandon Lloyd of any value he had earlier in the season. Lloyd has two catches for 43 yards in two games since Smith took over the stating job. ... Look for Seattle's Bobby Engram (ribs) to return after the Seahawks Week 8 bye and become Matt Hasselbeck's No. 1 receiving target immediately. If he was dropped in your league, pick him up now.

Tight ends

The Packers are running out of options on offense, but they're still in good shape at TE, where David Martin and Donald Lee have both been adequate fill-ins for hobbled veteran Bubba Franks. With the Packers sure to open up the offense, all three players stand a decent chance of getting into the end zone in the weeks ahead. ... It was a long time coming, but K.C.'s Tony Gonzalez finally got involved in the offense with seven catches for 65 yards (both season highs) vs. Miami last week. Gonzo is still looking for his first TD of 2005; he should get it in Week 8 at San Diego.

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