Posted by Will Brinson
Notable ACTIVES: Steven Jackson, RB, STL*;
*It's been reported that Jackson will not have a heavy load in this game, for those of you concerned with fantasy, etc.
Pierre Thomas, RB, NO -- That means Chris Ivory will get the start for the Saints against the Panthers. It also means that New Orleans will have to lean heavily on a possible-but-maybe-not-completely injured Drew Brees.
Michael Jenkins, WR, ATL -- Jenkins was thought to possibly return as soon as this week, but that's not the case. Barring San Francisco figuring out who/what they are, this shouldn't be a huge deal for a Falcons team that should dominate the 49ers.
Roman Harper, S, NO -- This would probably be a bigger deal if not for Jimmy Clausen being the Panthers starter.
Tony Pike, QB, CAR -- Those pining for the Piking in Carolina (should Clausen suffer the same fate as Matt Moore; a.k.a. being really bad) will have to wait, as Pike's listed as the third QB.
Armanti Edwards, WR, CAR -- The Panthers early investment in the raw talent continues to pay zero dividends.
Reggie Bush, RB, NO -- Duh. Just letting you know.
Garrett Hartley, K, NO -- Ouch, right? John Carney's going to do the kicking. This is only important if the game is close (we get to scrutinize the Saints' decision) or if you own Hartley in fantasy. Drop him, clearly.