Injuries to monitor through the weekend

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QB Kyle Orton
Injury: ankle
Status: probable

Brad Biggs is reporting Orton will be ready to go on Sunday, which is a great thing for the Bears. But is he worth starting for on fantasy team? As always, it depends on the situation. The Packers have trouble rushing the passer - they have less sacks than the Bears - and previous reports this week had Orton moving with a slight limp. Orton has developed into a legit fantasy threat this year, but it's hard to expect him to put up big numbers this weekend coming off the injury.

RB Clinton Portis
Injury: knee
Status: doubtful

Portis didn't practice on Friday and it's unlikely he plays Sunday. Who's to get the start in his place? Shaun Alexander, the former MVP and touchdown champ. If you're in a pinch for a running back this week, Alexander is an intriguing option.

RB Felix Jones
Injury: questionable
Status: hamstring

While Tony Romo's return from injury will draw the headlines this week, the Cowboys have missed Jones nearly as much. Sidelined since Week 6, Dallas has been void of a big play threat without Jones. If it sounds like he'll play on Sunday, he may be worth a start.

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