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Start Him: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan is not as elite a fantasy passer as he is a real-life quarterback, but he and Roddy White could combine for some video-game numbers against a Packers defense that will play without key cog Atari Bigby yet again, and that has a wounded leader in cornerback Charles Woodson (hampered by a toe injury but expected to play).
The bitter cold that will grip most of the country throughout the weekend won't reach Atlanta, and it certainly will not reach inside the Georgia Dome, so Ryan should have no trouble from Mother Nature.
Sit Him: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco has had a great stretch since the Ravens' bye week, with 882 yards and six touchdowns against only one interception in three games.
This week, though, the Ravens take on the sixth-best pass defense in football (Tampa Bay) at home, in the cold of Baltimore. The conditions and circumstance do not seem to add up to a good day for Flacco.
Injury Update: Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings
If the ankle, toe and shoulder injuries were not enough, Favre had plenty of headaches over the off-field turmoil through which he slogged for over half the season. Now, perhaps, he is gaining a bit of health back, and he participated fully in practice Friday.
He seems unlikely to really light up the Redskins, but he may have his best game of the year so far, for what that is worth.