As a Pats fan I'm usually in favor of playing Brown, but not this week. It's all ready been said that he probably won't start. Bill B. wants a clearer picture of how Patten, Branch, and Hayes figure into the WR picture, so my guess is that Brown will suit up but be listed as the 4th receiver. He won't actually BE the 4th receiver, however. They will use Kevin Faulk out of the backfield, along with fullback Marc Edwards. These are two good pass catching runners and it will be very difficult for the San Diego defense to distinguish between running plays and pass plays.
For the Patriots team this week:
Start: Brady, Branch, Pat's Defense
Bench: Brown, Patten (he may see Brown's double coverage)
In Flex Leagues, or if you need some RB help from the free agent pool this weekend: Start Kevin Faulk
Tight End is still a mystery in New England. Cleeland has seen more of the ball, but Fauria and Graham have produced in their short stints. They are all capable tight ends, and if any of the 3 were guaranteed the majority of plays they would be an every week starter. For now, bench them unless you're desperate or psychic. If I had to go with one of the 3 this week, I would lean towards Graham, who I think will be the eventual starter.