Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fragile Freddy alert, and more

Big news out of Beantown: The Boston Globe is reporting that Fred Taylor could miss the rest of the season following surgery on his injured ankle. Though this is unconfirmed speculation at this point, it's obviously worrisome news if you're a Fragile Freddy owner.

I would never advocate taking advantage of a fellow league-mate. But, hypothetically, if someone were to have an interest in Mr. Taylor, you might just want to explore the trade possibilities before the news spreads further. I'm just saying...

In Oakland, Michael Bush has been named the starter, giving some clarity to the Raiders backfield now that Darren McFadden is going to be out for 2-4 weeks. If you're really desperate, Bush could be a decent pickup. Justin Fargas will surely see some carries, but the bruising Bush currently has the proverbial leg up.

Looks like Cadillac Williams will be the primary RB for the Bucs going forward. He has earned the job, and Derrick Ward has done his best to give it to him as well. Here's what OC Greg Olson said: "Our thinking was we could rotate him in with the other backs, but as good as he's looked, it's time we become more committed to Cadillac Williams as a full-time guy." Isn't it cool when a coach doesn't mince his words?

Not that you'd want to pick him up, but it does appear that Daunte Culpepper will be the Lions' starting QB on Sunday, due to Matthew Stafford's knee injury. As a Megatron owner, I'm actually kinda excited about that. Culpepper knows how to heave a ball up for a guy like Calvin Johnson (or Randy Moss) to go get it, whereas Stafford actually tries to place the ball in the right spot.

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