Good morning, Fools! It's that time again.
A few late updates before the tweeting begins...
As tweeted yesterday, Reggie Bush did not make the trip to Tampa Bay today. That's great news for Pierre Thomas and his owners. Consider him a must-start against the Bucs.
Both Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood are out today, which is great news for those who picked up Jason Snelling. Roddy White will play, however.
Interesting news out of Houston, where Steve Slaton has apparently earned his starting gig back from Ryan Moats. Of course, the first time he fumbles it's all over. But if he manages to hang onto the ball today, he could have a nice outing.
Don't be surprised if one of this week's hottest waiver-wire acquisitions is Chris Jennings. With Jamal Lewis (ankle) hobbled and fading fast, and Jerome Harrison inactive, the backup RB will be given an opportunity to audition for greater backfield duties. The matchup vs. the Lions won't hurt. If you have an extra K or D/ST or other deadwood on your bench now, it might not hurt to grab him while he's a free agent and before you need to use a waiver wire priority on him.
ESPN reports that Chris Simms will start today over Kyle Orton. Doesn't necessarily mean that Orton will be inactive, though. We'll have to wait on that. But that's not good news for Brandon Marshall.
Justin Gage is out again today. Kenny Britt will start in his place. Despite the favorable matchup with the Texans, it is still wise to avoid anyone in a Titans jersey not named Chris Johnson.
Todd Heap probably won't play today, leaving the Ravens' starting TE duties to LJ Smith.
OK, the inactive reports are starting. Follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ladd_biro) for all the late-breaking news.
And once you've set your lineups, take a look at this article from NFL.com: http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8145ad3d&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true, which goes into some depth about how many NFL players share our passion for fantasy football. Good stuff.
Good luck today! Here's hoping if someone kneels intentionally at the one, he's playing for your competitor!