Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy Tuesday in Fantasyland

Lots of breaking news to report today, including --

Andy Reid reversed course and declared Michael Vick his starting QB. Kevin Kolb is ready to roll, but Reid decided to stick with the hot hand. That's not like him to change his mind like that...remember all those years he hung tight with McNabb? But Vick changed his mind with his stellar play. Grab him if he's still out there.

Reggie Bush broke his leg Monday night, and will miss 6 weeks, if not more. Look for Ladell Betts to come back to the team, but this is the best news Pierre Thomas' owners could have asked for (strictly from a fantasy perspective, of course).

In other news, Braylon Edwards was arrested for DWI. He's been in hot water with the NFL before, so a significant suspension is surely coming. Rumors are swirling that Jets coach Rex Ryan will bench him this weekend even if he doesn't have to, just because he's so upset with the bonehead. Consider trading Edwards before the announcement is made.

The Redskins released Larry Johnson, which is a huge boost for Portis' owners and a kick in the pants to my prediction of LJ's sleeper status this year. The team says they may bring him back, but they needed the roster room for special teams. They brought in Chad Simpson, who is a RB that also plays special teams. Could Green Bay give LJ a look now?

The Pats' Kevin Faulk is done for the year with a torn ACL, and the Falcons' Jerious Norwood is headed to IR with the same injury. That boosts Jason Snelling's role as Burner Turner's sole handcuff, making him a more attractive pickup this week than we thought just a day ago. But keep in mind that Turner appears to be fine, so it may be a while before Snelling gets another shot at significant playing time.

It's not official yet, but Bruce Gradkowski is expected to be named Oakland's starting QB over Jason Campbell tomorrow. You may recall Gradkowski put up some impressive stats last season when given the chance, so this is not an inconsequential development.

Devin Aromashodu has officially dropped below Earl Bennett, to the #4 spot on Chicago's WR depth chart. So much for the hype (which you didn't find here).

Jags backup QB Luke McCown is also on IR now, so anyone worried that David Garrard's job wasn't safe now only has to worry about Todd Bouman.

Dennis Dixon will have surgery, so scratch him off your really long QB list.

And more shocking news: The Colts' injury-prone Anthony Gonzalez is out yet again, this time for 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. His fantasy relevance is officially kaput.


  1. Ladd,

    As a flex player would you start Bradshaw againist Tennessee or McFadden againist Arizona?

  2. jmagoo,

    Tough call, but I'd roll with McFadden this week. You saw what Snelling just did to AZ...

  3. Hey Ladd,
    This fool is lookin for your Sunday's Watch'em rolls!

    Also, I have J Harrison as a RB#2-I have Michael Bush, and C. Taylor on my bench..which way do I go? am I totally screwed?

    Ben Jarvis Green Ellis is the only back except for Kuhn on the waiver wire

  4. Anon,

    Posting starters and benchwarmers now. You'll note my intrigue on BJGE. In your case, you might want to take your chances with him.