A lot can change in a matter of a few days, and those changes have affected the Perfect Draft column I wrote just five days ago.
Among other things, Arian Foster and Jacoby Jones have gotten pricier (but are still worth drafting). Moving them up the list meant I had to replace and juggle some of the other picks, while also remaining within everyone's ADP.
Check out my updated Perfect Draft at the Sporting News' Fantasy Source: http://fantasysource.sportingnews.com/football/experts/ladd-biro/2010-09-03/4th-and-long-the-perfect-draft
And in case you missed it...
Rookie RB Montario Hardesty is out for the year with a torn ACL. That's a big blow to the Browns, but good news for owners of Jerome Harrison (right). Peyton Hillis and James Davis are the backups, with Hillis the more valuable of the two.
Also, Big Ben's 6-week suspension was reduced to four weeks, while Byron Leftwich has suffered a knee injury that will keep him sidelined indefinitely. That means Dennis Dixon will be the Steelers' QB to begin the season. That could be interesting. Plan accordingly if you own Ward or Wallace.
Neil Rackers, as predicted here a month ago, has won the kicking battle in Houston. He's a terrific last-round pick, given the offense he'll be batting cleanup for. Kris Brown will likely land elsewhere soon, but not in as sweet a kicking destination.
And LenDale White is done for the season (heck, let's call it a career) with a torn Achilles.
Don't forget to tune into The Fantasy Files on Sporting News Radio tomorrow morning (9 AM ET/8 AM CT) for more late-breaking news and advice for your upcoming drafts.