Greetings, Fools. It's a cloudy day in Dallas, but it's always sunny in Fantasyland!
Here are some overnight developments to start your day. Remember to follow my tweets (@ladd_biro) for the inactives announcements and other breaking news.
Here's what we know so far:
The Chargers bumped Curtis Brinkley up from their practice squad to the 53-man roster, which seems to indicate the obvious...Ryan Mathews will be out. Mike Tolbert (pictured above) is a solid play this week.
The Denver Post says Buckhalter and Maroney will be rotated in Moreno's absence today. This latest report completes the full gamut of possibilities I've heard from various sources over the last two days: (a) Buckhalter will get the majority of carries; (b) the fully healthy Maroney will be featured, and now (c) they will rotate, presumably equally. Truth is, nobody knows, and if one player fumbles, or breaks out, that's what will determine the sharing. If I had to pick between the two, I'd roll with Buckhalter this week, simply because he has a little more experience with the team and he's likely to pull the start. But it's really a crapshoot. Against the Colts, though, there will be opportunities for one, or both, to shine.
We should get our first look at both Ladell Betts and rookie Chris Ivory in the Saints' game today. Both are contenders for the coveted backup role to oft-injured Pierre Thomas.
As if there was any doubt, Andre Johnson is active and will start as usual against the Cowboys.
Pierre Garcon did not travel with the team to Denver, so make sure he's (still) on your bench.