Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sunday morning news you can use
Greetings, Fools. Here we go again. Let's take a quick look at what we know so far today, before the tweeting begins.
Donald Brown and Pierre Garcon did not travel with the team to Jag-land, so that's great news for Addai and Collie owners. Addai is questionable with a knee, but don't let that fool you. He's fine (just rested on Friday after practicing Wed/Thurs). They didn't want to take any chances because they knew Brown was unlikely to play.
It's looking more and more like Pierre Thomas won't play. The Saints brought DeShawn Wynn up from the practice squad, which is what they were expected to do if Thomas can't roll. Ladell Betts and Chris Ivory should get the most RB action, with Betts the better of the two.
If I had to guess, I'd say Andre Johnson will suit up today, but I'd also not be surprised if he was used mostly as a decoy. As I said earlier this week, you have to start him if he plays, because he's AJ. But you might not like what you get in return.
Ray Rice (knee) is a near lock to play today. Again, you probably can't afford to sit him, but going against the Steelers, in rainy/sloppy conditions, it could be a rough day for the fantasy superstar.
Fred Taylor (toe) won't play Monday night, which leaves the door open again for BenJarvus Green-Ellis to get the bulk of the carries for the Pats. He's a nice flex play against a Dolphins squad that has given up plenty of rushing yards this season.
The Raiders' passing attack has a terrific matchup this week, and Louis Murphy (clavicle) should be on the field. While it's hard to get excited about any Oakland player, Gradkowski-to-Murphy could be heard often today. In a pinch, both could make nice starters.
Looks like Jahvid Best will play today, so get him in your lineups against the Pack.
Steven Jackson is much more iffy, as he's not warming up on the field yet. Ken Darby is a risky proxy who could surprise.
Check my tweets for further updates in a bit. Good luck to all Fools!