Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday morning updates - Week 6

Greetings, Fools. Who's ready for another great day in Fantasyland?

Here's what I know -- and think I know -- as of this morning. As always, I'll be tweeting inactives and other late-breaking news as we get closer to kickoff.

Aaron Rodgers is a virtual lock to start. Don't hesitate to start him if you've got him.

Favre will surely start, too, though he's not as safe a bet to perform well against the Cowboys.

Vick will be the emergency QB today, which raises hopes that he'll be back under center as the starter in Week 7.

Donald Brown and Anthony Gonzalez did not travel with the Colts to Washington, so consider Addai a very good start. Garcon and Collie are still a toss-up, with Collie having a much better body of work to date, though Garcon has reclaimed his starting job.

Peyton Hillis says his sore thigh is feeling great, so no worries about him suiting up today. But I don't think he or his thigh will be feeling so hot after the Steelers are done with him.

No-Show Moreno will be a game-time call, but don't bother with him even if he starts against the Jets.

Fred Taylor is out again, leaving the backfield mostly to BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He's OK in a pinch, but not a great option.

Pierre Thomas won't play this weekend, and they're saying now that he could even be out again NEXT week. Wow. Betts and Ivory will continue to share the load in his absence.

Darren McFadden's status will go down to the wire, but don't count on much even if he plays. BTW, as long as Bush keeps doing well, there's no guarantee Run-DMC gets his starting job back once his hammy is 100%. It's a tough world...

This could/should be the last week Ryan Mathews comes off the bench. Assuming he has no further set-backs this week, he should be the starter in Week 7, and the workhorse of the Chargers' offense going forward.

Dez Bryant will probably be active, but he's clearly not 100% and should be reserved against the Vikes.

Calvin Johnson will be a last-minute decision today. He's warming up on the field now, but it could still go either way.

Andre Johnson is a much better bet, and even Jacoby Jones should be back. That's good news for the struggling Schaub against a tough KC secondary; but don't count on much from Jacoby.

Tampa Bay's Mike Williams will be a game-time call, but he will probably play.

As I said in my Sporting News column yesterday, keep an eye on Owen Daniels today. He should be close to fully recovered from his knee surgery, and he's still available in more than half of all fantasy leagues. He could be a steal heading down the stretch.

John Carney is out, and Garrett Hartley is back in as the Saints' kicker. If you're riding this roller coaster, be sure to adjust accordingly.

NOTE: Lawrence Tynes sprained an ankle this week in practice and could miss today's tasty matchup with Detroit. Shayne Graham was brought in just in case. If you're relying on Tynes, you'd better make other arrangements.

1 comment:

  1. The Lions have done quite well on offense without Stafford, but Calvin Johnson is clearly the key to their success. If Calvin is less than 100% the Lions are going to struggle to move the ball.