Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday morning updates -- Week 2

Good morning, Fools. It's almost game time. Let's take a quick look around the league before the inactives are released...

Some of us will have to make a tough call early on Cadillac Williams, since Steven Jackson will likely go down to a game-time decision. I don't think he'll play -- he hasn't practiced all week -- but he could. And if he does, Caddy's value plummets. It would be best if you put Caddy in your flex position, especially if you have another RB or WR you could slot in in his place in case of emergency. For the record, I'm pretty sure S-Jax will sit.

Similar situation for Hakeem Nicks, though he is much more likely to start on MNF.

Arian Foster will almost certainly play today, unless he has a set-back during warm-ups. But I still think Ben Tate will get plenty of carries. He could be a decent flex play. Foster, of course, is a must-start if he's active.

Methinks Cam Newton is going to look like a rookie today. That means Steve Smith is not a no-brainer starter today. All depends on what your other options are.

Dez Bryant will also be a game-time call. Kevin Ogletree will start in his place if necessary. Miles Austin should have a very good outing either way against the 49ers.

Crabtree will be a last-minute decision in the same game. Don't start him either way.

Stevie Johnson is active and he's a good start for the Bills today.

Sidney Rice and Jacoby Ford were declared out earlier this week.

Both Jason Hill and Marcedes Lewis will miss today's game for the Jags.

After some worry during the week, Jermichael Finley is active and will play today.

Now, on to the tweets!


  1. What's going on with Antonio Gates this year? Is it just a slow start or does he have some nagging injury that isn't being discussed?

  2. He was OK in Week 1 (except for dropping a sure TD pass). Yesterday, I think it was mostly a product of New England taking him out of the game. He doesn't appear to be affected by his old foot injury. Be patient...he'll be dominating again soon enough.