Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday morning updates -- Week 5

Good morning, Fools. It's raining in Dallas! Great for our area, bummer for the Rangers. But we'll take it any way we can get it.

Now, on to the news...

First, as you'd better know by now, six teams are off this week. Make certain you're benching your Ravens, Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Rams and Redskins.

Big Ben will play today on his injured foot. He's a somewhat risky start against the Titans. Mendenhall will be a game-time decision. If he sits, Redman will be the man.

Ryan Grant will be back in the starting lineup after sitting out a week with a bruised lung. He should be full-go, so he's a better option than James Starks if you have to choose.

Beanie Wells is still listed as questionable, but is fully expected to play. We'll know soon enough, as the Cards play in the early round. Which is nice.

Don't expect Brandon Jacobs to be available today. Big game for Bradshaw coming.

Danny Woodhead will probably be inactive, leading to more touches for Stevan Ridley.

It will be interesting to see if Jacoby Jones (who will play despite his knee) and/or Kevin Walter step up in Andre Johnson's absence today. They rarely have before, and guessing which one has a better performance in any given week is virtually impossible.

Seattle's Mike Williams will sit this one out with a concussion.

Vincent Jackson will be a game-time decision with his bum hammy, but is expected to play according to the Chargers beat writers. They think he'll get at least as much action as he got last week, which was enough to produce very nicely. He'll face Champ Bailey, who could be a little rusty after sitting out since Week 1.

No Antonio Gates again today.

Aaron Hernandez will be a last-minute decision. Even if he starts, I'd be wary. I'd expect him to be worked back in slowly.

90% chance of thunderstorms in Jacksonville today. With two rookie QBs facing off (Dalton, Gabbert), the passing games could be very sloppy in this one.

That's it for now. Inactive reports coming out shortly. Make sure you're following along (@ladd_biro). Good luck, Fools!

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