Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week 6 early updates

Here are a few snippets from my Sporting News column posted yesterday.

Ben Roethlisberger tossed five touchdowns on an injured foot last week. Now he says he feels "a lot better." I guess that means we should start him against the Jags.

Tony Romo is not yet completely healed from his rib injury, so he will wear a vest and take another shot from Dr. Feelgood before Sunday's game. But I wouldn't hesitate to rely on him against the Patriots' vulnerable secondary. Especially since he'll have both Miles Austin and Dez Bryant back on the field.

Rashard Mendenhall and his hamstring are no longer listed on the team's injury report. Though you still have to wonder if he is sufficiently healed, he is expected to reclaim his starting job this weekend. Get him back in your lineup.

Dolphins rookie Daniel Thomas fully expects to return to the backfield this weekend, but the Monday night start presents some risk. That said, he's worth a shot against a struggling Jets run defense that has given up a league-worst eight rushing TDs.

Figure at least one more week of rehab before Andre Johnson (hamstring) returns to the field.

Greg Jennings tweaked his groin in practice this week, but only people I am competing against this weekend should bench him.

Rookie sensation Julio Jones won't be suiting up on Sunday. Harry Douglas will take his starting spot, but look elsewhere if you need a fill-in.

Derrick Mason is now a Texan. Sadly, this has no relevance for fantasy players.

The Denver Post is reporting that Brandon Lloyd could also be moved before Tuesday's trade deadline, and that Carolina and Tennessee are the most likely candidates. As a Lloyd owner in two leagues, either destination would suit me just fine. But I'll go ahead and cast my vote for New England, if it's all the same to you. It's time to ocho-seis Chad Ochocinco anyway.


  1. As someone who owns both Lloyd and Wes Welker, I wonder if having Brandon land at New England would halve my usual bounty or double it...?

  2. It would probably affect the TEs more. But don't worry...ain't gonna happen.