Good morning, Fools.
So we all know Matt Ryan doesn't play well on the road, and London hardly qualifies as a home game. Add to the mix Detroit's league-leading defense, and this one is as easy a call as they get.
Wrong again. As I write, Ryan is on fire and his Falcons lead the Lions 21-10. But so far at least, Julio and Roddy haven't produced much. His TD passes have gone to bit players.
I hope you weren't the bonehead who forgot to check the inactives before the early game. I tweeted at 7-ish CT that not only was Megatron inactive, but all three of his TEs (Ebron, Fauria, Pettigrew) and Reggie Bush, were too. Atlanta is at full strength. Obviously.
Let's see what else is happening around the NFL today, as we try to figure out this crazy league.
Lots of chatter this weekend about interested suitors for Vincent Jackson -- from Seattle to New England, and others in between. It will be interesting to see how he fares today, given all the distractions, not to mention his sore ribs.
If V-Jax is traded, Mike Evans will be the new lead WR in Tampa Bay. He's available in most leagues and might be worth snatching for the stretch run.
A.J. Green (toe) has been ruled out, as expected.
Shane Vereen has missed practice this week due to an illness, but he will suit up against the Bears today.
Shonn Greene was arrested on Friday for a handicapped parking violation, plus assorted other offenses. But naturally, it will likely take months before he gets any kind of consequence.
Still looks like Colt McCoy will get the start for the Redskins on MNF. But don't be surprised if RG3 is active and available to come in should McCoy flounder.
OK, that's it for now. Heading back to Twitter for the inactives and other late-breaking news. Good luck today, Fools.