Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday morning updates -- Week 7

Good morning, Fools. As I write this, it's heading into halftime for the Bills and Jags in London, and I'm watching on Yahoo. Weird.

Let's see what else is amiss across the NFL as we finalize our winning lineups...

I tweeted out the Bills/Jets inactives earlier, including Tyrod Taylor, Karlos Williams, Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin.

Here are a few more that have already been declared out/inactive for today: Ben Roethlisberger, Marcus Mariota, Bilal Powell, Dez Bryant, Nelson Agholor and Brandon Pettigrew.

There was some question whether Adrian Peterson would play today, due to an illness. But reports are circulating that he's feeling better, so he should be good to go. It's hard to imagine anything non-structural could keep that guy out anyway. He may not be 100%, but you obviously have to start him if you've got him.

Dion Lewis, who I already had pegged as a Benchwarmer this week against the Jets, is expected to sit out due to his abdomen issues. Looks like the LeGarrette Blount show in the Patriots backfield today, making him a good start despite the tough matchup.

Melvin Gordon, who has been a disappointment thus far in his rookie season -- to the Chargers and his fantasy owners -- is also expected to rest his weary ankle today.

Landry Jones will start at QB for the Steelers. I wouldn't rush to put him in my lineup, but I would certainly feel better about Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant with Landry under center vs. Vick.

Antonio Gates is shaping up as a true game-time decision. I'm going to hedge my bets and start Eric Ebron in the earlier game today, since he is expected to return from his knee injury after missing the last two games and Pettigrew is out.

John Brown is dealing with a hammy and is questionable heading into the Cardinals' juicy matchup with the Ravens defense in the Monday nighter. He's expected to go, but you'd be wise to have a backup plan (like Michael Floyd) in place.

Like that Patriots passing attack, do ya? Then you might want to grab Brandon LaFell if he's still available. He's eligible to come off the PUP list now and he could even be activated for today's game. He's not startable just yet, but you'd be better-served grabbing him now than waiting until after the weekend. He showed great rapport with Brady last year, and he could easily jump right back into a familiar rhythm.

That's it for today. I'll be tweeting inactives and other late-breaking news in a bit. Good luck, Fools!

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