Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday morning updates -- Week 5

Good morning, Fools. It's another beautiful day in Dallas, and across Fantasyland. We have lots of ground to cover as we take a quick stroll across the NFL landscape, so let's get to it...

We learned yesterday (or earlier) that the following gents won't be suiting up in Week 4: Ben Roethlisberger, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams, Joique Bell, Eric Ebron, Vernon Davis, Stevie Johnson, Victor Cruz, DeSean Jackson, Breshad Perriman, Crockett Gilmore and Jordan Reed.

The Bills' backfield will be placed in the hands of Anthony Dixon and newly signed Boom Herron. I'll pass, thank you.

Fred Jackson is iffy, but expected to suit up for the Seahawks, though Thomas Rawls will get another start. Rawls should fare better against the Bengals than he did last week, but I'm not disappointed that I don't have him on my roster.

Beware the Cowboys RB situation. According to reports, Randle will start, McFadden will get his chance a couple of series in and Christine Michael will also have a shot. The "hot hand" approach will be used thereafter. Start any of those guys and you could be left with whatever he produces in 2-3 series, and that's it. Keep in mind that Randle has been displaying his immaturity lately, specifically with regard to ball safety. His coaches aren't taking that lightly. One more note: McFadden may be the biggest beneficiary of Lance Dunbar's injury, as he could be used as a receiver out of the backfield in the Brandon Weeden-led dink-and-dunk offense. If I had to start one of them today, it would be RunDMC, especially in a PPR league.

Andre Ellington is expected to return in a rotation with Chris Johnson and, to a lesser extent, David Johnson. If you had to pick one, CJ.6K is the guy for this week. But that could very easily change in the near future.

Devonte Freeman's owners don't really want to see Tevin Coleman return, but he will be this afternoon. That said, Freeman has done enough to solidify his hold on the starting gig. But things change quickly in the NFL. It's too early to write off the rookie (Coleman) completely.

Meanwhile, after patiently waiting out his four-week suspension, Martavis Bryant's owners will have to hold on at least another week as the receiver has not yet been activated reportedly due to a knee issue.

All eyes are on Julio Jones this morning during warm-ups. He is currently expected to play, but there are lingering concerns about possible tightness in his hamstring. If you're a Jones owner, you should be watching the Falcons' pre-game closely, as he could be declared active but pull up gimpy during warmups and sit the game out. It's happened before with other players...

And it looks like another week on the sidelines for Davante Adams, Sammy Watkins, Steve Smith and maybe even Alshon Jeffery. None of the above are official yet; but all of their arrows are pointing down for Week 4.

On a positive note, Julius Thomas is expected to make his Jaguars debut today, without limitations. It will certainly be interesting to see how well he meshes with Blake Bortles. Owners of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns aren't real excited about the prospect of surrendering targets to a beast like Thomas. My guess is that the TE won't be a major factor right out of the gate; but what do I know? This is the Jags offense, after all.

That's it for now. I'll be tweeting the inactives and other late-breaking news up until kickoff. As always, good luck out there, Fools!

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