Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday morning updates -- Week 12

Good morning, Fools. Here we are, just a week or two out from the fantasy postseason (depending on your league's rules). Hard to believe we're already on the homestretch.

I hope the tryptophan has worked its way through your system and you're alert and ready for a big Sunday. I also hope you were either starting Matt Stafford and Megatron, or at least not playing against them, on Thanksgiving. That would be a big hole to dig out of.

And those of you who started Romo...well, you can't say I didn't warn you. (He's now officially out for the season.)

Let's scan the league for the news we can use to dominate our competition today...

Nick Foles is expected to be under center again at QB for the Rams with Case Keenum still recovering from a concussion. Only Todd Gurley is worth starting from that team. That includes Greg Zuerlein, who may be sidelined with a groin issue. Zach Hocher would kick in his stead.

Spencer Ware will start at RB for the Chiefs against the depleted Bills. Charcandrick West's hammy has improved, but he's considered a long shot to play. Ware had a fine game last week after West departed, and he will likely be leaned on heavily again today.

We'll see what Tevin Coleman can do as the Falcons' starter today with Devonta Freeman out due to a concussion. Remember that Coleman was expected to be the starter this season before he was injured and Freeman began running wild. Can Coleman earn back at least a share of the backfield duties now?

The Falcons will also be without Leonard Hankerson and K Matt Bryant (quad), who is being replaced with Shayne Graham this weekend.

Carlos Hyde (foot) is out again for the 49ers. More of the (very boring) Shaun Draughn show coming your way.

Thomas Rawls has been taking it easy on his knee in practice this week, but he will be the workhorse against the stout Steelers run defense today.

And Javorius (Buck) Allen is your new starting RB in Baltimore. I like his chances against the Browns on Monday night, especially in PPR leagues.

Despite being questionable, both Jarvis Landry and Rishard Matthews are expected to suit up at the Jets. With Darrelle Revis out, their lives will be a lot easier.

Danny Amendola did not travel with the Patriots to Denver, so look for a very busy day for Brandon LaFell. Yes, it's a tough matchup, but Brady is on fire and I don't see him having too much trouble moving the ball against anyone. It doesn't hurt that DeMarcus Ware is still out for the Broncos.

Michael Floyd is on track to rejoin the WR corps in Arizona today after sitting out with a bum hammy last week. It's hard to be confident about his chances just because it should be an easy win for the Cards and they may opt to put Floyd on a snap count to minimize the chances of aggravation. I am sitting him in both leagues in lieu of safer options.

Emmanuel Sanders is on track to play tonight. It's unclear what his rapport will be like with his new QB.

It also appears that Malcom Floyd will test out the torn labrum in his shoulder today against the Jags. He could see a lot of targets, but just keep in mind that he could be out the minute he falls on that shoulder.

Kendall Wright (knee) is returning against the Raiders and could be a sneaky start for those with issues at the WR position.

Giants TE Larry Donnell and the Bucs' Austin Seferian-Jenkins are out today, but Travis Kelce (groin) will play for the Chiefs.

Need tight end help? It may be time to consider Vernon Davis, who caught all 6 of his targets from Brock Osweiler last week. The duo has some chemistry, and that could continue to bear fruit down the stretch.

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

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