Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday morning observations - Week 7

Good morning, Fools. It's another beautiful day in DFW, and in Fantasyland.

The Giants and Rams are already going at it in London, and we have a full slate of games kicking off soon. Let's see what we need to know to dominate our opponents today...

LeSean McCoy is active after all. Which really ticks me off since I moved Tevin Coleman from my flex spot to starting RB in Shady's place and put Alshon Jeffery and his crappy 3 for 33 on Thursday night in my flex spot. Reports suggest Shady will be used sparingly (20-25 snaps, due to his tender hammy), with Mike Gillislee getting the bulk of the workload in the favorable start in Miami. McCoy's a risky start, but I would've taken my chances over Jeffery in my flex if I could do it over again.

Terrelle Pryor poses similar risk, as he's active but could exit at any time if his hamstring flares up.

Jamaal Charles is also active, despite worries all week that he would sit out due to swelling in his knee following his return to the field in Week 6. Given how well Spencer Ware has been playing, you have to figure Charles' touches will be limited today. Ware is a great start.

Latavius Murray will be back in the Raiders lineup, but he'll likely be lost in a three-headed rotation with the two rookie RBs. All bets are off on this backfield today.

Joe Flacco will play today, which is a positive sign for Mike Wallace's prospects. With Steve Smith out again, only Wallace is worth starting consideration despite the favorable matchup with the Jets. And since Geno Smith will be under center in New York, you've got to figure the Ravens will get the ball in good field position on a regular basis.

The following are out, or almost certainly out, this weekend: Ben Roethlisberger, Josh McCown, Carlos Hyde, Doug Martin, Thomas Rawls, Theo Riddick, Dwayne Washington, Robert Woods, John Brown, Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, Corey Coleman, Jordan Reed, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Eric Ebron, Dwayne Allen and Jordan Cameron.

Stefon Diggs is active.

Those of us who've been waiting (im)patiently for the return of Tyler Eifert will get our first glimpse of the tight end today. That said, I'm keeping him safely on my bench for at least one more game, since he could very well be eased back in. Wouldn't be surprised if he gets involved in the red zone and forces his way back into a starting fantasy job in Week 8.

That's it for now. Inactives and other late-breaking news coming via Twitter next. Good luck today, Fools!

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