Ahmad Bradshaw has been running on a split hoof and it could crack wide open at any moment. Do you think this means he’ll get more work? Me neither. I can’t say he’ll get less work, but Jacobs has been running better than earlier in the season and they’ll want to be careful with Bradshaw. If I had to make a wild guess, uh, prognostication, I’d say Jacobs is the one to own. He could get hurt at anytime, which would then end up getting Bradshaw hurt, and then we’ll all be scrounging around for Danny Ware; which, if you have room you could start scrounging now.
Calvin Johnson: We finally may get to see our old pal Megatron back on the field this Sunday. Nothing is for sure, and I’ve heard good and bad things about his status. He’s a game time decision, but if he goes you have to get him in there. A gimpy Megatron against the Rams is like a one testicled Lance Armstrong against my cousin in, well, just about any sport. He’s 6.
Andre Johnson: Kubiak pronounced AJ ready to go and AJ also said they’d have to amputate his leg to keep him out of the game. I bet Ronnie Lott would have played without his leg, come on AJ, suck it up! He’s facing a decent Buffalo secondary, but nobody puts AJ in a corner, unless of course they’ve amputated his legs and arms and needed to prop him up somewhere.
Reggie Wayne: He returned to practice and looks like he’ll go. The march of the dinged up stud receivers continues and as long as they are marching around like that maybe they’re feeling ok. As long as he goes, Wayne is a must start against a middle of the pack San Francisco pass defense.
Brian Westbrook: He has yet to be cleared to practice and I’m typing this Friday night. Do you think he’ll play? Why they haven’t ruled him out is silly, yeah, I said silly. He won’t play. There, that’s your inside scoop from years and years of not being a complete idiot. Get McCoy into your lineups.
Percy Harvin: It looks like migraines are kicking his ass again. He should be able to go just based on the last time he had the problem and missed a Thursday practice. He’s always worth a WR #3 start because he could break one at any time. And if you have him in a return yardage league, well, you know.
Larry Johnson: It’s looking more and more likely that Johnson might have played his last game for the Chiefs. We’ve beaten you over the head to pick up Jamaal Charles for a while now, and that was a good decision on our part, but now those of you in cavernously deep leagues should think about Kolby Smith. Well, don’t just think about him, think about picking him up. He will probably get 5-10 looks a game and who knows what from there.
Mario Manningham: He injured his shoulder in practice on Friday, but then said he would play. You can’t believe him, especially with Hakeem Nicks breathing down his neck like your mom while she administers a drug test bought from Walgreens. Um, ma, I’m trying to pee here! Manningham has had some trouble hanging onto the ball and Eli don’t play that, even with the ham-phenated one. If you need him just be sure to check his status.
Matthew Stafford: It looks like he’ll play, and he has a great matchup as long as Megatron goes, but I’d be wary of him. I’m guessing his knee is a bit fragile and we could see Culpepper at some point. Well, some of us might see him , since the game will be blacked out in Detroit. Huh, the Lions and Rams game didn’t sell out? Shocking!
Beanie Wells: The Carolina run defense is barely putting up a fight week in and week out, but their pass defense is tops in the league. So what is a pass happy team like Arizona suppose to do? If they are smart, they’ll run it. Wells looked good against the Giants who are a better run defense than Carolina. This could be Beanie’s breakout game. If you have him, you have to start him.
Alex Smith: If Smith can keep from a total meltdown against a tough Indy pass defense I think he will be a good pickup. He looked great against Houston, but I need to see a tougher test before I get on the bandwagon or any kind of wagon for that matter.
Lee Evans: I had given up on him, like I had given up on TO, but Evans, not TO, is playing himself back into my fantasy football heart. Fitzpatrick has done one thing and that is show that Evans still has skill while TO is just too old. Romo was carrying TO and could still be if he had just shut his cake hole. But I digress, Evans is worth a start against Houston.
Cowboys Defense: They are finally coming around. I thought they’d do it a little earlier, but hey, better late than never. Seattle doesn’t travel well and their offensive line is decimated. Hasselbeck will have a lot of trouble staying upright in Big D.