Good morning Razzballia! First off, I’d like to give ya’ll my thanks for reading and supporting the site and talking fantasy football with me as if I’m not the biggest dork this side of Clay Aiken. It is nice getting three games on this, the holiest of turkey days. I am already stuffed from the continuous pre-grazing on a cornucopia of gastronomic delights. This post will probably be short since purging is in my near future.
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With this short week before today’s three games it’s been hard to gauge injuries. It kind of sucks needing to choose between players going Thursday and Sunday. But that is the burden we bear!
Jahvid Best: He is listed as probable, but if you haven’t dropped him all the way off your team, you should drop him to your bench at least. I need to hear much more promising reports before I think about starting him.
Tony Scheffler: He is almost certainly out which is great news for Pettigrew and Lord Voldemort (who is that? Shaun Hill?)
Reggie Bush: Payton and company are being hush hush regarding Bush’s playing status. Hes practiced, but Payton says he won’t play him unless he is 100% The only good thing about that is we should be able to throw him out there if he plays.
Jeremy Shockey: He should be a game time decision like Bush, so playing Jimmy Graham just got a little riskier.
Felix Jones: He was limited in practice on Wednesday and will be a game time decision. I would rather not risk it unless you have no other options. If he doesn’t go, Marion Barber will get the start with Tashard Choice getting more work. It isn’t the greatest fantasy situation in the world.
Tom Brady: He is listed as questionable which means little to nothing. He’ll play.
Pierre Thomas: He practiced on Monday, but then hasn’t practiced since. The Saints beat reporters are assuming there was a setback. We’ll just have to proceed in wait and see mode for now.
Owen Daniels: It isn’t looking great for OD which is good for JD. Dreesen will have a nice matchup if Daniels doesn’t go.
Jonathan Stewart: Mike Goodson has earned some playing time, but Every Other-Daily Show should get the start which will hurt both their values.
Brandon Marshall: His injury looks like it will keep him out this week and possibly next week. He’s been a disappointment to say the least. This would make Davone Bess and Brian Hartline the starters and probably give Hartline a good chance at being fantasy worthy.
Mike Williams (SEA): It’s not looking good for him to play this week. We don’t really have much of a timetable though.
Patrick Crayton: The return of Vincent Jackson was already hurting him, but wrist surgery hurts him more. He hasn’t been put on IR yet, but you should put him on TC. (The Curb)
Joseph Addai: He plays Sunday night and looks like he will be a game time decision. I would play it safe and bench him, but this also makes Donald Brown a little riskier.
Zach Miller: He is practicing, but probably needs to be off his foot instead. I’m not really sure what to do with him. He’ll probably go again this week, but he will probably be less than 100%. I may start looking for better options.
C.J. Spiller: I hesitate to even mention him here since that indicates he may be startable at some point. He has an outside shot at playing this weekend, but of course you wouldn’t even consider playing him against Pittsburgh. He should be on your waiver wire.
Malcom Floyd: He had a hammy setback (he didn’t want the kids getting into it and he is a pork fiend at the Thanksgiving table). Keep an eye on this, if he doesn’t go, that is Crayton and him both out which will make for some interesting discussions around the fake football fire.
Ryan Mathews: He’s still not practicing. Talk about a wasted pick. Hopefully you have Mike Tolbert to pick up the slack.
Chad Henne: There is a chance he will play this weekend. That’s a long ways from the catastrophic knee injury we were hearing tales of.
Andre Johnson: Finally some good news; AJ practiced in full and looks 100ish% Hopefully he can have a run at the end of this season like he did last year.
Ben Watson: He didn’t practice and could miss this week. For those in 2TE leagues, Evan Moore would make a decent pickup.
Ahmad Bradshaw: Due to his fumbling he has been demoted behind Brandon Jacobs. How much of this “demotion” is for show and how much is fo reals yo, is hard to tell. The Giants will need to run with half of their receivers playing extras on The Walking Dead, so don’t bench him automatically, but do temper expectations.
Tony Romo: Dallas is now saying Week 16 for a possible return. Who frickin knows? I had a waiver claim in on him and dropped it. Good thing too, he wasn’t claimed.