TONIGHT! we answer the question to why Mike Tolbert is relevant. How does anyone in Carolina notice when his name isn’t Newton, not the cookie, the quarterback! Why do Americans love their football so much and their politicans so little, tell me your thoughts at #idiotsrule. Why does this only sound good in my own head when I do this in a Steven Colbert voice? Maybe it’s the three beers and three glasses of scotch I’ve had. I don’t know, you can watch the real Colbert Report if your are already tired of this. In the spirit of the Colbert Report we will do the Word about Mr. Tolbert. He’s scored 3 on the ground and 2 through the air this year. All of those TD’s came in victories for the Panthers. Like any owner of the most relevant fullback in football, we hope Señor Rivera sees this too and decides to give him a chance to score every week because Tolbert +TD = VICTORY….for them and you. He’s a great bye week filler and will be someone to watch for match ups every week. I think the risk is similar to Danny Woodhead earlier in the year when we were unsure whether to start him or not for fear of touches. With the Panthers on a roll, I would go big, literally and send Tolbert out there if you have the need. He faces the Falcons this week who are competing with the Texans for biggest disappointment of the year award.
Thanks to injuries we got to see some people get chances to shine. Andre Ellington looked good for the Cardinals and THEY CRUISED to an easy victory. For those of you that follow Sky or Murph on Twitter, the Bruce Arians jokes are hilarious and abundant. We would like to see things stay the same going forward, but I think the reality is when Rashard Mendenhall is healthy we see them go back to the frustration zone. Mike James had a decent game last week while filling in for Doug Martin, oh that’s if you are in a carries or 1 point PPR league and I still wouldn’t start him unless I absolutely had no other choice. DeMarco Murray might be back, but I would hold Joseph Randle. I don’t think the Cowboys need him against Minnehaha and he might be a game time decision. Follow JB Gilpin on Sunday morning for the latest updates and advice on that situation. You should start stashing Andre Brown, Shane Vereen, and Donald Brown. Andre Brown and Vereen should be back soon and they are going to be relevant as we start to gear up for the playoffs. I think this is the make or break week for Trent Richardson in Indy. Donald Brown is breathing down his neck and the Colts are playoff bound. I hope everyone had a great Halloween, I went trick-or-treating, carved pumpkins, and worked a carnival, all in the same day. I’m tired and really need to watch TNF highlights which I missed on account of this great holiday.
FUZZY HANDCUFFS – They’re fun, sexy, and when someone breaks them out it’s good times ahead
1) CJ Spiller (Fred Jackson, Tashard Choice)
2) Ryan Matthews (Danny Woodhead, Ronnie Brown)
6) Giovanni Bernard (BenJarvus Green-Ellis)
7) Arian Foster (Ben Tate, Greg Jones, Javarris Williams)
STANDARD ISSUE POLICE CUFFS – Ever sat on a curb while your car was searched? Been in the back of a cruiser piss drunk after getting this ridiculous haircut….in week 6? Get caught by Five-O while taking a leak behind a dumpster and were worried you would have to register as a sex offender for indecent exposure? Like the strength of those cuffs, these cuffs are worth owning or being heavily watched in 10 team and up leagues. These backs are in split situations, have fuzzy cuff potential, and are solid fill ins when the starter is out.
10) David Wilson ( Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox, Brandon Jacobs, Andre Brown)
13) Trent Richardson (Donald Brown, Daniel Herron)
14) Alfred Morris (Roy Helu, Evan Roysteer)
15) Steven Jackson (Jaquizz Rodgers, Jason Snelling)
16) Knowshon Moreno (Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball)
18) Willis McGahee (Chris Ogbonnaya, Fozzie Whittaker)
19) LeSean McCoy (Bryce Brown, Chris Polk)
20) Chris Johnson (Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle)
DUCT TAPE – Handcuffs of the homemade variety? Hey, you might be in a pinch and looking around your garage and you find man’s 2nd best tool, don’t make me explain our 1st. In the right instance they can be as secure as Tehol at a Victoria’s Secret model party or as volatile as Jaywrong trying to navigate the dating scene in the D.C. area. The thing with duct tape is you never know how it’s going to hold up, I’ve seen it last anywhere from a day to 10 years, you never know. These backs may be sexy but we’ll never know, back up studs, or are left for dead on really bad teams. Add at your own risk of never playing them.
21) Frank Gore (Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, Anthony Dixon)
23) Ray Rice (Bernard Pierce, Shaun Draughn)
27) Marshawn Lynch (Robert Turbin, Christine Michael)
28) Matt Forte (Michael Bush, Michael Ford)
31) Le’Veon Bell (Felix Jones, Johnathan Dwyer)
32) Adrian Peterson (Toby Gerhart)
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