There are lots of injuries to consider going into Sunday’s and Monday’s game. Actually, a whole lot of them are on Monday. Here are some to pay attention to. The rest of those injured guys can Suck It Trebek!
Sidney Rice: He has been activated from the PUP list and will see what he can do on the field, while you will also see what he can do before you fake start him.
Austin Collie: He made the trip to Foxboro so he is looking good to play. He is in the late game, which is a little scary, but his upside is high enough to take a risk on him if you are waffling between him and someone else.
Antonio Gates: If you have a good backup to Gates, I’d give him a start. Gates hasn’t practiced and it doesn’t look good for him to go. But if you don’t have a good backup and Randy McMichael is available, grab him. He didn’t have a ton of targets last time, but still got into the end zone, twice.
Malcom Floyd: He experienced some soreness after practice on Friday, but went through a full practice on Saturday. The Chargers receiver situation is a bit iffy with this news, but with Gates questionable there should be a lot of work for receivers. Even if Floyd goes, I think Seyi Ajirotutu should have a decent shot for a good game. Patrick Crayton is also startable, but more so in PPR leagues.
Ryan Mathews: Yet another Charger charged with wussiness. Mathews misses a great matchup so he can sit on the bench. Those are pretty nice seats at least. This moves Mike Tolbert up the rankings quite a bit since Denver is rotten against the run.
Brian St. Pierre: This island off the coast of Nova Scotia is a gorgeous base to start your whale and puffin sightseeing.
Zach Miller: The Gronk went all Gronktacular on the Steelers and Miller is also one of those tight ends, so he should grab three touch downs, right? Well, probably not, but the tight end position is much thinner at this point of the season than earlier in the season and Miller is a must start.
Mike Thomas: With Mike Sims-Walker doubtful it looks like Thomas will get plenty of work. He is a great start in PPR and a decent start in non PPR and a horrible start in pee pee aaaargh! (that’s a dude with a urinary tract infection).
Jahvid Best: He says his turf toes haven’t been slowing him down, but his play on the field disputes that assertion. He’s not a great start even against the Cowboys, but if you need to start him I’d feel better if it’s a PPR league. If you are in a crazy deep league we may even see a little Maurice Morris now that Kevin Smith is out.
Brandon Pettigrew: Tony Sheffler is a game time decision which gives BP a lit bump, unless you are in the Gulf Coast region. I’d feel a little better about the traitor Pettigrew this week, but Sirius Black won’t.
Percy Harvin: Amazingly he is healthy, or as close as he can be. Rice’s presence should help him as well. Slide him into the start column.
Donald Driver: He is a game time decision and looks like he has been pretty much passed by James Jones anyway. Start Jones.
Keiland Williams: Early in the week I was feeling decent about Williams getting most of the work, but now Clinton Portis is going to get a pretty good chunk of snaps, especially because he is the far superior blocker. I’d worry about Williams right now.
Vince Young: Let’s see, a mobile quarterback with a strong arm and a good deep threat at wide receiver, playing the Redskins?
Tony Moeaki: ToMo is no mo, at least for this week. And he shouldn’t be owned at this point anyway. He has the ability, but he just isn’t getting the targets. He’s worth targeting in dynasty though.
Joe Nedney: Just in case you don’t pay attention to kickers, Nedney is out and Andrus is in.
Joseph Addai: He still isn’t back and neither is Mike Hart P.I. This gives the totally depressing Donald Brown another shot and Javarris James another shot to take away any possible fantasy value DB might have.
Pierre Thomas: Yeah, he’s still not back. The word is he’s targeting week 13 to return. Whatever.
Reggie Bush: He is a game time decision, but looks pretty good to go. He has a decent matchup and with nobody stepping up at running back (why Ivory? Why!?) Bush has pretty good upside, about like his ex’s backside. But he is risky. I would throw him in there if you are feeling it.