Good morning (or whatever time of day you are perusing) from beautiful Cincinnati Ohio! — home of Skyline Chili, The Ickey Shuffle, Greater’s Ice Cream, WKRP, Joe Morgan’s ego, Fountain Square and Pete Rose’s bookies. I have been driving for what seems like an Al Davis’ age and I sure hope they have a Starbucks here. I mean, I know it’s a Chicago thing, but hopefully they’ve picked it up here as well. Anyway, there are some good games on tap today and while I go look for my soy latte, here are some links to get you more informed than you ever possibly needed.
But before we get there, make sure you enter our weekly contest so you can win shizz. I’ll try to get to questions, but if you guys can help each other out some, that would help me out. And tomorrow I’ll be at Paul Brown Stadium. I can’t wait to see the Browns play What a Monday Night game! And I sure hope i run into Stuart Scott so I can say redonkulous about 5,000 times in a row so he can know how it feels. Oh, and maybe stare at him, but just a little askew.
I took Antonio Gates out of the tight end rankings after I heard Norv Turner has never played a Charger that he has labeled doubtful. But of course it now looks like he will give it a try again and the last time he looked iffy and we didn’t start him, he caught a TD. I suppose you can’t not play him if he goes, especially against the Texans, but only if you have a backup in place, in case he doesn’t.
As always I love the information Evan Silva chucks at us in his Matchups article.
Jeff Ratcliffe over at Pro Football Focus gives us some value players for this week’s games. Always a good read.
Our friend Sara, the Fantasy Football Librarian, bestows upon us us her consensus start/sits.
Mike Tanier of The 5th Down looks at week 9 matchups.
According to Carl, Megatron Johnson is going to have a clam bake on Revis Island and check out what he wants to do with Mark Sanchez’s hair!