LeSean McCoy is #1 in scoring for PPR leagues and #2 in non-PPR. And he is deserving of those numbers. He doesn’t seem to have any good backs vulturing from him and he is exhibiting all the skills of Brian Westbrook non-Niner version. Like Westy it is hard for McCoy to get shut out in a game because he will get you points via the ground or air. In PPR leagues I would give up a lot for him and since there are still a few people out there who see him as a RB2 you might be able to get a good deal.
Michael Vick: Most reports have Vick still being out for week 6 against the Falcons. Kevin Kolb should once again be their starter. He doesn’t have a ton of upside, but the offense keeps him throwing and makes him a low-end starter.
Jermichael Finley: You’ve already heard the horrifying news, but Finley is out 3-6 weeks. You have to hold onto him because he is elite, which kinda sucks. There are plenty of decent options on most waiver wires thankfully.
Aaron Rodgers: His concussion may keep him out of next week’s game, but we just don’t know yet. The league makes an outside doctor clear players now so it makes it tougher to get back on the field, so even if we hear good news it doesn’t mean he is clear. Matt Flynn would get the start which would hurt the few fantasy players left standing on the Packers team.
Beanie Wells: I know, I know. It’s tough to have any faith in him, but he was given 20 carries last week, and averaged a putrid 1.8 yards per carry. Defenses will make Max Hall beat them, but as long as Beanie keeps getting the carries he will become useful this season. I’d still try to buy low.
Brett Favre: He pulled a decent game out of his arse in the second half on Monday night, which bodes well for his post-Moss numbers. His body is slowly falling apart, but he usually toughs it out on game day. Moss makes him a starter until further notice, but I wouldn’t trade away a more stable QB and rely on the Dongslinger.
Marion Barber: It is pretty evident that Barber is getting his carries shaved. Felix Jones is likely going to continue getting more carries until he is injured and then I wouldn’t be surprised if Tashard Choice got a shot at the lead role. Don’t buy low on Barber.
Marshawn Lynch: All indications are that he is the main back in Seattle. hard to see him having a big game in Chicago, but he is a flex starter at the very least and has RB2 upside in better matchups.
Calvin Johnson: Still no definitive news on Megatron right now. The good news (maybe) is that they aren’t just shutting him down with the bye week on the horizon. If he practices he’ll play.
Clinton Portis: Just in case you were stashing him for his triumphant return, don’t. Most of the newspeculation is that he’s done for the season and even if he’s not, there’s really no reason to waste a spot on him, even in deep leagues. Grab Keiland Williams again since he is Torain’s backup if you are jonesing for an indigenous running back.
Dwayne Bowe: I had mildly high hopes for him this season, but his hands and Cassel’s arm are making those hopes give me the mopes. If you can get anything for him I’d go for it.
Devin Hester: It looks like his snaps are being scaled back to keep him fresh for returns. Unless you are in a return yardage league I think he is droppable.
Arian Foster: He seems to be healthy and most of his craptastic week 5 was due to the quick deficit. I could see making an offer for him with the slight perception of him being injured and having a poor game.
Matthew Stafford: It’s looking like his best chance for a return in in week 8, but by then he should be ready to go unless he has a setback.