We had a nice little taste of football on Thursday, but it only made us hungrier! One game can give us football, but many games at the same time gives us fantasy football!  Here are a few tidbits of fantasy news.

The news continues to be bad for Beanie Wells. If he plays at all, it shouldn’t cut significantly into Tim Hightower’s workload.  Hightower has only had two 100 yard games in his career, but of course they were both in St. Louis!

Chad Henne: Supposedly Parcells is disappointed in Henne’s play and so are others.  But from what I’ve seen the Dolphins receivers have had some drops and the running game hasn’t been successful in helping take pressure off Henne.  He’s been a popular QB2 pick this season and I’m not ready to throw him to the wayside just yet.

Anthony Gonzalez: He will be the punt returner and in the mix for the slot with Collie.  If he could win out over Collie and retain return duties he would be pretty useful in return yardage leagues.  Keep an eye on him tomorrow.

Jamaal Charles: Coach Haley says he will choose who gets more work at RB by “feel.”  He better “feel” that JC is the best back they have, because if he doesn’t he is going to be “feeling” my fist in his gut.  Jones is atop the depth chart while JC Superstar got the start in the the third preseason game.  Start Charles.

Dexter McCluster: He is doubtful to play Monday night due to illness.  This helps our man JC even more.  If McCluster takes any runs or catches away from anyone it is probably JC more than Jones, so bump our man up a little more. Just hope JC doesn’t catch any runs from DM.

Larry Fitzgerald: He has been practicing in full so feel good about starting him as usual.  Even though Derek Anderson is not a good quarterback he has no trouble throwing the ball into coverage and Fitz has the ability to out jump, muscle, and catch any Rams defender.

Owen Daniels: He will start on Sunday, but that has always been the plan.  He will still be limited and eased into the role, so I’m staying away from him until I know he is going to get enough work.

Greg Camarillo: Childress says that Camarillo will see more work since he kicked Harvin and Berrian’s arse.  Well, I don’t think he said that exactly, but Camarillo will see more work than he did against the Saints.  Keep him in mind for PPR leagues.

Shonn Greene: Sexy Rexy says Tomlinson will see significant work on Sunday and then go get a mother effin snack.  It’s hard to know how this will break down, but against a stout Ravens’ run defense any splitting of carries hurts.  I don’t think LDT will hurt Greene over the long haul, but early in the season he could take some carries away.

Ted Ginn: Besides kickoffs he could also be used in punt returns.  Add the possibility of a long TD once in a blue moon and you have an even better return yardage league player than a few days ago.

Michael Jenkins: He is out for the Falcons’ game against the Steelers.  This upgrades Roddy White and Harry Douglas. But downgrades the poor Harry White Douglas.

Laurence Maroney: He is on the injury report and buried in the depth chart.  He’s getting easier and easier to drop.

Knowshon Moreno: He practiced fully all week, but there are conflicting reports on how effective and healthy he looked.  He will play and has a good matchup so I’m still liking him over those RBs with poor matchups.

Michael Bush: He is listed as questionable, but didn’t practice Thursday or Friday so I don’t see him playing.  This gives Darren McFadden the bulk of the carries.  Tennessee has looked good in their run D, but McFad is best in the receiving game so he could bypass that up the gut attack and do some work for PPRers.

Anthony Armstrong: The Redskins receiver has had some success with McNabb and Devin Thomas has done nothing of any consequence. He’s worth keeping on your radar.

  1. Jack says:
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    1 PPR…which RBs/WRs to start/bench? (I’ve asked you this before about 2 weeks ago maybe, but I just want to see if anything has changed since then.)

    Pick 2 RB: Gore, Charles, Foster, Bradshaw, McFadden
    Pick 2 WR: Wayne, Bowe, Gaffney, Nicks, Hester, Naanee
    Pick 1 RB/WR: (anyone from above)

    Right now I have Gore, Charles, Foster, Wayne, Bowe.
    I was considering benching Charles for Bradshaw, and maybe Bowe for Gaffney. Nothing against the Chiefs or anything, I just kind of want to see how it’ll shake down with Thomas Jones first, and I like Gaffney against that Jacksonville D.

    Would you (A) keep my lineup as is (B) start Bradshaw (or McFadden), sit Charles and see what the deal is there (C) start Gaffney, bench Bowe (D) B & C (E) get another job and get off the computer

    Thanks, Doc!

  2. chris says:
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    what two do you like out of these three RBs?

    Deangelo, JC or Arian Foster?

    I’m leaning towards Foster and JC as of now, thoughts?

  3. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Jack: A. JC!

    @chris: I would go JC/Deangelo. I think JStew will be eased back.

  4. adam says:
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    I had a disaster of a draft. 12 team PPR league. Any glaring weaknesses? Any ideas for strengthening them? (I’m hoping to trade Big Ben when he returns) Here’s my lineup:
    QB – Rivers
    RB – Steven Jackson
    RB – Knowshon Moreno
    WR – Fitzgerald
    WR – Harvin
    WR – Austin Collie
    Flex RB/WR/TE – McFadden
    TE – Carlson
    K – Bryant (ATL)
    DEF – Eagles

    Bench (x6)
    1. Roethlisberger
    2. Aromashodu
    3. Devery Henderson
    4. Mike Thomas (JAX)
    5. Huggins (hoping for a breakout)
    6. Buckhalter (Moreno’s handcuff)

    Thanks so much!!

  5. Doc

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    @adam: I’d say your biggest weakness right now is Carlson/Collie. Collie can be worthwhile if he holds off Gonzalez, but I’d still like an upgrade.

  6. LMack says:
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    Fred Taylor or Correll Buckhalter? Non-PPR.

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @LMack: Going Taylor

  8. dingo says:
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    who you like, pick 2rb, charles, greene or spiller. thanks

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @dingo: Charles/Spiller

  10. timsti says:
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    @Doc: Fred Taylor, Fred Jackson, or Ladanian Tomlinson? .5ppr.

    Taylor is a FA so id have to drop Jackson or Britt for him. Wells injury is messing up my master plan!

  11. cruisinkc says:
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    @Doc: Better start tomorrow…Knox or Welker?

  12. Gangrene says:
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    It seems like you really like JC. I was also going to ask if I should start JC or Foster (I already started Peterson; I also have Best; yes I am stacked at RB). I feel like Foster has a better a team and a better chance at TDs and JC has TJ looming. Do you really think JC over Foster is the obvious choice?

  13. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @timsti: I’d probably drop Britt for Taylor. He won’t last, but he should be the main guy for a couple games.

    @cruisinkc: I’m trusting Welker will be a full go, so I’m going with him unless I hear otherwise.

    @Gangrene: Obvious, no, but with McCluster now out and SD hurting at D Line I can see some long TD runs. The safer play is foster, but the higher ceiling is JC. I usually go with the higher ceiling.

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