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.
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.