Good morning, Fools. It's a glorious Sunday. My son Preston was baptized today, so our family is celebrating.
And I'm blogging...at least for a few minutes. Here's what you need to know to get ready for the day:
No big surprises with the early game inactives. We knew, or assumed, that Donald Brown, Daniel Thomas, Kevin Smith, Matt Cassel, Peyton Hillis, Andre Brown and Danny Amendola would be out.
We also know Greg Jennings, Julian Edelman and Nate Kaeding were ruled out previously.
Hakeem Nicks traveled with the Giants to SF. He'll be a game-time call, but if he starts, he's risky. I'll probably start him anyway, just because of the upside; but I won't be surprised if he disappoints against the stout 49ers secondary.
Aaron Hernandez also will be a game-time call. If he plays, he's a near must-start. [Update: For what it's worth, the Boston Globe expects Hernandez to play but be limited.]
Things are looking up for a couple guys with nagging injuries playing Monday night. Demaryius Thomas (hip) is probable and Malcom Floyd (groin) is questionable, but expected to suit up.
Make sure you're following me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ladd_biro) for all the inactives and other late-breaking news.
Have a wonderful day, Fools!
About the author
Ladd Biro was named 2010 "Football Writer of the Year" by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Ladd's nationally syndicated columns have appeared in more than 20 publications -- including the Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Sun-Times and Sporting News magazine -- since 2003. During the NFL season, he can be heard nationwide on Sporting News Radio as host of the weekly "Fantasy Files" program, dispensing his unique blend of wit and wisdom. Since 2009, all his written fantasy content can be found on the Fantasy Fools blog.