Wow, this season (and year) is flying by. Already we're at Week 10. The postseason isn't far ahead. Let's cover what we need to know to make all the right lineup decisions today.
Darren McFadden and his immediate backup, Mike Goodsen, are both out today. My flier of the week, Taiwan Jones, should be the primary ball-carrier, with FB Marcel Reece also in the picture (though more effective as a receiver). Can't say I'm crazy about either, but Jones is a viable desperation play.
Doesn't look like there's any reason not to start Ahmad Bradshaw, but I'm still worried about Hakeem Nicks, who is also active. He hasn't done diddly in four games; nor has his QB. I'm reserving him; but with a guy like Nicks, he could certainly make me regret it. All I know is I've regretted starting him for the last four weeks...
Percy Harvin is out. The only Viking to trust is AP.
Amendola will play, but he draws a stout 49ers defense. If you're in a PPR league, he's not a terrible option. But I'm still giving him another week to get in shape, and to face a less formidable opponent.
Antonio Brown and Rashard Mendenhall will sit out Monday night's game. Still like Emmanuel Sanders and Isaac Redman in their respective spots. Jonathan Dwyer should backup Redman and could have a decent night too, if only because the Chiefs are so bad.
Both Megatron and Titus Young are active today. Obviously, the former is a must-start. Young, not so much. You probably have more reliable/consistent alternatives.
Updating a previous blog post, Aaron Hernandez will NOT play due to his lingering ankle injury. He and the team have decided not to rush him back early, as they did before. Get him out and find another option. Gronk, Lloyd and Welker are all playing.
Owen Daniels will be a game-time decision tonight. You'd be best served going with someone safer in the earlier games.
Okay, Fools; that's it for the blogging. Inactive reports have begun. Make sure you're following my tweets (www.twitter.com/ladd_biro). Good luck today!
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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.