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Couple housekeeping issues. For those who have not heard the news yet, this the the injury status of some fantasy starters...
Sam Bradford, out
Jahvid Best, out
Sebastian Jankowski, out
LaGarette Blount, out
Zach Miller, out
Felix Jones, out
Andre Johnson, out
Peyton Hillis, questionable, has not practiced
Joseph Addai, questionable, but practiced fully on Friday
Now onto a few starters and sleepers before the games on Sunday.
Antonio Gates is expected to play, but he is likely going to get far fewer snaps than his normal numbers. I'd wait til right before his game to make any decisions on playing him or not. Likely not.
Filling in for Sam Bradford is A.J. Feely. Not exactly a fantasy football golden boy. Everyone that you had low on the St. Louis Rams against the Cowboys... drop them a few spots lower to make up for a second stringer. I'd wait another week before starting Brandon Lloyd as a Ram.
Maurice Morris should get most of the carries for the Lions when they go against the Falcons on Sunday. Falcons have given up 90 plus in five games this season to running backs, and if Detroit can get in a lead behind the passing game, Morris could see some fantasy stats this week. I like him.
Earnest Graham has shown that he is not done with the NFL yet. Chicago has been run on this year and I expect Graham to get a lot of chances. He has also been a major factor in the Buccaneers passing game. He has the second highest number of receptions of any Buccaneer.
The Dallas Cowboys backfield is full of question marks. Even with starter Felix Jones in the game, they have not been able to get any sort of run game started. Lots of eyes are on DeMarco Murray, but I would expect him to split carries with veteran Tashard Choice. Neither would be a confident fantasy football starter, but the Rams are 27th in the league against the rush. Last week, after Jones went down, Murray was the one picking up most of the work. With the split though, neither guys is a sure think fantasy starter.
Kansas City has named Jackie Battle as their feature back this week. He will lead the Chiefs in carries. Oakland is giving up about 115 on the ground per game. I have Battle as a top runner this week. After going off against the Colts, this man has a lot to prove for himself and his team. I start him.
And pretty much anyone who has asked a question to me this week knows that I have a bit of a Week 7 fantasy crush on San Diego WR Malcolm Floyd. New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will be facing off with Vincent Jackson, who could very easily be forgotten in this game, lost on the island. Meaning that, with Gates either out or limited, Floyd is going to have to step up his game and be the favorite target for Philip Rivers. Jets' second CB, Antonio Cromartie has been scored on pretty easily this season, so it is definitely possible for Floyd to go off. If you have him, I'd highly consider throwing him in at WR3 or Flex.
There you have it. Consider this to be this week's Advice Time post. I will be here up until the first kickoff answering any and all questions you throw at me. Hit it.