I know a lot of you are in the championships. So I want you all to stay alert. There is a lot of late breaking news right now.
Pay close attention to Vincent Jackson and Ben Roethlisberger.
With no Big Ben, I have to move both Wallace and Brown down the charts a bit. Heath Miller would get a boost, and I like all Steelers RBs a bit more.
Watch out for Felix Jones and Roy Helu. Both were limited this week, if they practiced at all. And both of them have backups that people are talking about.
I expect both Jones and Helu to play, but you have be mindful that they could miss time and make way for their backups, Morris and Royster, respectively.
In other RB news, Chris Johnson is expected to play, I think his numbers will look a bit more like early 2011 than late 2011.
Michael Bush has the questionable tag on him. Id expect him to go as well, but read up on him before kickoff.
Beanie Wells is expected to play. I'm not very worried about him.
Marion Barber is out. Kahlil Bell will be getting the start and most of the work. Keep in mind that they are playing against the Packers, and that the Bears have little to no offense to speak of. That in mind, I would start bell this week depending on your other players. Especially in PPR. I don't expect any fireworks from the Bears here though.
At WR, AJ Green is probable. Should be played in all formats.
Mario Manningham is doubtful, which will bump Cruz up in my book. Not helping Hakeem Nicks any though.
Deion Branch is again a game time decision. I don't think he'll go. Welker (also questionable) should be fine though. Branch's injury helps out Aaron Hernandez again, and, dare I say, Chad Ochocinco.
Anquan Boldin is out. Bumping up Torrey Smith and Ed Dickson. Honestly can't tell you offhand who their third receiver is, but if you are asking that question... you are probably not in the championship game. I expect Baltimore to stick to the run though against a miserable run defense.
Greg Jennings again out.
Jacoby Ford out, giving Heyward-Bey a bit more love. Denarius Moore should also play though.
And no Anthony Fasano or Jake Ballard.