It’s Week 14, we’re into the fantasy playoff season and you have an opportunity to sneak in a starting running back on the highest scoring team in the NFL. What a gift. Problem is: It’s Green Bay’s Ryan Grant and he will continue to be a non-factor against the Oakland Raiders in Week 14.
James Starks is out with an ankle injury and it how often could you slide an experienced starting running back that is owned in just 40 percent of Yahoo leagues into his place? Not very often, and it’s still not worth it with Grant.
I am not usually the fantasy player that looks to the vulture, the goal line-back, but injuries and matchups have left me no choice as the fantasy playoffs start. And that combination might just have produced us a great play in Week 14 in the form of Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.
The Ravens are coming off a game in which their running backs torched the Browns to the tune of 292 rushing yards — Ray Rice had 204 of them on 29 carries and one score; Ricky Williams had 76 yards and a score on 16 more carries.
It pains me to write that Houston Texans receiver Jacoby Jones is a viable reach play in Week 14 against the host Cincinnati Bengals with Andre Johnson (hamstring) already ruled out and Kevin Walter (illness) a game-time decision.
Every time we think Jones has a good matchup or opportunity to be a sneaky play, he lets us down. And when we are least expecting it, he comes through.
You can’t count on Santonio Holmes. You never know what you’re going to get out of Plaxico Burress. The same can be said for tight end Dustin Keller, but he’s the one with the likelihood of success for the New York Jets in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cardinals fans should feel pretty good that their team dodged a financial bullet
DALLAS, Texas — Let me start with this disclaimer: I am a St. Louis Cardinals fan. There I said it. It’s out there. The walls in my office are decked out with newspaper front pages of the Cardinals’ World Series victories and all things Redbird red. As I write this, a banner hangs over my shoulder with the St. Louis Cardinals logo and the 10 dates of their World Series titles (I haven’t taken it to a seamstress yet to get 2011 added. I need to put that on my to-do list.)
The wife of the accused Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky says she thinks he's innocent
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of Jerry Sandusky has broken her silence for the first time since the the allegations of sexual abuse were levied against her husband. It seems the trigger for her to step forward was her implication of negligence in the most recent accusations.
Be sure to have Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown in your lineup on Thursday night.
I told you Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown would be a top-12 receiver in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. I was wrong. He was a top-14 receiver, missing top-12 status by 1.17 points. So thanks, Pierre Garcon, Demaryius Thomas, Robert Meachem and Malcom Floyd — the models of consistency in 2011 — for getting in the way and making me wrong.
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