Good morning, Fools. It's time to bone up for the Week 3 action. Here's what you need to know, so far:
Matt Forte is out. Michael Bush is a great play today vs. the Rams.
On the other side of the ball, Steven Jackson's groin is fine and he will play. He should have a decent outing. Save Daryl Richardson for another day.
Ryan Mathews will play and, as you saw in my Starters & Benchwarmers column Friday, I expect him to have a grand return.
Fred Jackson is hoping to return in Week 4, but it will be the CJ Spiller show in Buffalo again this afternoon.
Sad news for Torrey Smith this morning, as he learned that his brother died in a motorcycle accident. He left the team hotel and his status for tonight's game is currently unknown. Plan accordingly.
Greg Jennings had a good practice on Saturday, with no apparent set-backs; but his status remains questionable for Monday night. I imagine we'll have to wait for the inactive reports to find out for certain if he's a go. Then, of course, if he does suit up, will he aggravate the injury? It's probably best to use a sub today instead. Unless you have Randall Cobb, who has been upgraded to probable for MNF.
Pierre Garcon will not play for the Skins.
Marques Colston will play despite a sore foot. Keep him in your lineup, even though he's been disappointing. The Saints should bounce back fine against the sorry Chiefs defense.
Jets TE Dustin Keller is out with a bum hammy. Jeff Cumberland will start in his place. (No thanks)
That's it for now, Fools. Watch your Twitter feeds for the inactives and other late-breaking news. Good luck this weekend!
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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.