Good morning, Fools. Let's take a look at the happenings around the league as we make our final lineup decisions for another weekend of fantasy competition.
Steven Jackson is active, but I still don't like his chances against the Seahawks.
Still too early to say if Matt Forte will suit up on Monday night (he's questionable). Be sure you have a fall-back option (like Michael Bush) if you have Forte in your starting lineup, just in case. Keep him in your flex spot, if you have one, so you can sub a WR in there if necessary.
Reggie Bush will be a game-time decision. He has a tough matchup with Arizona, but if he's 100% (which he isn't), he'd be worth starting.
In a very interesting development, both Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller are active today. So much for Tashard Choice... The two backs are expected to share carries, but if I had to choose between the two, I'd opt for Spiller. That said, it's anybody's guess how their respective production will shake out at this point.
Meanwhile, Ryan Williams will get his first start for the Cardinals, with Beanie Wells on IR. Also looks like Stephens-Howling will miss the game (he's listed as doubtful), so Williams will have very little competition for carries. His biggest issue will be Miami's strong run defense.
We learned last night that Hakeem Nicks is sitting out again. That's good news for those who snared Ramses Barden after his breakout game. Though his targets may be impacted by Domenik Hixon's return, Barden is still a solid bye-week or injury sub.
Kenny Britt has also been declared out for today's game.
Stephen Hill and Dustin Keller are inactive for the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski is active and will play for the Pats. Hernandez and Edelman are out, though.
Nate Kaeding is out with a groin injury. Nick Novak has been re-signed to fill in. He's a viable proxy if Kaeding is your man. But you should see who else is available first. You never know how long Kaeding will be out, and there are several strong kickers out there.
The rest of the inactives are out now. Follow me on Twitter for those, and other late-breaking news throughout the day.
Good luck, Fools!
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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.