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Witten active tonight; and more...

Posted by Ladd Biro  September 5, 2012 11:26 PM

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Make sure you're following me on Twitter (@ladd_biro) for all the late-breaking news prior to game time.  As always, I'll be tweeting game-day inactives, as well as any other news you need to set the best possible lineup.

Tonight, in a fairly significant surprise, the Cowboys have announced that Jason Witten will be active for the opener.  He's a big risk, because you know the Gmen will be aiming for his gut; but if he's your far-and-away best TE, he's probably worth the gamble in your starting lineup.

As for the rest of the Cowboys/Giants, start 'em if you got 'em.  The Giants' secondary is banged up badly, especially at corner; so Romo's prospects are high.  The Cowboys never stop Eli and his WRs, even when they're not 100%.  Both Miles and Dez are ready to roll, and I like DeMarco Murray's chances of getting off to a nice start tonight.  Bradshaw, too.

Of course, not all of the above will come up big.  But all are clearly starter-worthy tonight.

But let's not bury the lead here.  THE NFL IS BACK!  

It's time to play football!

Originally published on the blog Fantasy 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.

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