Good morning, Fools. It's a crisp, beautiful morning in Big D, but our thoughts are with those in Sandy's path this week. Stay safe and dry, Fools.
Let's hop around the league and figure out wassup as we make our final roster decisions for the weekend...
Felix Jones will start today, since we know DeMarco Murray is out. Fragile Felix is dealing with a bruised knee, so don't expect greatness from him. We'll likely get a good look at Philip Tanner again; but neither of the Cowboys backs are recommended today, despite the favorable matchup.
No worries about Frank Gore's availability on Monday night. He has been dealing with sore ribs, but it sounds like all systems go.
Jonathan Dwyer will pull another start with both Mendenhall and Redman inactive. I'm not expecting big production for the rookie against Washington, but stranger things have happened. He's a decent flex play if you need him.
Donald Brown is expected to return to action today, dealing a blow to Vick Ballard's value. They have a good matchup with Tennessee, but it's hard to trust either.
Jordy Nelson is OUT for today's game, due to a bum hammy. Good news for owners of Randall Cobb and James Jones. Heck, Donald Driver might even get some extra looks today. And maybe, just maybe, Jermichael Finley will finally produce something of value.
Don't count on Danny Amendola today, but things are looking up for him to return in Week 10 after the Rams' bye.
Jimmy Graham is traveling with the Saints to Denver and will be a game-time call. That's tough for us, of course, because they don't play until tonight. I do not recommend banking on him, simply because he was inactive last week and has been limited in practice all week.
We know Aaron Hernandez didn't make the trip across the pond, so make sure you have another option at TE.
That's it for now. Make sure you're following my tweets (www.twitter.com/ladd_biro) as the inactive reports are coming in now. Have a great day, 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.