Here are some quick updates for today's games....
As of 12:23PM, Fox's Jay Glazer reported that Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson will play today and said that when asked if he could return the first kick off of the game, AP said he is "100% ready to go". Make sure he's activated!
According to ESPN as of 11:49AM, Chicago WR Devin Hester is OUT today with a rib injury! Chicago WR Brandon Lloyd makes for an interesting pick up today. RB Laurence Maroney is OUT today. Make sure both of these guys are benched!
Ryan Grant is probable but he practiced and they say he's ready to go. "He looked good," McCarthy said. "I thought he had more bounce in his step. I thought he looked better this week than last week."...... according to www.NFL.com . Good thing the game is against Dallas Sunday Night! Even so, Grant is a great buy low candidate if you can pick him up in a trade. Even if he falters tonight (I hope not, I have him activated on two teams), his value will sink even lower and you'll be able to get him dirt cheap next week.
The is a good chance that Justin Gage may not play today after suffering a groin injury in his sleeper performance last week. They haven't ruled him out yet but if you have other options, I wouldn't depend Gage. Maybe WR's like the Bills James Hardy or the Titans #2 man Brandon Jones could be decent sleeper plays this week.
A slight sleeper this week could be TE Ben Troupe who was just signed to the Oakland Raiders to help out Jamarcus Russell and giving him a more reliable target. This might not mean great things for Zach Miller so if you have Miller activated, you might want to think twice. I'm not saying to run out there and pick up Troupe, who probably won't help your fantasy team, but at least keep an eye on the situation.
If you are asking me, no, I would not start New England QB Matt Cassel just yet! I know they Pats are the bomb and they play the Dolphins this week, but I still don't trust Cassel yet as I haven't seen enough. He's certainly in a system where he can succeed, but I need to see a few more decent games from him before I go crazy. This also goes for all of you in survivor pools who pick the Pats to beat the Dolphins! I smell upset!
Carolina WR Steve Smith will play today! If you stashed Smith on your roster, make sure he's active!
I just have a feeling, but I think Dallas WR Patrick Crayton will catch a TD pass or two tonight vs. the Packers! Just a hunch, no real data to back that up. I just have a feeling!
The Fantasy Man .... OUT!