Well everyone, the Randy Moss to Minnesota Vikings deal is now complete. Percy Harvin i think as well as Adrian Peterson get a big boost with this move. TE Visanthe Shiancoe may take the biggest hit, as he has been the main downfield and red zone threat to Favre. Go out and grab Brandon Tate and Julian Edelman in New England, as their value will see a big boost going forward.
The Bills have named Fred Jackson the starting RB with the trade of Marshawn Lynch on Tuesday. Jackson will not be the every down, workhouse back as C.J. Spiller will work into the mix as well, but both guys will be decent flex plays the rest of the season.
Browns QB Jake Delhomme is expected to take the majority of first team reps in practice today, and is slated to start Sunday against the Falcons. I believe the only real winner that will come out of this, is reciever Mohammed Massaquoi, who lost all value with Seneca Wallace under center. I, however, stand by my statement that Wallace gives the team the best overall chance to win.
Ravens Coach John Harbaugh said, he doesn’t expect to see any new injury issues going into week 5. This means Ray Rice looks to be fully healthy from that knee contusion and is a must start against Denver Sunday. If a Ray Rice owner in your league is down on him, there really makes no better buy low candidate than Rice at this point, so throw out and offer, trust me you won’t regret it. SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Saints RB Pierre Thomas is still dealing with an ankle injury and did not participate in practice Wednesday. His status for week 5 in Arizona is still up in the air. RB’s Chris Ivory and Ladell Betts would once again split carries should Thomas be unavailable. SOURCE: Jeff Duncan on Twitter
Colts beat writer Phil Wilson on Twitter believes that receiver Pierre Garcon (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup this week at home against the undefeated Chiefs. Garcon hasn’t played since week 1 and could have a big game in his return. Nobody besides Blair White stands to lose any value with Garcon returning, as Peyton Manning and the Colts lean on the pass so very often.
UPDATE: Pierre Garcon returned to a full practice today and looks like he’ll finally be back in the lineup Sunday. RB Donald Brown(hamstring) and WR’s Austin Collie(foot) and Reggie Wayne(knee) missed practice today. It doesn’t appear Brown will play again this week, meaning Joseph Addai will get a full workload. Collie was on the injury report last week as well with the foot injury and played, so he should be good to go. Reggie Wayne sat out today basically as a precaution and should be able to start Sunday. SOURCE: Phillip B. Wilson on Twitter
As every expected, Eagles QB Kevin Kolb took all the first team snaps in practice today and is expected to start Sunday in San Francisco. Kolb is a decent bye week filler this week if your a Vick, Big Ben, Tom Brady owner. SOURCE: Adam Caplan on Twitter
LeSean McCoy, as expected was held out of Eagles practice as well today with a fractured rib. Head Coach Andy Reid said McCoy is “making progress” but it he will probably not practice this week and Mike Bell is expected to get the start.
Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams sat out practice today with an undisclosed illness. He probably isn’t a risk to miss Sunday’s game against the Bears, but if he were to sit Sunday, Jonathan Stewart gets a big boost and becomes a must start. Check back for updates. SOURCE: Darin Gantt on Twitter
Lions TE Tony Scheffler did not practice today, the reason is not yet known as he didn’t appear to be injured during Sunday’s loss to Green Bay. Check back later in the week for an update.
Lions RB Jahvid Best(turf toe) practiced today and appears to be fully recovered from that injury. He should be a go Sunday against the Rams. QB Matthew Stafford did not participate in Wednesday’s practice and one would assume Shaun Hill will draw another start against the Rams. SOURCE: Tom Kowalski on Twitter
Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw(ankle) only went through the pre practice walkthrough Wednesday and his ankle was taped and wrapped. His status for Sunday’s matchup in Houston is still up in the air. Brandon Jacobs would get the start if Bradshaw couldn’t go in a tough matchup with the stingy Texans run defense who has yet to allow a RB to top 55 yards on the round. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo on Twitter UPDATE: Bradshaw has now declared himself 100% healthy after going through limited drills today. You can’t always go by what the player says, but its a positive sign for him going into this weekends matchup in Houston.
Jets CB Darrelle Revis(hamstring) practiced today and appears to be a go for Sunday’s matchup at home against the Vikings and newly acquired Randy Moss. Moss’ one handed touchdown catch in the end zone as a Patriot in Week 2 was the play Revis previously reaggravated that injury. SOURCE: Rich Cimini on Twitter
Lindsay Jones on Twitter reports that RB Knowshon Moreno is “definitely not close to full strength.” That is not a good sign for the Broncos or Moreno owners as Kyle Orton was their leading rusher last week in Tennessee with 11 yards.
The Cardinals have announced, undrafted rookie QB Max Hall will get the start this Sunday against the Saints. This comes as no shocker with Derek Anderson playing so poorly thus far. Keep an eye on Hall’s progress in the coming weeks as he could end up being a solid matchup play or start in 2QB leagues. Keeper and dynasty owners want to run out and grab him immediately. Its a good matchup this week for his first start as the Saints pass defense hasn’t been that great so far and also for the simple fact that they will probably be playing from behind with that putrid defense of theirs. SOURCE: Kent Somers on Twitter
Redskin QB Donavan McNabb indicated Wednesday that his tight quad muscle will not limit him in practice this week and will start Sunday at home against the Packers. McNabb makes a decent matchup play this week against a Packer team that allowed Shaun Hill to throw for 331 yards on them last week. The Skin’s also plan to sign RB Keiland Williams off the practice squad prior to Sunday’s game and he will be the #2 RB Sunday with Clinton Portis (Groin) being out. Williams will back up Ryan Torain and could see some time on 3rd down and passing situations and don’t be surprised if Torain struggles early or turns the ball over that Williams see the bulk of the carries the rest of the game with Coach Shanahan’s quick trigger. SOURCE: Rich Campbell on Twitter
UPDATE: Clinton Portis is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a third degree left groin seperation. Wow that sounds nasty, Ryan Torain now becomes a solid RB2 going forward and with his injury history as well, Keiland Williams makes a nice roster stash as well. SOURCE: Washington Post