Michael Fabiano | Tags: Brian Westbrook, Clinton Portis, Darren Sproles, Jamal Lewis, James Davis, Jerome Harrison, LaDainian Tomlinson, Ladell Betts, Lance Moore, LeSean McCoy, Lynell Hamilton, Mike Bell, pierre thomas, Randy Moss, Reggie Bush, robert meachem
Here are a few fantasy news and notes that you need to know about before setting your fantasy lineup this week:
- Clinton Portis is questionable after missing Friday’s practice. He’s dealing with bone spurs in his ankles, which is not a good sign as far as his long-term status. Pick up Ladell Betts as insurance for this week and the rest of the season.
- The Chargers have already declared LaDainian Tomlinson out due to an injured ankle, so Darren Sproles will get another start. L.T. is no longer an elite back and is heading for an awful season, but Sproles is a viable No. 2 fantasy back against Miami.
- The Boston Globe is reporting that Randy Moss has been added to the Patriots’ injury report and is now questionable to face the Falcons with a back ailment. He missed practice on Friday. Check back on Sunday morning to find out about Moss’ status.
- Brian Westbrook missed practice all week due to an injured knee, so expect him to be a game-time decision. Rookie LeSean McCoy would start if Westbrook were inactive.
- Mike Bell is out for this week with an injured knee, so Pierre Thomas should get the start against the Bills. However, he’ll no doubt lose some carries to Reggie Bush (and maybe Lynell Hamilton). It’s a situation for fantasy owners to avoid.
- Lance Moore has also been declared out, so look for Devery Henderson to see more targets. Robert Meachem also has some added value in larger leagues against a Bills defense that’s been awful against the pass.
- It looks like Jamal Lewis will miss this week’s game in Baltimore due to an injured hamstring. That leaves Jerome Harrison to start, but he’ll share carries with rookie James Davis. Neither back is an attractive fantasy option against the Ravens’ tough run defense.