Archive for October, 2010

On Tap: How long will Chilly stick with Favre?

How long will Vikings coach Brad Childress stick with Brett Favre if he proves to be ineffective against the Patriots?

Seahawks have established identity, will top Raiders

The Seahawks have established a solid identity in the last several weeks through a solid running game and an aggressive defense, and I like them in Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Stay away from Saints’ Ivory, Betts vs. Steel Curtain

Saints RB Pierre Thomas doesn’t appear to be any closer to a return. Chris Ivory and Ladell Betts will continue to share the workload, but neither should be a fantasy option against the Steelers.

Don’t sleep on Steven Jackson

Steven Jackson missed Thursday’s practice, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be active in Week 8.

Colts RB Hart could be a fantasy sleeper

With multiple backfield injuries, Colts RB Mike Hart could have some sleeper value in Week 8.

Panthers RB Stewart could be an option

If DeAngelo Williams is out of action, Jonathan Stewart would be an attractive fantasy option in Week 8.

RB Moreno’s ‘fine’ but is still battling injury

Fantasy owners need to keep tabs on the status of Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno for Week 8.

Roddy White: I’m ‘probably’ No. 1

Falcons WR Roddy White joined host Paul Burmeister on Wednesday to discuss his season and where he ranks among the game’s top receivers.

Could Favre lose his starting job?

Does a scenario exist where the Minnesota Vikings are better off without Brett Favre, and he could lose his starting job?

Warner: Sanchez showing signs of improvement

NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner says Jets QB Mark Sanchez is showing all the signs of improvement in his second season.

Browns showed creativity with gadget plays

The Browns used three gadget plays in their win over the Saints, and they all worked to perfection.

Analyst Take: Troy Smith is right move for 49ers

The 49ers will start Troy Smith in place of the injured Alex Smith, a decision Brian Baldinger believes is the right one.

Brandt: Auburn’s Newton better than Tebow

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt views Auburn QB Cam Newton as a better pro prospect than rookie Tim Tebow, a first-round pick by the Broncos.

Playbook picks: Could Bills get first win?

During a week in which the “Playbook” analysts are mostly on the same page, Sterling Sharpe went out on his own to make a couple of gutsy picks.

Eagles QB Vick: ‘I don’t know if I can take a hit yet’

Michael Vick hasn’t played since he suffered cracked rib cartiledge on Oct. 3. While he isn’t sure that he can take hits yet, Vick also says he’s confident he can go out and play without hurting.

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