RB Thomas returns but is tentative

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

It’s Tim Tebow Tuesday, which means we are not allowed to talk anything but the Broncos quarterback here on NFL.com. Which is quite evident if you spent any time on the homepage today. So with that in mind, the Broncos are on a bye in Week 6, but their next opponent is the Dolphins.

And speaking of the Dolphins, RB Daniel Thomas returned to practice on Tuesday, though one reporter thought he looked tentative. Are we talking Darth Vader’s first steps tentative? Or a guy coming off an injury who does not want to blow it all out in practice. (We are, after all, talking about practice.)

Still, this is good news, and I find Thomas to be rather likable this week going against the Jets, who just cannot seem to stop anybody on the ground.

Alright, who has questions?

hey Adam, I’m looking for a receiver for this week. right now I have Reggie Wayne and Jabar Gaffney. even though Reggie hasn’t been producing, I still can’t bench him haha. I can’t decide if Gaffney is reliable. what do you think? go with Gaffney or pick up Jason Avant? or someone else? — Bill Farhat (via Facebook)

I’m with you on Wayne, I am not benching him either. That’s right, I have faith in Curtis Painter. Well, your problem is that none of these guys are reliable. That is the problem with bye weeks. You are basically rolling the dice with Avant or Cleveland’s Greg Little, too, though I will admit that I hate Gaffney’s matchup this week. One name I would like you to keep an eye on is Harry Douglas. If Julio Jones cannot go, then Douglas would be a nice sleeper.

I (also) have Brees and Newton. I was thinking Newton for Mathews, or possibly Brees for McFadden. My RBs are Foster, Ridley, F. Jones, and Hillis.
Which would be the better deal? — Zachary O’Neill (via Facebook)

Trading Newton at this point would probably be the safest thing to do, because you know what you are going to get with Brees. But I really like Brees for McFadden and going that way for the rest of the season.

What do I do with Peyton Hillis?? — Travis Jackson (via Facebook)

Hold on to him and hope he stops pouting and listening to his agent. Running backs are in such demand, you cannot drop him because who would you drop him for?

I have stevan Ridley, Bernard Scott (still stashing him), and Isaac Redman. Who do I drop and who should I add from Heyward-bey, Tebow, J. Battle, or Garcon. A little on my team my QB’s are Big Ben and Fitzpatrick. Wr’s S. Johnson, Nicks, Cruz, and D. Nelson. RB’s AP, S. Jackson, Starks, and the above. Thanks! — Aaron Gaddie (via Facebook)

Personally, I would drop Roethlisberger because there is no need to carry three quarterbacks when you are only playing one. You can go with Fitzpatrick and Tebow for the rest of the season. Jackie Battle has more upside than Ridley right now because he is going to be the lone RB for the Chiefs. Ridley (who I still like) is going to be fighting for carries with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. I also like Heyward-Bey more than Nelson right now, too. So you could really change the culture of your locker room by making some bold moves.

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