Time now for a look at the top storylines for fantasy football on a Tuesday:
Del Rio is out: The Jaguars wasted no time firing embattled coach Jack Del Rio after his team struggled to a 3-8 start, according to our Jason La Canfora. A source told Bert Breer that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is likely to be the interim coach, which could be good news for Maurice Jones-Drew. Defensive coaches have the default set for the run, and the Jags figure to do plenty of it. Though if Tucker can’t help block, who knows how much that will help. And I applaud the Jaguars for doing the right thing. The obvious followup here is, how long before San Diego cans Norv Turner?
Too much Dre?: Texans coach Gary Kubiak told the Houston Chronicle that he regretted playing Dre Johnson so much during his return to action. Maybe Kubiak was just thinking of all of us fantasy enthusiasts by trying to jam the Dre into the lineup (probably not). Some other news coming from Houston, the team is expected to bring in Jake Delhomme for a workout today according to La Canfora. Delhomme is a punchline in football circles, but the guy has shown he can play when given a running back and a No. 1 receiver. This actually would be a pretty decent move for the Texans.
Last chance for Shanahan: I get it, fantasy enthusiasts. You want to add Roy Helu to your fantasy team because Mike Shanahan really means it this time when he says that Helu is going to be the starter. A lot of you kids have been asking me on Twitter if it’s safe to play him. Well, I’m committed to my season-long boycott of the Redskins’ fantasy players. But don’t feel like you are defying me if you need to make a move. I just can’t in good conscience recommend him. And if Shanahan pulls his #shanahanigans again this time, well, there is no helping him.