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Lynch dealing with knee issue: Marshawn Lynch has reportedly been dealing with a knee issue and didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice. That might explain why he looked so pathetic against the Rams on Monday after rushing for 100 yards or more in his previous three straight versus St. Louis. The bad news for Lynch owners this week is the Bucs visit town, which means the Seahawks could very well limit his workload again since they won’t need a big effort from him to win. If you own Lynch, I’d seriously consider looking at your other options as you keep a close eye on his status through the weekend.
MIN = MIA: It’s nothing short of amazing that the Vikings scored 31 points this past week against the Packers, yet no one really seemed to have a big fantasy day. Their only reliable starter at this point is Adrian Peterson, and for a guy who was the No. 1 overall pick in a lot of leagues, A.D. is starting to perform at a very pedestrian level. Certain Vikings players are also beginning to take sides in the QB competition between Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder, and a divided locker room is the last thing that team needs right now. This season is a complete train wreck for Minnesota, and frankly it can’t end fast enough for them. If you own A.D. and someone makes you a decent offer, you should be very receptive to the idea.
White-out: Roddy White is still dealing with ankle and hamstring issues which continue to keep him out of practice. His fantasy production has been like a car battery that works fine for 2-3 years before suddenly and unexpectedly dying. White hasn’t been ruled out for Week 9, although it’s looking less likely at this point. It may be time to just throw in the towel altogether on White’s season. Even if he returns in a week or two, the Falcons are just going through the motions as they realize they aren’t going to the playoffs. If you’re not in a keeper league and see someone worth claiming on waivers, don’t hesitate to sacrifice White to complete the move.