Texans stick with Keenum, Peterson ailing


Case not closed: So, the Texans didn’t need much time to declare Case Keenum will start in Week 12 against the Jaguars. “I’ve got total confidence in him,” said coach Gary Kubiak. Except most of his fantasy owners don’t anymore after the inexplicably poor performance against a Raiders secondary that doesn’t exactly terrify opposing quarterbacks. If you own Keenum, I’m sorry. I really don’t know what to tell you, other than the Jags defense presents a good opportunity for him to get back on track. Nonetheless, keep your other options as open as possible. I wouldn’t start Keenum this week unless I had absolutely zero alternatives.

Have a seat, Jay: The Bears have already ruled out Jay Cutler (ankle, groin) for Week 12 Bears head coach Marc Trestman continues to label Cutler as “week to week.” Josh McCown has managed the Bears to two straight wins, so there is no need to rush Cutler back too quickly and risk exacerbating an injury that might linger into the playoffs — if Chicago makes it that far. Nonetheless, McCown gets a crack at the Jekyll and Hyde Rams, whose defense has been either sensational or atrocious without much in between.

Peterson was hurting: Hey, I’m not complaining here since Peterson’s soreness allowed me to win a crucial clash in my primary league. But not long after the final gun popped in Seattle, A.D. did say his groin injury was “bothering” him “a lot.” Peterson totaled just 65 yards on 21 carries against the Seahawks. I think it might be time for the Vikings to give serious thought to shutting him down for the year if these injuries could get worse. Minnesota isn’t headed for anything besides a top-10 draft pick in 2014. What good could come from risking seeing Peterson pick up some kind of serious knock that might linger into next year? A.D. owners, you’ve been warned — plan accordingly.

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