Published: December 16th, 2013 | Tags:
Who? Those of you wondering why the Browns named Chris Ogbannaya the starter against Chicago, but hardly gave him the ball aren’t alone. Edwin Baker was signed off the practice squad and had six carries for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Bears. If you’re a risk-taker by heart, he should be available in a high number of leagues heading into Week 16. If this was Week 5, I’d say pick him up, then if it doesn’t work out, we’d crack a joke about it and move on. But many of you are playing in your fantasy Super Bowls. Do you really want to take that kind of risk?
Same old, same old: Stop us if you’ve heard this before (as in, every single week). Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he’s “game-planning right now for Matt Flynn” to be the team’s Week 16 starter. Well, then. Flynn seems to be either a terrific or horrific player on a given week without much in between. I find it really, really difficult to believe he’ll duplicate his Week 15 performance at home against the Steelers this Sunday. The only reason this is newsworthy is if Aaron Rodgers is able to return, his owners have a major decision to make.
Too little, too late: Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he expects Darren McFadden to resume practicing on Wednesday. Great. Run DMC owners have gotten by without him up to this point, so this news shouldn’t alter your plans one way or another. Rashad Jennings has already claimed the top spot in Oakland’s RB pecking order. In fact, if you own McFadden by this point and want to play dirty, you can dump him on the waiver wire and hope someone else in your league picks him up — thereby wasting a roster spot of his own and also releasing a player off their roster who may be a decent pickup.