he grew a beard
Interesting report from Deadspin that states that DEA agents engaged in unannounced searches of several NFL locker rooms today. This comes on the heels of a class action lawsuit filed by a large number of former players, alleging that team doctors were pumping them full of dangerous and addictive drugs to get them to play through pain and injury. As football is continuously evaluated from a health and safety perspective, this adds a new angle to the story.
S/O to Maizenbrew for the report. Hoke has not yet spoken with Clark and will do so "at the appropriate time", presumably when he's out of jail. Assuming that this is it for his time in the program. Link below.
ESPN reporting Gurley has a torn ACL
The 7-2 Lions travel into the desert to face the 8-1 Cardinals. I woke up today more excited for this Lions game than I have been since Barry Sanders retired. Carson Palmer is out for the Cardinals and the spartan Drew Stanton gets the start.
I propose a new weekly OT thread: Fantasy Football Start/Sit em. Every week I encounter a dilemma and I'm sure I am not alone. Mods feel free to delete if this isn't a good idea. I think this could be a fun new tradition.
Disclaimer: I am in a NON-PPR 2 QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 2Flex, 1 D/ST, 1 K league.
This week I am deciding between 3 players for 2 spots.
WR Golden Tate vs Arizona (24th ranked D vs Opposing WRs)-ESPN projection 7 Fpts
WR Brandon Marshall vs Minnesota (11th ranked D vs Opposing WRs)-ESPN projection 4 Fpts
RB Terrance West vs Houston (23rd ranked D vs Opposing RBs)-ESPN projection 10 Fpts
Tate performed well opposite Megatron last week with 10 Fpts for me. I am most confident he will get one of the spots.
Marshall has been limited with an ankle inury but did rack up some points last week against GB once the game was already over. Minnesota has been really good against opposing WRS and it is gonna be a cold game (probably with snow) to be throwing footballs around for long chunks of yards. The last time I sat Marshall he went off against San Fran.
West is in line for the most snaps of the 3 RBS in Cleveland. It worked well last week against Cincy but I am skeptical of trusting him again even if Houston is a favorable matchup for RBs in what is going to be a cold game.
What are your thoughts on my dilemma? What is your Start/Sit em decision of the week?