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SUNDAY NEWS: Live Feed All Day Long (Week 12)

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News: 11/23 Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is inactive for Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Take: Inactive are both Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, making CJ Anderson a solid play this week.


News: 11/23 Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will not play in Week 12 at Seattle.
Take: Both John Brown and Michael Floyd get nice bumps with this news. Brown is a strong WR3 with this news, and Floyd is a strong WR2-play. Andre Ellington should see a lot of touches in this one, but it’s a tough match-up. Note, we had a few reports that Ellington was showing up with 0 points on our Line-up Analyzer this morning, but we re-ran the simulation for that game and anyone showing the 0 points should now see the proper projection with a hard refresh. Good luck to all with Cardinals and Seahawks players!


News: 11/23 Both the Denver Post and Fox's Jay Glazer are reporting that Julius Thomas (ankle) won't play today.
Take: This was kind of expected, and it makes Jacob Tamme a decent emergency pick-up and play. But, hopefully you were able to grab and start Coby Fleener, our recommended replacement/add earlier this morning and yesterday.


News: 11/23 – ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has confirmed that Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is set to start Week 12.
Take: Get him in line-ups if you had him removed being cautious. Julius Thomas is still iffy, but Sanders is ready to rock!


News: 11/23 – Arian Foster is officially out for Week 12 according to ESPN.
Take: Get ready for yet another edition of the Alfred Blue show. He is a very strong RB2-play this week! Get him in your line-ups!


News: 11/23 – According to Rotoworld, Giovani Bernard is listed as the Bengals’ starting running back for Week 12 against the Texans.
Take: The expectation is still that Hill will see something in the ballpark of 60 percent of the rushes, if not 65, and Gio will see something like 30 percent. Still, Gio is a big receiving threat, so getting just 30-35 percent of the rushes is not alarming if you own Gio – He always has huge big-play ability.


News: 11/23 – John McClain just tweeted this on Arian Foster playing Week 12: “With Foster missing so much practice time last week, I’ll be surprised if he plays. Everyone I’ve spoken to expects Blue to play.”
Take: Clearly check back before kickoff on this one, but Alfred Blue has very strong RB2 upside if starting, and starting now looks very likely for the rusher.


News: 11/23 – Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald now looking very unlikely to play Week 12.
Take: As said earlier this morning, Michael Floyd is going to see an uptick in targets in production if Fitz sits, and that looks extremely likely at this point.


News: 11/23 – Browns RB Isaiah Crowell is is set to start Week 12.
Take: Cleveland is tough to count on here, as they change this one up without reason or notice. That said, if in need, Crowell isn’t a bad play. He has a strong shot to score each game he gets even close to 10 carries, and that’s very likely in this one. He actually has low-end RB2-type value this week, not just flex-type value.


News: 11/23 – Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee) will play in Week 12.
Take: Great news here, but absolutely check back before kickoff in case things change directions.


News: 11/23 – Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) isn’t very likely to play Week 12, according to several sources.
Take: Keep in mind that things could change during warm-ups, but as of now, it looks like Foster won’t play in this one, and that would make Alfred Blue a borderline RB1 in Week 12. Blue received 30+ carries last week, so clearly the team trusts him, and they will certainly feed him the rock in Week 12 if Foster sits.


News: 11/23 – Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Take: Coby Fleener gets the nod and is a TE1 this week, folks. He had a monster 100-yard game last week, and there is no reason to think he won’t have another huge game this week against the Jags (with a strong shot to score).


News: 11/23 – Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is back this week and will play Week 12.
Take: While many sources are calling Jeremy Hill the much better start of the two, Gio could be heavily involved in the passing game, so it’s not a bad thing that Hill get 60 or so percent of the carries. Both runners have strong appeal, yes, even Gio coming off injury. Buy-low on Gio in dynasty (and redraft if the price is right)… he can be had at such a bargain right now, across all formats, the risk is built into the value (meaning, if he never returns to form, the risk is still low… but if he rebounds to RB1-type upside, you kill the trade!).


News: 11/23 – Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is very questionable heading into Week 12, and he will be a game-time decision. Emmanuel Sanders, on the other hand, is questionable, yet most sources feel he will play Week 12.
Take: Go grab Coby Fleener if you need a tight end this week, he has TE1 written all over him with Dwayne Allen (ankle) out. Jacob Tamme is another option, but not near as exciting of an option as Fleener. Sanders appears to be a go, but be certain to check back with us prior to kickoff, and be hooked up to our Smart Alerts. Same goes for Julius Thomas, as we doubt we know his status until closer to kickoff.


News: 11/23 – Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip/foot) is probable for Week 12; WR Larry Fitzgerald (MCL) remains questionable.
Take: Ellington is a must-start despite the match-up, and he still holds good RB2 upside in this one (and low-end RB1-type upside moving forward). Plan on Fitz sitting this one out, but check back with us before kickoff! If Fitz does sit, expect more bounce-back effort out of Michael Floyd, who yes is in a cloudy situation, but he still has elite skills.


News: 11/23 – Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) is probable for Week 12; RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is probable for the contest.
Take: With Matt Asiata ruled out, and with Ben Tate just getting used to his role, McKinnon could be in for a huge week.


News: 11/23 – Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) is cleared to play Week 12.
Take: While he can play like a TE1 whenever healthy, he is only a borderline TE1 given the risks of him getting re-injured or having a slow return to form.


News: 11/23 – Bucs RB Doug Martin (ankle) is questionable for Week 12.
Martin missed the last three games with his ankle injury. He should have an opportunity to regain his starting job after Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims failed to impress in expanded roles. The Bucs run-scheme has been a disaster under rookie OC Marcus Arroyo, and rank last in the NFC with just 217 attempts. Martin isn’t more than an RB4 for Sunday’s game with the Bears.
Take: He received most of the first-team reps this week, though, and both Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims haven’t looked good when given the chance… D-Mart could regain his starting gig if he can perform well in this one (and assuming he gets anything close to starter carries this week, which is possible, but is not guaranteed). Sims is questionable this week, but most sources think he could play. This is a situation to avoid if you have safer options on your roster. However, if you need a runner, Martin isn’t a bad plug-and-play, and he was dropped in a lot of leagues recently. Just know the risks with this backfield, though, as it’s currently unpredictable.


News: 11/23 – Bills WR Sammy Watkins (groin) and Kyle Orton (toe)are probable for Week 12; Fred Jackson (groin) is questionable.
Take: F-Jax is expected to play, but start him with caution and be sure to check back before his kickoff. Sammy Watkins is a strong WR2 play despite his recent slump… he is a great buy-low, too, but you have to act before kickoff, as another big game out of him and he won’t be cheap any longer. Keep in mind that this game is now on Monday night, so make all decisions knowing what options you will have left should someone like F-Jax all of the sudden sit.


News: 11/23 – Both Jets RBs Chris Ivory (shoulder) and Chris Johnson(knee) are probable for Week 12.
Take: Neither is more than a risky flex play at this point. Ivory could either drop 20 yards and nothing else, or 2TDs, that’s just the kind of play he is right now in fantasy.


News: 11/23 – Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Take: Get him out of line-ups!


News: 11/23 – Lions RB Reggie Bush is not expected to play in Week 12.
Take: This news makes both Joique Bell and Theo Riddick sneaky-good flex plays this week. Riddick has all the PPR upside, whereas Bell could either have 50 yards rushing or 90 and a touchdown. It’s risky to count on either, but with Bush out, they are both worth considering in the right situation. See where we have both on our Week 12 Power Rankings.


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NEWS: Latavius Murray explodes for 112 yards and 2TDs on just 4 rushes, then suffers concussion.

SMITTY: He sure did look amazing on those four carries, but staying on the field has been an issue for the hidden talent. That said, most anyone would have suffered a concussion if hit helmet to helmet like Murray was on Thursday night, so this particular injury should be added to the ‘not predictable’ category. Already, with only one played game in Week 12, we’re looking at next week’s No. 1 overall pick-up. This kid has tons of dynasty appeal as well. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Adrian Peterson ruling on reinstatement expected Wednesday?

SMITTY: Adrian Peterson’s grievance hearing took place last Monday, and the rules state that a decision must be reached by November 22nd. Word is that we should know Wednesday, though, and the runner has a strong shot at playing in Week 12. Much can happen between now and then, though, so stay tuned on this one via both this News Wire and our Smart Alerts. Also, see where he ranks on our Week 12 Power Rankings!

NEWS: LeVeon Bell explodes for 204 yards and 1TD in Week 11.

SMITTY: He has been our top buy-low stud rusher for weeks now, and finally he dropped the game we have been hoping for. Buying Low and Selling High constantly is the name of the game, the game of fantasy football that is, so don’t be shy about now turning Bell into something else if someone comes along looking to buy super-high. Plus, the Steelers have a bye in Week 12, so if an offer is almost too good to be true for Bell, keep in mind that the advantage of getting a bye-free player, or players, in return. Only sell-high, though, as Bell is so explosive. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

SUNDAY NEWS: Live Feed All Day Long (Week 11)

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News: 11/16 – Ryan Mathews is active for Week 11 against the Raiders.
Take: This was expected, but he and Oliver remain risky plays given the workload distribution is cloudy.


News: 11/16 – According to Tony Grossi, of ESPN, “In pre-game warmups, Terrance West took 1st rep w #Browns offense. Team has not announced any change at RB. List Ben Tate on depth chart.”
Take: This conflicts with the other report we just posted below. Clearly this situation is a touch cloudy, but West is coming off 26 carries last week and looked good doing it. All these CLE backs have TD ability. West feels like the best play, but Crowell and Tate, because of the TD capability, have low-end flex upside.


News: 11/16 – According to rotoworld, ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi is reporting that “it appears” that the Browns will start Isaiah Crowell at running back against the Texans in Week 11.
Take: This is curious, as Terrance West received over 20 carries last week. “Starting” might not mean more carries, but this clearly should alarm fantasy owners a bit. If you have a dilemma involving West/Crowell, get on our forums and get some advice!


News: 11/16 – NFL Network’s Albert Breer tweeted this regarding Marshawn Lynch’s (calf) playing Week 11: “Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is officially listed as questionable, but teammates and friends expect him to play. Had a strong practice Friday.”
Take: Solid news, and we expected this. Of course, stay on top of our news and Smart Alerts on this one just in case (all the way up to kickoff), but he appears safe to start this week, folks!


News: 11/16 – ESPN’s Dan Graziano tweeted this regarding Rashad Jennings’ touches for Week 11: “I say over. RT @MWSpiak: @DanGrazianoESPN over under. 20 touches today for Rashad Jennings.”
Take: That would be plenty of touches to deserve a start, so hopefully this is how it plays out for all you/us Jennings owners. He appears safe to start this week, folks.


News: 11/16 – Texans RB Arian Foster will sit Week 11; Alfred Blue will start Week 11 against the Browns.
Take: This isn’t a surprise, but it kind of locks in Blue as a sneaky RB2 play this week, so be sure to grab him off waivers if he is still sitting there.


News: 11/16 – Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is probable for Week 11.
Take: He may or may not get a ton of work in Week 11. He is a risky play if you happen to be rolling him out onto the field in this one. For now, and this could change with some last-minute news, CJ Anderson is the stronger bet for starter carries in this game. But, Ball could play well and the Broncos pull a “hot hand” approach. It’s just one of those situations.


News: 11/16 – Lions RB Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) will not play in Sunday’s Week 11 contest against the Cardinals.
Take: This makes both Joique Bell and Theo Riddick better plays, but more so Riddick, as at least he can do some damage in the passing game. Bell, despite getting most early-down work, could struggle to find room against that Cardinals’ rushing defense. So, Riddick has the flex appeal here in this one.


News: 11/16 – Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 11.
Take: No surprise here, as his limited practice time is just to get that foot as healthy as possible. Expect a big day against the Lions given how involved the runner is in both the rushing and passing game. With Carson Palmer out, the team could lean more on the run and Ellington.


News: 11/16 – Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf) is questionable for Week 11.
Take: Stay on top of this one via this news wire/Smart Alerts, but most sources predict that Lynch will play. Still, the aggressive rusher needs to be handcuffed to Christine Michael, who could be the future rusher in SEA starting next season. Get on our Forums to talk about this topic and more!


News: 11/16 – Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki is expected to be used quite a bit in Week 11 against the Chiefs.
Take: It’s tough to count on this, but if in a very deep league, and in need at TE, he is someone to consider. Typically there are better options on waivers, though, but that just depends on how deep your league is.


News: 11/16 – Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph might end up being on some sort of snap count during Week 11.
Take: Keep this in mind if you are rolling him out onto the field.


News: 11/16 – Saints RB Khiry Robinson (arm) is ‘out’ for Week 11.
Take: Mark Ingram is locked in for another big day!


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NEWS: Alfred Blue a sneaky play with Arian Foster likely out; Also, Friday Night Week 11 Injury Round-Up


News: 10/14 – ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Arian Foster (groin, questionable) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Browns, which makes Alfred Blue one of the sneakiest plug-and-play rushers of Week 11. Make sure he isn’t on waivers!


News: 10/14 – Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf) returned to practice on Friday and reportedly participated in full; he remains questionable for Week 11. Christine Michael should be owned in all leagues. He should be traded for in dynasty leagues, but only on the cheap, as a lot of things have to fall into place for him to be the starter in SEA next season. Still, his upside is monstrous, he should be acquired now in dynasty if possible.


News: 10/14 – The Lions’ website is suggesting that Reggie Bush (ankle) is “unlikely” to play in Week 11 against Arizona. This makes Theo Riddick a solid grab despite the tough match-up. He is such a receiving threat, his match-up is hard to count against him. Riddick is an exciting player.


News: 10/14 – 49ers RB Frank Gore (hip) is probable for Week 11. Carlos Hyde, like Christine Michael, has risk of never seeing the field much this year… however, both have monstrous upside if ever inserted into that starting line-up, and both starters, Lynch and Gore have some serious, serious mileage. In dynasty, both young rushers are great buy-lows.


News: 10/14 – Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is probable for Week 11. He is a great buy-low despite all the recent disappointment. If the price is right, both he and Alshon Jeffery have great buy-low value.


News: 10/14 – Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder, elbow) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (knee)


News: 10/14 – Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 11.


NEWS: Javaris Landry on the rise.

SMITTY: In his Week 11 Thursday night battle against the Bills, Jarvis Landry pulled in five passes for 46 yards and a TD. He also fumbled the football during a punt return, but the kid has a bright future in this league, he really does. While he merely remains flex/WR3-worthy this year, he has the makings of a star if everything else falls into place for him. Kudos to our STARTERS Nation believers… we actually have quite the Landry fan club on STARTERS, and that’s just one reason our users/forum is the best around! Keep it up! Looking for Week 11 Power Rankings?

SUNDAY NEWS: Live Feed All Day Long (Week 10)

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News: 11/9 – Martellus Bennett (ribs) is active for Sunday night’s Week 10 battle against the Packers.
Take: We expect to see a lot of Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and even Eddie Lacy, who could have a rebound rushing effort given the spotlight on this game. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall have remained good buy-low targets heading into this one – that hasn’t changed. Matt Forte should total 100 yards and a score in this one… let’s just say it would be disappointing if he didn’t at least reach those totals.


News: 11/9 – Carson Palmer (knee) was carted off the field in Week 10 in the 4th-quarter; Drew Stanton replaced the passer.
Take: This looks like a torn ACL, as Palmer almost collapsed trying to walk on it. His knee just gave out, which is often a clear sign of a torn ACL. Stanton came in an immediately threw a long TD-strike to John Brown… this team actually might be better off with Stanton under center, and hopefully this helps Floyd reemerge. We know Stanton loves John Brown! Look for the team to continue to lean on Andre Ellington now that they have a QB change.


News: 11/9 – Julius Thomas pulled in 6 passes for 63 yards and 2TDs in Week 10.
Take: This is why he has been on our buy-low list for three weeks now. Congrats to all who bought low, he really is just as dominate as any TE in fantasy (despite the fantasy-wise second guessing that’s been going on for three ridiculous weeks now). Marshawn Lynch, also on our buy-low list for weeks now, was in the same boat… many doubted him due to some slumping. Well, Lynch is back with his 4TDs today, so congrats to those who bought low there as well!


News: 11/9 – Tony Romo (back) suffered no setbacks in Week 10 despite playing with two broken bones in his back.
Take: After 246 and 3TDs, two of them going to Dez Bryant, like John Wick, yeah, I’d say Romo is back!


News: 11/9 – Montee Ball is not expected to play in Week 10 after all, which means Ronnie Hillman has another full chance to convince the Broncos he should be the lead back.
Take: It will be interesting to see what kind of momentum Montee Ball has heading into Week 11. Of course, much of that will depend on how Ronnie Hillman does this week. Don’t count Ball out yet, as he is said to have shed some serious weight and looks fast and fit. Check waivers for him just in case Hillman struggles with pass protection again in this one.


News: 11/9 – Fred Jackson is active for Week 10 against KC.
Take: It sounds like it’s safe to start him if he is one of your top 2-3RBs this week. There is risk playing him given he has been iffy all the way up until now. It’s unknown what his workload will look like, but the odds are more in favor of his workload being solid than super limited – At this point, anyway.


News: 11/9 – Sammy Watkins (groin) is active for Week 10 against KC.
Take: Be sure to check back all the way up to kickoff, but he looks like a go and a fine play. This kid has so much dynasty upside!


News: 11/9 – Both Harry Douglas (foot) and Antone Smith (neck) are both active for Week 10.
Take: Neither is a strong play, but that of course depends on your league size and injury situation.


News: 11/9 – Martellus Bennett (ribs) is expected to be a game-time decision all the way up to kickoff.
Take: Given this is the Sunday night game, fantasy owners need a Sunday night or Monday option if they want to roll this dice.


News: 11/9 – According to Sal Palantonio of ESPN, Matthew Stafford said to him this morning that he expects Calvin Johnson “to get lots of 1-on-1 vs. 5-foot-10 Brent Grimes.”
Take: Calvin Johnson says he is ready to rumble and we have no reason to question his ability to produce top 1-4 fantasy WR numbers moving forward. Congrats to all who bought low over the last couple weeks! Despite Calvin’s return to good health, Golden Tate is still an excellent fantasy WR3 moving forward (with flashes of more than that here and there).


News: 11/9 – According to a few sources today, Broncos OC Adam Gase has said that his plan is to get Julius Thomas more involved moving forward.
Take: Folks, our top ‘go get’ trade candidate this week is Julius Thomas. He can be had well below his Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski-type value, so go buy low on this guy and potentially get a top 10-15 overall fantasy player moving forward. And, the good news is that if he doesn’t play at that level, you’re buying low, so there is no risk and all upside for reward!


News: 11/9 – Tony Romo (back) is probable for Week 10 against JAC.
Take: We will likely see a whole bunch of DeMarco Murray in this one, as the QB just isn’t 100 percent. We still love Dez Bryant in this one, and Terrance Williams is a solid low-end WR3.


News: 11/9 – Stepfan Taylor (calf) is listed as “out” for Week 10, which means that Marion Grice will back-up starter Andre Ellington.
Take: This is good news, although, it’s not crazy to think AZ could give Grice some goal line work. Ellington is a top 10RB play every week and hopefully he gets all the goal line work in this one. All those Cardinals players should have a nice outing in this game, and those giving up on Michael Floyd might want to reconsider, as he still has all kinds of top 10-12WR upside trapped inside that inconsistent receiving environment in AZ. With Larry Fitzgerald coming to life recently (with his two previous games looking like 7-160/1TD and 5-70/0TDs), Floyd might see a number of long tosses this week.


News: 11/9 – Adam Schefter is reporting that Bucs rookie RB Charles Sims will make his NFL debut today.
Take: Most sources out there are calling Sims a change-of-pace player this week, which points to Bobby Rainey likely getting most of the carries. Still, this is a bit of a cloudy situation, and game flow, or a single fumble, could change things in a hurry. Still, with six teams on a bye, and with all the injuries right now, Rainey feels like a strong sneaky-type play this week. If he doesn’t have a big week, Sims will likely get the start next week. Doug Martin is not expect to play Week 10.


News: 11/9 – According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL “will likely consider a combination of time served and loss of pay with regards to Adrian Peterson. Expect a December return.”
Take: Make sure he isn’t on waivers, folks! Stay tuned for more on this one!


News: 11/9 – According to reports, the Bills are hopeful to have both Sammy Watkins (groin) and Fred Jackson (groin) playing in Week 10 against the Chiefs.
Take: Both are still very questionable, so stay tuned to both this news wire and our Smart Alerts. If F-Jax can’t go, both Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown will likely split reps, making it tough to play either in Week 10.


News: 11/9 – Percy Harvin has reportedly been “fully integrated” into that Jets offense and will be a big part of the weekly game plan moving forward.
Take: After 11 receptions for 129 receiving yards last week, it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see him have high-end WR3-type value moving forward (with occasional WR2-type upside). Expecting WR2-type fantasy production from here on out is a bit optimistic, though.


News: 11/9 – Lamar Miller (shoulder) remains questionable for Week 10, and some reports suggest that he could be “limited” during Sunday’s battle against the Lions.
Take: Given the match-up and risk of being limited, look elsewhere in Week 10 if possible. Need a name? Try Bobby Rainey, who should have one more week of getting a majority of the carries. Charles Sims could see some action, and it’s tough to speculate how much, but many sources feel Sims will merely be a change-of-pace rusher in Week 10 (with maybe a bigger role to come in coming weeks).


News: 11/9 – ESPN’s Jeff Legwold is reporting that the Broncos could use a “hot-hand” approach at running back moving forward.
Take: While we admit the Montee Ball Show has been a complete disappointment thus far in 2014, no runner is safe atop the depth chart in 2014. Sure, the momentum is clearly with Ronnie Hillman, and he should see most of the carries in Week 10, but at the first sign of struggle, or fumble(s), Montee Ball, who has been hyped up quite a bit over the past couple days due to his slimmer frame, could potentially get his starting gig back. Just keep all this in mind when you look down the road and assume where Hillman fits into your plans. If available on waivers, consider grabbing and stashing Ball, especially if you are a Hillman owner. Also, consider selling high on Hillman if you can somehow trade into a safer running back option, even if that means doing some sort of two-for-one type deal to get one better player for your line-up. Need trade ideas? Jump on our Fantasy Football Forum!


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NEWS: Carlos Hyde could be limited all year, or he could explode?

SMITTY: This is mostly a speculative news posting on our part, but sometimes thinking way, way ahead can win a league. Carlos Hyde, on our Upside Board, has been a sleeping giant all year. In fact, he has been sleeping a lot longer than we had hoped. We feared this could happen, and he was by far, and still is, no lock to get starter carries at all in 2014. Still, his “if” upside is so huge, see what’s what on trade front when it comes to Hyde in both redraft and dynasty, and in even medium size leagues, check waivers to see if he is available. Again, he is guaranteed nothing at this point, but in the spirit of trying to be two moves ahead, Frank Gore hasn’t scored a rushing touchdown in six-straight games, he has just one rushing touchdown on the year, and his last three games looked like this yardage-wise: 38, 20, 49. Hyde may have only received 3 and 2 carries in his last two outings, but he averaged 5.0 and 8.5 YPC. That’s not a big sample size, and honestly, I don’t care what his YPC were… he is a sleeping giant, no doubt, I just hope he doesn’t sleep until 2015, something that is entirely possible, so know that. Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Julio Jones says that he is 100 percent healthy for Week 10?

SMITTY: Folks, this is the best buy-low on the year, at least as far as studs go. Most consider him struggling, and sure, he is given how much upside he has… but ‘struggling’, he is on pace for 106 receptions for 1468 yards and 6TDs. That’s struggling for a guy like Julio. Buy-low! Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?