It’s the first weekend of the NFL regular season, so obviously you have questions about who your fantasy football team should have in the starting lineup. I understand that you’re desperate. You came in last place in your league last year, and you can’t take another off-season of taunts, harassment, and flaming bags of dog shit being left on your porch by your so-called “friends”.

Being a fantasy owner can be a tough (fantasy) gig, what do you do when a guy’s questionable?

Owners of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch better pour themselves a stiff drink, because they have some serious decisions to make.

If you have Lynch’s backup Robert Turbin, then you have the option of waiting a little bit longer before making your decision, because either way you’ll have Seattle’s starting RB ready to go. Otherwise, I’d leave Lynch glued to your bench until you hear a more definitive update on his injury status.

I’ve said this once, and I’ll keep saying this until my throat is sore: you can’t afford to leave points on the bench.

Look out, here comes more hurt…

  • Jaguars’ wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been listed as “probable” for Sunday’s game against the Vikings after tweaking his ankle at practice on Wednesday. The injury is minor, so he’ll most likely be in the lineup. The real question is: can Blaine Gabbert throw the football within ten feet of Blackmon’s hands? (I’ll list that as “questionable”) [Rotoworld]
  • Beanie Wells has also been listed as questionable (hamstring injury) for Arizona’s game against Lynch’s Seahawks. NFL running backs continue their trend of fragility.  [Darren Urban’s twitter]
  • According to his own twitter page, the Steelers’ James Harrison missed practice today, and he’ll be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Broncos. It’s actually kind of refreshing getting the news straight from the horse’s mouth (horse’s fingers?). [James Harrison’s twitter page]
  • In more Steeler news, running back Isaac Redman’s Week 1 status has been updated to “probable” after he completed another full practice today. Redman will most likely be in Pittsburgh’s backfield, but he probably won’t help you pile up points. [SB Nation]
  • Finally, Carolina Panthers’ running back (an injured running back, I’ve never heard of such blasphemy!) Jonathan Stewart missed his third straight practice and his status is listed as “questionable” for this Sunday’s tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It doesn’t look like he’ll play so rejoice, fantasy owners of DeAngelo Williams. [Joe Person’s twitter]

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