You know about Darren McFadden, and by now you’ve dried those Danny Amendola tears. Now you want to know the rest of the story, and the remaining notable actives and inactives, and their fantasy impact.
Thankfully, I wrote some words about that.
Matt Forte (ankle): Completing a recovery that seemed impossible a week ago after his body bent in a direction directly opposed to its natural design, Forte will play this afternoon after looking surprisingly like, well, Forte in practice all week. You’re playing Forte if you own him, but be prepared for the possibility of poor production due to both the Seahawks’ ability to crush bones, and the likelihood that Michael Bush will get a few more touches than usual as the Bears’ coaching staff does some damage control.
Julian Edelman (concussion): This was likely just a product of Bill Belichick’s weekly injury report games. Despite his recent resurgence with 122 receiving yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks, Edelman is still only a deep league flex play, although he’ll likely continue to see a few more targets with Rob Gronkowski out.
Kyle Rudolph (shoulder): Rudolph progressed throughout the week and was listed as probable. He’s a solid start with Percy Harvin out, an absence that’s contributed to Rudolph’s 18 targets over the past two weeks that he’s turned into two touchdowns and 119 yards.
Daniel Thomas (knee, ankle): There’s also only mild surprise here, as Thomas practiced throughout the week. However, you should look elsewhere for your running back flex play given Thomas’ seat slightly behind Reggie Bush on the Dolphins’ RB depth chart, and the Patriots’ run defense that’s allowing only 100.8 yards per game.
Colin McCarthy (concussion): An already weak Titans run defense is dealt another blow. Begin drooling, Arian Foster owners.
Andre Roberts (ankle): This sucks, because despite the incompetence of the Cardinals’ quarterbacks, Roberts had become the epitome of the bargain waiver wire flex play recently, as he’s averaged 70.6 receiving yards over Arizona’s last five games. Michael Floyd is your reaching flex play now if you’re using a Cards wideout in that spot.