I usually decide what clothes I’m going to wear on any given day by selecting the items with the fewest buttons (#bloglife). So like many of you, struggling with close calls and Sunday strategy is commonplace, and the importance of last-minute decisions is heightened now over the next three weeks during the fantasy playoffs. So each week let’s work through a difficult call together that may or may not be from one of my rosters in a blatant attempt to crowd source.
Often these tough calls involve lower tier wide receivers under consideration for a WR3 or flex spot. We’ll list the arguments — either supporting or otherwise — for player each rapid fire stylez, and then make a call that’s sure to fail. This week: Josh Gordon vs. Pierre Garcon.
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Nearly every year in early December as we’re all aimlessly wandering around stores and looking for plasma bikes and such — seriously, in my day we were happy with one dimensional hockey guys who moved on long poles (*shakes fist*) — another gift is bestowed upon us. He is the holy one, the championship winner, the money maker, the winner of all the bread, and the Samkon Gado.
He is the late-season waiver pickup who wins everything for everyone, and he is Pierre Garcon this year. Maybe, likely, and if by the grace of the almighty he can stay healthy.
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RG3′s second NFL start comes against Sam Bradford and the Rams this afternoon. As a neutral, Griffin’s debut was the performance of opening week – one that featured Pierre Garcon early and often until the former Colts wide reciever injured his foot late in the second quarter.
Unfortunately for Griffin owners, Garcon has been ruled out of today’s contest. Fret not desperate fantasy player who waited till 3 pm on Sunday to fill out your lineup – certainly this person exists.
Fred Davis, Santana Moss and even Aldrick Robinson should see more targets against an inexperienced, yet tallented Rams secondary. I’m looking forward to seeing who comes out on top in the battle between Griffin and Janoris Jenkins – who was also fantastic in week one.
Antonio Gates and Ryan Mathews are out
Via Chargers beat reporter Kevin Acee, Antonio Gates will miss today’s game against the Titans. The tight end tried to give his sore ribs a go in warmups this morning, but apparently that did not go well. Yes, Randy McMichael is still a thing that exists, but he’s not worth a play in Gates’ absence.
Ryan Matthews will not play either in a double blow for Norv Turner and the Chargers.
Sidney Rice is active
To confirm what we expected, Sidney Rice is active for the Seahawks tilt with Dallas. It’s still risky to rely on Russell Wilson to feed Rice and Doug Baldwin with touches.
Hernandez’s ankle is not broken
Some good news for Patriots fans lamenting the injury to Aaron Hernandez. Patriots beat reporter Jeff Howe reports the tight end’s ankle is not broken.