Hello. My name is KD, and I'm addicted to fantasy football.
I can't help it. It's the third best thing about football; trailing only the Dallas Cowboys and gambling. The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and other team's cheerleaders round out the top five if you were wondering.
Fantasy football provides the unique element of a feeling of control over the thing we are so passionate about, and I for one love trying my hand at judging which players will get better opportunities for individual success. Some shy away from it, but I don't think they know what they're missing.
For those that are on the train, follow the jump for some weekend start/sit advice compiled from the web gurus... or at least the ones that get paid to talk about it.
Latest playing news from Rotoworld.com (For only Cowboys, go here).
Colts RB Joseph Addai expected to play. Raiders QB Kyle Boller expected to start. RB Rashard Mendenhall and TE Antonio Gates are expected to play, as is Chargers WR Vincent Jackson. WR Andre Johnson is out as expected. Browns RB Peyton Hillis is expected to miss the game. RB Jackie Battle has been confirmed as the Chiefs #1 moving forward. WR Julio Jones is doubtful for Atlanta, while WR Percy Harvin is expected to play despite ribs that have been a problem since last week.
Football Freaks | Miles Austin ranks 2nd among all WR's in targets per game. Here are the rest for each position.
St. Louis @ Dallas
The Rams' defense ranks 32nd versus the run, but opportunistic offenses prefer attacking it with the pass. It makes sense with St. Louis' top three corners on I.R. A comedy of errors occurred in the injury-ruined secondary on Jordy Nelson's 93-yard Week 6 touchdown catch, as SS Darian Stewart blew a tackle before losing his footing to trip nearby CB Al Harris out of the play. Nelson ran untouched to pay dirt. The Cowboys are without Felix Jones (high ankle sprain), and their best talent was always in the passing game, so a throw-happy approach seems likely. Tony Romo has at least 300 yards in four of his first five games, and among NFC teams only New Orleans has allowed more passing scores than St. Louis. ... Dez Bryant has oddly gone reception-less in 3-of-5 second halves this season, but should have a field day against washed-up Harris in coverage. The former Packer turns 37 in two months. ... Miles Austin played 66-of-74 snaps (89.2%) in his Week 6 return from a hamstring injury. He has an even more favorable matchup than Bryant, squaring off with oft-burned CB Justin King. King plays left cornerback in St. Louis' base defense and moves to the slot on passing downs, so he'll essentially follow Austin around the formation. According to Pro Football Focus, King has allowed five touchdown passes in the last three games.
CBSSports.com player rankings | (Player, rank by Eisenberg, rank by Richard)
Tony Romo, 4th, 2nd
DeMarco Murray, 15th, 16th
Miles Austin, 5th, 5th
Dez Bryant, 6th, 8th
Jason Witten, 2nd, 5th
Dan Bailey, 5th, 1st
Cowboys 4th, 4th
Talented Mr. Roto's Love/Hate column which, probably, will embarass you that you are a fantasy football fan.
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