Notes for Week 6


Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) practiced in full on Thursday and will be ready to go on Sunday against Carolina. The matchup isn’t great, but when Lynch is healthy he is a rock solid bet in fantasy leagues. Thomas Rawls will likely see some touches in relief but he can be placed back on the shelf until Lynch misses time again.

Andrew Luck (shoulder) is expected to play this week against New England, and Colts owner Jim Irsay reiterated that sentiment on Thursday. The Patriots would be a far more challenging matchup for veteran backup Matt Hasselbeck than Houston and Jacksonville were, so the Colts will need Luck back if they would like a chance to hand New England their first loss of the season. Check back in at Rotoworld this weekend for more updates on the status of Luck’s bothersome shoulder.

T.J. Yeldon (groin) did not practice on Thursday and is a dicey bet to play on Sunday. Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson could end up sharing the rushing duties for Jacksonville this week against Houston if Yeldon sits, although neither back would warrant serious starting consideration in anything but the deepest fantasy leagues.

The Buffalo backfield remains in flux as LeSean McCoy (hamstring) andKarlos Williams (concussion) are both unlikely to play again this week. If this is the case, Boobie Dixon and Boom Herron will handle the running duties again for the Bills. Herron saw nine touches and Dixon saw 10 in Week 5, so fantasy owners likely won’t find much value in either running back this week against Cincinnati.

Christine Michael is reportedly ready to see an increase in work in Dallas’ backfield, as Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown said the team is ready to “take the reins off him.” Michael has received just two carries this season, but is worth a roster add in all leagues in the event that this sudden workload increase comes to fruition. Joseph Randle will still be in the mix on early downs along with Darren McFadden in passing situations but we could see Michael finally get his chance.

Headlines going into Week 6

  • Rex confirms Tyrod Taylor has sprained MCL
  • Roethlisberger throws passes at Weds practice
  • Davante Adams won’t commit to Week 6 return
  • Andrew Luck ‘not a lock’ to start this week
  • Ravens send Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) to I.R.
  • Marshawn Lynch ‘should be ready to go’ Week 6
  • Colts bring back veteran RB Ahmad Bradshaw


  • Rivers throws for 365 yards, 2 TDs in MNF loss
  • Gates goes for 92 yards, 2 TDs in 2015 debut
  • Le’Veon’s TD as time expires downs Chargers
  • Falcons ‘uncertain’ if Julio will play Week 6
  • Report: Roethlisberger a ‘longshot’ for Week 6
  • Marshawn Lynch expected to practice this week
  • MRI confirms Jamaal Charles has torn ACL

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Missouri Tiger Michael Sam Comes Out as Gay

In August, Michael Sam revealed to his Missouri Tiger football teammates that he was gay.  This April, he will be heading into the NFL draft and this announcement comes before the combine as well.  Mel Kiper has him projected as a fourth round talent that could possibly go in the third round.  He has been compared to Seattle’s Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett both whom are very solid NFL defensive ends.  Will the Bears be a good fit for this young man as Julius Pepper’s contract may be too rich as he will cost $18.2 million against the salary cap in 2014?  It sounds like the 49ers and Patriots have a good foundation in their organization to take on something that could be as distracting as this.

I wish this kid all the luck in the world.  As the seventh of eight siblings, he has lived a tough life growing up and that’s an understatement.  Three of his siblings have died.  He never got to meet a baby sister who passed away.  His second oldest brother went missing in 1998, and he and his little sister were the last one’s to see him.  He was pronounced dead two years later.  He had to see his oldest brother die of a gunshot wound.  And two of his brother’s have spent time in and out jail.  They are both currently in jail.

It’s safe to say that if there was someone who can handle being the first openly gay athlete in the NFL, it would be Michael Sam.  It also should be noted that his Missouri teammates deserve some props in their acceptance over the past year.


Super Bowl Halftime Shows

This site is about Fantasy Football, so this topic is obviously way off topic and very random as it is April and I’m thinking about the Super Bowl halftime show.  But I simply can’t stand Super Bowl halftime shows.  Maybe concerts just don’t do it for me.  Maybe it’s the same thing year after year.  I’m wondering why they don’t shake things up a bit and come up with some new ideas.  Is it tradition?  Is the market for viewing concerts just that great.  I’d rather see some previews for the next Dancing With the Stars or a Star Wars reenactment.  There has to be some bright marketing minds out there that could change things up.  How about something NASCAR or with soccer professionals since millions of people follow that.  I happen to hate them both, but it would be interesting at the very least.

Here are my Top 5 things I would like to see at Super Bowl halftime rather than another concert:

5.  Top 100 funniest home videos of all-time.  Laughing is great!  Keep it simple.

4. Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Vanessa Marcil, Megan Fox, Keira Knightley, and Halle Berry sitting around talking about……….whatever they want.

3. Jackass 4 stunts from Stevo and Johnny Knoxville and their crew!

2. David Copperfield making something huge disappear again like an airplane!

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