Hatty's Afternoon Delight

Well Week 11 has almost come and gone with the exception of what is sure to be a riveting game between Cardinals and 49ers tonight. I am back with our daily session of what is going on around the league and how that impacts you and your lineup. There were a lot of surprises this week like Ryan Torain going down for the year and Jamaal Charles blowing his chance to steal some carries from LJ over a sore ankle. There were also some big surprises for all you Maurice Jones Drew and Willis McGahee owners. Let's get down to business here:

Ravens RB Situation
At this point I am not even sure if the coach knows who is going to play out of this backfield. It is working for them so don't expect much to change here. This RB by tri-committee is really frustrating owners. Willis Mcgahee was the beneficiary this week and my recommendation to fantasy owners is to stay away from this situation. Between McGahee, McClain and Rice you never seem to be sure who will get the ball. As long as McGahee is healthy I assume he would see the bulk of carries.

Clinton Portis
It looks like Portis has an injury concern for Week 11 already. Jim Zorn says that he is 50-50 to play this week but I would not be too concerned if I owned him in a league. Portis has been in Washington going on his fifth year this season and despite the 2006 year where he went down for 8 game he has yet to miss a game. How many times has he shown up on an injury report...about 5000. Until they say he is out, expect Portis to play. Especially in a tight NFC East and NFC Wild Card race the Redskins are in.

Earnest Graham
With the bye week past is appears that Graham's injury is not that serious. That is a good thing for Bucs fans since Warrick Dunn is questionable and they are looking to bring Cadillac Williams back in the mix as well. If you are in a deeper league it may be worth stashing Williams but as long as Graham is healthy he will be the featured back. If Dunn struggles to come back from injury expect Williams to potentially see some carries on 3rd down as well as for different looks in a similar way that Dunn was used.


FWP and Mewelde Moore
I can tell you now that no owner has been more pleased with the injury situation to FWP. Mewelde Moore has filled in amazingly for Parker in the weeks that he has missed. Apparently Parker's injury is not a serious as some reports lent the impression that there was an injury to his labrum in the shoulder. Parker says this is false and that he expects to suit up for Week 11. If history has told you anything do no drop Mewelde Moore. If Pittsburgh continues to fight for the playoffs either Parker will get hurt, they will rest Parker once they clinch or Parker will not be as effective which means Moore will continue to get the chance to shine.

Derrick Mason
He left the game with a dislocated shoulder. Not sure of the full severity but we will keep you updated as the week progresses.

That is all for today. Here is to hoping that tonight's game provides some offensive entertainment somewhere close to what the Giants and Eagles provided last night.

Author: JD Dowell
Email: jdncsu350@hattywaiverwireguru.com