Hatty's Afternoon Delight

On the eve of tonight's game between the Jets and the Pats there is a lot of big news going on around the league that has an impact on fantasy owners. I will cut to the chase and get down to business:

Clinton Portis
It looks as though Clinton Portis will be out this week. This is not etched in stone just yet but all signs indicate that Portis will be out. Owners need to scoop up Ladell Betts and if you have room grab Shaun Alexander as well because no one knows how serious an injury Portis has. In addition, Betts is still hobbled and so there may be a RB by committee which means if you have better options you should go with them. Keep checking the Afternoon Delight each day as well will continue to monitor this story and provide more definitive details as we get them.

Chris Chambers
Chambers is not listed on this weeks injury report however I would be cautious here as the Bolts are unlikely to rush Chambers with Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd playing well. Either way Chambers is a great option is he is 100% healthy.

Reggie Bush
Bush is still questionable for this weekend and owners should prepare that even if he does play the chances of him being the primary back are minimal. With Duece playing well the Saints will not rush their franchise back before he is 100% healthy. Keep monitoring this story with us as we will keep this on the top of the priority list along with the Portis situation.

Jonathan Stewart
Stewart was not listed on the injury report which is good news for owners. The bad news is that Williams has really stepped up while Stewart has been down and may have grabbed the starting role back as long as he is being productive. Stewart is a great back for dynasty owners so if by chance someone let him go, now would be the ideal time to pick him up.

Steve Slaton
Slaton who emerged as a huge rookie producer is being monitored on his reps. Chances are that Slaton will have some average weeks but I would be cautious in putting too much of your fantasy playoffs hopes on Slaton. If you are not in a dynasty league now would be an ideal time to try and move Slaton. With Ryan Moats and Ahman Green healthy, Slaton should return to being primarily a 3rd down back.

Frank Gore
Gore revealed that he had a concussion in Monday Nights game which means he could be out this week. Most backs are limited or held out all together the week following a concussion due to the liability teams face these days. Gore reported as still having headaches. If Gore is your breadwinner then I would nab Deshaun Foster as a potential fill in this week but hopefully there is a better option on your bench or the waiver wire.

BGE and the Pats
Sammy Morris appears that he will be inactive for Week 11 so BGE will get the start tonight against the Jets. As we mentioned in the Player Spotlight article this week (http://www.hattywaiverwireguru.com/2008/11/player-spotlight-benjarvus-green-ellis.html) this weeks match up is not ideal but if the injury big has hit you then BGE makes for a solid play. Chances are he will see all goal line carries and split time out of the backfield with Kevin Faulk everywhere else.

That is all for today. Keep tuning in each day as I will provide more up to date information as we hear it.

Author: JD Dowell
email: jdncsu350@hattywaiverwireguru.com

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