On last night's game: Gee, Andrew Luck is good. I mean really, really good.
As always, if you need help getting ready for Sunday's games after reading today's blog entry, here's what you can do before kickoff:
- Send your questions to me via Facebook or Twitter. You can also tweet lineup questions to my colleagues Joel Beall, Ryan Fowler and Mike Harmon.
- Listen to hosts Harmon, Peter Burns and Nate Lundy on the FOX Fantasy Freaks on FOX Sports Radio Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon ET. You can tweet questions to those guys as well.
- Join a pregame chat with Beall and me on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. He'll lead off with the first hour, and I'll close things out.
- Review my Week 10 rankings, along with all the great information at our fantasy football news page.
On to the news:
- Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) missed another practice on Thursday, but the team hopes to have him out there today and on the field Sunday. We'll know more this afternoon, but the news seems more optimistic than it did earlier in the week. Keep your fingers crossed if you own Harvin, who isn't in my weekly rankings at the moment, but would probably be around WR10 if he's active.
- In Pittsburgh, RB Jonathan Dwyer is practicing fully, RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) was limited on Thursday, and WR Antonio Brown (ankle) is unlikely to play after not practicing this week. If Mendenhall plays Monday, the running back situation will be a mess that fantasy owners should try to avoid. If he isn't, both Ike Redman and Dwyer can be considered, with Redman ranking ahead of Dwyer for me. Because of the Monday night game, err on the side of caution of Mendenhall is tabbed as a gametime decision.
- Look for Raiders RB Taiwan Jones to get plenty of work against the Ravens due to the probable absences of Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson. Jones and Marcel Reece split first-team carries in Thursday's practice, and I've got Reece ranked one slot ahead of Jones at RB27.
- Giants WR Hakeem Nicks was limited in Thursday's practice, but his injured knee is improving and he appears on track to play against the Bengals. Also, when asked about his subpar numbers this season, Nicks said, "Stats is for girls, man." That'll make his frustrated fantasy owners happy.
- This week's bye teams are the Cardinals, Browns, Packers and Redskins. I hope all you John Skelton owners have made backup plans for Week 10.
- Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is expected to miss his fourth consecutive game this week. Remember that rookie Lance Dunbar had eight carries for 26 yards against the Eagles, serving as Felix Jones' sidekick.
- Last night's NFL Network telecast included the news that Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew thinks he's two weeks away from returning to action.
- Bears CB Charles Tillman doesn't think he'll need to miss Sunday's game due to the birth of his child. That's because he thinks the baby is coming Monday, so plans could certainly change, but it would be a stretch to alter any fantasy plans based on this situation.
- Lions WR Calvin Johnson said Thursday that nerve damage related to concussion suffered in September has caused him to have trouble gripping the football. Johnson caught seven passes for 129 yards last week, so I'm not too worried about him.
- Titans QB Jake Locker is still on track to return Sunday after a five-game injury absence.
- Here's a story about Chargers RB Ryan Mathews being overdue for a long TD run. Maybe if they'd stop taking him off the field to play inferior running backs, the odds of that would increase. Not that I'm angry about Mathews' usage or anything ...
- Can I tell you how much I love Dustin Keller this week? I've got Keller at TE9 after seeing him catch 14 passes over the last two games. He's owned in 27.1 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, which is ridiculous. Who else is Mark Sanchez going to throw to, besides Jeremy Kerley sometimes?
- Texans TE Owen Daniels (hip) hasn't practiced this week, but it sounds like he's going to play.
Good luck this week!