Sunday, October 12, 2008

WEEK 6 SUNDAY PRE-GAME PLANNER

The Detroit Lions Web site has made it official: Shelton's Dan Orlovsky will make his first career start today with starting QB Jon Kitna inactive.
While Orlovsky won't start on fantasy football teams today, keep an eye on him. He has struggled in spot duty as a backup at times. But with a shot to finally showcase what he can do as a starter, Orlovsky should be pumped up for this. Of course, he has the unfortunate luck of starting against one of the NFL's best defense's this season with the Minnesota Vikings on the other side of the ball. Keep an eye on his production because Kitna could be out a few games.
As I wrote in my Register fantasy football column on Saturday, keep an eye on St. Louis Rams' players and Baltimore Ravens' players today, especially the Rams.
If interim coach Jim Haslett wins six games this season he will be retained as head for next season. One player who should have a huge game today is QB Marc Bulger. After being benched, Haslett has made him the starter again for the rest of the season and Bulger will make good use of this opportunity. As a trickle-down affect, watch Receiver Tory Holt and back Steven Jackson's production skyrocket as well. Holt should have a season breakout game today.
ALERT: Be advised the New Orleans Saints site has announced that tight end Jeremy Shockey and receiver Marques Colston WILL NOT play and are inactive today. Expect both to get back on the field in week 7.
ALSO, the Cleveland Browns' Web site has announced that tight end Kellen Winslow will not play on Monday against the Giants due to an undisclosed illness. Steve Heiden will start in his place, so adjust your roster accordingly. Heiden will be used a lot in the game so don't be afraid to add him to your roster, at least for this week.
The Chicago Bears will also be without receiver Brandon Lloyd today who has been placed on the inactive list.

Rumor has it that with Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck out today and backup Seneca Wallace banged up, the Seahawks could go the Miami Dolphins' route and try the Wildcat offense. That would substantially raise the value of back Julius Jones.

GOOD LUCK TODAY!

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