Bone up on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade before tomorrow morning if you are married/involved/born-to-a-heavily-feminine-family. Impress your family with random, trivial knowledge about the parade early in the morning, but good luck prying the remote from Grandma in time to catch some NFL pregame action.
There is nothing more Thanksgiving than a little parade-watching in the morning and A LOT of football watching in the afternoon. So when ole’ Granny dozes off around 11 a.m., make sure to confiscate her controller privileges for the day.
Plenty of fantasy football related storylines to watch tomorrow, including a ton of injuries. Strangely enough, most of these popped up during the day on Monday after this week’s Monday Morning Rehab. A few of the highlights, followed by a special Turkey Day edition of start and sit advice:
Tony Romo and Jason Witten, Cowboys: Romo did not miss any action against the Redskins after taking a knee to the back and his coach sounds optimistic about his chances to play. Witten, meanwhile, is a dreaded game-day decision. Test the internet access at Maw Maw’s tomorrow morning well before game time in case a last-second roster change needs to be made.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants: The word is overwhelmingly pessimistic regarding Bradshaw’s chances to play in Denver tomorrow night. He suffered a sprained foot that is worse than originally thought and has been on crutches this week. Danny Ware would serve as Bradshaw’s replacement and Brandon Jacobs’ vulture backup.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, Lions: Neither player would have practiced on Monday after Sunday’s thrilling come-from-behind win against Cleveland. Stafford looks the most likely to miss but Johnson is less than a 50-50 bet himself. Without two of their top three offensive players, the Lions would be in for some woeful Thanksgiving Day football.
Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Grant, Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, Packers
Green Bay offense on turf against the Lions, a defense that just gave up 37 points to the Browns. This should be a fantasy feast.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants
Good chance Ahmad Bradshaw does not play or is very limited tomorrow night. Start Jacobs with a little bit more confidence.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos
The Giants still are susceptible through the air and the Broncos will have to keep up with the New York offense all night.
Kevin Smith, RB, Lions
You have to like Smith in this game with Stafford and Megatron out, right?!? It is a risky-ish play but might be worth it due to shear volume of touches.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants
Briefly mentioned about that Bradshaw may not play tomorrow night. He has been on crutches this week and the team seems concerned with the injury.
Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys
If — and that is a big if — Witten does not play, make sure to put him on your bench. Martellus Bennett would be the appropriate plug-and-play.
Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders
Good luck trying to figure out Oakland’s three-heading running-back-by-committee.
For more great fantasy roster advice this week, including a plethora of Start & Sit links and consensus rankings, head over to the Fantasy Football Librarian. Don’t forget to grab your library card.