NFL fantasy news and views
It's been another busy week of news around the NFL. Here's what you need to know heading into Sunday.
Views: It's about time Seattle trotted out a couple of receivers people have actually heard of. Obviously, this can only help
Verdict: Upgrade Hasselbeck, and feel free to activate Engram in your fantasy lineup, although both could struggle this week against a Giants defense that's tough against the pass. It would certainly be smart to wait a week on Branch before putting him in your lineup, just to ensure he's getting a full workload. Also in Seattle, tailback
Views: Young sprained his left knee near the end of the Titans' Week 1 win over the Jaguars. He then made news when police were called to search for him. It's been a bizarre month for Young, but getting back to the practice field is a positive step. Of course, once Young is fully healthy, the Titans will be faced with a full-blown quarterback controversy, as
Verdict: Young will be the Titans backup QB this week, so no need to get him activated yet. It will be interesting to see if coach
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Verdict: Boldin has been the most productive receiver in the NFL this year for standard-scoring fantasy leagues. He should be re-activated in fantasy lineups as soon as he gets back on the field, although it appears unlikely that will happen this week.
Views: Good news for Westbrook's owners, who are no doubt hoping the versatile back returns to the lineup as soon as possible -- although it still appears more likely he'll return either next Sunday or after the Eagles' bye in Week 7.
Verdict: Last year Westbrook led the NFL with 2,104 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He'll be back on the field as soon as he's ready.
Views: Burress has a history of unexcused team absences. This particular suspension stems from Burress not showing up for work the day after the Giants victory over the Bengals. On Thursday
Verdict: Keep Burress on your bench this week and hope the troubled wideout gets his act together in time to avoid any more suspensions this season.