Eyeing Eagles-Falcons, Warner, others in Week 13 

December, 4, 2009
The pregame shows for the Philadelphia Eagles-Atlanta Falcons Sunday tilt will be talking all about a player owned in 7.5 percent of ESPN standard leagues, a quarterback who has fewer fantasy points than Tarvaris Jackson, Brian Hoyer and Dennis Dixon. Heck, Michael Vick has only four more points than you and me this season!

Sure, it will be interesting to see how the home crowd greets their former, disgraced hero when Andy Reid runs Vick out there for one of those misguided Wildcat plays -- it's not working; including passes, Vick has a double-digit gainer on one play all season -- but fantasy football owners have quite a bit to watch in this game. The Falcons are without their starting quarterback in Matt Ryan, and the Eagles are likely to be missing concussed wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

I can tell you fantasy owners don't seem very concerned about Roddy White or Tony Gonzalez, and as I wrote in an earlier blog this week, I don't think they should be. Briefly, Ryan was not playing well, and while all we've got to go on with Chris Redman is his small sample size performance in 2007 and in relief of Ryan in Week 12, I don't see much dropoff. You're not playing Redman, just the weapons. I'll also be very interested to see how the carries are divided up, assuming Michael Turner can't play. I want to see Jason Snelling get opportunity, but like in Seattle with this ridiculous Julius Jones-Justin Forsett situation, I'm thinking loyalty is going to play a major role in giving Jerious Norwood lots of run.