Ryan Grant

If James Starks and Brandon Saine are out, play Ryan Grant. If two are active, sit both

The Green Bay Packers running back situation is tricky this week
<p> The Green Bay Packers running back situation is tricky this week</p>

Green Bay Packers running backs James Starks (ankle) and Brandon Saine (concussion) are game-time decisions in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs. And this makes the status of the aforementioned as well as Ryan Grant completely up in the air in regards to their use in fantasy football.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 14 Playoffs

Christian Ponder, Marion Barber and Ricky Williams lead the way this week
<p> Christian Ponder, Marion Barber and Ricky Williams lead the way this week</p>

It’s playoff time — for most of you at least. Now is the time of year where every move has to be the right one or your fantasy football season is over. Of course this late in the 2011 season, pickings are slim on the waiver wire. But there are a few names out there that could be beneficial as you make your way through the playoffs.

Should You Start Ryan Grant on Thanksgiving?

Will the Packers Ryan Grant outscore James Starks?
<p> Will the Packers Ryan Grant outscore James Starks?</p>

Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant should be a good fantasy flex play on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions.

Grant, who at the beginning of the 2010 season was the Packers’ lead back before an ankle injury in Week 1 sidelined him for the season, has gone from splitting carries with James Starks to seeing the second-year player get the majority of the carries. Starks, however, sprained his knee and ankle in Week 11, and is not expected to play today vs. Detroit.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 12

Caleb Hanie, Toby Gerhart and Kevin Smith lead the way in week 12
<p> Caleb Hanie, Toby Gerhart and Kevin Smith lead the way in week 12</p>

The bye weeks are finally over and now we can just roll with what we’ve got. But what if injuries and poor play from your roster means you don’t have enough? Well, in an effort to guide you through the playoff push, here’s a look at who will be some of the hot commodities off the fantasy football waiver wire in Week 12. Some of them I think are decent plays for this week and maybe beyond, but most of the wire has players that should probably stay right there.

Washington Redskins a great fantasy defense to play in Week 4

Fantasy Football Running Backs: Workload Watch

Which backs have collected the most touches the last few seasons?

Athlon Sports takes a look at which running backs have touched the ball the most per game over the last three years and over the last two years. This gives you an idea of both which backs have been given the most opportunities, while at the same time lets you know which backs might be wearing down.

It's interesting to note that Arian Foster, having played just one full season, already ranks eighth in touches per game in both charts.

Touches Per Game, Three-Year vs. Two-Year

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Injury Concerns

Athlon Sports looks at the top injury concerns overall and by position for fantasy football this season

Athlon Sports looks at the top 12 injury concerns overall and by position for the 2011 fantasy football season. These are 48 guys that may concern you in your draft preparation, and that you may be able to get as a steal due to their injury history or may go much sooner than they should because of that history.

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1. Matthew Stafford, DET, QB 
Burly, strong-armed passer has played in only 13 of his possible 32 career games.

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<p> Athlon Sports looks at the top 12 injury concerns overall and by position for the 2011 fantasy football season. These are 48 guys that may concern you in your draft preparation, and that you may be able to get as a steal due to their injury history or may go much sooner than they should because of that history.</p>

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Green Bay Packers 2011 NFL Team Preview

An in-depth look at the Packers offense, defense and special team this year.
<p> An in-depth look at the Packers offense, defense and special team this year.</p>

Aaron Rodgers fancies himself as something of an amateur NFL historian, so it hardly came as a surprise when the Green Bay Packers quarterback had his answer at the ready when asked during the offseason what he and the Super Bowl XLV champions must do for an encore.