Marcas Grant: I wish I had some for you. But Sunday's dismal performance was harder to swallow than sand-covered crackers. There weren't a lot of great matchups left on the schedule for Robinson and the Jaguars, but this was supposed to be one of them. Jacksonville's offense has been stagnant all season and the downfield passing game has yet to materialize as Blake Bortles has regressed significantly. The problem is that Robinson's too talented to just drop. But it's hard to justify playing him and it will be hard to get anything close to requisite value in a trade. After a big year in 2015, he's sadly become an anchor on your fantasy roster. Sorry to be such a downer.
M.G.: You should definitely consider trading him. But much like with Allen Robinson, understand that Hopkins isn't going to carry the same trade value that he would have at this time last year or even earlier in the season. Also like Robinson, Nuk is working with a quarterback who hasn't been very good at at all this year. His target share has fallen off from last season and he's topped 75 receiving yards just once all year. Trying to adjust to defensive schemes is one thing. Dealing with a quarterback who can't get you the ball consistently is completely different issue. That's where we currently are with Hopkins.
M.G.: Times are tough in the fantasy streets for Jordy Nelson. He's the downfield threat in an offense that can't get the ball downfield. As a result, he's seen fewer targets over the past three weeks with just 17 percent of Aaron Rodgers' pass attempts headed his way. As Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery see their roles expand, it's very possible that we're witnessing a changing of the guard in the Packers offense. It's plausible that there are still a few big Jordy Nelson games coming, but for now he's an extremely touchdown-dependent receiver in a struggling offense. And with a playoff schedule that features the Seahawks, Bears and Vikings it's probably time to try and trade him.
M.G.: At this point, it seems less and less likely that Jamaal Charles is going to regain his starting job -- at least in any real meaningful way. Spencer Ware has been dynamite as the Chiefs workhorse back, dating back to last season when Charles was injured. Last week, Charles was limited because of swelling in his knee and it's obvious that the team isn't interested in rushing him back. It's hard to imagine anyone giving up Ware for Charles but if you can deal him, do it now before the schedule gets tougher.
M.G.: This is where it would be great if all fantasy leagues came with an injured reserve spot, right? Alas not all are so lucky. The Bucs have been extremely vague about the severity of Martin's "setback" and even more cloudy about when he could return. It's worth waiting at least through the week to see if the team offers any more clarity. Hopefully you were able to snag Jacquizz Rodgers from the waiver wire to help you along until we can find out more about Martin.
M.G.: John Fox is about to make your fantasy life miserable. He's notorious for playing the hot hand at running back -- ask anyone who lived through The Great Panther RB Wars. He's also notoriously reluctant to give rookies a lot of work. That would seem to favor Ka'Deem Carey. The problem? Jeremy Langford is expected back soon (possibly this week), which means that the revolving door has returned to the Bears backfield. This is why we can't have nice things.
M.G.:Mark Ingram is frustrating because he's dominating the backfield touches (18 per game) and earning 4.5 yards per touch. He's just not scoring touchdowns and isn't much more than a flex option. When the Saints would rather give Coby Fleener goal line carries, it's just not meant to be. As for Forte, if the Jets promise us that Forte will get 30 carries per game, then he's an RB1. We all know that's not going to happen as long as Bilal Powell is around. Most likely Forte will be an RB3/flex option for most of the season.
M.G.: He is, though he's not a high priority waiver claim. Davis should see some more work now that he's had time to absorb the Green Bay offense but Ty Montgomery is still going to have a role in the running game. For now, consider Davis to be added depth if you need it at the running back position. If he starts to earn a larger share in the offense, you've landed a nice find. If it doesn't work out, it's not much to release him back to the wire.
M.G.:Russell Shepard put up a nice stat line last week and should get more snaps now that Vincent Jackson is on injured reserve. But two things to keep in mind: it came against a 49ers defense that's offered little resistance to anyone in the past few weeks. Also that Jameis Winston has tunnel vision for Mike Evans. Target-rich days might be hard to come by. Adams can be frustrating at times, but he appears to have had an epiphany and plays with a quarterback that likes to spread the ball around. Go with the Packer for a more consistent weekly floor.
M.G.: This week, it's undoubtedly Alex Smith against the Colts. Dak Prescott has been good, but so has the Eagles defense. Over the long haul, it's shockingly close between the two quarterbacks but Prescott has the better outlook. Once Dez Bryant returns, the Cowboys will have a better arsenal of talent around the quarterback as well as a slightly better schedule.
M.G.: By now, you should've somehow realized what I was gonna do.