Another rookie running back bites the dust

Congratulations to Dolphins rookie Danny Thomas who has already won the Ryan Mathews award for the rookie running back who got the most undeserved praise in fantasy drafts without ever having earned it. Seriously, are we ever to trust a rookie running back every again?

I think I just answered my own question. That answer being, "No." Or at least we need to learn how to pump the brakes a bit.

Who has questions?

How has Percy Harvin only got 2.20 points, 15 yards rushing and 7 yards receiving this week having returned the kickoff for a 103 yard TD? -- Chris Corlett (via Twitter)
Here is the deal, Chris. You play in a league that does not reward for return yards. Standard leagues are like that. Next year, if you want to get points for this, tell your commissioner to put it up for a vote. Otherwise, those points are going to the Vikings D/ST.

Can you now give up that nonsense that Peyton Manning is worthless? - Vegas Donnelly (via text message)
You are misconstruing what I have said about Manning. I said two years ago that Aaron Rodgers was going to pass Manning as a fantasy quarterback (he did), and that in real football, he tended to fail when his team needed him most (he did). And when you look at the Colts on Sunday, there are much bigger problems than just missing out on Manning.

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Can you send me a fantasy waiver wire pick up at receiver? - Fink (via text message)
No sweat, pick up Emmanuel Sanders for the future. Mike Wallace and Hines Ward are still in the mix, but Sanders is going to end up having a bigger role going forward. And if you lost Marques Colston, you might want to take a look at Bobby Meachem of the Saints, too.

Should LeGarrette Blount owners bench him in Week 2? After his dud of a game in Week 1? -- Tylor Young (via Twitter)
There are going to be a lot of people scared of Blount, and that was pretty bad. But let's chalk this one up to the Buccaneers panicking after the Lions jumped out to a big lead. Even Raheem Morris would probably admit this. Let's give the team the benefit of the doubt right now, and downgrade Blount down to a flex, instead of RB2. Let's be clear, however, the Bucs are on thin ice.

Adam, help. What do we do with Blount moving forward? Can we still trust him?? -- Ben Zhao (via Twitter)
What did I just say? Just kidding, but I wanted to get your question in, Ben. Let's wait a week. The Buccaneers have the Vikings this week, who were torched by the Chargers combination.

I don't have Ben Tate, and even if I did I'd be worried about Arian Foster and Tate splitting carries, so what's the deal? Should I trade Foster before it's too late? - Ty Shute (via Facebook)
The trade market, I fear is going to be very shallow for Foster right now. Even if Foster returns this week, he figures to split carries. If you can get somebody to take a risk on Foster, go for it. Otherwise you might be stuck with him.

For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL.com Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL.com Fantasy has 18,000 followers, Fabiano has 30,000, me, I only have 1,500. So your odds are better that I will answer a question, just based on the numbers. So hit me up on both via Twitter or via Facebook. Be sure to catch the latest on the Dave Dameshek Football Program.

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