Hightower was a limited participant in Friday's practice (shoulder issue). There's talk that he'll remain the starter for Washington, although there's no reason to expect him to be the finisher. Torain is coming off a 135-yard rushing performance at St. Louis, and, for a week, he's the Washington back I'd prefer to own. But that should not be considered an endorsement of this committee.
Here's the way I'd approach Torain, if I'd invested in him...
Here's another trade-related question...LeGarrette Blount is the best running back on your roster, then you need to make a move, desperately. (Blount won't play in Week 6 due to an MCL injury, and there's a strong chance he'll miss additional time. He reportedly has a Grade 2 tear). At this point in the fantasy season, trades are entirely about team needs. I can't say exactly what Kruggers' receiving corps looks like, but he obviously feels OK about it — and, more importantly, his fantasy backfield is a big flaming disaster. The Blount-and-scrubs approach won't carry anyone to the playoffs. So it can be worth taking a small hit in a trade if you nonetheless improve your starting roster.
Speaking of scrubs...
And here's one last tweet, because no blog post this week would be complete without a Tim Tebow mention...
Little else needs to be said about Tebow's fantasy potential, obviously. We've already discussed it here, here, here, here, here, here and here. So he's well covered.
Knowshon Moreno is a semi-interesting subject, however. He'd completely disappeared from Denver's offense until he took a screen pass 28 yards to the end zone last Sunday. Thousands of fantasy owners have kicked Moreno to the curb over the past two weeks, as Willis McGahee has emerged as the primary ball-carrier for the Broncos. There's really only one direction for Knowshon to move, value-wise, and we can reasonably expect John Fox's team to be unusually run/screen-heavy with Tebow at the controls. (The team has reportedly tossed Brandon Lloyd on the trade block, just for the record). So perhaps we should think of Moreno as a lottery ticket — scratch-off game, not the Powerball — and give him a second look. He's available in 47 percent of Yahoo! leagues. But no, I still wouldn't be eager to start him in Week 7.
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