We told you earlier this week that it wasn't quite safe yet to start Ryan Torain or Clinton Portis on your fantasy squad. Well we're now changing our collective mind. At least on one of them.
The biggest news for fantasy owners out of the special Saturday practice yesterday was that Torain is likely to start against the Eagles on Monday night, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post. While it can sometimes be risky to start a fantasy player who is playing Monday night because you won't have any other options if he faces a setback, Torain might be worth the minimal risk. The running back earned 13.00 fantasy points when the Redskins visited Philadelphia with 70 rushing yards a touchdown. The Redskins focused on the running game that night, and they probably will on Monday too.
As for the Eagles, if you're looking for one player to start, look no further than Michael Vick. His 26.12 point fantasy performance with 218 passing yards, 74 rushing yards and two touchdowns last week earned Vick NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He's been excellent since returning from injury, and should be in for some big fantasy numbers once again, as long as he can avoid getting squashed between two Redskins defensive players while diving for the goal line.