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Postby kemper5 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:12 pm

Pat and Kevin Williams gone for the year..That hurts! I say their Rush D drops huge amounts.
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby ttwarrior1 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:20 pm

are you sure this is a done deal, what about an appeal. Why didnt they get suspended a month ago when they found out. I see nothing on espn or updates on here
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby TheDiplomats » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:25 pm

Done deal per rotoworld.

Rotoworld wrote:NFL suspended Deuce McAllister, Saints DE Charles Grant, Saints DE Will Smith, Vikings DT Kevin Williams, Vikings DT Pat Williams, and Texans LS Brian Pittman for the final four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Good thing Deuce already set the franchise record for scores because his NFL career may sadly be over. From a fantasy standpoint, the news mostly effects opposing rushers of Minnesota. Minnesota faces Kevin Smith, Joseph Addai, and the New Orleans tandem of Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush the next three weeks. Hugely upgrade their matchups.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/player ... FL&id=1014
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby Amazinz » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:33 pm

From ESPN:

A representative for one of the players told ESPN senior analyst Chris Mortensen on Tuesday that there is a plan to file for an injunction in a U.S. District Court Wednesday morning in an attempt to keep the suspended players active for the rest of the 2008 season.
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby Guru13 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:27 pm

Amazinz wrote:From ESPN:

A representative for one of the players told ESPN senior analyst Chris Mortensen on Tuesday that there is a plan to file for an injunction in a U.S. District Court Wednesday morning in an attempt to keep the suspended players active for the rest of the 2008 season.

I'm really hopin' this works, I have Turner in one league, but if I make it to the championship in my money league, I'll likely have to play against him. :-o
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby oldbutdeadlyone » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:43 pm

I wonder if Minny can have a good DST showing against the Lions without those two??

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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby Sgt. Apone » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:45 am

I think peeps are overestimating the impact for fantasy in regards to the Vikings fantasy DST, they will still be productive, these guys are tackles and don't force a lot of turnovers. The potential loss of the Williams bros.goes from a match up avoid for opposing fantasy running backs, to one while you might not neccesarily look to exploit, you aren't worried about starting your RBs against them now

concerning the actual football, I think it would be better to the Vikes playoff hopes if the Williams did serve the suspension now and came back fresh for the playoffs, their goal filing the injunction is probably just to get paid their gamechecks, I think it's debateable whether they can win the division without any depth up front on defense, but with Green Bay and Chicago not stepping up to the challenge maybe the Vikes can win by default
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby Amazinz » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:08 am

FWIW the lawyer from TruTV/CourtTV was on Mike & Mike this morning and said it's highly unlikely the players will be awarded the injunction.
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby ttwarrior1 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:57 pm

those 2 could also rush the qb, and perhaps calvin johnson could have a good game since they give up alot of passes and allen will be double teamed
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Re: Minnesota's Rush D amongst the worst now?

Postby Amazinz » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:51 pm

NFL Network is reporting that a MN judge gave them a temporary restraining order so they can return to practice tomorrow and play against DET.
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