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How bad must Colin Kaepernick look in practice that San Francisco continues to roll out Blaine Gabbert? It’s time to make that change. Actually, it’s way past time. Heck. I’m guessing San Francisco fans would even take Christian Ponder over Gabbert at this point. [Editor’s Comment: It may have more to do with Kaepernick’s salary. A career-ending injury would guarantee the remaining $73.3 million of Kaepernick’s contract through 2020 (2017: $16.5 million, 2018: $17 million, 2019: $18.8 million, 2020: $21 million).]

Larry Fitzgerald is a joy to watch. Folks need to appreciate this man for as long as he continues to play. [Editor’s Comment: Uncle Waldo must own Fitz in multiple leagues.]

So Jeremy Kerley put up 102 yards and a score this week. That is more production than Golden Tate put up in the first four weeks combined.

Why would I bring this up? Detroit cut Kerley during the preseason. That is why Detroit is … well … Detroit. Sigh. [Editor’s Comment: We know that must have hurt, Uncle Waldo, but we thank you for your honesty.]

I can’t help but feel sorry for Torrey Smith being stuck in that pitiful San Francisco passing game. Hopefully a switch from Gabbert at quarterback can jump start what has been a lost season to date for Smith. For the sake of full disclosure, Old Uncle Waldo is battling a wicked cold and this trip to Wally’s World could get a little bumpy. It just depends on how long I can hold off taking the cold meds to stay as coherent as possible. [Editor’s Comment: I thought that there was something up with Old Uncle Waldo, as he seems to be a bit emotional so far in this episode of Wally’s World. But as for feeling sorry for Torrey Smith, he chose to sign a 5-year, $40 million deal with San Fran back in March 2015.]

Apparently, all it took to get Marcus Mariota going was a trip to South Beach. The Miami defense is not good, folks. Not good at all.

While we are on the subject, the Miami offense isn’t anything to write home about either.

Really Matthew Stafford? You pick this week to go off for three touchdowns? Way to make Old Uncle Waldo look the fool for suggesting benching you this week. If I any hair left to pull out I would.

On the plus side, Detroit did manage to somehow beat Philadelphia after appearing to have once again found a way to blow a lead.

Poor Cleveland fans. There has been a Charlie Whitehurst sighting at quarterback. That is never a good thing.

A lot of folks want to get rid of the kicker position in fantasy football. I’m guessing that none of those folks own Adam Vinatieri. [Editor’s Comment: Kickers!? Kickers!? You talkin’ ’bout kickers?!]

Welcome back, Tom Brady. On behalf of all Martellus Bennett owners I’m sending you a big old virtual hug. [Editor’s Comment: I told you, Uncle Waldo is feeling a bit emotional today.]

I’m also pretty sure Rob GronkowskiChris Hogan and Julian Edelman owners are feeling a lot better moving forward. [Editor’s Comment: How much better would they be feeling if Martellus Bennett hadn’t received all three of Tom Brady’s TD passes?]

The Minnesota defense/special teams just keeps rolling along with four more sacks and a return touchdown. This group is a fun bunch to watch.

Oh, before the cold medicine kicks in and Old Uncle Waldo forgets. Here’s the update on my breakout tight end for 2016, Green Bay’s Jared Cook. He’s out 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury… sigh. [Editor’s Comment: Someone hand Uncle Waldo a tissue. On the bright side, we shouldn’t have to hear about Cook for about 4-6 weeks.]

Here’s some free advice for Jeremy Langford. Don’t bother pushing to come back from your injury anytime soon. You’ve lost that starting running back gig to Jordan Howard so just take your time. [Editor’s Comment: Unless my memory fails me, which it could well be doing, wasn’t Howard supposed to be a two-down thumper?]

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin

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