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Start/Sit: Matt Forte, Brandon Jacobs, Frank Gore

Matt Forte, Chicago Bears: Forte hurt his toe ten days ago in the New Orleans Saints game. He has been practicing the past couple days, so expect him to start. Against a bad Green bay Packers' defense, Forte should produce his typical game - 110+ total yards and a score.

Frank Gore, San Francsico 49ers: Gore missed last week's tilt against the Miami Dolphins with an injured ankle. He is a game time decision in today's 1:00 PM game against the St. Louis Rams. The match-up screams to start Gore. I'm wondering why the 49ers would risk further injury unless Gore can't hurt himself beyond whatever healing can begin in 8 days.

Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals: Here is a kick-in the groin for Boldin owners and those facing teams with Steve Breaston in the fantasy football finals. Cardinals' head coach Ken Whisenhunt has said he is likely to sit Boldin in this week's game. Boldin has an incredibly high tolerance for pain so don't be surprised to see him start and produce though.

Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants: The weather in Northeastern New Jersey will be a wintry mix. That seems to favor Jacobs' straight ahead power game, but, he has two injured knees. That favors caution on a slippery turf. If you've advanced to this week's finals without him, I see no reason to start him.

Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory Move: Start Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor over Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson. Maybe not the smartest move, but, if you're doubtful on any of the above players, then picking-up Taylor and starting him is not unwise.

For more injury/start/sit information, read Will Carroll's Last Minute Med Check and Stephania Bell's Injury Blog. There is injury information on Clinton Portis, Kevin Smith and Marshawn Lynch. Even a little on Minnesota Vikings' Rb Adrian Peterson that portends favorable for a Chester Taylor start.