Report: Portis will start Sunday

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Redskins RB Clinton Portis is not only expected to play on Sunday, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Portis will start against the Titans.

The ninth-year veteran has not played since Oct. 3 because of a groin muscle injury. He is listed as questionable.

The Redskins will be missing starting CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and S LaRon Landry (Achilles).

RBs Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams have started in Portis' absence, but Torain did not play in Week 10 because of a pulled hamstring.

The way we see it

Portis' return is a boost to the Redskins' offense, and it's a good sign that he is expected to start Sunday, not even come off the bench. The secondary will be hurting, as Rogers is the team's top cover corner and Landry is having a big season. Look for Phillip Buchanon and Reed Doughty to replace the two in the defensive backfield.

Fantasy Spin

If you have held on to Portis all this time, today is the day you can finally start him, although you can't feel very confident about using him in a difficult matchup. For those of you who picked up Williams this week, he still is not a bad play, as Portis likely won't get every carry.