Fantasy Football Injury Report -zngay

Football Another week of NFL action and another week of shameful injuries. Fantasy football never sleepers, unlike NFL teams taking their bye week, so you continue to feel the pain of key losses, sometimes long after they"re gone. Perhaps you felt the pain last night when Brian Hoyer (knee) went down. If you were looking to him to save your season because your other quarterbacks stunk, you"ll be in even more pain, as we now know he"s done for the season with a torn ACL. C.J. Spiller made you second-guess whether or not to start him on Thursday night, too. He ended up being fine, but didn"t play in the first half. That was a dirty tease, as he ended up busting a 50+ yard touchdown run in the second half to make you feel pretty smart if you rolled with him "" and simply sad if you didn"t. As you can see, injuries can impact you in a number of ways "" both in the games, before the games, and after. As we prepare for another full slate of Sunday games, let"s see if we can read between the lines and make the right calls for the big names nursing ailments this week: Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans Locker was on a tear to start 2013 with six touchdowns and no picks, but his torrid streak ended last week with a serious hip injury. Luckily what looked terrible is only going to be a 4-6 week injury and he won"t have to miss the remainder of the season. He"s out this week, though. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in his place, but you can"t really trust him against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense. Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders Run DMC has a hamstring injury that will force him to miss his first game of the 2013 season. McFadden has actually been fairly solid overall so far this year, so this is a bummer for his fantasy owners. Rashad Jennings is the Oakland back to use this week if you"re hard up at running back. Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots Ridley has already officially been ruled out for week five, but it wasn"t like fantasy owners were scrambling to get him into their starting lineups, anyways. After all, Ridley was in a full-blown .mittee and had failed to score a touchdown on the season. The Patriots will roll with LeGarrette Blount as the starter this week. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers Lacy was knocked out of his week three game thanks to a concussion, but thankfully he had an entire bye week to rest during week four. He"s back as the starter this week and could offer up RB2 value with a beatable matchup at home. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts Bradshaw will miss at least another couple of weeks due to a neck issue, while there"s actually a chance surgery could end his season. He"ll be out, which gives Trent Richardson the starting job once again this week. Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets Ivory sat out last week with a hamstring injury, but word is he might have a chance at making New York"s Monday night game. Bilal Powell is still the main man in the back-field either way, but fantasy owners who need Ivory could get some work out of his this week. Brandon Bolden, RB, New England Patriots Bolden was in for a good amount of work with Ridley being ruled out this week, but he"s got an ailment of his own, so he"s no lock to play, either. Keep tabs on him going into his Sunday game if you plan on using him. Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears Marshall missed a couple of practices with a sore back this week, but all reports suggest he"s fine and will play this week. He remains an elite WR1 and top-five wide receiver this week. Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots Week five could finally mark the return of slot machine Danny Amendola, who hasn"t played a down since week one for the Pats. We"ve been teased for the past several weeks and there"s no guarantee he"ll play or play effectively. With that said, there"s a legit chance he plays and if he suits up fantasy owners could be blessed with some nice WR3 fantasy value. Non-Amendola owners need to pay attention to his status, too, as it could affect Julian Edelman"s value this week. Miles Austin, WR, Dallas Cowboys Austin sat out with one of his typical hamstring injuries and it looks like he"ll probably miss at least one more week. That means a solid role yet again for rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams. Williams had seven catches for over 70 yards last week, and could be good for even better numbers in a shootout at home. Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets Holmes is in danger of missing week five due to hamstring injury. Holmes has a blow-up week three, but has otherwise done almost nothing in his other three games. This hamstring injury is expected to keep him out several weeks, while some sources suggest it could keep him out an entire month. For now, Jeremy Kerley is the best, healthiest Jets receiver to work with in fantasy circles. But if we"re being frank, New York is where fantasy success goes to die. Stephen Hill, WR, New York Jets Santonio Holmes isn"t the only Jets wide receiver struggling to get healthy lately, as Hill sustained a nasty concussion in week four and is in serious danger of having to sit out this week. Hill even was bleeding in his mouth after taking a nasty hit last week. However, with the Jets not playing until Monday night, Hill actually has a chance to play this week. He"d be in line for a good amount of targets if he plays, but fantasy owners will have to keep tabs on him all week. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots Gronkowski is working his way back from back and arm issues, but it"s not looking great for a week five return. Gronk has been eyeing a week six return, so that"s the more likely return date fantasy owners can bank on. The Patriots don"t have a .petent tight end to use this week. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: