Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 9/28/13
Fantasy Football Daily: The Latest Injury News on White, Johnson and More
September 28, 2013
We’ve finally reached the weekend, and that means it’s time to start thinking about those tough lineup decisions you’ll have to make in fantasy tomorrow. With that in mind, we’ll try to ease the burden like we do every Saturday by taking a look at some of the noteworthy injuries around the NFL. We’ve got our usual mix of important players this morning, so let’s get right to it. Here’s the latest.
Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Poor Roddy. He’s had a very unfortunate start to the season due to his high-ankle sprain. The nagging injury hasn’t kept him out of any games yet, but it sure has put a damper on his production. So far, he’s got just 56 yards on seven grabs, which is a sliver of the production everyone figured he’d have tallied by now.
White is once again questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Patriots. Will he play? Probably. Will he be worth starting in fantasy? Probably not.
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Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders: We’ve been paying very close attention to Pryor’s health this week, and it’s proven to be a dramatic ordeal. The Raiders’ QB is fighting off a concussion suffered last week, and he’s been all over the place when it comes to his expected availability for tomorrow’s matchup against the Redskins. The latest word is that he’s got one more concussion test to pass (which will happen today), and the results of that test will weigh heavily on the determination of whether or not he’ll start the game.
It’s a great matchup for Pryor if he plays (which we really don’t think he will), so if you’re in need of a bye-week replacement, he’s a realistic option. The trouble is that you may have to wait until very close to game-time to find out if he’ll be out there or not.
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: Things are looking pretty good for Johnson. He’s been fighting off a shin injury and has missed some practice time this week, but according to the general consensus around the team, he should be able to take the field tomorrow against Seattle. He’s officially considered questionable, so it’ll likely come down to a game-time announcement.
That said, it’s not the greatest of matchups for Johnson, so if you have another option, you might want to take a good look at it. The injury combined with a stingy Seahawks defense makes us nervous.
Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans: We (and most others) expected Britt to have a breakout season in 2013, but so far that’s just not happening. Aside from his issues with the team, he’s been fighting off some injuries recently, including ailments to his neck and ribs. He was limited on practice Friday and will be a game-time decision tomorrow against the Jets.
All that considered, Britt is a low-end start at best, and should be avoided unless you’re desperate.
Joel Dreessen, TE, Denver Broncos: Let’s head over to Denver and check in on Dreessen for a moment, as he may be able to make his 2013 season debut tomorrow against the Eagles. He’s been limited in practice all week due to a knee issue, and we won’t know what his status is for sure until closer to game time.
With Dreessen’s iffy status in mind, owners of Julius Thomas can remain confident for at least one more week. A healthy Dreessen may end up putting a damper on Thomas’ big stats at some point, but it’ll take at least another week for that question to mount into a full-blown concern.
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