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Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 10/9/13

Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Gronkowski, Jones' injury and more

October 9, 2013

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Now that the dust has settled on Week 5 and we’re cruising full speed ahead toward Week 6 in the NFL, we’re seeing lots of important news developing all around the league. Let’s check in on some of those news-making players and see what we should be expecting from our fantasy lineups in the coming days. Here’s the latest.

Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: The big news to come out of the league yesterday was the shocking announcement that Jones could be missing the rest of the 2013 season. He may have broken the screw in his injured foot, and if that’s truly the case he’s looking at a 12-16 week recovery window.
Jones will have a second opinion examination today, so we’ll know for sure if he’ll be out after that. He had the screw inserted during a surgery a couple of years ago; if it’s broken, he’s done. We’ll keep you posted.

Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 10/9/13

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Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots: Now on to some considerably rosier injury news. Grokowski is reportedly expected to gain clearance to play this week, which would be his first action since his forearm and back surgeries during the off-season.
This isn’t a definite just yet, but it seems to be the most promising news we’ve heard thus far concerning Gronkowski. The famed Dr. James Andrews will decide whether or not he’s ready to take the field.

David Wilson, RB, New York Giants: Much-maligned RB Wilson will definitely not be playing tomorrow against the Bears. Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that yesterday, saying he’ll be out due to his neck injury.
Wilson sustained the injury early on in the Giants’ loss to Philadelphia, just after he scored his first touchdown of the year. There’s some speculation that he’ll be out for multiple weeks, but there’s nothing concrete on that just yet.

Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears: Now let’s switch over to the other sideline in Thursday’s Giants-Bears game and check in on Bennett. He was limited in practice yesterday, thanks to a nagging knee injury, but word is that he’s expected to take the field tomorrow. As long as he puts in at least a limited practice today, we’d say he’ll probably be good to go.
Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on Bennett just the same. His status may come down to a game-time call, but if he’s out there he’s got a good matchup against a crummy Giants defense.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, Rodgers hasn’t been quite the dominating force he’s capable of being recently. Over the past two games, he’s only been able to come up with one touchdown in each outing. That’s a stark contrast to his first two games, when he registered seven scores in all.
He’s heading into a tough matchup this weekend against Baltimore. The Ravens have allowed more than one passing touchdown to just one quarterback thus far: Peyton Manning. Still, Rodgers is a no-duh must-start in fantasy.

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