Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 11/16/13
Fantasy Football Injury News: Bennett, Holmes and More
November 16, 2013
It’s Saturday; that means it’s time for another one of our biweekly fantasy football injury updates. We’ve got the usual crop of noteworthy names in store for you today, and their statuses will be affecting a very important round of games tomorrow. Let’s check in on some of the injury situations out there and try to gauge what we should be expecting from our lineups.
Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills: If you’ve got Johnson in your lineup (and if you do, you’re probably none too happy about it), make sure you get him out of there before tomorrow. He’s been ruled inactive with a groin injury, which continues a disappointing stretch of weeks for him.
Johnson has all the potential in the world--and makes good on it sometimes--but in the last two games he has a combined eight grabs for 84 yards. Hardly anything to get excited about, but he’s still a great low-end option when he’s healthy. Unfortunately, that’s not this week.
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Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets: Let’s stick with the Bills-Jets game and offer up something from the other side. Holmes, who has missed the team’s last five games with a hamstring injury, has been cleared to play and will be out there in Buffalo tomorrow.
We’ve been kicking his name around this week as a potential fantasy sleeper, thanks to the fact that he’s pretty much the only No. 1 receiver who’s widely available. Last time these two teams played, Holmes posted 154 yards and a score on five catches, so he’s definitely got a good chance to make an impact.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants: The Giants backfield situation has the potential to get a little more sketchy this weekend. Jacobs, who missed practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday and Friday, is officially listed as questionable for the team’s game against the Packers tomorrow. He’s fighting off knee and hamstring injuries.
If he’s able to go, he’s not really much of a fantasy consideration, but would likely eat up some of the carries intended for bell cow back Andre Brown. It’s not that great of a matchup for anybody in the Giants backfield, really, as the Packers have been good against the run this season.
Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears: Bennett was a surprise injury concern this week, as it was announced Thursday that he’d missed practice due to an ankle issue. The good news is that he was able to come back on a limited basis yesterday, but he’s still ruled as questionable on the report for tomorrow against the Ravens.
Bennett has been pretty crummy the past couple of weeks, posting a combined eight grabs for 65 yards in two appearances.
Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: It’s looking like this is going to be the week. Harvin has been ruled as probable for tomorrow’s matchup against the Vikings (his former team) in what will be his season debut. He’s been out all year so far due to a hip injury.
Is Harvin worth starting in fantasy? We’d lean toward yes, but you should temper your expectations if you slot him into your lineup. He’ll likely be limited and will take a couple of weeks to get going. That said, the matchup is good so the work he does get could result in some solid stats.
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