Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 10/11/14
Fantasy Football Injury News: Week 6 Outlook on Ailing Players
It’s Saturday, and not only does that mean we’re just one day away from the major supply of NFL games for Week 6, but it also means it’s time for our weekly fantasy football injury update. We’ve got a host of big-name players on tap for today, so let’s take a closer look at the latest news and see what we can be expecting.
Now that Shonn Greene has been ruled doubtful after failing to practice once again yesterday (hamstring), that move to pick up Bishop Sankey is looking better and better. Dexter McCluster could also surprise a lot of people with what he could potentially bring to the table.
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The Bills’ Fred Jackson has been ruled as questionable on the Bills’ injury report for this week against New England. He’s fighting a nagging ankle issue but the expectation is that he will take the field.
Trouble in Carolina. DeAngelo Williams has been ruled out of action tomorrow in Cincinnati. He’s got an ankle injury and has only made two appearances this year so far.
Also, fellow RB Jonathan Stewart is questionable with a knee injury.
Back to the Titans for a moment: Charlie Whitehurst will most likely be the starter for tomorrow’s game against the Jaguars. No. 1 QB Jake Locker is dealing with a hand injury sustained in Week 5 against the Browns.
Though this move won’t have a direct effect on many fantasy lineups, the change in personnel could affect other players on the Titans’ roster.
There’s a sliver of good news surrounding A.J. Green’s toe injury this weekend. He’s not expected to require surgery on his foot, but will need a little time to complete the healing process before he can get back out on the field. That leaves him more than likely sidelined for tomorrow’s game, though he’s officially ruled as questionable.
The Jags’ Cecil Shorts carries the probable tag in tomorrow’s action against Tennessee, though there’s some inherent risk in starting him on your fantasy lineup.
Speculation surrounding how much the team will use him seems to dictate that he’ll be eased into action gradually. That means Shorts probably won’t get a heavy amount of snaps as he plays his first game since Week 3 (hamstring).
The Buccaneers’ Mike Evans looks like he’ll be able to get on the field tomorrow against the Ravens. He’s coming off a groin strain that kept him out of Week 5.
The Falcons’ Harry Douglas has officially been ruled out of action against the Bears, but that doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. He’s been dealing with a foot injury that’s kept him out since September 18.
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