Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 9/15/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Romo, Daniels and more
September 15, 2013
Today marks a big day in the NFL, as the bulk of the Week 2 games will be taking place in the coming hours. That means there will be plenty of fantasy considerations happening on the field, and some make-or-break matchups ahead. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy names out there and get some last-minute updates on their statuses for the upcoming games. Here’s the latest.
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Romo is coming off a rib injury in his team’s opening game, but it’s looking like he’ll be without limitations today against the Chiefs. He got through the entire week of practice just fine, though he did say he was a little sore around Wednesday.
Now, let’s take a look at Romo as a fantasy option. He’ll be playing in Kansas City today, and the last time he played the Chiefs was all the way back in 2009. He passed for 351 yards and a pair of scores in that game, but it was so long ago that it’s hardly relevant. Romo is familiar with new Chiefs coach Andy Reid, however, and the good news is that he’s had some success against Reid. Either way, Romo is a solid start today in fantasy.
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David Wilson, RB, New York Giants: All week, we’ve been monitoring the situation with Wilson, and it’s changed a lot over the past several days. After his ugly performance in Week 1, it was feared that he’d be downgraded on the depth chart or--worse yet--benched in Week 2 against the Broncos. The situation seems to have calmed down significantly since early in the week, but there’s still all sorts of concern from a fantasy standpoint.
Wilson will get his share of opportunities today, and what he makes of them will determine his immediate future. If he struggles with blocking or ball security, you can bet he’ll get yanked faster than you can say “fantasy bust.” If, on the other hand, he steps up and makes some plays, he could post big stats in what should be a high-scoring Manning Bowl. It’s all-or-nothing with Wilson in fantasy, so go with your gut.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: If you’re a Fitzgerald owner, you’re in for a busy morning. He’s officially tagged as questionable for the Cardinals’ Week 2 contest against the Lions, so you’ll have to pay close attention to the lineups before slotting him into your starting slot this week. He’s nursing a hamstring injury, suffered in practice this week. He reportedly looked good during Friday’s session, though (he was limited), so hopefully that’s a good sign.
Assuming Fitzgerald plays, he’s a definite start against Detroit. His 80 yards and two touchdowns in the opener have him relevant in fantasy again, and even with a gimpy wheel he’s better than most wide receivers in the league.
Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans: Daniels is listed as probable heading into the Texans Week 2 game today against Tennessee. He’s been dealing with stubborn groin and back issues, but should be good to go for the game after participating fully in practice late in the week.
Now, let’s address the issue of whether or not you should start Daniels. He’s coming off a big opener, posting five grabs for 67 yards and two scores against San Diego. The matchup against the Titans today seems pretty enticing, but Tennessee’s not as bad against tight ends as you might think. To make matters worse, we don’t really trust Daniels to be a regular fantasy contributor with all the big names on the Houston offense. He may put up good games here and there, however. That considered, he’s a lower-end start.
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