Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 10/14/13
Fantasy Football Injury News: Fitzgerald, Murray and More
October 14, 2013
We do it every Monday: it’s time once again to check in on some of the notable injuries around the NFL and try to determine how they’ll affect the upcoming fantasy week. We’ve got our usual mix of important names and situations out there this morning, so let’s get right to it. Here’s the latest.
James Jones and Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: Not one but two Green Bay receivers went down with injuries yesterday, but the good news for the team (not that it matters much to fantasy owners) is that they still managed a win. Jones went down with a leg injury on the Packers’ second offensive series of the day, so he only had time to post one catch and 10 yards. The good news is that he should be okay moving forward (if you want to take his word for it, that is).
As for Cobb, his status is a little more cloudy. He came out late in the first half due to a knee injury and didn’t return after posting 53 yards on four grabs. He was seen on crutches later on in the afternoon, and Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t offer an update on his status after the game. We’ll get some more information today, so keep those fingers crossed.
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Cecil Shorts, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Those fantasy owners who expected a big game from Shorts in a shootout duel with the Broncos yesterday were rudely awakened. He lasted only three plays, suffering a shoulder injury on his first target of the game.
As of right now, we don’t know the extent of his injury, so we’ll have to wait for the usual round of tests this week. If Shorts is deemed healthy enough to play, he’ll get the Chargers in Week 7.
Matt Schaub, QB, Houston Texans: Hopefully you didn’t have to resort to using Schaub yesterday, as there weren’t a whole lot of good things to speak of in his team’s loss. He ended up leaving the game due to a lower-leg injury that occurred on a painful-looking Chris Long tackle. Schaub will get an MRI examination today to see exactly what we’re dealing with, so if it ends up being a serious issue, you may not be able to use him as the year wears on.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: We don’t want to jump to conclusions here, but this could be bad. Murray injured his knee during the second quarter of last night’s win over the Redskins and had to come out of the game. He was initially diagnosed with an MCL sprain, and will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the damage. Right now, we’d say his availability for the Eagles game is cloudy, so we’d recommend putting in a waiver wire claim for Joseph Randle (his backup).
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Though initially there weren’t too many reports about this, news is starting to trickle in. Fitzgerald reportedly was troubled by a left hamstring injury after yesterday’s loss to the 49ers, and the case was so severe that he could barely bend over. That means he’s now had trouble with both his hamstrings already this year, which is a bad sign for the ever-aging WR. We’ll continue to monitor Fitgerald’s progress this week, but as of right now we’d call him very iffy for a quick turnaround against Seattle.
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