Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 10/26/13
Fantasy Football Injury News: Amendola, Bush and More
October 26, 2013
The days leading up to fantasy football Week 8 have been pretty crazy. We’ve had all sorts of injury concerns this week, and they’re having quite an impact in this bye-depleted schedule of NFL games. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the notable injuries around the league and see if we can determine what kind of impact they’ll be having on our fantasy rosters tomorrow.
Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: After much discussion about his head injury this week, it’s looking like Amendola will be able to take the field against the Dolphins. He’s listed as questionable on the official report (alongside fellow WR Julian Edelman and CB Aquib Talib) but the general consensus seems to be that he’ll play.
Amendola has missed four games this year--three with a hamstring injury and one with this concussion. There’s no doubting his fantasy appeal; if he’s healthy he’ll get the looks, but the injury flag is waving heavily on this one. Slot him in if you’ve got him, though. In this thin week it’s likely you’re lacking too many other options.
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Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: This coming week will be crucial for Martin owners. A report emerged yesterday that said he could miss as much as two months with the torn labrum in his shoulder.
A best-case scenario for Martin would be a Week 10 return--that’s what the team is aiming for with rest and rehab on the agenda between now and then. However, if he suffers any kind of a setback, he’ll be done for the year. With the team now sitting at a pathetic 0-7, there’s really no reason whatsoever to try and push things. We’ll keep you posted.
C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills: It’s not looking too good for Spiller this weekend. He’ll most likely be sidelined due to his ankle injury, as he’s listed as doubtful on the official injury report for the Saints game. After putting up seven total yards in Week 7, owners are probably ready to sit him anyway.
In his absence, expect Fred Jackson to get plenty of reps, with Tashard Choice and the newly-promoted Ronnie Wingo perhaps playing a role as well. Spiller, meanwhile, will hopefully use the time to heal and be back to form for Week 9 against the Chiefs.
Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions: Bush has had a weird week, capped off by his absence at practice yesterday. The versatile back maintains that he’s fine, though, and will be playing tomorrow against Dallas.
For the record, Bush had ice strapped to his right upper leg yesterday while talking to the media. How serious the issue is remains to be seen, but for now we’ll take his word for it. We’d recommend watching things up until kickoff to make sure he’s out there.
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Good news for Vick owners--and for Eagles fans, for that matter. He’s listed as probable on the team’s injury report this week and should be taking the field against the Giants. Vick has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but seems good to go.
New York seems like a pretty good matchup, as they haven’t been able to do much of anything defensively. Vick owners should feel confident plugging him back in this week.
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