Fantasy Football News: 2013 NFL Week 9: Gameday Injury Update
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 9 Gameday Injury Report
Novemeber 3, 2013
Gameday Injury Report
Arian Foster - Foster is the biggest name on the game-time decision list. Foster has been limited in practice all week, and his status is truely going to be decided at game time. If Foster plays, than fantasy owners may think twice about playing Ben Tate because he is also going to be playing through an injury. If Foster is inactive, then fantasy owners should use Tate as a flex option because it has already been stated that Tate will play this week. Unfortunately the Texans play on Sunday night, so fantasy owners will hae to decide early if Foster is worth the risk.
Marques Colston - Colston is on the fantasy disappointments list, and now he is on the game-time decision list. Colston is looking like a very risky play this week even if he gets on the field. If Colston does not play, than Lance Moore could be a good player to start this week. The weather in New York will be clear, but it will be cold. This could make it tough for Brees to get the ball down field to Stills, and that should create more opportunities for Moore if Colston does not play. If Colston does play, then both Moore and Colston should be started with a bit of hesitation.
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Roddy White - White has been injured all year, and he has missed the Falcons last two games. Atlanta has a tough matchup this week against a strong Panther defense, and the Falcons could sure use White this week. There are still question marks as to how effective White will be even if he plays because he has not practiced fully all season. If White does suit up, he will still be a risky play with some upside, and Harry Douglas will lose some targets, but he should still be productive. Atlanta has the leagues worst rushing attack and the Panthers have the leagues best rush defense, this means Matt Ryan will have to air it out and that means plenty of targets for both Douglas and White. If White does not play then owners will need to consider playing Drew Davis.
Other Injuries to Note
Sidney Rice - In a surprise announcement the Seahawks stated that Rice will miss the rest of the season because of an ACL injury. This injury will not have a big impact in terms of fantasy football because Rice was not having a big season and Percy Harvin should be back on the field very soon. In the meantime Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin may see a boost in production, but overall the Seattle passing attack should remain the same.
Mike Williams - The Buccaneers placed Williams, their 2nd option in the passing game, on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury. This move leaves an opening and someone on the Buccaneers will have to step up and become a counterbalance to Vincent Jackson. The guy fantasy owners should target is the tight end, Timothy Wright. Wright is a rookie, and it is tough to trust a team being led by rookies, but Wright has a chance to be a solid contributor to this offense. The Buccaneers have a tough matchup this week playing against Seattle, but Wright could still have a solid game because the Seahawks will make sure Vincent Jackson does not beat them, and that should allow Wright to get open and make some catches.
Justin Blackmon - In case you missed it, Justin Blackmon has been suspended for the rest of the year. The jaguars #3 WR, Mike Brown, makes for a speculative pickup as he has produced decent numbers lately, but Blackmon was a true talent and he will be hard to replace in the NFL and in the Fantasy Football World.
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