Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 11/4/13
Fantasy Football Injury News: Sproles, Foster and More
November 4, 2013
As usual, the Sunday action in Week 9 provided a slew of injuries from around the NFL. Some of those ailments concern notable fantasy players, and in these already bye-week-thin rounds of games, the implications could be disastrous. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the injured names out there and see if we can get a feel for their statuses heading into Week 10.
Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: Downtrodden Sproles owners who were hoping for a big offensive resurgence this past week against the Jets were met with the very worst possible outcome. He took a hard hit on the Saints’ first series of the game, and would never return. It was later revealed that Sproles had sustained a concussion, which is probably the most feared of all the injuries out there. We’ll have to keep an eye on him this week; his status depends on how severe the concussion is. That said, get a backup plan together.
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Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Here’s the good news: Rudolph posted a 31-yard touchdown during the Vikings’ loss to the Cowboys yesterday. The bad news? He was hurt on the play and wouldn’t come back to the game. The issue is with Rudolph’s foot, which was smashed by a falling defender while he barreled in for the TD. There’s no word yet on how significant the injury is, but the quick turnaround doesn’t bode well for him being active. The Vikings play the Redskins on Thursday.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: Foster owners were besieged by a rollercoaster of emotion last night, as the superstar RB was healthy enough to start the game against the Colts, but didn’t last long. He came out in the first quarter with a back injury, which is a different ailment than the sour hamstring he came into the game with. Foster has dealt with back issues before, so it’s a concerning situation for fantasy owners. Still, you should remain optimistic (for now, anyway) about his chances against Arizona in Week 10. We’ll keep you posted.
Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders: The Raiders were dealt a double-dipping injury blow to their two most notable offensive weapons yesterday. Pryor came out of the loss to the Eagles around halfway through the fourth quarter due to a knee injury. The good news is that he managed to rack up 94 yards rushing before the exit. For the record, Pryor maintains that his knee is okay and that he was pulled out for precautionary reasons. If that sentiment is to be believed, he should be okay against the Giants this week.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders: Adding to the Raiders’ no-good, very-bad day was an injury to McFadden as well. He came out early in the game due to a hamstring injury, and longtime McFadden owners know that’s a bad sign. He missed Week 5 with a hamstring issue, but there’s no word as yet if this is an aggravation or a new injury. Owners will have to watch him in practice, but we’re not all that optimistic for him being active in Week 10.
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