Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 12/7/13
Fantasy Football Injury News: Walker, Rodgers, Williams and More
December 7, 2013
It’s Saturday, and around here that means one thing: it’s time once again to check in on some of the notable fantasy football injury situations out there. We’ve got our usual crop of important players dealing with various issues, so let’s take a closer look at a few and see what we should be expecting during tomorrow’s games.
Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: It’s looking like Walker will be sidelined for tomorrow’s game against Denver. He missed every one of the Titans’ practices this week, as he’s been dealing with a concussion suffered early in last week’s game against the Colts.
It’s unfortunate for him and for fantasy owners, as Walker had racked up 199 yards and two touchdowns on 19 catches in the three previous games he was healthy.
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Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Optimistic fantasy owners who had hoped to have Rodgers back on their rosters by playoff time had their hopes dashed yesterday. He was officially ruled out for tomorrow against Minnesota. The good news here (if you can call it that) is that he returned to practice this week--though he didn’t get any starter reps. There have been rumors out there about Rodgers getting shut down for the year if the Packers are eliminated from playoff contention, but we’ll just have to wait and see about all that.
Green Bay hosts the Falcons in Week 15.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers: Williams was able to practice in full yesterday, after fighting off a quad injury all week. He’ll be getting the start tomorrow against the Saints.
That would be pretty good news if it weren’t for the fact that both Mike Tolbert (knee) and Jonathan Stewart (ankle) both had full practices as well. The cluster-mess in the Panthers backfield will continue, and none of these players really emerges as a legitimate fantasy play. That said, if we had to start one, it would probably be Tolbert. He’s emerged as something of a consistent producer in fantasy, but his numbers aren’t anything to get excited about.
Jason Campbell, QB, Cleveland Browns: Campbell will be getting the nod tomorrow against the Patriots after clearing the league’s concussion protocols this week. While Campbell himself doesn’t have much fantasy value, his presence will reverberate throughout a few other key names in the Browns’ lineup.
His presence will be a bonus to Josh Gordon and Chris Obognaya, as they all seem to have some pretty good chemistry together. Jordan Cameron, however, will probably put up another lackluster day. Campbell’s passing style doesn’t mesh too well with tight end play.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants: Speaking of players whose presences (or in this case, absences) will reverberate toward others, Jacobs falls into that category. He’s considered doubtful for tomorrow’s game in San Diego, thanks to a knee injury he’s been fighting off all week.
Andre Brown is still the guy to own in the Giants backfield, and he’ll be getting a heavy load tomorrow. Also coming into play here is Peyton Hillis, who will get some extra reps in Jacobs’ absence. The matchup here is also pretty darn good; the Chargers have allowed eight rush touchdowns in the last five games.
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