Fantasy Football is King at this time of year, injuries can have a big impact on your fantasy team, but also on the N.F.L games themselves. Here is some injury information to keep in mind, plus some other non-fantasy football notes.
Here is some news you can get from around fansided.
Brian Urlacher has been awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the week. He also is back with the team after taking a few days because of the death of his mother. Terrell Suggs wins the A.F.C. Defensive player of the week
While the city is steeped in despair over the Cleveland Browns unexpected – and ugly – loss to the Cincinnati Bengals this week, I keep hearing two words in my head: reality check. Last Sunday was a reality check for a fanbase that is still, after all of the disappointments, filled with hope. I started to think about the reality of the 2011 Cleveland Browns. And I started to be thankful for the loss. No, I don’t accept losing. No, I don’t want to be at the bottom of the NFL power rankings. But the loss has stopped all the crazy talk about how this team was going to surprise everyone and have another “Season of Dreams” and go to the playoffs.
I don’t want to ruin the rest, but it’s good. Check it out.
GmenHQ takes a very stats oriented look at the Giants and Redskins game and also reacts to the news that Brandon Stokley has been signed by the Giants (Undrafted free agent, Justin Trattou has been waived).
The Stokley move is an all right move, he can definitely be the slot receiver that the Giants need. The Giants need a guy who knows how to run timing routes and can secure the football once it hits his hands. This is not a good sign for last year’s preseason sensation Victor Cruz. The team obviously is not pleased with his progress.
Stripe Hype relays the news that Andy Dalton is likely to play on Sunday. The Bengals are going to the Broncos who are not doing so well on the injury front. As both Brandon Lloyd and Knowshown Moreno missed practice today. That doesn’t mean they won’t play, it just means the Broncos are hurting.
There’s approximately $44 million sitting on the Denver Broncos practice sidelines these days. It comes in the form of Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey, Brandon Lloyd, and Knowshon Moreno body parts.
The Broncos emerged from their 23-20 defeat against the Raiders with more ice packs than rushing yards. Strains, pulls, and pain are in their vocabulary more than sacks, pylons, and playoffs these days.
Keep an eye on this game if you have any Broncos players. Kyle Orton could be a bad start this week if these guys can’t play.
Chris Shellcroft of Just Blog Baby, says that Jason Campbell must be more than a game manager.
Jason Campbellwas good enough on Monday Night. He was good enough to beat the Broncos. That’s pretty much all that mattered for that contest. Going forward that likely won’t be the case. With that being said it’s not enough for Campbell to simply be good enough. If you want to really shoot for the stars and toss that Super Bowl phrase out there then JC is going to have to up his game to a level he has yet to reach as a pro. While Oakland awaits one of the young receivers to emerge as a legit #1 it will be Campbell’s play that can elevate the passing game and all its components to a higher plateau.
Mike Neal of the Packers will miss a signicant amount of time with an injury. Who Will step up in his place?
Solomanium of Inside the Iggles. Takes a look at four things that need to be fixed right now
Fantasy Football injury roundup:
Arian Foster will start this weekend. IF he’s healthy. Oh, great. Thanks for the nonnews-news. In that same article you’ll also see that Jacoby Jones will start as the #2 WR this weekend. Consider him as a flex option if he’s on your team (he’s on mine).
Chris Johnson will see more work in week 2. He better. I didn’t spend a top five pick on him to watch him get under 10 touches a game.
Steve Smith practiced fully. I’m still not sold on Smith as a fit for the Eagles, though I’m sure he’ll make some bit catches. But Steve Smith is a precision, timing, technician of a WR. Vick is a deep pass, busted play kind of quarterback. We’ll see.
Hakeem Nicks thinks he will play. Justin Tuck says the same. ESPN hopes so.. How fun is Nicks to watch (the answer is very).
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