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Monday, 27 October 2014

Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Recap and Fantasy Impact

If you enjoy this post, follow @HarutNFL_FFBall for more information, advice, and much more fantasy football related. First, a couple notes on a few players here and there. Rob Gronkowski did leave the game after his 40+ yard touchdown scamper, but said it was due to dehydration. It was a blowout game and there was no need for him to re-enter, so he will be fine. In addition, Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith both went to the locker room during their respective games and returned to the game so no fear there.


Tight Ends:

Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB

  • Injury: Hamstring
  • Status: Probable
  • Depth Chart: Starter
  • Back-up: Matt Flynn
  • News: Rodgers looked like he tweaked his hamstring after a scramble in the second half of the game against the Saints. He did stay in the game, even in a blowout.
  • Fantasy ramification: Rodgers said after the game that he will be fine and will not miss any time due to this injury so fantasy owners can relax. If he did miss any time, Matt Flynn would not be a recommended option.


Running Backs:

Doug Martin, RB, TB

  • Injury: Ankle
  • Status: Questionable
  • Depth Chart: Starter
  • Back-up: Bobby Rainey, Charles Sims
  • News: Doug Martin left the game against the Vikings on Sunday with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter and did not return.
  • Fantasy ramification: Doug Martin had another unimpressive effort this past week and is almost borderline droppable in fantasy leagues. Charles Sims is getting ready to finally play a game in his rookie year and should see some touches, but I still view him as a change of pace back due to how most coaches treat rookies these days; especially running-backs. Doug Martin is looking to miss some time and Bobby Rainey is the guy to have as he has looked 10 times as better than Doug Martin. Even when Martin returns, Rainey should be the starter.

Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN

  • Injury: Hip
  • Status: Questionable
  • Depth Chart: Starter
  • Back-up: Jeremy Hill
  • News: Bernard exited the game against the Ravens left the game in the fourth quarter and did not return with a hip injury.
  • Fantasy ramification: Neither Giovani Bernard or the Bengals' head coach seemed concerned about his injury so he has a solid shot at suiting up next week. Nonetheless, if Jeremy Hill is available in your league, PICK HIM UP. Even if Bernard doesn't miss any time, Hill should be owned in all leagues due to the injury risk Giovani Bernard carries. Not only that, the Bengals should be looking to reduce Bernard's workload after getting banged up the last few weeks so Hill could be a bye-week filler.



Wide Receivers:

Brian Quick, WR, STL

  • Injury: Left Arm
  • Status: Out
  • Depth Chart: Starter
  • Back-up: Kenny Britt and Stedman Bailey
  • News: Quick went down early in the game against the Chiefs with an injury and did not return,
  • Fantasy ramification: Nether Quick nor head coach Jeff Fisher gave an update on Brian Quick after the game so let's consider him questionable at best and not a good bet to play next week. Either way, he has come back down to earth after a few good games early on, getting bottled up in his last couple games. There's not much value for any receivers on the Rams at this point. In deeper leagues, Britt might be worth a flier.

Nate Washington, WR, TEN

  • Injury: AC Joint
  • Status: Questionable
  • Depth Chart: Slot Receiver
  • Back-up: Kris Durham
  • News: Nate Washington sprained his AC Joint and may miss some time.
  • Fantasy ramification: Washington was not a fantasy option in a unreliable Titans offense and neither he or anyone behind him will be. Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright are still the guys to start who are every week dicey WR3 plays. You just got to hope they score touchdowns because they aren't doing much else for you right now.


Tight Ends:

Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE

  • Injury: Concussion
  • Status: Questionable
  • Depth Chart: Starter
  • Back-up: Gary Barnidge
  • News: Cameron left the gamea and did not return wtih a concussion.
  • Fantasy ramification: Barnidge is in no way a fantasy option as Jordan Cameron barely has been this season anyways. Cameron has a history with concussion so it is a bit worrisome, but it's not like he was producing. If he does play though, he probably plays for your fantasy team with the lack of depth at the tight end position.


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