Week 9: Game Time Decisions - Injury Update
We let you know the playing chances of the big name players who are injured. This week's picks include Ryan Tannehill, Jonathan Dwyer, Mikel Leshoure, DeMarco Murray, and Calvin Johnson.
The 5th year WR from Kansas State remained in street clothes during week 8 after he was unable to get his hamstring right during pregame warm-ups. The Packers passing game struggled against the Jaguars, but escaped with a win with James Jones and Randall Cobb getting the start. Through 7 games, Nelson is averaging 76 YPG and has hauled in five touchdowns. He's fully expected to suit up for the week 9 matchup with an Arizona defense that has been stout against the pass ranking 4th in yardage allowed (193 YPG). Nelson remains a no brainer if he's in uniform, despite a potential showdown with CB Patrick Peterson (allowed 2 TDs to Michael Crabtree on Monday night).
Andrew Luck's Stanford teammate suffered a shoulder injury during the week 8 win over the Titans and missed the majority of the 2nd half. Fellow rookie Dwayne Allen filled in and finished with 4 catches for 56 yards. Fleener's MRI revealed a partial dislocation of his left shoulder that will keep him sidelined for at least two weeks. He remains off the fantasy radar while averaging just 32 YPG through 7 games and has yet to find the end zone during his rookie season.
Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings
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Been playing fantasy football since 1990 and fantasy baseball since 1995.
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