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Week 7: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates

We let you know the playing chances of the big name players who are injured. This week's picks include Profiled players include DeMarco Murray, Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola, Cecil Shorts, and Calvin Johnson.


The 29 year-old WR suffered a PCL knee injury in the week six win over Baltimore and his status for this week's meeting with Cleveland is in major jeopardy after he missed Thursday's practice. Jones is averaging 70 yards per game and has scored two touchdowns through the first five games this season (had 14 touchdowns in 2012). Randall Cobb was also injured in week six and he'll be out until at least week 15; Cobb is droppable in all re-draft leagues (unless you have an IR spot). Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley will see a major boost in targets and rookie Jarrett Boykin [a second year player from Virginia Tech] could get the start at WR if Jones is unable to go. Cleveland's pass defense [led by CB Joe Haden] is allowing the second fewest fantasy points per game to opposing WRs, so temper your expectations for the Packer passing game this week.


Following offseason back and multiple arms surgeries, the Gronk has missed the first six games of the 2013 season. Tom Brady has struggled with a depleted receiving corps as he has tossed just eight touchdowns through six weeks. Gronk missed five games last season, but had been a red zone monster when in uniform totaling 38 touchdowns over three seasons. He's yet to be cleared by Dr. James Andrews and a Wednesday report from Pro Football Talk suggested that Gronk could miss another two games. The Pats' backup tight ends have been a non factor for much of the season, but Michael Hoomanawanui caught four passes for 57 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Saints. He has just 95 yards on the season and is not fantasy relevant. In Gronkowski's last two meetings with the Jets, he amassed 14 catches for 191 yards and scored four touchdowns. The Jets are allowing the 16th most fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends as they have yielded just 48 yards per game and three touchdowns to the tight end position.

Injury Status: Injured Reserve

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