Week 7: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
Another week, another injury for Wes Welker's replacement as Amendola suffered a concussion during the week six win and some reports suggest the injury could end his season. A groin injury suffered in week one cost him three straight games and the oft injured 27 year-old WR is shaping up as a major bust this season . Amendola played just one game in 2011, missed five games last season , has never topped 700 yards in a season and has just seven career touchdowns. Julian Edelman and rookie Kenbrell Thompkins are likely to draw the start this week against a mediocre Jets defense allowing 24 fantasy PPG to opposing wide receivers. The Jets' top CB - Antonio Cromartie - is battling a knee injury and struggled in a week six loss to Pittsburgh -- allowing a 55 yard touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders.
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.