Week 7: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
Megatron was a surprise inactive in week 5 with a knee injury, but returned in a limited fashion (played just 39 of 76 snaps) and finished with three catches for 25 yards in the week six win over Cleveland. Johnson practiced on Wednesday and appears likely to suit up for the Lions' week seven meeting with an above average Bengal pass defense that is allowing the 11th fewest fantasy PPG to opposing wide outs. Kris Durham [a teammate of Matt Stafford's at the University of Georgia] has been the primary beneficiary of more targets over the past two weeks. In week six, Durham finished with eight catches for 83 yards (team high 13 targets), one week after posting three catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. He's worth a look, especially in PPR leagues.
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.