Important injuries of week three

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Fantasy Football

These are the injuries that matter to you, and who will pick up the slack.

With Knowshon Moreno now benched by the Broncos, Laurence Maroney becomes an interesting flex play. Beanie Wells expects to make his debut for the Cardinals, but it is impossible to know how many touches he will get. Charlie Batch has been tabbed the starter for Pittsburgh, but should only be used in a super deep league or multiple QB situation. Mike Tolbert became a solid RB2 option when Ryan Mathews missed today’s practice. Early Doucet is an interesting play with Steve Breaston listed as questionable. Jerome Harrison is now questionable for the Browns, and if he doesn’t play, Peyton Hillis might have a nice week. Andre Johnson is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Even if he plays, Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones should be increased targets. Pierre Garcon is listed as questionable, meaning more targets for Austin Collie who is already off to a hot start. Michael  Bush will make his debut for the Raiders in Sunday, but with Darren McFadden’s hot start, we wonder how much work he will really get. Laurent Robinson is out for the Rams, meaning more targets for Mark Clayton. Clinton Portis is listed as questionable, meaning Keiland Williams would get the start and might be a sleeper for deep leagues.

  1. peoplespigskin says:

    A quick warning from someone who speaks from experience: Just because someone hands Laurence Maroney the role of #1 running back doesn’t mean he will actually do anything with it.

  2. The Broncos running game is better than the Patriots. I’d expect Maroney to be given 12- 15 touches on Sunday, and he has the ability to put together a nice day. He is not a bad flex play for this week.

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