It is likely your fantasy championship this week and of course the health of your players is likely a factor of how you got here or whether your season is already over. It was a rough week this past Sunday and more big names will not be playing next week. Your fantasy championship could be a battle of attrition as the chances of the guys who brought you this far being 100% for this week's games is very slim. Chances are at this point you are either playing someone you just picked up off the wire, or sweating out some game-time decisions on Sunday morning. Don't forget to stay tuned to Fantasy Alarm and the Fantasy Alarm Show to get all the updated information right up until Sunday to help you win your league. You can email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments. I will be checking my email repeatedly this week, including on Christmas day.
Austin Collie suffered another concussion on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars and now you really have to believe that he will be done for the season. This is the third concussion of the season for Collie, and he has not gotten through an entire game since the first one. He was performing great at the time of the injury so you might be thinking of holding on to him, but I really think that this is the end of the road for 2010 for Collie.
Terrell Owens is going to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a torn meniscus in his knee. Owens suffered the injury against the Brownies on Sunday and will be placed on injured reserve. It was a great season for Owens in 2010 and could be drafted as a WR1 in next season's drafts. He is 37 and his days in Cincinnati could be numbered but after the way he performed this year I am willing to bet that someone will give him a chance next season.
Aaron Rodgers has still yet been cleared to play in Week 16, although more information should be known on Wednesday. Rodgers missed last week's game against the Patriots and Matt Flynn outperformed even his mother's expectations. The Packers really need this game against the Giants so I wouldn't be surprised to see him on the field on Sunday. Keep your eye on Fantasy Alarm towards the end of the week for the news on Rodgers that you need.
Not only was Arian Foster's poor play a mystery, but apparently there are conflicting reports on his injury as well. The team is saying that he has an ankle injury while Foster said he had a muscle spasm in his glute. He missed the last ten minutes of the game on Sunday, but he said that if it was a huge game he could have gone back in. If Foster is unable to go, Derrick Ward becomes a great start in Week 16 against the Broncos, and if he is able to go consider Foster to be a guy who is going to put up huge numbers for you in what could be your championship round.
Knowshon Moreno left the game on Sunday against the Raiders with a side/rib injury and only had four carries in the game. He is to be re-evaluated later this week, but right now you can't be surprised if he is unable to go. Lance Ball had 15 uninspiring carries against Oakland and could have more of an impact against the Texans.
Jamaal Charles wasn't able to finish the game against the Rams on Sunday, but the team is saying that he was just dealing with bad cramping and there should be absolutely no reason that he won't be in there against the Titans. Consider him an RB1 in Week 16.
Heath Miller is expected to be back at practice for the Steelers, and head coach Mike Tomlin says that you should expect to see Miller on the field again for Pittsburgh in Week 16. He was certainly missed as the Steelers' offense struggled to score points against the New York Jets and he could be in for a big game on Thursday as the Steelers face the lowly Panthers.
Drew Stanton suffered a separated shoulder against the Buccaneers and right now his availability for the Week 16 game is a mystery. You can't like his chances of playing with such an injury and the starter for the Lions is completely up in the air. Stanton could still start or Matthew Stafford or possibly Shaun Hill could still be cleared to play. This is likely to be a situation that you want to avoid no matter who is under center for the Lions.
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