Another week, another load of injuries in the NFL. Yet again there were many guys who went down who play significant roles on your team. The Green Bay Packers are getting all too familiar with this list, as are the St. Louis Rams. Quarterbacks are the most represented this week, but a couple of significant running backs are here as well as one of the best young tight ends. In most cases there will be further news later this week, so keep it here at Fantasy Alarm for all the best news on injuries. And of course, sign up for the Fantasy Alarm service to get all of the updates right to your phone or email.
Michael Vick has been diagnosed with a rib cartilage injury and is not only day to day, but week to week. Vick was crunched down by the goal line as he tried to score a touchdown. I’m not sure how you can be day to day AND week to week, which to me means right now I have to figure he isn’t playing next Sunday against San Francisco. They are still being fairly vague about exactly what this injury is, which makes me even more concerned about what it might be. Figure that Kevin Kolb will be under center in Week 5, and quite possibly longer than that.
Here is the official injury report for the NFL for Week 4 for fantasy relevant positions. It is the running backs that are going to own this post again, and if there was ever a week to have the Fantasy Alarm service, this is it. A number of star players are either questionable or game-time decisions so you're your eye on your inbox and cell phone rather than surfing the internet. And don't forget to listen to the Sunday Morning Kickoff version of the Fantasy Alarm Show. Enjoy your games on Sunday and don't forget you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any last minute questions on advice for Week 3.
It actually wasn't a bad week for injuries this week, but the ones that happened were fairly significant, especially in the running back position. Chances are that one of these guys in this article have a very prominent role on your team, and hopefully they will all be able to play in Week 4, but chances are they won't. Come back on Friday for the official injury report and follow ups on the guys below.
Here is the official injury report for the NFL for Week 3 for fantasy relevant positions. The most significant injuries include the ones to Denver's Knowshon Moreno and San Diego's Ryan Mathews. Both players have been ruled out of their respective games on Sunday and leave major holes on their owner's fantasy teams. It also seems that whether Beanie Wells plays or not, it is a pretty good bet that he won't see many carries or be overly productive. I would recommend sitting him. Other than that it seems like we have a lot of players who are questionable or probable who you can pretty much figure will be on the field on Sunday. Enjoy your games on Sunday and don't forget you can email me at email@example.com if you have any last minute questions on advice for Week 3.
Injuries - A broken fibula will sideline Saints running back Reggie Bush for the next four to six weeks, but given his history of injuries I would expect the high end of that if not more. Bush's leg was bent awkwardly after he muffed a punt and he was jumped on by a couple of defenders. He started to walk off the field before going down in a heap. This will put him out until November at the earliest so you have to analyze your roster to see if you can afford holding on to him until then.
Here is the official injury report for the NFL for Week 2 for fantasy relevant positions. Since Tuesday perhaps the biggest changes are to the status of Beanie Wells, Anthony Gonzalez, Jake Delhomme, and Percy Harvin. Wells seemed like a slam dunk to play a few days ago, but his injured knee is still lingering and there is a chance that the Cardinals hold him out another week. Even if he plays I don't see Wells as a great play this week against the Falcons. Anthony Gonzalez ruined many fantasy owners with his injured knee that cost him the entire season and now a high ankle sprain has him out again in 2010. This injury could cost him two weeks or thirteen like it did last year, keep your eye on the news for that. Early in the week it seemed like Jake Delhomme would play, but he is officially going to miss the game on Sunday in favor of Seneca Wallace. Finally, Harvin let go of the migraine excuse and is now using the hip as his reason not to practice. This lost time trying to regain timing with Brett Favre is only bad for both players' seasons.