Hopefully you came out victorious this week. If not, you and your team are probably still reeling from a backbreaking loss.
Some injuries occurred this weekend that could affect your team’s chances of going forward.
If you were rejoicing at selecting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on draft day, you are probably severely disappointed thus far. The quarterback broke a couple of ribs in Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
If you have other options, start them with his status in doubt and shaky play as of late.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore has looked good lately but was hampered by both knee and ankle issues this week. Gore was on the sidelines during stretches of the game, so check the injury report later in the week.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice suffered a concussion this week, and his availability for the upcoming week depends on whether he passes the mandated concussion tests. If he doesn’t, give a slight upgrade to the other wide receivers on the Seahawks.
The Denver Broncos are hurting badly at running back right now, with both Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno leaving the field on Sunday. Relatively unknown Lance Ball picked up the slack and toted the rock 30 times for 96 yards.
Here are some players I am higher on this week:
Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush’s stat line from Thursday against the Chargers was 30 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 85 yards.
With the Raiders in first place in the AFC West and Darren McFadden still hobbled, expect the Raiders to heavily lean on Bush going forward.
Don’t look now, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is starting to find a groove. He has had a touchdown in five straight games and has gone over 100 yards in the past two.
His matchup next week against the St. Louis Rams is rather cushy, so do not shy away from beast mode any time soon.
In a deeper league, use Houston Texans running back Ben Tate. While he is essentially a backup to Arian Foster, he still gets a decent amount of work as the Texans aim to keep Foster fresh.
Quoting one of my favorite childhood movies, “The Sandlot:” “Heroes are remembered, but legends never die.” Be a legend by keeping your fantasy season alive.