In an injury roundup from last week, I suggested owners of injured Rams’ RB Steven Jackson pick up Daryl Richardson.
I’ll admit, I may have done you wrong.
Richardson, who performed well in Jackson’s absence the week before, only had four carries for 16-yards, while a clearly slowed Jackson only had 29-yards on 11 carries. Despite the fact that he’s still being plagued by a nagging groin injury and he’s coming off a largely unproductive week, should fantasy owners go ahead and start Jackson anyway? I mean there’s no way I would tell you to pick up Richardson again, right? Right?
As soon as a player is deemed a “game-time decision”, a feeling of absolute dread washes over my body. I start to sweat profusely and I immediately attempt to cram a decent replacement into my lineup.
If like me, you have an irrational fear of leaving points on the bench. If you want to play it safe, you still have the option of picking up Richardson. He’s available in 94.5percent of ESPN leagues and 83 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Look out, here comes more hurt…
- Reggie Bush(knee)- Bush practiced with the first-team offense today, but he’s still being listed as questionable for the Dolphins’ game against the Cardinals on Sunday. Bush owners shouldn’t worry too much, as he’ll probably play this week. [Rotoworld]
- Rob Gronkowski (hip)- Gronk was limited in practice today with a bruised hip, and although the Patriots are listing him as questionable, I’d be shocked if he didn’t play in New England’s tilt with Buffalo. [Mike Reiss]
- Dwayne Bowe (groin)- Guess what everyone, every player in the NFL is questionable (so it seems)! Bowe has been limited in practice for two days in a row, but the guys at Rotoworld seem to think he’ll still play in Sunday’s game against the Chargers. [Adam Caplan]
- Mikel Leshoure (groin)- More questionable groin talk! Leshoure has been limited in practice all week, so owners of Kevin Smith may be able to pull him off the pine for Detroit’s game against Minnesota. [Dave Birkett]