Here’s your daily “How bad have things gotten for the New York Jets moment”: Drew Stanton is taking shots at them! Stanton claims that he was promised a chance to play if QB Mark Sanchez struggled. Yes, the New York Jets are so bad on offense that they considered giving Drew Stanton a chance. Stanton was since released to make room for Tim Tebow. This begs the question, if Stanton was promised playing time, surely Tebow was given the same promise?
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AJ Green (CIN) – Green practiced in full on Friday and is listed as probable. This means that barring an unexpected setback, he is good to go. The bad news for Green owners is this:
Joe Haden said he plans on mirroring AJ Green Sunday #Browns
— Will Burge (@WillBurge) October 12, 2012
Haden is one of the best cover-corners in the league and will be returning from his 4-game suspension on Sunday with a vengance. I know it’s almost impossible to bench the number 1 receiver in the league, but if you have depth at receiver, you should look into it.
Parcy Harvin (MIN) – Harvin has been battling a hamstring injury this week, but was a full participant in Friday’s practice. He couldn’t have a better matchup, as the Redskins have given up the most fantasy points in the league to opposing wide receivers.
Robert Griffin III (WAS) – Although he practiced on Friday, Mike Shanahan insists that there is a chance RG3 will miss Sunday’s tilt with the Vikings due to his concussion. This appears to be very unlikely, as only an unexpected setback will force Griffin to the bench. However, against a Vikings defence that is yet to surrender over 20 fantasy points to any opposing QB this season, you might want to find a replacement for RG3.
Hakeem Nicks (NYG) – Nicks is a gametime decision against the Niners with a knee injury and unfortunately for fantasy owners this game is one of Sunday’s late kickoffs. San Francisco has a dramatically improved secondary, which is holding opposing offenses to the 2nd fewest passing yards in the league (181 yds/game), so if you have a capable backup in the 1pm starts, I would advise you to bench Nicks.
Jermichael Finley (GB) – A shoulder injury held Finley out of practice on Friday. He will travel with the team to Houston which is the good news. The bad news is that Finley is playing in the Sunday Nighter, so you likely won’t find a suitable replacement if you wait until his inevitable game-time decision. Finley hasn’t been able to solve his case of the dropsies this season and he has definitely lost the trust of Aaron Rodgers, so if you can get a Brandon Myers or Jermaine Gresham off the waiver wire, you absolutely should.
Pierre Garcon (WAS) – Redskins beat writer Grant Paulsen said Garcon suffered a “minor setback” Friday in practice. He was limited in practice but his status for Sunday is very much up in the air. The Skins kick off at 4:25 pm ET and the Vikings have been very stingy this season, allowing the 9th fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Garcon is a boom-or-bust option with Washington, so his risk is doubled with the injury concern this week.
Demaryius Thomas (DEN) – Despite his questionable listing, Thomas appears to be good to go on Sunday as he was a full participant in practice on Friday. If his hip injury was at all a concern, he would have been limited in practice. The Chargers have given up the 8th most fantasy points to receivers this year and Quentin Jammer specifically is no match for Thomas. If you own him, make sure he’s in your lineup.
Aaron Hernandez (NE) – Hernandez has made a speedy recovery from his high ankle sprain. Darren Kritzer has more
Malcon Floyd (SD) – Floyd was limited in practice on Friday due to a groin injury. However, he was not on the official injury report and therefore his playing status does not appear to be in any jeopardy.
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Greg Jennings (GB) – Jennings has been ruled out of Sunday’s contest with Houston due to a groin injury. There is a big time opportunity now for Randall Cobb and James Jones, as Jordy Nelson is likely to see a lot of shutdown corner Jonathan Joseph.
Jahvid Best (DET) – Best remains out with concussion issues and on Friday he underwent tests to see how his recovery is going. The Lions are being very secretive about the results of this test, which doesn’t imply good things for Best.
Jake Locker (TEN) – He didn’t play last night and is questionable for Week 7. Darren Kritzer has more