Friday, October 22, 2010

Fantasy Football - BREAKING NEWS-Dallas Clark out for season

The Indianapolis Colts web site has announced this afternoon (Friday) that tight end Dallas Clark has been placed on injured reserve and is out for the season.
Clark, the No. 1 rated tight end in fantasy football, suffered a hand/wrist injury last weekend and has been walking around with a cast. His replacement will be Jacob Tamme.
FYI: The Colts are on the bye in Week 7.

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Fantasy football: Hot waiver wire pickups for Week 7

Anyone who has Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark is likely reeling with the news he is out for the season with a hand/wrist injury. The Colts announced this afternoon (Friday) that Clark has been put on injured reserve and is out for the season.
The Colts are on the bye this week but you better act quick if you want to get his backup.
One of the hottest waiver picks over the next few days will be Colts backup tight end Jacob Tamme. With injuries to Colts receiver Austin Collie and back Joseph Addai, Tamme will be very much in the offensive mix in two weeks. Tamme is listed as the No. 2 tight end on the Colts' depth chart on the Colts web site. Of all the backup tight ends the Colts have, Tamme has the best hands and is the best receiver.
Other tight ends to consider off waivers are Pittsburgh's Heath Miller, Kansas City's Tony Moeaki and the Patriots' Aaron Hernandez.

If you need a receiver, San Diego's Patrick Crayton is a good quick fix with Malcom Floyd out with an injury. Others to consider are St. Louis newcomer Danario Alexander (72 yards and a TD last week), Buffalo's Steve Johnson and New Orleans' Robert Meachem.
The hot running back to pick up is New Orleans back Chris Ivory who had a huge game last week (158 yards) with Pierre Thomas still injured.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fantasy football: Injury update heading into Week 7

- recap of Sunday games, Wednesday/Thursday - injury report, Thursday-waiver wire report, Saturday-who to start, who to sit

Injuries are killing me!!!!

Like me, many of you are probably saying the same thing to yourself. What a week for injuries across the board.

I had two big killers. I traded Miami receiver Brandon Marshall for San Diego receiver Malcolm Floyd last week (for reasons I won't get into) and Floyd ends up with a strained hamstring and is out a week or two. My tight end of all tight ends, Indianapolis' Dallas Clark, is out indefintely after sustaining a hand/wrist injury. He's in a cast now and according to the Colts' web site there is no timetable for his return. Some reports claim he will be out for the season.
As you likely know by now there were nearly 10 head related injuries in Week 6 with several of those concussion related.
One of the biggest lossses due to a concussion is DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia receiver). He is out at least a week and most likely 2-3 weeks minimum.
Other top injured players are Antonio Gates (San Diego tight end, toe injury), David Garrard (Jacksonville quarterback, concussion), Mohamed Massaquoi (Cleveland receiver, head injury),
Todd Heap (Baltimore tight end, neck stinger), Joshua Cribbs (Cleveland receiver, head injury).

Tennessee quarterback Vince Young suffered a sprained knee injury and Denver receiver Eddie Royal has a hamstring injury.

Monitor all these injuries the rest of the week.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fantasy football: Week 6 recap

One of the biggest surprises in Week 6 was Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb returning to the 300-yard passing form that he showed in 2009. After struggling in Week one and losing his job to Michael Vick, with Vick injured Kolb had another shot to start on Sunday. He ended up throwing for 326 yards and three touchdowns to be the No. 1 rated QB in Week 6. Of course he does this the week I drop him in one of my leagues.
Other top quarterback performances were Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) 313 yards, 1 touchdown; Peyton Manning (Indianapolis) 307 yards, 2 touchdowns; Matt Schaub (Houston) 305 yards, 2 touchdowns; Tom Brady (New England) 292 yards, 1 touchdown.

Another performance that came out of nowhere was the production of New Orleans backup Chris Ivory who contunes to sub with Ladell Betts for the injured Pierre Thomas. Ivory didn't have a touchdown but he led all backs in Week 6 with 158 yards rushing.
Other backs with solid performances were Frank Gore (San Francisco) 149 yards; Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants) 133 yards; Joseph Addai (Indianapolis) 128 yards, 1 touchdown; Chris Johnson (Tennessee) 111 yards, 1 touchdown

Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson got injured on Sunday and the lucky player reaping the benefits of more targets was Jeremey Maclin who ended up with 7 receptions, 159 yards and two touchdowns. Injured Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson was a game-time decision, he plays against the Giants and ended up with an impressive 5 receptions,146 yards and 1 touchdown. Other top receivers were Andre Johnson (Houston) 8 receptions, 138 yards, 1 touchdown; Greg Jennings (Green Bay) 6 receptions, 133 yards, 1 touchdown; Brandon Marshall (Miami) 10 receptions, 127 yards.

A blast from the past had the top rated tight end production as Cleveland's Benjamin Watson had 88 yards on 6 receptions and a touchdown. Other tight ends were Owen Daniels (Houston) 5 receptions, 79 yards; Dustin Keller (Jets) 3 receptions, 75 yards; Aaron Hernandez (New England) 4 receptions, 61 yards; Brandon Pettigrew (Detroit) 7 receptions, 61 yards.

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