Hey there Razzballers! Just wanted to casually give a quick pat on the back to myself for saying Andrew Luck wouldn’t play this year. He was officially put on IR Thursday and this Indy team is looking like a top-5 pick waiting to trade it away at the draft. Here’s the rest of the injury news you need to know:
AARP Cardholder Leonard Fournette (seriously though, does anybody actually believe he’s under the age of 45?) will be playing and looking to dominate on the ground.
Emmanuel Sanders will be a gametime decision but this is a terrible spot regardless. Between a team from the West traveling East (first red flag) and Brock Fucking Osweiler manning the helm at QB (all of the red flags), I’m not starting any Broncos this week.
Delanie Walker for the Titans is day to day with an ankle injury. He’ll be a gametime decision. Rookie TE Jonnu Smith could be a sneaky addition for what should be a hella boring game against the Ravens. Corey Davis should draw back into the lineup and we’ll have to wait and see how he looks. He could be a valuable waiver wire add for those of you who owned OBJ.
All viewers of the Cardinals vs. 49ers. Holy hell is this game going to suck to watch. I believe, and I hope it’s just a bad dream, that we will be watching C.J. Beathard battle Drew Stanton in a game that should set football back 25 years.
Jamison Crowder and Jordan Reed are both battling injuries and are not in the best of spots this week regardless of whether they play or not. I don’t think either will, but keep an eye on them Sunday morning if you really need to start one of them. The only player on Washington that I’m considering playing is Chris Thompson because he’s an animal. Seattle’s secondary should have a rebound performance after getting absolutely torched by the Texans.
Jimmy Graham is back on the injury report (Drink!) for what I’m assuming is a maintenance day. He’s scored in each of his last 3 games and has a quality spot against Washington. I’m starting him in all formats.
Another addition to the “I told you so” collection is Ezekiel Elliot starting the suspension this week. I told you a couple weeks ago he was going to have to pay the piper at some point and here we are. Looks like Alfred Morris will start, but this is just not a good RB group behind Elliot. Dez Bryant should be fine and I expect 10+ targets for him as long as they keep him away from Marcus Peters.
Smokin’ Jay Culter and DeVante Parker will be starting this week against the Raiders in a matchup of two disappointing teams (Thanks NBC!). Oakland is pretty atrocious on defense and if the worst offense in the league were ever to find a game where they could score, this would be it.
Again, to all of the people who dismissed me when I said Luck wouldn’t play a snap this year or that Elliot would not have to serve his suspension this season: Told ya
Thanks for reading everyone. Post in the comments section below any questions or concerns and I’ll try my best to address them!