At least that’s what our man Adam Schefter is tweeting.  Tweeting sounds like an optimistic word, but really, that news isn’t. Dallas Clark is going to get a second opinion, but we really don’t know what the first opinion is yet, but it doesn’t sound good.  He was already going to be on a bye, so think long term with your bye week replacement.  Tight ends are dropping like flies all up in here.  Thankfully there are viable options out there in Owen Daniels, Heath Miller, Brandon Pettigrew, Ben Watson, Tony Moeaki, Todd Heap, Fred Davis, and so on and on.  Unless you’re opponents have Antonio Gates there aren’t many TEs out there who are going to automatically be superior to whoever you grab.

This news effects the whole Colt’s offense of course.  Manning will always spread the ball out and take the path of least resistance, but without Clark he will have to force the ball to Garcon and Wayne a little more and Collie even more since he will be the clear cut slot guy. I picked up Brody Eldridge in my deep, deep Dynasty Leagues, but Jacob Tamme will also be in the mix at TE.

EDIT: Joseph Addai’s shoulder injury could be worse than first expected.  It could be “several weeks” until his shoulder is better according to Jason LaConfora.  Donald Brown is a must pick up now.

EDIT: Rotoworld’s Evan Silva received an email from a reader this morning that stated that Dallas Clark could be out for a long time and Joseph Addai could miss multiple weeks.  So far the emailer is 2 for 2, but he had one other tid-bit that said Austin Collie was also hurt and could miss some time.  This is still unconfirmed, but with Collie’s upside after Clark’s injury I could see trying to trade for Collie.  I would hold off until further word.

While I’m here, let’s take a look at what else is going on in the NFL, but not until you join our Weekly Contest and our Fan Duel leagues Razzball League 1, Razzball League 2, and Razzball League 3, check out our top 5 ranking at Fantasy Pros, and read my weekly post at The N.Y. Times. That’s a lot for you to do! Ok, now the news —

Steve Smith (CAR): He practiced fully, and even though he is ahead of schedule, he is worth getting into your lineup as long as he doesn’t have a setback this week.

Vince Young: All the news on his knee has been good so far.  This is good news for Kenny Britt as well.  He should be able to go this week.

Matthew Stafford: He threw some huge passes in practice to show how far his shoulder has come along, so with the bye there is little doubt he will be back in week 9.

Antonio Gates: He didn’t practice today, but they are hoping he will tomorrow.  If he does he will be on track to play in a nice matchup.

Danario Alexander: He was limited in practice, but is still on track to play.  With all of those knee surgeries he will probably be sore after every game.

Darren McFadden: He practiced, but didn’t go full speed.  Hopefully we’ll see him go full tilt on Thursday so we can safely throw him in the mix.

Chris Cooley: Shanahan seems to think he will practice on Thursday, but he still needs to pass some concussion tests tomorrow.  We’ll see.

Pierre Thomas: He didn’t practice again so get your Chris Ivory trigger finger itchy.

Todd Bouman: Garrard and Edwards didn’t practice and Bouman is the front runner to start in Kansas City.  If the KC defense is floating in the free agency pool, throw them some rope and drag them to your team.

Colt McCoy: He’ll get the start and if you are in one of those crazy deep 2 QB leagues he’s worth grabbing.

  1. BAM says:

    So, I have Addai and I got an interesting offer a few moments ago.

    I’d receive:
    Donald Brown
    Steve Smith (NYG)
    Desean Jackson

    I’d give:
    Randy Moss
    Aaron Hernandez
    Kyle Orton

    Giving Orton isn’t an issue as I have Romo. It’d be nice to have Brown in case Addai misses more time later and I like the idea of having Steve Smith. HOWEVER, I already have Nicks so this could present bye week issues and I hate the idea of having to wait on Desean as he got hit HARD…

    What do you think?

  2. Black Beard says:

    KC or the Seahawks this week?

  3. Doc

    Doc says:

    @BAM: I don’t like it. You should be able to get more.

    @Black Beard: Leaning KC

  4. PaulPaul says:

    Danny Woodhead or Derrick Mason at flex this week?

  5. Randy says:

    Eldridge or Tamme if he’s out?

  6. Joe B says:

    @Doc: Should I drop McNabb and pick up Stafford as my backup QB? I have Matt Ryan as my starter and could use some upside if Stafford comes back healthy after the bye week…

  7. herschel says:

    @Doc: thoughts on wash def/st this week against cutler and the bears? start em over sd or nyg?

  8. Joe B says:

    @Doc: J Gaffney vs Oak or M Williams vs Arz for my FLEX in a 1/2 PPR league?

  9. Sean says:

    Doc – do you make this deal?

    Reminder: this is a 1 PPR where we start 3 WR’s, 2 RB’s and 1 Flex (any position)

    I’d get: Miles Austin, Ronnie Brown, Brandon Pettigrew and Hightower.

    I’d give up: Greg Jennings, K. Moreno, Davone Bess, Brent Celek and Steve Johnson

    My current roster:
    QB – Favre
    RB1 – Rice
    RB2 – Bradshaw
    Flex – Moreno
    WR1 – Nicks
    WR 2 – Marshall
    WR 3 – Jennings
    TE – Celek or B. Watson
    K – Janikowski
    D – Cincy

    Jacoby Jones, D. Bess, S. Johnson
    R. Williams
    V. Young, D. Garrard
    B. Watson

  10. Nick says:

    @Doc: Grab Donald Brown? I’m in a jam as far as grabbing potential waiver players until someone on my team is injured considering my weakest player is Britt (10team league). I have Wayne, White, Ward, starting and T.O. either flex or bench so Britt won’t be getting starts on my team

  11. genghis chone says:

    Knox, Harvin, Britt or Mike Williams (TB) this week? PPR, point per 25 return yards. I’d generally prefer Harvin, but I’m a bit worried about Favre’s health and the fact the Packers usually put Woodson on slot receivers.

  12. Pagal says:


    Which DEF do you like better for the next 2 weeks?

    STL @ TB and CAR or SF @ CAR and DEN

  13. Howie says:

    @Doc: I’m looking at my rosters and wondering if Brown is a must add over the likes of Lynch or McFadden (non-PPR)?

  14. primetime says:

    I’m torn between playing Flacco or Kolb this week in must win. Do I stick with Kolb? Flacco might throw all day against BUF or I guess they can pound them all day. Kolb seems to be playing a tougher Def than Flacco.. ahh please help me decide.


  15. timSTi says:

    @Doc: 12 tm .5ppr

    Give : Jennings + Tomlinson

    Get : Brees + Felix Jones

    My Team

    MJD, LT
    Austin, Jennings,Knox
    Beanie (flex)
    BN- D.Brown,Bowe,D.Alexander,M.Williams(SEA),Hartline

  16. Doc

    Doc says:

    @PaulPaul: Woodhead

    @Randy: I like Eldridge

    @Joe B: Hmm, feels like apples for apples, but I could see it being a bit of an upgrade.

    @herschel: It’s close. I like NYG as far as keeping them long term, but I could see going with the Redskins due to the o-line issues.

    @Joe B: Leaning Williams

    @Sean: I like it ok, but do you think there is anyway to push it off until next week?

    @Nick: Hmm, I could see grabbing Brown for Britt.

    @genghis chone: That’s true about Woodson, but they do move him around quite a bit and blitz with him sometimes. I think I would still go with Harvin. Favre’s health seems to be getting better this week.

    @Pagal: STL

    @Howie: I think you can stick with your guys for now

  17. Doc

    Doc says:

    @primetime: I’m leaning Kolb, but it is very vlose.

    @timSTi: I like it for you

  18. GolfGrouch says:

    I owned J. Finley.

    Do I do this trade?:

    Give M. Lynch/K. Moreno for A. Gates/S. Greene

    My other RBs are J. Charles, R. Mathews, R. Torain in a 14 team PPR league. Thanks!

  19. B.J. says:


    I got the following offer: I give: Greg Jennings and Ryan Torain I get: Steve Smith (CAR) and DeAngelo Williams

    I would love to sell high on Torain because his injury history concerns but then again Williams has his own fair share of issues (splitting carries, bad offense). I feel that the downgrade from Jennings to Smith isn’t that bad as long as Smith can stay healthy.

    Do I take the offer as is or do I counter?

    his team
    QB- Rodgers WR- Smith, Nicks, Breaston
    RB- DWill, Spiller TE-Z. Miller
    Flex- C. Ivory D- GB K- Gould
    Bench- L. Evans, Greg Olsen, Palmer, McCluster, Jerome Harrison, P. Crayton

    my team
    QB- Cutler RB- Foster, Gore
    WR- Megatron, Jennings, Colston TE- Gates
    Flex- Best D- SF K- stream
    Bench- Kolb, Sanchez, D. Alexander, Hillis, Torain, NO D

  20. 24hourjack says:

    doc………….non PPR flex play,who would you go with?….

    Mike Williams(TB) against a lousy STL pass D,or McGahee against a REALLY lousy run D?….

    or maybe Woodhead?

  21. 24hourjack says:

    I forgot to add Patrick Crayton to my list for the above question,assuming Floyd does not play……..

  22. Commish Cauda says:

    Trade advice…12-team, 0.5ppr

    Which side?

    Ryan Mathews & Dez Bryant
    Michael Bush & Wes Welker

  23. G.O.B. says:

    Beanie just got dropped in my league, I have M Bush and Greene that I could drop. What do you think?

  24. Joel says:

    Hey Doc: who would you rather have for the rest of the season: Dustin Keller or Owen Daniels?

  25. D Gross says:

    Would you trade Brandon Jackson for Steve Smith (Car)?

  26. sal says:

    @Doc: These 5 guys are available on the wire – who fo you like for ppr?

    Deion Branch, Steve Breston, Danny Woodhead, Nate Burelson or Danario Alexander.

  27. Dakota says:

    Evan Silva’s source is quite good.

    Clark out for the year – ouch.

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