The week six bye weeks may hurt fantasy teams more than the league-wide injuries this week.  There are some potent offenses off on Sunday.  Namely the Patriots, Bills, Eagles, and Giants.  Injuries are throwing a wrench in fantasy line ups as well, of course.  Guys like DeMarco Murray and Maurice Morris are going to have to step up with Felix Jones and Jahvid Best on the mend.  We’ll even have a Carson Palmer sighting on Sunday.  It’s crazy what these injuries do to rosters, both real and fake.  Time to get creative with our line ups once again.

So who do we need to find replacements for this week?  Let’s have a look-see.



I really don’t want to add any more names to this list.  Right.  Fat chance.


Some big names are out.  Make sure you have a replacement.


Probable Quarterbacks: Tony Romo (ribs), Matt Schaub (chest, hip).

Running Backs

Joseph Addai (hamstring): Questionable.  No practice on Thursday for Addai, even though Jim Caldwell has been happy with his progress.  It’s sounding more and more like Addai will play vs. the Saints.  Him playing makes Delone Carter and Donald Brown unstartable, and I’d only roll with Addai as a flex play.

Probable Running Backs: Rashard Mendenhall (knee), Maurice Jones-Drew (undisclosed), Willis McGahee (back), Daniel Thomas (hamstring), Reggie Bush (groin), Jackie Battle (neck), LaDanian Tomlinson (undisclosed), Mike Tolbert (concussion), Marshawn Lynch (ankle), Tim Hightower (shoulder).

Wide Receivers

Probable Wide Receivers: Mike Wallace (hamstring), Roddy White (knee), Vincent Jackson (hamstring), Brandon Marshall (quadriceps), Percy Harvin (ribs), Devin Hester (chest), Eddie Royal (groin), Demaryius Thomas (finger).

Tight Ends

Antonio Gates (foot): Questionable.  The Chargers were careful with their superstar tight end by holding him out of practice, but he’s active against the Jets.  Welcome back, Antonio.

Todd Heap (hamstring): Questionable.  Heap isn’t practicing, but with the abundance of tight end options out there, there’s no need to consider Heap even if he plays.

Probable Tight Ends: Jimmy Graham (ankle), Tony Gonzalez (elbow), Greg Olsen (toe).

These are the significant injuries in my estimation, but if you’d like a more extensive injury report, check the ESPN injury report or the CBS Sports injury report.

This post will be updated as needed right up to Sunday kickoff.

  1. MrHappyTime says:

    S. Breaston, G. Little, or J. Ford this week? Its 1pt for every 10yds for kick returners in this league. Thanks

  2. xrayxtals says:

    What’s up with Ryan Mathews? Great matchup against a week Jets run D, but I haven’t heard anything about since week 5.

  3. Dirt says:

    Who wins this deal from now until the end of the season?

    Javid Best or Reggie Wayne

  4. Clint

    Clint says:

    @MrHappyTime: Ford.

    @xrayxtals: Mathews wasn’t on Thursday’s injury report. I assume he’s healthy.

    @Dirt: If Best stays healthy, then the Best side wins. There are rumors of him missing the rest of the season though, so trading for him right now is risky.

  5. poop says:

    do i roll with gates over olsen?

  6. CL says:

    12 team, 1pt PPR, return yards…

    Finley or Pettigrew? Getting really hard to keep benching Pettigrew…

    Harvin, Heyward-Bey, or Morris for my flex?

    Also, Wayne or Hester for another flex spot in a 1pt PPR/return yards league? Is the guy I don’t start worth dumping for Cruz?

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Clint

    Clint says:

    @MrHappyTime: With Boller now expected to start in Oakland, I’ve changed my answer to Little.

    @poop: Yes, I think you have to go with Gates’ upside there, poop.

    @CL: It is hard to keep benching Pettigrew, but I still like Finley’s ceiling more. I lean Finley, and I’d roll with Morris at the flex spot.

    In a return yardage league like that, I’d go with Hester and yes, I’d dump Wayne for Cruz.

  8. Chris says:

    Trade offer: PPR league
    Send- CJ Spiller and Michael Crabtree
    Receive- Felix Jones and David Nelson

    I like the David Nelson for Crabtree but Jones’ high ankle scares me and CJ is now moving to a slot receiver role which could be a nice fit. Do I pull the trigger or hold fire?

  9. Clint

    Clint says:

    @Chris: This late in the fantasy season I’d stay put. Felix’s injury could linger into the fantasy playoffs. I’d play it safe with Spiller and Crabtree.

  10. Chris says:

    This guy apparently wants spiller pretty bad. Revised trade:
    Send: Spiller and Miles Austin
    Receive: Bernard Scott, Larry Fitzgerald, and Tony Gonzalez

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