Injuries and byes are hurting some of us in week 4. But we can at least be thankful that we are only metaphorically hurting (depending on how much cash you have on your teams) while these guys are really hurting. There are a lot of players already injured this year that a lot of us figured would be. So if your season is already over start thinking about what players you should avoid next year. Many of them follow:
Clinton Portis: He’s a game time decision so pick up Betts if you need a running back. Portis is not going to help you much this season. His ankle bones are riding his muscles and tendons and spurring them on like the Lone Ranger on Silver. Did you know Silver murdered the Lone Ranger? He did.
LaDainian Tomlinson: He is probable, but is he ready to face the Steelers? Not too many RB’s are ready to face the Steelers so I’m not trying to rub LT’s nose in his injury prone oldness, but he really is just a flex player at best coming off his ankle injury.
Jamal Lewis: I don’t mind rubbing Lewis’ nose in his oldness that much. He is out with a bad case of it. I see no reason to own him at this point, well, really at any point. Jerome Harrison will get the start again this week and is worth a flex play. Sit James Davis until he does something.
*** EDIT *** Marion Barber: He will play in Denver, but it looks like Tashard Choice will get the majority of the carries according to ESPN.com. Choice makes for a good start if this is true. They did sign Chauncey Washington off their practice squad so they must be worried about Barber. I would be too.
Willie Parker: He is doubtful to play with turf toe. That should mean Mendenhall will get the start. He has looked iffy at best, but if you had him handcuffed to Parker then you probably should get him in there. Mewelde Moore would probably be a better start, but they need Mendenhall to produce.
Wes Welker: Ok, enough is enough. Dubya Dubya is on my shizz list and he ain’t getting off it until he comes out and says what is wrong with his knee and if he is going to play or not. I know it’s The Hoodie, but come on, get over yourselves! He’s a game time decision. Bastard.
Derrick Ward: He probably won’t play. Caddy will get the start and is worth a flex, but if you have the ability to sit, trade, or give up on your Buccaneers, do so.
Kevin Smith: He is questionable and a game time decision. It’s an early game so if he goes he’s worth a start. So get your but out of bed and check the comments of our Sunday post where we give you the latest injury news! For rizzle my razzles.
Kyle Boller: The guy isn’t good, that is scientific fact, but he looks like he is trying whereas Bulger looks like he’s running for his life even when he’s on the sidelines. I think this helps Avery. The 49ers have a tough defense so it’s not a home run matchup for Tex Avery, but it’s better than a kick in the throat.
Randy Moss: He has been taken off the Patriots’ injury list so he must feel like he’s 18. I think Moss will have a long TD this week. And then walk back to the sidelines sans faux mooning.
Ahmad Bradshaw: The boot is off! The boot is off! Bradshaw is good to go against the Chiefs and is worth a flex spot, Brandon Jacobs threatened retirement if his per carry average doesn’t rise. Nobody seemed to care.
Pierre Thomas: He’s nowhere to be seen on the injury report. If he can have a good game against a tough Jets’ defense and come out of the game unscathed he should solidify that starting role.
Dwayne Bowe: He is a gametime decision. He should play, but the Giants are taking #1 receivers and swallowing them whole.