“When was that?”
Well, you should remember, as it was only last week where 97% of the all ACL’s in the NFL collectively exploded. I’m no doctor, so I had no idea that modern medicine was able to take an athlete, who was expected to be out 5-8 weeks, to practicing a few days after his injury, and might actually be playing in today’s game. I’m obviously talking about Jamaal Charles, but he’s not the only one who was affected by this dark wizardry insta-heal. In fact, the only player that seems to have been left out from this wonderful era in medicine appears to be Ryan Mathews.
F*ck me, right?
Week 3 Rankings have been updated for today’s games. You can check them out here.
Well, normally I preface these tweets with a warning to take them with a grain of salt, and maybe some pepper if you’re feeling festive, only because these things usually aren’t confirmed, as I think Adam Schefter is running at a 25% tweet success rate. Always double-check these things before game time. But, I have to say, I feel pretty confident here, as not only is Cecil Shorts the source, but he’s also giving fantasy advice. I figure Shorts is a good enough reference here to buy-in.
Again, we should probably be starting A.J. Green here, as Geoff Hobson look like he escaped some kind of ninja attack to bring us this news. While I don’t think Green will be at 100%, I’d gather that he’s still better than whatever’s on your bench.
This obviously, is not about Asante Cleveland, so don’t go rushing to Google to find out who he is. With Vernon Davis‘ status still up in the air at the time of this posting, this news can’t be taken as a good sign. Especially for Josh Johnson.
UPDATE: It appears medical science took a step back and flipped a bird at my lede, as Jamaal Charles looks to not be starting in today’s game.
In another development, and probably the least surprising news of the year, Arian Foster will likely be out today due to a hamstring issue. Alfred Blue looks to be the guy today, and Ronnie Brown (surprise! Still alive…) might get some action as well.
Bernard Pierce is a “serious doubt” to start today for a thigh injury. Fitzgerald Toussaint (+5 name creativity) was signed off the practice squad, but expect Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro to carry the load.
Washington Football Team vs. Eagles – The KC1 era has begun.