The Counselor is IN:
Todd Heap: Questionable- He is expected to play but you might want to check and see if he practices on Friday before making your final decision. He missed the last couple of days with back issues.
Jamal Lewis: Questionable- He has a Hip injury and has not practiced. Check and see if he practices tomorrow. You know he wants to run on the porous Oakland defense.
Matt Stover: Questionable- He is suffering with back issues. He is not a fantasy starter so bench him.
TJ Houshmandzadeh: Probable- He has a foot injury. There are rumors that the Bengals will keep him on the bench to ensure that he is ready for week 3's match up with Pittsburgh. Watch Rotoworld for updates on him. If he remains probable, then he is probably a good gamble to start.
Joe Jurevicius: Out- He has a rib injury. He is probably out 6-8 weeks but it could be longer.
Mike Vanderjagt: Questionable- He is fighting a groin injury. He is not a good start until you see what he is going to do on the field. Parcells is going to keep a backup for him and Parcells is mad about it.
Mike Bell: Probable- He has a finger injury. This should not slow down Mike. He should get the goal line carries and many others on Sunday against the Chiefs.
Javon Walker: Questionable- He has a "slightly dislocated" finger and it appeared to affect his catches on Sunday. Until he is healthy and Plummer proves himself, Walker is a gamble to start.
Brandon Stokley: Questionable- He has an ankle injury. Right now he is 50/50 to play. Bench him and pick someone else.
Trent Green: Concussion- what does Green have in common with Hall of Famers Aikman and Young? Concussions at Green's age causing them to retire. Hmmmn. A trend. Do not start him at least until after he plays a game or two.
Tom Brady: Shoulder- He is probably and he will play. He appears to be missing his favorite target. Oh that his because he is in Seattle now. Brady is still a must start player no matter who he is throwing the ball to.
Doug Gabriel: Hamstring- He is probable. I don't have a feel for his role on this team yet. Wait to see what Gabriel can do for the Patriots. He might be a stud or a dud.
Chad Jackson: Hamstring- Questionable. He is a highly touted rookie but he has been injured during most of training camp. He might be a future stud but this will not be the game.
Jeremy Shockey: Ankle- He is probable. He will not miss the division rivals of the Eagles. I expect him to play and score this week.
Sinorice Moss: Quadricep- He is Questionable this week. He is not a good play at this time. Let the rookie develop a little.
Aaron Brooks: Knee- It is Questionable. He is not a good start in perfect health.
Hines Ward: Hamstring- He is going to play this weekend. I would start him.
Ben Roethlisberger: It was reported that he was impressive in practice today. Start him if he is your first QB. If not, let him ride the bench.
Vernon Davis: Hip- He is Probable and I expect him to play with weekend.
Chris Brown: Turf Toe- He is Probable. Turf toe is a bad running back injury. I continue to cause issues. Beware. I would not start him even if he starts and plays on Sunday.
Travis Henry: Toe- He is listed as doubtful but "Coach Jeff Fisher said in his daily press conference that Travis Henry 'looked much better' Thursday, and the team will upgrade his status." (Rotoworld). I still would not start Henry unless you are very desperate.
Clinton Portis: Questionable- His shoulder looked good on Monday night. He will play on Sunday Night football against the hated Cowboys (Go Cowboys- I am a fan after all).
That is the major injuries for Week Two. You can click on this blog post title and it will take you the actual injury report.
The Counselor is OUT:
Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Counselor is IN: