Friday, October 06, 2006

NFL Week 5 Fantasy Injuries

The Counselor is IN:

TE- Desmond Clark - Questionable - Foot - He practiced Friday. He should play but he is not a great fantasy play. I would use a different TE if possible.

RB Reuben Droughns- Questionable- Shoulder- He practiced on Thursday and Friday. He should be a solid play at as a RB 2.

WR Joe Jurevicius- Questionable- Ribs - He practiced on Weds, Thurs, and Friday. He will play but he is not a starter for the Browns. If he can not start for the Browns, he should not start for you.

TE Kellen Winslow- Questionable- Knee - He missed at least part of every practice this week. He did play last week even though he did not practice. He is a game time decision. If you have to have him in before game time, I would bench him.

WR Donte' Stallworth-Doubtful- Hamstring- He has not practiced at all this week. It is reported that he is making progress. I would not count on him to be on the field.

RB Brian Westbrook-Questionable- Knee- Here is another Eagle that did not practice at all this week. I would not count on Westbrook to play this weekend.

WR Hank Baskett-Probable- Shoulder- This undrafted free agent rookie might start this weekend. I would not want to be counting on him for my fantasy team even if Stallworth is out.

WR Reggie Brown- Probable- Shoulder- He will play and start. There are no ifs about it. He should be the primary target for McNabb. He makes a great WR3.

TE L.J. Smith-Probable- Shoulder- L.J. will play. He has only been affective in one game this season. I would not count on him being productive against the Cowboys.

WR Larry Fitzgerald- Probable- Ankle- Larry practiced yesterday. He is playing against the Chiefs which could be good. Leinert is now his QB. The question is how Leinert will perform. Fitzgerald is a definite starter no matter who is tossing him the ball.

WR Chad Jackson-Questionable- Hamstring- He missed part of practice on again on Friday. He is expected to play. Jackson is a great prospect who might become a fantasy starter in the future. He is not right now.

QB Tom Brady- Probable- Shoulder- Brady will play. He is a must play every week.

WR Laveranues Coles- Questionable- Calf- Not only does Coles have a calf injury, but he also injured his wrist last weekend. He is wearing a brace on his right wrist. I would leave Coles on the bench this week and check his progress next week.

QB Chad Pennington- Probable- Calf- Chad will play. He is a marginal fantasy starter and a solid backup.

WR Matt Jones- Out- Hamstring- He is out. Matt may be loosing his starting job with Reggie Williams playing well.

TE Vernon Davis- Out- Fibula- He has a broken leg and he will not be playing for a while.

WR Eric Parker-Questionable- Hamstring- Parker is a very iffy to play. I would leave him on your bench.

WR Robert Ferguson-Doubtful- Foot- Ferguson was a fantasy stud 5 years ago. Those days are long passed. Even if he played this weekend, he would not be a good fantasy play.

WR Donald Driver-Questionable- Ribs- Driver missed practice with a rib injury. Not a good sign to start.

RB Ahman Green- Questionable- Hamstring- See comments on Ferguson. He also has Vernand Morency stealing carries. Not a good play.

QB Brett Favre-Possible- Head- He is playing this weekend and he is playing against the Rams. He is not a great starter at this point in his career but he is a good spot starter.

QB Chris Simms- Out- Splenectomy- I look for Simms to be put on the IR and to be done for the season.

WR David Givens-Out- Hand- He has a broken thumb and could miss several weeks.

TE Erron Kinney- Out- Knee- He is not close to practicing nor is he worth owning.

WR Drew Bennett-Questionable- Quadricep- Bennett has practiced for three straight days. He should play. His issue will be Young at QB. Bennett would be a marginal fantasy starter at this time.

WR Brandon Stokley-Questionable- Ankle- He practiced 2 days in row. It appears that he will play but he will not start with Harrison and Wayne starting. Stokely should remain on the bench unless he will start getting a lot of looks and can stay health.

K Adam Vinatieri-probable- Right Groin- Martin Gramatica was re-signed on Saturday. This does not put much confidence in Vinatieri's status for Sunday.

WR Sinorice Moss-Out Quadricep- He has been ruled out for this weekend. It is doubtful that he will make a fantasy impact this weekend.

TE Todd Heap-Questionable- Thigh- He was added to the injury list on Friday. He is not safe to start.

The Counselor is OUT:

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