Chris Cooley Out for the Year

Oct 27, 2009

The black cloud over our Washington D.C. continues to hover. No, I’m not going political on you. I’m talking about the sinking ship that is the Washington Redskins.

They received another blow today when they learned that Chris Cooley would miss the season with a broken foot suffered in last night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins are a lost cause, but your fantasy team is not.

Here are some reasonable available Tight Ends that you can hopefully grab to fill Cooley’s void:

Benjamin Watson, New England Patriots – He’s hit or miss, but he does have 4 TDs and is the 11th ranked fantasy Tight End in non-PPR leagues. Watson has had one monster game, three solid games, and three duds. He’s on bye so he won’t help you this week.
41% Yahoo! owned, 25.6% ESPN

Zach Miller, Oakland Raiders - More of a focal point than Watson, but is also inconsistent, mainly because of poor QB play. Miller has had three good games and four bad games and is the 13th ranked fantasy TE. I’d take him over Watson in a heartbeat.
55% Yahoo!, 60.1% ESPN

Todd Heap, Baltimore Ravens - Heap is the 15th highest scoring TE and fortunately he has already had his bye. He has just one big game, but no duds.  He’s probably the safest option available.
51% Yahoo!, 39% ESPN

Tony Scheffler, Denver Broncos - Scheffler is the 18th ranked fantasy TE, and also has had his bye. He’s had one big game, two decent games, and three stinkers. He’s been more involved in recent weeks though, which makes him a decent option
24% Yahoo!, 18.7% ESPN

Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars - Lewis is the 20th ranked fantasy TE. He’s had two big games and four duds. He’s had his bye already, which helps, but isn’t the best choice here.
17% Yahoo!, 7.2% ESPN

Dustin Keller, New York Jets - Keller is the 21st ranked fantasy TE , but has had five duds in a row after starting off strong. He hasn’t had his bye yet either.
51% Yahoo!, 61.9% ESPN

Sean Ryan, Kansas City Chiefs - Ryan is the 23rd ranked fantasy TE so we’re starting to reach. He’s had two good games, five duds, and is on bye.
5% Yahoo!, 1.1% ESPN

Fred Davis, Washington Redskins - You can always replace Cooley with his replacement.  Davis did score a TD last night and was heavily involved in the passing game with 8 catches for 78 yards.  He has the ability.  Now he finally gets the opportunity.

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