Fantasy Football Bumps & Bruises Week 3

Sep 28, 2009

It appears that it’s the perfect time for a Henne.  Chad Pennington (shoulder) likely can’t go next week against Buffalo so Chad Henne will get his first NFL start.  Hopefully you weren’t relying on Pennington and won’t have to turn to Henne.
Update:  ESPN is reporting that Chad Pennington is done for the year.

It looks like St. Louis lost one of their only weapons as Laurent Robinson (knee) is expected to miss a couple of games.  Perhaps, Donnie Avery can pick up his play.  Keenan Burton will replace Robinson, but offers little hope to fantasy owners.  Marc Bulger (shoulder) was replaced by Kyle Boller, but neither offer any fantasy hope.

Update:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting Robinson is done for the year and that Bulger doesn’t have a torn rotator cuff.

Frank Gore (ankle) is also likely out a couple of games.  Glen Coffee will replace him as the lead Back.  The Niners will want to run the football, so he’s worth grabbing.

Kevin Smith (shoulder) left the Detroit Lions victory party early.  Maurice Morris scored a TD filling in for him.  This is a situation worth monitoring.  Morris isn’t a great play, but if he’s going to start, he’ll be worth a roster spot.

No physical ailment to report for Brady Quinn, but he likely suffered a bruise to his pride and a bump to his ego as he was replaced by Derek Anderson in Cleveland’s embarrassing loss to Baltimore.  Quinn will likely be back as the starter next week, but does it really matter?

Laurence Maroney hurt his leg in the Patriots’ win over Atlanta.  It’s hard to gauge any New England injury, but clearly you can’t count on Maroney at this point injured or healthy.  If he misses time, Fred Taylor sees an increase in his fantasy value.

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One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CCC
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    glad I grabbed Henne off the FA list a few weeks ago

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