Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Anquan Boldin & More
Anquan Boldin returned to practice today, which dramatically improves his chances of playing on Sunday. Nonetheless, I suggest you keep in on your fantasy bench if possible due to his late starting time. He could aggravate his ankle in warmups, leaving you high and dry. Even if he does go, the Cardinals face the Giants tough pass D.
Boldin’s teammates Steve Breaston (knee) and Beanie Wells (hip) were limited in practice today. They both should play as well, but only Breaston should be counted on by fantasy owners. Even when healthy, Beanie hasn’t proved reliable yet.
Donnie Avery (hip) was able to practice today. He should play against the Colts, but I suggest you look elsewhere. Indy is 9th against the pass and has allowed just 2 passing TDs.
Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) practiced today and is likely to play against Arizona, who has been tough on the run. Use him if you must, but I don’t like him this week.
Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) will not play this week against Oakland.
Percy Harvin (shoulder) was limited in practice today. Even if he plays against the Steelers, he shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups. Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian have left Percy in the dust.
Greg Jennings (hip) returned to practice today. He’s a lock to play against the Browns this weekend, a team he should tear up. Start him with confidence.
Felix Jones (knee) is set to play on Sunday against Atlanta. He should remain on fantasy benches though as Marion Barber III and Tashard Choice are ahead of him in pecking order.
Eli Manning (foot) was able to practice today. He’s going to play. That’s a given. He should do well against the Cardinals’ weak pass D. Use him if you normally would.
Mario Manningham (back) was able to practice as well. He makes a decent play this week against the Cards. I would only use him if you had to though.
Chad Ochocinco (hip) missed practice today, but nothing suggests that he will be unavailable against the Bears on Sunday. Ocho is having a great year, and is a must-start against the Bears.
Terrell Owens sat out of practice today. He’s not hurt. He’s just old and sucky now. Don’t use him against Carolina this weekend.
Adrian Peterson (ankle) was able to practice today. He is a must-start despite his tough matchup against Pittsburgh on the road.
Clinton Portis (ankle) missed practice again, but he’s a good bet to play on MNF against the Eagles. I don’t like the matchup though, so if you have another option, by all means go with it. Portis is fading big time.
Jonathan Stewart (heel) was able to practice and makes a nice flex play against the Bills this week. Carolina has to rely heavily on their ground game if they want to get back in the playoff chase.
Roy Williams (ribs) will likely play against Atlanta, but runs a high risk of aggravating his injury. I’d look elsewhere.