Fantasy Football: Running Back Injuries

Sep 21, 2010

Rough week for third-down backs. Reggie Bush is out four-to-six weeks after breaking his fibula in the Saints win over the Niners on Monday Night Football. Unfortunately the Saints don’t have a bye until week 10. Pierre Thomas and the Saints’ passing game will carry more of the load while Bush is out. 
As if he wasn’t already going to be a hot commodity after running wild last week, but Jason Snelling gets even more of a lift with Jerious Norwood being lost for the season to a torn ACL. This is not a big loss to the fantasy world.
The Patriots will be without Kevin Faulk for the year, who also suffered an ACL injury. Faulk had value in PPR leagues, but wasn’t of much use in standard leagues. Tom Brady will miss his reliable third down option. Look for Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski to pick up some of the slack in the passing game. Sammy Morris and BenJarvus Green-Ellis should receive a few extra carries.
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