Fantasy Football: Talkin’ About Practice Week 6
Correll Buckhalter (ankle)did practice according to the Denver Post. Even if he plays against the Chargers, he can’t be used in any formats this week. Knowshon Moreno would take a slight hit in value, but still is a good play this week. San Diego has been terrible at stopping the run (151 yards/game).
Percy Harvin sat out of practice with a shoulder injury according to the Star Tribune, while Right Tackle Phil Loadholt (ankle) did practice. They will need both of these players as they take on the Ravens this week. Harvin is a sneaky play because of his speed and versatility. If he can’t go TE Visanthe Shiancoe and RB Chester Taylor could see more looks over the middle and on screen plays.
Calvin Johnson (knee) missed practice according to the Detroit Free Press, and appeared to be hobbling putting his status in doubt for the Packers game. Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford looked good in his recovery from his own knee injury, but I wouldn’t expect the Lions to rush their franchise QB.
Kevin Boss (ankle) returned to practice for the Giants. They will need every weapon available as they take on the Saints this weekend.
Jonathan Stewart (achilles) missed practice for the Panthers this week, but it was more precautionary than anything. It’s not uncommon for RBs to be held out on Wednesday. He is a nice flex RB/bye week fill-in as Carolina takes on Tampa Bay, who has allowed 152.6 rushing yards per game.
Randy Moss missed practice for the Patriots according to the Boston Globe. The Patriots have historically allowed veterans to rest. He should be fine for their tilt with Tennessee, but it would be nice for Moss and Tom Brady to get as much work in as possible, as they have been out of sync.
Chad Clifton practiced for the Packers today. The Left Tackle’s return would be a huge lift for Aaron Rodgers, who has been victimized by poor pass protection. It would also help Ryan Grant in the running game.
The Jets were missing a couple of WRs in practice according to the Daily News. Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) and Brad Smith (foot) injuries could lead to a lot of targets for Braylon Edwards and David Clowney.
Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) missed practice according to the Star Ledger. The Saints have allowed just 83.3 yards per game and should have no problem putting points on the board making Bradshaw a questionable flex play this week despite his recent success. Meanwhile, Eli Manning got some work in. If you normally count on Eli, I suggest you stick with him.