NFL Week 10: Injuries Galore

Nov 16, 2009

It seemed the chic thing to do this weekend was get hurt. Here’s an early look at how some of the trendiest players have responded the morning after.

It sounds like Cedric Benson (hip) will be able to play this weekend, which is great news for Benson owners because he faces Oakland, Cleveland, and Detroit over the next three weeks. Look for Bernard Scott to get plenty of action as well as the Bengals put a hurtin’ on these floor mats. How crazy is it that the Bengals could easily be 10-2 when they face the Vikings in Week 14. 11-1 if the Broncos didn’t win on that miracle tip in Week 1.

Speaking of the Bengals, Larry Johnson is rumored to be signing with them as an insurance policy. Character isn’t their bag so he shouldn’t have a problem with the team or the fans. It remains to be seen if he has anything left in the tank.

Ronnie Brown most likely would miss a game this week if the Dolphins played on Sunday, so the fact that they play on Thursday all but seals that fate. At least you don’t have to worry about the dreaded game-time decision.

Julius Jones is bleeding in his lung, which sounds extremely painful. That injury should cost him a couple of games. Justin Forsett will fill the void, though I expect the Seahawks to be pass happy.

The NFL.com is reporting that Kyle Orton will give it a go this week despite his ankle injury. While this is good news for Brandon Marshall owners, I’d cancel the victory parade. Orton will likely be limited, and San Diego is tough against the pass.

Michael Turner suffered a high ankle sprain and will miss at least a couple weeks. Turner was in the midst of a phenomenal season. There is no replacing his production. You have to hope you had early success or this injury could derail your fantasy season.

Brian Westbrook suffered another concussion in the Eagles’ loss to San Diego. At this point in the year, I’d say it’s safe to cut bait on Westy and go in a different direction. I don’t see him playing any time soon.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    November 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    I just completed the trade for Brown, I almost screamed in agony with him when they carried him off the field. Luckily it wasn’t too bad and I can start Beanie in his place against St. Louis next week.

    I feel sorry for Westbrook, such a nice guy and he plays so hard. Back to back concussions could shorten his career going forward. On the personal side I hope he’s ok and enjoys his life and family for years to come.

  2. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    yeah, beanie seems to be hitting his stride just in time and that is a juicy match-up.

    westy could easily be done for his career because of the concussions. that is no way to end a brilliant career. he needs to play it smart though.

  3. Tim
    November 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    I am sooo glad that I pulled the trigger on the Benson+Sims Walker for Fitzgerald trade now. Thanks for encouraging me to do so man!

    Ronnie is still on my team, but luckily I have Ricky Williams to go along with Mendenhall and Chris Johnson. I think I’ll be pretty well set and just hope that Ronnie comes back by the fantasy playoffs so that the Fins run game remains potent.

  4. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    That deal looks great now. Ricky is a great play now that Ronnie is out.

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