Today is a big day for injured players to practice, and if they don’t or are limited Friday’s, usually they are not expected to play the upcoming Sunday. Here is a list of some players and their injury status.
The Denver Broncos have just announced that RB Knowshon Moreno will be out this week due to an undisclosed injury. This is an odd turn of events, but Correll Buckhalter and Laurence Maroney should split carries against the Colts. Buckhalter is probably a better option to have more yards, but Maroney should see the goal line carries and is a average play in TD heavy leagues. Get Moreno out of lineups and find another option. UPDATE: It appears Moreno reaggravated his hamstring in practice and that is the reason he will be inactive Sunday. SOURCE: Jay Glazer on Twitter
Cadillac Williams, Tampa RB was at practice today, and looks to be in good shape for Sunday’s home game against Pittsburgh. He’s not a very good option however against the stout Steeler defense. Explore other options if their available. SOURCE: Rick Stroud on Twitter
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells worked out in pads today for the first time in weeks and appears to be a go for Sunday. SOURCE: Kent Somers on Twitter
Giants C Shaun O’Hara didn’t practice once again Friday(ankle/achilles) and is listed as doubtful for Sunday against the Titans. Adam Koets will make the start for the G-Men.Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter
Giants DE Justin Tuck is listed as questionable as well for Sunday after waking up with a sore shoulder. Head Coach Tom Coughlin said he hopes it isn’t an issue but its sounding more and more like he will be limited at best this weekend. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter
Jets C Nick Mangold returned to practice Friday after missing two days due to injury. He is expected to play Sunday in Miami. He is very important for the that run game to succeed against the Dolphin run defense.
Raiders RB Michael Bush is expected to make his debut Sunday against the Cardinals, but according to sources, Darren McFadden will remain the lead back for now at least. Bush is a average flex play this week, you should take a wait and see approach with Bush before inserting him into your lineup. SOURCE: Oakland Tribune
The report about Cleveland RB Jerome Harrison is a bleak one, he will not practice today and is doubtful to play Sunday against the Ravens. He’s not a guy you should be starting anyway against Baltimore, especially since he is in a committee with Peyton Hillis and 2nd year back James Davis is also expected to steal some carries. SOURCE: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter
Colts RB Joseph Addai returned to practice, although in limited fashion Thursday. It remains to be seen if he’ll practice today with the knee injury he suffered Sunday, the same knee he had surgically repaired in the offseason. If Addai sits, Donald Brown will get the bulk of the carries and is a very good low end RB2 and flex play against Denver. UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Addai is good to go Sunday and will start against denver. SOURCE: Lindsay Jones on Twitter
In other Colts news, WR Pierre Garcon, who has struggled so far in 2010, has been downgraded to doubtful after sitting out practice Thursday with a hamstring injury. With his recent struggles, you should be looking elsewhere for a WR3 or flex, but with this news he obviously should be taken out of lineups.
Falcon RB Michael Turner was upgraded to a full participant during yesterday’s practice and is going to start Sunday in New Orleans. Get him into your lineup, he could have a good day, as Frank Gore posted big numbers against this defense Monday night. SOURCE: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter
The San Diego Union-Tribune has confirmed that San Diego RB Ryan Mathews is certain to sit out Sunday’s road game at Seattle. The Chargers would be foolish to play him and risk him missing extended time. Mike Tolbert will shoulder the load with Darren Sproles playing third downs as a pass catcher. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Redskin backup RB Keiland Williams, has impressed Coach Shanahan with his ability to pick up the offense quickly and block in pass protection, which is a rarity for a rookie. Williams, is a injury away to Clinton Portis before he has significant value, but as you should know, Portis isn’t the poster boy for staying healthy. Williams needs to be owned in all leagues right now, and even more so by Portis owners. SOURCE: CSN Washington UPDATE: Clinton Portis was spotted icing his right wrist/forearm during the second half of week 2 and now is listed as questionable for Sunday. Keiland Williams would start in his place and could put up big numbers against the Rams. SOURCE: Ryan O’Halloran on Twitter
Ram WR Laurent Robinson is in a walking boot and is listed as doubtful for week 3. Rookie Mardy Gilyard, who the Rams have already said will see the field more often this week, now gets an upgrade and could break through for a long TD with his speed and quickness. Robinson should obviously be on benches this week. Gilyard is a risky play, but someone to look out for going forward.