It's early in the NFL season, but already injury concerns are creeping up for fantasy football teams.
Here's a look at a few of the bigger names who are questionable heading into today:
- Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd. He got in just one practice, but I'm keeping Lloyd in my lineup. Even though a groin injury for a receiver is troublesome, Lloyd's matchup against the Bengals at home in too favorable to pass up. If he can play, he'll put up points.
- Cowboys WR Dez Bryant. If you saw the end of last night's game against the Jets, you know Bryant was pretty useless after he suffered a bruised thigh. He didn't practice at all this week, and even though he made the trip to San Francisco, I'd sit Bryant. The issue is complicated by the 4:05 p.m. start, so take the safe route.
- Jets WR Santonio Holmes. He got hurt late in the practice week, and now is very questionable for today's game against the Jaguars. I took Holmes out of my starting lineup in place of Bucs WR Arrelious Benn. Holmes has more potential, obviously, but it sounds like he's going to be limited even if he does play.
- Don't worry about Lions stud Calvin Johnson. He missed some practice time, but should be good to go against the Chiefs.
At running back, Arian Foster looks like he's going to be close to 100 percent for the Texans against Miami. Start him, of course.
In Denver, former Bill Willis McGahee will start over Knowshon Moreno. McGahee's got good value today.
The Rams are holding out hope Steven Jackson can play tomorrow night against the Giants, but I'd sit him. If you handcuffed yourself with Cadillac Williams, give him the start. I expect 80 or so total yards (and hopefully a TD) from him.
In San Diego, it's not an injury update, but Mike Tolbert has taken over starting duties from Ryan Mathews. Tolbert's value skyrockets with this news, while Mathews becomes a handcuff.
Best of luck in Week Two!
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