Who Needs a Running Back?

By LaDonna Williams14361441_10154526886119805_8005955062667035998_o

The excited was great this past weekend and Thursday night NFL games. There were some crazy endings, blowouts and a Seattle team that can’t seem to beat the rams. During Sunday’s games it felt like a good number of running backs went down with injury. Let’s talk about the NFL injury report.

Injuries

Vikings Adrian Peterson tore his meniscus. If he wants a partial repair he will be out 4 weeks. If he decides a full repair he will be out 4 months.

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead tore his ACL out for the season

Panthers Jonathan Stewart with a hamstring injury expected to miss a week or two.

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah left the game with a sprained foot. He did get xrays and they came back negative.

Browns QB Josh McCown has a shoulder injury, how much time he will miss unknown. They did name Cody Kessler as a starter

Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware out 4-5 weeks after breaking his forearm.

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. There have been different reports how long he will be out. So I will guess 2-6 weeks. Rookie Jacoby Brissett will be the starter for the next 2 weeks, until Brady comes back. Julian Edleman is number 2 QB.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster left Sunday’s game with a groin injury. Will miss week 3.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls left Sunday’s game with a leg injury.

Redskins T Kedric Golston placed on IR with a hamstring injury.

Suspensions, Cuts and Signings

Lions cut TE Andrew Quarless after 2 game suspension. (He never played a game with them.)

Bengals claim 2016 3rd round CB KelVarae Russell after being cut by the Chiefs.

Rams DT Michael Brokers agree to 3-year $33M extension

Bills fire OC Greg Roman

News Around the NFL

Seahawks lose 2017 5th round pick, 1 weeks of OTAs for offseason violations. Fined$400k and Carroll fined $200k.

LaDainian Tomlinson, Hines Ward, Donovan McNabb nominated for 2017 Pro Football HOF class.

Panthers OL Trai Turner fined $9,115 for taunting in week 1.

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory drops his 10-game suspension appeal. Will be available to come back week 15.

Broncos S Darian Stewart fined $18,231 for helmet to-helmet hit on Cam Newton.

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall fined $24,309 for helmet to-helmet hit on Cam Newton.

Packers and LT David Bakhtiari agree to 4-year/$51.67M extension.

Scores

Jets 37

Bills 31

Bengals 16

Steelers 24

Titan 16

Lions 15

Ravens 25

Browns 20

Cowboys 27

Redskins 23

Saints 13

Giants 16

49ers 27

Panthers 46

Dolphins 24

Patriots 31

Chiefs 12

Texans 19

Seahawks 3

Rams 9

Buccaneers 7

Cardinals 40

Jaguars 14

Chargers 38

Falcons 35

Raiders 28

Colts 20

Broncos 34

Packers 14

Vikings 17

 

 

 

 

 

NFL Fantasy Week 3 Rankings

By LaDonna Williams

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Quarterbacks

  1. Drew Brees vs Atl
  2. Cam Newton vs Min
  3. Ben Roethlisberger vs Phi
  4. Matt Ryan at NO
  5. Aaron Rodgers vs Det
  6. Carson Palmer at Buf
  7. Eli Manning vs Was
  8. Derek Carr at Ten
  9. Andrew Luck vs SD
  10. Blake Bortles vs Bal

Notes: Dak Prescott had a good first two games. He is facing the Bears this Sunday. Also Rookie Trevor Siemian has had impressive first two games as well, Broncos are playing at Cincy.

Runningbacks

  1. David Johnson at Buf
  2. DeAngelo Williams vs Phi
  3. Ezekiel Elliott vs Chi
  4. Melvin Gordon at Ind
  5. Matt Forte at KC
  6. Lamar Miller at NE
  7. J. Anderson at Cin
  8. Eddie Lacy vs Det
  9. Demarco Murray vs Oak
  10. Todd Gurley at TB

Notes: With some many RB’s that have gotten hurt last weekend. You may want to look into some backups. Vikings Matt Asiata, Carolina Fozzy Whittaker, Dolphins Jay Ajayi, TB Charles Sims. Also think about starting NE LeGarrette Blount vs Texans.

Wide receivers

  1. Antonio Brown vs Phi
  2. Julio Jones at NO
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. vs Was
  4. Dez Bryant vs Chi
  5. DeAndre Hopkins at NE
  6. Brandin Cooks vs Atl
  7. Mike Evans vs LA
  8. Kelvin Benjamin vs Min
  9. Amari Cooper at Ten
  10. Alshon Jeffery at Dal

Notes: SD Travis Benjamin has been getting the ball more since Keenen went down. Also it looks like Vikings Diggs is one of Bradford’s favorite targets. I can’t forget Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald.

Tight Ends

  1. Jordan Reed at NYG
  2. Greg Olsen vs Min
  3. Delanie Walker vs Oak
  4. Travis Kelce vs NYJ
  5. Julius Thomas vs Bal
  6. Dennis Pitta at Jac
  7. Eric Ebron at GB
  8. Jason Witten vs Chi
  9. Dwayne Allen vs SD
  10. Martellus Bennett vs Hou

Notes: Still it’s unclear if Rob Gronkowski will be back this week.

Kicker

  1. Adam Vinateri vs SD
  2. Dan Bailey vs Chi
  3. Chandler Catanzaro at Buf
  4. Justin Tucker at Jac
  5. Stephen Gostkowski vs Hou
  6. Matt Bryant at NO
  7. Mason Crosby vs Det
  8. Graham Gano vs Min
  9. Steven Hauschka vs SF
  10. Josh Brown vs Was

Defense

  1. Denver Broncos vs Cin
  2. Seattle Seahawks vs SF
  3. Carolina Panthers vs Min
  4. Arizona Cardinals at Buf
  5. Houston Texans at NE
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers at Phi
  7. Cincinnati Bengals at Den
  8. Kansas City Chiefs vs NYJ
  9. Miami Dolphins vs Cle
  10. New England Patriots vs Hou