Not only has this year been a year for the quarterback, but this entire season has been week looks to be a horrible week to be a running back. Most of the starters around the league are banged up in some way.
Just take a look at the hit list sitting this week:
- Larry Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs
foot injury that could be worse
- Marshawn Lynch – Buffalo Bills
knee injury keeping him out this week at the very least
- Shaun Alexander – Seattle Seahawks
lucky to have an injury to blame on his weak performances lately
Unfortunately for our fantasy teams, these three represent some of the few running backs not splitting carries this year in the NFL, a trend that is hurting many a team. The NFL is trying to kill fantasy football, I swear.
If you are unfortunate enough to have any of these three players, look at Maurice Morris from Seattle subbing in for Shaun or Priest Holmes–if you have no better options. Holmes may show better skills his second game as a starter after being much less of the guy he used to be last week.
I am lucky enough to have both Marshawn and LJ on my bench this week in a league of 14, so I will be playing whichever Chris backs up LenDale White this week for the Titans and a well-adjusted starting Jesse Chatman. Wish me the best–or don’t you selfish idiot.
Along with these engines of the running game, notable stars sitting this week are Todd Heap for Baltimore, Alex Smith for San Francisco, Marvin Harrison and Anthony Gonzalez of the Colts, although Peyton Manning will have Dallas Clark back this week.
Andre Johnson will be making his return for the Texans this week, and Santana Moss could be worth a roster spot if he becomes a part of the renewed Redskins passing game this week against Dallas.