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Postby slowkidz » Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:39 am

Adjust your FF Rosters accordingly kidz!! It's that time of year again. You'll want to make sure you check what teams have clinched their spots in the playoffs, and if any of their key players are injured. If so, odds are they'll be resting over the next two weeks instead of playing. Make sure you know their backups! Teams fighting for the WildCard spots this week might be a good place to find a "sleeper" just waiting to bust out!! It's a tough time for those of us in the Big Game this week, so let's try to help each other out! ;-D

Some Key Injuries I can think of are:

Stephen Davis, CAR: from KFFL, "suffered a sprained ankle in the Sunday, Dec. 14, game against the Arizona Cardinals. His status for this week is uncertain and head coach John Fox admitted there is a possibility the Panthers may rest Davis to have him healthy for the playoffs. "

Isaac Bruce, StL: from KFFL, "Updating previous reports, SportsLine.com reports St. Louis Rams WR Isaac Bruce (ankle) will not practice until Saturday, Dec. 20, in preparation for the Rams' Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals because of a high ankle sprain suffered Sunday, Dec. 14. Head coach Mike Martz said an MRI revealed the injury is "not very significant." "

Clinton Portis, Den: from KFFL, "Sources out of Denver tell KFFL Denver Broncos RB Clinton Portis (ankle/knee) is not expected to play in Week 16, especially with the game being played on artificial turf against the Indianapolis Colts. "
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Postby M_Zimm_ffc » Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:42 pm

Thanks, I have Portis and I think I will have him on my bench. At east I have Thomas Jones and hambrick to back him up. Foster has already been picked up and I don't think I want Looker when Holt is healthy.
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Postby slowkidz » Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:00 pm

Here are some others that may not play...

excerpt from SportingNews:

The players to worry about are the ones on teams that are locked into a playoff seed. This concern multiplies tenfold when one of those players has an injury. Last season, the 49ers could not move up or down from the No. 4 spot, and the team was able to rest Terrell Owens (groin). Players to keep in mind as Week 17 sitters include Cincinnati's Corey Dillon, Denver's Clinton Portis and Tennessee's Steve McNair.

Teams from the other side of the spectrum could also sit injured stars. It's unlikely that the Giants will bring back Jeremy Shockey (knee) for the season finale. It's not as if playing Shockey would save Jim Fassel's job.

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Postby moochman » Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:58 pm

Thanks Slow, I just grabbed Foster in case I have to sit Davis. ;-D
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Postby Chopper » Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:02 pm

Thanks, Slow.

Gotta wonder about the McNair call, though. Who's gonna start? Jason Gesser or Neil O'Donnell????? I gotta think that McNair will play. Then again, I thought that last week.....
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Postby M_Zimm_ffc » Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:15 pm

Chopper wrote:Thanks, Slow.

Gotta wonder about the McNair call, though. Who's gonna start? Jason Gesser or Neil O'Donnell????? I gotta think that McNair will play. Then again, I thought that last week.....

They just said that Neil is too expensive so now it is Chraig Henrich or Gesser.

I hope Dillon doens't play. Then I could start Rudi in Portis' place.
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Postby VHawk15 » Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:41 pm

Thomas Jones and DeShaun Foster both make great replacements for S. Davis and Portis this week.
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Postby Chopper » Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:55 pm

M_Zimm wrote:
Chopper wrote:Thanks, Slow.

Gotta wonder about the McNair call, though. Who's gonna start? Jason Gesser or Neil O'Donnell????? I gotta think that McNair will play. Then again, I thought that last week.....

They just said that Neil is too expensive so now it is Chraig Henrich or Gesser.


Not that it matters much from a fantasy standpoint, but Jeff Fisher said this morning that he expects O'Donnell at practice this afternoon. He wouldn't get pinned down to naming a starter, but its probably safe to assume that McNair has very little chance of playing this weekend. Fisher did say that if playoff seeding issues are firmed up by next week, Gesser will see significant PT.
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Postby slowkidz » Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:10 pm

a quick to the latest Injury Report for everyone...

KFFL Injury Report
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Postby Tbones » Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:42 pm

What about da Priest, do we play him this week. I know Larry Johnson and Derrick Blaylock are the backups, but who will play more?????
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