Dec 16 Clinton Portis' right leg injury is not as bad as first thought, tests showed Monday, and the Denver Broncos hope he'll be able to play next weekend, the Associated Press reports. Portis didn't need crutches Monday morning, but Broncos coach Mike Shanahan wasn't sure if he'd be able to practice this week. Portis is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis.
Thought some of you would like to know, seems like there is a definate sense of true dispair, or in some cases happiness depending on if you have him or are playing against him.
Man, this just stinks. In the Superbowl without my best back. Luckily, I was able to pick up Thomas Jones and M.Anderson on the waiver wire. Unless Portis is a shoe in for this weekend in Indy, I think I got to go with T.Jones. I just see Shanahan doing a huge RBBC here if Portis doesn't go. Man, this stinks!
M_Zimm wrote:I have him. Thanks for the info. I picked up Anderson just in case.
I really question Anderson's value as a fantasy back, especially in the fantasy playoffs. He is 30 years old and 3 seasons removed from anything resembling productivity at the position.
He ran pretty good eariler in the year when Portis was out. I don't think I will play him even if Portis doesn't play though, I have Hambrick as a backup.
Wow a choice between Hambrick and Anderson for the fantasy superbowl. You might as well just flip a coin for that one. The Giants have all but given up, but they still held Deuce in check last week.
Also, good luck Zimm. I remember you're a FF rookie, so if you're considering who to start, that means you're still active. Give em hell son!
Thanks Ghidra, yea this is my first season. I beat the 10 year vet who was on a 9 week winning streak last week. I beat him by about 25 points and his linup was:
RB SDavis, Ahman, Alexander
WR Holt, Chad Johnson
I got by him and I now have to play another seasoned vet this week. I have to face LT, Moss, and Gonzo. She also has Garcia and Bulger to choose from as far as her QB. If Portis was healthy I would be very confident about the game but instead I am a little worried. here is my tentative linup:
QB Hass over McNair
RB TJones, Henry, Portis if healthy, if not Hambrick or Anderson, I am thinking Hambrick because Anderson may share more carries and Hambrick is coming off a career day.
WR Koren and Harrison over Walker, Boston, AJohnson
How does that look to you? I think I have a chance with my matchups.
Latest news on Portis in the Denver Post newspaper. Dated 12/17/2003
Clinton Portis cruised up to the door of the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club in Montbello on Tuesday in a bright red Corvette. But whether the injured running back will be cruising Sunday night in Indianapolis remains to be seen.
Portis, dressed in a Santa hat and a throwback San Francisco 49ers jersey, was greeted by a mob of excited children, some of whom sat next to Portis and competed against him in a race car video game he is promoting.
Portis was walking without crutches and without a limp, but he's listed as questionable for Sunday's critical game against the Colts. The second-year pro, who has rushed for 692 yards in the past four games, suffered a high ankle sprain and a knee sprain in Denver's 23-20 overtime victory over Cleveland.
"I'm feeling good," Portis said during a taped interview with some national cable television stations. "It's just Day Two of my rehab, and I don't have to be healthy until Sunday night. I would love to be on the field."
Portis was injured on the final play from scrimmage during overtime, his 38th carry against the Browns. Coach Mike Shanahan has been criticized for running Portis, rather than kicking a field goal and ending the game one or two plays earlier.
Portis, however, said he has no problem with Shanahan's decision.
"Coach Shanahan wanted me to score the game-winning touchdown," Portis said. "I don't second-guess him."
Portis said he wants to contribute Sunday in a game that could make or break Denver's chance to make the playoffs. He also wants to compete against Colts running back Edgerrin James. Both attended the University of Miami.
"I want to outperform Edgerrin," he said.
While Portis was reluctant to talk about his injuries, he was eager to play with the kids.
Dubbed "Clinton Claus" for the day, Portis handed out video games to some of the children at the Boys & Girls Club. The facility opened this summer with the support of the Broncos and has more than 750 members.