Week 4 Player Rankings – Friday Update
Joseph Addai is suffering from a knee injury, but it seems as though he is going to play against the Jaguars. Addai is just one of a hand full of running backs that are dinged up coming into week four. Steven Jackson, Pierre Thomas, Ray Rice, Ryan Mathews and Jahvid Best are also key running backs that have ailments.
Of those running backs, the two fantasy owners should be most concerned about for playing status is Jackson and Thomas. Jackson has a bad groin injury, and it is likely that the team will rest him for a week and not play him against the Seahawks. Even though Jackson has had trouble participating in practice, he is expected to warm up on Sunday and see how he feels.
Thomas has missed all three days of practice with his ankle injury, and it is a risky play for him, even if he does start. Reggie Bush was out of the lineup last week but Thomas was still given his standard non feature back work. At best, Thomas will probably see a split with Ladell Betts in the backfield.
NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com