FF Brainwave 9/12
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Matt Cassel Struggles Week One
As Kent Babb points out in his recent article about Matt Cassel, the veteran had his ups and downs verse the Falcons on Sunday. Without a legitimate backup, Cassel is set to be the starter without competition and perhaps that’s exactly what management wants, or wants to avoid rather; quarterback controversy.
We know Cassel is a productive game manager and he can help Dwayne Bowe put up respectable numbers. Ask him to lead the team back from behind, and your in trouble which was exactly the case against the Falcons.
Not time to panic now, but if he continues to look bad in Buffalo, we may need to start bailing on fantasy options like Peyton Hillis, and even look to Dwayne Bowe as a matchup play. Kansas City fans would be really ticked off if he fails to lead the team to victory after Mark Sanchez looked like an All Pro quarterback last week.
Twitter Link - https://twitter.com/kentbabb/status/244989967154155520
Titans Linebacker Colin McCarthy’s Ankle
Tennessee needs Colin McCarthy in the lineup and without him they have a void in the middle of the field. One of the better up and coming middle linebackers in the game, McCarthy has a nose for the football and makes big plays.
Hobbled by an ankle injury, he may miss this week, so IDP fantasy owners take note as he’s likely to be a game-time decision.
Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/glennonsports/status/245661394115104768
Buccaneers Guard Carl Nicks Toe Injury
One of the better offensive lines on paper this summer, the Buccaneers lost left guard Davin Joseph to a knee injury in the preseason and now Carl Nicks is battling a toe injury.
Let’s hope he’s in the lineup this week because if not, it won’t make life easier for Doug Martin against a focused Giants front four, coming of all loss to the Cowboys.
Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/NFLSTROUD/status/245920579570515968
Foot Injury For Pierre Garcon
A darn shame that Garcon injured his foot on a long touchdown catch in the first quarter, against the Saints. Garcon was off to a fast start and was featured often in the Redskins passing game.
When healthy Garcon is a WR2 this year and will have WR1 upside as rookie Robert Griffin targets his No.1 receiver with regularity. Having Mike and Kyle Shanahan calling the game will help put these two in winning situations regularly.
Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/ZacBoyer/status/245235887124910080
Greg Jennings May Miss Thursday Night Game
Look to Randall Cobb and even James Jones as options to target off the waiver wire. Cobb should be in lineups this week if you need help at the position, because he will present miss match opportunities for Aaron Rodgers and his reliable hands, and shiftiness in the open field will make him a star in this league.
Expect the Packers to hold Jennings out this week, as I can’t see them risking further injury. It only makes sense to rest him for another week and a half.
Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/TomSilverstein/status/245572910322946049
Offensive Line Problems, Yet Again for Rams
Another year, another injury filled season on the offensive line for the St. Louis Rams. Wells is done for the year and tackle Rodger Saffold is gone as well after a tough loss to the Detroit Lions.
Clearly bad news for Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson as both will have a hard time providing consistent production if the offensive line struggles. Expect that to happen again, and this will be another lost season.
Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/RamsRadio/status/245273371816890369