Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Sports and Bets — September 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm by

by Babes
I hope you were able to survive the fantasy football massacre that was Week Two in the NFL.  There were injuries to star players left and right, other star players were deactivated, and established stars were putting up shit for points.  I saw a lot of 60 and 70 point fantasy totals this week, hopefully you weren’t one of them.

Let’s look at all the injuries that occurred, starting in Washington with the ugly looking injury to RG3, as he dislocated his ankle without being touched.  What a shit-end of the stick for Griffin, as his career is already starting to look like a, what might have been.  That’s now two major injuries in just over two years, not counting his ACL tear in college.  Early indications are that RG3 will miss at least six to eight weeks.  The ‘Skins will turn to Kirk Cousins, who is more than capable of holding the reigns.  If you need a QB, hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to win the waiver war for him.

bf rg

Jamaal Charles played about three seconds against Denver before turning his ankle.  They are reporting just a sprain now out of Kansas City, but his status will remain questionable all week.  Knile Davis was a stud filling in for Charles, posting over 100 total yards and two touchdowns.

bf jam

In Cincinnati, AJ Green posted a big zero, as he sprained a ligament in his toe and did not return.  This marked the first time in Green’s career that he did not record a catch.    It’s unknown how long the toe will keep him sidelined, but Mohammed Sanu gets a nice boost in value in Green’s absence.

bf aj

Not only did the Dolphins get their asses kicked by the Bills, they also lost Knowshon Moreno for at least a month with a dislocated elbow.  Moreno actually looked really good running the ball last week, but he’ll have to be put on the shelf while Lamar Miller gets the nod again.  Miller has shown that he just isn’t a bell-cow back, and is better in a complementary role.

bf know

Of course, by now everyone knows of the Adrian Peterson issue.  What we don’t know is how long AP will be out while the NFL sifts through all the info.  (Editor’s note: AP was re-instated today by the Vikings, but reports of him hitting one of his other children and leaving a scar are surfacing.) In that time Matt Asiata will shoulder the load, but the name that might be worth mentioning here is Jerick McKinion.  He is a very talented small school product, and if this issue lingers more than a few weeks, he might be the better back to own.

How does the first half of the first round of fantasy picks look so far this year?  McCoy had a pretty pedestrian week one, Charles has a grand total of less than ten points in two weeks.  The aforementioned AP might not see the field for a while.  Matt Forte has been average at best, and Eddie Lacy has posted a meager 12 points in two weeks.  Montee Ball is averaging just over 60 yards a game, and has only found the end zone once.  Hopefully these guys pick up the pace, or a lot of fantasy seasons are gonna end early.  You can’t win a fantasy season in the first round, but you definitely can lose it.

Make sure you work the waiver wire folks.

pics: fox, nytimes, cbs, nfl

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