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Sunday, August 24, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL INJURY FALLOUT: COULD THIS BE IT FOR WES WELKER?

                                                      

Ugh.  Sometimes an injury hits even beyond the realm of fantasy football due to its seriousness and that is what we could be looking at now with Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker who suffered yet another concussion in a long history of them Saturday night after taking a shoulder to the head from Houston Texans DB D.J. Swearinger.  While Welker was able to get right back up and act as if he was all right, the Broncos immediately send him to the locker room for testing which is when the concussion was diagnosed.  Of course this comes not even a year after Welker suffered two concussions in a month which caused him to miss three games.  And even beyond that Welker had suffered some concussions during his stay with the New England Patriots as well.  There were strong rumors that Welker's family encouraged him to think about retirement after last season's concussions and the fact he couldn't even make it out of the preseason without coming down with another one is a huge problem.  Even if the concussions is not deemed serious (although any concussions he suffers at this point is a big issue), Welker is almost guaranteed to miss the opener and likely more as the team goes the extra mile to be cautious.  The fallout could be steep here as there is also an outside shot Welker calls it a career, although that would seem to be a bit unlikely right away.  The on-field repercussions are also noteworthy from the angle of fantasy football as free agent arrival Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot where he would set up to catch a ton of footballs.  He gave a glimpse of that Saturday night when he caught 5 balls and two touchdowns.  In addition either rookie Cody Latimer or veteran Andre Caldwell will move into the other outside spot opposite of Demaryuis Thomas which gives them value as well worth checking out.  Either way this is a big time issue that needs to be watched closely.  An update is likely to come later in the day and none of it will be good.
Remember I told you all to stay far away from Welker going back to the spring as I noted one more hit to the head could finish him,  It looks like that already could be a possibility.  Terrible.





 

2 comments:

  1. With sanders new value, would you trade gio Bernard for sanders and Stevan Ridley? My other rbs are gehart and pierce

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  2. No I wouldn't. Gerhart is far from a sure thing and Ridley I can't stand with his fumbles. Bernard going to be a monster.

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