Wednesday, November 25, 2015


The running back injuries have been nonstop and they are the main theme for this week in fantasy football.  Let's get to all the latest.

-Marshawn Lynch can now be classified as a colossal draft bust as the mid-first round pick will undergo season-ending hernia surgery.  Lynch now joins Jamaal Charles, Le'Veon Bell, and a slew of other backs who have missed time with injury and who were first round pick.  Also looking at you Eddie Lacy and Matt Forte.  Anyways we had Lynch first and foremost among our biggest name bust candidates that we discussed over the summer and in our annual draft guide due to the high mileage on his body and look what happened.  Already the contract extension the Seahawks have Lynch prior to this season looks like a major mistake and Thomas Rawls is already showing he can be the better back as he comes off a 200-plus yard outing.  Cut Lynch loose in all formats and my goodness the first round of this past summer's draft looks like a complete joke. 

-Upstart Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West sat out Wednesday's practice with an injured hamstring as Spencer Ware continues to be a flavor of the week candidate.  Andy Reid is sounding more and more pessimistic about West's chances of playing which will give Ware the chance to build on his terrific second-half last week when he ran for over 100 yards and picked up two scores. 

-Matt Forte will return to starting in the Thanksgiving night game versus the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.  While Forte is expected to start, rookie Jeremy Langford has been so good over the last three weeks that he should get his share of carries and most likely goal-line work.  This could be a very frustrating development for both Forte's and Langford's owners.

-Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is still not out of the concussion protocol which is calling into question his Week 12 availability.  Rookie Tevin Coleman is the obvious handcuff and the fact Freeman is just in phase 1 of the protocol means he is likely to sit this one out. 

-Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore missed practice on Wednesday as he rests up a sore knee and quad.  Reports out of Indy indicate that Gore should be able to go Sunday but that his workload will be limited due to his age and late part of the season.  Meanwhile Ahmad Bradshaw is looking like the main third down back now and he stole two touchdowns last week which hurt Gore.  Overall Gore has not had the fantasy football impact we thought he would have in his new location. 


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