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Monday, November 16, 2015

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 10 INJURY REPORT: LOTS OF CARNAGE ABOUNDS

Week 10 in fantasy football was one of those very ugly weeks when it came to injuries and there were some big names involved to once again throw the season into chaos.  Let's get right to it.

-The biggest injury of the day no doubt belonged to New England Patriots wideout Julian Edelman who suffered a broken foot that will require season-ending surgery.  There is a chance Edelman can make it back for the postseason but for now he is toast when it comes to fantasy football.  This is obviously a tremendous blow, especially for those who take part in PPR formats as Edelman was once again doing his 100-catch thing with an uptick in touchdowns also included.  The fallout means that Danny Amendola becomes the hottest pickup of the week and he was terrific in place of Edelman on Sunday in the win over the Giants as he caught 10 passes for 79 yards.  Amendola will replace Edelman in the slot and thus he has tremendous upsidet he rest of the season. 

-It was a historically bad day for Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning as he tossed four interceptions and completed just 5-of-20 passes overall.  Manning was pulled for backup Brock Osweiler and now Monday we learned the future Hall of Famer has a torn ligament in his foot.  This marks the second straight season Manning pulled up lame with injury following the calf pull in 2014 that ruined his and his fantasy football owners' stretch run.  With head coach Gary Kubiak saying Manning will sit if he is not 100 percent, count on Osweiler being in there for Week 11.  The Broncos have to get Manning as healthy as possible for the postseason as they can't rely on the green Osweiler no matter how strong his arm is.  Either way Manning should be dropped in all fomats.

-Just when Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford began finding his rythym in terms of production in Chip Kelly's offense, the always present injury bug struck again as he went down with both a shoulder injury and a concussion Sunday.  Mark Sanchez replaced Bradford and was up to his old turnover tricks again.  Don't count on seeing the brittle Bradford out there in Week 11 and honestly he was not worth using in anything but two QB formats anyway.  Sanchez put up solid fantasy football numbers down the stretch last season in place of Nick Foles but again you really should avoid him outside of two passer leagues.

-Ryan Matthews suffered his own concussion Sunday but his value has been limited all season in playing behind DeMarco Murray.  Murray has still playd well below his 2014 standards but he has been at his best the last five weeks.  At the very least this will give Murray even more work if Matthews has to sit.

-Victor Cruz never got onto the field this season as he finally relented to season-ending surgery on his calf.  First Cruz was recovering from last season's knee injury and than he suffered the calf strain during training camp that simply never healed.  It is likely he played his last game with the Giants as they will certainly cut him loose.  It was a short but quite productive run for Cruz with the Giants who gave the undrafted free agent out of UMASS his shot but the ending was shockingly bad.
 

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