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Friday, September 16, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL FRIDAY INJURY WATCH: JAMAAL CHARLES OUT AGAIN, DEMARYUIS THOMAS SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO

Friday is always the big day when it comes to injuries and their impact on the following Sunday's fantasy football slate.  Already with one game in the bank, there are more than a few items worth mentioning in order for your to help craft your lineups.

-Officially designated as questionable, Denver Broncos wideout Demaryuis Thomas seems ready to give it a go in a great matchup versus the awful Indianapolis Colts secondary.  Thomas took part in parts of practice on Friday but still is feeling discomfort in the hip he injured in the previous Thursday's opener.  There is risk here just like there was with those who started Sammy Watkins last night and we all know how that turned out.  Like with Watkins who actually didn't finish the game, Thomas could also come out early due to a hit on the hip or something else.  Again the matchup is swell which makes us lean toward starting Thomas but if you have a top backup, I would go the conservative route. 

-Russell Wilson is 100 percent going to start this week and his status was never in doubt after he suffered an ankle injury last Sunday.  His play was erratic against the Miami Dolphins but Wilson should get back on track against a Los Angeles Rams defense that somehow made Blaine Gabbert look competent. 

-Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles it likely going to be out for a second straight week and that means Week 1 MVP Spencer Ware will dominate touches.  However don't automatically assume another blockbuster game as the K.C. line is in shambles and will be without two starting guards against a fierce Houston Texans defense.  Of course I would start Ware but he could be more RB 2 in production then RB 1.  Also as far as Charles is concerned, if you are an owner you got to hope Ware has a dud which could prompt Andy Reid to give the veteran his job back. 

-Almost no chance New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski goes on Sunday as he has done next-to-nothing in practice this week and Bill Belichick has always been big on practice time being a must to play.  Martellus Bennett would get the start again and despite a quiet Week 1, would be a decent tight end play. 

-Both Julio Jones and Mohamud Sanu have gutted it out in practice this week despite knee/ankle/foot injuries but both are expected to play on the road versus the Oakland Raiders.  Jones of course is a must start but a hobbled Sanu should be benched. 


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