Thursday, November 9, 2017


Week 10 is upon us as the Seattle Seahawks get set to take on the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night but ongoing bye weeks and some notable injury question marks circling the top-end of the wide receiver hierarchy has many rosters in a state of flux as the playoff push begins.  Let's get to the latest:

Julio Jones:  Once again Atlanta Falcons ace wideout Julio Jones is a walking medical dictionary and like Ryan Braun in fantasy baseball, he is constantly in an injury-marred fog on a weekly basis.  This time around Jones is dealing with what is believed to be a dreaded high ankle sprain that kept him from practicing Wednesday.  Jones is no stranger to missing practice in his career as he seemingly deals with foot/leg ailments from the start of the year to the finish and his maddening lack of touchdowns further make owning him stressful.  While Jones is expected to suit up Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys, the fact he is hobbled once again as the stretch run begins is very disconcerting.  It is always something with the guy who is beginning to take on a whiff of being overrated given the lack of scores and constant injury worries.

Dez Bryant:  Opposing Jones for Sunday's Falcons-Cowboys game is Dez Bryant who himself is dealing with his own high ankle sprain.  Bryant also did not practice on Wednesday but he said after Week 9's game that the injury was not serious and that he would play Week 10.  We are a bit more worried about Bryant's status for Sunday then we are for Jones given his inability to play through some injuries in the past but at least for now the consensus is that he will be out there in an expected shootout.  At the very least, Terrance Williams needs to be added everywhere given the fact the speedster can perform like a WR 1 if Bryant sits out.

Chris Hogan:  Don't count on seeing New England Patriots wideout Chris Hogan on Sunday as he is still in a sling from the shoulder injury he suffered back in Week 8.  Hogan has been beat up a bit as he endures his first season as a starting wideout but it looks like Week 11 will have to be the next possible return date.  Meanwhile Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola will see an uptick in receptions from QB Tom Brady this week. 

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