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Fantasy Football...Week 7 Preview

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - As always lets start with some Fantasy Football News and Notes from around the league...

  • Stafford returning to practice this week
  • QB Bouman might start for Jaguars
  • V. Young could play vs. Eagles
  • Raiders may turn to Boller
  • Vernon's knee just bruised
  • Vick says he's not ready to return
  • Harbaugh kills McGahee trade rumors
  • J. Campbell has sprained knee
  • Chargers hopeful Gates can play
  • Kolb looking like starter in Week 7
  • Panthers will go back to QB Moore
  • Phi WR Jackson has severe concussion
  • Cooley suffers concussion in loss

Heading into Week 7...we felt it was important to bring you up to speed on certain players that are dealing with injuries...

Quarterbacks

Cowboy QB Tony Romo (hand) has been diagnosed with a bruised hand

Eagle QB Michael Vick (chest) he still doesn't have mobility in his upper chest and it doesn't make sense to rush back to play hurt

Jaguar QB David Garrard (head) suffered a concussion in the 1st half of Week Six  

Lion QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) he will practice this week and take his snaps with the first-team offense

Raider QB Jason Campbell (knee) has a sprain knee and his status for Week Seven is up in the air

Titan QB Vince Young (knee, ankle) was knocked out of Week Six after just 11 plays with a sprained knee and sprained ankle

**Running Backs

Buccaneer RBKareem Huggins** (knee) suffered a torn ACL on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season

Buccaneer RB Earnest Graham (hamstring) aggravated a previous injury during Sunday's loss to the Saints

Colt RB Joseph Addai (shoulder) has not had his injury diagnosed, but it doesn't appear to be a separation

Raider RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) intends to test his injured hamstring on Wednesday

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Bronco WR Eddie Royal (groin) was injured during Sunday's loss to the Jets

Cardinal WR Steve Breaston (knee) practiced on Monday with the Cardinals returning from their Week Six bye

The Chargers are "hopeful" that TE Antonio Gates (toe) will be available in Week Seven against the Patriots

Charger WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) is expected to miss the team's Week Seven game against the Patriots

Colt WR Pierre Garcon (finger) injured his finger in the first half on Sunday night

Cowboy WR Dez Bryant (ankle) was limited in Week Six after not practice in the days leading up to the game

Eagle WR DeSean Jackson (head) suffered a severe concussion on Sunday and HC Andy Reid said that it's a "real stretch" for the WR to be ready for the team's Week Seven game

49er TE Vernon Davis (knee) will undergo an MRI on the knee that he injured on Sunday

Jet TE Dustin Keller (wrist) underwent an MRI on his wrist after the team's Week Six game and tests revealed "nothing major"

Packer TE Jermichael Finley (knee) has been put on the IR officially ending his season

Panther WR Steve Smith (ankle) isn't expected to play in Week Seven as he continues to deal with his high-ankle sprain

Patriot WR Julian Edelman (head) was injured during Sunday's win over the Ravens

Redskin TE Chris Cooley (head) suffered a concussion in Week Six and didn't return

Viking WR Sidney Rice (hip) will not come off the PUP list this week

Kickers/Punters

Charger PK Nate Kaeding (groin) is not expected to be available for Week Seven

Giant PK Lawrence Tynes (ankle) is ready to return

With a number of players injured and 4 teams on a bye week (Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, and Cincinnati)...you may need to tap into your waiver wire. Here is a list of players you want to target:

Marshawn Lynch (RB, Sea)
Deion Branch (WR, Sea)
Kenny Britt (WR, Ten)
Mike Williams (WR, Sea)
Danario Alexander (WR, Stl)
Nate Burleson (WR, Det)
Deon Butler (WR, Sea)
Matthew Stafford (QB, Det)
Owen Daniels (TE, Hou)
Jason Avant (WR, Phi)
Donald Brown (RB, Ind)
Danny Woodhead (RB, NE)
Chris Ivory (RB, NO)
Patrick Crayton (WR, SD)
Buster Davis (WR, SD)
Mike Hart (RB, Ind)
LeGarrette Blount (RB, TB)
Brandon Gibson (WR, Stl)

Fantasy Football Leagues are always fun when the TRADING MARKET is active...here is a list of players we recommend you trade for and trade away:

Players to Trade For:

Joe Flacco (QB, Bal) – He's been a little inconsistent, but things could be getting more consistent with a favorable schedule upcoming. And at some point, they may get WR Donte Stallworth back, which would help a lot and give them the breakaway speed they need

Steven Jackson (RB, Stl) – Rams are moving the ball and getting into the red zone, which was a huge problem for Jackson before. He's healthy, and his schedule looks great, so he could be a major key to fantasy championships this year

Ryan Mathews (RB, SD) – The good news for Mathews, is that he started the game, and he was clearly the featured back for the Chargers. If healthy, there is absolutely not question his value is going to rise in the coming weeks, so he's still a good buy-low guy.

Michael Turner (RB, Atl) – His schedule from Week Eleven on looks fantastic (Stl, GB, TB, Car, Sea, and NO), so he's someone to seriously consider for the playoff push

Jahvid Best (RB, Det) – concerned with the lingering turf toe issues, but he is showing toughness playing through them, and with QB Matthew Stafford back, the offense should be more explosive, which helps Best

Brandon Lloyd (WR, Den) – Lloyd has been the Broncos' top target, and if you need WR help, he's a guy to target if he's available

Hakeem Nicks (WR, NYG) – Any chance to buy low with this guy might be a good opportunity - on the heels of his quiet game

Santonio Holmes (WR, NYJ) – he could easily heat up with more time in the offense and a schedule that looks fantastic on paper

Miles Austin (WR, Dal) – his value might be down a little. If there's ever a time to inquire about this stud, it's now

Dallas Clark (TE, Ind) – With top TEs dropping like flies, Clark is now standing out as possibly the #1 guy the rest of the way, especially with what looks like a great schedule

Zach Miller (TE, Oak) – If there's a chance a Miller owner is panicking, go get him now because he's the real deal, as long as you have patience to wait for Gradkowski to come back

Players to Trade:

Joseph Addai (RB, Ind) – The Colts are very quiet about injuries, but his shoulder deal from Sunday night looked nasty

Darren McFadden (RB, Oak) – He's still not healthy, and even when he is, it would appear as if Michael Bush has carved a significant role
Dwayne Bowe (WR, KC) – You feel good about his mini-run if you need him, and you start him if you need him. But if you don't exactly need him, he's someone to consider moving

Wes Welker (WR, NE) – Is it time to bail on Welker? No, not at all. But if you need to improve elsewhere, there's a chance Welker won't be irreplaceable for the remainder of the season

Tony Gonzalez (TE, Atl) – Gonzalez is without a doubt involved but to say he hasn't lost a step is probably a little bit optimistic

We will be back Friday with our Studs, Duds, and Sleeper picks for Week 7... stay tuned!


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