Sunday, August 29, 2010

Preseason Week 3 updates

Lots of leagues (including one of mine) are drafting today/tonight, so here are a few critical updates you need to know:

Michael Bush broke his thumb yesterday. No official word yet, but he could miss a game or two in the regular season. Too bad McFadden looks awful...this could be the opening he was looking for.

Joseph Addai is not expected to miss any time with a concussion, and DeSean Jackson's neck injury appears to be minor. The team even announced that he'll be returning punts again this season, which should be good for another special teams bonus TD or two.

Jason Campbell suffered a stinger in this weekend's game, but I'd be surprised if that keeps him down long. That said, don't bother with him in most fantasy formats.

You should know by now that Sidney Rice is out for at least half the season, and Donnie Avery is out the entire season. Bernard Berrian could be a nice sleeper pick, and Greg Camarillo was busy in his first action with Favre the other night.

Brian Hartline, one of my sleeper picks, left Friday's game with a hip injury. Again, no official word as of this writing, but I wouldn't bother using a late-round flier on him at this point, until we know the extent of the injury. Davone Bess' stock improves if Hartline misses any regular season action.

Meanwhile, two of my other sleeper picks -- Arian Foster and Jacoby Jones -- looked outstanding against the Cowboys last night. As did CJ Spiller for the Bills, and the Bucs' Mike Williams. I'm just sayin'...

The Jets cut Laveranues Coles and the Bengals released Antonio Bryant. They shouldn't have been on your draft board anyway.

After looking great a week ago, Matt Forte notched six yards in three carries on Saturday. I'm not touching that guy, and I suggest you don't either (unless you're in one of my leagues). That's why I named Chester Taylor a sleeper as well.

Beanie Wells was also substantially outplayed by Tim Hightower, so think twice before using a 2nd or 3rd rounder on Wells.

Happy drafting!


  1. Hey Ladd,

    Thanks for the updates, do you have any info as to the opening day status of Knowshon Moreno and his injury? Web reports say he'll be fine by the first game, but should I drop a player and grab L White?

  2. Anonymous,

    Reports are conflicting about Moreno for Week 1, but I wouldn't bother with LenDale in the interim. If anyone, Buckhalter is probably the better handcuff. Even so, you should have another RB on your current roster you can plug in in a pinch. Don't sweat it just yet.

  3. Anonymous,

    By the way, just remembered: LenDale is suspended for the first 4 games of the season!