Here are a few injury updates and other snippets from my 4th & Long column today in Sporting News' Fantasy Source...
Jamaal Charles (quad) is getting in limited practice reps, as you’d expect. But he’ll suit up and be the workhorse as usual on Sunday.
Arian Foster just ain't
right. Yet. Those of you that invested a first-round pick (a) better
hope his calf heals up quickly, and (b) better have Ben Tate in the wings.
Who could have possibly foreseen failure with Isaac Redman and Felix Jones as your primary RBs? Oh yeah, every fantasy football enthusiast!
Why was it so obvious to us, but not to Mike Tomlin? The situation
should improve, incrementally, with Jonathan Dwyer back in the fold. But
I’m still staying away from any Steeler back not named Bell or Bettis.
Keep an eye on Julio Jones’ knee, which is limiting him in practice this week. Matt Ryan can’t afford to have both his star wideouts limping around.
Larry Fitzgerald is listed as questionable with a bum hammy. Could go
down to a game-time decision. Better watch this one. My faith in
Carson Palmer this weekend would drop considerably if Fitz sits out (or
Jermichael Finley started
his season off well against the 49ers, but he emerged with a toe injury
that could affect his status on Sunday. Watch this one closely and make
sure you have a solid backup plan.