What a great week of sports its been. The Madison Bumgarners won a classic Game 7 to clinch their third World Series in five years over the perennial bottom-feeder Kansas City Royals, the NBA is back (!!!), and the fun continues in just a few short hours when we’ll get to witness Round 16 of the legendary Brady-Manning fight. Needless to say, I haven’t gotten much work done this week.
Neither have these guys who have spent the past week, and in some cases multiple weeks, nursing injuries and licking wounds. Luckily, there aren’t many of them this week. These are the names to keep an eye on heading into week 9 of the fantasy football season.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Green is still listed as questionable, but it looks like he should be a go on Sunday against the Jaguars. “If everything stays the way it is, he’ll play.” That was straight from Marvin Lewis’ mouth, so fantasy owners should feel comfortable putting him back in their lineups.
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Romo’s back sounds pretty effed up. ESPNDallas.com’s Todd Archer reports “two transverse process fractures in his back.” With Brandon Weeden performing pretty well when Romo left last week and the long-term risk Romo would face by playing through the injury, my money is on him sitting. Even if he does play, he’ll be a gametime decision, so make sure to have another option ready to go.
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Martin is highly unlikely to play this week against the Browns. Fantasy owners probably shouldn’t be playing Martin at this point anyways, as he has been highly ineffective.
Probable: Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals; Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals; Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore Ravens; Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos; Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans; Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans; Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts; Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs; Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles; Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Robert Griffin, QB, Washington Redskins
Out: Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals; Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns; Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos; Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants; Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers