Fantasy owners lose Jeremy Shockey

Jeremy Shockey will undergo sports hernia surgery and is expected to miss the next three-to-six weeks.

He has reportedly dealt with the ailment for weeks and aggravated it during Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. Shockey’s absence hurts countless fantasy teams and further dilutes what has become an inconsistent position.

In fact, it’s become hard for owners to trust any tight end not named Jason Witten.

Antonio Gates hasn’t been spectacular in his return from foot surgery, Tony Gonzalez has Tyler Thigpen under center in Kansas City and Kellen Winslow is still looking to score his first touchdown on a disappointing Cleveland team.

The replacement for Shockey, Billy Miller, won’t offer much help either. The veteran once had some fantasy value in Houston, but he’s worth little more than a reserve role in most formats.

With Shockey on the sidelines, Drew Brees will now be without his two top options in the passing game. Marques Colston is out a few more weeks with an injured thumb, so the veteran quarterback is lacking for reliable options.

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