Adam Rank | Tags: Arian Foster, Arizona Cardinals, Beanie Wells, Chris Cooley, Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden, Derek Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Joseph Addai, Knowshon Moreno, LeSean McCoy, Michael Bush, Mike Bell, Tim Hightower
Anxiety Friday is here. The day when injury reports are turned in and we get a better feel for the players who will or will not make an impact over the weekend.
The biggest news, of course, is that Cardinals RB Beanie Wells is listed as questionable with a sore knee. Good news for those savvy owners who passed on Wells and instead landed Tim Hightower later in drafts. Obviously true No. 1 runners do not come along very often, and many do not have a favorable matchup like St. Louis. Still, the offensive line was shuffled and Derek Anderson is the quarterback. But I would likely start Hightower if I had him. Now, I would not start him over, you know, Chris Johnson. Or even Arian Foster for that matter. But I would start him over Joseph Addai, LeSean McCoy or Knowshon Moreno.
Addai became less attractive to me because Jeff Saturday is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Texans. And even though Moreno is probable with a hamstring injury, it is a hamstring injury. That thing could flare up quickly. No chance. And McCoy could end up losing goal-line carries to Mike Bell.
We can talk about this more on Sunday during our Fantasy Live chat. The only troubling part is that Arizona is playing a 1 p.m. game. This would be a lot easier if the Cardinals game was one of the many 10 a.m. games.
A few more notable injuries, Redskins QB Donovan McNabb is listed as questionable. The only thing questionable is his ability to play in big games. Just kidding. But McNabb will play and Chris Cooley — I am telling you — he will go nuts.
And Raiders RB Michael Bush is questionable. Watch Darren McFadden make a fool out of me. But I say I will believe it when I see it.
– Adam Rank