Many fantasy enthusiasts who picked at the top of the draft are facing a rather troubling dilemma with players like Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice, who have failed to produce points worthy of those picks. They were picked too high to bench, and they currently hold little to no trade value.
What is the only thing that could make this situation worse? Injuries.
Although, in MJD’s case, playing for the Jaguars with a quarterback like David Garrard would be the worst thing. But injuries would be a close second.
Rice had an MRI exam on Monday that revealed a ‘significant knee contusion,’ which could be really troubling, both for him and those of us who partake in this noble hobby. Raven coach John Harbaugh has long been a wild card for the fantasy enthusiasts, now we have to decipher Rice’s injury, too?
That sounds like a lot of fun. At some point you would rather they either just be hurt, or just play. Enough of the day-to-day stuff. Do you think I have the time to monitor your injury status all week? Well, I do, because it’s my job. But not the rest of you.
Those of you feeling the pinch really should take a look at the fantasy waiver wire this week, because BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Peyton Hillis are available in a lot of leagues.
Not that it will make the situation easier to stomach when you continue to start your studs and Green-Ellis and Hillis accumulate points on your bench. But still.
– Adam Rank