Injury concerns for 49ers’ Davis, Redskins’ Cooley

The 2010 season started with high fantasy expectations over a number of tight ends. Suddenly, that talent pool is taking a beating like a quarterback for the Bears.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley was officially put on the IR on Monday, snuffing out all hope for fantasy enthusiasts who had been unable to pull the trigger and release him (Hey, I am with you on that one).

Redskins TE Chris Cooley is going to see a specialist because of a concussion and will be evaluated in the coming days.

And 49ers coach Mike Singletary revealed Monday that TE Vernon Davis will get an MRI exam on his injured knee. That’s the same knee Davis injured scoring a touchdown against the Raiders.

It looks like tight ends will be pretty active on the waiver wire again, just like last week. Redskins TE Fred Davis is the head of the class, at least as long as Cooley is out of action. Considering the track record of concussion injuries this year, plan for Cooley to miss Week 7.

Steelers TE Heath Miller is available in more than 60 percent of leagues and should see his value increase thanks to the return of Ben Roethlisberger. Browns TE Benjamin Watson is also a great choice. Well, at least until he gets injured again. Just kidding. Watson is good, but man, he does disappoint a lot, right?

Adam Rank

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