Here is a quick look at some of the biggest fantasy stories after a wonderful (for some) Week 1.
Moreno injures hamstring: Well the gimpy hamstring of Knowshon Moreno is replacing Fred Taylor‘s troublesome groin as the bane of the fantasy football injury report. Seriously, he hurt his hamstring again? The Broncos already said they were going to play the “hot hand” at running back this season, but now it looks like Willis McGahee could be in line for more attempts … which is just wonderful. (Yes, I was being facetious.) Further exacerbating the situation, WR Brandon Lloyd was added to the injury list after tweaking his groin. Both players will undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday.
Jones-Drew already upset with play-calling: Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew had a pretty favorable stat line for fantasy players, but he said he could do so much more. And that is all we, as fantasy enthusiasts, are asking for. Jones-Drew said, according to the Florida Times-Union, “Last year, I played on one leg; now I have two. I feel like [I’m] being monitored, if that seems more of precaution, that’s (something) we don’t need to do. That was the coach’s decision. They made it and I had to abide by it. We talked about it and they know I’m very unhappy about that. Every player on this team wants to play and I feel like I had more in the tank.”
Tough matchup against the Jets this week, but we should see more MJD.
No Westbrook in Miami: The Dolphins worked out Brian Westbrook on Tuesday, but he left town without a contract. That’s good news for people relying on Reggie Bush. Well, except for the Dolphins. The knock against Bush is that he was rather unspectacular against the Patriots for most of the game but scored a garbage-time touchdown late. But guess what, the garbage-time touchdowns in fantasy count just as much as any other touchdown. And remember as our Michael Fabiano wrote in his FPA ratings, the Dolphins face a soft schedule this season and games like this from Bush will become customary.