Let’s try to get through the top stories of the morning without tearing a groin. That seems to be going around this week.
Dancing Stevie feeling his injury. Bills receiver Stevie Johnson told reporters this week that he can feel his groin injury simply by walking, a sign that the injury could be getting worse and could lead to some missed playing time. That means there could be a big bump in playing time for Bills WR David Nelson who caught the winning pass against the Raiders in Week 2. Broncos WR Eddie Royal also has a groin injury, and the Denver Post is reporting that he could be held out until Week 7, meaning that Eric Decker is the pickup there. My suggestion would be to target Nelson first and then Decker, based on the quarterbacks and offensive system.
Reduced role for Hillis? Browns coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that he is looking to reduce the number of carries for Peyton Hillis, while getting Montario Hardesty into the mix. This is just bad news all-around — Hillis’ value takes a hit because of this, and Hardesty has no value and an increased role does nothing here. That’s just awesome.
Some more targets for Ochocinco: Well, let’s put this under the “believe it when we see it” file, but some reporters in Boston believe that Aaron Hernandez‘s injury could end up meaning more looks for Chad Ochocinco. Yeah, these same Boston reporters also feel that John Lackey can put it together for the Red Sox, too. Just kidding, nobody thinks that. Do not be in a rush to put Ochocinco back into your lineups, as he still looks to be the fourth option at best in New England right now, maybe even fifth. Take a pass.