Happy Tuesday morning to you. Here is a look at some of today’s top fantasy stories.
McGahee wants to return: The Denver Post is reporting that Willis McGahee wants to play this week against the Raiders, despite a broken hand. McGahee labeled his status as “day to day” but we are talking about playing with a broken hand — which is rather important to running backs. But you hear this from players all the time. Didn’t ‘Dre Johnson call himself a quick healer when he went down with a hamstring injury? Unless this turns into a “South Park” episode where McGahee finds some miracle cure, then it is highly doubtful that he would return to face the Raiders this week.
#Shanahanigans: Our Steve Wyche reported the Redskins have claimed Tashard Choice off waivers, though the running back is not expected to play this week. Which of course means that Choice will end up getting the most touches this week, right? Right? Not that it will matter, the Redskins are playing the 49ers which means that you should sit every Redskins running back. Well, you should be doing that anyway. But now, more than ever, you should be sitting your Redskins running backs. In fact, it’s time we outlaw Redskins running backs from fantasy football.
More Chargers running backs injured: Stop me if you have heard this one before, but Ryan Mathews is injured. No, it’s true. With Mike Tolbert out, Mathews was getting the majority of the attempts vs. the Chiefs, but had to leave the game with a groin injury. And then backup Curtis Brinkley got into the mix before he suffered a concussion. Wait, so is there any healthy running back for the Chargers? Is Jacob Hester going to get a start? Oh yeah, he was hurt, too. The situation is rather murky right now. This will be something that we keep tabs on this week as the Chargers are set to play host to the Packers.
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