Jennings finished for regular season: After leaving Sunday’s game with a knee injury, Packers WR Greg Jennings is expected to miss the next 2 to 3 weeks. While Green Bay hopes Jennings can return for the playoffs, that does nothing for you, dear fantasy owner. With an embarrassment of riches in the pass-catching department (TE Ryan Taylor caught a TD pass Sunday, for goodness’ sake), there are plenty of solid options on the Packer roster — notably WR Donald Driver or WR James Jones. Next up for the Pack is a Chiefs team potentially in disarray after the firing of coach Todd Haley. Kansas City has been pretty good at clamping down on fantasy receivers. Then again, with the way Green Bay has rolled so far this year, you’d be a little crazy not to start them anyway.
Hasselbeck day-to-day: Filling in for injured Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck, rookie Jake Locker acquitted himself well, scoring 24.88 fantasy points in the loss to the Saints. With Tennessee set to visit Indianapolis and the woeful Colts defense, it’s a nice matchup for whichever signal-caller answers the bell for coach Mike Munchak. Right now, with Hasselbeck listed as day-to-day, the Titans seem to be leaning toward starting the veteran in Week 15. If you’re looking for playoff help at the quarterback spot, keep an eye on this situation. The QB that starts, could be the QB you grab off the waiver wire.
Murray done for the year: The rookie season for Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray appears over after suffering a fractured ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Giants. That opens the door for Felix Jones to regain his spot as Dallas’ top RB. Jones’ fantasy production has left a lot to be desired this season, but he did provide reason for optimism by rushing for 106 yards after Murray exited. Another reason for optimism? How ’bout matchups against the Bucs and Eagles in the next two weeks? Both teams are in the bottom 10in the NFL when it comes to stopping fantasy running backs, making Murray a pretty good option for teams in need of an RB.
– Marcas Grant