Falling fast: Green Bay Packers wideout Greg Jennings was forced to leave the “Desperation Bowl” Sunday after re-injuring his groin. For fantasy owners, the prospect of benching Jennings until he proves he is back to form has become a reality.
Aside from the Week 2 matchup which he originally missed fully because of the injury, Jennings has yet to post more than 6.90 fantasy points in a game. In contrast, Week 5 waiver wire target James Jones has posted two games of 14-plus fantasy points, and has totaled 37.10 points compared to Jennings’ meager 13.80 points thus far. It’s time to bench him and jump on the Jones-wagon.
Copycat: San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner made his best Mike Shanahan impression on Sunday, starting Jackie Battle in place of incumbent Ryan Mathews. The decision was clearly the correct one, given Battle totaled 81 total yards and two touchdowns. However, Turner did indicate he has not lost confidence in Mathews and plans on keeping him atop the depth chart. The problem for fantasy owners is this could become a timeshare between the two backs, especially if Mathews’ fumbling issues continue. Between Mathews’ play and injury history, owners should expect a bumpy ride from the Fresno State product.
Comeback trail: Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson finally made his presence known after a 141-yard rushing effort. He was leaned on heavily once Jake Locker exited the game with injury, and though things could change once Locker returns, it was exactly what the doctor ordered for CJ2K. Having a solid performance against a top-rated defense was sure to get his confidence back, so expect to see better results moving forward. The speedy back faces the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts his next two games, each ranked no better than 23rd against the run and allowing an average of 131 yards or more per game.
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