NFL fantasy football: Amendola to have shoulder examined

Amendola to have CT scan: The St. Louis Rams earned a big win on Thursday night, but might have suffered a big loss after receiver Danny Amendola left the game with a reported shoulder injury. The fear is that Amendola has a broken collarbone, which could end his season. The team remains hopeful that it’s not quite so serious. Regardless, it appears that Sam Bradford’s top target will be out of action for a significant amount of time. That likely puts Brandon Gibson  in the spotlight in St. Louis’ passing game. It’s a big responsibility for the fourth-year receiver who’s never had more than 620 receiving yards in a season. He’s worth a pick-up, but he’s better stashed on your bench until we see how much he’s ready to take the mantle of a No. 1 wideout.

Julio Jones “ready to go”: After downplaying a hand injury suffered in Week 3, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he’s “ready to go” for Sunday’s contest against the Washington Redskins. More of a concern for fantasy owners is the fact that Jones has failed to score more than three fantasy points in two of his past three games. The second-year pass-catcher blamed last week’s one-catch, 30-yard performance on the Carolina Panthers secondary greeting him with double-teams. As a result, it was a big day for Roddy White. That’s been part of the reason neither White and Jones have yet to explode in the same game. It also poses an interesting pick-your-poison dilemma for the woebegone Redskins back four. It’s a fantastic matchup for the Dirty Birds’ high flyers. Both White and Jones are must-starts this week.

Britt still limited: It’s been a frustrating year for Kenny Britt. The Tennessee Titans receiver missed the first game of the season due to a suspension. Since then, he’s been hampered by injuries. A bum ankle kept him out of last week’s loss to the Houston Texans and it doesn’t appear to be improving this week, according to head coach Mike Munchak. This week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t the best matchup for Britt, but with Matt Hasselbeck taking over under center for the injured Jake Locker, it seemed like an opportunity for the Rutgers product to get untracked. In the meantime, it’s best to leave Britt on the bench until he gets healthy.

— Marcas Grant
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