Nobody knows: The word on Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is that he has a plantar plate tear in his right foot. “We don’t know what’s going to happen with Pierre,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “I’m taking this day-by-day, listen to the doctors, see what they recommend, and obviously I’m not going to force somebody to play if the doctors don’t think he is ready or Pierre doesn’t feel like he’s ready.” In other words, you could or could not have seen the last of your production from the wideout in fantasy land. When you combine the fact the Redskins have a Week 10 bye and the likelihood Garcon does not play this week, it means owners only have potentially four games to get something out of him. Unless you have an IR designation, consider looking for other options if you are in the middle of the pack and fighting to earn a playoff spot. You need the points more than the potential.
No cheese: Another player who has disappointed this season is Green Bay Packers wideout Greg Jennings. His nagging groin injury could be more serious than originally thought. Speaking on Sirius XM Radio with Adam Schein on Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he met with Jennings on Thursday morning. “Greg Jennings is going through the options, surgery is one,” McCarthy said. With the emergence of Randall Cobb and James Jones, don’t expect the Packers to rush Jennings back to action. The result could be he doesn’t return until the NFL playoffs, which won’t help you in the fantasy playoffs. Monitor the situation closely, but evaluate your options on the waiver wire and make a move if he decides to go under the knife.
UPDATE: Jennings has announced he will have surgery, no timetable has been given on when he will be able to return.
Trusting Trent: Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson returned to practice on Wednesday after being benched for the second-half of his Week 7 matchup against the Colts. While all signs point to go this week, fantasy owners might still want to weigh their options. Richardson has admittedly not been 100% this season, and he will be facing a Chargers defense which ranks second against the run. The unit has allowed just two rushing scores this season and no more than 57 yards rushing their last two games. Coming off a bye week to prepare, don’t be surprised if Richardson has another bad performance.
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