Benn, Alexander suffer ACL injuries

Tuesday was a rough day for wideouts and ACLs.

San Diego’s Danario Alexander and Philadelphia’s Arrelious Benn both suffered ACL injuries. While the Eagles have announced that Benn will be out for the year, the Chargers have not said the same about Alexander, although it seems extremely unlikely he’ll return to action any time soon.

Alexander improved his total receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in each of his first three years in the league. San Diego’s coaching staff had good reason to be optimistic that he could emerge as a solid contributing starter this season. Now, they’re left in the same position they were before Alexander arrived — hoping to find another diamond in the rough. Malcom Floyd┬áis a veteran who has a number of years under his belt, although he never once totaled 1,000 yards in any season of his career. The rest of San Diego’s wideouts are less than exciting from a fantasy perspective. It will help to see who Philip Rivers may target as preseason rolls on.

Benn, on the other hand, has had knee issues throughout his career going back to his time at Illinois. He landed in Philly after two uneventful seasons with the Buccaneers and, with Jeremy Maclin also done for the year, would have had a great chance to earn a spot as a reliable starter. Instead, the Eagles don’t really have a true No. 1 on the roster. DeSean Jackson‘s numbers have declined quite a bit in recent seasons, and none of their other WRs seem capable of producing big numbers regularly. Your best bet may be to wait and see if anyone besides Jackson or Riley Cooper can emerge as a regular receiving threat, then hope to beat your league mates to the waiver wire and claim him before they do.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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