Jackson considered ‘week to week’: In a fantasy football world where featured running backs are slightly more common than airborne swine, learning that Steven Jackson could miss the next two to four weeks with a thigh injury is hard news to take. Yet, that’s the news that NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport is delivering. The immediate move for fantasy owners is to chase Jacquizz Rodgers, but he won’t provide the same level of production you were hoping to get with Jackson — especially not with Jason Snelling lurking in the rotation as well.
Cowboys want to run more: Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says his team needs to run the football more. We’ve heard that before. It seems to be the refrain of 95 percent of the coaches around the league. While DeMarco Murray owners the world over would welcome that change, color us skeptical until it actually happens. Through the first two weeks of the season, NFL offenses are throwing the ball 61 percent of the time, compared to 58 percent through the same point in 2012. With a dearth of quality running backs around the NFL (see above), any rusher who can earn a bulk of his team’s work — and be effective — is going to earn plaudits from fantasy owners.
Britt benched in Week 2: The Tennessee Titans have been pretty run-heavy so far this year, which isn’t working out so well for Kenny Britt. Also not working out well for Britt? Blocking. The veteran wideout was benched for part of Sunday’s loss to Houston because of a poor approach to blocking. This was a make-or-break season for Britt in multiple respects; first, it’s a contract year. Second, Britt has been on the verge of breaking out for fantasy owners for a number of seasons. With teams throwing the ball like crazy so far this season, there are plenty of better receiving options out there. It’s more than OK to now give up on Kenny Britt as a legitimate contributor to your team.
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