Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Aaron Rodgers, Andre Brown, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Brandon Jacobs, David Wilson, Dennis Johnson, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Matt Flynn, Michael Cox, New York Giants, Peyton Hillis, Scott Tolzien, Seneca Wallace
Flynn, Young could be options for GB: Aaron Rodgers is expected to be on the shelf for some time and Seneca Wallace did little to inspire confidence. That means the Packers are likely in the market for a new signal-caller. There has been some talk that Matt Flynn could make a return to Green Bay. However, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport suspects the team will promote Scott Tolzien from the practice squad. The injury leaves plenty of fantasy owners with questions — many of which Adam Rank tackled nicely in this week’s Monday Nightmare.
Tate plans to play Week 10: Despite dealing with four broken ribs, Houston Texans running back Ben Tate says he plans to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Tate had a fairly productive Week 9 against Indianapolis, running the ball 22 times for 81 yards while trying to manage the pain. His availability becomes even more important if Arian Foster‘s back continues to act up. If Foster isn’t able to go, it could be worth picking up Dennis Johnson off the waiver wire — even if this week’s matchup isn’t favorable.
Giants unsure of Wilson’s return: The running back situation for the Giants continues to be messy. David Wilson is improving from the herniated disc he suffered, but the team isn’t certain when he’ll be back in action. In the meantime, Andre Brown appears closer to getting back on the field and could enter a rotation that already features Brandon Jacobs, Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox. What happens here is anyone’s guess. Regardless, the Giants face a Raider defense that is middle-of-the-road when it comes to stopping fantasy backs.
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