It feels a little dirty giving you more football on a day when we didn’t publish baseball — making it back-to-back-to-back footballs — but there was some huge news in fantasy football today.
Injury news to be precise. In fact, wide receivers are dropping like flies. And one rookie running back also suffered a knee injury. Those of you in keeper/dynasty leagues should not be amused.
We don’t pretend to be a news site — we don’t have the resources at this time — but when the breaking news emails are getting dumped by the bucketload we can’t ignore it.
DeSean Jackson and Percy Harvin were both carted off the practice field today and both Marques Colston and Robert Meachem were placed on the PUP list. The injured rookie running back is Montario Hardesty.
Harvin’s injury was not discernible by the Vikings beat writer on site. You may know more even by the time you read this. (Update us in the comments, please.) Harvin does have a history of migraines/injuries dating to his days at the University of Florida.
Jackson was carted off with a back injury. As with Harvin, we’ll determine a timeframe on his return when we know the severity of the injury. But if it is anything severe, a lingering back injury could seriously slow down the speedy D-Jax.
Colston had offseason arthroscopic knee surgery. How it — especially knee surgery — was kept under the radar until now is beyond me. … And it caught all of the experts in the breaking news emails off guard too. It’s probably only minor, but it’s worth noting that he’s not yet well enough to participate in drills.
Meachem had toe surgery in May. I’ll echo the sentiments from DraftSharks: If he is not on the field for the first preseason game break out the concern.
Add these injuries to the news about Dez Bryant from yesterday, and we’ve got the potential for a heaping pile of mess at WR this season. All five of those players should be drafted as fantasy starters in 14-team leagues.
The injury to Hardesty is a twisted knee. Surgery won’t be necessary, but it will cost him a couple weeks. Is that enough time for Jerome Harrison to make a strong case to be the starting running back in Cleveland?