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Injury updates and more from SN column

Posted by Ladd Biro  November 10, 2012 10:28 PM

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Here are a few updates from yesterday's 4th & Long column on SportingNews.com:

Jake Locker is expected to return to the starting lineup on Sunday against Miami. I can't say that makes me feel any better or worse about his receivers, or the rest of his pitiful team.

At first, we were told that Darren Sproles could miss up to four weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Now, the team says he could be back as early as Sunday, though that appears to be wishful thinking more than anything. Look for a continued committee approach with Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram all doing just enough to make this a fantasy mess.

By now you believe me that the Cowboys can't run without DeMarco Murray, right? You're going to stop starting Felix Jones (knee) and wishing on a star, right? Murray won't play in Philly, but Week 11 remains a possibility.

Adrian Peterson missed Thursday's practice due to an illness. Obviously, that means you should bench him. (Note: The previous sentence is intended solely for Jason, my opponent this week. Everyone else, don't be ridiculous.)

It looks like Stevie Johnson is in no danger of missing Sunday's contest due to a thigh injury. He is back at practice and claims to be good to go.

I'm going to give Danny Amendola (clavicle) one more week to get in game shape before putting him back in my starting lineup. That decision has as much to do with concerns over his limited practice reps as it does with his opponent, the 49ers.

Owen Daniels is dealing with a hip pointer, and the mighty Bears await on Sunday night. He could come down to a game-time call, but given the injury and the opposition, you may be better served going with a safer option this week.

Get Aaron Hernandez (ankle) back in your lineup against the Bills.

Other updates from today: 

Percy Harvin is doubtful for Week 10.  Don't count on him.

Brandon Bolden has been suspended 4 weeks for using PEDs.  If you still have him on your roster, I'll first ask why?  Then tell you to punt him.

Darren McFadden already ruled out.

 

Originally published on the blog Fantasy Fools.

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Ladd Biro was named 2010 "Football Writer of the Year" by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Ladd's nationally syndicated columns have appeared in more than 20 publications -- including the Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Sun-Times and Sporting News magazine -- since 2003. During the NFL season, he can be heard nationwide on Sporting News Radio as host of the weekly "Fantasy Files" program, dispensing his unique blend of wit and wisdom. Since 2009, all his written fantasy content can be found on the Fantasy Fools blog.

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