Jarrett Boykin's Fantasy Reaction After James Jones and Randall Cobb Injuries
Jones went down with a leg injury in the Green Bay Packers' Week 6 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, via ESPN's John Clayton:
James Jones of Packers suffered a leg injury. Waiting for update— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) October 13, 2013
To make matters worse, Randall Cobb suffered a leg injury as well after getting hit low by Matt Elam, via the Green Bay Packers on Twitter:
WR Cobb takes low hit and is down after catch in red zone. #GBvsBAL— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 13, 2013
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne reported Cobb headed to the locker room on a cart:
Randall Cobb being carted to the locker room right now. #packers— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 13, 2013
As the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause points out, that leaves only two healthy receivers for the Packers.
With Cobb getting carted off field late in first half, #Packers are down to 2 healthy WRs: Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin.— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) October 13, 2013
Just because the opening is there for Jarrett Boykin doesn't mean you should immediately pick him up on the waiver wire, though. Jordy Nelson will remain the No. 1 option in the passing game. Plus, you have to wonder if Boykin is good enough to become a steady contributor. In the first half, he had no receptions despite seeing five targets.
He did manage to record a 43-yard reception with his lone target in the second half.
Mike McCarthy may also choose to rely more and more on the running game, as well. Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin may get additional carries, keeping the ball away from Aaron Rodgers and the passing game.
You'll want to give it some time to see whether Boykin can become a viable fantasy football option. At this time, however, it's best to steer clear and take a wait-and-see approach.
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