Chris Cooley Headed For IR: Fred Davis Fantasy Stock On The Rise

Wayne MakelaContributor INovember 24, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Chris Cooley #47 of the Washington Redskins walks on crutches before the game against the Denver Broncos at FedExField on November 15, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won 27-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Washington Redskins injured tight end Chris Cooley admitted on a radio show recently that he's likely done for the season .

Nothing is official and no reports have been made regarding his injury , but Cooley remains in a walking boot and is still more than a week away from a possible return.

Cooley apparently made comments suggesting that his season could be over, and with the Redskins playing for little else other than pride at just 3-7, it wouldn't make much sense to rush him back this season.

Fantasy Perspective: This is bad news for Chris Cooley owners that were holding out hope and didn't swing a trade for a full-time replacement. The possibility of Cooley going on IR becomes more likely with every day that he doesn't practice, and with the solid play of Fred Davis, the Redskins are likely to be tempted to sit Cooley and see what their other young tight end has to offer.

Davis hasn't dazzled, but did catch seven passes and a touchdown in relief of Cooley when the Redskins star tight end initially went down with his injury.

If Davis isn't a top selection in fantasy owner's minds, then exploring other options with more potential might be more appealing.

The Houston Texans began the transition from Owen Daniels (also on IR) in Week 11, as James Casey caught two passes for 33 yards, his second catch being a 32-yarder on Monday night.

Casey provides great hands, athleticism, and playmaking ability to the position, and could be a nice pick-up if you are in desperation mode in an attempt to fill the tight end slot in your lineup.

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