Jay Glazer reported on Twitter that RB Ryan Grant is done for the season.
This puts a huge dent in the Packers' 2010 season plans. It also negatively impacts a lot of fantasy managers' rosters, but there is still hope left.
This will obviously clear the way for backup running back Brandon Jackson in most league formats. As long as Jackson can be an effective back, Grant's injury could have minimal damage to the Packers’ offense.
Keep in mind that the Packers will more than likely not use him exclusively. RB/FB John Kuhn is also a nice waiver-wire option in standard leagues, as Kuhn will ultimately be used as a goal-line threat.
But if Jackson doesn’t come through, the Packers' passing attack stands to take a slight hit without a formidable back to set up the play-action or slow things down as a running back does.
It is now safe to drop Grant, pick up Jackson, and if you're bold enough, grab Kuhn and stash him. If you’re not sold on Kuhn just yet, you should at the very least put him on your watch list.
For all we know, Jackson could wind up taking a page out of Arian Foster’s Book.
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