Daily Haze: Steven Jackson, Ray Rice, Jahvid Best Injury Updates

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Daily Haze: Steven Jackson, Ray Rice, Jahvid Best Injury Updates
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Good turnout at the polls so far.

As of last night, 77 people have voted in our best fantasy football team name contest for the summer of 2010.

The poll will expire on Oct. 1 at midnight, so make sure to cast your vote before then.

Yesterday I mentioned a few injuries to some of the key running backs in the NFL, and I know fantasy owners are interested in the results of the battery of medical tests these players endured on Monday.

Steven Jackson [RB, Rams]

SJax left the game against the Redskins with a groin injury, and there were some grumblings that it could have been a major injury from the looks of it. However, Jackson indicated yesterday that it only is a strain of the muscle and not a tear. Good news for sure, but fantasy owners still need to monitor his status closely.

Kenneth Darby, who most likely is available on the waiver wire in all your leagues, is the name to know here.

Ray Rice [RB, Ravens]

There is no ligament damage to his injured knee, according to the team. Rice has a knee contusion, which essentially is just a fancy word for bruise. However, it is believed to be a major contusion that could keep him out of practice most of the week and puts his status for Week 4 in jeopardy.

If he does not play, Willis McGahee would get the call against the Steelers. Not a great matchup.

Jahvid Best [RB, Lions]

Best has what is being called a grade two case of turf toe. He is day-to-day. Best's hot start now has been thwarted by injury, and it is one that plagued the early part of Darren McFadden's career. If the Lions were smart, they would not rush Best back onto the field.

But I know that is not what Best's fantasy owners want to hear right now.

Here are today's great reads:

  • Speaking of running back and injuries...a must-read if you are familiar with the curse of 370, and what fantasy owner is not familiar with it by now? [The Big Lead]
  • If you started Peyton Hillis against the Ravens, congratulations. No one, and I mean no one, saw that coming against one of the stouter defenses in the NFL. It is going to be hard for him to lose this job after that showing and with Jerome Harrison banged up. [Roto Arcade]
  • As expected, Adrian Peterson had a huge day against Detroit. Everyone saw that coming. Unexpected fantasy football revelations this week? How about Anquan Boldin's three-touchdown performance? Or better yet, what about Michael Vick's four-touchdown day? [SI.com]
  • More Week 3 talk and waiver wire advice for the week ahead. Marshawn Lynch appears to have reclaimed the starting job in Buffalo. But for how long? And will he be traded by the deadline? Green Bay would be a nice landing spot for his services. Fantasy owners should add and stash Lynch this week. [National Football Post]

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