Key injuries have been creating even more havoc with IDP lineups, and it’s only Week Five. Maybe having too many fantasy football teams skews my viewpoint, but it seems to me that football injuries are as bad this season as they have been in recent memory.
Let’s hope you weren’t in my position, having to scramble for a substitute for DL stud Mathias Kiwanuka after he woke up one morning to discover a bulging disc in his neck, or faced with lineup choices between Roman Harper and Oshiomogho Atogwe.
At least there will never be a shortage of men who want to play pro football, meaning there’s always someone else you can get onto your fantasy roster.
Taylor Mays, 49ers – Well, that was fast. Michael Lewis went from starter one week to free agent the next. Mays is ready to play. He made his debut last week with nine solos and two assists. Go get him now and keep him on your dynasty roster for a very long time.
Jonathan Goff, Giants – The Giants defense is capable of games like we saw on Sunday night against Chicago, but they won’t be happening every week. I would not advise going out to add every DT that suits up for New York, but what we saw from Goff – five tackles, five assists and half-a-sack – is sustainable. With Justin Tuck taking over the hybrid OLB role from Kiwanuka, we saw more tackling lanes open up for Goff...