Daily Haze: DeSean Jackson, Antonio Gates and Other Injury Updates

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Daily Haze: DeSean Jackson, Antonio Gates and Other Injury Updates
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I covered several Week 6 injuries in yesterday’s Monday Morning Rehab, but there were so many it deserved another post.

Just a day later, at that.

Of all the injuries suffered this week in the NFL, none looked worse than the concussion DeSean Jackson suffered. You can see the video here, if you dare. His injury and that one suffered by Antonio Gates are two of the more devastating fantasy football injuries from Sunday’s action.

DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles

It sounds more and more likely that Jackson will not only miss Week 7 but also several weeks after that.

His status is week-to-week at the moment.

Fantasy owners who need a spot starter could pick up Jason Avant of the Eagles, who will step into Jackson’s starting spot.

Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers

Gates is day-to-day but was unable to put any pressure on his leg after the loss to the Rams yesterday. He was wearing a walking boot.

The Chargers are hopeful that he can start this weekend, but I have serious doubts considering Gates’ condition after Sunday’s game.

JerMichael Finley, TE, Packers

Finley was placed on injured reserve by the Green Bay Packers, ending his promising 2010 fantasy football campaign.

He should have no trouble being healthy for the start of the 2011 season. Obviously, he can be dropped in all redraft formats right now.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions

Finally, some good news on the injury front.

The Lions announced yesterday that Stafford will resume his starting spot after the team’s Week 7 bye.

Stafford now has two weeks to get back in rhythm with the explosive Lions offense.

Here are today’s great reads:

  • Fantasy football notes and observations from all of the Week 6 action. Dwayne Bowe finally broke through with a 100-yard, two-touchdown performance. I, like many other fantasy owners, had him on the bench. If he can keep up some level of consistency, Bowe could make for a nice WR2 option the rest of the season. Sell high could be in order, too. [National Football Post]
  • Several big story lines from the past weekend, headlined by the return of Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. Big Ben posted 250+ and three scores in his first game back with the Steelers. Sure, it was at home against the Browns but it still looked good. Just keep him out of the bars… [SI.com]
  • I was going to post this on The Hazean’s Facebook page but opted to put it here instead. Chalk one up to laziness. Anyway, this is an interesting technique for learning how to quickly process the football in the air. I just hope those port-a-potties are clean. [Shutdown Corner]


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