Fantasy Football Week 7: Dallas Clark Out for Season and Other Injury Reports

TheFantasyFix.comAnalyst IOctober 23, 2010

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 12:  Tight end Dallas Clark #44 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against DeMeco Ryans #59 of the Houston Texans during the NFL season opener at Reliant Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Welcome everyone to the Week 7 Indianapolis Colts All-Star Injury Report. With injuries to key players come fantasy owners scrambling for pickups and waiting to see what replacements can do in their absence. Let's start with a sad one...Dallas Clark.


TE: Dallas Clark/Chris Cooley

The verdict came on Dallas Clark today, and it certainly wasn't what owners and fans were hoping for. Peyton Manning will be without the league's top receiving TE for the rest of the season (queue sad music). The Colt's do have backup rookie Brody Eldridge and just re-signed Gijon Robinson. But until we see how that pans out, it's safer to go with another team's TE.

In that same game, Chris Cooley went down with a concussion.  He returned to finish the game.  Cooley is listed as questionable but is expected to start.

There aren’t many good options out there, my friends.  Some of the widely available tight ends in leagues are Cleveland’s Benjamin Watson (34 percent), Cincinnati’s Jermaine Gresham (26 percent), and the Dolphins’ Anthony Fasano (11 percent).

Watson takes a slight edge over Gresham here, but he has a bye after this game, which throws a nice monkey wrench in any fantasy owner's plans.

RB: Joseph Addai

The Colts are thin in the running game, but thankfully they have a bye week. According to the Indianapolis Star, Addai was quoted as saying his shoulder is "just dead and needs to wake up." Not exactly encouraging news.

Donald Brown, if healthy, would be a better pickup than Mike Hart, but Brown missed Wednesday's practice. With a bye week, Brown may have enough time to get back into the swing of things, so keep a close eye on him.

Alternatively, Cadillac Williams is only owned in about half of fantasy leagues at this point. Although he's been a huge disappointment, he is clearly the No. 1 RB in Tampa Bay. Last week against the Saints, he may have only rushed for 18 yards, but he caught seven catches for 63 yards.  In a PPR league that adds up quick.

WR: Desean Jackson/Austin Collie

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