Tennessee Titan’s wideout Kenny Britt doubled-down on despair Sunday. His injury came early in the game, so not only did fantasy owners rake in pocket lint from Britt’s performance, but they also found out the emerging receiver is out for four to eight weeks with a hamstring injury. It hasn’t been a good year for Rutgers alumni. Just ask Ray Rice.
With Britt hitting the skids for a month or so, you need a second wide receiver. With half of the season in the books, most of the big-name sleepers have found a home on your enemies’ rosters: the Bills’ Steve Johnson, the Broncos’ Jabbar Gaffney and the Bills’ other receiver, Lee Evans.
Where does that leave you? Hoping that there’s still one or two guys floating around that could shore up your second receiver slot.
The Patriots’ Brandon Tate had a breakout game Sunday against Minnesota, going for 101 yards and a score. His touchdown came on a 65-yard pass play, which is a positive sign for the Patriots passing game.
Tate could end up being the deep threat the Bradyites in Foxboro have been missing since the departure of Randall Moss. Tate is still on the board in 75 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Believe it or not, PPR sleeper sensation Danny Amendola is still available in 63 percent of Yahoo leagues. The Ricky Proehl-esque possession receiver has touchdowns in two consecutive games.
Jaguars receiver Mike Thomas is floating around in 80 percent of leagues, while Patriots Danny Woodhead carries a WR/RB tag in Yahoo leagues in is still available in 46 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Britt’s hammy injury was the marquee ailment for Week 8. Keep your eye out on the status of Bolts’ tight end Antonio Gates’ plantar fasciitis, Dallas tailback Felix Jones’ sore ankle and the minor swelling found in Cardinals running back Beanie Wells’ knee.
Written by James Duren exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com