Fantasy football owners have been making a mad dash over the past 48 hours to update themselves on which players still have a huge question mark hanging over their heads, and today, I would like to quickly run through some of those players for you all.
Remember a few things about how to negotiate injury news in fantasy football before continuing:
- Wednesday’s practice is usually not as vigorous as Thursday’s practice. This is especially important, because a team could hold a player out Wednesday for precautionary reasons, only to give him a full workout the next day. The norm is, if a player does BOTH days, his chances of starting are pretty high.
- While injury reports are updated daily, the official injury report doesn’t have to be filed until after 5PM on Friday—per NFL rules—and Saturday for games being played on Monday night.
- Despite an official report, each team still reserves the right to reverse said injury status, and they have up until one hour before game time to do so. In other words, if Percy Harvin (ribs) is listed as questionable at 10am Sunday, the Vikings have up until 12pm to change that status.
OK, now that we have some additional understanding, let’s take a look at what’s going on.