Someone forgot to tell Ahmad Bradshaw Halloween was Monday, not Thursday.
In trick-or-treat fashion. Bradshaw’s fantasy owners got slapped in the face with a nasty little trick on Thursday. Bradshaw may — or may not, there are contrary reports — have a cracked bone in his foot that may — or may not, again, contrary reports — require surgery. He could be out several weeks, or he could be out one week, or he could even be a game-time decision for this Sunday.
In other words, no one has any idea what this really means for Bradshaw. But it certainly is unsettling from a fantasy football standpoint.
Owners of Brandon Jacobs should have him at the ready on Sunday. The Giants get the Patriots in what should be a game that showcases the talents of the scoreboard operator. In deeper leagues, D.J. Ware is worth a look. And if Bradshaw’s prognosis is the worst case scenario, Da’Rel Scott is a name to know.
Injuries of Note
Other than Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks also is banged up with a hamstring injury. Came at the worst possible time, teams can throw on the Pats … Sam Bradford continues to improve. He did more in practice Thursday and is looking more and more likely to play … Darren McFadden looks like a no-go for this weekend. Michael Bush time! … Willis McGahee returned to practice this week but still could be a week or two away … Peyton Hillis also got back to practice Thursday … The Texans are playing it safe with Andre Johnson. Might be out through the Week 11 bye … Kevin Kolb‘s status continues to get worse and he probably will not play, but Larry Fitzgerald still is an OK start with bad QBs … Chris Ivory could get more PT again this week. Looks like Mark Ingram will miss his second consecutive game … There are reports that Philip Rivers may be playing with a chest injury. Nothing has been substantiated, but it would explain his awful play of late.
Victor Cruz v. Patriots
LeGarrette Blount v. Saints
Eli Manning v. Patriots
Brandon Lloyd v. Cardinals
Ryan Fitzpatrick v. Jets
Rashard Mendenhall v. Ravens
DeMarco Murray v. Seahawks
Chris Johnson v. Bengals
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