Tyson Q's FFC: Injury Updates

Nothing can prove to be more frustrating than starting an injured player. Only three weeks into the season and already teams are plagued with wounded athletes. Fantasy squads across the country are also feeling the same despair. This week Tyson Q's Fantasy Football Corner brings the latest injury list news and discusses players to avoid.

Mike Bell RB:

After virtually stealing all the carries from Reggie Bush, Bell was a great sleeper pick up in most leagues. Bell leaped into the top RB mix with an impressive 28 carry, 143 yard performance to kick off the season. He was in the middle of a repeat performance last week, when a knee sprain sent him to the sidelines. Hopes were high for a quick return, after he told reporters that he felt he could have returned. That came crashing down shortly afterwards, when Bell received the dreaded "out" designation for the week. With the high powered Saints offense building huge leads and Reggie Bush looking more and more like a bust, Bell could be the steal of the year. Sadly for his owners, proving that concept will have to wait until further notice.

Percy Harvin WR:

Harvin has been a quiet contributor this season. While his receiving yards are not off the charts, he has been the recipient of two touchdown passes. The added bonus of return yards also makes Harvin a solid pick up. This week his status is up in the air due to persistent migraine headaches.

Coaches have decided to make Harvin a game time decision. Usually players who receive game-time decision tags are incredibly frustrating for owners. Harvin fits this stereotype perfectly. Owners with comparable options to replace Harvin should do so without hesitation. If the decision is between Harvin and the fourth receiver for the Seahawks, gamble on the fact that Harvin's headaches will disappear come game time.

Brian Westbrook RB:

The oft-injured Westbrook is at it again, this time with an ankle sprain. In the past, Westbrook has been known for his ability to succeed without practicing throughout the week. Andy Reid has made the decision to list Westbrook as questionable for Week 3. He has not practiced all week and will undoubtedly be a game time decision.

Westbrook is a great start if he makes it to the field completely healthy, as the Chiefs' defense surrendered nearly 200 yards on the ground against Baltimore. Last week they held the Raiders to 67 yards on the ground. That would normally be impressive, but obviously, it's the Raiders. Bottom line: Westbrook is a gamer who has played through injuries in the past. However, it is early in the season, and the Chiefs are clearly the weaker squad. Westbrook will most likely play in the game, but see limited action.

Questions or Comments? Contact Tyson Qualls at tysonqfantasyfootball@gmail.com

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