Week One of the NFL is fast approaching and that means it is time to begin preparing fantasy football starting rosters for the first week of the fantasy football season. The quarterback position and running back positions can kill a fantasy football owner early in a season if one goes down or has a nagging injury. Always watch each teams website and follow the website Pro Football Talk as well as website NFL Injury Report.
Donovan McNabb Washington Redskins
McNabb has been sporting a wrap around his ankle for the last few weeks. Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan a noted enemy to every fantasy football owner is being coy about McNabb’s injury. Shanahan is floating the idea that McNabb may not play in Week One of the NFL season. Fantasy football owners should be very careful not to play McNabb in the first week just in case he is a late scratch.
Jason Campbell Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders are being optimistic of Campbell’s condition. He suffered a stinger in his shoulder but the serious issue was the injured wrist. Campbell will sit out Game Four of the NFL preseason and is expected to play. Most fantasy football owners have Campbell as a third QB at best so this is not a huge issue at this point in the season. Update: Jason Campbell was participating in drills Tuesday August 31st.
Derek Anderson Arizona Cardinals
Matt Leinert has finally exasperated Ken Whisenhunt and the beneficiaries will be the fantasy football owners that drafted Derek Anderson on a whim. Anderson is not going to throw for 300 yards every game but look for him to perform well against the worst teams in the NFL. Update: Ken Whisenhunt said the decision can be swayed by performances in the Thursday preseaon game in his appearance on the Dan Patrick Show this morning, August 31st. Update September 1st: Matt Leinert is on the trading block.
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears Jay Cutler made a not so nice comment about his defensive line after having to run for his life the first few NFL preseason games. Cutler talked to reporters assembled at a press conference following five sacks against the Raiders. “Clearly, that is too much,” he said. “It’s definitely not going to be acceptable.” It will be tough for Cutler to get through the entire NFL season unscathed if he has no confidence in his offensive line.
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Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguar, Maurice Jones-Drew is scaring the fantasy football owners that drafted him 3rd or higher in their fantasy football drafts. Jones-Drew is just getting some down time before the season starts. Owners should not worry.
Michael Bush Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders running back, Michael Bush is a number four or five back on most fantasy football teams and his injury should be monitored throughout the season. Bush’s jammed thumb could be a recurring and nagging injury that could lead to fumbles this season.
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Vincent Jackson San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers have had it with Vincent Jackson and have granted him permission to talk to other teams. The only problem is that no one is giving him much attention aside from the Seattle Seahawks and they look like they have given up also.
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
Larry Fitzgerald will get his touches and score his touchdowns. Don’t believe anything the so called fantasy football experts are saying about the lack of a quarterback. Look for Fitzgerald to put up 1,500 yards receiving and a minimum of 15 touchdowns.