The quarterback position in football is the most important position in the NFL. In fantasy football the loss of a quarterback can be devastating and starting a quarterback that does not play could end a season. Rumors are rampant on regarding some of the top quarterbacks and some rumors will be dispelled by Friday afternoon. The key is to check the injury reports up until game time and watch the NFL Network and ESPN.
Drew Brees: New Orleans Saints (Fracture & torn Meniscus?)
According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting Drew Brees injuries of a fracture in his knee and torn meniscus are false. The radio station WISP reported the injury earlier today but Drew Brees and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton have debunked the report. Start Brees, he will post big fantasy football numbers.
Brett Favre: Minnesota Vikings (Knee, Foot, Ankle and Chin)
If Brett Favre wasn’t regretting coming back before last weekend he must be now. Favre left on a stretcher in the fetal position during the Minnesota Vikings loss to the New England Patriots. Favre’s ankle did not look as if it had slowed him down but the hit that did knock out Favre did look similar to a concussion. Favre is practicing but he does not crack the top 25 among fantasy football quarterbacks. Bench him this weekend for fantasy football.
Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers (Ankle)
Aaron Rodgers sustained an ankle injury in his game against the New York Jets but he played after the injury and is practiced Thursday. It will take more to knock out Rodgers. Start Rodgers in every fantasy football team.
Carson Palmer: Cincinnati Bengals (Hip)
Carson Palmer and his Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend and it is a guarantee that he will have more than a hip injury once this game has witnessed the final gun. Sit Carson Palmer in every fantasy football league he may not make it out of this game.
Donovan McNabb: Washington Redskins (Hamstring)
Mike Shanahan not only punished Donovan McNabb for staying away from practice during the week he punished his team by sitting McNabb in the final drive of the Washington Redskins loss last weekend. The excuse given by Shanahan was muddled and lame and it speaks to the fact that the rift between Shanahan and McNabb may be larger than first thought. Be careful if starting McNabb this week in fantasy football.
Tom Brady: New England Patriots (Shoulder)
Since Tom Brady has been New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichik’s starting quarterback he has reported him with a right shoulder injury. It is a long running joke that was old the first year Belichik started it. Start Tom Brady this week in fantasy football.
Alex Smith: San Francisco 49ers (Shoulder)
Anyone that is holding onto Alex Smith, the injured San Francisco 49ers QB, through his injury must in a 12 man fantasy football league or they are not paying attention to their team. Cut Alex Smith.
Shaun Hill: Detroit Lions (Left Forearm)
Matt Stafford, the Detroit Lions starting quarterback is back in the line up and now Shaun Hill is beginning to practice. If possible keep Hill on the fantasy football roster on injury reserve if playing in a 12 man league, cut him in ten man leagues.
Matt Hasselbeck: Seattle Seahawks (Concussion)
Today the Seattle Seahawks announced Matt Hasselbeck will be out for the game against the New York Giants with a concussion. Charlie Whitehurst will get the start. Place Hasselbeck on injured reserve on the fantasy football roster and cut him if in an eight man fantasy football league.
Tony Romo: Dallas Cowboys (Left Shoulder)
Tony Romo will possibly be out for the season. If things get sticky in the bye weeks it may be a good decision to cut Romo. If he does heal fast and the Dallas Cowboys are out of contention he will not play. Cut Tony Romo unless he is going to be saved as a keeper on the fantasy football team.
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