Factoring in his age and injury history, Carson Palmer may be finished
Carson Palmer – The season and perhaps the career of Carson Palmer may have come to a end during Week 10 against the Rams when the soon-to-be 35-year-old quarterback suffered a torn left ACL. Palmer is fresh off signing a lucrative 3-year extension that guaranteed him $10.5 million for next year. Factoring in his age and injury history, Palmer is facing a steep uphill climb to be ready for next season.
Cam Newton – If you couldn’t tell from watching last night’s game, Cam Newton is NOT moving very well. His left ankle surgery over the summer is starting to cause some real concern for his “right” foot. Apparently his right foot is having a problem compensating for his left ankle issue. He’s not likely to miss any time with this foot problem, but his lack of mobility has been a killer for fantasy owners.
Allen Robinson – The Jaguars have reported that the team’s star rookie receiver Allen Robinson is DONE for the season with a broken foot. The team is reporting that he suffered a stress fracture and will not play again this year.
Brandon Marshall – Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was forced out of Sunday night’s game against the Packers with a left ankle injury. He got tangled up on the sideline during the 4th quarter and limped off the field. The good news is that this is not the same ankle injury that hampered Marshall through the beginning of the season and he should be fine for the Bears Week 11 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Sammy Watkins – Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins actually managed to play during Week 10 against Kansas City, but didn’t do fantasy owners any favors finishing with just four catches for 27 yards. Watkins saw 10 targets come his way, but he was clearly not moving well with his nagging groin issue. He has a quick turnaround this week as the Bills travel to Miami on Thursday night to take on a fearsome Dolphins defense.
Ronnie Hillman – There’s been rampant speculation about the sprained right foot of Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman. Hillman injured the foot on Sunday against the Raiders and according to Coach John Fox is listed as day-to-day. In a separate report, the Denver Post said Hillman could miss up to two weeks. We will know more if and when Hillman returns to practice this week. After Hillman left the game, C.J. Anderson came in and rocked the house in Oakland piling up 163 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. It appears that when Peyton Manning is your quarterback, it become much easier to run the ball in the NFL.
Reggie Bush – On Sunday we reported with limited confidence that Lions running back Reggie Bush was healthy again and ready to resume his regular duties in Detroit. That lasted a grand total of FIVE CARRIES before Bush reinjured, re-tweaked or did whatever he did to his bum right ankle. He didn’t leave the field, but was basically done for the day. The Lions head to Arizona in Week 11 to take on the crushing Cardinals run defense and Bush should not be in fantasy lineups.
Lamar Miller – Questionable (Thursday Night) Apparently the Dolphins are very concerned about the condition of Lamar Miller’s shoulder and are not confident that he will be on the field for Thursday night’s home game against the hard-hitting Bills. Miller played only 11 snaps during Week 10 and the Dolphins have gone so far as to sign up LaMichael James off of the team’s practice squad. If you own Miller, keep him on the bench Thursday night.
Arian Foster – Arian Foster is still dealing with a groin issue, but is expected to be in the mix for the Texans Week 11 road matchup against the surprise first place Cleveland Browns. Foster is listed as day-to-day, but fantasy owners need to keep track of him and how he practices this week. If Foster is limited, have Alfred Blue ready to go against a comical Browns run defense.
Peyton Hillis – Giants 3rd down back Peyton Hillis suffered a concussion during Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. There’s no word yet on his Week 11 playing status.
Delanie Walker – It was a scary moment this weekend when Delanie Walker took a crushing midfield hit from Ravens rookie Terrence Brooks. Walker was out before he hit the ground and was motionless for several tense minutes. Walker was able to leave the playing field under his own power before being taken to the locker room. He is currently being treated for a concussion.