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November 6, 2010 9:13 AM

Fantasy Football Week Nine Injuries to Watch

deion branch.jpgWhen compared to my previous injury lists, the Week Nine Injury Report has a different look. Instead of every other player being listed as questionable, there has been a slew of names under the doubtful category heading into the weekend. 

Who am I referring to?  Should you be concerned about any of your fantasy starters? 

And remember, for all those owners who like to simply skim through an article, be sure to note the bold and italicized portion of each description, as this note shows the players' status for the upcoming week.

DeAngelo Williams (RB) (CAR) (DOUBT)- I have five words to say to Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams:  Worst...second...round...pick...ever (And don't jump on me for grabbing him in the second round. I know I'm not the only one who did.)  Seriously, though, could Williams be having a worse season for the Panthers right now? Let's run by his numbers. So far in 2010, Williams has rushed 87 times for 361 yards, a TD and a fumble. This production is currently occurring on an offense that has no passing game, as QBs Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen have both had playing time over the first eight weeks of the year. Now, being that I'm not the closest Carolina follower, I cannot point out what the problem is. All I know is this: Williams better start producing. 

My wish doesn't seem like it will be coming true anytime soon, though, as he has also been hit with the injury bug. As of now, Williams is being listed as doubtful for the team's matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. With this pleasant news, I once again have an excuse to have him ride the bench.  o what about his backup Jonathan Stewart? Is he a reliable fantasy starter? If you mean 64 rushes for 178 yards, a TD and a fumble (Wow...this RB core is terrible this year. My guess is that it's the O-line), then no, he is not. It's a good thing I grabbed Darren McFadden late in my draft...

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