FANTASY FOOTBALL IN-SEASON FEATURES

IDP Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 1
Steve Gallo
September 7, 2012
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Monday night players are listed in BLUE and their practice schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Team Pos Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Off
Inj
Playing
Status
BAL LB Courtney Upshaw shoulder F F     MNF Should be good to go, but risky fantasy option.
CAR LB Jon Beason thigh F F F P Expected to play, Solid LB2 option.
CHI LB Brian Urlacher knee F DNP F P The knee worries me, risky fantasy option in week 1.
CIN DE Carlos Dunlap knee DNP DNP     MNF Not expected to play.
CIN CB Dre Kirkpatrick knee DNP DNP   OUT MNF OUT
CIN CB Jason Allen quadricep DNP L     MNF Thin secondary gets thinner.
CLE LB James-Michael Johnson ribs, oblique DNP DNP DNP OUT Don't be surprised to see the un-suspended Scott Fujita play this week.
DET S Louis Delmas knee DNP DNP DNP D Unlikely to play.  Not a viable fantasy option this week.
DET CB Chris Houston ankle DNP DNP DNP D Ditto for Houston.
GBP DT BJ Raji ankle L L F P No fantasy value.
GBP CB Davon House shoulder L L L OUT OUT
HOU DE JJ Watt elbow F F F P Expected to play. Top 3 DL option this week.
HOU LB Brian Cushing ribs L L F P Expected to play, should be LB2 in week 1.
HOU LB Brooks Reed hip - L DNP Q To much risk to even play in big play scoring leagues.
IND LB Pat Angerer foot DNP DNP DNP OUT OUT Jerrell Freeman expected to start in place of Angerer.
IND CB Jerraud Powers knee F F F P Fantasy option in deeper leagues.
JAC DE Austen Lane foot DNP DNP DNP OUT OUT Andre Branch will see the field more in week 1.
JAC DE George Selvie knee DNP DNP DNP OUT OUT Jaguars thin on DL.
JAC CB Derek Cox hamstring L L L D Bench material in all leagues this week.
JAC LB Daryl Smith groin - DNP DNP OUT OUT Russell Allen a sneaky play in deeper leagues.
KCC S Kendrick Lewis shoulder DNP DNP DNP D Not a viable fantasy option in week 1, too risky.
KCC CB Brandon Flowers foot L L L Q Risky play due to injury.
KCC DE Allen Bailey ankle DNP DNP DNP D No fantasy value
KCC DT Anthony Toribio ankle DNP DNP DNP D Rookie Poe could get the start. No fantasy value.
KCC LB Jovan Belcher groin - DNP L Q No value in most leagues, risky start in deeper leagues.
KCC LB Derrick Johnson ankle L L L Q Monitor inactive reports on Sunday.  If he is active play him.
MIA LB Koa Misi back L L F P No fantasy value from the SLB spot.
MIA LB Jason Trusnik ankle L L F P I like him to have sneaky value in very deep leagues.
NEP S Patrick Chung shoulder F F F P Chung on the injury report, I'm shocked I tell you.  He is a safe play as a DB2 in week 1.
NOS CB Jabari Greer groin L L L Q Look elsewhere for fantasy help.
NOS LB Curtis Lofton ankle L F F Q Expected to start and play at MLB, but check inactive reports first. Does hold risk if played.
NOS LB David Hawthorne knee L F F Q See above.  Except expected to start at WLB.
NYJ DT Sione Pouha back L L L Q Blow to the Jets D if he can't play.
NYJ DE Mike Devito calf L L L Q No fantasy value.
NYJ S Laron Landry heel F DNP F P On the injury report again, risky fantasy option.  Think Yeremiah Bell out scores him.
NYJ LB David Harris ankle F F F P Not the fantasy option he once was.  LB3 value at best.
OAK DT Richard Seymour knee L       MNF
PHI S Nate Allen hamstring F F F P Expected to play.  Should be on fantasy benches this week.
PHI DT Fletcher Cox knee - L F P Risky fantasy option in DT mandatory leagues.
PHI DE Jason Babin calf F F F P Expected to play.  Start him with confidence.
PHI LB Jamar Chaney hamstring F F F P Expected to play.  Could play in nickel over DeMeco Ryans.
PIT S Ryan Clark - F F F OUT Out due to sickle cell trait.
PIT LB James Harrison knee L DNP DNP Q Risky fantasy option.  Monitor gameday inactives.
PIT LB Larry Foote ankle DNP F F P No fantasy value in 10-12 team leagues.
PIT DE Brett Keisel ankle F F F P Not a viable fantasy option.
SDC DT Antonio Garay ankle L       MNF Only a consideration in DT mandatory leagues.  Monitor injury report.
STL DT Michael Brockers ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT OUT 
TBB CB EJ Biggers foot L L L D No fantasy value.
TBB CB Anthony Gaitor hamstring L L L D No fantasy value.
TEN DT Sen'DerrickMarks knee DNP DNP DNP D No fantasy value.
TEN DT Jurrell Casey elbow F F F Q Only viable in DT mandatory leagues. Monitor inactives.
WAS S Brandon Meriweather knee DNP DNP DNP OUT OUT 2-4 weeks due to knee injury.
WAS LB Brian Orakpo chest F F F P Expected to play. Value only in big play leagues.
 
KEY  
DNP = Did Not Practice In Practice O = Out
L = Limited Participation in Practice D = Doubtful (Player has approximately 25% chance of playing)
F = Full Participation in Practice (only players on injury report) Q =Questionable (Player has approximately 50% chance of playing)
NC = Practice Not Complete P = Probable (Player is very likely to play in upcoming week)
* = Not Injury Related         PNC = Practice Not Complete IR = Injured Reserve


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