Fantasy Football Adds & Drops

Quick Injury Updates

Here are some of the impact fantasy football players that are dealing with some sort of injury at this point of the season. Keep this list in mind as you continue on your quest to fantasy football glory.

Willis McGahee (torn MCL) will miss 6-8 weeks.
Rob Gronkowski (broken forearm) has had surgery and will miss 4-6 weeks.
Alex Smith (concussion) may be available Week 12.
Mike Vick (concussion) status is uncertain.
Jay Cutler (concussion) should start Week 12 against Minnesota.
Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) will miss at least 1 more week and maybe more.
Byron Leftwich (ribs) is unlikely to play this week.
Fred Jackson (concussion) is on track to play Week 12 at Indianapolis.
DeMarco Murray (foot) is unlikely to play Thursday against the Redskins.
Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is also unlikely to play this week.
Greg Jennings (groin) status uncertain moving forward. 
Darren Sproles (hand) could return this week against the 49ers.
Pierre Garcon (foot) could see an increase in his playing time this Thursday.

New Starters

Chad Henne named starting QB over injured Gabbert.
If Roethlisberger and Leftwich are both out the Steelers will turn to Charlie Batch.

After Monday night's performance Colin Kaepernick will be on a lot of fantasy football watch lists. If you own any of the above quarterbacks I would give the Nevada-Reno Wolfpack product a look. He showed everyone why the 49ers were smart to move up in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft to take him 36th overall.

Don't forget he was the first player in NCAA history to throw for 10,000 yards and rush for 4,000 more in his college career.

Here's my advice, if Alex Smith continues to miss time Kaepernick is a must own QB. If you own a Vick, Big Ben or a second-tier QB you should pick him up. I'm always asked about picking up a QB to block other teams from claiming him, which is a good strategy only if you aren't dropping anyone with value or upside. I think Kaepernick is a good pick up but you will not win a fantasy championship with him as your starting QB.

Adds & Drops


Carson Palmer OAK
Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF
Ronnie Hillman DEN
Jonathan Dwyer PIT
Marcel Reece OAK 
Danny Amendola STL
Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK
Cecil Shorts JAC
Greg Olsen CAR
Scott Chandler BUF
Denver Broncos D/ST



Mike Vick ATL
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
Willis McGahee DEN
DeAngelo Williams CAR
Isaac Redman PIT
Greg Jennings GB
Titus Young DET
Robert Meachem SD
Brent Celek PHI
Martellus Bennett NYG
New York Giants D/ST

If you have any questions about your Week 12 lineup post them in the comment section below or find me on Twitter @Awies28

Alex Wiesner
November 19th, 2012


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