A lot has happened over the course of the week in the injury category as injuries to big names such as Jermichael Finley, Sam Bradford, Jay Cutler, Doug Martin, Reggie Wayne amd Nick Foles meaning you could be looking for a pickup for week 8 and beyond. There is some hope for you, though as a few possible “key players” are returning.
Jarrett Boyken (WR/GB): Boyken recorded 10 catches for 100 yds and a TD last week as he received more looks from Aaron Rodgers after the injury to Finley. Even when the receiving corps was healthy, he still recorded 6 receptions.
Terrance Williams (WR/Dal): Williams has seen an increase in production over the last four games as he has 19 catches for 320 yds and 3 TD in that span. With Miles Austin being banged up and limited, Williams is a good WR2 pickup.
Darius Heyward-Bey (WR/Ind): With the season-ending injury to Reggie Wayne, Heyward-Bey should be put into the #2 WR slot behind T.Y. Hilton. Look for TE, Coby Fleener to see increased looks as well.
Percy Harvin (WR/Sea): Harvin is practicing with the Seahawks this week and looks to take the field for the first time this season after having hip surgery in August.
Jonathan Stewart (RB/Car): Stewart looks to return to action next week which should help a Carolina offense that is looking like it has found it’s stride.
Harry Douglass (WR/Atl): Douglass looks to be Julio Jones’s replacement as the big-play receiver for the Falcons. He recorded 149 yds receiving last week against Tampa Bay.
Roy Helu (RB/Was): Helu was a redzone stud last week as he scored 3 times in a come-from-behind victory over the Bears. He is a solid #2 running back in Washington as he has recorded 7+ points in his last 3 games as Washington’s #2.
Chris Ivory (RB/NYJ): Ivory broke out last week against New England as he ran 34 times (!) for 104 yards. It was the first time he has surpassed 50 yards all season. With a tough one coming against Cincinnati this week, look for this play to be only in an emergency situation.
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