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Fast Healers? - Any value on waivers? (1 Viewer)

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There's some injured players out there that I will be returning to the starting lineup in the next few weeks. Several of them have some great upsides and are still sitting in waivers in a few leagues. What do you think of these players ability to do well coming back?

1. Jerry Porter (WR/JAX) - hamstring. Still listed a WR1 in FBG's depth chart.

2. Deion Branch (WR/SEA) - knee. Still listed a WR1 in FBG's depth chart. Solid Offense with good QB.

3. Bobby Engram (WR/SEA) - cracked bone in shoulder. Will get targets with Seattle and Hasselbeck.

4. Maurice Morris (RB/SEA) - sprained knee. RBBC with J.Jones?

Who else is out there?

On another note, but I don't want to start another thread...How are some of you sharks handling the early season injuries and what are the stories out there? In one league, no sooner did I praise one owner's draft strategy of picking T.Brady as his sole QB and loading up with RBs, and now he has to start a waiver QB (B.Griese, Orton or Collins). He's still 2-0 but you have to wonder how long his run will last.

 
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There's some injured players out there that I will be returning to the starting lineup in the next few weeks. Several of them have some great upsides and are still sitting in waivers in a few leagues. What do you think of these players ability to do well coming back?1. Jerry Porter (WR/JAX) - hamstring. Still listed a WR1 in FBG's depth chart.2. Deion Branch (WR/SEA) - knee. Still listed a WR1 in FBG's depth chart. Solid Offense with good QB.3. Bobby Engram (WR/SEA) - cracked bone in shoulder. Will get targets with Seattle and Hasselbeck.4. Maurice Morris (RB/SEA) - sprained knee. RBBC with J.Jones?Who else is out there?On another note, but I don't want to start another thread...How are some of you sharks handling the early season injuries and what are the stories out there? In one league, no sooner did I praise one owner's draft strategy of picking T.Brady as his sole QB and loading up with RBs, and now he has to start a waiver QB (B.Griese, Orton or Collins). He's still 2-0 but you have to wonder how long his run will last.
1. I's stay away from Jax offensive players that do not get paid to run the ball.2. See #3.3. I'd have to think that Engram would be the best multi-league pick up. Branch would only be PPR valuable (most likely) so he'd be decent, but Engram was pretty close to a #1 last year and in PPR he was a monster.4. I never thought I'd say this but I don't think JJ is that bad. He'd have to get hurt to make MoMo much more than an injury handcuff.Just my opinion though.
 
Did Mookie Blaylock (great name) just quote that? In the first reply? ;)

Engram would be my pick, but he's not as available.

Porter could be a nice surprise. They want something from him and he's capable. They might have to pass more anyway. I'm considering it.

Branch, I think he's coming back too early, don't trust it.

Morris? RBBC

I'd throw James Jones in there. Considering it.

Was warming up to Bryant, but now, not so much.

Henry's another one. Possible.

 
I drafted Porter late & have held onto him. I'll give him a week or 2 & if he doesn't produce I'll look at what WRs are on the WW. I say Porter out of this list based on upside

 
Went into every draft planning to come away with 2-3 of these guys in every draft. All 12 team PPR leagues with 20 rosters.

Assuming PPR I'd rate them this way:

1. Engram- #1 or at worse a solid #2 WR last year. His injury to me is the least concerning. Should be targeted heavily when he returns in week 5. Just hope he can stay healthy when he gets back.

2. Porter- Signed to be the #1 guy and should be soon but might need a few weeks to get acclimated. Matt Jones is among the league leaders in targets and I think Porter can supplant him in that role.

3. Curtis- I think the best player in this group but out the longest. Still don't expect him to play or be 100% until after the bye. I think Desean Jackson helps him. I don't want to say Curtis can't be a real NFL #1 WR when he just put up almost 1,200 yards his first year in that role but I think he's better suited to be being a #2 or #1A.

3. Henry- No injury concerns for him and the Bengals need him but will probably be inconsistent unless TJ or Chad get injured.

4. Branch- If he can get any separation he should get plenty of targets but just so hard to see how a WR who relies on his quickness can be overly effective just 8-9 months after ACL surgery. Of all the players in this list he will have the hardest time coming back this season from his injury/suspension.

5. Morris- RBBC at absolute best but if JJ keeps it up he might be no more than a JJ handcuff.

 
"Fast healer" should never be mentioned in the same breath as Deion Branch. Or, really, any of the players on that list.

 
"Fast healer" should never be mentioned in the same breath as Deion Branch. Or, really, any of the players on that list.
probably right, but I meant to write it as a question, can these guys produce FF-wise right after returning from injury? Is it me, or does it seem like there's a higher number of injuries (mostly minor injuries but still threatening to affect their FF performance) this early in the season? I mean, like A.Peterson's hamstring, LT's toe, S.Rice, B.Berrien, R.Grant, L.Maroney, J.Galloway, etc.
 

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