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Injury Spin Cycle: Kenny Britt Could Miss Up to 8 Weeks

Nov 4, 2010 – 12:30 PM
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Kenny Britt injuryJust as we were handing Kenny Britt a few mid-season awards, it appears that he likely won't be counted on for the next 6-8 weeks after reportedly tearing his hamstring. Britt not only has been one of the top waiver wire adds this season, but he also had one of the best single-game performances of the year in Week 7 -- seven receptions for 225 yards and three touchdowns.

Six weeks would take Britt into Week 15 against Houston. The problem is, you are either in your fantasy football semi-finals at that point or you're making up for lost time with your kids. If you find yourself chasing a playoff spot you might want to drop Britt. It seems that the Titans aren't banking on Britt being back sooner than later, which is why they more than likely added Randy Moss. This could be good news for Moss owners as well as those of you who are strong enough to stomach Nate Washington. The shame is that the Titans play Houston twice, Jacksonville, and Washington in the coming weeks. Three teams who are among the worst against the pass. Washington might actually be a nice add with a schedule like that.
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Running Back

Beanie Wells, Cardinals - Wells is suffering for a sore knee and was limited in practice on Wednesday. He is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. LaRod Stephens-Howling could be a nice sleeper add if Wells can't go. He actually had more carries than Tim Hightower last week, including a trip to the end zone.

Felix Jones, Cowboys - Jones missed practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. There is a very good chance he'll sit on Sunday which makes Tashard Choice a nice flex option. We should know more Thursday afternoon, but it might be wise to pick up Choice just in case.

Wide Receiver

Austin Collie, Colts - After having thumb surgery a few weeks ago, Collie is back at practice for the Colts. He remains limited, but there is an outside chance he can play on Sunday. It's worth following since the Colts are racking up the injuries and could really use another playmaker out there.

Sidney Rice, Vikings - Rice returned to practice and by all accounts is likely to play in Week 10. If for some reason he's still on your waiver wires now is the time to pick him up. When healthy, Rice remains as the top receiving target for Brett Favre, especially now with Randy Moss in Tennessee.

Tight End

Antonio Gates, Chargers - It appears that Gates tore his plantar fascia in his right foot last weekend. This injury seems to be more common in the NBA, in which we saw a record number of players miss time with a injured plantar fascia last season, and for those of you who are familiar with the injury you know that it takes a few weeks, at the very least, to heal. I think you have to assume that Gates won't play on Sunday. I would look at a hot add like Jacob Tamme as a short-term replacement.
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