Monday Fantasy Blitz: Rob Gronkowski, Hakeem Nicks, Michael Vick, Fred Jackson…
Monday’s top fantasy news…
– After a monster fantasy game Sunday, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a broken left forearm. His injury timetable is to return in 4-8 weeks, but recent reports are suggesting that he may return by week 14. We are skeptical that he will be able to play that soon, and there is no telling what kind of shape he will be in once he gets on the field.
– New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks says he is pretty close to 100 percent. He should be ready to go against Green Bay on Sunday.
– Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he expects running back Fred Jackson to be ready to practice on Wednesday. It would be hard to envision the Bills giving up on C.J. Spiller completely, so you may see both sharing time in the backfield.
– Michael Vick is improving from his concussion, but still has to pass all the tests. Head coach Andy Reid says that Vick will start if he is cleared to play. Either way the Eagles are in trouble.
– Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced that wide receiver Titus Young is suspended for week 12.
– Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich has two broken ribs. Leftwich won’t play week 12, and this could be the last time he plays in a Steelers uniform. Charlie Batch will likely get the start at quarterback until “Big Ben” returns.
– Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee has a torn right MCL and will be out for 6-8 weeks. This is a huge blow to the Denver Broncos.
– Chad Henne will start for the Jaguars week 12 over Blaine Gabbert. Why not? Henne looked like Dan Marino last week so he mind as well get another chance.