The Training Table: PS Injury Notes W1
Week 1 of the 2013 preseason has finished up and we are starting to gain a little more knowledge about the teams and potential fantasy commodities. In the Training Table, I will be providing you with recent news and notes as it pertains to injuries all season here at PFF Fantasy.
Andre Ellington — Running Back
Injury Date: August 7, 2013 — Concussion
Fantasy Prognosis: Ellington has passed the necessary baseline tests and the Cards are going to work him back in slowly. He is not a person to target in redrafts leagues, but his situation must be monitored throughout the season as he may be a decent waiver wire pickup depending on Mendenhalls progress.
Rashard Mendenhall — Running Back
Injury Date: August 3, 2013 — Patellar tendonitis
Fantasy Prognosis: Mendenhall has had lingering issues with his knee since tearing his ACL late in the 2011 season. He has lingering tendonitis that should give Taylor an opportunity while Ellington also rests. Mendenhall is the expected starter when the regular season opens. At this point Mendenhall is listed as the primary running back and can currently be drafted in the middle of the sixth round. He is not a real exciting option, but someone to monitor during the preseason.
Ryan Williams — Running Back
Injury Date: August 3, 2013 — Knee injection
Fantasy Prognosis: Ryan Williams got a platelet rich plasma injection in his knee 10 days ago. The injection is a result of symptoms from his 2011 patellar tendon rupture. He has not had a chance to practice with the team and appears that he may miss all of the preseason. Williams is starting to draw comparisons to the often injured Chris “Beanie” Wells who was released by the Cardinals last season. Williams has a long road ahead and should not be drafted in redraft leagues until some positive news surfaces about him at practice.
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My fantasy prognosis is based on my 14 years as a sports medicine professional in athletic training covering arena football (Indianapolis Firebirds), college football (Indiana University), and high school football. I have dedicated much of my life to helping motivated athletes return from injury.