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DFS Injury Zone Week 12

by Jake Davidow
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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Full disclosure from week 11


Let’s take a quick look at the players we called out last week to see how they performed to keep us honest. Week 11 we got 4 out of 5 over valued players right. We are now at 37 out of 49 on the year so far.



Sam Bradford ($7,000)


Did not play



Marshawn Lynch ($8,100)


Did not play



TJ Yeldon ($6,400) – 9.4 FDP


Yeldon was held to an abysmal 9.4 Fanduel points in a short week playing against the Titans. He possibly could have returned value if he had been given the two goal line carries that were handed to Denard Robinson but that was not the case. On the positive side he suffered no setbacks, got 10 days to rest and looked pretty explosive throughout the game so he should be good to go this weekend.



Emmanuel Sanders ($7,600)


Did not play



Demarco Murray ($7,600) – 9.1 FDP


Meh. With reports surfacing from Philadelphia of the front office getting sick of Chip Kelly, if anyone has owned Murray this season you’re probably getting sick of him too. Sproles got the touchdown and provided the spark out of the backfield for the Eagles and not Murray who once again disappointed in a cake matchup.




Questionable players for week 12


Tyrod Taylor ($7,300)


Taylor seemed to hurt his shoulder or collarbone on Monday night against the Patriots. It looked like EJ Manuel was preparing to enter the game but he was able to see it through. Reports point to Tyrod being able to suit up but in a matchup with the red hot Kansas City Chiefs D with Tyrod not being at 100% you’re going to need to find QB help elsewhere.



Charcandrick West ($6,900)


The Charcnado came to a screeching halt in what was a cake matchup with the league’s worst run D in the San Diego Chargers. He burnt many (yours truly included) and it was Spencer Ware’s time to shine as he went out and did what we all expected from West. We don’t have any practice notes this week and Andy Reid is cagey at best about his player’s status, but with Kansas City in the mix for a wildcard spot he might be tempted to split the load with Ware who showed what he can do when given the opportunity.


Other options at his price include Chris Johnson ($6,800) @ SF, Latavius Murray ($6,600) @ Ten and TJ Yeldon ($6,500) @ SD.



Frank Gore ($6,400)


Gore was seen limping badly on the sideline. He is expected to play but Bradshaw has dusted off any rust after missing the better part of a year of football and scored two touchdowns in last week’s win. With a gimpy Gore, Bradshaw on the up and a Colts team that is surprisingly in line for a wildcard berth expect his carries to be scaled back against the Bucs.



Emmanuel Sanders ($7,500)


Apparently Sanders is dealing with a high ankle sprain he suffered in week 9. He was supposed to play in week 11 but didn’t look right in pregame workouts and so was held out of the match. If it is a true high ankle sprain then he is not going to be much if any use to anyone on Sunday. Recovery time for a high ankle sprain is usually in the realm of 4 – 6 weeks. If this did actually occur in week 9 then he is 3 weeks removed and unlikely to be able to play even close to full speed. It’s also worth noting that players who have tried to play through high ankle sprains are guys like Roddy White and Calvin Johnson, both of those players were duds on the field during that time and both of those players needed to miss extended periods of time afterwards.



Danny Amendola ($6,100)


Amendola left in the third quarter against the Bills with a sprained knee. The Patriots are notorious for fudging their injury reports but this has the looks and sounds of an MCL sprain that Amendola might try play through. Amendola has a very lengthy injury history and is a player to avoid at less than 100%.



Michael Floyd ($6,400)


Floyd was inactive last week and Arians has said he won’t push him until he is ready. He looked really good pregame last week and it’s expected that he will be active in week 12. He does have a history of hamstring injuries and there is a good chance that if he goes he will be limited. Avoid.