RB-Ryan Williams (Out for the season-Shoulder)- This is a big blow to the 4-1 Cardinals' backfield. William Powell and LaRod Stephens-Howling will be expected to carry the entire running game. Considering they started the year No. 3 and 4 on the depth chart, that's not comforting. The NFC West is probably the toughest division in the NFL thus far, so these critical injuries to the Arizona running game won't help their cause in keeping pace with St. Louis, Seattle and San Fran.
RB Jahvid Best (Questionable-Concussion)- Best is set to undergo testing to see just how severe the concussion he sustained was. One of the barometers of the concussion test is to see if you are smarter than Vince Young. If you pass, you can return to the field. If you fail, you have to go back to 5th grade.
Green Bay Packers
RB Cedric Benson (Out-Foot)- The Packers frustrating season just got a whole lot worse. The Pack's starting running back, Benson, is expected to miss 8 weeks. No one could have foreseen the pre-season Super Bowl favorites being 2-3 at this point. They have already suffered more defeats than they did the entire 2011 season. On the bright side, you still have a lot of cheese.
LB Brian Cushing (Questionable-Possible Torn ACL) I'm not sure how the Texans haven't officially ruled out the former Rookie of the Year. I guess at this point it's just a formality because as soon as its confirmed, Cushing will be done for 2012. That is a huge loss for the undefeated Texans. I can't help but state the obvious. Today's players are soft. In the 60s, linebackers would have just put some duct tape on it only to go back in the game. This of course is coming from your 170 pound writer.
WR Jerome Simpson (Questionable-Back issues)-Simpson has reportedly been suffering from numbness in his legs and back. What I am more curious about is how this guy isn't already in prison. Last season, Simpson was like a character out of the movie, End of Watch, where he was pulled over and arrested for drug trafficking. Its okay, citizens of America, the law doesn't apply to you if you can flip over a defender while scoring a TD. I'm sure Batman will get him eventually.
New England Patriots
TE Aaron Hernandez (Questionable-Ankle)- Hernandez is expected to play this coming Sunday. That would be a huge lift for fantasy owners that WASTED AN EARLY PICK ON HIM! NO, I AM NOT MAD! I've just had to search the waiver wire to find scraps like a rat outside of a Denny's dumpster.
New York Giants
TE Martellus Bennett (Questionable-Knee)-Bennett suffered a hyperextended knee on Sunday during the 41-27 win over the Browns. Bennett has dropped off the face of the Earth after week 2. He's like the Jean-Claude Van Damme of the NFL, minus the roundhouse kicks and bad dialogue.
New York Jets
CB Darrelle Revis (Out for season)
WR Santonio Holmes (Out for season)
QB Mark Sanchez-Just awful.
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Questionable-Concussion)- Heyward-Bey has been cleared for contact. This is definitely great news. The hit on Heyward-Bey was very scary and football fans are thrilled and relieved to hear he is okay.
San Francisco 49ers
QB Alex Smith (Questionable-Finger)- Smith injured his middle finger at the end of the Buffalo thrashing on Sunday where Smith threw for over 300 yards and 3 TDs. That would cause fatigue on any QB that was lighting up a putrid defense. Smith proved that the only QB that can't throw against Buffalo's defense is Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in practice.
St. Louis Rams
WR Danny Amendola (Out-Shoulder)- Amendola came within a hair of being out the remainder of the 2012 season. Luckily, he will be able to suit back up within a month, sources say.
QB Jake Locker (Out-Shoulder)- Locker will miss Thursday's game against the Steelers due to last week's shoulder injury. That means, once again, you will see Matt Hasselback stink up the field in hopes for the Titans to land the first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Hey Chris Johnson, glad to see you back to your awful self again. Fantasy owners should drop this guy and NFL owners should pay close attention to the sad case that is Mr. Johnson. He has become the new version of former Kansas City Chief, Larry Johnson. Do not overpay for running backs. Once they get that fat contract, their mojo suddenly disappears. RBs are as replaceable as George Clooney's girlfriends.
QB Robert Griffin III (Questionable-Concussion)-We all knew it was coming sooner or later. The Redskins play calling and horrendous offensive line finally got RG3 injured when he had to leave the game early after a vicious hit against the 5-0 Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy owners, you need to trade RG3 while his stock is high because despite being the most exciting player to watch in the NFL, he is tip-toeing a line of sustaining a serious injury. I hope that is not the case because he has been a joy to watch and a fantasy football owner's dream.
That's all folks. Tune in next week when I give you a detailed injury report of my local Flag Football League. I'll throw you a bone. Its basically just athlete's foot and parental fatigue.