Week 14 Fantasy Football Awards
As the fantasy playoffs officially began, chest pains weren't only for fantasy owners thanks to Falcons coach Mike Smith's scare. In the meantime, Maurice Jones-Drew went nuclear, Tom Brady lost his head, injuries abounded and as last night showed once again, Dan Bailey owners shouldn't count on adding any last-second field goals to their scoring total.
Greg Jennings: A knee injury feared to be an MCL tear felled the top receiver from the Greatest Show on Dirt. It's a brutal break pending the MRI, and for fantasy playoff purposes he's probably done. Owners take heed, there are a couple options. Although Jordy Nelson becomes the de facto WR1, Donald Driver makes for a good pickup for Jennings owners. His six targets were the second most yesterday, and with four catches for 75 yards the old man showed he can still get it done. In larger leagues where Driver may not be an option, throw up a Hail Mary for James Jones. Jones should see more of the field and get more opportunities as a result of Jennings being out.
DeMarco Murray: As most Oklahoma fans will tell you, Murray's college career seemed like a jumble of one injury after another. Sunday night that chicken (or that Sooner, if you will) came home to roost with a fractured ankle. Felix Jones picked up the slack against the Giants with 100 yards, but he's never been consistent or reliable. Murray owners hopefully kept Jones or else they should chase him on the waiver wire just as a placeholder with upside. Another option would be to grab Ryan Grant, who with James Starks out becomes the primary Green Bay running back.