Lions TE Eric Ebron got carted off the practice field Saturday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the team fears an injury to his Achilles' tendon, with a tear being the obvious implication. If that proves to be the case, Ebron would almost certainly miss the season. We'll keep an eye out for confirmation, but you should count Ebron out of your plan if you're drafting right now. Detroit sports no obvious immediate replacement for Ebron at TE, so his injury would likely shift more targets toward RB Theo Riddick and the wideouts.
49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He played through the injury last week but aggravated the hammy in practice on Thursday and didn't practice on Friday. He looks like a game-time decision. We'll find out Boldin's status by noon ET on Sunday, but he's not a recommended fantasy play at less than 100% in a tough matchup. The team website also reports that the Niners are "ramping up" WR Jerome Simpson for his debut. The offseason free-agent addition spent the 1st 6 weeks on suspension and then sat out the Thursday night game in Week 7. Simpson has reportedly impressed coaches with his preparedness, though. We'll see what kind of role awaits. Don't bet on much fantasy impact.
WR Michael Crabtree went down with what's believed to be a torn
Achilles in OTAs on Tuesday. He's undergoing additional tests to
confirm. If the Achilles is torn, it would cost Crabtree most -- if not
all -- of the 2013 season. We saw Terrell Suggs return from the same
injury in just a few months last year, but it's tougher for receivers,
who are constantly starting and stopping. Demaryius Thomas was back on
the practice field 7 months after tearing his Achilles in 2011. That
timeline would have Crabtree out until mid December. It's a major blow
to San Fran's passing game. Crab broke out with an 85-1,105-9 line last
year. He saw 34% of Colin Kaepernick's throws. That's a massive hole
to fill. Free-agent addition Anquan Boldin can help pick up the slack.
TE Vernon Davis' role should grow too. And the 'Niners need to get
more out of 2012 1st-rounder A.J. Jenkins. Mario Manningham is still
around, but he's recovering from last year's torn ACL. San Fran will
need to rely even more heavily on its ground game in 2013. That means
more work for Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.
Kaepernick could take on a bigger rushing role too. We'll have our
projections for all the 49ers up on the site in just a few weeks!
Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) is inactive for today's game against the Bengals. The injury isn't serious, but Baltimore doesn't have much to play for. WR Jacoby Jones will pick up extra work with Boldin out.
Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) was limited in practice all week. He's questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Boldin's injury isn't serious, and he'll likely be active on Sunday. But in a game that probably won’t impact Baltimore's playoff seeding, Boldin's snaps figure to be limited. He's a weak WR3 in fantasy.
Ravens WR Anquan Boldin left last weekend's game with a shoulder injury, but it's been diagnosed as a mere bruise. “We’ll see how that develops during the course of the week," HC John Harbaugh said. While Baltimore has clinched the AFC North, they still have a chance to move up to the #3 seed with a win on Sunday coupled with a Patriots loss. The Ravens are expected to play their starters against the Bengals. Boldin should be able to suit up.
Ravens WR Anquan Boldin injured his shoulder on a diving, 3rd-quarter catch. His return is being called doubtful, which puts his status for Week 17 in question. WRs Jacoby Jones and Tandon Doss will pick up extra snaps with Boldin sidelined.
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