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Fantasy Island: Player Injuries And Their Replacements

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Week 8 folks, and just as in the real NFL, fantasy divisions are starting to take shape. With six teams worth of players getting the weekend off due to bye weeks, reacting to injuries has now become the paramount task to keeping your team afloat or extending the distance between you and adversaries.

The injury bug has bitten some of the top offensive talent in the league. Follow the jump to see who is expected to go, and the backup plans for those who aren't. As usual, the comment section is here for your lineup and trade questions.

Player Injury/Status Most Affected
RB Daniel Thomas Out- Hamstring Reggie Bush- upgrade to RB3/Flex
RB Cedric Benson Out-Susp. Bernard Scott - upgrade to low-end RB2
RB Kevin Faulk Active-PUP BGE- downgrade 2-3 touches
RB Mike Tolbert Out-Various Ryan Matthews- elevate to RB1
TE Anotnio Gates Playing-Foot fantasy owners everywhere
WR Malcolm Floyd Playing-Hip nobody
RB Tashard Choice Out-Cut Probably shouldn't start him
CB Ras-I Dowling Out- IR Steelers receivers get bump with Leigh Bodden released
RB Beanie Wells Might Play-Knee  
QB Matt Stafford Playing-Ankle Tim Tebow
WR Hines Ward Out-Ankle Antonio Brown/Emmanuel Sanders upgraded to WR3
RB Mark Ingram Out-Heel Sproles RB1, Thomas RB3
RB Joe Addai Playing-Hammy only start Colts in emergencies
QB Sam Bradford Out-Ankle Stephen Jackson gets 9 man fronts
RB Willis McGahee Out-Hand Moreno-Flex
QB Tavaris Jackson Playing-Pect

Sidney Rice slight bump

FANTASY RESOURCES:

Rotoworld.com - best up to the minute updates out.

CBSSports.com - Top 150 PPR

KFFL.com PPR RB Rankings

Yahoo.com - Big Board

Yahoo.com NFL Skinny