Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 9/24/12

Steven Jackson is game-time decision with groin injury

Jackson groin injury seems to be more mettling than initially let on as Jeff Fisher has pushed his decision to play him right before game time. I would have serious concerns about starting Jackson this week before his injuries concern, with both his matchup against the Bears defense and Daryl Richardson’s role in offense. I would look at another back regardless this week, even if Jackson plays.

Matt Forte ruled out

In news that should surprise no one Matt Forte’s ankle injury has ruled him out this week. In my eyes this is purely cautionary as Michael Bush should easily be able to carry the load against a weak St. Louis Rams rushing defense. This extra week off should be exactly what Forte needs to be 100 percent and not have to worry about re-injuring his ankle.

Ryan Mathews & Antonio Gates look good to go

With both having a full week of practice under their belt, their fantasy owners should have plenty of confidence in putting both in their starting lineups. Facing a Atlanta defense short on rest should help them produce solid fantasy totals.

Greg Jennings limited in practice

News for Greg Jennings owners continues to be that of the depressing nature as he continues to be limited by his groin injury. Seeing as he plays this Monday, owners are better off looking in another direction. It’s better off to be guaranteed having someone who plays, instead of one player who is more likely to get you a zero.

Marques Colston and Devery Henderson expected to play

Drew Brees should finally have a full lineup of wide receiving options this week as he takes on the Kansas City Chiefs. Unless you have top fantasy wideouts on your bench, both should be considered must starts as the Kansas City defense has been torn apart by even lesser offenses. Both have a solid shot of ending up with solid yardage and at the very least a touchdown.

John Skelton back to practicing, Kevin Kolb still expected to start

In the revolving door of mediocre quarterback play that is Arizona, Kevin Kolb at least for this week looks to be the starting quarterback. Either way this really only affects one fantasy option unless you play in a super deep league. Have no fear in putting Larry Fitzgerald out there, he’s too good to continue this terrible start. Eventually Kolb or Skelton will get him the ball.

Pierre Garcon doubtful

Garcon seems to be returning to his usual injury prone ways as he looks to miss time again this week with a foot injury. In his absence Josh Morgan should continue to be the feature wide receiver in the Redskins lineup and should see the most looks. The only good news for Garcon is Morgan doesn’t look to be a threat to eventually take over his job as the  permanent number one receiver.

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