Monday, October 8, 2012

Arizona Cardinals Ryan Williams Out for Season

This week proved to end yet another players season, this time it was running back Ryan Williams (57% owned Yahoo) of the Arizona Cardinals. This just a short while after they placed Beanie Wells on the IR, but can return in November be it Week 12 or Week 13. Williams will require shoulder surgery to repair the AC Joint. The Cardinals ran the ball extremely well in the preseason using all of their backs but have struggled to gain yards on the ground after 5 games. They are the only team not gaining 3 yards per carry.

La'Rod Stephens-Howling (2%) and William Powell (2%) should split carries in the backfield, but Powell suffered a head injury and possible concussion last week so he might not be available this week. If so, Alfonso Smith (0%) should get in the mix in the backfield.

Avoid Jackie Battle (60%) and Andre Brown (64%) who will be listed on the top 25 RB list as Battle is giving way to Ryan Mathews and Andre Brown is injured and Ahmad Bradshaw proved healthy and capable of carrying the ball 30 times.



Alex Green (7%) of the Green Bay Packers will be the most popular waiver wire move this week as fellow RB Cedric Benson (82%) was also injured and is ruled out of next weeks contest against the Houston Texans and diagnosed with a Linsfranc injury which wil sideline him for 8 weeks and possibly the season.  The Packers have a tough schedule coming up so do no expect much from Green right away.
Brandon Bolden (38%) of the New England Patriots followed his his 100+ yard debut with a 3.9 YPC taking 14 rushes for 54 yards. It is clear that the Patriots are sticking with the ground game but they have a matchup against a tough Seattle Seahawks defense and is not the WORST play on a rough BYE week.

Look for Rashard Mendenhall (78%) and Donald Brown (70%) you might get lucky and be in a league where no one added either back. Mendenhall against the Titans is a dream matchup and Brown against the Jets is not terrible. Otherwise you are better off making a trade!

Next week the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars all have BYE weeks so there will be A TON of roster moves made and you should take advantage!

Let us know how you replace Ryan Williams and/or Cedric Benson!

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