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Week 7: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates

We let you know the playing chances of the big name players who are injured. This week's picks include Profiled players include Steven Jackson, DeMarco Murray, Danny Amendola, Calvin Johnson, and James Jones.


Cecil Shorts was held without a catch in the week six loss to Denver after he suffered a sprained shoulder (similar injury kept Ben Roethlisberger sidelined for three weeks last season). Shorts missed Thursday's practice and is having difficulty raising his arms above his head. He seems unlikely to play in a favorable matchup with a San Diego defense allowing the seventh most fantasy points to WRs. Justin Blackmon is coming off a career afternoon in Denver (14 catches for 190 yards) and could enter WR1 status this week as he's likely to see 10+ targets with Shorts in street clothes. Liberty alum Mike Brown caught four passes for 49 yards against Denver and is likely to start opposite Blackmon against San Diego.


Following offseason back and multiple arms surgeries, the Gronk has missed the first six games of the 2013 season. Tom Brady has struggled with a depleted receiving corps as he has tossed just eight touchdowns through six weeks. Gronk missed five games last season, but had been a red zone monster when in uniform totaling 38 touchdowns over three seasons. He's yet to be cleared by Dr. James Andrews and a Wednesday report from Pro Football Talk suggested that Gronk could miss another two games. The Pats' backup tight ends have been a non factor for much of the season, but Michael Hoomanawanui caught four passes for 57 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Saints. He has just 95 yards on the season and is not fantasy relevant. In Gronkowski's last two meetings with the Jets, he amassed 14 catches for 191 yards and scored four touchdowns. The Jets are allowing the 16th most fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends as they have yielded just 48 yards per game and three touchdowns to the tight end position.

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