Felix Jones, Alex Green, Vick Ballard, William Powell highlight Week 7 pickups

We at LBS enjoy providing fantasy football advice whenever we can, and with so many notable injuries during Week 6 of the NFL season, we figured it was a good time to give some recommendations on pickups for Week 7 of the season.

Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys – He saw by far his most extensive action of the season, leading the Cowboys with 18 carries for 92 yards and a rushing touchdown. He also caught one pass for 13 yards. Starting back DeMarco Murray has a foot injury and is unlikely to play in Week 7 at Carolina on Sunday. Jones has a reputation for getting injured frequently, but he should be able to last while Murray is out. The other back to watch is Phillip Tanner, who had 9 carries for 31 yards on Sunday.

Alex Green, RB, Packers – The second-year back from Hawaii is the Packers’ featured back now that Cedric Benson is on injured reserve with a foot injury. Their other backup running back, Brandon Saine, is out for the season with a torn ACL. Green rushed for 65 yards on 22 carries Sunday night at Houston, and added one catch for eight yards. James Starks is the other Packers back to keep your eye on.

Vick Ballard, RB, Colts – The rookie saw the bulk of the carries for the Colts, going for 25 yards on 8 carries on Sunday. He didn’t get too many carries because the team fell behind to the Jets, but he should be good for more work at home against the Browns in Week 7. He’s still available in many leagues.

William Powell, RB, Cardinals – The undrafted back from Kansas State led the Cardinals with 70 yards on 13 carries in a loss to Buffalo on Sunday. He split carries with LaRod Stephens-Howling, but he may get the bulk of the carries in Week 7 at Minnesota. With Ryan Williams out for the year and Beanie Wells out for at least another month, Powell could be a decent add.

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DeAngelo Hall Will Target Tony Romo’s Ribs, Felix Jones’ Shoulder

The Dallas Cowboys suffered several injuries to key players in their win over the 49ers on Sunday. Tony Romo played through a cracked rib and punctured lung, Felix Jones ran with a separated shoulder, and Miles Austin battled a hamstring strain. Romo and Jones are slated to play, and DeAngelo Hall will aim to make them pay.

“I want to get a chance to try to put my helmet on whatever’s hurt,” the Redskins cornerback told reporters Wednesday. “Romo’s ribs – I’m going to be asking for some corner blitzes.”

Hall also said he would target Felix Jones. “I’m not going to cut him, I’m going to try to him up high.”

“That’s just part of it. If you know something’s wrong with an opponent, you’re going to try to target in on that. We’re going to try to get as many hats on those guys as possible.”

I don’t see anything wrong with what Hall says. As long as the Redskins follow what Brian Orakpo said — not get too carried away with focusing on the injuries instead of playing their game — they should be fine. It’s the defense’s job to stop the offense, and hurting opposing players is one way to stop them. Nobody wants anyone getting injured, but hurting opponents is to be expected. Now you know why teams are so guarded with injury information.

Tony Romo, Miles Austin, and Felix Jones All Hurt in Win over Niners

If the St. Louis Rams were the most injury-ravaged team in the NFL week one, the Dallas Cowboys took the unenviable honor in week two. Dallas rallied from down 14-0 and 24-14 to beat the 49ers in overtime Sunday 27-24. Tony Romo started the second half on the bench after taking a shot to the midsection. The belief is that he fractured two ribs on the play.

Romo re-entered the game at the end of the third quarter after Jon Kitna led the offense for three series. Romo went three-and-out his first series back, but he led an 80-yard touchdown drive and then a field goal drive that tied the game, sending it to overtime. His first pass in overtime went to Jesse Holley for 77 yards, setting up the winning field goal.

While Romo played with cracked ribs, running back Felix Jones played through a separated shoulder. Jones got hurt on his first run of the game, which also marked Dallas’ fifth play of the game. He was fitted for a harness and managed to carry the ball eight more times after that.

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