My 'Guy Who Knows a Guy' just texted me to let me know that wideout Marques Colston will miss the next four to six weeks to have surgery on a bad thumb. I saw him grabbing at his hand Sunday against the Bucs, this must be the result of that. Guess that means Devery Henderson needs to step up and catch some more balls.
We might not miss Colston against the Redskins, but if he's gone the full six weeks, those games at Denver, against Minnesota, and at Carolina will be even harder than previously expected.
For those of you scoring at home:
2. Nate Burleson
3. Marques Colston
4. Steve Smith
5. Dallas Clark
6. Merriman (Chargers D)
7. Osi (Giants D)
Fantasy leagues continue to adapt to this brave...forget that, TERRIFYING new world.
The Saints should not have to rely on David Patten being their number one option, with Reggie, Devery and Jeremy Shockey as other targets. They need more help. Hmm, if only they had drafted a wide receiver in the last couple years, he could get out on the field and make some plays for this club. Where the F*CK IS ROBERT MEACHEM?!?!
UPDATE (9:43 a.m.) - Jay Glazer is also reporting this. Yep, it's true. And now I'm waiting to hear from ESPN.com that "they've confirmed it" as well.