Portis out 4-6 weeksFantasy Leagues, News, NFC News, NFL Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
The Washington Redskins’ RB situation has been interesting to quite interesting all year. Remember when they had three aging – yet previously productive – running backs in their backfield in training camp with Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis and Willie Parker? Yeah, that was a long time ago.
It’s not even Week 5 and all three are gone. Mike Shanahan revealed today that Clinton Portis will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a groin injury. Ouch. One less weapon for Donovan McNabb and he wasn’t even a weapon to begin with this season.
This means that Ryan Torain is the feature back…for now. Fantasy-wise, be careful with this situation. Right now, Torain is the guy to own, but keep an eye on Keiland Williams too. It doesn’t take much for Shanahan to change his mind or ride the hot hand and insert the second guy. It’s safe to say that Chad Simpson isn’t in the picture, so if you want any part of the Redskins backfield (and let’s be honest, why would you really?), it’s Torain or Williams.
I don’t know if Portis is officially toast, but he’s not far from it.
UPDATE: It seems that the groin injury involves the muscle being torn off the bone. I have a tough time believing that won’t end his season.
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