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Matt Schaub hurt and more injuries

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wipes his face

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wipes his face during a timeout against the Tennessee Titans. (Oct. 23, 2011) Credit: AP

Matt Schaub has a right Lisfranc injury and is definitely out for Week 12 and possibly the season, accoding to some reports. The Texans quarterback suffered the injury on Sunday in a win against the Buccaneers. Matt Leinart will start at QB following the Texans' bye next week.

Schaub is going to get a second opinion, but it appears he is done for the season. Leinart doesn't have much value unless you're in a league that starts two QBs. The Texans game plan will remain the same and that's heavy run approach with Arian Foster and Ben Tate.

Eagles QB Michael Vick has two broken ribs. It remains unclear if he will play in Week 11. WR Jeremy Maclin has a hamstring injury and a sprained AC joint.

Broncos RB Willis McGahee left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and backup RB Knowshon Moreno tore his ACL and is out for the season. Lance Ball got 30 carries as Tim Tebow completed just two passes. McGahee has been medically cleared to practice Tuesday. The Broncos play the Jets Thursday night. Ball should be picked up in deeper leagues in case McGahee can't go and keep an eye on Jeremiah Johnson, who was activated from the practice squad.

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is out indefinitely. He will have surgery on his throwing hand and he could be out for the season. Tyler Palko will start for the Chiefs and doesn’t have a strong arm. He has yet to start an NFL game. He’s not fantasy relevant.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford is playing through a broken right index finger on his throwing hand and will wear gloves. He threw four interceptions Sunday.

Redskins WR Santana Moss has already been ruled out for Week 11. He could return in Week 12.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden didn’t practice Monday, but he is no longer wearing a walking boot. WR Jacoby Ford didn’t practice.

What a shock. Just before the Redskins game Sunday, coach Mike Shanahan announced Ryan Torain as the starter. Earlier in the week, after Roy Helu played all but three snaps and caught 14 passes the week before, Shanahan said Helu would be on the field all the time unless he was tired and the Torain would replace him. I guess he got tired on the way to the stadium. Just a reminder that we cannot trust anything Shanahan says. Torain has done nothing since his big game against the Rams. Helu is the back to own.

Just when it looked like Redskins rookie WR Leonard Hankerson was on the verge of becoming a pickup after an eight-catch, 106-yard day Sunday, he is out for the season with a torn labrum in his right hip.

Peyton Hillis (hamstring) has already been ruled out for Week 11.

Bengals WR A.J. Green didn’t play much after injuring his knee on a 36-yard TD catch. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Green shouldn’t miss time.

Falcons WR Julio Jones missed two games with a hamstring injury and left Sunday’s game after injuring his other hamstring.

49ers Frank Gore was limited by a knee and ankle injury Sunday. He is expected to play in Week 11. RB Kendall Hunter should still be owned in all leagues in case Gore misses time.


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