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Fantasy injury report: Wild Card Weekend

The following is a list of injured players for Wild Card Weekend (Jan. 5-6) and all the fantasy implications:

Jan. 5

Jacksonville Jaguars
Out: LB Mike Peterson (hand), RB LaBrandon Toefield (ankle); Probable: CB Aaron Glenn (ankle), DT Grady Jackson (knee), S Reggie Nelson (thigh).

Fantasy take: The Jaguars have some injuries on defense, but this unit is still a viable option for fantasy footballers in Wild Card Weekend.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Out: OT Marvel Smith (back); Questionable: S Troy Polamalu (knee), CB Allen Rossum (hamstring); Probable: WR Willie Reid (shoulder); Probable: CB Bryant McFadden (ankle), WR Willie Reid (shoulder), CB Deshea Townsend (foot), WR Hines Ward (knee) .

Fantasy take: QB Ben Roethlisberger is not on the injury report and will start against Jacksonville. Ward was active in Friday's practice and will start in Wild Card Weekend. Polamalu did not play in Pittsburgh's regular-season finale, so his status is uncertain at best.


Seattle Seahawks
Questionable: WR Deion Branch (calf); Probable: RB Shaun Alexander (wrist), LB Niko Koutouvides (knee).

Fantasy take: Branch's status for Wild Card Weekend is in question, so WRs Bobby Engram, D.J. Hackett and Nate Burleson could be more valuable in postseason formats.


Washington Redskins
Out: QB Jason Campbell; Questionable: WR James Thrash (ankle).

Fantasy take: Campbell will not see action in Wild Card Weekend, so QB Todd Collins will start in Seattle.


Jan. 6

New York Giants
Doubtful: CB Sam Madison (stomach), C Shaun O'Hara (knee); Questionable: CB Kevin Dockery (hip), LB Kawika Mitchell (knee), DE Dave Tollefson (concussion); Probable: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (calf), WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), TE Michael Matthews (illness), WR Sinorice Moss (back).

Fantasy take: The possible absence of Madison makes Galloway even more attractive in postseason fantasy formats. Burress was limited in Friday's practice but will start in Wild Card Weekend. Bradshaw put in a full practice and should be third on the depth chart behind RBs Brandon Jacobs and Reuben Droughns.


San Diego Chargers
Doubtful: RB Lorenzo Neal (fibula); Questionable: LB Marques Harris (hand); Probable: K Nate Kaeding (left fibula).

Fantasy take: Kaeding missed Friday's practice but will start against Tennessee. K Dave Rayner will handle kickoff duties.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doubtful: LB Cato June (foot); Questionable: G Arron Sears (ankle).

Fantasy take: QB Jeff Garcia and RB Earnest Graham are not listed on the injury report. WR Joey Galloway (team decision) was removed from the report and will start against the New York Giants.


Tennessee Titans
Out: WR Roydell Williams (ankle); Doubtful: C Kevin Mawae (calf), G Benji Olson (back); Questionable: RB LenDale White (knee), QB Vince Young (quadriceps); Probable: RB Chris Brown (back), DT Albert Haynesworth (hamstring).

Fantasy take: Young put in a full practice on Friday, so it looks like he'll start in San Diego. Williams and TE Bo Scaife (liver) are out for the postseason, so Tennessee's core of receivers will be limited. White, who left the team earlier in the week for personal reasons, did not practice but will be active in Wild Card Weekend.


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