In my final player rankings installment I will again emphasize the significance of match-ups this week, as well as, individual situations. It is these two aspects that can help you figure out who is the best start this week, but as always, if you have a specific question be sure to leave it below.
A few of these players have some question marks over their heads regarding existing injuries, but not too many so be sure to check back regularly for any updated information or wait for my official injury report to be released Friday evening into Saturday morning.
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INJURY ALERT: Antonio Gates / SD - Foot: Antonio Gates was held out of practice again on Thursday according to Kevin Acee on Twitter. This comes off of a Wednesday report by Acee at the San Diego Union-Tribune saying:
"Floyd strained a high leg muscle Sunday at New England. Gates appeared to be in some minor discomfort due to his lingering foot injury after the game, but there was no injury reported..."
The issue here is that this report says Gates' leg, and other reports are saying the foot that gave him problems all last year. The official injury report will be released later today with my official injury report to follow, so for now, consider him very questionable, but also take the news with a grain of salt.
UPDATE: Friday 9/23: Gates is officially listed as Questionable after being limited in Friday's practice. He drops to number six while Finley moves up to the two spot. The unexpected situation may kill my headline, but it is pertinent information you guys wanna know.