| Garcon still bothered by foot injury -- Fri Oct 12 8:30 pm --|
'Skins WR not yet back to 100 percent
|Despite starting each of the past two games and making it through each unscathed, Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has yet to recapture the big-play form that he displayed during the first quarter of his team’s season-opening victory at New Orleans. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said that although it has helped having Garcon back on the field, he can tell the wideout remains less than 100 percent. In the season opener, Garcon – the Redskins’ biggest free agent acquisition of the offseason, signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract with $21.5 guaranteed – recorded four catches for 109 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown. On that touchdown play, Garcon injured his right foot, straining it near the ball of his foot. Garcon had to leave the game after only eight plays. X-rays revealed no breaks in the bone, but Garcon missed the next two games, and returned to action two weeks ago at Tampa Bay. But in the past two games, Garcon has combined for only four catches for 44 yards. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: Lingering injuries are a fantasy owner's worst nightmare. If you're well stocked at wide receiver, keep Garcon on your bench until he shows he has recovered enough to break away from defenders after the catch.