Just how many issues this actually causes for fantasy managers might not be as many as you would think – Pierce had seen a significant reduction in his workload over the past few weeks to the point where starting him was difficult as is. The glass half-full approach to Pierce potentially not playing this week: you won’t be forced to make any start/sit decisions involving him. Pierce isn’t guaranteed to miss the Texans’ Week 9 tilt against the Buccaneers, but things are certainly trending that way with just one more practice report remaining to be released. If he’s not able to log at least a limited practice today, Devin Singletary would be in line for a considerable uptick in work for the week, albeit in a tough matchup against the Buccaneers strong run D. Regardless, the volume alone would make Singletary a borderline RB2 play in a backfield that would become much more concentrated while Pierce would be out.
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