Beanie will reportedly be a game-time decision on Sunday. He was limited again in practice on Friday; the knee is not responding well to whatever Ken Whisenhunt is making it do.
This from the Cardinals' website:
With the Cardinals set to fly out to Atlanta soon, RB Beanie Wells will end up as a game-day decision again this week. He had some swelling on his knee after Thursday, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, and that left him fairly limited Friday. But the Cards will work him out Sunday and see where he is. "He really wants to play," Whisenhunt said, although I would think the Cards would want to be careful with him.
The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers agrees, tweeting, "[Wells] will be listed as questionable. My guess is Cardinals rest him one more week."
So you wait, Wells owner. Tim Hightower(notes) should get another significant workload this week, whether he deserves it or not. (Fumbles were an issue in the opener against the Rams; Hightower very nearly cost the Cardinals a win). If Wells indeed sits on Sunday, I may just give LaRod Stephens-Howling(notes) a test drive in one of my PPR leagues — my team is already a trainwreck, and beset by matchup problems. LaRod is a teacup running back (5-foot-6 1/2, 185 lbs), but he gained 49 yards on seven carries in Week 1 and added three catches for 16. And he managed to not fumble, which cannot be said of Hightower.
I'd suggest making a lowball trade offer for Wells right now, but the people who drafted him are zealots, like the Kolbists. They probably won't give up Beanie this early in the year.
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