Decisions on injured WRs, healthy Crabtree

Updated: October 23, 2009, 3:28 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

The wide receiver position is a bit battered for Week 7, and our injury expert, Stephania Bell, handles the nuts and bolts of what is wrong with Anquan Boldin, Jerricho Cotchery and Percy Harvin pretty well in her blog, on the Fantasy Focus podcast and in her Friday chat. Bell certainly has been busy this season covering many injuries.

Earlier this week, I ranked Boldin in my top 20 at wide receiver, but you can tell a lot about a player's potential availability as the days go by and Friday approaches. When a player says early in the week that he's a game-time decision and doesn't simply announce that he'll be ready in time to play, that's when I lose confidence. Boldin is dealing with a sprained ankle, and let's face it, he's someone who misses games, having sat out eight in the past two seasons. Nobody ever thinks of him the way they do Matt Schaub, but why? Anyway, Boldin is out of my rankings as of Friday. It's just too risky, especially considering the Arizona Cardinals don't play until Sunday night. It's not like Kurt Warner is playing the Division II Tennessee Titans defense. It's an angry New York Giants unit.