Beanie Wells Listed As Questionable, But Says He Will Play Sunday: Fantasy Implications

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 27: Runningback Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football past linebacker Donald Butler #56 of the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chargers defeated the Cardinals 34-31. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Beanie Wells is listed as questionable for the Cardinals' opener against the Seahawks, but Wells believes he will be able to play. We break down the fantasy implications.

Beanie Wells is listed as questionable on the Arizona Cardinals' injury report Friday, but the running back believes he will play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Wells has been battling knee and hamstring injuries throughout preseason. Ryan Williams would be in line for an expanded role should Wells sit.

Analysis: Wells was a limited participant in practice Friday, making his status uncertain. He was able to play in the team's final two preseason games despite the same nagging concerns, however, so it's possible that the Cardinals are being cautious. Unfortunately, the game kicks off in the second block of afternoon matchups Sunday, leaving owners in the lurch if they need to set their lineup early. Against a tough Seahawks front seven, you may be better off avoiding Wells as a fantasy option this weekend if possible.

Head over to Revenge Of The Birds and SB Nation Arizona for more on the Cardinals. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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