News: Idaho wide receiver Justin Veltung is questionable to face San Jose State this weekend as he battles a turf toe injury.
Analysis: Veltung is an explosive receiver but has had a terrible 2011, catching just 16 passes in seven games. He is not an option this weekend.
News: Idaho's top receiver Justin Veltung has yet to be cleared for contact drills in practice and is doubtful to face North Dakota this weekend.
Analysis: Despite participating in individual and position workouts Veltung himself says it “looks iffy right now” that he'll play on Saturday. Consider other options this week.
News: Idaho wide receiver Justin Veltung is expected to be back against North Dakota this week. He missed the opener against Bowling Green with a toe injury.
Analysis: Veltung is arguably Idaho's top play maker. Having the explosive receiver back will only help quarterback Brian Reader and the rest of the Idaho offense.
News: Idaho quarterback Brian Reader thew for 2 scores and only 1 interception but was completely ineffective consistently moving the ball against Bowling Green. He was 19 for 43 for a putrid 44.2 percent completion rate.
Analysis: It's hard to put all the blame on Reader who was missing his top 2 receivers in Justin Veltung (turf toe) and Preston Davis (foot) and had problems getting in sync with everyone else. Don't completely give up on Reader, but this may be a sign of things to come for this offense.
News: Idaho wide receiver Preston Davis(foot) will miss the season opener against Bowling Green. Justin Veltung (turf toe) is progressing, but there is still no official word on his opening day status.
Analysis:Mike Scott and Landon Weaver are listed as the backups to Davis and Veltung, but this does not bode well for Brian Reader and the Idaho offense.
News: Idaho wide receiver Justin Veltung is battling back from a turf toe injury he sustained during practice a few weeks ago.
Analysis: Veltung was a popular target of Nathan Enderle last year as he scored eight times. With a new quarterback and nagging injury, Veltung is waiver wire material to open the year.
News: Veltung caught one pass against Nevada Saturday, but it was a 75-yard touchdown.
Analysis: After his four touchdown game, the intrigue was high on Veltung. Aside from that however, he hasn't done much. He's too unreliable to own in most leagues.
News: Veltung was outstanding Saturday against La Tech, catching six passes for 140 yards and four touchdowns.
Analysis: Obviously four touchdowns isn't likely to happen again, but after this performance nobody would fault you for taking a shot on Veltung.
News: Veltung had two catches for 43 yards and a score Saturday against Western Michigan.
Analysis: Veltung has three touchdowns on only seven receptions this season. That's impressive, but it's also probably unsustainable.
News: Veltung only had one catch against Colorado State Saturday, but it went for a 59-yard touchdown.
Analysis: You can't count on a long touchdown every week, so unless Veltung starts getting more looks he probably won't have much value.
News: Veltung only had two catches on Thursday against North Dakota, but he turned one into a 44-yard touchdown. He finished with 59 yards receiving.
Analysis: You can't count on long touchdown catches every week, so at this point Veltung isn't necessarily a good option.