News:Henry Josey (knee) will not play in 2012, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: This is not unexpected news, as Henry Josey was facing an uphill battle after tearing his ACL, MCL and patellar tendon, and subsequently undergoing two surgeries. He is expected to make a full recovery, but 2012 is lost for Josey. Kendial Lawrence will start in his place for the Tigers.
News: It is looking unlikely that Henry Josey will be able to play at all in 2012 after undergoing a second knee surgery in April, the Sporting News reports.
Analysis:Henry Josey needed knee reconstruction surgery in November and underwent ACL surgery in April, and the chances of him recovering enough to play at all in 2012 appear to be slim.
News: Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence had 18 carries for 106 yards and one touchdown while replacing the injured Henry Josey in Missouri's win over Texas.
Analysis: It looks like Lawrence will be the feature back yet again for the Tigers, so if you're in need of another running back, he should be available in most leagues.
News: Missouri breakout star running back Henry Josey will miss the remainder of the season.The team's orthopedic surgeon told The Kansas City Star that Josey "ruptured a tendon" in his left knee.
Analysis: Let's hope the sophomore can have a successful recovery and come back and build upon his stunning 2011 with an even-better 2012 campaign.
News: Missouri star running back Henry Josey was carted off the field after sustaining a leg injury of the first half against Texas.
Analysis: We'll update this one as more information becomes available.
News: With Missouri quarterback James Franklin's ability to take off running, running back Henry Josey's success, Texas wide receiver Jaxon Shipley being out and the flurry of talent in the Longhorn backfield, look for both teams to rely heavily on the ground game this Saturday.
Analysis: It's still uncertain if Malcolm Brown will suit up, but if he doesn't, it will probably be Joe Bergeron, a fellow freshman, getting the workload.
News: Missouri quarterback James Franklin threw for 325 yards and three scores, while running back Henry Josey rushed for 132 yards and two scores, but it was not enough as the Tigers fell to Baylor.
Analysis: Despite the 4-5 record, Franklin and Josey have been strong fantasy producers this fall. Fantasy owners will need look at their options closely this week, however, as Mizzou takes on Texas in Week 11. The Longhorns rank 15th in the country in total defense.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey had 20 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown in an overtime victory over Texas A&M.
Analysis: People are still waiting for Josey to slip and have a bad game, but it's just not happening as he continues to lead the league in rushing.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey didn't find the endzone Saturday (Kendial Lawrence did), but he did run the ball 25 times for 138 yards to continue his surprising season. Wide receiver T.J. Moe also hit the century mark in yards and scored once in the loss.
Analysis: Owners have been waiting for Moe to become a fantasy stud this season and this game is a step in the right direction. But tight end Michael Egnew's production slipped partly due to the struggles of quarterback James Franklin.
News: Over the past years, Missouri has been known as a spread offense team, but they have instituted an I-Formation for short yardage plays and running back Henry Josey is a fan, saying "those are pretty good."
Analysis: Running behind fullback Jared Culver doesn't really hurt, either, so we'll see how much Missouri actually uses this formation and if it's something we see near the goal or only on short yardage situations.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey and the Tigers' running game could thrive Saturday against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys last four opponents have averaged 228 yards on the ground.
Analysis: This is good news for Josey owners, who continues to shock a lot of people and lead the Big 12 in rushing. We'll see if this will help the Tigers give OK State a run for their money.
News: Missouri got running back Kendial Lawrence back from injury on Saturday and he made an instant impact, going for 78 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Starter Henry Josey was big yet again, carrying the ball 19 times for 129 yards and a score of his own.
Analysis: Quite frankly, the Tigers had their way with Iowa State in almost every facet of the game, but it's good to see guys like Lawrence and De'Vion Moore back to help support the Big 12's leading rusher.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey is poised to have another big game Saturday against Iowa State, but he will need his receivers to clear weak side linebacker Jake Knott out of the running lanes.
Analysis: Another concern is how much Josey has been limited despite being the leading rusher in the Big 12, but hopefully head coach Gary Pinkel gives in to everyone's desire, including some of his own players, and gets Josey some more touches.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey has been dealing with a sore hamstring the last few weeks but insists it is not an issue. “When I need a blow, I’ll ask,” Josey said. “I try not to come out at all because I just love to stay in there and help my team the most I can. It doesn’t matter how tired I get.”
Analysis: The coaching staff has come under scrutiny for not getting the ball in Josey's hands more this season. Last week, Kansas State did a good job of limiting the amount of offensive plays Mizzou ran and hence the amount of touches for Josey. With Iowa State's porous run defense up next, you have to imagine Josey is ripe for a big game.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey is the leading rusher in the Big 12, but coaches would like to limit him to 15 carries and 20 touches per game.
Analysis: The reason? We don't know. It seems as though head coach Gary Pinkel is reluctant to give him a heavy workload, and that could have something to do with the backfield beginning to get healthier as a whole.
News: Missouri running backs Kendial Lawrence (leg) and De'Vion Moore (ankle) are both listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Kansas State.
Analysis: Lawrence and Moore were both starters at one point this season before going down with injury, but current starter Henry Josey has been taking care of business. Coach Gary Pinkel said both players' status must improve if they are to play.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey had 14 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown, while receiver T.J. Moe had seven catches for 119 yards Saturday against Oklahoma.
Analysis: Josey might still be the number one back when guys like Kendial Lawrence and De'Vion Moore return, with the way he's been playing lately. Tight end Michael Egnew still doesn't appear to be one of quarterback James Franklin's favorite places to turn in the passing game.
News: Missouri will be getting back a starting defensive end and starting defensive back as well as reserve wide receiver Gahn McGaffie for Saturday's game against Oklahoma. Wide out Jerrell Jackson is also scheduled to get more playing time than last week.
Analysis: The Tigers still have their fair share of injuries and won't have running backs De'Vion Moore or Kendial Lawrence back for the OU game. The starter from last week, Henry Josey, was pulled at halftime because he was nursing a sore hamstring, but it isn't believed to be anything significant.
News: Huge numbers were put up by multiple Missouri players against Western Illinois on Saturday, including quarterback James Franklin (18 of 25, 246 yards, 3 touchdowns) and running back Henry Josey (14 carries for 263 yards, 3 touchdowns)
Analysis: Many probably expected good numbers out of whoever ran the ball for the Tigers on Saturday, but Josey went ballistic and had one of the biggest fantasy games of the weekend. As Missouri had said earlier in the week, Franklin didn't run the ball as much (only six carries) which gave the running backs more opportunities.
News: Missouri will start Henry Josey at tailback against Western Illinois on Saturday and T.J. Moe is also expected to get a few looks in the backfield. The Tigers have the luxury of experimenting because of who their opponent is and could get big fantasy days out of a number of players.
Analysis: Also, quarterback James Franklin isn't expected to get as many designed run calls on Saturday. Nobody has stepped up as the true number one receiver, but maybe this is the week that Moe emerges as Franklin's go-to guy.
News: With all of the injuries Missouri has suffered at running back, wide receiver T.J. Moe volunteered to take some reps at the position.
Analysis:Henry Josey is the only current back on the roster to carry the football in a game. Greg White is also expected to see his first action this week. Moe was the team's top receiver from a year ago so this is a rather significant move - at least this experiment is coming against cupcake Western Illinois.
News: Missouri running back Henry Josey only carried the ball nine times against Arizona State, put he put up 94 yards on the ground and was also the team's second leading receiver with 51 yards.
Analysis: It's unfortunate that Josey couldn't find the end zone, but it was still a pretty solid performance. It looks like he will be the go-to back now, especially with Kendial Lawrence out 4 weeks with a leg injury and De'Vion Moore now out 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury.
News: After losing Kendial Lawrence to a broken leg, the Missouri backfield could be down one more after De'Vion Moore injured his leg during the first quarter of the game against Arizona State.
Analysis: The Tigers still have a good rusher in Henry Josey and James Franklin is a viable rushing threat as well. With these two, the Tiger ground game should be fine.
News: Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel confirmed that running back Kendial Lawrence has a hairline fracture in his leg. He hasn't been ruled out for the season yet and he will miss at least four weeks with a broken fibula.
Analysis: This will give De'Vion Moore and Henry Josey more opportunities and of course is a tough blow for Lawrence and the Tigers. Lawrence only racked up ten yards on nine carries against Miami (OH). Missouri is now left with just three running backs on scholarship.
News: Missouri currently has three players listed evenly on the depth chart at running back for Friday's game against Arizona State. This comes after week one starter, Kendial Lawrence, failed to separate himself from the pack on Saturday.
Analysis: The other two backs tied with Lawrence are De'Vion Moore and Henry Josey. This is definitely a situation to stay away from until the Tigers figure out for sure who their number one guy will be.
News: Missouri quarterback James Franklin had over one-third of the Tigers' carries against Miami (OH) and the most productive runner other than Franklin was Henry Josey, who rushed six times for 43 yards.
Analysis: Running back Kendial Lawrence got the start, but barely averaged over a yard as he put up ten yards on nine carries. Lawrence's strong fall camp didn't appear to translate to the regular season opener and it looks like Franklin will take a lot of value away from the Tiger's backfield.
News: Each of Missouri's top three tailbacks will see carries on Saturday's opener against Miami (OH), but Kendial Lawrence will get more looks than De'Vion Moore and Henry Josey.
Analysis: Lawrence put up some ridiculous runs in fall scrimmages (25 carries, 239 yards, 3 TD total), so he has certainly earned the right to be the main guy on Saturdays. He should be a solid option in fantasy leagues this week going up against a team with a new head coach.
News: Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence reeled off another 60-yard touchdown run in Thursday's scrimmage, rushing for a total of 76 yards.
Analysis: The other backs struggled (34 yards combined) and besides Lawrence's big run, so did he. Still, Lawrence has shown his explosiveness with three 60-yard carries to the promised land in two scrimmages, and this should be enough to separate himself a bit from De'Vion Moore, Henry Josey and Greg White.
News: Missouri is looking to move away from the by-committee running back approach, and coach Gary Pinkel is hoping one dude can step up. De'Vion Moore and Kendial Lawrence appear the most likely, with The Kansas City Star also noting Henry Josey and Greg White as factors.
Analysis: A healthy Moore is the likely workhorse, however Kendial Lawrence presents the highest ceiling in 2011. However it may be the well-built White that emerges as a goal line vulture.