Week eight of the 2015 NFL season is one that will be not only be remembered for the re-emergence of the Denver Broncos offense or for the combined 13 touchdown passes thrown by Eli Manning and Drew Brees.
The week is likely to be remembered for the high number of injuries to big names around the league which has seen several players seasons end prematurely.
Bad way to bow out
Pittsburgh Steelers runningback Le'Veon Bell, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith were all amongst those to go down.
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Some of the biggest names at their positions fell this week and it has left fantasy football managers scratching their heads about who to pick up to replace them.
While Allen still has a chance at returning this season, both Smith and Bell have been officially ruled out for the rest of 2015.
It is more heartbreaking for Smith who prior to this season had said that 2015 would be his 15th and final year in the NFL.
Smith won't have wanted his final year to end in injury and now one source has claimed that it won't.
We certainly won't see Smith again this season, but a source close to the receiver has claimed that he hasn't made a definitive decision on 2016 just yet.
Is it possible that we will see Smith suit up for one more year in Baltimore next year?
The Ravens have made no secret over their desire to have him return after 2015 and no-one can be in any doubt that if he wanted to return next year, the Ravens would not say no.
In the meantime, the question becomes, who will step up for Baltimore to try and rescue their season and improve on their 2-6 record?
Time to step up
While all the focus now moves to runningback DeAngelo Williams in Pittsburgh, everyone will be eager to see who steps up as Joe Flacco's new number one receiver in Baltimore.
Many are tipping Kamar Aiken to be the man to take charge of the receiver core for the Ravens, but is he enough for the team to put all the responsibilities on?
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