Injuries are a part of the game, but for fantasy football, they’re a major part of the game. One player gets hurt and your whole roster could crumble if you don’t have a backup plan. We’re here to update you on the most fantasy-relevant injuries and how their team plans to move forward.
Will not play:
- Stefon Diggs (groin)
- Charles Clay (knee)
- Terrance West (calf)
- Sam Bradford (knee)
- Paul Perkins (ribs)
- Breshad Perriman (concussion)
- Luke Kuechly (concussion)
- Stephon Gilmore (concussion)
- Eric Rowe (groin)
- Stephon Tuitt (back)
- DeVante Parker (ankle) did not practice all week and is doubtful to play Sunday. @InsideInjuries on Twitter explained that his ankle injury is a 3-5 week injury, so the back-to-back missed games isn’t a huge surprise. Jarvis Landry will continue to dominate, while Kenny Stills is a solid streamer candidate against the Jets.
- Josh Norman (ribs) practiced in a limited fashion this week, but his injury was supposed to keep him out for four weeks, making him more doubtful than questionable right now for Monday night’s tilt against Carson Wentz and the Eagles.
- Pacman Jones (back) is doubtful to play against Antonio Brown and the Steelers. Jones has given Brown issues in the past, but it looks like Brown will avoid him this time around. Expect another monster game for AB.
- Keenan Allen (shoulder) surprisingly showed up on the injury report when he injured his shoulder during Thursday’s practice. He’ll be a game-time decision and with the Broncos secondary on the horizon, it might be tough to roll him out on Sunday. Hunter Henry gets a bump up here.
- Leonard Fournette (ankle) missed the entire week of practice after suffering a non-contact ankle injury. Fournette has had foot issues throughout his football career, so this is something to monitor long-term with the rookie running back. If Fournette sits out, Chris Ivory will get the lion’s share of touches and could produce high-end RB2 numbers. Stash Ivory now if he’s available in your league.
- DeMarco Murray (hamstring) missed practice all week, but was able to practice on Friday. It would make more sense for the Titans to let their starting running back rest against the lowly Browns and then through the upcoming bye week. Let Derrick Henry shine!
- Delanie Walker did not practice on Friday and has been downgraded to questionable for his fantastic matchup against the Browns. If Walker can’t go, Jonnu Smith is a real DFS possibility against the Browns who are horrendous against the tight end.
- CJ Prosise (ankle) hasn’t played since Week 3, but it looks like he could return on Sunday against the Bills. Prosise is immensely talented, but he’s going to be injected into one of the league’s grossest committees and has a real hard time staying healthy.
- Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) practiced throughout the week, but he also practiced last week before being declared inactive on Sunday. He’ll be one to monitor as a game-time decision.
- Andre Ellington (quad) missed practice at the end of this week and is questionable to play Week 7. Adrian Peterson could be in line for another workhorse outing.
- Marquise Lee (knee) missed practice all week, yet returned to practice on Friday. He’s questionable, but it’s more probably than not that he will play against the Colts.
- Jordan Matthews (thumb) practiced fully for the first time since injuring his thumb and is officially questionable for a juicy matchup against the Bucs. With Clay already out, Matthews could give a boost to Tyrod Taylor and the Bills passing game.
Expected to play:
- Melvin Gordon (shoulder) has been on the injury report throughout the season and is expected to play.
- Jameis Winston (shoulder) practiced with the first team all week and will start Week 7.
- Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was questionable during the week until his coach said he was probable to play on Sunday.
- Rob Kelley (ankle) practiced all week and is expected to play on Sunday. This is an obvious bump down for Samaje Perine and will cut into Chris Thompson’s touches.
- Bilal Powell (calf) was not on the team’s final injury report and will play Week 7.
- Rex Burkhead (ribs) was not on the Patriots’ final injury report and will play vs the Falcons.
- Wendell Smallwood (knee) practiced at the end of the week and will likely play on Monday night.
- Chris Hogan (ribs) was hung out to dry by his quarterback, but he’ll play Sunday night against the Falcons.
- Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) has recovered and will play against the Patriots.
- Patrick Peterson (quad) was not on the team’s final injury report on Friday and will play Week 7 vs the Rams.
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