It’s already week 11? With just two weeks remaining before the playoffs kickoff, it can be a costly time of year to catch the injury bug. While this week’s injury report isn’t exactly a long one, there are quite a few significant names listed below.
Losing one of your best players can feel like a dagger even before games begin, and adjusting to these injuries is what gets an owner into the playoffs. Whether your coasting into the postseason or grinding out one of the last seeds, your roster has been effected by injuries in one way or another throughout the season.
All of the information below comes from after Friday’s practices so monitoring these injuries before Sunday is important.
Todd Gurley (RB) – After participating in both full and limited practices throughout the week, Gurley looks as though he will be ready to go come Sunday. Gurley was also found on the injury report last week dealing with this same thigh issue. The Rams and Gurley will take on a tough Miami defensive front.
Lamar Miller (RB) – Despite dealing with a shoulder issue, Miller noted yesterday he should be good to go for Monday night’s game against the Raiders. With Miller feeling this confident in his status, owners can expect him to be a full-go.
Theo Riddick (RB) – Riddick was able to participate in a limited fashion throughout the week as he nurses an ankle injury. As of right now there have been no reports to indicate that Riddick is in any danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Riddick should slot in as a solid RB2 this week in a fantasy-friendly match-up.
Amari Cooper (WR) – Cooper has been limited in practice throughout the week with a back injury, but doesn’t appear to be in any danger of missing Monday night’s game. While he still carries the questionable tag, Cooper can be expected to be a full-go come Monday night.
Julian Edelman (WR) – After being limited in practice all week, Edelman is expected to suit up for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. A regular to the New England injury report, Edelman is once again listed with a foot injury despite appearing not to be any danger of not playing Sunday. With Gronkowski and Chris Hogan being held out, Edelman has a chance to see a lot of extra work.
Jarvis Landry (WR) – Despite participating fully in practice on Friday, Landry carries the questionable designation into Sunday’s game against the Rams as he deals with a shoulder issue. Since he was able to log a full practice by the end of the week, Landry appears good to go Sunday.
Jordan Matthews (WR) – Matthews found himself on the injury report for the first time this week on Wednesday with back problems. He attributed the ailment to back spasms due to weight training. He was a full participant by the end of the week, but his status remains up in the air. Owners should keep an eye on reports over the next two days to confirm Matthews’ status for Sunday.
Robert Woods (WR) – Woods is currently listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals with a foot injury. It’s an encouraging sign that Woods was able to practice in a limited fashion throughout the week, but owners will still want to verify his status for Sunday. If he is able to go, Wood figures to be the top receiving option in the Buffalo offense.
Dez Bryant (WR) – Although he has logged two full practices in a row, Bryant is listed as questionable with a back issue for Sunday’s tilt against the Ravens. Bryant also found himself on the injury report with a back ailment two weeks ago, but with the two full practices it seems as though he will be ready to go come Sunday.
Jeremy Maclin (WR) – Maclin, who missed last week’s game with a groin injury, will also be held out of this Sunday’s game against the Bucs. With Maclin being held out for a second week in a row we can assume this groin issue is fairly severe. Owners can expect Tyreek Hill to pick up the slack in the Kansas City offense in Maclin’s absence.
DeSean Jackson (WR) – Jackson is currently listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Packers with a shoulder injury. It appears as though the Redskins will wait until game-time Sunday to make a decision if Jackson will take the field or not. Even if he is able to suit up, Jackson makes for a very risky play.
Rob Gronkowski (TE) – Gronkowski was not on the team flight to San Francisco yesterday effectively ruling him out for this Sunday’s game against the 49ers. While it wasn’t likely he would play throughout the week, owners should have their Gronk insurance by now.
Martellus Bennett (TE) – Bennett is currently listed as questionable with an ankle injury for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Despite this designation, Bennett is expected to play and fill in as New England’s top tight end option. He finds himself in must-start territory against a very soft San Francisco defense.
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