The Training Room: Week 1 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Sep 04, 2017
The Training Room: Week 1 Fantasy Football Injury Report

UPDATED 9/9/17

Week 1 is finally upon us! With the Patriots and Chiefs set to start the regular season on Thursday, we want to make sure you are prepared for the week. We are going to go over a number of players still dealing with injury or who haven’t returned from an injury yet to give you an idea of what to expect for both the short and long term. We are not going to go over players who are out for the season as they have been covered in our previous post. Fantasy football season is here! Let's get into some injuries.

Injury Updates, Week 1



Timetable For Recovery

Potential Pickup


Andrew Luck

Shoulder Labral Repair

2-4 Weeks

Scott Tolzien

Luck has already been ruled out for Week 1 with no indication as to when he will return. The fact he isn’t on the PUP is a good sign, but there’s a chance he misses the first 2-4 games before finally making his debut. He needs to be out practicing with his team in order to feel that he could be trending in the right direction.

Odell Beckham

High Ankle Sprain

Will be a game time decision for SNF.

Sterling Shepard

Beckham is travelling with the team to Dallas and is considered a game time decision. The fact that he has yet to show any real signs of being ready to play is worrisome. At this point, a backup plan should be in place as it is going to be very difficult to determine how effective he might be even if he does play. The Giants are adamant that if Beckham is not right that he won't play, so keep an eye on his status to see how his ankle responds during warm-ups.

Joe Flacco

Low Back Injury

Full participant in practice all week.

Ryan Mallett

Flacco is set up to start Week 1 against the Bengals as he's been able to practice fully with no setbacks. His lack of time with Jeremy Maclin and Danny Woodhead due to the injury is concerning, so hopefully we'll get a better idea as to how the offensive players on the Ravens will perform now that he's back.

Thomas Rawls

Sprained Ankle

Will be a game time decision.

C.J. Prosise, Chris Carson

Rawls has been practicing in full throughout this week, but the Seahawks are considering him a game time decision against the Packers. The fact that they are considering him a game time decision even after practicing all week is concerning, as they could potentially ease him back into game action to reduce his risk of re-aggravating his high ankle sprain. He's someone that I'm not high on this week as even if he does play, Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise, and Chris Carson will all be available.

Tyler Eifert

Knee Tendinitis

Full participant in practice all week.

C.J. Uzomah

Eifert’s ability to practice fully throughout this whole week should indicate that the knee issue that popped up at the end of the preseason isn't bothering him currently. Eifert's health will always be something to monitor, but when he's on the field he's proven to be a productive TE.

Demaryius Thomas

Strained Groin

Full participant in practice this week.

Bennie Fowler

Thomas returned to practice with no limitations since being sidelined with a groin injury. The Broncos don't play until Monday night so Thomas should be ready to roll against the Chargers. Use Thomas as you normally would.

Tyrod Taylor


Full participant in practice all week.

Nathan Peterman

Taylor will be a full go Week 1 against the Jets. With Jordan Matthews also a full participant in practice as well, it'll be interesting to see how often Tyrod will look to get him involved.

Breshad Perriman

Hamstring Strain

Full participant in practice all week .

Chris Moore

Perriman was a full participant in practice this week which is a good sign for someone who's been dealing with all sorts of injuries since he got into the league. Maybe this is the year he finally takes a step forward and becomes the impact player the Ravens were hoping for when they drafted him.

John Ross

Returned to limited practice on Thursday and Friday.

Day to day

Brandon LaFell, Tyler Boyd

Ross' return to practice in a limited fashion is certainly a surprise as the Bengals stated earlier this week that he could potentially miss a few games. Coach Lewis even went as far to say that Ross could potentially play this weekend. I'd look elsewhere for this week as it would be difficult to project how much Ross would play, but he's someone to keep an eye on moving forward since his health is trending upward.

Malcolm Mitchell

Sprained Knee

Put on IR

Danny Amendola, Phillip Dorsett

Mitchell's knee continues to give him trouble so the Patriots put him on IR, which means he's not able to return to game action until Week 9. That should give him plenty of opportunity to get his knee right and potentially be an impact player down the stretch for the Patriots.

Donta Foreman

Strained Groin

Full participant in practice since Wednesday.

Alfred Blue (also hurt with high ankle sprain), Jordan Todman

Foreman is set to make his debut against the Jaguars in Houston. With Alfred Blue dealing with a high ankle sprain and still sidelined, Foreman will be the primary backup to Lamar Miller. I would expect that to continue even when Alfred Blue does return.

Josh Doctson

Strained Hamstring

Full participant in practice all week.

Ryan Grant, Brian Quick

Doctson looks like a green light to suit up this week, but he might not make the impact fantasy players are looking for unless an injury arises.

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