The Training Room: Week 13 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Nov 27, 2017
The Training Room: Week 13 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Stay up to date with all the current injuries that happened this past week to determine what you should do on the waiver wire. We will update these injuries throughout the week to reflect practice participation and expectations heading into this week.

The Training Room

Player Position Team Injury Projected Timetable Potential Pickup Comments
Antonio Brown WR Steelers Sprained Toe Day to Day JuJu Smith-Schuster Brown was a late addition to the injury report, which is never a good sign especially the fact that it is his toe he's dealing with. The Steelers play Monday which would help his cause, but the fact that he did not practice Saturday is not a good sign for his potential availability on Monday. Hopefully we will get more word Sunday to figure out how to best proceed but keep an eye on any status updates over the next 24 hours.
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Strained Foot GAME TIME DECISION, Day to Day Ed Dickson Olsen has missed practice all week and continues to be a true game time decision for Week 13. Coach Rivera states that he thinks Olsen will play, but he will test his foot out first to see how he feels. If he does play, I wouldn't expect him to play much.
Christian McCaffrey RB Panthers Strained Shoulder GAME TIME DECISION, Day to Day Jonathan Stewart McCaffrey continues to struggle with his shoulder injury that he sustained in Week 12 against the Jets. The expectation is that McCaffrey will play, but he will have to get through warm-ups first before declaring him active.
Doug Martin RB Buccanneers Concussion RULED OUT SUNDAY, Week to Week Jacquizz Rodgers Martin has not progressed through the concussion protocol in time to be cleared for Sunday's game. Rodgers should handle the majority of the snaps, but I would expect Martin to return for Week 14.
C.J. Beathard QB 49ers Sprained Knee PRACTICED FULLY Jimmy Garappolo Beathard was a full participant in practice late this week which makes him available for Sunday. Jimmy Garappolo is expected to start, but Beathard will be his backup should anything happen to him.
Coby Fleener TE Saints Concussion Out For Season, Put on I.R. Josh Hill Fleener has a history of concussions dating back to college, so it seems like the Saints will be cautious and make sure that Fleener gets healthy and not risk him sustaining another head injury.
Paxton Lynch QB Broncos Sprained Ankle RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Trevor Siemian Lynch missed practice all week so it looks like the Broncos will turn back to Siemian and stick with him for the remainder of the season based on Lynch's performance before he got hurt.
Amari Cooper WR Raiders Concussion, High Ankle Sprain RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 2-4 Weeks Seth Roberts Cooper has missed practice all week. He'll likely be cleared through the concussion protocol at some point next week, but my concern is to find out more information on his ankle sprain.
Damien Williams RB Dolphins Dislocated Shoulder RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 2-4 Weeks Kenyon Drake Williams hasn't practiced all week and wasn't expected to play Week 13. He's questionable at best for Week 14 as well and would not be a solid option if he were to return this year at some point.

Wondering when a player is going to return from either an injury or a suspension? See below for our On The Radar section, which goes over players that are recovering from an injury sustained in previous weeks and what their timetables are for returning to the field.

On The Radar

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Devonta Freeman RB Falcons Concussion EXPECTED TO PLAY Tevin Coleman Freeman has practiced in full all week and looks to be fully recovered from his concussion.
Will Fuller WR Texans Broken Rib RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 1-2 Weeks Bruce Ellington The initial reports that Fuller would only miss a week due to the rib injury seems far fetched now that he's been out 3 weeks and counting. He's not guarantee to be available next week and even if he is, he can't be trusted with Tom Savage throwing him the ball.
Jordan Reed WR Redskins Strained Hamstring NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY, 2-3 Weeks Vernon Davis Reed has yet to return to practice as he is still recovering from a strained hamstring. There is no definitive timetable for Reed, but hopefully he'll attempt to do some running sooner than later so we can better give an estimation moving forward.
Ty Montgomery RB Packers Rib Injury OUT FOR SEASON, Put on I.R. Jamaal Williams Montgomery was put on I.R. not due to the rib injury but due to the lingering wrist issue that he's been dealing with since early in the season. He will have surgery and will be out for the season.
Chris Hogan WR Patriots Sprained AC Joint RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 1-3 Weeks Phillip Dorsett Hogan continues to be struggling with progressing through a sprained AC joint. The fact that they were originally looking at whether surgery was an option when Hogan first hurt his shoulder should tell you the severity of the injury. With the Patriots failing to divulge any real information, it will be hard to trust Hogan moving forward even when he does make his eventual return.
Robert Woods WR Rams Spained AC Joint RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 2-4 Weeks Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp Woods will continue to be sidelined with a sprained AC joint. His practice participation, or lack thereof, will give you a better indication as to when he might return.
Kelvin Benjamin WR Bills Torn Meniscus RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 1-3 Weeks Zay Jones Benjamin continues to not practice due to the meniscus tear and it's fair to wonder whether or not the Bills are waiting to see if he can try and manage it to get ready as soon as possible, or if the Bills fall out of contention be ready to get his knee scoped to end his season.
Sterling Shepard WR Giants Migraines EXPECTED TO PLAY Roger Lewis Shepard was not on the final injury report at the end of the week and is expected to play after missing Week 12 due to migraines. He gets a downgrade with Geno Smith throwing him the ball.
Mike Davis RB Seahawks Strained Groin EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Thomas Rawls, J.D. McKissic Davis took full practice reps late in the week and is expected to play Week 13. It's surprising considering the initial reports were that Davis was dealing with a pretty serious strain. Davis' return will further clutter the Seahawks backfield.
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Steelers Strained Hamstring EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Martavius Bryant Smith-Schuster took full practice reps and will play Monday barring any setbacks during warm-ups. WIth Antonio Brown's toe ailing, Smith-Schuster could be utilized more.
Ezekiel Elliott RB Cowboys Suspended Eligible To Return Week 16 Alfred Morris, Rod Smith Elliott is currently serving his 6 game suspension after the roller coaster that fantasy owners had to endure for most of the season. He is a hold right now for those in playoff contention as he could be the difference maker should you get to Week 16 and you're still alive.
David Johnson RB Cardinals Wrist Surgery Unlikely To Return This Season Adrian Peterson Johnson continues to rehab from his wrist surgery, although wrist rehab can be difficult in terms of regaining range of motion and strength. Coach Arians has stated that he has not made any significant progress so he is unlikely to return. Those who still have DJ should be able to cut bait as the Cardinals are unlikely to risk having him return if he's not anywhere near close to 100%.
Aaron Rodgers QB Packers Shoulder Surgery Eligible to return Week 15 Brent Hundley Rodgers returned to practice on Saturday, which puts him well on track to return in Week 15 should the Packers still be in contention. If he's on your waiver wire, now is the time to add him in hopes the Packers can hang in there.
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