The Training Room: Week 15 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Dec 11, 2017
The Training Room: Week 15 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 Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Carson Wentz QB Eagles Confirmed ACL Tear Out For Season Nick Foles This is the worst case scenario for the Eagles as they just clinched the NFC East. He's out for the year.
Josh McCown QB Jets Broken Hand (Non-Throwing) Out For Season Bryce Petty McCown will undergo season ending hand surgery. He got a few opinions to see if he could play through the injury, but the recommendation was to undergo surgery to prevent any further damage.
Leonard Fournette RB Jaguars Quad Contusion NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Chris Ivory Fournette has been dealing with the quad injury all week and has not practiced. He'll be highly questionable for Week 16 as well as quad contusions do have a tendency to linger, so keep an eye on his status moving forward if you're able to advance without him.
DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans Toe Injury EXPECTED TO PLAY Will Fuller Hopkins has missed practice all week, but is still expected to play Week 15. Antonio Brown was dealing with a toe injury and was very productive so I would expect the same from Hopkins, although he has a much more difficult matchup against the Jaguars.
Alvin Kamara RB Saints Concussion EXPECTED PLAY Mark Ingram, Trey Edmunds Kamara has cleared concussion protocol and will be a great play against the Jets.
Marcus Mariota QB Titans Sprained Knee EXPECTED TO PLAY Matt Cassel Mariota has been practicing in full this week, which indicates the knee issue he was dealing with was very minor. Mariota has not looked great over the past few weeks and even though he's got a great matchup against the 49ers, it will be hard to trust him in the semifinals of the fanasty playoffs.
Kelvin Benjamin WR Bills Aggravated Knee Injury EXPECTED TO PLAY Zay Jones Benjamin has practiced in a limited fashion all week, but he has had some trouble even in practice this week with his knee. He is at risk for an in game aggravation and is a very shaky play for Week 15.
Devin Funchess WR Panthers Sprained Shoulder EXPECTED TO PLAY Damiere Byrd Funchess has been dealing with a shoulder issue for the past few weeks, but has been able to play through the discomfort. Even though there is some concern that he missed practice Friday, all indications are that he will play.
Amari Cooper WR Raiders High Ankle Sprain Aggravation RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 3-4 Weeks Seth Roberts, Michael Crabtree Cooper is expected to miss Week 15, if not longer, due to the ankle re-aggravation he suffered this past weekend.
Nathan Peterman QB Bills Concussion RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Tyrod Taylor, Joe Webb With Tyrod back healthy, Peterman will return to a back up role once he is cleared from the concussion protocol.
Tom Savage QB Texans Concussion RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week TJ Yates Savage continues to be in the concussion protocol and has already been ruled out for Week 15. TJ Yates will be under center for the Texans.

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
Tyrod Taylor QB Bills Bruised Patellar Tendon EXPECTED TO START SUNDAY Nathan Peterman, Joe Webb Tyrod has been practicing in full and is expected to start for the Bills in Week 15 against the Dolphins.
Aaron Rodgers QB Packers Shoulder Surgery EXPECTED TO START SUNDAY Brent Hundley Rodgers has been medically cleared to return to play for Week 15. If you have waited out his injury, plug him back into your lineup as he should be able to return with minimal restrictions.
Zach Ertz TE Eagles Concussion EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Trey Burton Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to start Week 15. He'll have Nick Foles throwing him the ball, so it'll be interesting to see how often he'll be targeted with a different quarterback.
Adrian Peterson RB Cardinals Strained Neck Put on IR, Out For Season Kerwynn Williams Peterson has been put on IR due to his neck injury not progressing over the past few weeks. It'll be interesting to see what Peterson does once he finally is healthy to see if he wants to continue playing.
Joe MIxon RB Bengals Concussion RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Day to Day Giovani Bernard Mixon continues to progress through the protocol as he's now practicing in helmet and pads, but he has yet to practice fully. With Mixon being ruled out for Sunday, Bernard will get the start.
Robert Woods WR Rams Sprained AC Joint EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Cooper Kupp Woods has been practicing in full and is expected to make his return in Week 15. Woods was one of Goff's favorite targets before getting hurt, so I would expect him to resume that role when he comes back.
John Brown WR Cardinals Sprained Toe RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Jaron Brown Brown has been back at practice, but apparently not close to returning.
Damien Williams RB Dolphins Dislocated Shoulder RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Kenyon Drake Williams returned to a limited practice, which is the first time he's practice since suffered the shoulder injury a few weeks ago. However, he did not travel with the team to Buffalo, so it looks like he still needs another week or so before making his return.
Jordan Reed TE Redskins Strained Hamstring Put on IR, OUT FOR SEASON Vernon Davis The writing was on the wall when Reed failed to make any notable progress from his hamstring injury. Reed was slowed by a toe injury early in the season and again fails to stay healthy for a full season.
Ezekiel Elliott RB Cowboys Suspended Eligible to return Week 16 Alfred Morris, Rod Smith
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