The Training Room: Week 17 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Dec 25, 2017
The Training Room: Week 17 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 Fro Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Demarco Murray RB Titans Sprained Knee QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 17 Derrick Henry Murray is dealing with a grade 3 MCL sprain, which normally requires at least a month in terms of recovery. I don't think there's any way that Murray does play, and if even if he does, he will likely be very limited and ineffective.
Deandre Hopkins WR Texans Strained Calf RULED OUT FOR WEEK 17 Will Fuller Hopkins has missed practice all week and the Texans will not risk his long term health for a meaningless game in Week 17.
Melvin Gordon RB Chargers Sprained Ankle QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 17 Branden Oliver Gordon was a limited participant in practice this week and with the Chargers in must win mode, I can't see Gordon missing Week 17 even if he's not 100%. I'd keep an eye on his warm-ups to make sure he doesn't have any setbacks or tweaks.
Sterling Shepard WR Giants Strained Neck RULED OUT FOR WEEK 17 Roger Lewis Shepard will sit out the final game due to the neck injury in hopes to reduce any further risk of aggravation.
Jaelen Strong WR Jaguars Torn ACL Out For Season Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole Strong was promoted off the practice squad with Allens Hurns being inactive with an ankle injury. He'll now need season ending knee surgery to address the issue.
Travaris Cadet RB Bills Dislocated Ankle Out For Season Mike Tolbert, Taiwan Jones Cadet suffered a nasty ankle injury which was later diagnosed as a dislocated ankled. He'll require season ending surgery to address the ligamentous and bony compromise sustained from the injury.
Evan Engram TE Giants Rib Injury RULED OUT FOR WEEK 17 Rhett Ellison With the Giants having nothing to play for, they'll heir on the side of caution

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
Emmanuel Sanders WR Broncos Right Ankle Bone Bruise OUT FOR WEEK 17 Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler Sanders will sit out the last game as the Broncos will not rush him back.
Damien Williams RB Dolphins Dislocated Shoulder DOUBTFUL FOR WEEK 17 Senorise Perry Although Williams has returned to practice the last two weeks, he still hasn't looked close to being able to play. There's a possibility he could need shoulder surgery in the offseason to address any compromise in the shoulder from his dislocation.
Allen Hurns WR Jaguars Sprained Ankle QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 17 Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole Hurns has been a limited participant all week and is questionable for Week 17. The Jaguars will make sure he's 100% for the playoffs so if he is active, he'll likely get limited work in.
Jeremy Maclin WR Ravens Sprained Knee OUT FOR WEEK 17, 1-2 Weeks Mike Wallace, Chris Moore Maclin missed practice all week again and doesn't seem to be close to returning. He'll need to ramp up his rehab if the Ravens make the playoffs to potentially be available for the wild card round.
Rex Burkhead RB Patriots Sprained Knee DOUBTFUL FOR WEEK 17 Dion Lewis, James White Burkhead will continue to rehab his sprained knee that he suffered in Week 15. The Patriots are eyeing a return in the playoffs for Burkhead, so even though he hasn't been ruled out for Week 17 yet, it's only a matter of time.
Antonio Brown WR Steelers Strained Calf RULED OUT FOR WEEK 17 JuJu Smith-Schuster Brown has already been ruled out for Week 17. With the Steelers getting a first round bye, he'll have a much better shot at being able to return for the divisional round for the playoffs.
Chris Hogan WR Patriots Sprained AC Joint QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 17, Week to Week Danny Amendola, Kenny Britt Hogan again is limited all week but is questionable for Week 17. He can not be a trusted option even if he is finally active this week.
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