The Training Room: Week 3 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Sep 17, 2017
The Training Room: Week 3 Fantasy Football Injury Report

There's something about Week 2 of the NFL season when it comes to injuries. Looking back the last two years, our Sunday night injury report had 16 players with fantasy relevance injured in 2016, and 14 players injured in 2015. It seems like 2017's Week 2 is no different as many players went down with injuries. This list will likely grow as the week progresses, but here's a tentative list of injuries we know about.

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Broken Foot Officially put on IR, will miss at least the next 6 weeks. Ed Dickson Brutal diagnosis for Olsen as he's been such a consistent source of production for the Panthers. Jones fractures require a screw put in to help stabilize the fracture and help expedite the healing process. It is not a quick recovery, as many others have this surgery (Dez Bryant, Julian Edelman, Sammy Watkins, Demaryius Thomas) and struggled to return faster than their projected timetable.
Corey Coleman WR Browns Possible Broken Hand Officially put on IR, will miss next 6 weeks Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins Some tough luck for Coleman as he suffers his second broken hand in as many years. He should be available as soon as he's eligible to come off IR, so be sure to keep tabs on him in the upcoming weeks to see how he's progressing.
Rob Gronkowski TE Patriots Strained Groin Expected to play Dwayne Allen It sounds like Gronk avoided any serious injury, but soft tissue injuries can be troublesome as re-aggravations can always be a concern.
Demarco Murray RB Titans Strained Hamstring Expected to play, but likely limited. Derrick Henry It sounds like if Murray does play, that the Titans will likely give the majority of the snaps to Derrick Henry to reduce Murray's chance of re-aggravating the hamstring. Murray is a risky play this week, I'd find other options if you have them available.
Rex Burkhead RB Patriots Rib Injury RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY James White, Dion Lewis Burkhead has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Texans. James White and Mike Gillislee should handle the majority of the touches out of the backfield with Burkhead sidelined. Consider him week to week.
Rob Kelley RB Redskins Bruised Ribs NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson Per Adam Schefter, even though Kelley is listed as questionable, he is unlikely to play. The hope is he misses just one game and will be available Week 4.
Jordan Howard RB Bears Strained Shoulder Full participant in practice Tarik Cohen Howard returned to a full practice on Friday, which puts him in line to be play this Sunday. Howard's production has not been what owners have been expecting out of him, so hopefully he can avoid any further irritation to his shoulder.
Corey Davis WR Titans Strained Hamstring RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Rishard Matthews, Taywan Taylor Davis will try and get his hamstring healthy again to be able to contribute without missing any further time. He's likely another few weeks away.
Chris Hogan WR Patriots Sprained knee Day to Day Danny Amendola, Phillip Dorsett Hogan is listed questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, but it seems like he is likely to play barring any setbacks with his knee.
Phillip Dorsett WR Patriots Sprained Knee Day to Day Whoever is healthy Dorsett will likely take a back seat with Danny Amendola back in the fold for the Patriots. He's still someone to possibly stash if you have the room on your bench as the likelihood of another injury could put him right back in an important role for the Pats.
Jordy Nelson WR Packers Quad Contusion Questionable for Sunday. Expected to play DeVante Adams, Geronimo Allison Nelson is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, but the expectation is that he is going to play. The fact that it will be warm in Green Bay as well should help keep Nelson's leg loose and hopefully not stiffen up on him he plays.
Randall Cobb WR Packers Sprained Shoulder Listed as Doubtful for Sunday. Week to week Devante Adams, Geronimo Allison Cobb suffered the shoulder injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Falcons. It sounds like even though the Packers are going to see how he feels before the game, he is unlikely to play.
Jordan Reed TE Redskins Bruised Chest Game Time Decision, but more unlikely to play Vernon Davis It looks like the Redskins want to be as cautious as they can with Reed to avoid any setbacks so they can have him as healthy as can be moving forward. Vernon Davis needs to be picked up, especially since the Redskins play on Sunday night.
Tyler Eifert TE Bengals Strained Low Back, Knee Pain RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY. Week to Week. Tyler Kroft The Bengals will hold out Eifert this week in hopes that they can get his injuries to settle down and prevent him from missing extended time. It wouldn't surprise me if he misses another week or two to truly make sure he's as healthy as possible before returning.
Jimmy Graham TE Seahawks Ankle Injury Game time decision for Sunday. Expected to play. Luke Willson Graham was a full participant in practice on Friday, so barring any setbacks he'll be available against the Titans. Graham has been a non-factor the first two weeks, so how much the ankle bothers him will still be something to keep an eye out on. If you have other optins, I'd consider them.
Terrance West RB Ravens Strained Calf ACTIVE Javorius Allen, Alex Collins West was a full participant Friday for the Ravens, which puts him on schedule to play in London Sunday morning. The worry here is that the issue continues to be troublesome, which could mean another day of less snaps if he aggravates his injury. Expect Javorius Allen to continue to be the featured back to avoid major aggravation to West's injury.
Dak Prescott QB Cowboys Sprained Ankle Not on injury report Dak's ankle injury appeared to be minor, and the fact that he is not on the injury report confirms that. Start him as you normally would.

On The Radar

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Willie Snead WR Saints Suspension 1 Week Remaining Brandon Coleman, The Saints are 0-2 and will certainly be looking forward to getting Snead back once his suspension is over.
Danny Amendola WR Patriots Concussion Expected to play Sunday Phillip Dorsett Amendola has been cleared of the concussion protocol and will play this Sunday against the Texans. Look for Brady to target him Amendola often as he did in Week 1 prior to getting hurt.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Jets Suspension Returns This Week ASJ will make his Jets home debut this upcoming week against the Dolphins. The Jets need some weapons on the offensive side of the ball, so hopefully ASJ can flash some of the talent that we know he's capable of.
Doug Martin RB Buccaneers Suspension 2 Weeks Remaining Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims
Sam Bradford QB Vikings Knee Bone Bruise Week to Week Case Keenum Bradford's second opinion confirmed the initial diagnosis of just a bone bruise. Bone bruises can take multiple weeks to heal, especially if the bruise is in a weight bearing area of the knee joint. The concern here is if there's any underlying cartilage irritation that continues to cause swelling in the knee. Hopefully we start to see some progress this upcoming week to see if he is trending in the right direction.
Andrew Luck QB Colts Shoulder Labral Repair 2-3 Weeks, if not longer, Jacoby Brissett Luck continues to be ruled out so early in the week that there doesn't seem to be too much urgency to get him back out on the field. Luck continues to rehab from his shoulder surgery and it seems the Colts will not try and push him to get out there sooner at risk of potentially making things worse. He needs to start practicing to start the countdown as to when he could potentially be available. Until then, continue to try and stream QB's if you invested in Luck.
Will Fuller WR Texans Broken Collarbone Day to Day Braxton Miller Fuller looks to be ahead of schedule after suffering a broken collarbone that sidelined him in early August. With the Texans releasing Jaelen Strong, there's a chance the Texans are planning on having Fuller be available this week barring any setbacks.
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