The Training Room: Week 4 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Sep 24, 2017
The Training Room: Week 4 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Stay up to date with all the current injuries that happend this past week to determine what you should do with your rosters before your waiver wires run! We will update these injuries throughout to week to reflect practice participations and expectations heading into this upcoming week.

The Training Room Week 4

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Julio Jones WR Falcons Strained Low Back Day to Day Mohammed Sanu Jones left late in the 4th quarter against the Lions with what looked like back spasms. After the game he told reporters he could've returned to the game, so hopefully the issue is minor. He'll likely be limited to give him some rest but I don't see him missing this upcoming weekend.
Carlos Hyde RB 49ers Strained Hip Limited practice all week, day to day. Matt Breida Coach Shanahan is stating that Hyde will be a game time decision this Sunday, but there is some doubt starting to show that Hyde might not be ready as his head coach has expressed that he is still in pain. I'd be very cautious with Hyde, especially since he plays the late afternoon games.
Sammy Watkins WR Rams Concussion Cleared from Concussion Protocol Cooper Kupp Watkins was cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and is slated to play this Sunday against the Cowboys. We'll see if the production that Watkins had last week was due to a bad defense or if he and Jared Goff have better chemistry.
Derrick Henry RB Titans Bruised Thigh Full participant in practice Henry has been able to practice fully with no setbacks so expect him to be ready this upcoming Sunday.
Doug Baldwin WR Seahawks Strained Groin Game time decision this Sunday Paul Richardson, Tyler Lockett Baldwin continues to be limited due to the groin injury he sustained late in the 4th quarter last week against the Titans, but it sounds like he'll try and play through the injury. He is someone to watch as his warm up will be a determining factor if the Seahawks play him or if they sit him out due to him still feeling discomfort or just not up to where he'd like to be.
Melvin Gordon RB Chargers Sprained Knee Day to Day Branden Oliver Gordon has been limited in practice but the expectation is that he will play this Sunday. The hope is he doesn't re-aggravate the knee injury which limited his in the 2nd half of last week's game.
Darren Sproles RB Eagles Broken Arm, Torn ACL Out for the season LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement Tough blow for Sproles as he had both injuries occur on the same play. The forearm would've given him a chance to return this season, but the ACL will knock him out the rest of the season.
Kelvin Benjamin WR Panthers Sprained Knee Expected to start, removed from injury report Curtis Samuel, Devin Funchess Benjamin seems to have recovered much quicker than most people expected which is a great sign for an offense that continues to struggle. Although there might be concern that Benjamin might not be fully 100% after seeing his injury, his practice participation tells us that he should be used as he normally would on Sunday.
Matt Forte RB Jets Sprained Toe RULED OUT FOR WEEK 4 Bilal Powell Forte is dealing with turf toe, and it sounds like he hasn't progressed enough for the Jets to feel confident in playing him. Keep an eye on his status as he didn't practice all week, so there's a chance he would miss another week if he doesn't start to get in practices in some fashion next week.

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
Willie Snead WR Saints Suspended/Hamstring Strain Eligible to return Week 4 Brandon Coleman Snead has been dealing with hamstring soreness since he returned to practice this week. There was already question about how much the Saints would use him in his first game back, so this is not a situation I'd feel comfortable with. I'd wait a week to see what happens with Snead before putting him back into your lineups.
Doug Martin RB Buccaneers Suspended 1 Week Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers Martin is eligible to retun to the Bucs Week 5. Rodgers has not taken full advantage of Martin being suspended, so look for the Bucs to utilize him right away to see how he looks.
Sam Bradford QB Vikings Bone Bruise in Knee RULED OUT FOR WEEK 4, remains week to week Case Keenum Bradford has been ruled out again this week as he missed practice all week. The hope is that Bradford can return to practice in some manner this upcoming week to determine whether or not he can be considered for Week 5.
Andrew Luck QB Colts Shoulder Labral Tear RULED OUT FOR WEEK 4. Remains week to week Jacoby Brissett Luck has been ruled out, which makes the target of him returning in Week 6 a stretch as he'll need a few weeks of practice to determine if he's ready to return. I'd continue to hold him if you've got a deep bench, but at this point in time, the expectation has to be set low for Luck's return.
Tyler Eifert TE Bengals Back Pain, Knee Tendnitis RULED OUT FOR WEEK 4, remains week to week Tyler Kroft It sounds like Eifert is dealing with more back discomfort than knee discomfort, which is more concerning considering he was just recovering from back surgery last year. Although Marvin Jones says the back pain isn't related to his surgery, I have a hard time believing that. It seems like the Bengals are willing to wait as long as they can to make sure Eifert is as close to 100% before he returns, which sounds like he could out a few more weeks before making a decision on him.
Rex Burkhead RB Patriots Rib Injury Returned to limited practice James White, Dion Lewis Burkhead is trending in the right direction, but it sounds like he is still a week away from returning from the rib injury he sustained. Look for Dion Lewis to continue to get more snaps in his absence.
Corey Davis WR Titans Re-aggravated Strained Hamstring RULED OUT FOR WEEK 4, still 2-3 weeks away potentially. Rishard Matthews, Taywan Taylor Davis will likely be sidelined a few more weeks to get his hamstring closer to 100%. The Titans do have some good depth at the receiver position, so it can allow the Titans to be patient with their rookie WR.
Rob Kelley RB Redskins Rib Injury Limited practice all week. Game time decision Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson Kelley has practiced in limited fashion all week, so he's definitely looking like he could play. The Redskins will test him out during pregame warmups to determine whether or not he can be productive without increasing his risk of injury.
Jordan Reed RB Redskins Bruised Chest Week to Week Vernon Davis Same thing as Kelley, Reed has practiced on a limited basis all week and since the Redskins play on Monday, hopefully we'll get a clearer picture after their Saturday practice.
Corey Coleman WR Browns Broken Hand 6-8 Weeks Rashard Higgins Coleman is eligible to return in 8 weeks. Week 10 would be the earliest he'd be able to return to the field.
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Jones Fracture 6-8 Weeks Ed Dickson Olsen is eligible to return the same time as Coleman as they both were put on IR in Week 2.
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