The Training Room: Week 8 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Oct 22, 2017
The Training Room: Week 8 Fantasy Football Injury Report

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

The Training Room

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Carson Palmer QB Cardinals Broken Arm Eligible to return Week 16 Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert There was some talk that the Cardinals may opt to not put Palmer on reserve should he progress quickly after his surgery, but this puts an end to his season. Drew Stanton will get first shot at starting duties but I wouldn't be surprised if the Cardinals take a look at Gabbert should they continue to struggle offensively.
Delanie Walker TE Titans Ankle Bone Bruise Week to Week Jonnu Smith Walker was seen on crutches after Sunday's game against the Browns due to the ankle injury he sustained. The Titans have a Week 8 bye, so that should help him get healthy, but there's no guarantee he's available for Week 9. A bone bruise can linger and cause continued discomfort even when he does return to the play.
Jay Cutler QB Dolphins Broken Ribs Out 2-3 Weeks Matt Moore Cutler took a hit to the chest when the Dolphins played the Jets in Week 7. X-rays revealed the fractures in the ribs, so he'll be week to week to allow the tissue to heal and reduce the risk of any further discomfort increasing.
Mike Wallace WR Ravens Concussion Day to Day Chris Moore Wallace somehow has been a limited participant in practice the last two days after being ruled out on Sunday with a concussion. It's hard to imagine Wallace suiting up for Thursday's game against the Dolphins, but it can't be out of the question now that he's back practicing.
Joe Flacco QB Ravens Concussion Day to Day Ryan Mallet Flacco took a nasty hit to the head/shoulder region by Kiko Alonso on Thursday night. Flacco's helmet was dislodged during the hit and also suffered a pretty bad laceration to his ear. He is currently in the concussion protocol and will be day to day. He's got 10 days to get full clearance before Week 9, but I would keep a close eye on his status.
Danny Amendola WR Patriots Sprained Knee QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett Amendola is dealing with a hyperextended knee, and although he practiced in limited fashion, he'll likely be a game time decision. Make sure he doesn't have any issues in warm-ups to feel comfortable using him as you normally would.
Ed Dickson TE Panthers Sprained Ankle QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY Chris Manhertz Dickson is questionable for Week 8, but he has practiced fully on Thursday which puts him on track to play Sunday. I wouldn't expect that to change.
C.J. Prosise RB Seahawks Sprained Ankle 2-3 Weeks J.D. McKissic Prosise aggravated his ankle injury last week and has struggled to progress as he's missed practice all week. The Seahawks might hold him out longer to make sure he is as close to 100% as possible.
Melvin Gordon RB Chargers Sprained Foot QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY Austin Ekeler Gordon was a limited participant in practice all week. Although he's questionable to play for Week 8, there's no indication that he's in danger of missing this 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
Emmanuel Sanders WR Broncos Sprained Ankle QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY, UNLIKELY TO PLAY Bennie Fowler Sanders missed practice all week but is somehow still listed as questionable for MNF. I don't think he plays, and will need to show more in practice next week to feel like he's close to returning.
Leonard Fournette RB Jaguars Sprained Ankle Day to Day Chris Ivory The Jaguars weren't going to risk any potential re-aggravation with Fournette as to why they decided to sit him in Week 7. The Jaguars have a bye Week 8, so he should be a full go Week 9.
Andre Ellington RB Cardinals Strained Quadricep Week to Week Kerwynn Wlliams, Adrian Peterson Ellington wasn't close to playing in Week 7, and with the Cardinals having a bye Week 8, it'll allow him to try and get healthy. We'll get a better idea of his status next week.
Stefon Diggs WR Vikings Strained Groin QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY, EXPECTED TO PLAY Laquon Treadwell Diggs returned to practice in full capacity both Thursday and Friday, making him likely to play in London Sunday. Although he is listed questionable, he should play. I would expect Diggs to be productive in his first game back against the lowly Browns.
Golden Tate WR Lions Sprained AC Joint QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY, EXPECTED TO PLAY Marvin Jones This is a surprise. Initial reports were that Tate's shoulder would require a multi-week absence, but apparently he's going to try and play Sunday. It's hard to figure out how productive Tate will be, but he's got a tough matchup against the Steelers to deal with as well.
Sterling Shepard WR Giants Sprained Ankle Day to Day Roger Lewis Shepard was a suprise inactive in Week 7 as all signs pointed to him playing. However, with the Giants having a Week 8 bye, they'll give Shepard every opportunity to be as close to 100% before he returns. He should return Week 9.
Sam Bradford QB Vikings Knee Bone Bruise 4-5 Weeks Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater Bradford remains out indefinitely as he tries to get his knee pain under control. He's been going through different types of treatment to try and expedite the healing process, but cartilage issues take longer to recover due to the poor blood circulation it has. I wouldn't expect Bradford back for at least another few weeks.
Terrance West RB Ravens Strained Calf Week to Week Alex Collins The Ravens play on Thursday night, so I'm not confident that West will be anywhere near 100%. With the Ravens having a bye in Week 10, there's a chance they hold him out until then to guarantee that he'll be as close to 100%.
Kenny Golladay WR Lions Strained Hamstring RULED OUT, NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Marvin Jones Golladay practiced Wednesday, but apparently had some renewed discomfort which forced him to miss both Thursday and Friday's practices. I would not expect him to play Sunday night.
DeVante Parker WR Dolphins Sprained Ankle Week to Week Kenny Stills Parker returned to a limited practice on Tuesday, which puts him in line to potentially play this upcoming Thursday night against the Ravens. Keep an eye on his status tomorrow as another practice will give him a chance to suit up.
Corey Davis WR Titans Strained Hamstring 1-2 Weeks Rishard Mathews There's a good possibility that we see Davis return in Week 9 after the Titans bye in Week 8. Keep an eye on his status next week to see if he's practicing to feel confident in potentially using him.
John Ross WR Bengals Sprained Knee EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Brandon LaFell Ross has been removed from the injury report, indicating that he will return to the field Week 8 against the Colts. Temper expectations as he returns, but he's someone to keep an eye on moving forward.
Andrew Luck QB Colts Shoulder Labral Repair 4 Weeks Jacoby Brissett Luck suffered a setback with his rehab and needed a cortisone shot to calm down the irritation in his shoulder. Things are trending in the wrong direction for Luck, but the Colts are still hopeful he will return this year.
David Johnson RB Cardinals Wrist Surgery Eligible to return November 26th Adrian Peterson Thanksgiving is the earliest Johnson would return according to Coach Arians, which is still 6 weeks away. I'd expect him to be close to that timeline, but keep an eye on him status as he continues to rehab
Charles Clay TE Bills Knee Surgery Week to Week Nick O'Leary Clay missed practice all week and remains a few weeks away from returning.
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Foot Surgery Eligible to return November 26th Ed Dickson Olsen seems to be progressing well since his foot surgery, but still has a long ways to go to feel comfortable with that foot.
Aaron Rodgers QB Packers Collarbone Surgery Eligible to return December 17th Brent Hundley Adam Schefter reports that Rodgers could start throwing around 6 weeks after surgery. While this is definitely possible, there are still a lot of things that need to occur just to get to that point.
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