The Training Room: Week 9 Fantasy Football Injury Report

The Training Room: Week 9 Fantasy Football Injury Report

By Russell Manalastas (Injury Expert), last update Nov 5, 2017

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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
Joe Flacco QB Ravens Concussion QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Ryan Mallett Flacco draws the questionable tag for Sunday's game, but all signs are pointing to Flacco playing against the Titans
Duke Johnson RB Browns Concussion Day to Day Isaiah Crowell Johnson was taken out of the game to be checked for a concussion in the 4th quarter. Apparently he has been cleared from a concussion, but I would still keep an eye on his status to make sure no potential symptoms return. 
Jordan Reed TE Redskins Strained Hamstring RULED OUT SUNDAY Vernon Davis With Coach Gruden having doubt so early in the week about Reed's availability, it sounds like Reed could miss a few games. Reed's hamstring injury history and his slow return from soft tissue injuries can't be overlooked. 
Niles Paul TE Redskins Concussion RULED OUT SUNDAY Vernon Davis Paul has not practiced yet this week, which is making it more unlikely that he plays this upcoming Sunday. 
Zach Miller TE Bears Dislocated Knee Out For Season Dion Sims It sounds like the medical staff were able to save Miller's leg after his main artery in the lower leg was severed. We wish Miller a fast recovery. 
Devonta Freeman RB Falcons Stinger Day to Day Tevin Coleman Freeman continues to practice in limited fashion this week, which keeps him in line to suit up Sunday. Tevin Coleman may see more work depending on how bad Freeman's discomfort is. 
Chris Hogan WR Patriots Sprained Shoulder Day to Day Phillip Dorsett Hogan landed on his shoulder on his last catch and was immediately ruled out. He was seen in a sling after the game, and is headed for an MRI. With the Patriots on bye this week, we likely won't hear much until the Patriots need to reveal such information. It is looking like he's doing with a sprained AC joint, which could be a multi-week injury depending on what is seen on the MRI. 
Martellus Bennett TE Packers Sprained Shoulder DOUBTFUL FOR MONDAY, Week to Week Lance Kendricks, Richard Rodgers Bennett missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Monday's game againt the Lions. Hopefully he'll be able to practice next week so he just misses one week, but the fact he wasn't practicing at all is somewhat concerning. 
Jamison Crowder WR Redskins Strained Hamstring RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Josh Doctson, Terelle Pryor Crowder hasn't practiced at all this week and the Redskins don't want to risk aggravating the injury further. Look for Doctson and Pryor to get more work with Crowder out. 
Zach Ertz TE Eagles Strained Hamstring QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Brent Celek Ertz was a late addition to the injury report this week which is always concerning, but it sounds like he is going to try and play through the injury. There's some risk and vulnerability for an aggravation to occur, but if he's able to get through warm-ups without issues then I'd use him as you normally would. 

 

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 BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Bennie Fowler Sanders returned to limited practice this week and is trending in the right direction to play this upcoming weekend. He gets a downgrade at quarterback, but he should still see his normal workload barring any setbacks with his ankle. 
Leonard Fournette RB Jaguars Sprained Ankle EXPECTED TO PLAY Chris Ivory Fournette has practice fully since coming out of the bye, which is a great sign that he'll be ready to go Week 9. I would not expect any reduction in his workload if he doesn't sustain any setbacks. 
C.J. Prosise RB Seahawks Sprained Ankle GAME TIME DECISION,  J.D. McKissic We'll get a better idea during warm-ups if the Seahawks feel comfortable having Prosise return. Prosise did practice fully on Friday, so he is definitely trending in the right direction. He'd be a speculative add with the hopes that if he does play, he won't suffer any setbacks. 
Andre Ellington RB Cardinals Strained Quadricep QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Kerwynn Wlliams, Adrian Peterson Ellington returned to a limited practice participant this week but it is clear he is still not 100%. The Cardinals are expected to use Adrian Peterson heavily, so they might gradually bring Ellington back in hopes he doesn't aggravate his injury.  
Jay Cutler QB Dolphins Broken Ribs QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Matt Moore Coach Gase has already made it clear that he expects Cutler to start Week 9 against the Raiders. Cutler will likely be limited in practice all week, but all indications are that he'll start even with the broken ribs. 
Delanie Walker TE Titans Ankle Bone Bruise QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Jonnu Smith Walker returned to practice in limited fashion on Friday, putting him on track to potentially play on Sunday. Keep an eye on his pre-game status as that could determine if he suits up or not. 
Mike Wallace WR Ravens Concussion QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Breshad Perriman Wallace has cleared the concussion protocol and is set to make his return Week 9 against the Titans
Sterling Shepard WR Giants Sprained Ankle EXPECTED TO PLAY Roger Lewis Shepard has been a limited practice participant since the beginning of this week which is always an encouraging sign coming out of the bye. I would expect him to play but he still needs to avoid setbacks. 
Sam Bradford QB Vikings Knee Bone Bruise 4-5 Weeks Case KeenumTeddy 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 RULED OUT SUNDAY Alex Collins West remains sidelined with a calf strain and it sounds like he's not close to returning anytime soon. Alex Collins and Buck Allen will continue to be the primary options out of the backfield. With Danny Woodhead close to returning, West may be the odd man out. 
Kenny Golladay WR Lions Strained Hamstring DOUBTFUL FOR MONDAY Marvin Jones Golladay did get a limited practice in late this week, but apparently it wasn't enough to convince the Lions training staff to have him play this week. Look for him to return to practice early next week in hopes he doesn't have any issues before Week 10. 
DeVante Parker WR Dolphins Sprained Ankle QUESTIONABLE BUT EXPECTED TO PLAY Kenny Stills Parker is set to make his return Week 9 against the Raiders after missing a few weeks with his ankle injury. I would use him as you normally would as it sounds like he is the healthiest he's been in a while. 
Corey Davis WR Titans Strained Hamstring EXPECTED TO PLAY Rishard Mathews Davis is set to make his return from a hamstring re-aggravation that sidelined him since Week 1. The Titans may bring him along slowly in his first game back, but he's a player to keep an eye on moving forward. 
Andrew Luck QB Colts Shoulder Labral Repair PUT ON IR, OUT FOR SEASON Jacoby Brissett What a disastrous 2017 season for Luck. The Colts will shut his throwing program down and focus mainly on just rehabbing the shoulder in hopes that the discomfort he's dealing with corrects itself. Surgery is still an option should he not show any progress, but this is something to keep an eye on for the future. 
David Johnson RB Cardinals Wrist Surgery Eligible to return Week 12 Adrian Peterson Coach Arians recently told reporters that it was doubtful that Johnson would return this year from his wrist surgery. With the Cardinals in flux with Carson Palmer going down with an injury, there's a possibility that they shut Johnson down depending on if the Cardinals start to lose. Add in the fact that they have Adrian Peterson, and it's not a lock that Johnson returns this season. 
Charles Clay TE Bills Knee Surgery Week to Week Nick O'Leary Clay was able to do some running this past week and is trending in the right direction. There's a good chance he returns to practice this week with the possbility he returns Week 10. 
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Foot Surgery Eligible to Week 12 Ed Dickson Olsen is eligible to return to practice. Hopefully he'll ramp up his activities and not experiencing any soreness which will allow him to return in Week 12. 
Aaron Rodgers QB Packers Collarbone Surgery Eligible to return Week 15 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. 
Danny Woodhead RB Ravens Strained Hamstring Eligible to return Week 11 Alex Collins, Jarvoris Allen Woodhead returned to practice this week and looks to be ready to return when the Ravens come out of their bye. Add him now if you have the roster flexibility. 
Carson Palmer QB Cardinals Broken Arm Eligible to return Week 16 Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert Palmer is droppable in all leagues as he will not make it back to make an impact for fantasy football purposes. 
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