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K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 8 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 8

Posted by Stagg Party on 10/29/16

by   The Archer


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Week 8 Injury Report as of 10/29/16



Bye Weeks: Baltimore, LA, Miami, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco


Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: The Cards expect John Brown, healing up from a hamstring strain, to play this week against the Panthers.   

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Palmer will be getting his receiving weapons back this week, as John Brown should be able to get free against a statistically bad secondary in the Panthers. Monitor the situation as he has been a limited participant this week after being diagnosed with a sickle cell trait, and hamstring issues can be tricky. Brown missed last week with this injury.

Player: Michael Floyd, WR

Injury: Floyd “looked good” after practicing for the first time all week according to Bruce Arians. Floyd played through his hamstring injury last week.      


Fantasy Impact: It sounds like Arians expects Floyd to play this week, but I expect Floyd to be a game-time decisions who needs to be cleared prior to kick off on Sunday. Monitor this one, as Floyd gets to face a soft Panthers secondary this week.



Atlanta Falcons

Player: Tevin Coleman, RB

Injury: Coleman has been ruled out for Week 8 with a hamstring injury.       


Fantasy Impact: After injuring his hamstring last week, Coleman has been considered week-to-week trying to return from it. He will probably be questionable for next week as well. Devonta Freeman is expected to get a ton of work this week against the Packers.



Buffalo Bills

Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy is listed as doubtful for the upcoming game against the Patriots. His hamstring issue is causing him to have some issues.


Fantasy Impact: This will probably be McCoy’s first missed game of the season for the Bills. This is a big blow for them as he was essentially carrying that offense. Mike Gillislee will carry the bulk of the load in his stead if he does actually miss this week.

Player: Mike Gillislee, RB

Injury: Gillislee is listed as questionable with a foot injury, but is expected to play and carry the load if McCoy misses time.


Fantasy Impact: If McCoy is out this week, Gillislee is presumed to be first in line at a crack of the bulk of the carries. Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams will be available for carries as well.



Chicago Bears

Player: Cameron Meredith, WR

Injury: Meredith was limited at practice on Thursday due to a stomach issue.

Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Meredith does not appear to be hurt, so he is expected to suit up this week for the Bears and reestablish himself among the pecking order for the Bears after having a dud last week.

Player: Jeremy Langford, RB

Injury: Langford was limited at Thursday’s practice with an ankle injury.

Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Langford has missed the last 4 weeks with this ankle injury and is ready to make his return now. If he does play, he will become a part of a now-crowded Bears backfield with Carey and Howard.

Player: Jay Cutler, QB

Injury: Cutler has been cleared to return for Week 8, after dealing with a prolonged thumb injury.

Source: Kevin Fishbain on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Cutler returns to face the Vikings stout defense. I would not expect this one to be too pretty. Cutler’s return positively affects Alshon Jeffery, as Cutler always sends most of his passes Jeffrey’s way.



Cleveland Browns

Player: Corey Coleman, WR

Injury: Coleman returned to practice this week, returning from a broken hand. He may be cleared to catch passes next week.


Fantasy Impact: This is good news as Coleman may be available as early as next week for the Browns, giving them a playmaker on offense outside of Pryor.

Player: Cody Kessler, QB

Injury: Kessler has been ruled out with a concussion injury.


Fantasy Impact: There was a shot that Kessler would be cleared from his concussion this week, so it is not unreasonable to think that he should be available for the Browns next week.



Dallas Cowboys

Player: Jason Witten, TE

Injury: Witten is questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles with a chest injury.

Source: David Helman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Witten has practiced fully all week and is not in doubt for missing any time this week against the Eagles.



Denver Broncos

Player: C.J. Anderson, RB

Injury: C.J. Anderson was placed on the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery on his knee.


Fantasy Impact: With Anderson going down for at least 8 weeks, Devontae Booker becomes a very attractive option as the Broncos lead RB.

Player: Brandon Marshall, LB

Injury: Marshall is a game-time decision, dealing with a hamstring injury.


Fantasy Impact: Marshall logged a limited practiced on Friday, as you will need to monitor up until game-time. This would be a large loss as Marshall is the center of the Denver defense.



Detroit Lions

Player: Dwayne Washington, RB and Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Both RB’s will be active on Sunday, avoiding and negative game-time status.


Fantasy Impact: With the Lions getting healthy at RB, it will begin to become crowded very quickly going forward. A positive for the Lions, and a negative for fantasy owners.

Player: Eric Ebron, TE

Injury: Ebron is questionable with knee and ankle ailments for Week 8.


Fantasy Impact: Ebron was a full participant on Thursday and Friday and will return to the Lion’s starting lineup against the Texans.



Green Bay Packers

Player:  Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with a hamstring injury for Week 8.


Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been limited all week in practice but is likely to suit up against Atlanta. Monitor until game time to ensure that he will still be playing as this situation could boil down until then.

Player: Ty Montgomery WR/RB

Injury: Montgomery is questionable with an illness for Week 8.


Fantasy Impact: Montgomery was limited this week with an illness, but is in no danger of missing any time this week as he gives the Packers an option out of the backfield.

Player: Clay Matthews, LB

Injury: Clay Matthews is questionable with a hamstring injury for Week 8.


Fantasy Impact: Matthews has practiced on a limited basis this week while he deals with his hamstring injury, and should be available for the Packers this week. As with Cobb, check in before kick-off to double check on his status.



Houston Texans

Player: Lamar Miller, RB

Injury: Miller is expected to play on Sunday with a sore shoulder that caused him to experience some numbness last week.


Fantasy Impact: Bill O’Brien expects this to be a game-time decision and that sounds about right. You are going to have to monitor Miller’s status until his game to make sure that he is a safe play. Even if he does suit up, I would not be surprised if he is on some limitations or any type of snap count.



Indianapolis Colts

Player: Donte Moncrief, WR

Injury: After 5 weeks, Moncrief is expected to make his return to the field this week against the Chiefs.


Fantasy Impact: With Moncrief back on the field, this gives Andrew Luck some size at the receiver position and another weapon at his disposal. He will more than likely be limited in some capacity in his first game, but should be valuable going forward.



Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Jamaal Charles, RB

Injury: Charles will miss Week 8 due to lingering knee problems.


Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs will continue to use Spencer Ware as their lead running back, who has been very effective in the role this season. The Chiefs seem to be content on sitting Charles to allow him to heal completely. Even when he does come back 100%, Ware will have something to say about who gets the bulk of the work.



Minnesota Vikings

Player: Jerick McKinnon, RB

Injury: McKinnon has been ruled out for Monday night against the Bears, with an ankle injury.

Source: Andrew Krammer on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: After sitting out practice all week, this was to be expected. This leaves Matt Asiata as the lead back against the Bears in a nice matchup for him to get rolling.



New England Patriots

Player: Martellus Bennett, TE

Injury: Bennett did not practice on Friday and was spotted leaving the field with an ankle brace.


Fantasy Impact: With Bennett not being able to practice and spotting leaving with an ankle brace on, I would say that significantly hurts his chances of playing this week. I would monitor him going forward, but would not be surprised if he misses time. This would leave Gronk to continue to soak up a whole lot of targets.



New York Jets

Player: Darron Lee, LB

Injury: Darron Lee has been ruled out with an ankle injury for the Jets.         


Fantasy Impact: The exciting young linebacker is out for this week’s matchup, and will be replaced by Julian Stanford, who will be making his first start as a Jet next to David Harris.



San Diego Chargers

Player: Hunter Henry, TE

Injury: Henry is listed as questionable with a concussion.       


Fantasy Impact: Henry has practiced in full the last two days since suffering a concussion last Sunday. He should be ready to go this week.

Player: Travis Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is listed as questionable for the game this week with a knee injury. 


Fantasy Impact: Benjamin has been a limited participant the last two days and should be playing this week through the same injury that had him questionable last week as well.

Player: Tyrell Williams, WR

Injury: Williams is listed as questionable with a knee injury.  


Fantasy Impact: Williams also was a limited participant the last couple of days at Chargers’ practice and can be expected to start in his typical role as well. Beware of Chargers’ WRs though. The Broncos have not allowed a TD to one since Week 1.



Seattle Seahawks

Player: Michael Bennett, DL

Injury: Bennett is out with a knee injury.


Fantasy Impact: After Bennett suffered some knee swelling after the overtime game last week, he has not practiced this week and has been ruled out.

Player: Kam Chancellor, DB

Injury: Chancellor will miss a third game due to a groin problem.


Fantasy Impact: Chancellor continues to miss time for this defense for a third consecutive game. Hopefully next week he can get back to practice and gear up for a return.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player: Doug Martin, RB

Injury: Martin is out for Week 8 with a hamstring injury.     

Source: Greg Auman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Martin has yet to resume practicing after suffering a setback recently in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers will continue to fill in as the lead back for the Bucs, as Martin still has no timetable for a return.



Washington Redskins

Player: Matt Jones, RB

Injury:  Matt Jones has been ruled out for Week 8 with a knee injury.           


Fantasy Impact: With Jones slated to miss time this week, Rob Kelley has been getting first-team reps in his place, with Chris Thompson handling the passing game work as usual.

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Jordan Reed is questionable for Week 8, recovering from a concussion.         


Fantasy Impact: Reed got in a full week of practices and should be ready to go this week in London. Monitor Reed up until game-time as he could suffer a relapse to his status due to lingering effects.




By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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