Injury Report: Week 7

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Welcome back to the Saturday Injury Report! Every week I’ll be looking at injuries across the league for the upcoming slate of games.

Early Games

Washington @ Packers

The Washington Football Team has several players dealing with injuries. Both Curtis Samuel and Cam Sims have already been ruled out for Sunday. WR Dyami Brown (knee) and TE Ricky Seals-Jones (quad) were limited in practice on Friday but should suit up. RB Antonio Gibson has been playing through a stress fracture in his shin, and the injury is finally catching up to him. Gibson stated that he will be playing on Sunday, but it’s quite likely that the team monitors his workload. Both J.D. McKissic and Jaret Patterson should be rostered in 12-team formats.

The Packers appear to be fully healthy this Sunday.

Chiefs @ Titans

WR Chester Rogers was already ruled out for Sunday with a groin injury. AJ Brown was still dealing with a particularly nasty case of food poisoning earlier in the week but looks to be ready to go after logging a full practice on Friday. Julio Jones is still dealing with the hamstring injury he picked up last week and I expect he will be on a snap count.

WR Tyreek Hill logged a limited session on Friday after not practicing all week. Hill is currently listed as questionable with a quad injury. He played through the same injury last week, posting a 9-76-1 receiving line. I’d expect him to be active on Sunday.

Falcons @ Dolphins

The Falcons are fully healthy coming out of their bye week.

QB Tua Tagovailoa was listed as questionable but is expected to play on Sunday. The Dolphins’ receiving corps could possibly be back at full strength. WR DeVante Parker and WR Preston Williams are both listed as questionable. It’s hard to gauge if either player will suit up, so double-check the inactives list.

Jets @ Patriots

The Jets will be without TE Tyler Kroft, who will miss the week with a back injury. Additionally, RB Tevin Coleman is dealing with a hamstring injury and is questionable to play this week. Coleman is unlikely to see much work if he plays.
Patriots RB Brandon Bolden is listed as questionable following a week where he was limited in practice. Bolden is ceding work to Rhamondre Stevenson and can be safely dropped back to waivers.

Panthers @ Giants

Panthers rookie WR Terrace Marshall was declared out with a concussion. Additionally, the team placed WR Brandon Zylstra on injured reserve. Marshall has just an 11% target share this season, suggesting that his absence will not impact either DJ Moore or Robby Anderson’s workload.

The Giants will be without the services of Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, or Kadarius Toney on Sunday. Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton have been dealing with hamstring injuries. Shepard is likely to play pick-up where he left off from last week. Slayton’s status is a little more unclear and it’s possible that he doesn’t suit up this week. Evan Engram is still dealing with a calf injury but should play on Sunday following his limited practice on Friday.

Bengals @ Ravens

The Bengals added RB Samaje Perine from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Conversely, RB Chris Evans has been limited with a hamstring injury and could possibly be inactive on Sunday. Neither player should be rostered in 12-team leagues.

WR Sammy Watkins will miss his second straight game after injuring his hamstring in Week 5. I’d expect Rashod Bateman to continue seeing a significant target share going forward. RB Latavius Murray has been dealing with an ankle injury and was declared out for Week 7. In Murray’s absence, RB Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell are expected to carry the mail.

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Afternoon Games

Eagles @ Raiders

The Philadelphia Eagles and Las Vegas Raiders appear to be fully healthy heading into the week.

Lions @ Rams

Like clockwork, RB D’Andre Swift and TE T.J. Hockenson are listed as questionable due to injury. However, you know the drill. I expect both players will see their regular workload come Sunday.

RB Sony Michel is dealing with a shoulder injury and was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday. I expect that he continues to see limited run when the game is close but gets plenty of run once the game is out of reach.

Texans @ Cardinals

Danny Amendola practiced in full all week and should be active on Sunday. Nico Collins is dealing with an ankle injury, but I expect that he plays this week after logging a limited practice on Friday.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds practiced in full on Friday and I expect that he sees a slight bump in his workload. Both Edmonds and James Conner are viable bye-week fill-ins at RB this week, given the byes.

Bears @ Buccaneers

The Bears placed TE Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list and he will miss the game on Sunday. RB Damien Williams was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Khalil Herbert should be downgraded to a FLEX play this Sunday.

Both Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown will miss the game on Sunday. Gronkowski seems to be close to a return, so scour your waiver wire in case you can pick him up. Brown’s absence opens targets up for Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. I expect both WR’s to post high-end WR2 numbers this Sunday.

Sunday Night Football

Colts @ 49ers

TY Hilton will miss the week with a quad injury. It’s too early to tell if this will be a lingering issue with Hilton, but let’s hope he makes a speedy recovery. Parris Campbell had surgery to repair his injured foot and is potentially out for the remainder of the regular season. WR Michael Pittman will continue his under-the-radar breakout season.

Trey Lance is still dealing with a lingering knee injury and will miss Sunday Night Football. Jimmy Garoppolo will take over under center for the Niners. RB JaMycal Hasty is expected to be active for Week 7 against the Colts. His presence drastically lowers the ceiling for both RB Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon on Sunday.

Monday Night Football

Saints @ Seahawks

Deonte Harris is dealing with a hamstring and did not practice all week. It’s quite likely he misses Monday Night Football. QB Taysom Hill has been dealing with a concussion and is yet to practice. His absence could mean that RB Alvin Kamara sees additional red zone opportunities.

RB Alex Collins is dealing with a core injury and did not practice on Friday. He’s shaping up to be a game-time decision and could potentially miss the game. RB Rashaad Penny was activated from injured reserve and I expect that he will see the bulk of the work on Monday Night.

Enjoy the games, everyone!

Editor's note: Alex Collins is now listed as active for Monday night.