Injury Wrap: Leonard Fournette ruled out

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/30117/" data-ylk="slk:Leonard Fournette">Leonard Fournette</a> is a game-day call for Sunday (AP) &nbsp;
Leonard Fournette is a game-day call for Sunday (AP)  

It’s semifinal week, so the stakes are raised. Let’s take a good look around.

• Leonard Fournette (quad) missed the full practice week and according to Chris Mortensen, will not play Sunday. Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon are the other key backs in this offense. Allen Hurns (ankle) is not ready to return.

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Joe Mixon (concussion) will miss his second straight game. Giovani Bernard will be the primary back at Minnesota. The Bengals are 11-point underdogs, but nonetheless Bernard has a fairly large projectable workload for this game.

Chris Hogan (shoulder) is listed as questionable, though one report says he will not play Sunday. Be ready with other options. Hogan was not effective Monday at Miami.

• As expected, Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was activated Saturday and will start at Carolina.

Alvin Kamara (concussion) returns for the home match against the Jets. Ted Ginn (rib) will not play, which could be good for Brandon Coleman or (gasp) even Willie Snead.

• Matt Forte (knee) missed the Thursday and Friday work and is no sure thing to play at the Saints.

• Tevin Coleman hasn’t made it out of the concussion protocol yet, which means Devonta Freeman might see more work than usual Monday at Tampa Bay.

• Ameer Abdullah (neck) is available Saturday against the Bears. Not a chance I’ll use him in any of my fantasy semifinals. Chicago TE Adam Shaheen is inactive.

• Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will be available against the Giants. Carson Wentz, of course, is out for the year; Nick Foles takes over at quarterback.

• Tyrod Taylor (knee) is back in the saddle for the Bills. Kelvin Benjamin (knee) had a limited practice week and is listed as questionable.

• Damien Williams (shoulder) won’t play at Buffalo, which means more of the Kenyan Drake Show. Drake was outstanding in the Monday win over New England.

• Adrian Peterson (neck) went on injured reserve, which sets up Kerwynn Williams to be the featured back the rest of the way. Arizona is at Washington on Sunday. Jermaine Gresham (illness) will not play; perhaps Ricky Seals-Jones will finally see an uptick in snaps.

• Devin Funchess (shoulder) missed Friday’s practice and is listed as questionable. He put in a full session Thursday.

• Amari Cooper (ankle) won’t play Sunday night against Dallas, not that anyone will miss him.

• Tom Savage (concussion) and Braxton Miller (concussion) won’t play at Jacksonville. QB T.J. Yates picks up the start. DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is expected to play, though he didn’t practice Thursday or Friday.

• Vance McDonald (shoulder) is out, which could skim a few extra passes to Jesse James. Juju Smith-Schuster has a sore ankle and is listed as questionable.

• I don’t know why Minnesota would risk Kyle Rudolph (ankle) against Cincinnati, but he was upgraded to questionable Saturday. Rudolph did not practice all week. The Vikings should be able to do whatever they want against a Cincinnati defense that’s ravaged by injury.

• Mike Wallace (ankle) had a limited practice Friday after missing the two previous sessions. Check him on Sunday.

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