Hey guys, it’s Andrew back with the Week 7 Injury Update!
Raheem Mostert (San Francisco 49ers) – Mostert has been placed on the IR (injured Reserve) so expect Jerick Mckinnon to take most of the workload in the next couple of weeks. Mckinnon should be a decent flex option this week and until Mostert returns.
Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints) – Thomas is having a rough year, he hasn’t played since week 1 and will not be playing this week. Tre’Quan Smith will be the top receiver this week for the Saints as Emmanuel Sanders will also be absent.
Emmanuel Sanders (New Orleans Saints) – As stated above, Sanders will be absent this week as he was placed on the COVID list. It’s an unfortunate blow for the Saints as they need to rely on Tre’Quan Smith to carry the load.
John Brown (Buffalo Bills) – After trying to play last Monday, Brown is still dealing with his knee injury and has been ruled out this week. Stefon Diggs is already the obvious number one, but Cole Beasly could make a fantasy impact this week in a favorable matchup.
Austin Hooper (Cleveland Browns) – I was very excited for Hooper this week, but unfortunately he will be out this week after suffering from appendicitis. Expect a 2-week timeline for Hooper.
Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals) – Mixon has been dealing with this foot injury for a while now and it has put him on the out list for this week. Giovani Bernard will take over at running back and has some decent flex value with RB2 upside.
Robert Woods (Los Angeles Rams) – Woods was listed as questionable after missing Friday’s practice. This is a risk as he plays Monday night, the final game of the week. I wouldn’t take this risk if you don’t need to, play it safe.
Robert Tonyan (Green Bay Packers) – After falling back down to earth, Tonyan has found himself on the injury report and will be a game-time decision. This is a very easy decision to make, if he plays you start him.
Jamison Crowder (New York Jets)- Another game time decision for Crowder. He has tremendous upside if he plays, however he has been dealing with injuries all year. He is a must start if he plays as he is the lone bright spot on this team at the moment.
Aaron Jones (Green Bay Packers) – Jones is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision. In a very favorable matchup, this week make sure you have Jamaal Williams as a backup.
DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) – Head Coach Kliff Kinsbury says that he hopes he will play. Hopkins should probably be in the questionable section, but Kingsbury’s optimism makes me feel hopeful. Hopkins hasn’t practiced all week and will most likely be a game-time decision.
Justin Jackson (Los Angeles Chargers) – With Eckler out, it has been a split between Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley with Jackson taking most of the shares. Jackson was dealing with an injury earlier this week but seems to have recovered. He should be a decent flex option this week.
Darrell Henderson (Los Angeles Rams) – Henderson has been dealing with a thigh injury but luckily has an extra day to recover as he doesn’t play until Monday night. I am not a fan of this Rams run game and wouldn’t recommend playing any of them, however, if you need to start one of them it would be Henderson.
A.J. Brown (Tennessee Titans) – Not much to say here, everything is pointing towards Brown playing this week. It is a tough matchup but there should be no worries about his participation in this game.
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