Some fantasy stars can be found on the injury report every week, but will they play? Here at No Huddle, we will give you the most updated injury report at the end of every week. Then on Sunday, stay tuned to our twitter account @No_HuddleFFB for the latest news!
Colts @ Jags:
Donte Moncrief is out again with an injured shoulder and a late injury report add on Friday was Phillip Dorsett (Ankle). Late adds are always a tough call. If Dorsett misses the game in London TY Hilton will attract a bunch of targets but also a ton of attention from the Jags D.
The Jags are pretty good on the injury front. Julius Thomas makes the list again with an elbow this time. The Colts are the worst team in the league against the TE so far this season. Thomas should go and is a must start in all lineups if you have him.
Raiders @ Ravens
The Raiders are only really banged up along the Offensive line. However, the Ravens have one of the best Defensive units in the league ranked 8th against the pass and 3rd against the run. The Raiders have been pretty balanced so far this year. I’m starting my Raiders stars, but I’m playing Sebastian Janikowski in DFS.
In the podcast this week on nohuddleffb.com I spoke about Kenneth Dixon. Dixon practiced in full on Friday, but it’s still going to be a week before he makes his debut. They Ravens still have Terrance West and Justin Forsett, but I think Dixon will overtake the job shortly after returning from the injury. Add him if you can in all league formats. Oakland is ranked 31st in the league against WR1 so far this year. Mike Wallace may have one or two touchdowns this week. Dennis Pita is a good play as well.
Seahawks @ Jets
Do not worry about Russell Wilson (MCL Sprain) playing this week. He will play. How effective will he be? That’s the million-dollar question. I think that really depends on how effective the run game is. Thomas Rawls (Fibula) is out and CJ Prosise (Wrist) are questionable. If Christine Michael can get it going again in this game it could really open up the offence. The Jets are ranked 30th against the pass this year, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham could have big games if Wilson can be effective.
Eric Decker (Shoulder) is out opening the door for Quincy Enunwa to get in the starting lineup. Brandon Marshall (Knee) and Matt Forte (Knee) had full practices this week and should play. Seattle has a stout defense though. I’m avoiding Jets players until Ryan Fitzpatrick can prove that he can throw to his own team.
Panthers @ Falcons
The Panthers will have a similar look to how they did last week. Jonathan Stewart (Hamstring) is out. Look for Cameron Artis-Payne to carry a majority of the load in his absence. For me this game is all about Cam Newton and Greg Olsen. The Falcons are one of the worst in the league defending the TE. That trend continues this week.
Matt Ryan (Thumb), Julio Jones (Hamstring), Devonta Freeman (illness), Tevin Colman (Ankle), and Mohammed Sanu (Shoulder) all showed up on the injury report at some point or another this week. None of them were on the final report though and should play Sunday against the Panthers. Look for Coleman and Freeman to have sneaky good games this week at home.
Bills @ Patriots
Look for Rob Gronkowski to have a much bigger role this week in NE. This Bills have an average defense against the TE so far this year. Look for Gronk and Martellus Bennett to have big games. Bill Belichick said it would be a game time decision between Jimmy Garoppolo (Shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (Thumb) as to who will start this week at QB. He said he would name a starter during pregame warmups. Classic Belichick.
You got to feel bad for a young guy like Sammy Watkins (Foot). Its looks like there has been some complications with the foot surgery he had in the offseason on his 5th metatarsal bone. He will probably have another surgery and miss several weeks going forward if not the rest of the season. Charles Clay (Knee) looks like a game time decision. Greg Salas (Groin) will is also out.
Browns @ Redskins
Corey Colman (Hand) and Josh McCown (Shoulder) will miss this week’s game against Washington. Look for Tyrelle Pryor to get a ton of touches again this week and continue his run of double digit fantasy games.
Josh Doctson (Achilles) looks like he is going to miss several more games. Washington is also banged up in the secondary and Breshaud Breland (ankle), Dashuan Pillips (Hamstring) will miss this game, and Deangelo Hall (Knee) will miss the rest of the season. Look for the Browns to have success in the air.
Lions @ Bears
Marvin Jones looks like he’s good to go practicing in full on Friday with a hamstring twinge. He should be full go against the Bears early on Sunday. Eric Ebron (Ankle) is in the same boat. Look for Jones to stuggle against the Bears, they are ranked 6th in the NFL against WR1. Golden Tate and Eric Ebron have big games though.
The Bears are really banged up on Offense. However, their replacements one could argue are just as good as their starters. Jay Cutler (Thumb) will miss another week and Jeremy Langford (ankle) could miss several games. Detroit has the worst defense in the NFL in Fantasy numbers. Play Brian Hoyer, Zack Miller, Alshon Jeffery, and Jordan Howard. They may be in for big big games.
Titans @ Texans
The big injury for the Titans is Delanie Walker (Hamsting) and it is shaping up to be a true game time decision. If he plays he could have a decent game. Kendall Wright is back this week after missing the first part of the season. Look for Kendall Wright and Tajae Sharpe on the field together to lift the Titans medicore passing game this week.
Imminent Hall of famer JJ Watt will miss the rest of the season with a back injury that will require surgery. You have to feel for guy with as much class as JJ. Braxton Miller (Hamstring) is the only injury the Texans have that has any fantasy relevance.
Cowboys @ 49ers
Dez Bryant (Knee) will miss the game on Sunday in SF with a hairline fracture. Look for them to rely heavily on the run game this week and I’d imagine they would all but scrap the medium yardage passing game. Look for quick hitters to Cole Beasley and deep balls to Terrance Williams when they do throw. SF is ranked 32 in the NFL against WR1. I think Terrance Williams has a big game.
The 49ers are banged up at TE with Vance McDonald (Hip) and Garrett Celek (Back) questionable and that’s a big deal in this 49er offense. If they do not go don’t be surprised to see this 49er offense bog down, especially in the redzone.
Broncos @ Buccaneers
Virgil Green (Calf) is out again this week. But the Broncos did not miss him much last week. Look for the Broncos to continue to roll on offence this week against a terrible Buccaneers defense. Ranking near the bottom of the NFL in almost every category for fantasy. CJ Anderson should have a big day even against a tough run defense.
The Buccaneers are without Doug Martin again this week with a hamstring problem. Charles Sims is worth a look as a Fantasy play this week as the Broncos struggle against the run. However, the Broncos have incredible pass defense. Look for the Buccaneers to be too one dimensional this week to manage any real relevance against the Broncos.
Saints @ Chargers
The Saints are not that banged up on Offence. Look for Willie Snead to be back in the lineup this week in San Diego as he was limited all week in practice. If Snead can’t go have a backup plan ready from the late games or Sunday/Monday night. Someone like Sammie Coates of the Steelers may serve as a replacement.
The Chargers may have the most injured offence in the NFL. They could potentially be without six of their opening day starters from week one. Antonio Gates (Hamstring) will miss another week this week. If you listen to the Podcast you know I like Hunter Henry a lot. The young TE has impressed so far this season when replacing Gates so look for that trend to continue. This is the shootout game of the week. Play your fantasy options from this one if you have them.
Rams @ Cardinals
Kenny Britt (Thigh) was added to the injury report late in the week. Not a good sign. Monitor his status if you have him. Tavon Austin (Shoulder) is listed as questionable but should play in Arizona. Though the Rams look pretty healthy heading into their game with the Cardinals I’m not playing anyone but Todd Gurley in this one and that is reluctantly.
Looks like the Cardinals will get Michael Floyd back this week from a concussion. He practiced all week after being limited on Wednesday. They also get Evan Mathis back this week as well from a foot injury. They look to be at a full compliment. Play your Cardinals against the Rams at home.
Chiefs @ Steelers
Jamaal Charles (Knee) will be in the lineup on Sunday night. Pittsburgh is surprisingly bad against RB1’s this year. If you have Charles, you have to roll the dice this week and hope he gets plenty of work in a good matchup. Charcandrick West (Ankle) is out.
The Steelers are pretty healthy when it comes to fantasy options this week and will get a boost with the addition of all pro running back Leveon Bell. The Steelers are coming off a disappointing showing in Philadelphia last week. Look for them to be motivated this week as the Chiefs come to town. Eli Rogers will be out with a toe.
Monday Night Football
Giants @ Vikings
Rashad Jennings (Thumb) is questionable this week against the Vikings. Because it is the last game of the week you may want to leave him on your bench and not take the chance. They also have several injuries in their secondary. I’m playing OBJ against the Vikings this week but that’s about it. They Vikings are the real deal on defense this year.
Several big name Vikings are listed on the injury report this week. Stefon Diggs (Groin) was limited and Jerrick McKinnon (Toe) look like they will play despite being on the list and I like both of them this week to be in for big games. Sneaky play at QB this week is Sam Bradford as well. Giants will struggle against the pass missing because they’re missing so many DB’s.
As always stay tuned to our twitter account @No_HuddleFFB for the latest news Sunday morning!