Week 14 Injury Report: Tuesday

by Daniel Hall

Week 13 Initial Injury report

Julio Jones WR Atlanta Falcons: Turf toe. That is what kept Julio Jones out in some key moments in last week’s loss against the Chiefs. Turf toe hurts. This injury can range from a strain to torn ligaments inside the toe. Bruising can occur and it takes a long time for turf toe to heal fully. Jones will probably continue to play through the pain, he almost eluded to as much when interviewed this week. Julio is an elite fantasy option and his owners must be diligent about checking the practice report for his participation (if any this week) and the injury report to see if the severity of the injury is disclosed further. Don’t be surprised if Jones takes it easy this week in practice and will likely be a GTD this week.

Robert Griffin III QB Cleveland Browns: Great news everybody, the Browns did not lose this week…. They were one a bye. All jokes aside the hapless Browns maybe getting some good news this week at the QB position. Oft injured Robert Griffin III is practicing again and could potentially start this week against the Bengals in Cleveland. RGIII was head coach Hugh Jackson’s first choice at the beginning of the year for a reason and if he can stay healthy (that’s a big if) Griffin will have new toys in breakout talent Tyrelle Pryor and Rookie speedster Corey Coleman. Is there any rookie of the year RGIII or will we get more IRgIII? If you’re a Browns fan you’re hoping the former.

 Rob Gronkowski TE New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski went to the IR this week and his season is done. Many fantasy owners drafted Gronk in a very early round this year with visions of Fantasy championship glory. You have to feel for Gronk. The oft injured young man is an absolute super star when he is healthy. Literally, one of the best ever at the position. Unfortunately, Gronk can not stay healthy. The injury that puts him on the shelf this year looks like a reoccurrence of the back injury that he suffered in 2013. Tough luck for Gronk owners.

 Doug Martin RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin was “Bent Back” per Martin late in Sunday’s game against the Chargers. This resulted in Martin being pulled from the game and not returning. Now this injury appears to be minor, but Martin owners should continue to watch the practice report for his participation this week to be sure. If healthy I would consider Martin at least an RB2 this week as the Saints, and their terrible run d, come into town.

 


Notable injuries: For Week 14:

Quarterback:

  • Josh McCown QB Cleveland Browns (Finger)
  • Trevor Siemian QB Denver Broncos (Foot)
  • Jay Cutler QB Chicago Bears (Shoulder)

Running Back:

  • Chris Ivory RB Jacksonville Jaguars (Hamstring)
  • CJ Prosise RB Seattle Seahawks (Shoulder)
  • Ryan Matthews RB Philadelphia Eagles (Knee)
  • Jamaal Charles RB Kansas City Chiefs (Knee)
  • Chris Ivory RB Jacksonville Jaguars (Hamstring)
  • Charles Sims RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Knee)
  • DeAngelo Williams RB Pittsburgh Steelers (Knee)

Wide Receiver:

  • Mohamed Sanu WR Atlanta Falcons (Groin)
  • Eddie Royal WR Chicago Bears (Toe)
  • Marquess Wilson WR Chicago Bears (Groin)
  • Marvin Jones WR Detroit Lions (Thigh)
  • Tavon Austin WR Los Angeles Rams (Chest)
  • Jordan Matthews WR Philadelphia Eagles (Ankle)
  • Dorial Green-Beckham WR Philadelphia Eagles (Ribs)
  • Danny Amendola WR New England Patriots (Ankle)
  • Robert Woods WR Buffalo Bills (Leg)
  • AJ Green WR Cincinnati Bengals (Hamstring)
  • Allen Hurns WR Jacksonville Jaguars (Hamstring)
  • Jeremy Maclin WR Kansas City Chiefs (Groin)
  • Markus Wheaton WR Pittsburgh Steelers (Shoulder)
  • Eric Decker WR New York Jets (Shoulder)
  • Josh Doctson WR Washington Redskins (Achilles)
  • Kevin White WR Chicago Bears (Ankle)

Tight End:

  • Gary Barnidge TE Cleveland Browns (Knee)
  • Jordan Reed TE Washington Redskins (Shoulder)
  • Zack Miller TE Chicago Bears (Foot)
  • Crockett Gilmore TE Baltimore Ravens (Thigh)
  • Julius Thomas TE Jacksonville Jaguars (Back)

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