Fantasy Football Injury Report: October 23
Sean Mitchell provides an update on all of the fantasy football relevant injuries around the NFL to help you with setting your lineup this week!
Welcome back FANation! We have the week-ending Friday Fantasy Alarm NFL report heading into the weekend games for Week 7 of the NFL season! Let’s discuss the most important statuses that you should be monitoring heading into Sunday!
DeAndre Hopkins WR, AZ (Ankle) –
DHop sustained an ankle injury, or more so has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice for the Cardinals. However, it was a positive sign to see that Hopkins was able to return to the practice field for Friday’s session, but he was just a limited-participant. This does allow some wiggle room for Hopkins to still be available for the Cardinal’s Week seven clash with the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. Also, with it being the night game, just a little added treatment and resting time for Hopkins can be a good thing.
Michael Thomas WR, NO (Ankle/Hamstring) –
After Thomas was deemed good-to-go for the Saint’s Week six match up against the Chargers, he was held-out due to disciplinary actions for an altercation with a teammate. After being held-out, it was also later on reported that Thomas was now also dealing with a hamstring injury along with his ankle. Earlier today, Thomas was ruled OUT for the Saint’s Sunday tilt against the Panthers.
Aaron Jones RB, GB (Calf) –
If we know anything about calf injuries, it is that they can be some of the worst kinds of injuries to sustain. Jones didn’t even hit the injury report until Friday after being reported as a non-practice participant in Friday’s session, and then the reports came about the calf injury Jones was hit with during Thursday’s practice. It still is a bit unclear whether the calf will keep Jones out of the Packer’s Week seven match against the Texans, but it is absolutely a status to monitor closely.
Raheem Mostert RB, SF (Ankle) –
It hasn’t been announced yet if Mostert will indeed hit the injured reserved list with his ankle ailment, but the reports out of practice are seemingly leading in that direction. Mostert hasn’t made it into a practice since the injury hit in the Niner’s Week six tilt against the Rams, and we may be getting that report at the beginning of next week. Either way, we will continue to watch his status and see if that does indeed happen.
Joe Mixon RB, CIN (Foot) –
Mixon hurt his foot during the Bengal’s Week six match up against the Colts and as a result was not able to take the practice field during the Bengal’s practice sessions any this week. It has already been deemed that Mixon will NOT play in the Bengal’s home match up against the Browns on Sunday as well.
Robert Woods WR, LAR (Groin) –
Woods was another late add to the injury list for this week, as he was not able to take the practice field for the Rams on Friday. However, according to Head Coach Sean McVay, he feels pretty strongly that Woods will still be able to take the field for the Rams when they host the Bears on Monday night. Woods and the Rams are likely just playing it safe with him sitting out Friday’s practice, hopefully just giving him an extra day to recover. We will keep an eye on this status as well heading into Monday, and it will be tough for fantasy-backers in the event we don’t get any report for Woods on Saturday.
Jamison Crowder WR, NYJ (Groin) –
Crowder missed the Jet’s Thursday practice session but was able to return in a limited capacity for Friday’s session. Crowder is still being listed as questionable, but this is likely just a precautionary status since he was only able to log a limited stint for Friday. Signs are positive for Crowder’s availability in the Jet’s Week seven match against the Bills on Sunday, but worth keeping an eye on.
Darrell Henderson Jr. RB, LAR (Thigh) –
Henderson Jr. obviously sustained a thigh injury earlier this week in the Ram’s practice sessions, and as a result was held-out of both Thursday and Friday’s practices. Much like Woods’ situation, Head Coach Sean McVay is very optimistic that Henderson Jr. will be able to go on Monday night. Once again, hopefully just some precautionary added resting time for both of these guys going into the weekend.
Emmanuel Sanders WR, NO (Covid-19) –
It was reported today that Sanders would NOT be available for the Saint’s home game against the Panthers on Sunday as a result of hitting the Covid-19 list. Thus, also meaning that Sanders will miss this game for Week seven and be held out at least until Week eight when the Saints take on the Bears. Another big blow for this Saint’s offense as they are now down two wide receivers for Sunday.
John Brown WR, BUF (Knee) –
Brown is dealing with a knee injury that was likely an influencer in his non-impact for the Bill’s Week six match against the Chiefs. Either he re-aggravated it during this game, or it was never 100% as Brown has already been ruled OUT for the Bill’s Week seven match against the Jets on Sunday.
Justin Jackson RB, LAC (Knee) –
Interestingly Jackson was able to return to Charger’s practice on Friday and logged a full practice, however he is still listed as questionable to take the field for them against the Jags at home on Sunday afternoon. Head Coach Anthony Lynn was asked by a reporter on Friday about his status for Sunday and Lynn replied, “we’ll see.” This obviously sounds like a status that should be monitored heading into Sunday.
Austin Hooper TE, CLE (Emergency Surgery) –
Hooper was said to have had to have emergency surgery to remove his appendix on Friday and with that result he is now OUT for the Brown’s Sunday game against the Bengals in Cincinnati. It has yet to be revealed exactly how much time Hooper is looking at missing here, but for now it is just at least one week.
Sam Darnold QB, NYJ (Shoulder) –
Darnold went from being officially in on Thursday as reported by multiple outlets to now being listed as “questionable” on Friday. Obviously, there was talks of an instance where Darnold was being watched for any setbacks in Friday’s practice session and it seems that this could have been the case. Either way, he is once again listed with a q-tag to take the field against the Bills, so this status will also take the wait and see approach.