THE INJURY FILES: WEEK 4
What is good, Rush Nation? Back again with the in season injury files. Your one stop, injury spot. A vital part of Fantasy Football when it comes to setting your line ups, is making sure you don’t start players who are ruled out or even trending that way, to maximise your chances of getting the win each week. This article will give you the low down on players to keep an eye on as we head into the weekend. Let’s get it!!
One player who hasn’t seen the field yet this season, that we covered in week one is Zach Wilson. He’s projected to make his season debut this weekend. Tua Tagovailoa was injured last weekend and miraculously returned to the game after appearing to collapse after a big hit. The Dolphins face the Bengals in Thursday Night Football this week. Although he’s questionable, I’d be surprised if Tua doesn’t start against Cincinnati tonight.
Mac Jones of the New England Patriots could not put any weight on his foot as he exited the game last week against the Ravens. It turns out to be a high ankle sprain. I’ll keep you updated with a timeline as I know more but he definitely will not play this weekend. Brian Hoyer will replace Jones although probably isn’t worth rushing to waivers unless you’re desperate. Lastly, Jameis Winston is dealing with multiple fractures in his back, as he did in week three. He hasn’t practiced all week in London, despite playing with the same issue week three. Head Coach expects Winston to start Sunday in the early kick off, here in the UK. But, don’t start him with confidence.
Detroit Lions Running Back, D’Andre Swift has had an explosive start to 2022. He suffered a sprained shoulder last week against the Minnesota Vikings. It’s been said by Dan Campbell it could be worth swift missing a game to get healthy. Jamaal Williams is one of the most competent handcuffs in the league and it’s likely he will carry the majority of the backfield touches this week. Dalvin Cook also hurt his shoulder and did not return to the game last week. Cook did log a full practice in London today, which is a great sign for the Vikings and Fantasy managers heading into week four.
Wide Receiver injury issues across the league is wild at the moment. Let’s start with the resurgent Michael Thomas. He’s struggled with injuries the last two years and has missed a lot of time although started this season quite well. He left the week three match with the Panthers with a toe injury, which isn’t expected to be serious. He hasn’t practiced Wednesday or Thursday in London.
Fantasy Football darling this season, Amon’Ra St. Brown, hurt his ankle last week but came back to the field showing alot of grit. He never practiced today and could miss Sunday’s game with the Seahawks. After straining his hamstring week one, Chris Godwin has been sidelined since. He’s coming off of big injuries last year so the Buccaneers will definitely be cautious no matter how much they need him. He did log a limited practice yesterday. Two players to keep an eye on over the next couple days.
Other notable practice absentees, guys flagging up on the Injury Report and players who have already missed games this season are Keenan Allen, Hunter Renfrow, Jarvis Landry and Michael Gallup. Tune into Fast Action Friday tomorrow evening where we will give you an update on these guys.
Unlike the wideouts, Tight End is pretty clear for this week. George Kittle returned for the 49ers in week three, after a groin injury. Whilst Dalton Schultz was added to the injury report. The Cowboy’s pass catcher logged a full practice Thursday so it’s expected he’s good to go this week. If the PCL strain to his knee is too bad for week four, Jake Ferguson will likely step in again. But, like Hoyer don’t rush to waivers for him.
Check out Murf’s match up show and Fast Action Friday tomorrow for further updates on these guys.