Welcome to this iteration of the Week 3 Injury Report. This week we will take a slightly different trajectory on the report.
We will have this report out every week before the Thursday game so you know what’s happening with your players involved in the Thursday game.
The report will be updated after the Friday practices to give you the best and most up to date information to make your decisions and allow you to add players when necessary.
Another week, another round of big names that are showing up on the practice reports. Some major players appear this week.
Let’s take a look now at the Week 3 Injury Report.
Week 3 Injury Report
Andre Ellington, RB
Ellingoton did not participate in Wednesday’s practice for the Cards. After missing last week’s game with a PCL strain, Ellington is unlikely to play this week. This injury has a wide range of time missed so it is possible that Ellington will come back sooner rather than later. Keep checking back to the updated injury report to see more on his status later in the week.
Ellington is doubtful for Sunday after not practicing Thursday and being a limited participant in practice on Friday. If he is active, I wouldn’t expect a lot from him. It is more likely that the 2-0 Cardinals will let Ellington rehab at least one more week.
Mike Iupati, OG
Iupati was a big signing for the Cardinals in the offseason. After suffering an injury in the preseason, Iupati has returned to practice this week in a limited capacity. If Iupati can play this week, he will be a big benefit to both the pass and run games for the Cards.
Iupati was a limited participant in practice all week. Officially listed as doubtful, Bruce Arians hinted that he might in fact see some playing time this week.
Tevin Coleman, RB
Coleman is out and the Falcons are not sure how long he will miss. Coleman suffered a rib injury in Week 2.
Julio Jones, WR
Jones was limited with a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s practice. This will likely be a feature of his season, and is actually better than last week when Jones did not practice early in the week.
Jones was limited on Thursday, but returned to full practice on Friday. You should expect to see a lot of Jones this weekend.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB
Taliaferro popped up as missing practice on Wednesday with a foot injury. This is a different injury than the knee that held him out earlier in the season. Check back to get updated practice report info.
Taliaferrro returned to limited practice on Friday. This opens the door for him to play on Sunday. Check the actives on Sunday to see if you can plug him into your lineups.
Breshad Perriman, WR
Perriman is still not practicing. It is unclear when he will do so.
The good news is that Perriman has started practicing. The bad news is that he is not going to play this week.
LeSean McCoy, RB
McCoy was held out of practice on Wednesday. Resting his hamstring after having issues with it is logical on Wednesday. Check back later in the week to see his progress.
McCoy has had every distinction of practice report this week. The most important thing about his status is that he will play on Sunday.
Percy Harvin, WR
Harvin rested on Wednesday. This will likely be a feature of his season. Check back later in the week for updates.
Harvin was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday. He will play on Sunday,
Jonathan Stewart, RB
Stewart did not practice Wednesday. A knee injury has been listed as the reason he has missed the last two Wednesday practices. Check back to get updated status later in the week.
Stewart was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday. He is listed as questionable, but is expected to play.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR
Cotchery suffered a high ankle sprain during last week’s game. This is usually a multi-week injury. I would not expect him to play this week.
Jay Cutler, QB
Cutler was announced as out with a hamstring injury for the next two weeks.
Alshon Jeffery, WR
Jeffery missed last week’s game after suffering a hamstring injury. The practice reports for the rest of the week will tell us what will likely happen for Alshon this week. Facing off against the Seahawks in Seattle with a backup quarterback is not a great situation, especially if he isn’t healthy.
Jeffery has been ruled out for Sunday at the Seahawks.
A.J. Green, WR
Green shows up on the practice report Wednesday. A knee kept Green from practicing on Wednesday. Check back later in the week to get an updated status report on Green.
Green returned to full practice on Thursday and Friday. Expect to see him Sunday.
Josh McCown, QB
McCown was cleared from the concussion protocol and returned to practice as a limited participant. In addition, McCown was named the starter for Sunday.
Jason Witten, TE
Witten has two sprained ankles and a knee issue. Witten is an iron man, having played after lacerating his spleen. It is possible that Witten won’t play. He was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Check back to see his status later in the week.
Witten was a full participant in practice on Friday. You should expect to see him playing this week.
Peyton Manning, QB
Manning is now to get a rest day on Wednesday for the remainder of the season. His lack of participation on Wednesday for the rest of the season should not be alarming.
Matthew Stafford, QB
Stafford was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Stafford, who is suffering from a rib injury, says he wants to play this week. A date with the tough Denver defense awaits.
Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy, RB
Lacy did not practice on Thursday, but was a limited participant in practice on Friday. Seeing as the Packers play the Monday night game, it seems that Lacy is on track to play this week. Keep an eye out on Saturday night for an update on his status.
Davante Adams, WR
Adams did not practice on Wednesday, but was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Expect to see him Monday night.
Arian Foster, RB
Foster was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Head coach Bill O’Brien said he doesn’t expect Foster to play this week. Check back later in the week to be sure, but it doesn’t look promising.
Foster remained a limited participant in practice this week, but it is unlikely that he will play. Check the list of inactives to be sure on Sunday, but don’t expect to see him this week.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR
Hopkins didn’t practice on Wednesday with a concussion. He will need to progress through the protocol before the weekend to be able to play in the game on Sunday. Check with us later this week to find out how Nuk is doing.
Hopkins was upgraded to probable and was a full participant in practice on Friday. Barring a setback or recurrence in symptoms you should see him Sunday.
Andre Johnson, WR
Johnson did not practice on Wednesday. I could not find a reason listed for him missing practice. Check with us later in the week to see if Johnson makes it back to practice.
Johnson was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday. Expect him to play.
Dwayne Allen, TE
Allen suffered an ankle injury last week against the Jets. He was not a participant in Wednesday’s practice. Check back to see if Allen can progress and make it back to practice.
Allen has been ruled out for this week.
Allen Hurns, WR
Hurns was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. No reason was listed, so check back and see if his status continues to be in a positive direction.
Hurns was a limited participant all week, but is listed as probable. He should play on Sunday.
Julius Thomas, TE
Thomas was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. This is a step in the right direction. From the original timeline I wouldn’t necessarily expect Thomas this week, but practicing is getting closer. Check back for updated info later this week.
Thomas is out again this week.
Kansas City Chiefs
As of Friday practice, nothing to report here.
Lamar Miller, RB
Miller suffered an ankle injury last week and did not practice Wednesday. The team brought Jonas Gray up from the practice squad, which is not a great sign for Miller. Check with us later in the week to get a better picture of Miller’s outlook.
Miller was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday. He said he will play, and you should likely believe him.
Jordan Cameron, TE
Cameron left Sunday with a groin injury, and on Wednesday he was unable to practice. The injury seems to be relatively minor, but might result in more missed time. Come back and see what his status is later this week.
Cameron was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday. He should be able to play this week.
Blank is good news!
New England Patriots
Two in a row!
New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees, QB
Brees has a bruised rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Wednesday saw Brees a limited participant in practice. He told the press that he was planning on playing this week. Come on back and see what his status is later this week.
Brees is out for Sunday.
Brandin Cooks, WR
Cooks suffered an ankle injury in Week 2. This ankle injury kept Cooks out of practice on Wednesday.
Cooks was a full participant on Friday. Expect to see him on the field this week.
New York Giants
Victor Cruz, WR
Cruz was ruled out for Thursday night.
Ereck Flowers, OT
Flowers, the rookie tackle for the Giants has not practiced in advance of the Thursday night game. This is not a good thing for the running game or the protection for Eli Manning against the opportunistic defense of the Redskins.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB
Rodgers-Cromartie has been ruled out this week. In an already depleted secondary, this is not a good thing for the Giants Defense.
New York Jets
Chris Ivory, RB
Ivory suffered a groin injury in practice last week. Today he was listed as having a quad issue. This did not keep him out of the game Monday, but he was ineffective. Ivory did not practice on Wednesday of this week.
Ivory was a limited participant on Friday. He is listed as a game-time decision against Philadelphia for Sunday. You will need to check the inactives Sunday morning to be sure.
Eric Decker, WR
Decker suffered a knee injury in the Monday night game last week. He was not at practice on Wednesday. His status for Sunday is currently unclear.
Decker has not practiced this week. Listed as questionable, I wouldn’t plan on seeing him Sunday, but make sure to check the inactives before the game to be sure.
Chris Owusu, WR
Owusu is out after having his knee scoped.
Devin Smith, WR
Smith returned to full practice at a good time. Coming back from a rib injury, Smith might be active Sunday, but his role would be unclear.
Nothing of Fantasy relevance to report.
DeMarco Murray, RB
Murray left practice Monday with a hamstring injury. The severity of the issue is not clear as of yet. Murray will be having an MRI to judge the severity of the issue.
Murray was a full participant in practice on Friday. Expect him to be a go on Sunday.
Markus Wheaton, WR
Wheaton showed up on the practice report on Thursday with a chest issue, but he returned to full practice on Friday.
San Diego Chargers
Ladarius Green, TE
Green was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday after suffering his second concussion in a month.
Green has been a limited participant in practice all week. It is unclear if he will be playing on Sunday. Check the inactives on Sunday morning to be sure.
Marshawn Lynch, RB
Lynch was listed out of practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. Lynch is out pretty much every Wednesday practice throughout the year, so nothing to worry about.
Lynch apparently did have a calf injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday. Check the inactives, but I would expect him to play.
San Francisco 49ers
Reggie Bush, RB
Bush was not a participant in practice Wednesday with a calf injury. It is unknown if Bush will be in this week or not.
Bush has not practiced this week, and I would not plan on having him this week.
Carlos Hyde, RB
Hyde was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
St. Louis Rams
No Todd Gurley on this report!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans, WR
Evans was a full participant in practice on Monday.
Evans has practiced fully this week. Expect him to be back and involved this week.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE
ASJ is out four to six weeks with a strained shoulder.
Delanie Walker, TE
Walker was a limited participant on Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a hand injury. His status for this Sunday should become clear later in the week.
Walker was a full participant on both Thursday and Friday. He should be a go this week.
DeSean Jackson, WR
Jackson is out for Thursday night.
So that ends our look at the Week 3 Injury Report. As stated many times in this article, come back and see us later in the week for updated practice reports scrutiny. Remember that missing practice on Wednesday is nothing compared to Friday. So don’t overreact, but develop a strategy of what to do if your players are on this list and don’t play. Be ready. Have a plan. And go out there and win!
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