The Fantasy landscape was rocked with some major players not playing last week. The Week 4 Injury Report is getting awfully long.
Alshon Jeffery was out last week. Chris Ivory suited up and didn’t get on the field. Marshawn Lynch came out late and left early.
The Quarterback position was decimated yet again last week, with Big Ben going down, and Drew Brees not playing.
Some stars are set to possibly return this week. Others will remain out, replaced in the lineups this week by future players for their squad.
Without further ado, let us get our first look at the Week 4 injury report.
Week 4 Injury Report
John Brown, WR
Brown was limited on Wednesday with a shoulder injury. Brown has been a slight disappointment so far this season in total scoring, but should be available this weekend.
Brown was a full participant in practice on Friday. He is listed as probable for Sunday.
Andre Ellington, RB
Ellington was limited in practice on Wednesday. It will be imperative to check his status later in the week. Ellington has reached the range of time he was estimated to miss and could be back any time.
Ellington is questionable for Sunday after being a limited participant in practice all week. You will need to check his status on Sunday morning. Note as well that his role is cloudy after Bruce Arians said Chris Johnson would still be getting regular touches.
Tevin Coleman, RB
Coleman was out last week with fractured ribs, and did not practice Wednesday. I would not expect him to play this week, but if his practice participation increases later in the week, he just might sneak in there.
Coleman is out this week.
Devonta Freeman, RB
Freeman was limited in practice Wednesday with a toe injury. After a huge day in Week 3, it isn’t shocking that he didn’t get a full load at practice today. I expect him to play this week, but make sure to check back to be sure.
Freeman is probable after a full practice on Friday.
Julio Jones, WR
Jones was kept out of practice on Wednesday. This is the second week in a row that Jones was not a participant. It seems that with some recurring injury concerns, Jones will be resting on Wednesday for the time being. Check back Saturday to make sure he has progressed.
In what is becoming his usual progression, Jones returned to full practice on Friday. He is listed as probable and should be in your lineup this week.
Crockett Gillmore, TE
Gilmore has been ruled out this week with a calf injury.
Breshad Perriman, WR
Perriman reportedly suffered a setback on Sunday in pre-game warmups. He has not practiced this week, and he is out for Week 4.
Percy Harvin, WR
Harvin had a rest day on Wednesday. This is a standard feature of his work week. Check back to make sure that this is in fact the case and not something more sinister.
Harvin was a full participant and should play on Sunday. Wednesday has been his usual rest day, and it seems that is the case this week as well.
LeSean McCoy, RB
McCoy has a hamstring injury. Head coach Rex Ryan said that it is possible the team rests McCoy this week. It is imperative to see what his practice schedule looks like this week to see if he will play.
McCoy is out for this week.
Sammy Watkins, WR
Watkins did not participate in practice Wednesday with a calf injury. Rex Ryan said that Watkins is unlikely to play.
Watkins is out for this week.
Jonathan Stewart, RB
Stewart was not a participant in practice with a leg injury. Stewart has a calf injury, and his ability to practice later in the week will be telling as to if he will be able to go this week.
Stewart is probable for Sunday after returning to a full practice on Friday.
Mike Tolbert, RB
Tolbert suffered a groin injury that kept him out of Wednesday practice. With Jonathan Stewart banged up as well, Tolbert would be a bigger loss for the Panthers than usual. Check back to his later practice reports.
Tolbert returned to full practice on Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday.
Jay Cutler, QB
Cutler was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Cutler is still expected to be out this week.
Cutler was limited all week in practice. It seems unlikely that he will play this week, but make sure on Sunday when the inactives are announced.
Alshon Jeffery, WR
Jeffery was a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury. His ability to progress later this week will tell the story of his ability to play Sunday.
Jeffery is out for Sunday.
Nothing of Fantasy importance on the Wednesday practice report.
Travis Benjamin, WR
Benjamin was a limited participant in practice Wednesday with a rib injury. It is likely that he will be available on Sunday.
Benjamin returned to full practice after his one limited day. You should expect him to play this week.
Jason Witten, TE
Witten was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
Peyton Manning, QB
Manning had his scheduled rest day on Wednesday.
Manning returned to full practice Thursday. Expect him to play this week.
Joique Bell, RB
Bell did not practice the first two days of the Lions practice week. They play Monday night, so make sure to take a look on Saturday to gauge his status, but it isn’t looking good.
Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams, WR
Adams was out of practice on Wednesday after re-injuring his ankle on Monday night. It is hard to imagine Adams making it back on a short week. Check back to see if he progresses in practice.
Adams is listed as questionable, but he did not participate in practice this week. Don’t expect him to play.
Arian Foster, RB
Foster was yet again a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Foster is listed as a game-time decision this week.
Foster had some positive comments on his ability to play this week. He is a game-time decision, but the rhetoric is trending toward him playing this week. Warm him up, but make sure to check if he is active before going into battle this week.
Dwayne Allen, TE
Allen missed practice with an ankle injury. He was unable to go last week, and without progress this week, Allen will probably miss this week’s game as well.
Allen was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday. He is listed as questionable, but has a chance to play on Sunday. If you need him, check to be sure he is active on Sunday.
Andre Johnson, WR
Johnson did not practice on Wednesday. Johnson has been a huge disappointment. At this point he is barely relevant, but his status this week might tell of his status for Sunday.
Johnson returned to full practice Thursday. Expect him to play this week.
Andrew Luck, QB
Luck was limited in practice on Wednesday with a shoulder injury. Both Luck and Chuck Pagano were confident in the ability of Luck to go this week.
Luck looks like anything but a lock to play this week. The team signed Josh Johnson Friday, and there were multiple reports of Luck not being seen at practice. Get yourself a suitable backup plan for Sunday.
Allen Hurns, WR
Hurns was limited in practice on Wednesday with a thigh injury. This is the same injury that limited him last week, but didn’t keep him out of the game. Check to see his participation level later to be sure he trends in the right direction.
Hurns returned to full practice on Friday. He is probable for this weekend. Expect him to be out there.
Marqise Lee, WR
Lee was out of practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury. This is an injury that has kept Lee out of two games already this season. It is a necessity to see his participation this week if you are needing him to play.
Lee is out for this week.
Julius Thomas, TE
Thomas has been a limited participant in practice for a few days now. It is unclear as to when he will return. Keep a watch on his participation level to see when he will be making his return.
Do not expect to see Thomas this week.
Kansas City Chiefs
No bad news.
Jordan Cameron, TE
Cameron was a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to a groin injury. This injury didn’t keep him out of the game last week, and it seems likely he will play this week.
Cameron is listed as questionable, the same designation he had last week and then played. I expect to see him suit up on Sunday morning, but make sure to get up early to see as the game is in London and early.
Jonas Gray, RB
Gray was limited on Wednesday, out on Thursday, and limited on Friday. While unlikely you would be starting him, he did run for 49 yards last week. He is unlikely to be a solid option this week.
Charles Johnson, WR
Johnson has a painful rib injury and was out of practice on Wednesday. Johnson is likely to be a game-time decision this week.
Johnson is out this week.
Jarius Wright, WR
Wright did not practice on Wednesday due to a hand injury. Ian Rapoport said Wright will miss a game or two.
Wright is a game time decision for the Vikings this week. Check his status Sunday.
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees, QB
Brees was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. It seems that Brees is progressing, but his participation later in the week will depend on how his injured shoulder feels.
Brees expects to start Sunday. Sean Payton also expects Brees to start this week, and that seems like a positive. Check the inactives to be sure, but the trend is positive.
Brandin Cooks, WR
Cooks was limited in practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. It doesn’t seem like this will keep him out this week, but check back to be sure.
Cooks practiced in full on Friday. He is listed as probable and should play this week.
New York Giants
Victor Cruz, WR
Cruz was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Cruz has stated that he is ready to play. Whether that is true or not will be a story told by his participation later this week.
Cruz aggravated his calf injury. He is out this week.
New York Jets
Eric Decker, WR
Decker missed last week with a knee injury. It is unclear after missing practice Wednesday if Decker will be a go this week. Check back to be sure later in the week.
Decker is questionable for Sunday’s game in London. You will need to get up early to see if Decker will be in the lineup.
Chris Ivory, RB
Ivory was limited in practice Wednesday with a quad injury. Ivory was active last week, but didn’t get a touch. Check back to see if his participation trends in the right direction.
Ivory is listed as probable after returning to full practice Thursday.
Young, talented and healthy (knock on wood).
DeMarco Murray, RB
Murray was out last week with a hamstring injury. Wednesday he was a limited participant in practice. If he progresses, expect him to play this week. Make sure to check later in the week.
Murray returned to full practice the last two days of the week. In spite of this, he is listed as questionable. Check the inactives before game time.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB
Big Ben is out for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.
San Diego Chargers
Ladarius Green, TE
Green had his second concussion in a matter of weeks last week. He is still in the protocol and will need to progress through it to play this weekend.
Green was a full participant on Friday. This is moving in the right direction, but he is still listed as questionable. After two concussions close together, the team will likely err on the side of caution. Check and see if he is active on Sunday.
Marshawn Lynch, RB
Lynch has not participated in practice so far this week. After not really playing last week, this does not look good for Monday night. Check out his Saturday practice status, but unless you have another player to play in his place, I don’t know if I wait until Monday for him.
San Francisco 49ers
Reggie Bush, RB
Bush was a full participant in practice Wednesday.
Vernon Davis, TE
Davis is likely out this week. After not practicing the first two days this week, Davis tried to go on Friday and wasn’t able to get it going.
St. Louis Rams
Kenny Britt, WR
Britt was not participating in practice this Wednesday with a shoulder injury. As a veteran, it is not uncommon for players to sit, but this isn’t his first missed practice. Check back later this week to see updated status for Britt.
Britt was a full participant on Friday in practice. Expect him to play this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE
Seferian-Jenkins is out this week.
DeSean Jackson, WR
Jackson was not a participant in practice on Wednesday. It is possible that Jackson progresses this week, but I would not expect him. Check back to make sure later in the week.
Jacklson has been ruled out this week.
So this brings us to the end of the Week 4 injury report. Some major player’s teams have not practiced yet this week. Marshawn Lynch is one to keep an eye on, and maybe another afternoon of Thomas Rawls is on tap. Make sure you come back and read the updated version of this practice report synopsis on Saturday. Thanks for reading and good luck this week.
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