Week 14 NFL Injury Report; Fantasy Football Implications
Here are some NFL players mentioned on their teams’ injury reports and the latest information regarding their play status for Week 14. Fantasy football implications and commentary included of course.
DeSean Jackson, Wide Receiver, Washington Redskins
Jackson is unlikely to play after missing three consecutive days of practice due for a fibula contusion he suffered last Sunday. Currently, he is questionable. But does it really matter to fantasy owners at this late in the stage?
Andre Ellington, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals
Coach Arians announced that Ellington will be out against the Chiefs. Grab Stefan Taylor if he is free.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 5, 2014
Larry Fitzgerald, Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals
Fitzgerald will be that dreaded game-time decision, per Arians. Always lovely.
Julius Thomas, Tight End, Denver Broncos
Unfortunately his status remains questionable due to his ankle. Let’s hope we have a clear answer on his status well before game time this week. Have your backup ready.
Reggie Bush, Running Back, Detroit Lions
Bush may actually return this week and is listed as probable after practicing for three straight days in a row. Good sign. However, the fantasy appeal is somewhat lost after not seeing Bush since October.
Jordan Cameron, Tight End, Cleveland Browns
Cameron practiced again Friday but is still considered questionable as he’s just been cleared for light contact. Cameron’s concussions last longer than summer vacation does for school kids. Light contact at this point doesn’t sound like Cameron’s owners have a very sturdy tight end going against the Colts Sunday. Other options?
Greg Olsen, Tight End, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is questionable due to a banged up knee, however coach Rivera told reporters that Olsen feels good about the chances of him playing Sunday against the Saints. If he plays, he’s a must-start in these drought-like tight end conditions.
CAR Observer: Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen misses practice, but Sunday ‘no concern’ http://t.co/qu72R1m7i2
— FLGM_NFC_news (@FLGM_NFC_news) December 3, 2014
Khiry Robinson, Running Back, New Orleans Saints
Coach Payton indicated that Robinson may return from his forearm injury and is listed as probable. Robinson kind of lies at the bottom of the barrel at this point and certainly would take a backseat to Mark Ingram who’s been highly productive.
Rashad Jennings, Running Back, New York Giants
Jennings, after playing so well last week is questionable with an ankle injury. He was limited in practice Friday. This isn’t exactly the ideal news we want to hear about Jennings who has a fabulous matchup against the Tennessee Titans. If things look better today, I’d plan to start him if you don’t have better options.
Zach Mettenberger, Quarterback, Tennessee Titans
Mettenberger practiced today and is still questionable due to a shoulder injury he suffered last week. Hopefully by this point in time, you’re not relying on Mettenberger to take you to your fantasy football championship.
Jerick McKinnon, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings
His low back is still a major issue and he has now been ruled out. Have Joe Banyard, Ben Tate or Matt Asiata available. #Threeheadedmonster
— The Fantasy Fill-In (@fantasyfillin) December 5, 2014
Latavius Murray, Running Back, Oakland Raiders
Murray was a dynamo two weeks ago blazing through the Chiefs’ defense like fire where he later suffered a concussion. Listed as probable bodes well for the young rookie who will look to get more touches and impress his coaches enough to bench Maurice Jones-Drew and limit Darren McFadden’s carries. Murray should play out as a flex if you want to take a chance on him.
Julian Edelman – thigh, Brandon LaFell – shoulder and Shane Vereen – ankle, New England Patriots are all questionable. Edelman is hard to sit if he is able to play. LaFell is a decent flex and a hobbled Vereen is a bit of a sketchy start with LeGarrette Blount in the picture.
News Alarm: Julian Edelman (WR – NE) Julian Edelman (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday, but fully expects to play.
— Fantasy Alarm (@FantasyAlarm) December 5, 2014
Roddy White, Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons
Things don’t look promosing for White who is still nursing a sore ankle and hasn’t practiced for two straight days. He also missed last week’s game. Surely you’ve got better options than the banged up veteran to start should he end up playing.
Good luck in your playoffs and always check last-minute injury reports before kickoff. All injury report information comes via NFL.com.