Friday walkthrough: Week 1

Friday walkthrough: Week 1

Injury Analysis

Friday walkthrough: Week 1

A team-by-team review of any key fantasy player and their prospects for playing based on this week’s practice activity and team statements. Only those players missing practice time based on the Game Status Reports released by the teams will be addressed unless the situation warrants.

PLEASE NOTE: The NFL releases their official Game Status Reports late on Friday and teams on the west coast often report their injuries late.

This week’s key game-time decisions: RB T.J. Yeldon (JAC), RB Thomas Rawls (SEA), WR Odell Beckham (NYG)

ARIZONA
No injuries of fantasy note.

ATLANTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

BALTIMORE
QB Joe Flacco (back), RB Danny Woodhead (thigh), WR Jeremy Maclin (hand) and WR Breshad Perriman (thigh) barely saw any action this preseason but all had full weeks of practice and are good to go Sunday.

BUFFALO
QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol on Tuesday and will start Sunday. RB LeSean McCoy (illness) was limited in practice Thursday due to an illness, but he returned to a full practice on Friday and is good to go.

CAROLINA
QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) and WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) practiced fully all week and are expected to play.

CHICAGO
WR Markus Wheaton (finger) returned to limited practice this week after missing most of training camp with a broken finger. He’s listed as questionable but local reports have him unlikely to play Sunday.

CINCINNATI
RB Jeremy Hill (ankle), WR Tyler Boyd (hamstring) and TE Tyler Eifert (knee) had full weeks of practice and will play. Rookie WR John Ross (knee) is not expected to play.

CLEVELAND
WR Kenny Britt (knee) had a full week of practice and is expected to play.

DALLAS
No injuries of fantasy note.

DENVER – Monday Night
QB Paxton Lynch (right shoulder) is not practicing and expected to miss at least 5 weeks. RB Devontae Booker (wrist) was due to have a CT scan on Friday and if it comes back clean, he’ll be cleared to resume practicing. Expect RB Jamaal Charles (knee) to see a lot of “limited” practices this season but he’s expected to be fine this week. WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) returned to full practice Thursday and should be good to go.

DETROIT
Rookie WR Kenny Golladay (ankle) was limited in practice all week but is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday.

GREEN BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

HOUSTON
Both RB Alfred Blue (ankle) and WR Will Fuller (shoulder) have been ruled out this week.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) is off the PUP list but will not play this week (out). QB Scott Tolzien will get the start. WR Chester Rogers (hamstring) is also out.

JACKSONVILLE
QB Blake Bortles
(right wrist) was fine in practice this week and will play. RB T.J. Yeldon (hamstring) got in a couple limited practices this week but is shaping up to be a game-time decision. In an unexpected move, rookie WR Dede Westbrook (core muscle) has been placed on IR and is eligible to return after six weeks.

KANSAS CITY – Thursday Night

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS – Monday Night
Rookie WR Mike Williams (back) is not practicing this week and not expected to play.

LOS ANGELES RAMS
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
QB Ryan Tannehill – (Knee) Didn’t practice all week and will not play.
RB Jay Ajayi – (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

MINNESOTA – Monday Night
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW ENGLAND – Thursday Night

NEW ORLEANS – Monday Night
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW YORK GIANTS
WR Odell Beckham (ankle) sat out practice all week and he’s looking like a game-time decision.

NEW YORK JETS
No injuries of fantasy note.

OAKLAND
WR Amari Cooper (knee) had a single limited practice on Wednesday but is fully expected to play. PK Sebastian Janikowski (back) was limited all week in practice but is expected to play Sunday. The Raiders did sign PK Giorgio Tavecchio to their practice squad as insurance.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
No injuries of fantasy note.

SAN FRANCISCO
No injuries of fantasy note.

SEATTLE
RB Thomas Rawls practiced fully all week but isn’t a lock to play in the season opener. Game-time decision. WR Tyler Lockett (knee) also went full all week, but he’s expected to go Sunday.

TAMPA BAY
RB Charles Sims – (Pectorals) Placed on IR, ending his season.
TE Cameron Brate – (Back) Placed on IR, ending his season.

TENNESSEE
No injuries of fantasy note.

WASHINGTON
WR Jamison Crowder (hip) was limited in practice most of the week but the team expects him to play.

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