This is a team-by-team review of any key fantasy football player injury news after this week’s practice activity and team statements. Only those players listed on the team’s official injury report will be addressed, unless the situation warrants further attention.
PLEASE NOTE: The NFL releases their final official injury report late on Friday (after 5:00 p.m. ET). Teams on the West Coast often report their injuries late and may not be included in the initial publication.
Updated: Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6:15 p.m. EDT
This week’s key game-time decisions: WR DeAndre Hopkins, TE Evan Engram, WR Kenny Golladay, QB Lamar Jackson, WR Marquise Brown, WR Tee Higgins, RB Elijah Mitchell, QB Carson Wentz, RB Josh Jacobs, RB Darrell Henderson, RB Dalvin Cook
WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) was out of practice all week and is questionable for Week 3. He’s a game-time decision.
WR Russell Gage (ankle) is expected to miss multiple weeks because of an ankle injury.
OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle) is out for Week 3. WR Marquise Brown (ankle) was limited all week and is questionable. QB Lamar Jackson (illness) was able to practice fully Friday, but he’s also questionable. Both can be called game-time decisions, though Jackson is much closer to being a sure thing.
WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) practiced fully Friday and is good to go.
CAROLINA PANTHERS – Played Thursday
RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was lost for multiple weeks Thursday night with a hamstring strain. RB Chuba Hubbard will be a hot pickup off waivers and a potential RB2 in the interim.
QB Andy Dalton (knee) is out. WR Marquise Goodwin (ankle) practiced fully Friday, but he draws a questionable tag.
WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) was upgraded to limited Friday, but he’s doubtful to play. Technically, he’s a game-time decision, but those players typically get labeled questionable.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) came off the injury report and will make his season debut. WR Jarvis Landry (knee) went on IR and will miss at least three weeks. WR Anthony Schwartz (knee) and QB Baker Mayfield (shoulder) practiced Friday and are good to go.
DALLAS COWBOYS – Monday night
WR Michael Gallup (calf) went on IR and will miss a few weeks with a calf strain. WR Amari Cooper (ribs) upgraded to a full practice Friday. He did the same Saturday and is not on the injury report.
TE Noah Fant (knee) practiced fully all week and is off the report. WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) went on IR and is expected to miss several weeks.
WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) landed on IR and will miss at least a couple more weeks. RB D’Andre Swift (groin) was limited again this week and is questionable again as well. WR Kalif Raymond (thigh) is questionable after he was limited all week.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy
HOUSTON TEXANS – Played Thursday night
QB Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) went on IR and will miss a few weeks. QB Deshaun Watson (personal) reached a mutual decision with team officials and will not play again for the team.
QB Carson Wentz (ankles) was limited in practice Friday, and he’s listed as questionable as a game-time decision. WR Zach Pascal (illness) practiced Friday and appears good to go.
WR Laviska Shenault (shoulder) practiced fully all week and is good to go.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) was out of practice all week and is doubtful.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) practiced fully all week and is fit to play. LB Joey Bosa (foot, ankle) was idle all week and is questionable.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) sat all week and drew the questionable tag.
QB Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) is out for Week 3 after being placed on IR. WR Will Fuller (personal) is expected to debut this week. WR Preston Williams (foot) and WR DeVante Parker (shoulder) were full participants Friday and will play.
RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) didn’t practice all week, but they intend to play him. He’s questionable.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
RB Damien Harris (finger) was a full participant Friday and will play.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) remains on the PUP and can return in Week 7.
NEW YORK GIANTS
WR Kenny Golladay (hip) and TE Evan Engram (calf) were limited all week and draw the questionable tag. RB Saquon Barkley (knee) practiced fully Friday and is off the injury report.
NEW YORK JETS
WR Jamison Crowder (groin) was out of practice all week and is doubtful to play. OT Mekhi Becton (knee) was placed on IR and will miss several weeks after knee surgery. RB Tevin Coleman (illness) is out. QB Zach Wilson (groin) practiced fully all week and is good to play.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Monday night
RB Miles Sanders (ankle) was a full participant Friday and Saturday. He avoided an injury tag. TE Zach Ertz was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
WR Diontae Johnson (knee) has been ruled out. QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) was limited Thursday but practiced Friday and is off the report. LB T.J. Watt (groin) was downgraded Saturday to out. LB Devin Bush (groin) is expected to return and isn’t on the report after missing Week 2.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
RB Raheem Mostert (knee) was lost for the season and placed on IR. RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) was limited Friday but is doubtful. RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) is also out. RB Trey Sermon (concussion) finished a full practice in Friday and is good to go. He may see all the looks he can get this week with the injury-depleted backfield.
RB Rashaad Penny (calf) has been ruled out again. WR DK Metcalf (knee) popped up Wednesday as a full participant. It’s unlikely to be something that will affect him this week, but it’s worth monitoring.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Antonio Brown (illness) landed on the Reserve/COVID list this week and has been ruled out.
WR A.J. Brown (knee) practiced fully Friday and will play.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) went on IR and will miss at least eight weeks. WR Curtis Samuel (groin) is on IR, too, and will miss a couple more weeks. RB Antonio Gibson (shoulder) managed a full practice Thursday and Friday and is off the report.