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.
This week’s key game-time decisions: RB Darrell Henderson, RB Melvin Gordon, RB Jonathan Taylor, TE Jack Doyle, QB Carson Wentz, WR Tyler Lockett, RB Elijah Mitchell, TE George Kittle, RB Antonio Gibson, WR Jamison Crowder
WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) practiced fully Thursday and Friday and will be fine for Week 4.
WR Russell Gage (ankle) is out again with an ankle injury.
OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle) is out for Week 4. QB Lamar Jackson (back) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable, but he’s expected to go.
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.
RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) has been ruled out due to his hamstring strain.
QB Andy Dalton (knee) was limited in practice all week and is questionable. QB Justin Fields (thumb) practiced all week and doesn’t have an injury designation. The starter being named remains a game-time decision. WR Darnell Mooney (groin) is questionable.
CINCINNATI BENGALS – Played Thursday night
WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) missed Week 4. RB Joe Mixon (ankle) left late in Thursday’s game with what was deemed an minor injury.
WR Jarvis Landry (knee) is on IR for at least another week. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder) practiced Friday and is good to go.
WR Michael Gallup (calf) remains on IR with a calf injury.
WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) remains on IR. RB Melvin Gordon (ribs, lower leg) was limited all week and is questionable. WR K.J. Hamler (knee) tore his ACL and is out for the year.
WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) remains on IR for at least another week. RB D’Andre Swift (groin) was limited again this week and is questionable again as well.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) is out for Week 4. RB Aaron Jones (ankle) was limited all week, but he’s off the injury report.
QB Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) remains on IR for the foreseeable future. QB Deshaun Watson (personal) reached a mutual decision with team officials and will not play again for the team. WR Danny Amendola (thigh) has been ruled out.
QB Carson Wentz (ankles) was limited all week, and he’s listed as questionable. He’s probably good to go. RB Jonathan Taylor (knee) was limited all week and has the questionable tag. He’s a gameday call. TE Jack Doyle (back) upgraded to limited Friday and is questionable. OG Quenton Nelson (ankle, knee) and RT Braden Smith (foot, thumb) out for Week 4.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Played Thursday night
WR D.J. Chark Jr. (ankle) suffered a fractured ankle in Week 4 and is expected to miss significant time.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Mecole Hardman (hip) and WR Tyreek Hill (rib) practiced all week and are good to go.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS – Monday night
RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) was limited Friday. Saturday will be a crucial day in his prospects for Monday night.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS – Monday night
WR Keenan Allen (ankle) was limited Thursday and Friday. Watch him Saturday. LB Joey Bosa (foot, ankle) as a full-go Thursday and looks good for Monday night. S Derwin James (toe, shoulder) was limited Thursday and will need to be monitored over the weekend.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) was limited all week and has the questionable tag once again.
QB Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) remains on IR for a couple of weeks. WR Will Fuller (chest, elbow) and WR DeVante Parker (shoulder) were full participants Friday and will play.
RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday, but he still remains questionable and is a game-time decision.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
RB James White (hip) will miss the rest of the season.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) remains on the PUP and can return in Week 7. LT Terron Armstead (elbow) and C Erik McCoy (calf) out. QB Jameis Winston (knee) practiced fully all week and will start.
NEW YORK GIANTS
WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) are both out this week. RB Saquon Barkley (knee) and WR Kenny Golladay (hip) were limited all week but don’t have an injury designation.
NEW YORK JETS
WR Jamison Crowder (groin) managed a full practice in Friday but is questionable. OT Mekhi Becton (knee) was placed on IR and will miss several weeks after knee surgery. WR Elijah Moore (concussion) and WR Jeff Smith (concussion) are both out as well.
Starting LT Jordan Mailata (knee) has been ruled out.
WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) didn’t practice all week and is questionable. WR Diontae Johnson (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) and LB T.J. Watt (groin) all practiced Friday and are off the report.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) was limited Friday and is questionable as a game-time decision. TE George Kittle (calf) upgraded to limited practice Friday but is also questionable. RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) remains on IR.
RB Rashaad Penny (calf) has been ruled out again. WR Tyler Lockett (hip) is questionable this weekend and could prove to be a game-time call. WR DK Metcalf (foot) was limited this week but doesn’t have an injury designation.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Antonio Brown (illness) came off the COVID list and is ready to go. RB Giovani Bernard (knee) has been ruled out. TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) has been listed as doubtful, but there are insiders saying there’s no way he’s missing this game. He will be a true game-day decision. WR Chris Godwin (thumb) practiced fully Friday and will play. WR Scott Miller (toe) was placed on IR with turf toe.
WR A.J. Brown (hamstring) and WR Julio Jones (hamstring) have both been ruled out.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) went on IR and will miss at least eight weeks. WR Curtis Samuel (groin) came off IR and could play this week. RB Antonio Gibson (shin) was limited Friday and was deemed questionable.