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: WR DeAndre Hopkins, QB Kyler Murray, WR A.J. Green, WR Deebo Samuel, RB Elijah Mitchell, RB James Robinson, WR Cole Beasley, WR Amari Cooper, WR CeeDee Lamb, WR Rashod Bateman, WR Sammy Watkins, RB Christian McCaffrey, WR A.J. Brown, WR Robert Woods
WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) and QB Kyler Murray (ankle) were out of practice all week and are questionable. They are both purely game-time decisions. WR A.J. Green tested positive for COVID-19 but is vaccinated and has a chance to play if he clears protocols. RB Chase Edmonds (shoulder) practiced Friday and is good to go.
WR Calvin Ridley (personal) has been ruled out and will miss an undetermined amount of time as he focuses on mental health. WR Russell Gage (groin) practiced fully Thursday and Friday and is off the report.
RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is listed as doubtful, but there are reports he won’t play. WR Rashod Bateman (groin) and WR Sammy Watkins (thigh) are both questionable. Watkins was limited Friday, and Bateman was out all week.
TE Dawson Knox (hand) has been ruled out. WR Cole Beasley (ribs) is questionable after he was limited Friday.
RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) has been designated to return from IR, but he has not been cleared to play. The team is hopeful he will go. QB Sam Darnold (concussion, shoulder) is questionable after he was limited all week.
CHICAGO BEARS – Monday night
RB David Montgomery (knee) remains on IR. RB Damien Williams (knee) was out of practice Thursday and will need to be monitored Saturday.
WR Auden Tate (thigh) is questionable after he was limited Friday.
RB Kareem Hunt (calf) remains on IR. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (personal) is out, but his release is pending. TE David Njoku (neck) and QB Baker Mayfield (shoulder) didn’t get injury tags after practicing Friday. WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was limited Friday but is off the report. WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin) was limited Friday and is questionable.
OT Tyron Smith (ankle) and TE Blake Jarwin (hip) are out. WR Michael Gallup (calf) returned to practice, but he still remains on IR. Monitor his status as kickoff nears. QB Dak Prescott (calf) practiced fully Friday and is off the report. WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) and WR CeeDee Lamb (ankle) were limited Friday and are both questionable.
OT Garett Bolles (ankle) is out.
DETROIT LIONS – bye week
WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) remains on IR.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
QB Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Week 9 game. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) was designated to return from IR, but his status is iffy for this week. WR Davante Adams and WR Allen Lazard missed the Week 8 game on the Reserve/COVID-19 list but have returned and are eligible to play. TE Robert Tonyan (knee) is on IR and out for the season with a torn ACL.
RB Rex Burkhead (hip) and WR Chris Conley (calf) practiced Friday and are good to go.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Played Thursday night
WR Parris Campbell (foot) is on IR and could miss the rest of the season. WR T.Y. Hilton (concussion) missed Week 8.
RB James Robinson (heel) is questionable after he was limited Friday.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) remains on IR. TE Travis Kelce (neck) and WR Tyreek Hill (ankle) practiced fully and are off the report.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
RB Justin Jackson (quadriceps) has been ruled out. RB Austin Ekeler (hip) and QB Justin Herbert (hand) practiced all week and are good to go.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
QB Matthew Stafford (back) and WR Robert Woods (foot) were limited Friday. Stafford is off the report, but Woods is questionable.
WR Will Fuller (finger) remains on IR. QB Tua Tagovailoa (ribs, finger) was limited Friday and deemed questionable. WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) was placed on IR after aggravating the injury in practice.
WR Dede Westbrook (ankle) upgraded to a full practice Friday and is off the report.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
TE Jonnu Smith (shoulder) was limited all week and is questionable.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a setback with his ankle. QB Jameis Winston (knee) will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. QB Taysom Hill (concussion) will make his return this week, but it will be in the hybrid role as QB Trevor Siemian will start under center.
NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) are out again. WR Kenny Golladay (knee) and WR John Ross (quadriceps) are questionable. Both were limited Friday. WR Kadarius Toney (thumb) was limited all week but is off the report.
NEW YORK JETS – Played Thursday night
OT Mekhi Becton (knee) remains on IR while recovering from knee surgery. RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) and QB Zach Wilson (knee) are also out. WR Corey Davis (hip) missed another one. TE Tyler Kroft (lung) suffered a lacerated lung and should miss some time.
RB Miles Sanders (ankle, foot) landed on IR and will miss at least two more games. WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) has also been ruled out. WR Jalen Reagor (ankle) missed some practice time, but he’s off the report.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Monday night
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) is out for the season and on IR. TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral, hip, shoulder) were limited Friday. Check back on them Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
TE George Kittle (calf) remains on IR but is expected to be activated for Week 9. OT Trent Williams (ankle) was limited Friday but is off the report. WR Deebo Samuel (calf) and RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) were limited Friday and are listed as questionable.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – bye week
RB Chris Carson (neck) and QB Russell Wilson (finger) are on IR.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – bye week
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.
RB Derrick Henry (foot) landed on IR after foot surgery, and he’s out 6-10 weeks. WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was limited all week but is off the injury report. OT Taylor Lewan (knee) and WR A.J. Brown (knee) are questionable. Brown appeared on Friday’s report as DNP.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM – bye week
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) are on IR.