2017 Fantasy Football Injury Report: September 22 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Football Injury Report: September 22
Michael A. Stein
Nemanja Bjelica Headshot

Bjelica (foot) has remained limited to non-contact work in the weeks leading up to training camp, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

Bjelica underwent surgery back in March to address a break in his left foot, and whiles the Wolves are encouraged by his progress, he'll still be on the shelf when camp opens next week. Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at the team's media day Friday that Bjelica is "getting close," so the expectation is that he'll be ready when the regular season begins in mid-October. Last season, Bjelica averaged 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting just over 42 percent from the field.
11:23 am (EST)
Nick Perry Headshot

Head coach Mike McCarthy relayed Friday morning that Perry underwent successful surgery on his injured hand, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The Packers have not provided much in terms of details regarding Perry's injury, and McCarthy would not reveal a timeline for his return. However, a report earlier this week indicated he would miss two games, which is the same number he sat out after he injured his hand last year.
11:19 am (EST)
Markus Nutivaara Headshot

Nutivaara (hip) is listed in the Blue Jackets lineup for Friday's preseason home game against the Penguins.

He had offseason hip surgery, so it'll be interesting to see the level of minutes that Nutivaara can handle in this game against the league's best. The mobile defenseman will form the top pairing with Scott Harrington, but he certainly will be bumped down the depth chart once the regular season commences, possibly even to to the minors.
11:06 am (EST)
Randall Cobb Headshot

Cobb (chest) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Cobb was unable to practice both Wednesday and Thursday, and McCarthy indicated he might not get in any work Friday either. However, it appears he will still have a chance to play in Week 3 if he is feeling good enough to take the field Sunday morning.
11:06 am (EST)
Anthony Bennett Headshot

Bennett agreed to a training camp contract with the Suns on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

While the deal is non-guaranteed, it's still a noteworthy move given Bennett's pedigree as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. After failed stints with Cleveland, Minnesota, Toronto and Brooklyn, Bennett is likely running out of opportunities to stick in the NBA, and he'll now have to earn his way onto a roster. Still just 24 years old, Bennett holds career averages of 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He most recently played in Turkey, signing with a team in Istanbul this past January after being waived by the Nets.
11:04 am (EST)
Myles Jaye (R) Headshot

Jaye tossed 1.2 innings in relief in Thursday's 12-1 loss to the Twins, surrendering five runs on four walks and three hits while striking out a batter.

Following a disastrous two-start run in which he yielded 13 runs (12 earned) over 5.1 innings, Jaye was banished to the bullpen Thursday with Jordan Zimmermann (neck) cleared to rejoin the rotation following a brief hiatus. Zimmermann labored through the start while lasting just four innings, but Jaye was even worse in relief, He routinely fell behind in the count, throwing first-pitch strikes to just five of the 12 batters he faced, with seven ultimately reaching base. The Tigers' lack of competent bullpen arms probably means that Jaye will make a few more appearances before the season concludes Oct. 1, but don't expect him to provide much in the way of fantasy value while he pitches mostly in lower-leverage spots.
11:03 am (EST)
Jordy Nelson Headshot

Head coach Mike McCarthy expects Nelson (quad) to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Nelson said earlier in the week that he anticipated playing Sunday, and McCarthy's comments Friday back up that notion. Nelson's official Week 3 status will be determined following Friday's practice, but he was able to practice fully each of the two days prior, so there are plenty of reasons to believe he will be able to take the field.
11:03 am (EST)
Odell Beckham Headshot

Beckham (ankle) is not listed on the Giants' final injury report for Week 3, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

The Giants limited Beckham at practice this week as a preventative measure, but he is apparently progressing well in his recovery, as there is no doubt he will take the field Sunday barring a setback over the weekend. Beckham played just 34 snaps in the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Lions, but with no injury designation heading into Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, that number seems likely to increase.
10:59 am (EST)
Buck Farmer (R) Headshot

Farmer (shoulder) has been cleared to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Farmer was battered for five runs (four earned) over 2.2 innings to take the loss in Monday's start to the Athletics and exited the contest with tightness in his trapezius muscle. The injury looked like it could prevent Farmer from completing a two-start week, but he's apparently resumed throwing without pain, prompting manager Brad Ausmus to call upon the right-hander to take the hill for the series finale. Even if he proves to be 100 percent healthy for Sunday's turn, Farmer is probably worth avoiding in most settings, as he's been lit up for 19 runs (17 earned) over 20.1 innings in his five starts since rejoining the Tigers' rotation.
10:55 am (EST)
Janoris Jenkins Headshot

Jenkins (ankle/hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

It's not clear if Jenkins was able to get in any work Friday after sitting out practice the previous two days, but regardless, he will still have a chance to get back on the field this week after sitting out Monday's loss to the Lions due to his injuries.
10:49 am (EST)
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