Week 7 Injury Report

Quarterbacks

E.J. Manuel (BUF)--After missing practice the entire week, the Bills have already ruled out Manuel for their Week 7 contest against the Dolphins. The Bills expect Manuel to be out for 4-to-8 weeks with a knee injury, so he will have little fantasy value outside of dynasty leagues for the remainder of the season. 

Matt Schaub (HOU)--The Texans have already ruled out Schaub for Week 7 after suffering an ankle injury in last week's embarrassing loss to the Rams. Schaub is off to a terrible start, so if Case Keenum can turn things around for the Texans, Schaub may be on the outside looking in. 

Blaine Gabbert (JAC)--After suffering a hamstring injury in the Jaguars Week 5 loss to the Rams, Gabbert has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Gabbert has had a hard time staying healthy this season, but is expected to return to the starting lineup once healthy enough to return to the practice field. 

Michael Vick (PHI)--After suffering a hamstring injury in last week's victory over the Giants, the Eagles have already ruled out Vick as the team's starter out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He will likely suit up once again, like in Week 6, but will only be used in an emergency situation. 

Running Backs

C.J. Spiller (BUF)--The Bills expect to have their top running back on the field on Sunday despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday. Reports out of Bills' practice indicate that Spiller's ankle is in better shape than it was last week as this time, so barring any setbacks he should be on the field for Week 7. 

Willis McGahee (CLE)--Although McGahee missed practice on Thursday, he is expected to play on Sunday. The Browns plan to give him enough rest in an effort to keep him healthy for the remainder of the season, so there are no new injuries outside of a minor knee ailment that fantasy owners need to worry about. 

DeMarco Murray (DAL)--The Cowboys have yet to officially rule out Murray for Week 7, but it is pretty clear that he won't be able to suit up for this week's contest. Murray is dealing with a sprained MCL sustained in last Sunday night's win over the Redskins and is expected to miss time beyond Week 7. 

Arian Foster (TEX)-- Despite missing practice on Thursday, the Texans will likely have their top running back in the backfield when they take on the Chiefs Sunday. Foster is dealing with thumb, hamstring and chest injuries, all of which appear to be minor, so fantasy owners should not look too much into his recent activity in practice. 

Adrian Peterson (MIN)--Despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Vikings are expected to have Peterson on the field when they take on the Giants on Monday night. With an extra day of practice built in, there is no reason for the Vikings to have Peterson practicing in full, so consider this a precaution in an effort to get his hamstring back to 100 percent. 

Brandon Bolden (NE)--The Patriots are uncertain if Bolden will be able to suit up for Sunday's game against the Jets after being a limited participant in practice this week. Bolden has been dealing with a knee injury, and was limited last week in practice and suited up on Sunday, so unless there is a setback, he should be on the field in three days.

Brandon Jacobs (NYG)--After suffering a hamstring injury in last week's loss to the Bears, the Giants will likely list Jacobs as questionable for Monday night's game against the Vikings. It is hard to believe that he won't play in this game, but considering the game is on Monday night, fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on his status in case you have to play someone on Sunday. 

Wide Receivers

Roddy White (ATL)--The Falcons are expected to be without their top wide receiver for Week 7, after White missed practice the last two weeks. White has been dealing with both hamstring and ankle injuries the entire season, and after losing Julio Jones, the Falcons need to be cautious with White's injuries moving forward. 

Miles Austin (DAL)-- Despite missing practice on Thursday the Cowboys expect to have Miles Austin on the field when they take on the Eagles on Sunday. The day off was just a precaution, so fantasy owners will want to consider using him this week considering Austin has a great matchup. 

Calvin Johnson (DET)--After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday the Lions are expected to list Johnson as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Johnson has been dealing with a knee injury for most of the season, but was able to suit up last week, so barring any setbacks he should be out there on Sunday. 

James Jones (GB)--The Packers are expected to make an announcement on the status of Jones on Friday after he failed to practice all week. Jones suffered a knee injury in the Packers Week 6 win over the Ravens and will more than likely have to sit out this one to try and get back to 100 percent moving forward. 

Andre Johnson (HOU)--The Texans will likely list Johnson as questionable when they release the official injury report on Friday after he was a limited participant in practice on Thursday. Johnson is dealing with a minor shin injury sustained in Week 3, but it does not appear to be serious enough for him to miss any time. 

Cecil Shorts (JAC)--The Jaguars will likely have their big playmaker on the field on Sunday, despite being a limited participant on Thursday with a shoulder injury. Shorts exited last week's game after sustaining the injury and did not return, but it appears the team took the right steps to limit any further damage. 

Justin Blackmon (JAC)--Despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Jaguars are expected to have the leagues leading receiver from the last two weeks on the field Sunday. Blackmon is dealing with a minor hamstring injury, but unless he suffers a setback he will be ready to go for the Chargers. 

Danny Amendola (NE)--The Patriots will once again list Amendola as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after he sustained a concussion in last week's win over the Saints. He is likely going to be listed as questionable on the official injury report, but due to his limited participation in practice, the team will opt to leave the door open to make him a game-time decision.

Santonio Holmes (NYJ)--The Jets are unsure if they will have Holmes on the field on Sunday after missing practice yet again on Thursday. Holmes is dealing with both a foot and hamstring injury so his availability for Sunday will be determined on whether or not he can deal with the pain, considering this is an ongoing injury. 

Tight Ends

Greg Olsen (CAR)--After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Panthers will likely consider Olsen as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. His status will be cleared up once the team releases it's official injury report later on today, but if the game was today, he would probably suit up. 

Martlellus Bennett (CHI)--The Bears were happy to see Bennett suit up for practice on Thursday after being absent from contact drills the previous days due to a minor knee injury. He will likely be listed as questionable on the team's official injury report, but considering he is back in practice, he will be on the field on Sunday

Rob Gronkowski (NE)--The Patriots will have a tough call to make regarding the status of Gronkowski for Week 7, after he remained limited in practice on Thursday. Gronkowski has yet to suit up for a game this season, and until he is cleared by doctors for full contact, he will not be able to suit up for a game. 

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