Fantasy Football Injury Report: September 18
Sean Mitchell goes over the top injuries throughout the NFL over this past week.
Welcome back to your Friday edition of the NFL Injury Report as we head into the weekend of Week 2 of the NFL season! We will once again highlight the most impactful injury news that may or may not affect your rosters for the remainder of Week 2! Let’s take a look!
- Kenny Golladay WR, DET (Hamstring) –
Kenny Golladay was ruled OUT earlier this morning for the Lion’s Week two match up against the Packers, as he still deals with a hamstring injury he sustained just days before the Lion’s Week one game against the Bears. This is obviously not great news for Golladay owners, and this hamstring issue doesn’t seem to be going away very easily only been very limited in practice towards the end of this week. Hopefully, an extra week of treatment will get him closer to game ready for Week three.
- George Kittle TE, SF (Bruised Knee) –
What we all thought was not exactly much of an injury designation as Kittle claimed in the post-game presser after the Niner’s game against the Cardinals that he felt “fantastic” after coming back into the game after half-time and finishing it out. However, it seems that the injury happened to be a bit more serious than we thought, as Kittle was ruled OUT earlier on Friday morning for San Fran’s Week two match up against the Jets. Will be worth monitoring Kittle’s status during the practices of Week three.
- A.J. Brown WR, TEN (Bruised Knee) –
Much like the same injury that George Kittle is dealing with, Titan’s stand-out WR A.J. Brown is also dealing with a bruised bone in his knee, which has already allocated his status to OUT as well for the Titan’s Week two clash against the Jaguars. This was not exactly surprising news as Brown was held out of practice all week, so hopefully Brown will get the extra time off for treatment and we will look at his status once again for Week three.
- Jack Doyle TE, IND (Ankle/Knee) –
Starting TE for the Indy Colts Jack Doyle is dealing with both ankle and knee issues at the current time, and these two ailments are influencing the Colt’s to hold him OUT for the Colt’s Week two match up against the Vikings. This is tough news for the Colt’s as they lost back-up TE Trey Burton right before Week 1 as well, so they will be very thin at the spot for Week two.
- Chris Godwin WR, TB (Concussion) –
After showing some positive signs by returning to practice this week, we all thought Godwin would likely be good to suit up and give it a go against the Panthers on Sunday, however, the newest report from Adam Schefter says otherwise. The report is actually putting a “Doubtful” tag on Chris Godwin at the current time, as he has not passed all of his concussion protocol as of Friday. The report notes that he will go through more tests this weekend, and “could” potentially play if all goes well. A big status to keep an eye on.
- Jamison Crowder WR, NYJ (Hamstring) –
Looking positively into this one as Crowder has yet to be put on the injured reserve list like fellow teammate Le’Veon Bell with his hamstring injury, however, Crowder has already been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against San Francisco. Coach Adam Gase seems to think that this injury is not a long-term one, and that hopefully Crowder may only miss 1-2 weeks with the hammy injury.
- Julian Edelman WR, NE (Knee) –
Julian Edelman is listed as questionable for the Patriot’s Monday game against the Seahawks after only practicing in limited capacity with a knee injury all week. Signs are a bit better in Edelman’s case, as he has at least practiced all week in some capacity, but still does have a designation that will need to be monitored heading into Monday.
- Courtland Sutton WR, DEN (AC Joint Sprain) –
Sutton was a limited practice participant in both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice of this week heading into Week two. The Broncos are listing Sutton as a game-time call now to take the field but seeing as how he did get in practices this week, this could be a very positive sign for the Broncos’ match up against the Steelers on Sunday. Not the best situation to be in heading into the weekend, but at least he has not been ruled out, so this status needs to be monitored.
- DeVante Parker WR, MIA (Hamstring) –
Parker is still dealing with a hamstring injury that almost held him out of the Phin’s Week one game against the Patriots before he was deemed good to go. As it seems, the hamstring is still not 100%, and this has labeled Parker with a questionable tag heading into Week two’s match up against the Bills. Going off of the Week one status that saw him end up playing, we could see the similar situation for Week 2 here for Parker with him taking the field, nonetheless, he still will be a game-time call in this one.
- Henry Ruggs III WR, LV (Knee) –
Ruggs was absent from his second straight practice, and this is not great news for his status going into the Raider’s Week two match up against the Saints. We will need to find some reports on Ruggs after Saturday’s practice to see if he is able to take the field, as it looks as if he does not take the field on Saturday in some capacity, this could easily make him a candidate to sit out the Week two game.
- Phillip Lindsay RB, DEN (Toe) –
Lindsay was not able to practice all week for the Broncos due to his case of turf-toe, and since then has been ruled OUT for Denver’s Week two match up against the Steelers. This will bolster a pretty larger role for Melvin Gordon and could also open up some back-up totes for Royce Freeman as well.
- Brandin Cooks WR, HOU (Quad) –
Cooks hits the Texan’s injury report for the second week out of two weeks so far in the 2020 NFL season. Not a great sign right off the bat for a WR that has a long history of injuries. However, Cooks was able to put in limited practiced on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, so his status for the Texan’s game against the Ravens does look a bit more on the playing side rather than the sitting side at the current moment.
- Michael Thomas WR, NO (Ankle) –
Even though reports earlier in the week had some sheer optimism for MT heading into the Saint’s Week two match up against the Raiders, he was not a participant in Friday’s practice after missing all week. It shouldn’t shock anyone to see MT sit for this game as this type of injury is one of the longer recovery time injuries, and he should likely not try to rush back in the event of re-injury. However, the Saints do not play until Monday, so his status is being listed as “Doubtful” at the current moment, but I wouldn’t expect him to suit up.