Every NFL team playing Sunday or Monday is required to issue a final injury report that Friday. Here we'll review all the fantasy-relevant players on that list and how it may impact your planning for the upcoming game or weeks ahead. We'll also pay close attention to the teammates that could be significantly impacted. Keep in mind, the team's inactive list isn't due until 90 minutes before kickoff. Start getting prepared and get those fallback plans in place now because this is the final official word teams will have before declaring those inactive players.



Arian Foster, RB, Texans - Groin

The timetable for Foster's return continues to move up. The latest chatter has him returning late September, as early as Week 2 or 3. Foster owners should keep making moves as if his return is still distant, however. Even when he's back on the field, Foster has a history of soft tissue injuries and has his owners checking for updates on his status constantly.

Victor Cruz, WR, Giants - Calf

A calf injury will keep Cruz out for multiple weeks, but he's also attempting to return following a nasty torn patellar tendon knee injury. The embattled, but talented, Reueben Randle nearly recorded 1,000 receiving yards last year and had three games with 100 yards. Those that drafted Cruz need to give serious consideration to dropping Cruz for Randle, if that option is available to them. Now the Giants No. 2 WR, Randle has a ripe fantasy matchup on the road to open the season against the Cowboys.

C.J. Spiller, RB, Saints - Knee

This absence looks like a one-week deal for Spiller, who had a knee scope during the preseason. Prior to breaking his clavicle to end last season prematurely, the perceived as fragile Spiller only missed one game from 2011-13. This likely means more carries for Mark Ingram, although Khiry Robinson has a shot in the dark to be the Sunday edition of New England's Dion Lewis from the Thursday opener.

Todd Gurley, RB, Rams - Knee

Breshad Perriman, WR, Ravens - Knee

Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars - Hand



Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys - Back

Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks - Not injury related

LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills - Hamstring

Chris Ivory, RB, Jets - Knee

Duke Johnson, RB, Browns - Concussion

Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys - Hamstring

Roddy White, WR, Falcons - Elbow

Percy Harvin, WR, Bills - Hip

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins - Foot

Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs - Ankle

Charles Clay, TE, Bills - Knee

Eric Ebron, TE, Lions - Ankle



Randall Cobb, WR, Packers - Shoulder

The sprained AC joint in Cobb's right shoulder has placed limits on his range of motion, but does not put him in any jeopardy for missing a fantastic Week 1 matchup on the road against the Bears. Aside from reaggravating the banged up shoulder, the biggest concern owners face is the Packers putting the Bears away early and seeing Cobb on the sideline wearing a hat in the second half.

Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers - Hamstring

After Friday's walkthrough, Evans said that he was able to run routes at full speed and felt good. The Titans secondary lacks the desired height to cover any of the three 6'5" targets deployed by the Bucs. Evans, veteran wideout Vincent Jackson, and second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins present an intriguing set of towering targets for rookie Jameis Winston. Assuming he doesn't pull the hammy while playing, Evans should muscle his way to a productive afternoon.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears – Calf, Eddie Royal, WR, Bears - Hip

An ongoing hamstring injury didn't stop Jeffery from posting big numbers last year. Currently, it's a calf issue that has kept him limited in practice. On Friday, Jeffery was moving well on a wet practice field. Barring a setback in warmups or in game, both Jeffery and Royal should be fine. Martellus Bennett would see a boost in targets should either receiver miss time, but that appears unlikely.

Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals - Hand

Nearly six weeks ago, Floyd fractured three fingers. On Friday, he was practicing and making catches in practice with a brace on that left hand. It's unclear, however, if Floyd actually plays Sunday at home against the Saints. John Brown is extremely effective as the deep threat, too. If needed, the team can be patient with Floyd's return and wait until the brace can be removed.

Tre Mason, RB, Rams - Thigh

The short-term lease Mason owners thought they were getting may, in fact, never leave the lot. It's looking more and more like Benny Cunningham will see a high number of snaps against the Seahawks as the lone healthy option among the top-three backs on the roster. While the matchup sounds brutal, at least it's not on the road. In fact, Rams running backs have been very successful each of the last two years when they hosted Seattle. Last year, Mason recorded a touchdown and 85 rushing yards on 18 carries. In that same contest, Cunningham caught a touchdown and four other passes for 46 yards. Back in 2013, Zac Stacy ran for 134 yards on 26 carries.

Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons - Hamstring

The Falcons backfield was among the most clouded during the preseason. It now appears that rookie Tevin Coleman will open 2015 as the starter. That situation may change, or both young backs end up in some kind of committee. As is, Freeman is a wait-and-see player on your bench, should you elect to be patient.

Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Ravens - Knee

Although you should never root for injuries, Justin Forsett owners aren't broken up that it appears unlikely that a possible touchdown vulture in Taliaferro will be ready for the opener following a sprained MCL suffered during the preseason.

Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles – Groin

Ertz is looking like a game-time decision for Week 1 on the road against the Falcons. Even if he's on the field there's a concern over how many snaps even a fully healthy Ertz would play. Due to his blocking issues, Ertz would be best served playing detached from the formation to force a mismatch exploiting his size. Problem is, the Eagles have more explosive and versatile targets. There's no real compelling reason for Chip Kelly to focus on Ertz in the passing game.