As we head in Week 7 of the NFL season, we have a plethora of injuries across the league that have developed from games and some have come from seemingly nowhere. Mark Andrews checks in as someone who has an injury out of nowhere. We have a ton of decisions to make in our fantasy football lineups this week, especially with the likes of Jonathan Taylor, J.K. Dobbins, Keenan Allen, and many more still reeling and potentially not playing. Let’s dive into the Friday Week 7 injury report.





2022 NFL Injury Report Fantasy Football Week 7


NFL Quarterback Injury News


Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos - Hamstring

Even the wolverine blood Russell Wilson has didn’t get him back to practice at full capacity as Denver listed Wilson limited again on Thursday. It sounds like he’s going to play, but is officially listed as day-to-day. Backup QB Brett Rypien has seen first-team reps at practice in case Wilson cannot go. You’re already playing with a bad hand with a healthy Wilson, now he’s had a shoulder and hamstring injury within weeks of one another. This is a troublesome situation in fantasy.


Mac Jones, New England Patriots - Ankle

It looks as if the Bailey Zappe experience could come to a halt in Week 7 as Mac Jones practiced in full on Thursday and is expected to suit up on Monday night, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. The ankle sprain is healed at this point and Jones has been moving well at practice, the best he has since the injury three weeks ago. Quarterback controversy no more!


Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers - Concussion

Make that two straight days of full practices for Kenny Pickett as things are trending upwards for him being active for Week 7. This is unprecedented times for someone to be back at practice this quickly as Pickett is the FIRST player this year to return to practice in full capacity just three days after suffering a concussion according to David J. Chao. This is an interesting development for Pickett’s Week 7 status.


Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers - Ankle

On Wednesday, the Panthers designated their savior, Sam Darnold, for return and Darnold returned to practice. Darnold will not start this week, PJ Walker has been announced, but there’s a chance he’s QB1 come Week 8 as the Panthers face off against the Falcons. With Baker Mayfield struggling and dealing with an ankle injury, Darnold likely checks into Sunday’s game as QB2.


Baker Mayfield, Carolina Panthers - Ankle

Thursday was the first time Baker Mayfield’s practiced since his ankle injury as he did so on a limited basis. It’s still up in the year whether or not Mayfield will be active in Week 7, but even if he did, he’s no longer the starting quarterback in Carolina. QB2 is best scenario, but with Sam Darnold back from the IL, he might be third on the depth chart.


NFL Running Back Injury News


Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts - Knee

We haven’t seen Jonathan Taylor on Sundays – or Thursdays, in the Colts case – for two weeks now but it looks like he’s poised for a Week 7 return as he practiced in a full capacity on Thursday for the first time since the injury. He was practicing on a limited basis at the end of last week, but Taylor said he kept himself off the field in Week 6 because nobody knows his body better than him.


Saquon Barkley, New York Giants - Shoulder

If you want to know about Saquon Barkley’s shoulder, just listen to him talk about it. He says it’s “annoying”, but something that’s not going to keep him off the field on Sunday’s despite being limited during practice this week and last week as well. He briefly left last week and yet, played 88% of the snaps, so it seems like the Giants are managing his shoulder quite well.


D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions - Shoulder

Thursday was the second straight day we saw Swift on the practice field albeit in a limited fashion, but he’s missed two straight games, so this is definitely good progress. Swift told Lions beat reporter Eric Woodyard that he’s “pushing to play” in Week 7. Swift has missed two games and the Lions are coming off a bye week.


J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens - Knee

After tweaking something in his knee that kept him out the entire second half of the Giants game, J.K. Dobbins hasn’t practiced for two consecutive days this week. It’s not great when your running back, coming off an ACL tear, had his knee tightened up, and then missed practice the following week. There’s nothing definitive with Dobbins’ status, but things are trending in the wrong direction.


Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts - Concussion

Much like his backfield counterpart, Nyheim Hines practiced in full on Thursday after doing the same on Wednesday. That said, we have to be careful about how we approach this because he’s still in concussion protocol as it stands today. He could be cleared by Sunday, sure, but let’s monitor the situation.


Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens - Knee

We’ve entered the final week in which the Ravens can activate Gus Edwards since they designated him for return and that looks like it’s going to happen. We heard from head coach John Harbaugh earlier in the week that Edwards could possibly play in Week 7 but if he doesn’t, Week 8 sounds like the targeted return.




NFL Wide Receiver Injury News


Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals - Hip

It sure didn’t look like the hip was bothering him in Week 6 when he made a defender miss and took his second touchdown of the day to the house. That being said, Ja’Marr Chase has been limited each of the last two days of practice. It’s nothing that is expected to limit chase this week.


Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers - Hamstring

Everything at Chargers' practice regarding Keenan Allen looks pretty positive and points to him being healthy, but we may not see him this week. Allen spoke about it on Wednesday, but the Chargers have a Week 8 bye and we shouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see him in Week 7. Look at what Allen told Daniel Popper from the Athletic.


Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins - Shoulder

Jaylen Waddle was at practice for the Dolphins on Thursday, but he was wearing a non-contact red jersey. He hurt his shoulder late in Week 6, but nothing suggests the Dolphins are all too worried about his status for Week 7.


Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens - Foot

It’s been a very good week for team Bateman here as Rashod Bateman has practiced in each of the last two days and has been explosive from everything we’ve seen. We’re unsure whether or not he’s playing in Week 7, but things are looking positive for him.


Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders - Hamstring

Everything had been going well for Jahan Dotson this week until he re-aggravated his hamstring at practice on Thursday. He left the field with the athletic trainers but said he should be fine with a little rest. We’re unsure, at this point, how it’ll affect his Week 7 status.


D.J. Chark, Detroit Lions - Ankle

This is baaaad news for D.J. Chark. His surgically repaired ankle has flared up and caused him to wear a walking boot and miss multiple games. The Lions had a bye week in Week 6 and yet, Chark is still not ready and is likely going to miss more games, plural. Not great news here.


Dyami Brown, Washington Commanders - Groin

As we approach the weekend, things have not gotten any better for Dyami Brown this week with no practices thus far. He has Friday and likely Friday only to get back on the field to give himself a chance at playing in Week 7.


Kenny Golladay, New York Giants - Knee

Another day of practice without Kenny GolladayHe’s been off on a side field and has been seen jogging, but that’s the extent of it. Who knows when he’ll return to action.


Marvin Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars - Hamstring

After missing one game with a hamstring injury, it looks like Marvin Jones Jr. could be back in our lives on Sunday against the Giants. He’s logged back-to-back practices in a limited fashion but practices nonetheless.


Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders - Hip

There’s no word on where Hunter Renfrow’s hip injury came from, but here we are. Renfrow popped up on the injury report after just coming off of it due to a concussion. He did not practice on Thursday and mid-week injuries like these are always a bad sign of what we should expect for the weekend.


Julio Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Knee

We’ve seen Julio Jones for just two games this year and is it possible he suits up in Week 7? It’s definitely possible after seeing him on the practice field on Thursday. The amount of knee injuries Jones’ has gone through and that he’s still dealing with is obviously a concern each and every week, even when he does suit up.


Laviska Shenault, Carolina Panthers - Hamstring

After seeing Laviska Shenault back on the practice field on both Wednesday and Thursday, we should expect to see him on the field in Week 7 as well. Shenault’s status became all that much more important with the team trading Christian McCaffrey.


Kadarius Toney, New York Giants - Hamstring

It has been a tough season for Kadarius Toney but he assured reporters on Thursday that he’d be back this season. When? That’s the question as he continues to miss practice and games week in, and week out. He’s been battling two hamstring injuries, so it really is uncertain when he’ll be back.


Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars - Knee

We haven’t seen Jamal Agnew in practice on Wednesday or Thursday, which obviously hurts his status heading into Week 7. That said, it’s an interesting thing to hear special teams coach, Heath Farwell, talk about Agnew not having to do much at practice in order to play Sunday. Something to monitor.




NFL Tight End Injury News


Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens - Knee

The injury seemingly is out of the clouds. Mark Andrews played a LOT of snaps in Week 6 and there was no injury reported during or after the game. Not until Wednesday did we have any inkling of anything at all. After missing Wednesday’s practice, we thought it could’ve been a veteran’s day off, but missing Wednesday AND Thursday is different. We’ll have to wait and see how this situation plays out during Friday’s practice.


Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders - Hamstring

After another missed practice on Thursday, Darren Waller is all but confirming what he talked to reporter Jim Trotter about on Wednesday. Week 7 is going to be tough for him to get onto the field.


Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers - Concussion

After being ruled out of Week 6 with a concussion, Pat Freiermuth has been a full participant at practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week. He still needs to clear concussion protocol, but that looks very probable with the way things have been trending this week.


Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals - Groin

Every week the Bengals list Hayden Hurst on the injury report with a groin issue and every week Hurst plays and plays a lot. He played 70% of the snaps in Week 6, 81% in Week 5, and has played 70% or better in four of six games. Hurst, who said he circled this game against Atlanta on his calendar, is going to suit up barring any major setbacks.


Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders - Calf

We’ve seen Logan Thomas get a little work done on the side of practice each of the last two days, but that’s it. He’s been listed as a DNP on both Wednesday and Thursday. His status is looking unlikely for Week 7. Thomas’ calf is seemingly healing well, but not well enough to get him back on the field just yet.


Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders - Knee

It’s relevant to mention Foster Moreau here because of the likelihood that Darren Waller is out. Foster Moreau missed two straight games but has been back at practice, running routes, and looks sharp. He could return in Week 7 and check in as the Raiders TE1.




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