Updated: Friday, 10/28 at 12:00 pm ET

Week 7 of the NFL season may not have been the most injury-prone week of the year, but it was the highest profile names for sure. It was every position too, which really was the cherry on top. Big names such as Breece Hall, Mike Williams, and DK Metcalf have landed on the latest NFL Injury Report heading into Week 8 fantasy football. If you're looking for injury replacements, check out the top fantasy football waiver wire pickups for NFL Week 8 lineups. Let’s now look into what we know on the NFL injury news front heading into Week 8 and what we’re going to find out when practices kick off on Wednesday.


2022 NFL Injury Report Fantasy Football Week 8

NFL Quarterback Injury News

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos - Hamstring

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - After getting his workout on the plane in for four hours while his teammates were sleeping on the way to London, it looks as if Russell Wilson is going to be the Broncos starting quarterback in Week 8. We'll see if the hamstring limits his mobility at all, but he's struggled moving out of the pocket to begin with this season.

After watching Brett Rypien throw the ball 60 times in Russell Wilson’s absence, head coach Nathianal Hackett said Wilson’s likely to return from his one-game absence in Week 8. His hamstring was improving leading into their Week 7 game but with a short week on tap, the Broncos elected to let him heal for another week. Denver is in London this week.

Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts - Shoulder

Monday was a very busy day for Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan was diagnosed with a Grade 2 shoulder sprain and then was benched as well. Obviously, those two things go together, but Ryan is being benched even when he’s healthy. In fact, Nick Foles is the teams QB2 moving forward. Ryan has thrown nine interceptions and fumbled 11 times in seven games.

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans - Ankle

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - After nor practicing on Wednesday, Tannehill was able to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday, albeit basically directing things during quarterback drills. With the Texans on the schedule this week, it makes you wonder if the Titans rush Tannehill back or give him a week to fully heal. It's worth noting he has shed the walking boot we saw him wearing after the Week 7 victory.

After missing one snap, Ryan Tannehill checked back into the game with a fully taped ankle and finished the game. After the game, Tannehill was seen at the podium in a walking boot, which is something you do like to see. Mike Vrabel told reporters that Tannehill was “progressing” and we’ll see where he’s at come Wednesday’s practice.

Baker Mayfield & Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers - Ankle

Both Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold are recovering from ankle injuries and are seemingly on the same track back to the field in Week 8 according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Or, in their case, the sidelines as QB2 and QB3. The Panthers are starting PJ Walker in Week 8 regardless of Mayfield and Darnold’s status.


NFL Running Back Injury News

Breece Hall, New York Jets - Knee

After such an electric few weeks for Breece Hall, his season, unfortunately, came to an end on Sunday as it’s been confirmed he has a torn ACL and a minor meniscus injury. We could see Hall return by the beginning of next season as the injury typically takes 9-to-12 months time. Hope you have a speedy recovery, Breece Hall! In his absence, the Jets have traded for Jaguars running back, James Robinson, and have Michael Carter there as well.

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys - Knee

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 12:00 pm ET - Not only does it look like Ezekiel Elliott is not going to play this week, but it looks like the Cowboys plan on resting Elliott for a couple of weeks. That's according to Clarence Hill Jr., a writer for the Cowboys. Dallas has a Week 9 bye.

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - There are multiple reports with what's wrong with Ezekiel Elliott's knee and it looks like they're all conflicting. Head coach Mike McCarthy called it a knee sprain. Since then, there has been reports that he has a torn MCL but a Cowboys reporter for the Dallas Morning News, Michael Gehlken, reported that it isn't necessarily true. It is seemingly a knee sprain and with Dallas on a bye week in Week 9, so there may be no need to rush Elliott back this week.

Ezekiel Elliott to a big shot to his knee in Week 7 and briefly left but was able to return to action and find the endzone twice afterward. It’s reportedly just a bruised knee for Elliott, but on Cowboys Hour, Zeke was quoted as saying “It’s sore. It’s definitely sore. But it’s Monday.” That sounds like a guy confident he’ll be good to go by the time Dallas takes the field next Sunday.

D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions - Ankle/Shoulder

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 12:00 pm ET - After getting in a full week of practice, it looks like we're going to get D'Andre Swift back on the field for the first time since Week 3. He's been nursing an ankle and shoulder injury.

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - It was great to see Swift was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. He practiced in a limited capacity all last week and didn't play on Sunday. Looks like Swift is going to play in Week 8 with the way he's ramping up his workload this week.

It was a surprise to see D’Andre Swift not suit up in Week 7 but the Lions stated he needs another week before he can get onto the field. Swift was practicing last week but still wasn’t ready to return. He injured his ankle all the way back in Week 1, but it’s still hindering him, along with the shoulder as well.

Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens - Knee

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - The Ravens cannot dodge injuries at the running back position. Ever. Edwards hit a role and burst for a 20-plus yard gain only to leave the game with a hamstring injury. We're unsure about how serious the injury is, but he did not return on Thursday night, so that's not a great sign for a guy in his second game back since tearing his ACL.

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - After being limited in practice on a short week, Gus Edwards is listed as questionable for Thursday Night Football. This isn't really all that surprising considering Edwards has played one game since returning from an ACL tear. We'll see if Edwards is able to suit up, but don't be surprised if he doesn't. I know we're all excited about his return, but Baltimore needs to be smart with him.

James Conner, Arizona Cardinals - Ribs

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - Although Conner is listed as day-to-day according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, he was seen practicing on Wednesday, giving him a very good chance at suiting up in Week 8.

It’s been a two-week absence for James Conner and we’re unsure about how much longer he’s going to be out. This is a long side for a ribs bruise, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it’ll be close for Conner in Week 8. Eno Benjamin has been great in Conner’s stead so there is seemingly no rush to get Conner back before he’s 100% healthy.

James Robinson, New York Jets - Knee

We thought James Robinson was just out of the rotation and Travis Etienne had just 100% taken over, but that was not the whole truth. Robinson was dealing with knee soreness in Week 7, which kept his snap share down. It’s also incredibly interesting how he was described to have a knee injury and then was traded to the Jets right after that.

Chuba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers - Ankle

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 12:00 pm ET - Some “minor” injury, right? The Panthers claimed Hubbard could have returned in Week 7 if the game was more competitive and now they're ruling him out the very next week. Makes you wonder how bad the sprain is, but this obviously is concerning considering he didn't step on the practice field at all and now has been ruled out.

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - After leaving the Panthers 21-3 win against the Bucs in Week 7, the Panthers said Hubbard could've returned if the game was competitive, but they didn't want to risk further injury. Hubbard was seen on the side of the practice field with a non-contact red jersey, riding a bike. He was listed as a DNP today

It was a surprise to see the Panthers running backs dominate the Bucs' defense the way they did and Chuba Hubbard might’ve eclipsed the century mark if he didn’t injure his ankle in the 4th quarter. It’s been said that it’s just a mild sprain and Hubbard could have returned if he was needed, but Carolina was well ahead at that point in the game. This doesn’t feel like any type of elongated absence for Hubbard.

Mike Boone, Denver Broncos - Ankle

Mike Boone was immediately diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain after injuring it in the loss against the Jets and the Broncos followed that up by placing him on the IL. They made another move by signing veteran Marlon Mack right after that. Boone is going to miss an extended period of time, at least four weeks to be exact.


NFL Wide Receiver Injury News

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals - Hip

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - The Bengals star wide receiver received terrible news on Thursday as we found out he has a hip injury that could sideline him for 4-to-6 weeks, but that timeline seems up in the air at this point. Chase went and got a second opinion from a hip specialist on Wednesday and at this point, it's unclear if he's going to land on injured reserve, but that seems like a possibility. 

DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks - Knee

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - Not only will Metcalf not practice on Wednesday, but it doesn't sound like he'll be practicing the remainder of the week according to head coach Pete Carroll. That likely keeps him out of the game for this upcoming Sunday against the 6-1 New York Giants.

After being ruled out immediately yesterday, everyone thought the worst immediately. He injured his patellar tendon, and it’s not said to be major. Head coach Pete Carroll said that the reports are great and Metcalf is going to be week-to-week. Metcalf even mentioned practicing on Wednesday, but don’t be surprised if we don’t see him until later in the week.

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers - Hamstring

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ETHead coach Kyle Shanahan said Deebo Samuel will not practice on Wednesday, which is inline with what they initially said; day-to-day. We'll see if Samuel can get on the field for the remainder of the week.

Deebo Samuel has officially been diagnosed with a hamstring strain and is listed as day-to-day. Samuel played 67 of the 68 offensive snaps that Jimmy Garoppolo took under center, so it’s not something that impacted during the game, at least enough to take him off the field. Samuel’s practice status is obviously up in the air at this point.

Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens - Foot

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - Oh no. Not the foot. Bateman was clearly limited last night as he wasn't playing all that many snaps, but then re-aggravated his foot injury and was ruled out of Thursday's game. With a previous injury resurfacing, we may not see Bateman again until after the Ravens Week 10 bye.

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - After logging a full practice on Wednesday, things are looking good for Rashod Bateman's two week absence to stop there. The Ravens could call upon the passing game a lot more if Gus Edwards can't suit up, so good for them to potentially get their number one option at receiver back.

Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers - Ankle

After Mike Williams was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, head coach Brandon Staley said Williams is going to miss weeks, not days. That said, the Chargers have a Week 8 bye, so maybe that’s a blessing in disguise for Williams to minimize how much time he’ll miss. This is definitely a multi-week injury, but we’ll see Williams again.

Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions - Concussion

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 12:00 pm ET - After getting in a full week of practice, it looks like we're going to get Amon-Ra St. Brown back on the field after leaving last weeks game with what we thought was a concussion, but wasn't. St. Brown is still working through concussion protocol at the time of this update, however.

Despite leaving the Lions' Week 7 game with a concussion, Amon-Ra St. Brown was placed in concussion protocol and eventually cleared of having a concussion. Another new protocol implementation ruled him out for the remainder of their game. Head coach Dan Campbell said on Monday that things were looking good for St. Brown to return for Week 8.

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ankle

Do you think that Mike Evans injured his ankle when he was signing autographs for the referees or when he dropped that 75-yard touchdown in the first quarter? Just kidding, but with the Bucs on a short week, Evans checks in as a DNP with an ankle injury on the estimated injury report. This could definitely be something to monitor, but the Bucs have been in and out of practices all year long. This could be another situation we don’t need to actually worry about.

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers - Hamstring

It was very weird to see how this played out for Keenan Allen and the Chargers. Allen ran 14 routes in the first half but did not play in the second half. Head Coach Brandon Staley said there was no setback, but that Allen could not get any burst and didn’t want to risk further injury. The Chargers have a Week 8 bye week and Allen himself claimed he didn’t want to force anything knowing he had the bye coming up. Makes you wonder why he even tried playing in Week 7.

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers - Shoulder

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 12:00 pm ET - It doesn't sound like Allen Lazard is going to play this week as he said he heard a “snap, crackle, pop” in his shoulder last week. Lazard told the media he's not concerned about it long term, but playing against the Bills this week is a longshot.

We saw Allen Lazard walking around with a sling on his shoulder after Sunday’s game but the Packers failed to comment on the severity. Head coach Matt LaFleur said that we’ll wait and see how he feels when Wednesday’s practice rolls around.

Corey Davis, New York Jets - Knee

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - The initial injury didn't look good and with it being diagnosed as an MCL sprain the Jets have ruled him out of Sunday's game against the Patriots. That's going to give other guys, like Elijah Moore, to play. Davis should be considered week-to-week at this point but looking ahead, the Jets have a bye in Week 10, so we may not see him until after that.

It felt at the moment that Corey Davis’ knee injury was going to be worse but the Jets are calling him day-to-day, and he’s questionable to play this upcoming week. The Jets suffered a lot of brutal blows this past week and dodged a bullet with the veteran Davis.

Nico Collins, Houston Texans - Groin

The Texans didn’t initially rule Nico Collins out on Sunday, but his groin injury did not allow him to get back on the field and they ultimately ruled him out for the game. Per league sources, Nico Collins is being listed as day-to-day, so we could very well see him back for a Week 8 divisional match-up against the Texans.

Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams - Knee

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - Jefferson is all the way back. After starting the week limited at practice, he's been completely wiped from the practice report and will make his season debut in Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Guess who’s baaaack! The Rams 2021 breakout receiver has been designated to return from IR and Sean McVay said Van Jefferson is going to return to action and contribute immediately. Jefferson’s recovering from an ACL tear.


NFL Tight End Injury News

Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens - Knee

UPDATE; 10/28 @ 10:45 am ET - Andrew started the night battling a knee injury and left the game with a hurt shoulder that left him unable to return. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh described it as a shoulder strain after the game. Two things are at play here. With the team playing on Thursday night, this could give Andrews more time to recover before next weeks game. That being said, they also have a bye in Week 10, so that would not only give him time to heal his shoulder, but his knee as well. Isaiah Likely looked quite good in Andrews' absence last night.

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - Mark Andrews looked like a shell of himself last week after not practicing and with a short week in Week 8, Baltimore playing on Thursday night, he's officially listed as questionable. Baltimore has a Week 10 bye, so we'll see if they keep him out until then.

It’s a short week for Baltimore this week so with the estimated practice reports coming out, Mark Andrews was listed as DNP, much like he was last week. Although he didn’t practice, Andrews still was able to suit up in Week 7. Andrews, with a banged-up knee, did not contribute much of anything.

Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders - Hamstring

UPDATE; 10/26 @ 3:45 pm ET - For the first time since exiting the Raiders Week 5 game, Darren Waller is practicing, which bodes well for his Week 8 status. It's been a brutal season for Waller as he's battled multiple injuries, but hamstrings are tricky and as we saw, it kept him off the field for 2.5 weeks. Waller needs to log a few more practices this week and come out unscathed before we're positive he'll suit up in Week 8.

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns - Ankle

Further testing on David Njoku’s ankle has revealed that it’s a 2-to-5-week absence. Njoku is having a breakout campaign and is TE6 going with this injury. Njoku was in a walking boot and walking on crutches after the Browns' loss against the Ravens. 

Daniel Bellinger, New York Giants - Eye

It was an absolutely AWFUL injury for Giants rookie TE, Daniel Bellinger, as he was raked in the eye and immediately fell to the ground. He was carted off and we found out on Monday he has a broken eye socket and septum. Bellinger had really started playing well, so this is disappointing to the Giants' offense which has struggled to find any reliable pass catchers. The Giants are hoping that his injury doesn’t end his campaign.

Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders - Calf

It sounds like we’re going to see Logan Thomas back on the field for the Commanders for the first time since Week 4. At least those are the thoughts around Washington at this point. Thomas is battling back from a calf injury a year after a season-ending injury in 2021.


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