Week 4 NFL Injury Report and Fantasy Football Impact
Three weeks of football can compound into a lot of injuries. The injury report continues to grow every week and Week 4 features more than a few key stars unlikely to play on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the latest injury updates and how that will affect your fantasy football lineup.
Red indicates out, orange indicates questionable.
Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring): Fitz is back practicing fully and is fully expected to go against the Revis Island and the Bucs this week.
Rashard Mendenhall (toe): Mendenhall has been limited in practice and is listed as questionable but he played through it in Week 3 so there’s a good chance he does again this week. How effective he will be is another story.
Roddy White (ankle): White is still limited in practice but he’s played every week so this week shouldn’t be different. High ankle sprains usually take six-to-eight weeks to fully heal and Roddy is on week six.
Julio Jones (knee): Jones was limited in practice once again and is listed as questionable but he’s played through the injury each week and, in all likelihood, will once again.
Marlon Brown (neck): Brown returned to practice on Thursday and while he’s listed as questionable he’ll likely play against the Bills.
Ray Rice (hip):Rice returned to practice on Thursday as well but remains listed as questionable. If he does play, he’ll likely get limited snaps against Buffalo.
C.J. Spiller (quadriceps): Spiller has been in full practice all week after leaving Sunday’s game against the Jets with a leg injury. He’s fully expected to go on Sunday against a tough Ravens D.
Stevie Johnson (hamstring): Johnson returned to practice on Thursday but remained limited. He’s listed as questionable but will likely be able to play on Sunday against Baltimore.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle): The Law Firm has been limited in practice with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Cleveland.
Miles Austin (hamstring): Austin still hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers so be sure to check his status if you intend to start him.
Nate Burleson (forearm): Burleson is out indefinitely with a broken arm but hopes to return in November.
Calvin Johnson (knee): Johnson returned to practice on Thursday and is fully expected to play against the Bears.
Reggie Bush (knee): Bush has seen full practices this week and will return on Sunday to face Chicago.
Andre Johnson (shin): Johnson only ran drills on Thursday and will be a gametime decision for the Texans’ tough game against the Seahawks. If he does play, he’s sure to see plenty of Richard Sherman…Island.
Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle): Jones-Drew isn’t practicing but is expected to play through his ankle injury once again as the Jags face Indy.
Marcedes Lewis (calf): Lewis is back on the practice field and is expected to make his season debut against the Colts this week.
Danny Amendola (groin): Amendola has been seeing limited practices but is not expected to play in Week 4.
Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back): Gronk has a good chance to make his season debut on Sunday against the Falcons, assuming no setbacks between now and then.
Mark Ingram (toe): Ingram missed Week 3 and continues to recover from a toe injury and is optimistic about going in Week 4. Either way, he’s not startable in any league format.
Lance Moore (wrist): Moore left Sunday’s game with a wrist injury and is listed as questionable for Week 4.
New York Jets:
Santonio Holmes (foot): Holmes continues to see limited practices but has looked much better on the field and will certainly play against the Titans.
Kellen Winslow (knee): Winslow has been limited in practice but will likely play on Sunday against Tennessee.
Chris Ivory (hamstring): Ivory missed practice once again on Thursday and will likely miss Week 4 and possibly more.
Le’Veon Bell (foot): Bell is practicing in full and is expected to play against the Vikings this week.
Malcom Floyd (neck): Floyd hasn’t practiced since taking that vicious hit in Week 2 and is not expected to play against the Cowboys.
Vernon Davis (hamstring): Davis will attempt to go through warm ups before tonight’s game and will be a gametime call. My guess is he’ll play but keep an eye on the ol’ Twitter before starting him.
Frank Gore (knee): Gore is a go for Thursday’s game against the Rams.
Chris Givens (knee): Givens is listed as probable and is expected to go on Thursday against the Niners.
Daryl Richardson (foot): DRich is listed as probable and is expected to go against San Francisco.
Vincent Jackson (ribs): VJax still hasn’t practiced this week and is seriously questionable for this week’s game against the Cards.
Mike Williams (hamstring): Williams also hasn’t practiced this week and is listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game.
Kenny Britt (ribs): Britt is back in practice and is expected to play on Sunday against the Jets. Whether he’ll actually produce is another question.
Delanie Walker (foot): Walker returned to practice on Wednesday and is expected to go against Gang Green.
Fred Davis (ankle): Davis remains limited in practice and will likely be a gametime call as the Redskins prepare to face Oakland.
Jordan Reed (thigh): Unfortunately, Davis’ backup hasn’t practiced all week and will also be a gametime decision which means you should probably look elsewhere for TE help.
Kai Forbath (groin): Forbath will test his groin on Friday and Saturday to see if he can play. Until he’s 100%, fantasy owners should stay away.