Week 7 NFL Injury Report and Fantasy Football Impact

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Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) lies on the ground after an injury sustained during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

More than a few stars suffered injuries this past week while others are inching toward a return from injuries of weeks past. Let’s take a look at who’s in and who’s out this week and how it will impact your fantasy football lineup in Week 7.

Arizona:

Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring): Fitzgerald will play tonight against the Seahawks.

Rob Housler (ankle): Housler is fully expected to play tonight as well.

Jim Dray (quadriceps): Dray is also expected to face off against Seattle tonight.

Atlanta:

Steven Jackson (hamstring): Jackson was still not practicing on Thursday and is not expected to return this week against the Bucs.

Roddy White (hamstring, ankle): White missed practice once again on Thursday and is highly questionable for Sunday’s game with a hamstring strain, not his ankle sprain.

Buffalo:

C.J. Spiller (ankle): Spiller was limited in practice on Thursday and is listed as questionable but has a good chance to play on Sunday.

Stevie Johnson (back): Johnson returned to full practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday against the Dolphins.

Thaddeus Lewis (foot): Lewis is in full practice and is expected to start for the Bills this weekend.

E.J. Manuel (knee): Manuel remains out with a sprained LCL and is expected to miss at least the next four weeks, likely more.

Carolina:

Greg Olsen (foot): Olsen returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday against the Rams.

Chicago:

Martellus Bennett (knee): Bennett returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday against the Redskins.

Dallas:

Miles Austin (hamstring): Austin still isn’t practicing but he returned last week against the Redskins and is fully expected to play on Sunday against the Eagles.

DeMarco Murray (knee): Murray has not been officially ruled out but is not expected to play on Sunday as he continues to recover from a strained knee. He may not be out very long, though.

Lance Dunbar (hamstring): Dunbar remains out of practice with a hammy injury, leaving Joseph Randle as the starter at running back for Sunday’s game.

Detroit:

Calvin Johnson (knee): Johnson remains limited in practice but is expected to play through his knee injury on Sunday against the Bengals.

Joique Bell (ribs): Bell remains limited in practice as well and is listed as questionable but has a good chance to play against Cincy.

Green Bay:

James Jones (knee): Jones still hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Browns. If he’s out, Jarrett Boykin figures to be the starter alongside Jordy Nelson.

Randall Cobb (knee): Cobb is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken fibula.

James Starks (knee): Starks still isn’t practicing and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game.

Houston:

Matt Schaub (ankle, foot): Schaub remains out of practice and will not play on Sunday. Case Keenum will get the start against the tough Chiefs defense.

Andre Johnson (shin): Johnson remains limited in practice but is expected to play on Sunday against KC.

Jacksonville:

Justin Blackmon (hamstring): Blackmon returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday against the Chargers.

Cecil Shorts (shoulder): Shorts remains out of practice with a shoulder sprain and is highly questionable for Sunday’s game against San Diego.

Marcedes Lewis (calf): Lewis is back at practice but limited. He’s questionable but has a good chance to play on Sunday.

New England:

Danny Amendola (concussion): Amendola is not practicing and is not expected to play against the Jets.

Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm): Gronk is practicing but still hasn’t been medically cleared to return, he’s highly questionable once again for Sunday’s game against Gang Green.

Brandon Bolden (knee): Bolden remains limited in practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday but has a good chance to play.

New York Giants:

Brandon Jacobs (hamstring): Jacobs has been limited in practice this week but is expected to get the start against the Vikings on Monday.

New York Jets:

Mike Goodson (knee): Goodson has been placed on season-ending IR after tearing his ACL and MCL in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh.

Santonio Holmes (hamstring): Holmes is still not practicing and is not expected to play on Sunday against New England.

Philadelphia:

Michael Vick (hamstring): Vick will miss his second straight game on Sunday, leaving Nick Foles as the starter against Dallas.

San Diego:

Eddie Royal (toe): Royal is in a walking boot and remains out of practice. He’s not likely to play on Sunday against the Jags.

Seattle:

Marshawn Lynch (hip): Lynch will play on Thursday against the Cardinals.

St. Louis:

Zac Stacy (chest): Stacy remains out of practice and is questionable for Sunday’s game at Carolina.

Tampa Bay:

Mike Williams (hamstring): Williams is back at practice and while he’s listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Atlanta, he has a good chance to play.

Tennessee:

Shonn Greene (knee): Greene is back at practice and has a good chance to return on Sunday against the 49ers.

Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.
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