Fantasy Football 2015: Injury Update 10/26
Fantasy Football Injury News: Week 8 Outlook on Ailing Players
October 26, 2015
It’s a fantasy football Monday in Week 7, which makes this a good time to check out some of the notable injury situations around the NFL. We’ll see what some of the early prognoses look like on the newly-hurt players of note and try to figure out what it will mean for our lineups in Week 8.
Our lead item today comes from Texans RB Arian Foster. He posted 125 total yards and two touchdowns in his team’s loss to Miami Sunday, but ended up with a torn Achilles after the game. He’ll be out of action for the rest of the season.
This is crippling news to Foster’s fantasy owners, who waited patiently for three weeks to get him activated, then got only four games of production out of him. Drop him now and check out Alfred Blue and possibly Chris Polk in replacement.
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Josh McCown will be a question mark heading into Week 8. He hurt his shoulder late in yesterday’s game and was evaluated for a concussion as well (he was cleared).
McCown will get some tests done today. In the meantime, it’s Johnny Manziel as the No. 2 guy, but he’s got some off-the-field issues he’s dealing with this week and could potentially be disciplined by the league.
We’ll get some more news on Joseph Randle’s status soon, but in the meantime here’s what we know. He rushed for 35 yards on two plays yesterday against the Giants, but was then removed from the game due to a lower-back strain.
That’s definitely unfortunate for Randle, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see him active for next week’s game. That said, Darren McFadden had a stellar outing against the Giants, and will probably get most of the touches in Week 8.
The Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson exited yesterday’s game against the Redskins with a knee injury. At the time, he had just one grab for 13 yards.
That’s potentially good news for Mike Evans’ fantasy owners, but bad for everyone else. We’ll likely get an update on Jackson’s status today.
There was clearly something wrong with Chris Ivory yesterday against the Patriots, as he simply didn’t have the cutting ability and power he normally does. He tweaked his hamstring early on and had to spend much of the afternoon getting worked on by the trainer on the sidelines.
Ivory maintains that he’s okay and will be ready for practice on Wednesday, but we’ll just have to see about that. Fantasy owners will want to watch him closely this week.
We’ve got a Tony Romo update for you this morning: according to team owner Jerry Jones, Romo was able to begin throwing last week.
He’s still got a bit of healing to do, but it sounds like Romo’s recovery is coming along nicely. He can begin practicing next week, but don’t expect him back until Week 11 at the earliest.
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