Fantasy Football 2015: Injury Update 11/30
Fantasy Football Injury News: Week 13 Outlook on Ailing Players
November 30, 2015
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for us to check out some of the notable fantasy football injuries out there. We’ve got a few new and ongoing situations to check in on as we head into Week 13, so let’s take a closer look and see what we might be expecting for our rosters in the upcoming games.
Let’s start with the biggest hit from yesterday’s games. Jimmy Graham is out for the remainder of the season, following a play on which he tore his right patellar tendon.
This is devastating news for Graham, not only now, but for the rest of his career. Patellar tears are notoriously difficult injuries, and he may not be able to return to his previous level ever again.
In the meantime, Luke Wilson will take over as the starting TE.
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Rob Gronkowski is the other big-name tight end to suffer an injury yesterday. He hurt his knee late in the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ overtime defeat in Denver on “Sunday Night Football.”
Gronkowski will get an MRI today, and we’ll know more after that test. The initial felling is that his knee injury is relatively minor. He may still miss some time, though, so keep an eye out if you’re an owner. Scott Chandler will step in at tight end in his absence.
Andre Ellington came out of the 49ers game due to an injury on his left foot. He was hurt right after Chris Johnson (who we’ll get to in a minute) and ended up going to the locker room. We’ll have to wait on some tests to see how he is.
Chris Johnson was hurt right before Ellington; he suffered a left knee injury after a goal-line carry in the third.
With Ellington and Johnson both ailing, that leaves David Johnson as the lead RB in Arizona. It’s conceivable he could end up starting in Week 13, depending on what the tests this week say. Stay tuned.
Ahmad Bradshaw came out of the game against the Bucs late in the fourth quarter due to a wrist injury. He was ineffective before then, rushing for just 26 yards.
We would say that’s good for Frank Gore, but he looked pretty bad also. Neither Colts RB looks like a good play in Week 13, injury or not.
Ben Roethlisberger came out of yesterday’s game after reporting concussion-like symptoms. These symptoms reportedly subsided quickly, and he may not actually have a concussion.
That’s good news for the Steelers and Roethlisberger’s owners. We’d tentatively say he’ll likely be okay for Week 13 as of right now.
Allen Hurns also suffered a concussion yesterday, which is actually good news compared to what it looked like when he was stretchered off the field. He’ll have to clear protocol before getting back in there.
Heath Miller came out of the Seahawks loss as well; his issue was a rib injury. There’s not much info out there on his status, so we’ll have to wait for updates from the team. If he misses time, Jesse James will fill in at TE.
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