This week is lousy with game-time decisions, the worst three words any fantasy footballer can hear late in the week. Among the players whose status will be up in the air until the last minute this week are: Marquise Brown, David Johnson, Tyreek Hill, Christian Kirk, and Kenny Stills. You’ll have to monitor each of those players right up until Sunday morning.
The biggest name on the injury list this week, however, is Alvin Kamara. Sure, his stats haven’t been as good as they can be with Teddy Bridgewater in the lineup instead of Drew Brees, but he’s still getting at least 20 touches a game for the Saints. He was a late addition to the injury report this week, and did not practice at all on Friday. That’s not a good sign.
Tyreek Hill hasn’t played since breaking his clavicle in the first week of the season, but he’s got a chance to be in the lineup this week when the Chiefs host the Texans in what could be the week’s highest-scoring game. He’s been practicing this week, and we’re just waiting to see if he’s cleared for contact.
Two of the more productive tight ends—George Kittle and Mark Andrews—are both listed as questionable. However, both men are expected to play this week.
Here’s the rest of the injury report for the skill position players.
Out: Drew Brees (right thumb), Cam Newton (foot), Mason Rudolph (concussion)
Out: Corey Clement (shoulder), Kyle Juszczyk (knee), Roosevelt Nix (knee), Jaylen Samuels (knee), Darren Sproles (quadricep)
Doubtful: Trenton Cannon (foot, ankle), Todd Gurley (quadricep), Justin Jackson (calf)
Questionable: David Johnson (back), Taiwan Jones (hip), Alvin Kamara (ankle), T.J. Logan (ankle), Rashaad Penny (hamstring), Rod Smith (groin)
Out: A.J. Green (ankle), DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Breshad Perriman (hamstring), Tre’Quan Smith (ankle)
Doubtful: Sammy Watkins (hamstring)
Questionable: Kalen Ballage (foot), Josh Bellamy (shoulder), Marquise Brown (ankle), Damiere Byrd (hamstring), Randall Cobb (hip, back), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), Tyreek Hill (shoulder), Christian Kirk (ankle), Kenny Stills (hamstring), Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee), James Washington (shoulder), Albert Wilson (calf, hip)
Out: Vernon Davis (concussion), Jordan Reed (concussion)
Questionable: Mark Andrews (shoulder), Hunter Henry (knee), George Kittle (groin), Chris Manhertz (concussion)