The biggest name on the injury report this week, the one everyone is going to be asking about, is Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. His knee injury is still bothering him, but he was on the practice field this week, taking reps with the second teamers. We still don’t know one way or another whether Mahomes will play or not this week against the Vikings, but the smart money says he sits another week.
At running back, the Steelers have been hit especially hard this week. James Conner is doubtful, and Benny Snell has already been ruled out. What that means for you is that it’s a very good week to get Jaylen Samuels into your lineups.
Both Rex Burkhead and James White are questionable this week for the Patriots, so who knows just how injured either one is. However, White didn’t show up on the injury report until Friday, so it might mean more work for Burkhead against the Ravens on Sunday night.
It’s an especially tough week for No. 1 wide receivers. It looks like the Eagles will have DeSean Jackson back in the lineup, finally. Davante Adams is trending toward playing for the Packers this week too, but we won’t know for sure until 90 minutes before kickoff. Dede Westbrook is a game-time decision for the Jaguars. We still don’t know if Adam Thielen will play or not either.
As always, do your homework when it comes to injured players. Even if some of them do end up playing, they could still be limited.
Out: Case Keenum (concussion), Cam Newton (foot)
Questionable: Patrick Mahomes (knee)
Out: Benny Snell (knee), Chris Thompson (toe)
Doubtful: James Conner (shoulder)
Questionable: Rex Burkhead (foot), Tra Carson (hamstring), Roosevelt Nix (knee), James White (toe)
Out: Josh Bellamy (foot, shoulder), Will Fuller (hamstring), T.Y. Hilton (calf)
Questionable: Davante Adams (toe), Braxton Berrios (hamstring), Marquise Brown (ankle, thigh), Geremy Davis (hamstring), Julian Edelman (chest, shoulder), Dwayne Harris (foot), DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Curtis Samuel (shoulder), Adam Thielen (hamstring), Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), Robert Tonyan (hip), Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder)
Out: Pharaoh Brown (concussion), Vernon Davis (concussion), Jeff Heuerman (knee), O.J. Howard (hamstring), Delanie Walker (ankle)
Questionable: Cameron Brate (ribs), Christopher Herndon (hamstring), Matt LaCosse (knee), Gunner Olszewski (ankle, hamstring),