NFL Injury News: Updating Robert Griffin III and More Hurting Fantasy Studs

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NFL Injury News: Updating Robert Griffin III and More Hurting Fantasy Studs
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Robert Griffin III has a lot of potential fantasy playoff matches hinging on the health of his knee. The Redskins' playoff chances might be too, but that is of little consequence to a true fantasy owner. 

The rookie phenom's playing status isn't the only one that fantasy owners will be anxiously checking this week. It is late in the season and there are injuries all over the place. 

Let's get caught up on the latest buzz on some of the more important injuries heading into Week 15. 

Robert Griffin III

News filtered out after the game that Robert Griffin's injury was a knee strain. While that is far better than a tear, it could mean many things, depending on the severity. 

Well, the news on the strain front was as good as could be. The Redskins tweeted out that happy details.

This still leaves his status for the upcoming game against the Browns up in the air, but at least it is a possibility. Which head coach Mike Shanahan made sure everyone knew, as 106.7 THE FAN's Grant Paulsen highlights.

However, the most promising update on RG3 came from RG2. The Washington Post's David Sheinin and Mike Jones explain:

In text messages, Griffin said his son is doing “really good.” Asked whether he thought Griffin III could play Sunday he responded: “That is the plan.”

Well, that is certainly not an official status update, but at least it is promising. 

If the Redskins weren't in the playoff race, Griffin would likely be put on the shelf. However, both he and the team are sure to do whatever they can to get him on the field, but owners should be prepared to not know RG3's status until late in the week or game time. 

Dwayne Bowe

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If you own Dwayne Bowe, I'm sorry. He will be no more use to you this season. This comes via Pro Football Talk.

There is a good chance Bowe has played his last game as a Chief...and for any fantasy owner who had him this year. 

Jay Cutler

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Jay Cutler took a big hit in Week 14 and was forced from action. Luckily, it was not due to yet another concussion for Cutler. 

Even better news is that Cutler doesn't seem concerned about this injury. Michael Wright of ESPN passed this along. 

Obviously, Cutler's status will need to be monitored, but it is safe to assume he will be ready to play this week against the Packers.

Dez Bryant 

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Terrible news for another receiver as the surging Dez Bryant is almost definitely out this week.

The injury to Bryant's hand did not seem concerning at first. However, it may end his season. 

CBS Dallas/Forth Worth’s Richie Whitt reported this awful news:

The sliver of hope here is that it appears that report may have been jumping the gun a bit. True Blue Fan Club’s Nick Eatman let it be known that the Cowboys are not ready to end Bryant's season. 

However, like we talked about above, this is not good for Bryant's Week 15 status and owners would be wise to begin making other plans. 

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