NFL Week 7 Injury Report: Fantasy Football Advice

Taylor SmithAnalyst IOctober 24, 2010

Will Gates suit up for San Diego?
Will Gates suit up for San Diego?Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

With the combination of injuries to key players and bye weeks for Indy, Houston, the Jets and Detroit, you may have quite a bit of shuffling to do before you’re ready to go in fantasy football this week.  

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Read on for the full injury report, updated live as news breaks throughout Sunday morning.



Jake Delhomme (Cleveland Browns) Status – Doubtful

Delhomme has battled ankle issues just about all season long, and he isn’t expected to be ready to go against the Saints.

Seneca Wallace (Cleveland Browns) Status – Out

Wallace, also battling an ankle injury, will miss his second straight game.

David Garrard (Jacksonville Jaguars) Status – Out

Garrard suffered a concussion against Tennessee and will not play against KC on Sunday.

Trent Edwards (Jacksonville Jaguars) Status – Questionable

Edwards injured his thumb against the Titans, and it’s uncertain as to whether or not he’ll start.

Brett Favre (Minnesota Vikings) Status – Probable

#4 has ankle and elbow issues, but do you really think he’s going to miss this game at Lambeau? Me neither.

Tom Brady (New England Patriots) Status – Probable

Brady is listed as having a shoulder injury. He’ll play.

Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) Status – Probable

We all know about Brees’ knee. We also all know that it won’t be enough to keep him out of action.

Jason Campbell (Oakland Raiders) Status – Questionable

Campbell injured his knee against the 49ers. Still no word on his true status.

Bruce Gradkowski (Oakland Raiders) Status – Questionable

Gradkowski has dinged up his throwing shoulder on more than one occasion this season, and I’d be surprised if he’s able to play against Denver.

Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles) Status – Questionable

Even if Vick is ready to play, Kevin Kolb is allegedly still the guy for the Eagles this week.

Vince Young (Tennessee Titans) Status – Questionable

Young has injuries to an ankle and a knee, and I wouldn’t expect him to go Sunday.

Kerry Collins (Tennessee Titans) Status – Probable

Amazing how many teams have injuries to two quarterbacks, isn’t it? He’ll start if Young can’t.


Running Backs

Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens) Status – Probable

Rice, despite the ankle injury, has played in all six games thus far. Don’t expect that to change.

Peyton Hillis (Cleveland Browns) Status – Probable

Hillis played last week despite the thigh injury.

Pierre Thomas (New Orleans Saints) Status – Out

Thomas’ ankle still isn’t ready to go.

Julius Jones (New Orleans Saints) Status – Probable

Not sure how many carries he’ll see, but Jones is expected to play against Cleveland.

Darren McFadden (Oakland Raiders) Status – Questionable

He’s missed two straight games, but he’s apparently “70/30″ for playing Sunday.

LeSean McCoy (Philadelphia Eagles) Status – Probable

The rib hasn’t kept McCoy out of a game thus far.

Ryan Mathews (San Diego Chargers) Status – Probable

Mathews practiced fully Friday, and, with all the injuries in the Chargers’ passing attack, Mathews and Mike Tolbert could see lots of action against the Pats.

Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) Status – Probable

He’ll play.


Wide Receivers

Steve Breaston (Arizona Cardinals) Status – Questionable

His status for Sunday is still uncertain.

Early Doucet (Arizona Cardinals) Status – Questionable

With a groin injury, we’re still not sure he’ll play.

Derrick Mason (Baltimore Ravens) Status – Probable

Despite ankle and finger issues, Mason practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play.

Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers) Status – Probable

Smith is reportedly ready to play, but with the uncertainty revolving around the Panthers’ QB situation, temper your expectations.

Joshua Cribbs (Cleveland Browns) Status – Probable

Cribbs was one of James Harrison’s victims last Sunday, but he’s expected to play.

Mohamed Massaquoi (Cleveland Browns) Status – Out

Massaquoi, Harrison’s other victim, wasn’t so lucky. He won’t play against the Saints.

Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) Status – Probable

Bryant’s seemingly interminable ankle injury isn’t expected to keep him out of Monday night’s must-win against the Giants.

Eddie Royal (Denver Broncos) Status – Questionable

Royal was limited in Friday’s practice with a groin injury.

Donald Driver (Green Bay Packers) Status – Probable

Driver has an injured quad, but he’ll play.

Mike Sims-Walker (Jacksonville Jaguars) Status – Probable

He’ll likely play against the Chiefs despite an injured shoulder.

Percy Harvin (Minnesota Vikings) Status – Probable

Harvin’s hamstring isn’t expected to keep him out.

Julian Edelman (New England Patriots) Status – Questionable

Edelman is questionable against the Chargers with a concussion. His fantasy value is quite “questionable” as it is, anyway.

Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants) Status – Questionable

Nicks’ hamstring kept him out of practice Friday, but he’s expected to play against the Cowboys.

DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles) Status – Out

Jackson’s concussion as a result of the vicious hit by Dunta Robinson will keep him out this week.

Malcom Floyd (San Diego Chargers) Status – Doubtful

Floyd is one of several key cogs in the Chargers’ passing attack that likely won’t play.

Legedu Naanee (San Diego Chargers) Status – Doubtful

Naanee, too, is doubtful with a hamstring issue.

Buster Davis (San Diego Chargers) Status – Probable

His ribs might be hurt, but he kind of has to play, right?

Mardy Gilyard (St. Louis Rams) Status – Doubtful

The rookie’s hamstring likely means he’ll miss the game in Tampa.

Justin Gage (Tennessee Titans) Status – Doubtful

Awful lot of hamstring injuries for receivers going around these days. Value of Kenny Britt and Nate Washington rises if Gage is out.


Tight Ends

Shawn Nelson (Buffalo Bills) Status – Probable

You probably aren’t depending on a Bills tight end to carry you in fantasy but if you are…lucky you, he’s probably playing.

Dante Rosario (Carolina Panthers) Status – Probable


Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers) Status – Questionable

If Gates, Floyd, and Naanee are all out, Philip Rivers might not even bother to show up to play the Patriots.

Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers) Status – Probable

Expect Alex Smith’s favorite target to be in action against the Panthers.

Bo Scaife (Tennessee Titans) Status – Questionable

Scaife’s fantasy value is limited, but he did score against the Jags.

Chris Cooley (Washington Redskins) Status – Questionable

Cooley suffered a concussion against the Colts. Keep an eye on his status.


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