It is not unusual for so many injuries to be destroying the NFL and fantasy teams everywhere, but the number of players out or possibly out of action in Week 8 is downright ridiculous.
These aren’t just second-string tight ends that will only be on the field for three plays. We are talking legitimate stars or players just a rung below that level battling injuries.
The biggest name on the injured list is Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. There was some hope that he might be able to play this week, but after testing it out a couple of days ago, it was determined that he still is not quite ready.
There are some players who we were told would be playing this week—Matthew Stafford of the Lions and Peyton Hillis of the Browns—who are now game-time decisions.
All of this chaos has made life miserable on the teams they play for and fantasy owners who are trying to decide which players to keep in their lineups.
Saints running back Mark Ingram had a great matchup against the Rams, and could easily have had the best game of his young career, but a heel injury is going to keep him on the sidelines.
Two big-play threats at wide receiver—San Diego’s Malcom Floyd and San Francisco’s Braylon Edwards—could start for their respective teams. Floyd is expected to play, while Edwards is a game-time decision.
With so much to keep track of, it can feel like a daunting task to a casual fan or the hardest of the hardcore fantasy players that need the latest news, updates and information on what is going to happen and when.
We are here to break it all down, tell you who will and will not be playing in Week 8, so stay right on this page for the latest news, notes and information on the NFL injury front.