Fantasy Football Week 16: Injury Report and Vegas Odds Predictions

Joe DuffyAnalyst IDecember 22, 2010

Will Favre backers be screaming?
Will Favre backers be screaming?Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

This week’s NFL betting injury report comes a bit late but not too late; Week 16’s games don’t start until Thursday!

Don’t worry about: David Garrard (fingers), Drew Stanton (hand), Mark Sanchez (shoulder), Maurice Jones-Drew (knee), Jamaal Charles (cramps)

Brett Favre, Vikings: CONCUSSION

We’ll give No. 4 the Concussion of the Week Award since Austin Collie has been hogging it. Favre won’t practice all week and the early rumor is that the Vikings will start Joe Webb in Week 16, especially since Minnesota has a short week after playing on Monday.

Arian Foster, Texans: ANKLE

This injury means little to the Texans’ lost season but plenty to sports betting sharps and especially to fantasy football players, as he’s the top-rated runner this season. He claims he could’ve tried to play after his ankle injury knocked him out of Sunday’s loss to Tennessee, so that makes his prognosis reasonably positive.

Knowshon Moreno, Broncos: RIBS

The Broncos’ starter is getting treatment on his ribs but is reportedly still in a fair amount of pain. He’s questionable for Sunday’s match-up against Oakland. The Broncos are out of it so they have little reason to hurry Moreno back.

Adrian Peterson, Vikings: THIGH, KNEE

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Adrian Peterson already missed the Monday nighter against Chicago with his thigh and knee injuries and coach Leslie Frazier says he’s still “very, very sore.” That doesn’t sound too promising for this Sunday, does it? Betting against Minnesota looks like a smart move.

Terrell Owens, Bengals: KNEE

Terrell Owens really showed that he has something left in the tank this season, catching 72 balls for 983 yards and nine scores in 14 games, but he’s finished for 2010. He had surgery this week to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The Bengals will probably let him walk but some team will surely take a chance on him once he’s healed.

Austin Collie, Colts: CONCUSSION

His first game back after struggling to get over his last concussion, and what happens? Collie gets cold-cocked again. It was a disturbing sight, leaving his teammates visibly shaken. The Colts won’t take any more chances with Collie this season: they’ve shut him down until 2011.