The wide receivers are taking hit after hit so far this preseason.
A couple more went down this week after Kelvin Benjamin’s season ending injury last week. Unfortunately we’ve now also lost Jordy Nelson to the same type of injury, see more below.
The players with Fantasy Football potential have one more real week to make it through before coasting through preseason Week 4 and then getting to some football that counts.
At least now we are getting some feel for where teams are and how players fit in as we look back at the first two preseason games.
Cross your fingers if you have already drafted and take note if you haven’t because this week’s injury report is here!
Fantasy Football Injury Report: Quarterbacks
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
RGIII struggled again last weekend and got smacked a few different times before leaving the game due to a concussion. He is however, expected to be able to play this week in the dress rehearsal. He needs to make some progress or his days as a starter might be about over. The Redskins look like they are shaping up to be a mess on offense again, and I for one will be staying away… Except for maybe that Matt Jones guy, he looked pretty good in their last game.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: Running Backs
Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
Well, CJnoK had a small window to in which to make his comeback and it may have already closed. He’s dealing with hamstring issues at Cardinals camp while both Andre Ellington and David Johnson are back at practice. If he can’t make an impression this might be it for the former 2,000-yard back.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, Baltimore Ravens
Taliaferro has generated a bit of interest due to his chances of being the Ravens goal-line back this year, but that is now in question. He will miss the next few weeks with an MCL sprain and give Buck Allen a chance to take the job and literally run with it.
T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Yeldon is finally healthy enough to see some game action. He’ll get a chance to show the NFL and potential Fantasy owners what he can do this Friday. I will be watching and so should you.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 25, 2015
Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
The Rams cleared Gurley this week to start participating in team drills, a good sign that his recovery is on track. Still, don’t expect him to start contributing until at least a month into the season and even then I wouldn’t be surprised if they ease him in.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: Wide Receivers
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
The Packers worst fears were confirmed Monday when an MRI showed a tear of Nelson’s right ACL. He will need surgery and will miss the 2015 season. The injury occurred when he attempted to turn up field after making a catch during the Packers second preseason game and is a major blow to a potent offense. Expect Davante Adams to get the first crack at moving into a starting wide receiver role and bump him up your draft list accordingly. SCFE’s Jack Delaney also took a closer look at how this injury will ripple through the entire offense. You can read his take here.
Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
The aging Falcon has decided to get a procedure done on his elbow and will miss the rest of the preseason. The team expects to see him back though by the first week of the regular schedule. White is now 34 and looks to be running on fumes these days. If he continues his decline, Leonard Hankerson or even Justin Hardy could find significant playing time this season.
Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis Colts
Dorsett has been looking like the third receiver gig is his to lose so far since joining the Colts, but he will need a few days off after bruising his knee. He is probably still the best bet to get playing time in three-receiver sets once he returns. The Colts may spread it around on offense more this year, so Dorsett shapes up as all or nothing deep route guy for now.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Evans left Monday night’s game with a strained hamstring and is listed for now as day to day. The premier receiver keep falling but this looks like the least severe and hopefully won’t force Evans to miss any regular season action.
Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints
Toon has been involved in a battle with rookie Brandon Coleman for the Saints third receiver spot during camp. A high-ankle sprain for Toon puts the ball in Coleman’s court to start the season. Coleman is worth a flier at the end of deeper drafts now that he’s got the job to start the year. His size and red zone potential coupled with Marques Colston’s old man legs equal the chance for opportunity here.
NFL: Payton names Brandon Coleman camp MVP http://t.co/FyWfvXWvXt
— Rotoworld (@rotoworld) August 20, 2015
At least we avoided losing any more kickers for the year this week. We are throwing out plenty more preseason Fantasy Football information and analysis to help you prep for your draft. Check it out here!