Sunday was tough day for some fantasy receivers. Three fantasy studs, Wes Welker, Jordan Reed and Keenan Allen all couldn't finish their respective games. A loss of any of them on your fantasy squads as we close in on the playoffs would hurt. We'll keep close tabs on their outlooks as the week goes on.
Jordan Reed left the game at Philadelphia with a concussion. There wasn’t an obvious hit that caused the injury, but it happened, probably as he blocked a 300 pound lineman. Reed sustained a concussion last season at Florida as well. Fred Davis would likely be active if Reed can't go against San Francisco next week.
Wes Welker was forced from Sunday night's game against the Chiefs and is being evaluated for a concussion. Welker took a hit in the fourth quarter and returned to the game before going to the locker room to be evaluated. His next game is against his old team in New England so his diagnosis will be heavily reported. UPDATE: Welker has officially been diagnosed with a concussion.
Keenan Allen left in the second half in the game against Miami with an apparent right knee injury. He was seen on the sideline with it wrapped in ice. We don’t know much at this point, but do know that the injury that caused his draft stock to fall was to his left knee, so that's somewhat good news. UPDATE: The early sense is that Allen is dealing with a knee hyperextension. If this turns out to be the case it's good news.
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Adrian Peterson says his groin injury was "bothering" him "a lot" in Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. Right now it doesn't look like he'll miss any time, but we might need to lower expectations for the insanely talented back.
LeSean McCoy left with a hamstring injury before the first half ended against Washington, but was able to return in the second half and ran well. With the Eagles playing better under Nick Foles and McCoy’s health looking shaky at times with so much work, Bryce Brown is a must own backup.
Pierre Garcon said his ankle was hurting him badly following Sunday's game. He missed a couple snaps early, but played the rest of the game. It looks to be minor as far as possibly keeping him out, but we will keep you updated.
Julius Thomas injured his knee Sunday night against Kansas City. He came back into the game, but had to contend with Eric Berry and didn't look 100%. It's a positive sign he was able to return, but he may miss some practice time.
Leonard Hankerson suffered a knee injury against the Eagles and didn’t return. While he was out, Santana Moss saw a bump in targets, but didn’t play well overall. Aldrick Robinson might have the most upside if Hankerson and Jordan Reed had to miss time.
Joique Bell left with a fourth-quarter ankle injury in Pittsburgh, but after the game, coach Jim Schwartz said Bell was cleared to return, but the Lions decided to hold him out. If you are in extremely deep leagues Theo Riddick is the Bush/Bell handcuff.
Fred Jackson re-tweaked his left knee in the second quarter, but returned on the following Bills possession. It’s not good that he continues to hurt the same knee, but C.J. Spiller isn’t doing much to take away touches from him at the moment. Frank Summers vultured a goal line touchdown just to add insult to injury.
Emmanuel Sanders left the Lions’ game with a right foot injury and didn’t return. Markus Wheaton saw the bulk of Sanders’ snaps after he left and would have some deep league appeal if Sanders’ injury were serious.
Mike Brown was forced from Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury. He is the #2 receiver with Justin Blackmon done for the year, but if Brown is out for any more time Ace Sanders would probably see the biggest boost.
Saints cornerback Jabari Greer suffered an ugly left knee injury against the 49ers on Sunday. His leg was put in an air cast and he was carted off the field. It had the looks of a long-term injury.
Eagles defensive end Trent Cole left the game against the Redskins in the second half with a possible concussion. He looked wobbly as he went to the locker room. He’s had a down year, but had two sacks before he had to leave the game.
Other Injury Notes:
Broncos’ free safety Rahim Moore suffered a lower leg injury against Kansas City. . . . Cardinals’ wide receiver Teddy Williams has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles' tendon. . . . Chiefs right end Mike DeVito was forced from the Broncos’ game with a left knee injury. . . . 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown took a big shot from behind and had to leave the game against the Saints with a rib injury. . . . Lions’ strong safety Glover Quin hurt his ankle and had to leave the game against the Steelers. . . . Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea hurt his toe and was couldn’t finish the game against the Ravens. The Bears can ill afford to lose anymore run defenders. . . . Cardinals defensive back Justin Bethel suffered a concussion against the Jaguars. . . . 49ers left guard Mike Iupati could put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field, and was immediately carted to the locker room. . . . Kansas City’s right tackle Eric Fisher suffered a shoulder injury against the Broncos. . . . Jermaine Kearse suffered a concussion in the game against the Vikings.