Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 7
Welcome to the dreaded injury report. Professional football is a violent game, and your fantasy players are going to miss time because of it. Week 7 was relatively mild. As always, hopefully, you don’t have many names on this list.
Carson Palmer (QB – ARI)
It is not out of the question that Carson Palmer has played his last NFL snap. Palmer broke his left arm on Sunday and will probably miss the rest of the season. This is a huge blow for the Cardinals offense that was already down David Johnson. Now, Larry Fitzgerald stands alone without anyone to throw him the ball. He immediately goes from low end WR1 to barely a WR3 without Palmer. The entire offense is now a wasteland.
Jay Cutler (QB – MIA)
By no means do I mean to diminish the injury Jay Cutler suffered, but it is actually beneficial to everyone on the Dolphins. Cutler broke some ribs and will miss a couple weeks. With the Dolphins playing Thursday night, there’s absolutely no chance Cutler plays. Matt Moore will start and is better than Cutler. He’s not a huge upgrade, but he boosts the value of Jarvis Landry by virtue of not being Jay Cutler.
Mike Wallace (WR – BAL)
By the end of this game, the Ravens were deploying the trio of Griff Whalen, Michael Campanaro, and Chris Moore. Mike Wallace may have had some fantasy value based purely on being the only healthy guy. And now he’s not healthy anymore after suffering a concussion. He will not be able to clear the concussion protocol by Thursday. The Ravens offense is a dumpster fire. Joe Flacco has been the worst QB in the NFL this year not counting QBs that have lost their jobs. Michael Campanaro may have some replacement flex value, but you don’t want any Ravens other than Justin Tucker.
Dan Bailey (K – DAL)
The most accurate kicker in NFL history suffered a groin strain in Sunday’s blowout win over the 49ers. Dan Bailey is pretty much universally owned, but that should not be the case as of Wednesday as groin injuries are especially problematic for kickers and he is likely out this week and probably beyond. If your kicker is not playing football then you need to drop your kicker.