Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 14
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 14 saw a huge name go down as well as others. As always, hopefully, you don’t have many names on this list.
Carson Wentz (QB – PHI)
Well. This is awful. We’ve lost so many high performing QBs this year and we can add Carson Wentz to the list. This is going to ruin football like Derek Carr‘s broken leg ruined last year’s playoffs. The Eagles fear Wentz tore his ACL on Sunday diving into the end zone. He actually stayed in the game to throw a touchdown to Alshon Jeffery, but then he walked to the locker room and was quickly ruled out. Nick Foles will take over as the Eagles QB and while he’s a competent backup, he’s not Wentz. This is a downgrade for the entire Eagles offense, but probably not as significant as you think.
Josh McCown (QB – NYJ)
Josh McCown broke his left hand in the Jets pathetic scoreless effort in Denver. It’s safe to say Bryce Petty will start next week. This is bad news for Robby Anderson as it takes him from a WR2 down to a WR4.
Tom Savage (QB – HOU)
Tom Savage took a huge hit last week that left him with a concussion looking eerily similar to Jahvid Best‘s well known scary looking concussion at Cal. Somehow, Savage was allowed back in the game briefly before being declared out shortly thereafter. T.J. Yates took over and was no better or worse than Savage. Regardless of Savage’s status, I would expect Yates to start next week. At this point, it’s pretty clear that the only QB that can stop DeAndre Hopkins is Brock Osweiler. Although, a matchup with the Jaguars is not what Hopkins owners want in Week 15.
Amari Cooper (WR – OAK)
After basically talking his way into being active despite an ankle injury, Amari Cooper aggravated his ankle injury and had to leave the game. The Raiders are going nowhere this year. The team is terrible. Cooper has been terrible. It’s been a lost season for Cooper and you can probably just drop him.
Kelvin Benjamin (WR – BUF)
You may not have seen it because you may not have been able to see anything as Buffalo resembled Siberia on Sunday, but Kelvin Benjamin reinjured his knee that had kept him out of the last couple games. He somehow caught a touchdown prior to getting hurt and would be a touchdown or bust option if he could play. There’s a chance Tyrod Taylor could return next week, but Benjamin is probably done for the season at this point.
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO)
This one goes back to Thursday. Alvin Kamara was concussed in the first quarter of the Saints loss to the Falcons. Since the game was on Thursday, I would tentatively expect him to be ready to go Week 15. Mark Ingram would handle a full workload if Kamara cannot clear the protocol in time.