Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 4
Welcome to the dreaded injury report. Professional football is a violent game, and your fantasy players are going to miss time because of it. Hopefully, you don’t have many names on this list.
Jamaal Williams (RB – GB)
On the first play of the game Thursday night, Jamaal Williams took a massive shot to the head and was taken to a local hospital as a result. Williams sustained an obvious concussion and is not going to play this week. Expect Dexter Williams to be active but to see a whole lot more of Aaron Jones.
Davante Adams (WR – GB)
In the midst of a monster game, Davante Adams sprained his big toe and is now dealing with turf toe. He is not going to play next week, but reports suggest it is not serious and he may be back after a couple of weeks. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison should pick up the slack as best they can.
T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET)
On an ill-advised attempt to leap over a defender, T.J. Hockenson came down hard on his head and was clearly concussed. He will go through the protocol. Hockenson was already a fringe fantasy option and there is no relevant replacement.
Kenny Stills (WR – HOU)
Having seemingly usurped Will Fuller as the WR2, Kenny Stills’ ascent sustained a setback due to a hamstring injury. Stills will be evaluated throughout the week, but hamstring injuries tend to linger. Expect Stills to miss at least a week, elevating Fuller back to clear WR2 status and making Keke Coutee a deeper streaming option.
Jarvis Landry (WR – CLE)
After his best game of the season, Jarvis Landry sustained his first career concussion late in the fourth quarter. He will go through the protocol. If Landry can’t get cleared in a week, the Browns will use a rotation of undesirable receiving options. Look elsewhere to replace him.
Marlon Mack (RB – IND)
There has been no official report on what is ailing Marlon Mack, but he missed the majority of the second half of the Colts’ home loss to the Raiders. Mack’s injury does not appear to be serious, and Mack himself indicated he could have returned, but it appears the team played it safe. If Mack is more hurt than he is letting on, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins will handle the work, but expect Mack to be fine.
Josh Allen (QB – BUF)
Yet another concussion befell an NFL player. Josh Allen took a huge hit in the second half on Sunday. He will go through the protocol. Matt Barkley is a downgrade, but not as big of one as you may think. John Brown will still be a viable WR3 with Barkley under center.
Mitch Trubisky (QB – CHI)
A first-quarter strip-sack ended Mitch Trubisky’s day prematurely after he fell awkwardly on his left shoulder. He was quickly ruled out, which does not bode well for his availability next week. It’s entirely possible that Allen Robinson is better off with Chase Daniel anyway.
Christian Kirk (WR – ARI)
On a meaningless final drive, Christian Kirk was taken down and twisted around after a reception. He was noticeably banged up but remained in the game for one more play before he could not continue. Kirk was semi-helped off the field. Nothing is confirmed, but early reports suggest Kirk may have some sort of MCL/high-ankle sprain, which is terrible news. If true, Kirk would likely a miss a month or more. KeeSean Johnson would be the presumptive replacement, but it could open the door for Andy Isabella to see some playing time.