Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 8
October 31, 2018
Finally, the injury report is light on big names this week. But there are still a few players to keep an eye on before Sunday’s games. Here are the latest updates:
This week’s byes: Cowboys and Titans
Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) practiced fully all week. He’ll start against the Browns.
Matthew Stafford (back) practiced fully all week and will start against the Seahawks.
Jameis Winston (shoulder) was limited in practice on Friday but is expected to play against the Bengals.
Devonta Freeman (foot) did not practice all week and is out for Week 8 against the Redskins. Ito Smith will start at running back with Tevin Coleman as his backup. They’re both worth considering as flex options in deeper leagues.
Aaron Jones (hamstring) practiced fully all week and will return to his starting role against the Rams after serving a two-game suspension. Jamaal Williams moves back into a backup role but should still see some touches, especially in the passing game.
Dalvin Cook (hamstring) should be able to play this weekend but he’ll need to get through Saturday
The fantasy football season is still going strong and the injury report is filled with plenty of important names. Whether you are looking to steal a player off the waiver wire, trying to make the playoffs, or have a tough decision on who to start in a tough matchup, here are all the injuries you need to know heading into Week 8.
Adrian Peterson (RB-MIN) – The Vikings superstar running back has been a hot topic this week after being benched for the first quarter of last Sunday’s game. Peterson was also at odds with head coach Leslie Frazier and reportedly had some choice words for him after the game. Despite this, he should be in line for a big workload against his former team in Green Bay this week.
The following contains a list of injuries that may have fantasy football implications during the week ahead.
Rashard Mendenhall (RB) – Pittsburgh Steelers – Possible Week 10 Return
Steelers’ RB Rashard Mendenhall, who has been out since early October with a torn ACL, said that he is hoping to return for Pittsburgh’s Week 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens. The team has indicated that they are going to be cautious with their starting running back and it is not clear if he will be ready to play in Week 10. Mendenhall will likely miss at least one more game and should be considered questionable for next weekend’s contest. Isaac Redman would continue to start in his absence but would likely split carries with Jonathan Dwyer and Chris Rainey.
Here is a look at injuries that could impact your fantasy football lineup in Week 8 of the 2019 season. Keep in mind, we are not expecting any news to come out after this article is published. If a player’s status changes due to new information, his status will be updated on our live blog throughout the week and in our Sunday morning inactive post.
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The most important injury updates for Week 8
This section will be updated throughout the week. Check back for the latest news regarding injured players from around the league.
We will follow up with more details on these injuries when the teams release their final injury reports of the week on Friday afternoon/evening.
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QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (foot) – Out
With Week 7 of the NFL season in the books, fantasy football owners are looking ahead to Week 8. Below is a list of players with injuries or suspensions in need of monitoring for the upcoming week.
There isn’t a whole lot of injury news this week, which is good to see. However, there are a few key injuries that you’ll need to know about before making your lineup decisions. Let’s jump right into it.
– Adrian Peterson (ankle) is listed as questionable but all signs point to him playing. You can expect him to be on a snap count, so he’s not someone I’d be starting unless he’s one of my only options at RB. If you’re in that situation then it’s still not a bad idea to start him, because even with limited touches he should put up solid fantasy points against the Lions suspect run defense.
– Arian Foster (hamstring) practiced in full last week and looks like he’ll return for the Texans Week 8 matchup with the Titans. It would be smart to monitor his status throughout the week just to make sure there aren’t any setbacks, but he has a pretty good chance of playing this weekend and should be in your lineups if that is the case.
– Demaryius Thomas (hip) is listed as probable and looks like he will play without limitation against the Colts. Don’t hesitate to start him if you usually do.
– Danny Amendola (concussion
Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons: Questionable