@TheFantasyPT's Week 7 Updates
Dissly was in the midst of a true breakout campaign and earning himself an every-week spot in your fantasy football lineup before his injury in Week 6. He tore the Achilles in his left leg on Sunday, ending his season. Dissly is set to have season-ending surgery and be placed on injured reserve. He has a good shot to be ready for Week 1 of 2020.
Cooper entered the Week 6 with some mild concern regarding his quad injury, and that concern has certainly grown. He aggravated the quad on Sunday against the Jets and didn't play more than three snaps before being ruled out. Cooper reportedly has been dealing with “a lot of pain.” Not surprising, he didn’t practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to play in Week 7 on Sunday Night Football against the Eagles. This quad injury could turn into a multi-week absence for the Cowboys’ WR1.
Mayfield injured his left hip on Sunday after taking a direct shot to the outside of his left hip. He exited briefly to the locker room, likely for x-rays, but returned shortly after to finish the game in obvious pain. A hip pointer is a contusion of the tendons that attach onto the top of the pelvis and very painful to try to play through. Mayfield will get treatment over the next two weeks to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation and likely be fine for Week 8. His injury comes at the right time with the Browns on bye in Week 7. He'll be 100% by the kickoff of Week 8.
Emmanuel Sanders entered Week 6 with some lingering knee soreness, and it bothered him throughout the first half. He did not play at all in the second half against the Titans, which was reportedly a precautionary move with the Broncos entering a short week here on Thursday Night Football. After being a limited participant in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sanders was upgraded to full on Wednesday. He will play on Thursday against the Chiefs.
Watkins has been battling a hamstring strain for the past couple of weeks and that continues here on a short week. Watkins has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football. His status will be updated next week.
Kamara originally injured his ankle last Thursday in practice and entered the week questionable. He played in Week 6, but on his second carry of the game, he took an awkward hit to the outside of his knee, causing it to dive inward. This is the usual mechanism for an MCL sprain, but this doesn’t appear to be serious. The original injury is being described as a high ankle issue, but given that he played just two days later, this is likely not a long-term concern. Kamara could miss Week 7 after not practicing on Wednesday, but he still has a shot to play.
Brown remains on the Ravens injury report with an ankle sprain, and he didn’t practice on Wednesday. The Ravens came out and publicly said that Brown could have played last week, but he didn’t practice at all. As a rookie, it’s possible that the team was holding to some rules where a rookie may not play if they don’t practice. Regardless, I would expect Brown back out there and to return to practice on Thursday or Friday.
Conner got injured late in the game, suffering a right quad contusion. Like Amari, Conner should be considered week to week, but he's not in danger of missing any time. The Steelers are on bye in Week 7, so Conner should return for Week 8. For now, there's no reason to worry, but monitor the Steelers' practice report next week.
Engram missed Week 6 with a sprained MCL, but he appears on track to play in Week 7 after returning to a full practice on Wednesday. Expect him to play with a brace on his knee to provide extra stability to the knee during lateral movements, like cutting.
Barkley is set to return from his high ankle sprain four weeks ago. He returned to limited practice last week and has been looking good in his rehab thus far. I expect Barkley to be full go on Sunday in Week 7, but he may need a week or so to truly get back to game speed. The Giants may also give him a few less touches to let him really get back into football shape.
Thompson left Week 6 early with what was described as a foot issue. However, an MRI on Monday revealed a turf toe injury, which is a hyperextension of the big toe joint. This is almost always a multi-week absence, so it’s no surprise that Thompson didn’t practice on Wednesday. He won’t play in Week 7.
Green continues to work back from his training camp high ankle sprain, which required surgery. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, so I think Green remains unlikely to play in Week 7. Look for his status to be updated next week. He’s getting close.
Williams and the Raiders were on bye in Week 6, but even after the week off, Williams remains on the Raiders’ injury report. He’s battling a foot sprain, which held him out against the Bears in Week 5. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, so if you’re relying on Williams, you will need to monitor the injury report closely. If he gets in limited practices this week, I think he plays.
Gordon suffered what appeared to be a nasty left knee injury last Thursday against the Giants when his leg got awkwardly caught underneath he and the defender. However, he appears to have escaped major injury, and has a chance to play in Week 7. The extra time off will certainly help given that the Patriots played the previous Thursday and has until the following Monday to return. Gordon didn’t practice on Tuesday or Wednesday. I would suspect he returns to limited practices towards the end of the week.
Allison took a helmet-to-helmet hit on Monday night and is now in the concussion protocol. He is unlikely to play in Week 7 given the shorter week and the tendency for players to miss at least one week coming off concussions.