Week 1 NFL Injury News and Last Minute Updates
The NFL is back in full force on Sunday afternoon, as a whopping 13 games will be played. That’s 13 NFL games to be ton and a lot of injuries, stats, matchups, weather and barrels of information to keep tabs on.
We’ve already issued our picks for the week and now we’ll help you finalize your own bets for week one by going over the biggest injury news.
Whether you need the last second insight for your fantasy football leagues or NFL betting, we hope the injury updates help you win some cash one way or another. With that, let’s take a look at the top players who could impact games by playing or not playing this week:
No starting quarterbacks are in question for week one. Sam Bradford and Carson Palmer are returning from season-ending knee injuries, but all signs suggest they are 100%. Both should be fine for their week one battles.
LeSean McCoy (Bills) – Shady said he won’t be 100% for week one but his hamstring is supposedly fine enough that he will play. The Colts are probably still the favorite here, but McCoy definitely gives the Bills a strong running game against a bad Colts front seven.
Arian Foster (Texans) – Foster is definitely out to start 2015, so Houston will be extremely short-handed against the Chiefs.
Duke Johnson (Browns) – The explosive rookie rusher is back after getting concussed last week. He should be active against the Jets, but it’s a brutal road matchup. New York remains the favorite.
Tre Mason (Rams) – Mason is dealing with a hamstring issue that continues to be a problem. He is very questionable to face Seattle in week one. Todd Gurley (knee) is already out for this game, so no Mason would leave the Rams with Benny Cunningham as their top rusher. That’s bad news for St. Louis.
Mike Evans (Buccaneers) – Evans (hamstring) was able to practice to end the week and looks to be probable for Sunday’s tilt with the Titans. This game is a total toss-up, but if Evans is healthy he could provide quite the spark.
Alshon Jeffery (Bears) – Jeffery “looked good” in practice this week and along with Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson, is questionable to face the Packers at Soldier Field. He’s probably playing, but he could be limited in this one. Green Bay remains the heavy favorite.
Randall Cobb (Packers) – Cobb’s shoulder continues to get better, although his range of motion could be limited on Sunday. He’s officially probable to face the Bears in Chicago, but there is very little doubt he’ll play.
Victor Cruz (Giants) – Cruz is recovered from off-season knee surgery but is now dealing with a sore calf. He’ll miss week one and could miss a few more weeks, as well.
Michael Floyd (Cardinals) – Floyd is nearing a return after dislocating and breaking some fingers. He’s very questionable for week one, but admitted most of the doubt has to do with his pain threshold. Arizona would still be OK on offense without him at home, but getting a healthy Floyd would surely give them a solid boost.
Zach Ertz (Eagles) – Ertz has been dealing with a groin issue for the past month and is highly questionable to play in week one. Philly faces the Falcons in Atlanta so he’ll be a game time call and it could go down until the last minute. Losing him won’t cripple the Eagles, but if he’s out they could be slightly less potent through the air.
Ladarius Green (Chargers) – Green plays on Sunday and after sustaining a concussion earlier in the week figures to be a true game time call. He’s a big target with nice athleticism, so it’s a fairly big loss for the Bolts’ pass attack. Prepare as if San Diego will be without him, but keep tabs on his status, as he did get some practice time in to end the week.
Julius Thomas (Jaguars) – Thomas had hand surgery and is out for the first four weeks. Don’t bet on the Jags thinking they’re fully 100% on offense, as he will not suit up for week one.
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