Injury Status: Wild Card Weekend

2018-01-04 10:10:10
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer
RealTime Fantasy Sports

For the most part, the teams playing this weekend are pretty healthy. This is a good thing for all involved. You never want to see a playoff team limping into the playoffs. Hopefully, this makes for some good games this weekend from both a fantasy and watching perspective. There are some players banged up, though, so here is the latest injury news from around the league.

Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons. Freeman has been limited in practice because of a knee injury this week. He should be fine for the game this weekend, though. He might not do much in practice all week because of the injury, but should be ready for the game. The knee injury isn't much of a concern.

Julio Jones, WR, Falcons. Jones continues to be banged up because of ankle and rib injuries. He will be limited in practice all week but won't miss the game this weekend. He will be ready to go and serve as the top target for the Falcons.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills. McCoy suffered a scary ankle injury last week. He is yet to practice this week but still has a shot to play. The Bills are holding out hope he will be ready. We wouldn't be shocked if he plays but he will be less than 100 percent for the game if active. He will be a scary play for fantasy teams.

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers. Stewart missed the game last week because of a back injury. He has been limited in practice this week but seems to be trending towards being ready to play. We would expect Stewart to be ready to go and get the start for the Panthers.

Marqise Lee, WR, Jaguars. Lee is still not practicing on his sprained ankle but there is a chance he returns to action this week. Some reports are saying he might not practice all week but could still play in the game. So consider Lee a game-time decision for this week, but it seems to be trending towards Lee being able to play.

Albert Wilson, WR, Chiefs. Wilson had his best game of the season last week but also has a sore hamstring after all the work. He has been limited in practice this week because of the injury. He is resting as much as anything, though, and should be ready for the game this weekend. It would be a surprise if he misses the game.

Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams. Kupp didn't play last week because of a knee injury. He was held out as a precaution as much as anything, though. Kupp will be fine for the game this week. He will start and get his usual playing time. We wouldn't worry much about this injury. It is soreness as much as anything.

DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans. Murray remains sidelined because of a sprained knee. He still isn't practicing and seems like a bit of a long shot to be ready for this weekend. Derrick Henry should start and handle most of the work at running back for the Titans.

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