Recapping the Injuries week 12 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal
Week 11 was not filled with as many injuries as we have seen in previous weeks, but the injuries sustained this week will keep most players out for at least one game, while knocking a couple of other players out for the remainder of the season. Injuries are part of football and as fantasy owners we must adjust our approach/rosters each week with the information at hand. As I do every week, below I will go over some of this past week’s injuries and how they may affect things moving forward.

Jay Cutler –Dolphins: Cutler took a hit to the head that did not appear to be significant during the final drive of the first half. Surprisingly, Matt Moore started the third quarter as Cutler was being evaluated for a possible concussion and eventually ruled out. He was officially placed in the league’s concussion protocol on Monday and will have to be cleared in order to play in Week 12 against the Patriots. If Cutler is unable to play, Moore will get the start. Either way, the Patriots have played much better defense in recent weeks, making this a tougher matchup than what it may appear like in the surface.

Chris Thompson – Redskins: Thompson was carted off of the field on Sunday after his leg got rolled up on. Shortly after the game it was reported that he suffered a broken right fibula and will undergo season-ending surgery. Heading into Week 11, Thompson led Washington in rushing and receiving yards, so this is definitely a big blow to this offense. Samaje Perine is set to receive that bulk of the work in the backfield for the Redskins moving forward.

D’Onta Foreman – Texans: Foreman suffered an Achilles injury on a 34-yards touchdown run during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He had to be carted off of the field after suffering the injury and on Monday it was announced that he is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to the injury. With Foreman out, Lamar Miller should have a strong and secure role for the remainder of the season. Foreman rushed for 327 yards on 78 carries with two rushing touchdowns and also caught six passes for 83 yards in his rookie campaign.

Kelvin Benjamin – Bills: Benjamin exited early from Sunday’s game against the Chargers with a knee injury. Initial reports suggest that he has no ligament damage. This is good news for Benjamin and the Bills considering his history with knee injuries. He will likely miss some time due to the injury, but at this time it appears he has avoided a serious injury.

Robert Woods – Rams: Woods suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday’s loss against the Vikings and was spotted wearing a sling after the game. Although it appears he avoided a serious injury, he is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks. This is a brutal loss for the Rams as Woods leads them in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and is tied with Sammy Watkins for most receiving touchdowns. Woods averages seven targets per game, which would likely be distributed among Cooper Kupp, Sammy Watkins, and Todd Gurley during Woods’ absence.