Recapping the Injuries week 4 2018

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal

Unfortunately, injuries are part of Football and pretty much every week, players go down. This week was no different. At times, some of the injuries are minor, while at others it can impact a player for multiple weeks, and even for the entire season.

Fantasy owners who lost players that are expected to miss significant time, adjustments need to be made, and the waiver wire will be your best friend.

With that said, let’s take a look at some of this week’s injuries and the impact of the injury.

Leonard Fournette – Jaguars: Fournette exited Sunday’s game against the Jets with hamstring tightness and ended up missing the second half. It is unclear whether he was unable to play or if the team decided to give him the rest of the day off with the game under control. Fournette already missed two games with a hamstring injury this season, so this is certainly a situation to keep a close eye on. T.J. Yeldon finished the game for the Jaguars in the second half and would start if Fournette misses any time.

T.Y. Hilton –Colts: Hilton suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s loss to the Texans. Shortly after the game, it was announced that he is in danger of missing Thursday night’s game against the Patriots. Being that the Colts will be on a short week, this is not surprising. For those who own Hilton, having a backup plan is a must this week. We should know more regarding his status mid-week.

Geronimo Allison – Packers: Allison was concussed in Sunday’s victory over the Bills and is considered week-to-week. You know the drill, he will enter the league’s concussion protocol and would need to be cleared before stepping back onto the field. Randall Cobb is also dinged up, so Marquez Valdes-Scantling could line up as the No. 2 wide receiver should Allison and Cobb sit out the next one. Ty Montgomery could also see some added work in the passing game.

Will Fuller – Texans: Fuller missed the second half of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. The positive news is that coach Bill O’Brien said that Fuller could have played in the second half, but it was a coaching decision not to let him go back out. Fuller dealt with hamstring issues during training camp as well and missed the first game of the season. He should be considered question for the Texans next game.

O.J. Howard – Buccaneers: Howard exited Sunday’s game against the Bears with a knee injury and did not return. He is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, but initial reports suggest that he avoided a serious injury. Should he miss any time, Cameron Brate would likely see an increased workload.

Rob Gronkowski – Patriots: Gronkowski suffered an ankle injury that knocked him out of the game. It was never reported whether he aggravated the ankle injury he was dealing with heading into the game or if this is a new injury. The Patriots had a comfortable lead against Miami, so there was no need to put him back in the game. We probably will not get much information regarding the injury until later in the week, being that this is the Patriots and they tend to keep these things quiet. New England is on a short week, so I would strongly suggest to have a backup plan in case he cannot give it a go this week.

Will Dissly – Seahawks: Dissly suffered a torn patella against the Cardinals and will miss the remainder of the season. He was emerging as one of Russell Wilson’s favorite pass catchers, so this is unfortunate news for him and the offense. Nick Vannett is the next man up at tight end for the Seahawks, although, I would not be all that surprised if they made a move to add a tight end since he is the only healthy one on the roster.

Tyler Eifert – Bengals: I was watching this game when the injury occurred and it was an awful thing to watch. Eifert’s ankle bent in an awkward position and it was instantly known that this was a serious injury. He was diagnosed with a broken ankle and will undergo surgery, ending his season. Since entering the league, Eifert has battles injuries and has yet played a full season. He produces like a high-end tight end when healthy, but that continues to be an issue. Tyler Kroft will work as the Bengals top tight end and should be considered a high priority waiver add for those who owned Eifert. We wish Eifert a speedy and healthy recovery.