Recapping the Injuries week 5 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal Week 4 was a brutal one as we witnessed some injuries that will have a big impact for fantasy owners. Players suffered season ending injuries, multi-week injuries, and some injuries that may not keep them off the field at all, but could still limit them in their next game. With that said, let’s take a look at some of this week’s injuries and what we can expect because of them.

Julio Jones – Falcons: Jones was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Bills with a hip injury. It was later announced that he suffered a hip flexor injury. The good news is that Atlanta has a bye in Week 5, so Jones will have some time to rest and get healthier. Initial reports suggest that he will not miss any time due to the injury, however, it is certainly a situation to keep a close eye on.

Mohamed Sanu – Falcons: Sanu left Sunday’s game after sustaining a hamstring injury and was unable to return back into the game. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with the injury, but being that the Falcons have a bye this week, fantasy owners may only be without him for just one game.

Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants: Beckham suffered both an ankle injury and a dislocated finger, but was able to play through the injuries. He said that he is “fine,” so at this time there is no need to panic as fantasy owners because it does not appear that either of the injuries will keep him off of the field. He Giants face off against the Chargers in Week 5, a defense that has been generous to receivers. So long as he is active, he is a must-start in all formats.

Jordan Matthews – Bills: Matthews suffered a thumb injury on Sunday against the Falcons and will need surgery, keeping him off the field for at least a month. This is bad news for the Bills who are already thin at the position. Matthews has not been much of a factor, but did score his first touchdown of the season on Sunday. Zay Jones will likely move into the No. 1 WR role for Buffalo during Matthews’ absence.

Davante Adams – Packers: Adams took a vicious hit on Thursday night. He was carted off of the field and taken to the hospital. He was released on Friday, but is now in the concussion protocol. It is a situation worth keeping a close eye on, but he will likely miss some time.

Ty Montgomery – Packers: Montgomery was knocked out of Thursday’s game after suffering a rib injury. Initial reports suggested it will be a multi-week injury, but he is currently considered day-to-day and has a shot to play in Week 5. The good news is that he played on Thursday so has a longer period of time to get healthier for the next game. We should know more about his status throughout the week.

Dalvin Cook – Vikings: Cook went down with a non-contact injury and as soon as it happened, you feared the worse. As expected, he suffered an ACL tear and will miss the remainder of the season. The rookie was off to a great start this season, so this is unfortunate. Hopefully he has a speedy recovery and is gets ready for next season. Latavius Murray will likely see the bulk of the carries in Minnesota moving forward.

Chris Carson – Seahawks: Carson suffered a broken ankle and will undergo surgery. He has been placed on injured reserve, but has not been ruled out for the season. In fact, he is eligible to come off of IR after eight weeks. Chances are he will miss most, if not all of the regular season. The Seahawks will likely run a committee moving forward, but Eddie Lacy may get another shot at a heavy workload.

Paul Perkins – Giants: Perkins suffered bruised ribs and is listed as day-to-day. He has been inefficient all season, so this injury should not affect fantasy owners. Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa could see an increased role if Perkins misses any time.

Robert Kelley – Redskins: Kelley left Monday night’s game against the Chiefs with an ankle injury. He was unable to return to the game. Heading into Monday night, he was questionable with a rib injury, so now he is dealing with multiple injuries. Samaje Perine could see more work if Kelley is forced to miss any time.

Marcus Mariota – Titans: Mariota suffered a hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s game. On Monday they deemed him day-to-day and do not expect this to be a long-term injury. The Titans play the Dolphins in Week 5, so this would be a smash spot for Mariota. He will likely be a game time decision, so fantasy owners should prepare for the worst in case he is unable to give it a go. Matt Cassel would get the start if that is the case.

Derek Carr – Raiders: Carr left Sunday’s game with a back injury that was later announced as a fracture in his back. This injury will keep him sidelined 2-6 weeks. E.J. Manuel has already been named the starter for Week 5 and will likely continue to fill in for Carr during his absence.

Jack Doyle – Colts: Doyle suffered a concussion during Sunday’s game and is now in the league protocol. He should be considered questionable for Week 5 and will need to come out of the concussion protocol in order to be eligible to play. We should know more as the week progresses.