Heading into week 7, many owners are stretching things a bit thin with so many teams on byes. Because of the precarious position some owners find themselves in, these injuries become even more pivotal.Here’s what we know as of Saturday morning about these fantasy starters.
Trent Richardson-Cleveland Browns-RB: Richardson was limited in Friday’s practice and is questionable for Sunday but Coach Pat Shurmur said he’s cleared to play and that he should play on Sunday.
Jimmy Graham-New Orleans Saints-TE: Graham is listed as questionable and will be a gametime decision as the Saints head to Tampa. If he plays, Graham reportedly will be limited so see what other options there are before plugging him in without thinking about it.
Wes Welker-New England Patriots-WR: Welker is questionable but expected to play as he did last week with the same designation.
Rob Gronkowski-New England Patriots-TE: Gronk has been limited and questionable the last few weeks, but he’s been playing and effective so don’t let his injury status fool you.
Hakeem Nicks-New York Giants-WR: Nicks is probable and reportedly feeling much better. He should return to WR1 status soon. This week against Washington could be his breakout.
Dez Bryant-Dallas Cowboys-WR: Bryant has dealt with a groin issue this week and he should be able to play despite a “questionable” tag. He’s becoming the go-to receiver in Dallas so even if he’s a gametime decision, do all you can to play him. Fortunately, Dallas plays at 1:00 so just make sure you have a backup option if Dez doesn’t suit up. Most people expect him to play.
Vincent Jackson-Tampa Bay Buccaneers-WR: Jackson is probable and should play.
Greg Jennings-Green Bay Packers-WR: Jennings has again been ruled out as the Packers head into St. Louis for week 7. Jennings may return for week 8 so don’t give up hope yet.
Ahmad Bradshaw-New York Giants-RB: Bradshaw is questionable with his foot injury that has again cropped up. His status for Sunday is unknown at this point so check back before game time.
DeMarco Murray-Dallas Cowboys-RB: Murray is out for Sunday, but should return in the foreseeable future. Don’t drop him, but do bench him this week.
Rashard Mendenhall-Pittsburgh Steelers-RB: Mendenhall is out for Sunday Night football. With Isaac Redman sidelined as well, Jonathan Dwyer is expected to get the start and handle most of the workload.
Pierre Garcon-Washingtong Redskins-WR: Garcon is doubtful and out indefinitely. Play another option and hope he recovers soo.
Fred Davis-Washington Redskins-TE: Davis put in a full Friday practice and is expected to play Sunday in New York against the Giants.
Andrew Hawkins-Cincinnati Bengals-WR: Hawkins practiced fully Friday and is ready for Sunday Night Football.
Laurent Robinson-Jacksonville Jaguars-WR: Robinson has been ruled out due to continued issues with his concussions.
Isaac Redman-Pittsburgh Steelers-RB: Redman has been ruled out for week 7 with his ankle injury.