As we start to suppose forward to Week 4, the fantasy football harm report is an effective place to start out when it comes to planning forward. Let’s check out who’s carrying accidents out of this week’s motion and what it means for fantasy managers going ahead.
David Montgomery, RB | CHI (Ankle/Knee)
David Montgomery was the primary fantasy soccer participant to be taken out of Sunday’s video games and never come again. Montgomery was rolled up on by a Houston Texans defender. He was capable of depart the sector beneath his personal energy however was rapidly tagged as uncertain with knee and ankle accidents.
There was no definitive prognosis at this level. Nonetheless, there was dialogue following the harm that there could possibly be both a excessive ankle sprain, an MCL sprain, or each. If both of these is the prognosis, then Montgomery is probably taking a look at between two and 6 weeks on the sideline.
Except we hear that Montgomery has prevented critical harm, Khalil Herbert turns into a well-liked waiver wire title. He rushed for over 150 yards in Montgomery’s absence in Week 3, so he undoubtedly put himself within the store window. Montgomery’s prognosis on Monday or Tuesday will dictate when you ought to use your prime waiver precedence or how a lot FAAB to spend. Nonetheless, proper now, Herbert is the precedence pickup on waivers for Week 4.
Dalvin Prepare dinner, RB | MIN (Shoulder)
Dalvin Prepare dinner left the sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions within the second half. On the play, Prepare dinner bumped into his personal offensive lineman and fumbled. He then left the sport with a shoulder harm that was later revealed to be a dislocated shoulder. Prepare dinner was rapidly dominated out for the rest of the sport, with Alexander Mattison taking up.
After the sport, Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell described the harm as day-to-day. He additionally revealed that Prepare dinner had instructed him he would be capable of play subsequent week in London. The expectation is that Prepare dinner will put on a brace that can permit him to play and will assist shield the shoulder. But, that brace might limit Prepare dinner’s vary of movement, which is able to doubtless have its greatest affect in terms of cross catching.
Whereas the information that Prepare dinner ought to be capable of play subsequent week dents Mattison’s fantasy worth, there’s nonetheless purpose to focus on him on waivers. This harm for Prepare dinner does have an opportunity of reoccurrence, and in that occasion, it might result in him lacking extra time. Due to this fact, Mattison makes a wise transfer as a stash this week. His short-term outlook will not be as excessive as Herbert’s, however that doesn’t imply it’s best to keep away from him altogether.
Mac Jones, QB | NE (Ankle)
On the finish of the New England Patriots’ Week 3 sport in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens, Mac Jones was carried to the locker room after being taken down awkwardly late within the sport. The preliminary footage regarded extraordinarily regarding for Jones and the Patriots.
The early constructive information is that Jones’ X-rays had been at the very least unfavourable. However they’ll now must assess whether or not there’s any ligament injury, with a high ankle sprain considered a possibility. If Jones misses time, then Brian Hoyer is predicted to start out. Hoyer would have restricted fantasy worth outdoors of 16-team Superflex leagues the place each QB is normally began.
Moreover, the lack of Jones would doubtless have a knock-on impact on the Patriots’ receivers. Jones has not been essentially the most dynamic passer in his profession, so the downgrade will not be as nice because it is perhaps for different QBs. Nonetheless, after seeing him get right into a groove with Jakobi Meyers and DeVante Parker within the final two weeks, it is a actual disgrace.