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    Week two was the week of the QB injury. Even if your teams emerged unscathed, it will pay off to monitor the NFL Week 3 Offensive Injury Report.


    There was no shortage of high-profile injuries in Week two of the NFL. From experienced veterans to young rising stars, nobody was safe. Below is the NFL Week 3 Offensive Injury Report. It will be updated throughout the week as new information comes in.

    For a quick reference tool, check out the new injury tracker that I will be updating up until kickoff.

     

    Week 3 Injury Report

     

    Update:
    DeAndre Hopkins, WR – Questionable

    Hopkins has been listed as did not participate in practice this week. This isn’t out of the ordinary for the veteran receiver, so I don’t expect him to miss time, but it bears monitoring.


    Russell Gage, WR – Doubtful Out

    Gage sustained an ankle injury this week and is being considered week-to-week. We should have a good idea of his availability by Friday’s practice report.

    Update: Gage has been ruled out for this week’s game against the New York Giants.


    Rashod Bateman, WR (groin), and Miles Boykin, WR (hamstring)

    Still on injured reserve with previously reported injuries. Both of these players will be eligible to return to the field in week four. If Bateman is on the waiver wire in your redraft league, it may be a good time to pick him up before the rest of your league realizes.


    No new injuries were reported.

    Christian McCaffrey, RB

    McCaffrey left the game with a calf injury but was able to come back into the game. Keep an eye on his status as the week goes on.

    Update: McCaffrey suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday night. Early reports suggest a multi-week absence, but we will hopefully get more information by the time the Week four injury report comes out.


    Tarik Cohen, RB (knee – ACL)

    Remains on the PUP list.

    Andy Dalton, QB – Questionable Out

    The Bears’ quarterback left the game twice, the second time with a knee injury. Head coach Matt Nagy said it was not an ACL tear, but his status is unknown moving forward. The Bears’ PR department also went out of their way to say that Dalton was the starter if he was healthy pouring cold water on the heart fire of Justin Fields’ managers.

    Update: The Bears have named Justin Fields the starter for this week with Andy Dalton now ruled out.


    Update:
    Tee Higgins, WR – Questionable Doubtful

    Higgins did not participate in practice on Wednesday and is being referred to as “day-to-day” by the team. However, they have not disclosed what the injury is so it’s hard to gauge the likelihood of him being available on Sunday.

    Higgins is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday with a shoulder injury. Consider him out for this week.


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    Baker Mayfield, QB

    Mayfield displayed his toughness this week, leaving with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder only to return and lead the Browns to victory. Reports are that he should be fine moving forward but it is worth monitoring.

    Jarvis Landry, WR – Questionable

    Landry left early Sunday with a knee injury that was confirmed Monday to be an MCL sprain. Head coach Kevin Stefanski won’t rule out Landry for Week three, but I would plan to be without him for a few weeks. Rookie Anthony Schwartz is an interesting dart throw in deeper leagues.

    Update: Landry has been placed on injured reserve and will miss a minimum of three weeks.

    Odell Beckham Jr., WR – Questionable

    Beckham has been inactive for two straight weeks. With fellow wide receiver, Jarvis Landry‘s status in doubt the Browns could use Beckham back on the field this week.

    Update: Beckham is not listed on the Browns’ Friday injury report and is expected to make his 2021 debut Sunday.


    Amari Cooper, WR – Questionable

    Cooper got banged up late in the game Sunday and is reported to have a rib injury. Keep an eye out for practice reports as the week progresses.

    Update: Cooper was limited in Thursday’s practice. It looks likely that he will come down to a game-time decision. Not ideal considering Dallas plays on Monday night.

    Michael Gallup, WR – IR

    Gallup is on injured reserve with a previously reported injury.


    Jerry Jeudy, WR – IR (out 6-8 weeks)

    Jeudy is currently on injured reserve with a previously reported injury.


    Tyrell Williams, WR – IR

    Williams was unable to clear concussion protocol in time for Monday night’s game. Watch his status this week to see if he can return after just one absence.

    Update: Williams was placed on injured reserve. He’ll be eligible to return after a three-week absence.


    No new injuries were reported.

    Tyrod Taylor, QB – IR

    Taylor left early in Week two with a hamstring injury. The Texans quickly ruled him out for this week and have now placed him on injured reserve. He will be eligible to return in Week six if he recovers quickly. Rookie quarterback Davis Mills will start in the meantime.

    Nico Collins, WR – IR

    The rookie wide receiver is expected to miss three to four weeks with a shoulder injury. Specifics on the nature of the injury have not been released.


    Carson Wentz, QB – Questionable

    Wentz suffered sprains to both ankles this week and is questionable for Week three. Keep an eye on his participation in practice this week.

    Update: The team is now casting doubt on Wentz’s availability. He always seemed like a long shot to play with two ankle sprains, but now it looks even less likely. This puts a damper on Michael Pittman’s outlook with Jacob Eason or Brett Hundley behind center.

    Parris Campbell, WR – Questionable

    Campbell was inactive last week with an abdominal injury. He has not been ruled out at this point, so if he is able to return to practice this week he may be able to play in Week three.

    T.Y. Hilton, WR (neck)

    Still on IR with a previously reported injury.


    Laviska Shenault, WR – Questionable

    Shenault suffered a shoulder injury that has been described as not serious. The team seems optimistic, but I won’t be surprised if Shenault is declared inactive late in the week or on game day.


    No new injuries were reported.

    Derek Carr, QB – Questionable

    Carr suffered an ankle injury in Week two, but an MRI didn’t reveal any major damage. Head coach Jon Gruden has given mixed signals on his outlook so keep an eye out for practice report updates. Nathan Peterman would be the presumed starter if Carr misses time.

    Update: Carr was a full participant on Wednesday so it looks like he has a good chance to play this week against Miami.

    Josh Jacobs, RB – Questionable Doubtful

    Jacobs missed Week two because of his toe injury. Turf toe recovery can vary widely, so I won’t be surprised if he comes down to a game-day decision this week.

    Update: Jacobs did not practice Wednesday.

    Second Update: Jacobs was downgraded to doubtful.


    No new injuries were reported.

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    Darrell Henderson, RB – Questionable

    Henderson suffered an injury to his rib cartilage Sunday. It appears that pain management may be the most limiting factor to his status this week.

    Update: Did not practice Wednesday. Expect Henderson to be a game-time decision. Even if active, there is a good chance he will be limited.


    Tua Tagovailoa, QB – Out

    Tagovailoa left Sunday’s game with bruised ribs. Early reports indicate nothing broken. This is going to be a tough injury to predict because it will come down to pain management. I would urge caution with Tagovailoa moving forward. Even if he is active on game days, his upside will be limited.

    UPDATE: Ian Rapoport tweeted this morning that Dolphins HC Brian Flores announced Tagovailoa will not play this week.

    Will Fuller, WR – Questionable

    Fuller was ruled out for personal reasons prior to Week two. There has been some pessimistic buzz about Fuller’s availability the rest of the season but reports have become more positive lately. We don’t know what the reason for his absence is currently. We can only hope that whatever it is doesn’t affect Fuller long-term, especially off the field.


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    Dalvin Cook, RB – Questionable

    Cook missed some snaps this week with an ankle sprain, but reports seem to be optimistic.

    Update: Cook did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. Hopefully, they are just giving him extra time to rest, but keep an eye out for Friday practice reports.

    Second Update: Cook is not listed on the team’s Friday injury report so he is expected to play. Still, he will be included in this weekend’s game time injury tracker just in case.


    No new injuries were reported.

    No new injuries were reported.

    Evan Engram, TE – Questionable

    Engram has yet to play this season. Watch his status closely this week to see if he trends in the right direction.


    Jamison Crowder, WR – Questionable

    Crowder is still dealing with a groin injury. Hopefully, the veteran wide receiver is able to get on the field in Week three.

    Update: Did not practice Wednesday.

    Second Update: Crowder has been downgraded to doubtful and is expected to miss his third straight game.

    Update:
    Tevin Coleman, RB – Out

    Coleman will not play this week due to a non-COVID illness. Look for rookie Michael Carter to have an opportunity to step up.


    No new injuries were reported.

    Ben Roethlisberger, QB – Questionable

    The Steelers are keeping details of Roethlisberger’s pectoral injury close to the chest (pun intended). Watch his status closely this week not only for his outlook but for the entire Steelers’ offense.

    Diontae Johnson, WR – Questionable Out

    Johnson suffered a knee injury that has been referred to by the team as not long-term. Be prepared for a backup plan as I think a late-week or game-day inactive designation may be in the cards.

    Update: Johnson has been ruled out of this week’s game. The silver lining here is that it wasn’t right before kickoff.


    Rashaad Penny, RB – Doubtful

    Penny was inactive in Week two and is currently listed as questionable with a calf injury. He may be able to return this week, but I would strongly discourage putting him in your roster in his first week back.


    Trey Sermon, RB – Questionable

    Sermon is in the league’s concussion protocol and his status is up in the air for Week three.

    Update: Sermon was listed as a full participant in Friday’s practice and is not carrying an injury designation going into the weekend.

    Jamycal Hasty, RB – Out

    Hasty suffered a high ankle sprain and will miss multiple weeks.

    Elijah Mitchell, RB – Questionable Doubtful

    Mitchell is questionable with a shoulder injury. With the 49ers backfield severely depleted, Mitchell may be the last man standing for Week three.

    Update: Mitchell has been downgraded to doubtful and is not expected to play Sunday.


    Antonio Brown, WR – COVID

    Antonio Brown was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list. There is still time for him to clear protocol for Sunday, but watch closely this week.


    No new injuries were reported.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB – IR

    Fitzpatrick is on injured reserve with a previously reported injury.

    Update:
    Antonio Gibson, RB – Questionable

    Gibson was limited in practice on Wednesday with a shoulder injury.

    Second Update: Gibson is expected to be a full go this weekend.

     

    For the NFL Week 3 IDP Injury report, click here


    Thanks for reading the NFL Week 3 Offensive Injury Report! If you want to read more of my work, you can do so on my IDP Guys Author Page! If you are ever looking for some fantasy feedback, hit me up on Twitter at @DynastyDVM and follow @IDPGuys for more great content.

    Aaron Maberry

    I am a veterinarian who has been playing fantasy football off and on since high school. About 12 years ago, I got more competitive and serious about fantasy football when I started a league with some other friends who were in vet school with me at the time. I started playing IDP about 3 years ago and have become even more obsessed with fantasy football. I have what I would call an evidence-based approach to fantasy football and love to track data in spreadsheets. I began writing for IDP Guys in the summer of 2021 and look forward to contributing to the amazing team moving forward. Thanks for reading!
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