Week 3 saw injuries that will hurt for weeks to come. Darren Sproles is done for the season and should be dropped by everyone and a few other players were knocked out of games.
Here is a look at the latest on a few key fantasy football players that need to be monitored as the week continues.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers
Fantasy owners are holding their breath that another first round pick won’t be gone for the year. Things are looking up for the Los Angeles tailback, though there is no evidence that he is out of the woods with a knee injury. Head coach Anthony Lynn said: “He’s sore. He was sore last week. We’ll monitor him this week, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.”
Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Jones has an injured back but according to head coach Dan Quinn, he will be ready to goin Week 4 against the Bills. He had seven catches for 91 yards in a win against the Lions.
Michael Crabtree, WR, Raiders
With a chest injury, nothing is certain, and a few days after Crabtree got hurt in Week 3 there are no definitive answers. Owners keep an eye out, as Jack Del Rio simply said the team is looking to “make sure there’s nothing significant going on.”
Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks
Things ar elooking good for Baldwin, who had a groin injury Sunday but saw a negative MRI in the aftermath. He is listed as day-to-day but should play in Week 4.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers
The Panthers offense needs help, and losing top wideout Benjamin would be a detrimental blow. A scan of his injured knee showed no structural damage — some good news for the team. But his availabilty in Week 4 is yet unknown.
Zach Eifert, TE, Bengals,
It will be at least a few weeks, Adam Schefter said, before Eifert will be back on the field as he works back from his own back injury.
Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
One of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite deep targets sat out last week, as Cobb looked to use rest to help recover from a chest injury. He was back in practice on Tuesday and things are looking good for a Week 4 return.
Ty Montgomery, RB, Packers
Another Packers weapon, Montgomery, was listed as limited in practice with a wrist injury. Keep an eye on him throughout the week.
Will Fuller V, WR, Texans
Houston’s offense could use a boost and a healthy Fuller would help. He is working his way back from a hurt collarbone and is practicing — there’s a good chance he plays and could be a pick up if he’s available as a free agent.