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Friday, September 29, 2017

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL INJURY WATCH: WHOSE LOOKING UP/DOWN

Friday is injury watch day in fantasy football as we look toward who will go and who will sit in Week 4.  Let's see who is looking up and looking down as we get set to cement rosters choices.

TRENDING UP

Sammy Watkins:  Despite battling the effects of a concussion, it looks like Los Angeles Rams top wideout Sammy Watkins is a go for Sunday.  We always have to worry about the health of Watkins but this doesn't seem like it will be a problem.  What is really nice to see if the rapport Watkins has with QB Jared Goff as his fantasy football value is on the clear upswing.

Cam Newton:  Newton is no longer on the injury report for the Carolina Panthers which obviously means he will start Sunday versus the New England Patriots.  Off to a terrible start to the year, Newton should not be started in any single-QB league.

Jay Ajayi:  Despite being listed as questionable on the injury report, Jay Ajayi will start for the Miami Dolphins.  We keep hearing persistent reports that Ajayi's chronic knee injury is flaring up again and that is a big worry going forward.  However he has a dream matchup against the New Orleans Saints Sunday which gives him a nice chance to put an ugly Week 3 behind him.

Jack Doyle:  No issues for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle and his previously injured foot as he was removed from the injury report Friday.  Doyle had a nice Week 2 before a lost Week 3 due to the injury but he has some lower-end PPR value as an outlet for QB Jacoby Brissett. 

Kelvin Benjamin:  It looks like all systems are a go for Panthers wideout Kelvin Benjamin which is a big shock considering how bad things looked initially when he injured his knee last week.  This is a big win for Cam Newton owners as well. 

Isaiah Crowell:  Also removed from the injury report Friday was Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell who was complaining of shoulder soreness the past few days.  Crowell has been a big disappointment thus far but he still is in line for bellcow work so be patient. 

TRENDING DOWN

Willie Snead:  Having already missed the first three games due to a PED suspension, Saints wideout Willie Snead is unlikely to debut Sunday due to a hamstring problem.

Doug Baldwin:  Just as the Seattle Seahawks pulled out of their offensive malaise last Sunday, there is a decent chance top wideout Doug Baldwin won't play in Week 4 due to the groin he strained in Week 3.  Baldwin has been listed as a game-time call but the Seahawks play Sunday night which makes him too much of a gamble to go with.  If Baldwin were to sit, QB Russell Wilson has to be knocked down a bit in terms of expected output Week 4 as well. 


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