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Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 7 INJURY REPORT

As always injuries are taking a big chuck out of fantasy football rosters on a weekly basis and so let's check in on all the latest carnage to come out of Week 7 and their ramifications.

-Despite once again receiving the lion's share of carries in Week 7 over the hard-charging Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray remains a health mess.  Already dealing with a hamstring injury, Murray is now also battling a shoulder problem that cropped up in Sunday's game.  While he has a past that includes a slew of missed games, Murray has soldiered on this season in playing through the pain.  That is bad news for Henry owners who are still waiting for their guy to get a shot.  That wait will go on.

-Jay Cutler is down for a few weeks with cracked ribs and so capable backup Matt Moore moves into the QB driver's seat.  Moore threw for two scores to Kenny Stills to lead a comeback win for the Miami Dolphins over the New York Jets Sunday and he has decent ability to make himself worth of QB 2 consideration in two-passer formats.  In fact Moore has better accuracy than Cutler and could serve as a boost to Stills, Jarvis Landry, and DeVante Parker.

-Titans rookie wideout Corey Davis will practice soon as he eyes as possible Week 9 return.  The season has been a big bust so far for the 2017 first-round pick but Davis is worth holding onto given his massive potential. 

-Again with the Titans, tight end Delanie Walker escaped with just a bruise to his ankle according to head coach Mike Mularkey and he should be fine to go in Week 9 after the team comes back from the bye.

-Speaking of DeVante Parker, he will try to return to practice this week after missing two games with a bum ankle.  Parker has flashed big-play ability in limited time this season and so his solid WR 3 status remains solid.

-The loss of Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer from a broken left arm for the remainder of 2017 is absolutely horrendous news for wideouts Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown.  Drew Stanton is a terrible passer with no arm and already we saw how the offense grounded to a halt once Palmer went out Sunday. 

-The Green Bay Packers are hoping QB Aaron Rodgers returns Week 15 from a broken collarbone but that overly optimistic scenario can't come soon enough for fantasy football owners of wideout Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb who all went bust Sunday in an ugly loss to the New Orleans Saints.  Backup QB Brett Hundley seems ill prepared for the task at hand and Nelson catching just one pass shows how you bad the loss of Rodgers is for the team's skill players.


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