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Understanding the NFL's Injury Report
(per Dr. Bramel)
The injury report released by the NFL is two reports. The first is the Practice Participation report, which lists which injured players practiced and their participation level. It also includes players who rested or missed practice for non-injury-related reasons. The second is the Game Status Report, which gives the probability a player will play, i.e., Questionable, Doubtful, Out. The Practice Participation Report is released every day of the week (Monday through Saturday). The Game Status Report is released with the Friday participation report (Wednesday for Thursday games, Saturday for Monday games).
In this feature, I'll include the Game Status Listing and my expectations of their likelihood of playing.
If you are reading this article on Saturday, make sure you circle back on Sunday morning as more updates trickle in within the next 24 hours
Player | Injury | Game Status Listing | Footballguys Expectation
Current Status on High-Impact Injured Players
- WR Tyreek Hill
- RB De'Von Achane
- WR Noah Brown
- RB AJ Dillon
- RB Aaron Jones
- WR Chris Godwin
- WR Chris Olave
- RB Jamall Williams
- WR Michael Wilson
- WR Tutu Atwell
- WR Brandin Cooks
Trending Doubtful (Likely Inactive)
Trending Probable (Expected to Play)
Eligible to return from injured reserve
- RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder)
- RB Brian Robinson Jr (hamstring)
- RB Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle)
- RB Alexander Mattison (ankle)
- RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb)
- RB Elijah Mitchell (knee)
- RB Kendre Miller (knee)
Saturday 1:00 PM EST Game
WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings | Chest | Questionable | Likely Active
For a while, Justin Jefferson's situation after Week 14 was not good. He sustained a chest injury that kept him out of the game, and the Vikings' medical staff reportedly worried about internal bleeding, so he needed to go to the hospital.
After all was said and done, Jefferson's injury turned out to be relatively minor, and he was able to practice in full on Friday. Expect him back on the field and in fantasy lineups in Week 15.
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