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Injury Quick Hits: 11/16

by Jake Davidow
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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Peyton Manning, QB Broncos


Manning may have set the record for most yardage ever thrown by a quarterback, but it was a brutal day in which he only completed 5 out of 20 passes for 4 interceptions. Manning has been on the injury report with several ailments and this week he came into the game with reported foot and rib issues. It’s hard to say if either of those injuries is what caused his Week 10 meltdown (Kubiak claimed this was a result of his rib injury) but nevertheless Manning’s ability has fallen off a cliff. Expect Manning to be rested the next week or so as Osweiler is given a chance to show what he brings to the Denver offense.


Julian Edelman, WR Patriots


Edelman has been diagnosed with a Jones Fracture in his left foot. He was rolled up on in the second quarter and had to exit the game. This injury is the same that Dez Bryant suffered in Week 1. While a return-to-play-in-2015 scenario might be in the cards, at best he might be able to take the field in the postseason. For fantasy purposes he is lost for the season. Coming into Week 10 Edelman was tied at second amongst receivers for touchdowns. It’s a huge blow to the Patriots and to anyone who was relying on his services booking them a playoff berth in their fantasy league. Amendola is most likely to be the huge beneficiary here but the passing down back duo of White and Bolden should see an increase in usage too.


It’s worth noting that Amendola is not a picture of health either and it will be interesting to see who else the Pats dial up for Brady’s underneath options.


Landry Jones, WR Dolphins


Jones was forced from Sunday’s game against the Browns with a left ankle injury and was carted to the locker room. There haven’t been any updates to the nature of the injury but “backup” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came in and roasted the Browns for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns. It looks like Big Ben is back and having a week off during the upcoming bye should only help.


Michael Floyd, WR Cardinals


Floyd had strung together three impressive performances coming into Week 10 with a touchdown in each game. He did not disappoint in Week 10 going up against the Legion of Boom in Seattle and dropped 113 yards and two touchdowns on them before he had to leave due to a hamstring injury. The extent of the injury is not known and this is definitely a situation to monitor as Floyd has been making good use of his time in the spotlight with Brown hobbled with a hamstring injury of his own.


Ryan Mathews, RB Eagles


Mathews exited Week 10 against the Dolphins with a concussion. This is the fourth known concussion of his career and it’s hard to say how he will respond this week. The last time he suffered one was in 2013 and he was cleared to play the following week but with these types of injuries we will need to wait and see as to how he progresses through the protocol.


DeMarco Murray should see a noticeable bump in game time if Mathews can’t go.


Sam Bradford, QB Eagles


Bradford suffered a grade 2 A/C joint sprain in his non-throwing shoulder and a concussion after taking a huge sack in the third quarter (this is not the shoulder he hurt in college). X-rays came back negative and the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder so while any injury is not ideal, this is probably the best-case scenario as far as his Week 11 availability goes.


The concussion is the first known one of his career but as always it is something to keep an eye on during the week to see how he is progressing through the protocol.


Justin Hunter, WR Titans


Justin Hunter fractured his ankle on Sunday against the Panthers and is done for the season. This is the second year in a row he has ended the season on IR and it’s very likely he will be competing for a roster spot in 2016. Dorial Green-Beckham should see an increase in snaps and usage with the departure of Hunter.