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Week 14 saw another slew of high profile injuries that had a huge impact on those of us who are through to the fantasy playoffs.
Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals - The Red Rifle has produced at an amazing clip this season. On track for 4,250 yards and 36 TDs he guided many teams to their playoffs but is most likely done for the season with a fracture to the thumb on his throwing hand. After a strong first possession on Sunday against the Steelers in which he had them down to the 5 yard line he threw a shovel pass to Gio Bernard and was picked off. He injured his thumb making a tackle on the play and went off to the locker room afterwards. He is expected to undergo surgery at some point this week and miss the remainder of the season.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks - Rawls went down awkwardly in the 3rd quarter and was ruled out immediately. After the game Pete Carroll told the media that he had suffered an ankle fracture and is out for the rest of the season. This will most likely require surgery but assuming he suffers no setbacks he should be good to go for next season's offseason training program.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals - After sitting out last week due to a stinger Eifert had to leave Sunday’s game against the Steelers after taking a vicious helmet to helmet hit. He was diagnosed with a concussion and did not return. There is a very good chance he misses week 15 as the Bengals are usually very cautious to let players who have suffered concussions return the following week.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jaguars - Yeldon sprained his knee without any contact running over to the sideline and was ruled out for the rest of the game. No official word has been released on his injury but this could be anything at this point. We will have to wait to see what the diagnosis is before we know about his week 15 availability.
Todd Gurley, RB, Rams - Gurley was held out the remainder of the Rams win over Lions with a knee injury. According to Gurley he said that he just “banged it” and the team did not seem too concerned at the presser after the game. The Rams are on a short week so look for the practice notes leading up to Thursday Night Football to know what his likelihood is of being active.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers - V-Jax took a hit to his knee and was ruled out for the rest of the game. No official statement has been made at this time however the Bucs play on TNF and it seems unlikely at this point that he will be ready in time for that.
Brian Hartline, WR, Browns - Hartline fractured his collarbone and is done for the season.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers - Coach Rivera said Stewart was held out of the second half of Carolina’s demolition of the Falcons for precautionary reasons but that he was fine. Stewart has an injury history as long as your arm so keep checking in on Rotoworld to make sure that this is indeed the case.
Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs - Ware bruised his ribs against the Chargers on Sunday. He went to get checked out, came back in for one series and then did not come back on the field for the remainder of the game. He should be fine for week 15.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Colts - Hasselbeck got thrown to the ground as he ran out of bounds and injured his non-throwing shoulder. With a huge game against the Texans this week that has playoff implications there will be a lot of buzz this week around the return of Andrew Luck who is coming off of a laceration to his kidneys. Luck has not been cleared for contact and is a long shot at best to suit up for Sunday’s game. Expect both Hasselbeck’s and Luck’s status to be updated by Wednesday latest.
Brian Hoyer, QB, Patriots - Hoyer suffered a concussion on Sunday Night Football. With a huge game on the line next week it looks like it will be TJ Yates under center throwing to DeAndre Hopkins and co.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Patriots - Blount hurt his hip in what seemed like an innocuous fall on SNF. He walked off to the locker room under his own power but was done for the night. It’s unclear as to what this could be and don’t expect any updates any time soon from the Patriots. The best indicator will be whether he practices this coming week as to his availability for Sunday.