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Injury Quick Hits: 12/7

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

Sports Injury Predictor has partnered with Rotoworld in 2015 to give you an even greater chance winning your league this season. We’ll be giving you a quick snapshot of all the injuries as they occurred on Sunday/early Monday morning so that you can use whatever information you need to approach the waiver wire in the coming week. For more injury related information and advice check us out on Twitter @injurypredictor and visit our injury search engine here.

Week 13 is the money week for most of us in season long leagues. Playoff ambitions are realized for some while others have a bleak few weeks in front of them imagining what could have been. Without risking the attention of the Fantasy Gods knowing that there is one more game to go this week, this was the first week all season that injuries did not affect some of the top playmakers in the league.

C.J. Anderson, RB, Broncos - Anderson hurt his ankle in the second quarter against the Chargers. He was unable to return. He said afterwards that he thought he would be fine and was held out as a precaution. A colossal disappointment in 2015 after being drafted so highly, the injury hits as CJ was beginning to find some semblance of form over the last two weeks.

Vance McDonald, TE, 49ers - McDonald was a popular add on many waiver wires this week but could only haul in one pass for 13 yards before leaving with a concussion sustained on the reception.

Stevie Johnson, WR, Chargers - Johnson left the game against the Broncos with a groin injury and did not return. Johnson has put together useful WR3 games the last previous 3 games but did not even get a chance to catch the ball before pulling up lame. More to come on this during the week.

Vernon Davis, TE, Broncos - Davis left the game against the Chargers with a concussion.

Travis Benjamin, WR, Browns - Benjamin hurt himself going up for a high catch and landing hard on his shoulder. He was ruled out for the second half and finished the day without a catch on 2 targets.

Kenny Stills, WR, Dolphins - Stills hurt his ankle against the Ravens on Sunday. He was held without a catch and ruled out after suffering the injury.

Inactives worth monitoring

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots - It’s tough to know what Gronk’s return to play scenario looks like but everything coming out of New England has suggested that he will miss week 14. The loss to the Eagles on Sunday however might push him to return on the early side of his recovery timetable as New England is playing for a top seed in the playoffs.

Andrew Luck, QB, Colts - Ian Rapaport reported on Sunday that Luck could be back for week 15 after talking with Colts owner Jim Irsay. He still has a ways to go in his recovery as he has not been cleared for contact but this would be huge for anyone looking for QB streaming help in the business end of the playoffs.

Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals - Eifert’s neck injury was first reported as a stinger. A “Stinger” is a bruise on the nerves of the neck that causes a loss of feeling or tingling in the extremities. A true stinger is something players can recover from in minutes or at most a few hours. The fact that Eifert got sent for an MRI, did not practice last week and was an inactive on Sunday should be a concern for anyone relying on him these next few weeks. If Eifert is not cleared this coming Wednesday we could be looking at a more severe injury requiring a several week layoff.