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Jay Devineni

A journalist by trade, Jay is in St. Louis and still a loyal Rams fan. He earned a Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and is a published sports writer.

SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 5 Injury Fallout

QB Mason Rudolph PIT

Rudolph left Sunday’s game against the Ravens with a head injury in the third quarter. He suffered the injury when he was scrambling to extend a play and took a hard hit from safety Earl Thomas. He laid on the ground virtually motionless before eventually being helped off the field by team staff.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 4 Injury Fallout

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Although there appears to be some optimism regarding Adams’ injury, it still seems there’s a strong possibility that he could miss a game or two. If that ends up being the case, then Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison would become bigger focal points of the offense, and Jimmy Graham would have an opportunity to build on his strong Week 4 performance.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 3 Injury Fallout

Taylon Smith DAL tackles Saquon Barkley NYG

We’ll have to wait for the MRI results before we know the severity of the sprain, but given the type of injury, you should expect Barkley to miss at least a few games. With Barkley likely sidelined for some period of time, third-year back Wayne Gallman will be the starter.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 2 Injury Fallout

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We’ll have to wait for Brees to meet with that hand specialist before we’ll know the extent of the injury, but his inability to return to the game certainly casts doubt on his future availability. If Brees is sidelined for any amount of time, then sixth-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be under center.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 1 Injury Fallout

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Tyreek Hill suffered the injury when he was tackled by cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment soon after. Kansas City’s chief athletic trainer stated that Hill injured a sternoclavicular joint (where the collarbone meets the sternum), and ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that Hill does not need surgery but will miss a few weeks.

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PRESEASON RECAP: Week 3 Standouts, Slip-Ups, and Sleepers

RB Sony Michel NEP

If there is any knock on Sony Michel in this game, it’s that he failed to score from the 1-yard line, and fullback James Develin scored on the next play -- a familiar sight for anyone who rostered Michel last year. Develin will most likely continue to vulture some touchdowns in the regular season, but you shouldn’t let that turn you off from Michel.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 16 Injury Fallout

LB Anthony Walker IND sacks QB Marcus Mariota TEN

Mariota left Saturday’s game against the Redskins with a stinger injury on his throwing arm in the second quarter. He was listed as questionable to return, but he did not re-enter the game. After the game, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that Mariota is “still being evaluated.”

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 13 Injury Fallout

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Olsen left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with a right foot injury in the second quarter. He limped off the field before being carted to the locker room, and he did not return to the game. After the game, Olsen indicated that he ruptured the plantar fascia in his foot.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 9 Injury Fallout

RB Chris Carson SEA

Carson left Sunday’s game against the Chargers with a hip injury. He was originally listed as doubtful to return, and he did not re-enter the game. In the post-game press conference, head coach Pete Carroll did not elaborate on the severity of the injury, but he confirmed that it was the same hip injury that Carson had been dealing with all week.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 8 Injury Fallout

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Kansas City has not yet given any other updates regarding Tyreek Hill’s injury, so we don’t know the seriousness of it at this point. If Hill is forced to miss Week 9 against Cleveland, then Sammy Watkins would become the team’s No. 1 receiver, with Chris Conley being the likely starter opposite him.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 7 Injury Fallout

RB Sony Michel NEP

The Patriots have not released any information about Michel’s injury, but his inability to put weight on his leg is certainly concerning. He also appeared to be in a lot of pain following the injury, so don’t be surprised if he is forced to miss significant time. That would be a big blow to the Patriots, who have already placed Rex Burkhead and Jeremy Hill on IR.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 6 Injury Fallout

Josh Bynes ARI and Cooper Kupp LAR

Kupp left Sunday’s game against the Broncos with a left knee injury in the second quarter. He suffered the injury when safety Darian Stewart dragged him down with a horse-collar tackle, causing his knee to bend awkwardly. After being carted to the locker room, Kupp briefly returned for the second half, but he was quickly removed from the game.

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RB ROUNDUP: Analyzing the Committees

RB Alex Collins BAL

Although they experienced a small resurgence last year, workhorse running backs are still a rarity in today’s game. Instead, most teams employ a committee approach, splitting the workload to keep their players fresh. While that strategy can be useful on ...

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 16 Injury Fallout

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It seems that this injury will bring an end to Murray’s frustrating and inefficient regular season, but the good news for Tennessee is that it has a capable backup in second-year running back Derrick Henry. The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner has averaged a solid 4.7 yards per carry this season, compared to just 3.6 yards per carry for Murray.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 15 Injury Fallout

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Brown’s injury came at an unfortunate time for fantasy owners, as they’ll now be without the league’s best wideout for the remainder of the fantasy playoffs. In Brown’s absence, second-round rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster and fourth-year receiver Martavis Bryant figure to be Ben Roethlisberger’s primary receiving weapons.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 13 Injury Fallout

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As of this writing, the Eagles have not yet stated that Ertz suffered a concussion, but given the severity of the hit, it seems likely that he is in the concussion protocol. If that’s the case, his future availability will obviously depend on how quickly he can clear the protocol.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 9 Injury Fallout

WR Dez Bryant DAL

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has described Bryant’s injury as a sprain, but he said the team is still waiting to learn more about the severity. Meanwhile, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News tweeted that Bryant doesn’t seem overly concerned about his ankle..

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