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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 15 Injury Fallout

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire KCC

Le'Veon Bell no longer appears to have the burst that once made him an elite talent, but he still displays good patience and vision, which counts for something in this high-flying offense. If Edwards-Helaire is out, then you can consider Bell a solid top-20 option against the Falcons.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 12 Injury Fallout

RB Josh Jacobs OAK

If Josh Jacobs is forced to miss Week 13 against the New York Jets, Devontae Booker would be the next man up. Booker doesn’t quite have the athleticism and vision of Jacobs, but he has mimicked his power running style well this season, suggesting that he should be a solid fill-in.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 11 Injury Fallout

QB Joe Burrow CIN

This is a brutal end to a strong rookie season for Burrow, and his injury positions second-year quarterback Ryan Finley as Cincinnati’s starter for the remainder of the season. It’s certainly possible that Finley has improved in Year 2, but if his play on Sunday is any indication, the Cincinnati offense will be difficult to trust..

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 9 Injury Fallout

RB David Johnson and QB Deshaun Watson Houston Texans

David Johnson will now have to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol in order to play in Week 10 against the Browns, so keep an eye on his status as Sunday approaches. If he is unable to clear the protocol in time for that game, then Duke Johnson would be the team’s lead back.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 8 Injury Fallout

TE George Kittle SF

George Kittle left Sunday’s game against Seattle with a foot injury in the fourth quarter, and he did not return to the game. After the game, San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that X-rays revealed no broken bones and that Kittle will undergo an MRI on Monday.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 7 Injury Fallout

WR Odell Beckham CLE

Odell Beckham left Sunday’s game against the Bengals with a knee injury in the first quarter. He suffered the injury when he attempted to tackle a defender who intercepted Baker Mayfield’s pass, and he did not return to the game... Beckham will undergo an MRI on Monday.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 6 Injury Fallout

RB Raheem Mostert SF

We’ll have to wait for the team to update us on the injury, but for now, it appears that Mostert’s Week 7 status may be in question. If he is unable to play in that game against the Patriots, then Jerick McKinnon could become the team’s main back again, much like he was when Mostert was sidelined with a knee sprain.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 5 Injury Fallout

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This is a tough blow for the Cowboys and for Prescott, and the team will have to move forward with Andy Dalton under center. There’s no doubt that Dalton will be a significant downgrade from Prescott, but his nine years of starting experience make him a stable option for the team.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 2 Injury Fallout

RB Saquon Barkley NYG & CB Chidobe Awuzie DAL

Barkley left Sunday’s game against the Bears with a right knee injury in the second quarter. He appeared to suffer the injury when he bounced a run to the outside, and he had to be carted off the field. After the game, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reported that the injury is believed to be a torn ACL.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 1 Injury Fallout

RB Nyheim Hines IND

If the reports of a torn Achilles are true, then Marlon Mack is likely to be sidelined for the rest of the season. That would be a tough blow to the Colts running game, but it would open up more work for rookie Jonathan Taylor and third-year pass-catching specialist Nyheim Hines.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 15 Injury Fallout

RB Dalvin Cook MIN and LB Adarius Taylor TB

At this point, it’s unclear if Cook’s injury is severe enough to sideline him in Week 16, so you should keep your eyes open for an update from the Vikings. If Cook is unable to play, then rookie Alexander Mattison would normally be the starter, but Mattison’s availability is also up in the air due to an ankle injury that kept him out on Sunday.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 13 Injury Fallout

RB Kalen Ballage MIA

Ballage left Sunday’s game against the Eagles with a left leg injury in the second quarter. It appeared to be a non-contact injury, and he had to be taken to the locker room on a cart. He was officially listed as questionable to return, but he did not re-enter the game.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 12 Injury Fallout

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We don’t know the severity of Julio Jones’ injury at the moment, but his ability to return to the game suggests that it’s not very serious. Still, the Falcons have a quick turnaround to play the Saints on Thanksgiving evening, so it’s worth keeping an eye on Jones’ status.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 11 Injury Fallout

RB Marlon Mack IND

Marlon Mack left Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with a right hand injury in the third quarter. He did not return to the game. After the game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Mack fractured his hand and that he will have scans to determine if surgery is necessary.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 9 Injury Fallout

QB Jacoby Brissett IND

We’ll have to wait for more information before we’ll know if Jacoby Brissett’s injury will sideline him for future games, but his inability to return against the Steelers suggests that his availability for Week 10 is in question. If Brissett is unable to play, then 11th-year veteran Brian Hoyer will get the start against the Dolphins.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 8 Injury Fallout

RB Chase Edmonds ARI

Chase Edmonds left Sunday’s game against the Saints with a hamstring injury in the third quarter. He suffered the injury when he got hit by a defender during a blitz pickup. He jogged off the field under his own power, but he appeared to be limping on the sideline and did not return to the game.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 7 Injury Fallout

RB Kerryon Johnson DET

We’ll have to wait for Matt Patricia’s update to get a sense of Kerryon Johnson’s future availability, but it is concerning that he was unable to return to the game. If Johnson is sidelined for Week 8, then sixth-round rookie Ty Johnson would most likely get the start, although fourth-year back J.D. McKissic would also get significant snaps.

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SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: Week 6 Injury Fallout

WR Amari Cooper DAL & CB Josh Norman WAS

We don’t know the severity of Amari Cooper’s injury at this point, but his inability to return to the game warrants some concern. In addition, Cooper was listed on the injury report last week with a quad issue, so it’s likely that he aggravated that same injury.

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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

WR_Tyreek_Hill_KCC_2

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

TE_Greg_Olsen_CAR_1

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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