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Injury Outlooks for Patriots Sony Michel, Jaguars Leonard Fournette and More

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Inside Injuries November 10, 2018 2:38AM EDT

In-Depth Week 10 Injury Outlooks from insideinjuries.com

Chris Carson RB, Seahawks: hip and thigh injuries

By continuing to play through his injuries, Chris Carson is only going to make them worse. Carson’s hip injury has been a problem since Week 2, and his new thigh injury is likely an overcompensation issue related to the hip injury that popped up again ahead of week 9. The Seahawks are labeling Carson as a game-time decision, so putting him in lineups this week is an extremely risky move. Carson didn’t practice at all this week due to soreness, and his Below Average Health Performance Factor (45%) suggests he won’t perform well. Look elsewhere for an RB until he proves his injuries are behind him.

Sammy Watkins WR, Chiefs: foot injury

Watkins’ Week 10 availability is looking slightly better after he returned to practice on Friday. He did not practice at all on Wednesday or Thursday. Watkins suffered a foot injury in the 4th quarter of last Sunday’s game, and an MRI revealed no structural damage. The good news is that Watkins’ foot injury isn’t to the same foot that he’s now had two surgeries on to correct a Jones fracture. Unfortunately, his High Injury Risk is still a concern, and his Below Average Health Performance Factor (45%) means he won’t perform near his normal level if he plays on Sunday.

Randall Cobb WR, Packers: hamstring strain

Mid-week downgrades are never a good sign, and that’s exactly what happened to Randall Cobb this week. He was a full participant on Wednesday at practice but was only a limited participant on Thursday. Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that the downgrade was due to the lingering hamstring injury Cobb has been dealing with since week 3, suggesting Cobb suffered a setback. Hamstring strains are highly recurrent, so it’s not surprising Cobb aggravated the injury while trying to play through it. Cobb should not be considered healthy for Week 10. He has been a High Injury Risk all season, and that isn’t going to improve any time soon, making him a very risky fantasy play every week.

Jordan Reed TE, Redskins: back injury

Reed is one of the most injured tight-ends in football, but he’s been able to stay relatively healthy this season. Until now. He was limited last week at practice with a neck injury, and though the he played through it on Sunday, he’s on the injury report this week with a back injury. The two injuries are likely related. Reed was able to get in two limited sessions this week, suggesting it’s not a severe injury. Reed started the season with an Elevated Injury Risk, so we knew it was just a matter of time before he popped up on the injury report. This is his first time dealing with a back injury though, and we are calculating a 1-2 week Optimal Recovery Time.

Sony Michel RB, Patriots: knee injury

Michel has been a limited participant at practice this week as he looks to return from a knee injury on Sunday. He will reach his 4 week Optimal Recovery Time before kickoff, but his Injury Risk remains a concern given his history with knee injuries. He isn’t out of the woods just yet.

Rob Gronkowski TE, Patriots: back and ankle injuries

Gronk’s Week 10 availability is truly up in the air as he remained limited in practice this week. He missed practice all of last week before being ruled out for Week 9, so this is a slight upgrade. While Gronk’s ankle issue is certainly something to watch, his back injury is what has us most concerned. The veteran tight end has undergone multiple back surgeries, and he could be dealing with another herniated disc or even a small fracture. The Patriots have been tight-lipped about the details of the injury, but we did hear he’s suffering from intense spasms at times. It’s hard to say that Gronk isn’t worth a start, but his Elevated Injury Risk is a concern.

Marlon Mack RB, Colts: foot injury

After missing a chunk of time at the start of the season to a hamstring strain, Mack popped up on the injury report in Week 8 with an ankle injury. He played through the injury but had the Week 9 bye to rest. Unfortunately, it looks like he’s still not 100%. Mack has been limited in practice this week with a foot injury, which is likely related to the ankle injury he dealt with before the bye. Mack has lacked durability this season, but he’s performed well when he is on the field, even at less than 100%. With already three lower body injuries under his belt this season, Mack goes into Week 10 a High Injury Risk if he plays. His Below Average Health Performance Factor suggests his injuries will affect his play. Consider him a high risk/high reward play in week 10.

Doug Baldwin WR, Seahawks: groin injury

Baldwin has been battling a knee injury for most of the season, but he popped up on the injury report with a new injury this week. It’s not clear when Baldwin sustained the groin injury, but a DNP on Wednesday suggests it’s not just a tweak. Baldwin returned to practice as a limited participant on Thursday, suggesting he could still play this weekend. Given Baldwin’s recent troubles with lower body injuries, he’s currently at a High Injury Risk. His Below Average Health Performance Factor means his injury will affect him if he plays in Week 10. Groin injuries are also easily aggravated, so this is something to keep an eye on. It will affect everything from cutting to accelerating to jumping.

Leonard Fournette RB, Jaguars: hamstring strain

Even though Fournette was removed from the final injury report, we still think this is an extremely important injury to monitor as he hasn’t played in 6 weeks. Fournette practiced in full this week without experiencing any setbacks, which is a great sign. Given the fact that he’s already aggravated the injury at least once, it’s safe to say that Fournette is still at risk (18%) of suffering a setback in Week 10. He’s reached his Optimal Recovery Time and returned to Peak Health, which means he should be able to play well (barring a setback).

Sam Darnold QB, Jets: right foot sprain

Sam Darnold is considered doubtful for Week 10 as he recovers from a “significant” right foot sprain. He was in a boot earlier this week, and there is really no reason he should be on the field this weekend. It’s possible the Jets throw him in there if Josh McCown fails miserably, but that would be putting Darnold at serious risk.

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