A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction and, most importantly, start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.
Each week, I will review the positional players’ injuries from Thursday's and Sunday’s games. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.
Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions
Houston Texans: N/A
Detroit Lions: N/A
Washington Football Team: N/A
Dallas Cowboys: N/A
Miami Dolphins: N/A
New York Jets: N/A
Arizona Cardinals: N/A
New England Patriots: N/A
WR D.J. Moore, PFF Week 12 Consensus Rank: WR15 — Ankle injury
Moore hurt his right ankle toward the end of the game when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw a ball behind him in the endzone. Moore planted and took off on his right foot but did not allow himself to land on it. I do not think it is an Achilles injury. I believe he suffered a calf strain or a lateral ankle sprain.
The Panthers have a Week 13 bye, so we probably won’t hear an update for some time. I expect Moore to miss several weeks, but I do not believe it is a serious injury.
QB Teddy Bridgewater, PFF Week 12 Consensus Rank: QB15 — Arm/Shoulder injury
Bridgewater appeared to leave the game late with an arm/shoulder injury. He ran off the field letting his arm hang. It is unclear what the specific injury is, and he might just be dealing with a stinger. I believe he will be ready to go after the Panthers' Week 13 bye.
Minnesota Vikings: N/A
Cleveland Browns: N/A
Jacksonville Jaguars: N/A
Tennessee Titans: N/A
Indianapolis Colts: N/A
New York Giants:
QB Daniel Jones, PFF Week 12 Consensus Rank: QB14 — Hamstring injury
Jones injured his hamstring in the third quarter. I believe he suffered a Grade I or Grade II hamstring strain. Grade I strain return-to-play timeline is one to two weeks and a Grade II strain is three to six weeks. If he comes back too soon it will limit his running ability.
Cincinnati Bengals: N/A
Los Angeles Chargers: N/A
Buffalo Bills: N/A
Las Vegas Raiders:
RB Josh Jacobs, PFF Week 12 Consensus Rank: RB6 — Ankle injury
Jacobs injured his ankle in the third quarter. I believe he suffered a high ankle sprain. The return-to-play timeline is anywhere from no time missed to three-plus weeks. The problem is that the injury makes it tough for players to change direction effectively. More information should come out over the next day or two.
Atlanta Falcons: N/A
New Orleans Saints: N/A
RB Phillip Lindsay, PFF Week 12 Consensus Rank: RB45 — Knee injury
Lindsay injured his knee in the third quarter. I believe he suffered a mild MCL sprain or meniscus injury. I expect him to miss some time.
Kansas City Chiefs: N/A
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: N/A
Chicago Bears: N/A
Green Bay Packers: N/A
Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.