Week 1 Final Injury Report
OUT: Definitely will not play.
DOUBTFUL: At least 75% chance will not play.
QUESTIONABLE: 50-50 chance will not play.
PROBABLE: Virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty.
Here’s the rundown of the key players listed on Friday’s injury report:
Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals (knee, QUESTIONABLE): Wells missed all three practices this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at St. Louis. Owners are advised to go in a different direction. Even if he plays, Wells will see limited action with Tim Hightower handling the workload.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals (knee, PROBABLE): Fitz was a full participant in practice all week and is expected to start Sunday at St. Louis. Owners should have the Pro Bowl wideout in the starting lineup.
Laurence Maroney, RB, New England Patriots (thigh, QUESTIONABLE): Maroney didn’t practice on Wednesday and was held to limited reps on both Thursday and Friday. Owners should leave him on the bench Sunday vs. Cincinnati. New England has plenty of running backs that will share the backfield responsibilities.
D’Qwell Jackson, LB, Cleveland Browns (chest, OUT): Jackson will not play this Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver Broncos (hamstring, PROBABLE): Good news for Moreno owners as the second-year running back was a full participant in practice all week. He is expected to start Sunday at Jacksonville. You can feel pretty comfortable about putting Moreno in your starting lineup.
Louis Delmas, S, Detroit Lions (groin, QUESTIONABLE): The second-year safety did not practice on Wednesday and was held to limited reps on Thursday and Friday. He’s a big part of the Detroit defense, but owners are advised to look elsewhere. Even if he plays, Delmas won’t be operating at 100%.
Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (knee, PROBABLE): Daniels was held to limited reps in practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Owners should still exercise extreme caution. Head coach Gary Kubiak said he plans to put Daniels on a “snap count,” meaning his reps will be limited.
Steve Slaton, RB, Houston Texans (toe, PROBABLE): Slaton was a full participant in practice all week and is expected to see action Sunday vs. Indianapolis. However, fantasy owners are still advised to leave him on the bench. Arian Foster will be handling the majority of the workload.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Miami Dolphins (ankle, PROBABLE): Marshall was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday. Owners shouldn’t hesitate to have him in the starting lineup this weekend when the Dolphins travel to Buffalo.
Michael Bush, RB, Oakland Raiders (thumb, QUESTIONABLE): Bush was held out of practice on Thursday, but took limited reps on both Wednesday and Friday. While there is a chance he could play on Sunday at Tennessee, owners should leave him on the bench. Darren McFadden will handle the bulk of the workload.
Donovan McNabb, QB, Washington Redskins (ankle, QUESTIONABLE): McNabb was a full participant in practice all week, but is still listed as questionable for Sunday night vs. Dallas. We expect to see him in the starting lineup, but fantasy owners should look for a better option. This is not a good matchup for McNabb.
Calvin Pace, LB, New York Jets (foot, OUT): Pace will not play on Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
Shawne Merriman, LB, San Diego Chargers (Achilles, PROBABLE): Merriman took limited reps in practice on both Thursday and Friday and should see the field Monday night at Kansas City.