Week 4 Wednesday Injury Report
The NFL got back to work on Wednesday as all 32 teams hit the practice field. Let’s take a look at the key fantasy players who are currently battling the injury bug:
Steve Breaston, WR, Arizona Cardinals (knee): Breaston did not practice on Wednesday after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the week. He is expected to miss the next few games.
Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals (knee): Wells was held to limited reps in practice on Wednesday.
Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens (knee): Rice did not practice on Wednesday, but there are people with the Baltimore organization that feel he will be ready to go Sunday vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (ankle): Thomas was held of out practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury suffered in Week 3 vs. Atlanta. Chris Ivory is the backup and you should be looking for him on waivers right now.
Cedric Benson, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (knee): Benson did not practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland Browns (thigh): Harrison was held to limited reps in practice on Wednesday, but owners should realize that Peyton Hillis is the new top dog in Cleveland at the moment.
Jake Delhome, QB, Cleveland Browns (ankle): Delhomme once again missed practice on Wednesday. If this guy isn’t careful, he’s going to lose the starting job to Seneca Wallace.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver Broncos (hamstring): Moreno did not practice on Wednesday and there is a feeling that he will miss Sunday’s game at Tennessee. Nothing official yet, but owners are advised to start making preparations.
Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit Lions (turf toe): Best did not practice on Wednesday. He will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday’s showdown with the Green Bay Packers.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions (shoulder): Stafford did not practice on Wednesday, but he is expected to start throwing again this week.
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans (ankle): Johnson did not practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s matchup with the Oakland Raiders.
Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (hamstring): Daniels was held to limited reps in practice on Wednesday.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts (hamstring): Brown did not practice on Wednesday.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Indianapolis Colts (hamstring): Garcon did not practice on Wednesday.
Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis Rams (groin): Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. There is no official word as of yet regarding his status for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Mario Manningham, WR, New York Giants (concussion): Manningham did not practice on Wednesday due to a concussion he suffered last Sunday vs. the Tennessee Titans.
Fred Taylor, RB, New England Patriots (toe): Taylor did not practice on Wednesday. The law firm of BenJarvus Green-Ellis looks to be a solid waiver wire pickup this week.
Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers (ankle): Mathews was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and the word around the league is that he should be able to start this Sunday vs. the Arizona Cardinals.