Point Impact for Injured/Suspended Players

Injury roundup – Analyzing the point impact of players on the injury report.

Injuries are part of football. As such, each week we will review the notable injuries around the NFL and analyze the point impact these players would have on their teams if they missed games.

The point impact is the net point difference without the injured player on his team relative to the backup. A negative numbers indicates a player that a team will want to get healthy and back on the field. A positive number means a team is better off with the player not active.

Injury Roundup

Tony Romo will be without his favorite target for at least the next four to six weeks. Dez Bryant broke a bone in his foot against the Giants in Week 1. The Pro Bowl receiver is worth more than a point per game to the Cowboys.

Cardinals' running back Andre Ellington suffered a knee injury against the Saints. The oft-injured back is expected to miss a few weeks. Good news for Arizona, there is no difference between Ellington and the other backs on the roster.

Le'Veon Bell is not hurt but he does have one of the biggest (non-quarterback) point impacts in the NFL. Pittsburgh's offense will be expected to score 1.94 points per game more when the All-Pro returns to the lineup from suspension.

Quarterbacks have the biggest point impact of any position in football. The difference between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo is nearly nine points per game. Of course not all play callers mean that much to their team. Oakland would be better off if Derek Carr missed a game because of his hand injury and while Cleveland would be worse off with Josh McCown out of the lineup, that is more an indictment of Johnny Manziel than an endorsement for McCown.

Point Impact

Andre Ellington Arizona Negligible
Terrell Suggs Baltimore -0.38
Josh McCown Cleveland -1.85
Dez Bryant Dallas -1.03
Arian Foster Houston -1.60
TY Hilton Indianapolis -0.22
Victor Cruz NY Giants Negligible
Derek Carr Oakland +0.13
Le'Veon Bell Pittsburgh -1.94
Mike Evans Tampa Bay -0.66
DeSean Jackson Washington -0.17

Upcoming Games

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis +3 -115

Tennessee -3 -115

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +7.5 -107

Kansas City -7.5 -107

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Washington +7 -102

Buffalo -7 -102

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Chicago +8.5 -107

Cleveland -8.5 -107

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +2.5 -107

NY Giants -2.5 -107

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +6.5 -107

Pittsburgh -6.5 -107

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -7.5 -110

Detroit +7.5 -110

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans +3 -110

New England -3 -110

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Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -6 -110

Jacksonville +6 -110

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Sep 26th, 4:05 PM

Miami +1 -107

Las Vegas -1 -107

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Sep 26th, 4:05 PM

NY Jets +7.5 -107

Denver -7.5 -107

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Sep 26th, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay +2.5 -110

LA Rams -2.5 -110

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Sep 26th, 4:25 PM

Seattle -2.5 -107

Minnesota +2.5 -107

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Sep 26th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3 -107

San Francisco -3 -107

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Sep 27th, 8:15 PM

Philadelphia +3.5 -110

Dallas -3.5 -110

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Sep 30th, 8:20 PM

Jacksonville +0.5 -116

Cincinnati -0.5 -116

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Detroit +6 -110

Chicago -6 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Carolina +5.5 -110

Dallas -5.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

NY Giants +6.5 -110

New Orleans -6.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -1 -110

Minnesota +1 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Houston +16.5 -110

Buffalo -16.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Tennessee -6.5 -110

NY Jets +6.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Kansas City -6.5 -110

Philadelphia +6.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis +2.5 -110

Miami -2.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 1:00 PM

Washington -1 -110

Atlanta +1 -110

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Oct 3rd, 4:05 PM

Seattle +3.5 -110

San Francisco -3.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 4:05 PM

Arizona +6 -110

LA Rams -6 -110

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Oct 3rd, 4:25 PM

Baltimore -1.5 -110

Denver +1.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 4:25 PM

Pittsburgh +6.5 -110

Green Bay -6.5 -110

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Oct 3rd, 8:20 PM

Tampa Bay -3.5 -123

New England +3.5 -123

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