NFL Week 8 Injury Updates: Who’s In and Who’s Out – Explained!

James Conner will miss his third straight recreation, which provides Eno Benjamin one other alternative to provide.

Fantasy managers who’ve thrived the final two weeks due to huge video games from Bengals vast receiver Ja’Marr Chase have been surprised to study this week that the second-yr professional will miss 4-6 weeks with a hip harm. Some harm information is greater than others, however all harm information is important when it comes time to set your fantasy lineups. Even defensive accidents can have an effect on the panorama in case you’ve received offensive gamers who’re dealing with these harm-hit defenses.

Here’s a more in-depth have a look at who’s in and who’s out for Week 8. 


Kliff Kingsbury has already dominated working again James Conner out with a ribs harm, signaling the previous Steelers ball-provider would miss his third consecutive recreation. It’s Eno Benjamin time as soon as once more, as he’s impressed on most of his alternatives allotted to him to this point. LB Dennis Gardeck, C Rodney Hudson and G Max Garcia have been dominated out as properly on Friday. — Donnie Druin

All Cardinals


The Ravens beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-22 on Thursday evening. Defensive finish Calais Campbell was the one Baltimore participant that was dominated out for the sport. However, tight finish Mark Andrews (shoulder), vast receiver Rashod Bateman (foot) and working again Gus Edwards (leg) left the sport with accidents. — Todd Karpovich

Raven Country


The Browns host the Bengals on Monday evening, however as of Friday, nook Denzel Ward and tight finish Pharaoh Brown stay in concussion protocol, unlikely to play. Tight finish David Njoku is looking himself daily whereas the group is looking him week to week. With the bye subsequent week, he’s unlikely to play. Guard Wyatt Teller was not at apply Friday and has but to apply since sustaining a calf harm so he’s possible out one other week. Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is coping with a knee harm and was out of Friday’s apply which places his standing questionable at greatest, however he’s trending in the direction of being out this week as properly. — Pete Smith

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The Packers are going to have to attain a bunch of factors to upset the Bills. How will they do it with Allen Lazard (shoulder) inactive and Randall Cobb (ankle) on injured reserve? Those are the 2 gamers that quarterback Aaron Rodgers trusts. To get the upset, it’s going to take huge video games from Sammy Watkins in his return to Buffalo and rookie Christian Watson in his return to the lineup. Watkins on Friday mentioned an upset win would propel the Packers into the second half of the season. — Bill Huber

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After weeks of getting a number of starters listed as questionable, the Jaguars are comparatively wholesome heading into their London matchup towards the Broncos. Starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin was positioned on injured reserve this week with a again harm, however receiver/returner Jamal Agnew was in a position to a minimum of be a restricted participant on this week’s practices. Agnew doesn’t carve out a big position of the offense when he does play, but when he’s unable to play Sunday then that possible means the offense’s designed screens and trick performs could have Travis Etienne on the heart of them . — John Shipley

Jaguar Report


The Las Vegas Raiders entered this contest the healthiest they’ve been all season. They rank third in offense within the NFL and now have the complete complement of gamers out there. Only two vital accidents might influence the sport, and these are two defensive backups in DE Tashawn Bower and LB Divine Deablo. While the Raiders have been driving excessive on the legs of Josh Jacobs, they anticipate the Saints to stack the field. If you’re a fantasy participant, ensure you are taking part in Derek Carr and Davante Adams if in case you have them, and at all times play Daniel Carlson and Josh Jacobs. — Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr.

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Tight finish Daniel Bellinger (eye) might be out indefinitely after an unintentional poke within the face in the course of the Giants’ Week 7 win over the Jaguars left the rookie with a damaged orbital bone and septum that can want surgical procedure. For the Giants, the problem might be changing what Bellinger dropped at the offense. Bellinger, who has been a stable run blocker, has accounted for 12.6% of the Giants’ receptions this yr and 12.4percentof the receiving yards, his 94.1 reception share being second amongst tight ends (34 whole) with a minimum of 15 catches this season, and his 143.1 reception ranking being third amongst that very same group. The Giants have Christ Myarick and Tanner Hudson on their 53-man roster and Lawrence Cager and Andre Miller on the apply squad, and are anticipated to look towards that group to assist fill the void Bellinger has left behind. — Patricia Traina

Giants Country


The Eagles have emerged from their bye absolutely wholesome, with no one having any harm designation for Sunday’s recreation towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. DE Brandon Graham had a hamstring harm that restricted him in apply in the course of the week, however he mentioned he was held out for precautionary causes in an effort to make certain he would make it to the sport wholesome. QB Jalen Hurts was restricted in Friday’s apply for private causes. RT Lane Johnson (concussion), RG Isaac Seumalo (ankle), and particular teamer Josh Jobe (shoulder) have been all full contributors on Friday. — Ed Kracz

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The Steelers’ largest harm comes as a late-week addition. Kicker Chris Boswell is listed as questionable after aggravating a groin harm from every week in the past. He didn’t apply on Friday and the group is now on the lookout for a alternative for Week 8 towards the Philadelphia Eagles. Losing a kicker is hard, however the NFL’s second-highest paid kicker and a rock for Pittsburgh is even harder. Other than Boswell, Larry Ogunjobi (knee) and Levi Wallace (shoulder) are each out in Philly. The Steelers did get Ahkello Witherspoon again for the primary time since his hamstring harm in Week 3, which can reduce the blow of dropping Wallace. Ogunjobi has been a power on the line of defense, although, and goes to be troublesome to switch with names like Isaiahh Loudermilk.

There’s some expectation T.J. Watt may very well be activated for the sport. Nothing confirmed but, however actually a significant improve to the protection, even when he solely performed 15-20 snaps. — Noah Strackbein

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