This week’s injury report is studded with fantasy stars. The running back was particularly affected: Dalvin Cook, D’Andre Swift and Melvin Gordon were all ruled out early. The Cardinals should bring the Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins tandem back onto the field. Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurts, two of the top scorers at their respective positions, are out.
Catch up on the latest injury news before Sunday’s games begin.
Goodbye teams: Browns, Packers, Titans, Panthers
Kyler Murray, Cardinals – QUESTIONABLE
Murray (ankle) is expected to return for the NFC-leading Cardinals against the Bears, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He last played in Week 8. Arizona is 2-1 without him.
Jalen hurts, eagles, OUT
It hurts (ankle) you can miss your first game of the season against the Jets, according to multiple reports. The team wants to see how Sunday feels before making final decisions. If Hurts is unable to go, alternate Gardner Minshew would start in his place.
Justin Fields, Bears – DOUBTFUL
Fields (ribs) is iffy against the Cardinals. He was out for the team’s Week 12 win against the Lions. Andy Dalton started in his place on Thanksgiving and will do so again on Sunday.
Daniel Jones, Giants, OUT
Jones (neck) has been discarded against the Dolphins and will miss his first game of the season. Backup Mike Glennon will start in Jones’ place.
Dalvin Cook, Vikings – OUT
Cook (shoulder) was discarded against the Lions. He was taken off the field in week 12 and will miss his third game of the season. Alexander Mattison will start in Cook’s place. The expectation is that Cook will miss at least two games, which would mean a Week 15 comeback against the Bears.
D’Andre Swift, Lions, OUT
Swift (shoulder) left the Week 12 game earlier and will not play the Vikings. This will be the first game of the season that Swift will miss. Jamaal Williams will start in his place.
Darrell Henderson Jr., Rams – QUESTIONABLE
Henderson (thigh) will be tested before the game against the Jaguars, though Schefter reported that the Rams are not optimistic about its availability. Only one game has been lost this season. Sony Michel is ready for a higher workload with or without Henderson.
Melvin Gordon, Broncos – OUT
Gordon (hip / shoulder) was discarded against the Chiefs and will miss his first game of the season. This opens the door for Javonte Williams, who the Broncos drafted in the second round, to take on most of the running backs’ work.
James Robinson, Jaguares: QUESTIONABLE
Robinson (heel, knee) plans to try playing the Rams, according to Schefter. Robinson has only missed one game so far this season.
Josh Jacobs, Raiders – QUESTIONABLE
Jacobs (ankle) is expected to play Washington, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Jacobs hasn’t missed a game since Week 3 and is coming off his best rushing outing of the season.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs: QUESTIONABLE
Edwards-Helaire (illness) is expected to play the Broncos, according to multiple reports. He made his comeback from a five-game absence in Week 11 and Kansas City was off last week.
JD McKissic, Washington football team – OUT
McKissic (concussion) was ruled out against the Raiders. Sunday will be his first lost game of the year.
Alex Collins, Seahawks (QUESTIONABLE)
Collins (midsection) remains questionable heading into Sunday against San Francisco. Seattle just signed veteran Adrian Peterson and he’s activating it outside the practice team. Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer are also questionable.
Boston Scott, Eagles – QUESTIONABLE
Scott (illness) is expected to play the Jets, according to Schefter. Jordan Howard is out.
Deebo Samuel, 49ers – OUT
Samuel (groin) was ruled out against the Seahawks. He has been used more as a running back than a catcher in recent weeks with great success.
DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals – QUESTIONABLE
Hopkins (hamstring) will play the Bears, according to Stacey Dales of NFL Network. He hasn’t played since Week 8. Arizona returns to its best pass receiver and quarterback after sustained absences.
Brandin Cooks, Texans – QUESTIONABLE
Cooks (illness) is expected to play the Colts, according to Schefter. Houston’s best wide receiver hasn’t missed a game this season.
Corey Davis, Jets – QUESTIONABLE
Davis (groin) is a decision at game time against the Eagles. He missed his third game of the season in Week 12.
Odell Beckham Jr., Rams – QUESTIONABLE
Beckham (hip) is expected to play the Jaguars, according to Rapoport. It should also be a bigger part of Los Angeles’ offense, according to the same report.
Allen Robinson, Bears – DOUBTFUL
Robinson (hamstring) continues to have doubts against the Cardinals. He hasn’t played since Week 9.
Kadarius Toney, Giants: Doubtful
Toney (oblique / quad) remains doubtful heading into Sunday against the Dolphins. He was out of Week 12, his third lost game of the season.
Sterling Shepard, Giants: Doubtful
Shepard (quads) still has doubts against the Dolphins. He last played in Week 8 and has only appeared in five games this season.
Darren Waller, Raiders, OUT
Waller (back / knee) was discarded against Washington. This is the second game that Las Vegas’s best option has missed this season. Foster Moreau will start in his place.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.