Week 4 of the NFL kicked off on Thursday night with an exhilarating game between a pair of cellar-dwelling teams. With an eye toward Sunday, here’s a look at every team’s injury report for this weekend as well as the key players currently listed on the Injured Reserve:

Baltimore Ravens at Washington Football Team, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
L.J. Fort
LB Thigh LP LP LP Questionable
Anthony Levine Sr.
DB/LB Abdomen LP DNP LP Questionable
Jimmy Smith
CB Knee LP LP DNP Questionable
Ronnie Stanley
T Shoulder LP DNP DNP Questionable
Derek Wolfe
DE Elbow LP DNP LP Questionable
Justice Hill
RB Thigh FP FP FP Questionable
Justin Madubuike
DT Knee FP LP LP Questionable
Chris Moore
WR/RS Finger FP LP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: CB Tavon Young, knee.

  • The two key injuries come in the way of star LT Ronnie Stanley and CB Jimmy Smith. Stanley has been graded as the #1 pass blocking Tackle for two straight years and has not allowed a sack since 2018. Veteran D.J. Fluker would take over if Stanley can’t go and is a big downgrade. He has already allowed more sacks (1) on 12 pass block snaps than Stanley has allowed in the last 19 games. Fluker has allowed 6 sacks and a 5% pressure rate in the last two seasons. His pass block grade last season was a medicore 62.2.
  • Jimmy Smith has long been a staple in the Ravens secondary. He allowed a 62.8 QB rating and only 49% of targets to be caught while in coverage last season. The Ravens are in good hands with Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters in the secondary.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cole Holcomb
Ryan Anderson
DE Ankle DNP FP FP Questionable
Steven Sims Jr.
Dontrelle Inman
WR Wrist DNP FP FP (-)
Chase Young
Morgan Moses
T Hip DNP LP FP Questionable
Bryce Love
RB Knee DNP Out
Terry McLaurin
WR Thigh LP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DT Matt Ioannidis, biceps; G Brandon Scherff, knee.

  • The Washington Football team’s biggest strength coming into the season was a deep defensive line. That line depth took a hit with #1 pick Chase Young out Sunday and Matt Ioannidis out for the season. The good news is that Washington still has good talent with Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat as the starting DEs. Kerrigan has a 12% pressure rate with Young at 11%.
  • WR Steven Sims out for Sunday depletes an already poor position group. Expect to see more of veteran Dontrelle Inman, who caught 2 TDs on 6 targets last week.

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Budda Baker
Chris Banjo
S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
DeAndre Hopkins
WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Devon Kennard
OLB Calf DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Zach Allen
DE Knee LP FP FP (-)
Mason Cole
OL Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Dennis Gardeck
OLB Foot LP LP LP Questionable
Christian Kirk
WR Groin LP LP LP Questionable
Tanner Vallejo
ILB Illness (-) DNP FP Questionable
Dre Kirkpatrick
CB Head (-) LP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DB Jalen Thompson, ankle; DB Robert Alford, pectoral; TE Maxx Williams, ankle.

  • The Cardinals had been one of the healthiest teams in the NFL but heading into week 4 they are decimated. WR Deandre Hopkins hsan’t practiced this week and seems extremely doubtful. When you also consider Christian Kirk has also been declared out, the Cardinals will have to rely on diminutive speedster Andy Isabella and the ever reliable Larry Fitzgerald. Look for a more ball control gameplan if Hopkins is declared out with Arizona going up against a bad run defense in Carolina.
  • You normally would think the potential loss of Hopkins would be the Cards biggest worry but that already mediocre defense is absolutely in shambles. Starters Devon Kennard (OLB), Dre Kirkpatrick (CB) Budda Baker (FS) and Chris Banjo (SS) have been ruled out. Kennard leads the team in pressures with 9 and will be replaced by the 2nd leading pressure man in Haasan Reddick. Kirkpatrick has allowed the lowest QB rating on the team, ranks 44th among CBs this season and is 6th best in run defense grade among CBs. However, he is graded out as one of the worst CBs in the NFL this season from a pass coverage grade. Nickel CB Byron Murphy will step in opposite of Patrick Peterson. Murphy has the highest coverage grade among Arizona CBs but has allowed the 3rd highest yards after the catch per reception among all NFL CBs. Who fills in as the #3 CB role is a bit of a mystery and is important as the Panthers play 1-1 personnel 60% of the time. Guys listed on the depth chart include 5th year player Kevin Peterson who has never played a defensive snap and runs a 4.66 40 and journeyman Curtis Riley who mainly plays Safety but on occasion has played outside corner. Riley allowed a 145.8 QB rating last year with a 22.4 yards per reception and 2 TDs on only 8 targets in coverage. Now lets get to the safety position where the Cards are without both starting safeties. Baker is a stud who leads the team in tackles, is #1 among all NFL Safeties in tackles and is 11th in run defense grade among all Safeties. Last season his 120 tackles led the team by 15 tackles, was first among all NFL Safeties, ranked 7th in run defense grade and #4 in pressures among all Safeties. He’s a gigantic loss for Arizona. Banjo is currently graded as the #2 best defensive player on Arizona, #1 in tackling grade and #2 in pass coverage grade. Banjo is the 3rd leading tackler on Arizona. Backups at Safety include 2nd year man Deionte Thompson and 4th year journeyman Charles Washington who has played a grand total of 101 snaps in his career. In his only real action, in 2017, he allowed 5 receptions on 5 targets for 87 yards including 58 yac. Thompson has defensive grades of 49.6 and 50.9 in his two seasons so far.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Yetur Gross-Matos
DE Illness DNP DNP LP (-)
Russell Okung
T Groin DNP LP LP Questionable
Jeremy Chinn
S Hip LP LP LP (-)
Dennis Daley
G Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Donte Jackson
CB Toe LP FP FP (-)
Kawann Short
DT Foot LP FP FP (-)
Adarius Taylor
LB Hip LP LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Eli Apple, ankle; RB Christian McCaffrey, ankle.

  • LT Russell Okung is by far the most important injury on the Panthers list. He easily grades out as their best lineman and has allowed only 1 sack this season. If he can’t go Trent Scott and Greg Little are the backups. They’ve allowed a combined 4 pressures on only 31 dropbacks. Little graded out as one of the worst tackles in the NFL last season.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
DJ Chark Jr.
WR Chest/Back LP LP FP (-)
Quincy Williams
LB Core Muscle Injury LP LP LP Out/Moved to IR
Stephen Hauschka
K Right Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
Brandon Linder

Injured Reserve: LB Leon Jacobs, knee; K Josh Lambo, hip; TE Josh Oliver, foot; S Jarrod Wilson, hamstring.

  • The Jags OL will take a hit with Center Brandon Lindner out. Lindner has been fantastic not allowing a single pressure on 57 pass blocking snaps. Lindner also grades out as the 15th best run blocking Center in the NFL. The backup Center is 7 year veteran Tyler Shatley who has over 1,000 snaps in his career at Center with a 4.2% pressure rate and run block grades of 56, 53 and 49 in years he played significant snaps.
  • The good news for the Jags is that starting WR D.J. Chark will play this week. This comes at a good time after last week’s poor offensive performance against Miami.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mackensie Alexander
CB Ribs/Hamstring DNP LP DNP Doubtful
Logan Wilson
LB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Geno Atkins
DT Shoulder LP LP LP Out
Joe Mixon
RB Chest (-) (-) (-) Questionable
Michael Jordan
G Knee LP LP FP (-)
Mike Daniels
DT Elbow DNP LP DNP (-)
Darius Phillips
CB Knee LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: G Xavier Su’a-Filo, ankle; CB Trae Waynes, pectoral.

  • The Bengals will continue to be without starting DL Geno Atkins and potentially DT Mike Daniels again this week. After getting shredded by the Browns two headed RB monster two weeks ago, they held their own against Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, allowing 4.5 yards per carry. Christian Covington will continue to start up the middle with D.J. Reader.
  • Nickel CB Mackensie Alexander is doubtful for Sunday. He has struggled this year, allowing 12 of 14 targets to be caught for 138 yards and 1 TD. He has allowed a 131.5 QB rating. Five-year veteran CB LeShaun Sims will fill in and he hasn’t been a good CB historically. He has never produced a coverage grade above 64 and last year allowed 20 of 28 targets to be caught for 242 yards and 2 TDs.

New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions, 1:00 PM

New Orleans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Andrus Peat
Jared Cook
Janoris Jenkins
CB Shoulder DNP LP DNP Out
Marcus Davenport
DE Elbow/Toe LP DNP DNP Out
Marshon Lattimore
CB Hamstring LP DNP DNP Out
Michael Thomas
WR Ankle LP LP LP Out
Chase Hansen
LB Hip LP LP LP Questionable

PUP: LB Kiko Alonso, knee.

  • The Saints injury report is bad on both sides of the ball. They will be without Guard Andrus Peat who hasn’t played very well the last two seasons. Replacing him looks to be veteran Nick Easton who has graded out as the 51st best Guard on the season by PFF.
  • Outside of Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook as been Drew Brees’ most reliable target on the season. Cook is out and will be replaced by veteran Josh Hill and rookie Adam Trautman from Dayton. With Michael Thomas out again this week and Brees’ refusal, or inability, to throw the ball down the field, the Saints will most likely rely on running the football against the 29th ranked DVOA run defense in the Lions.
  • The biggest blow for the Saints this week comes in the way of multiple defensive starter injuries. Starting CBs Janoris Jenkins and Marshon Lattimore are both out. Lattimore has uncharacteristically struggled this year, allowing 10 receptions on 12 targets for 155 yards and 2 TDs. He ranks dead last in the NFL in QB rating allowed in coverage at 158. Jenkins has been better, allowing 13 receptions on 22 targets while in coverage for 138 yards and 0 TDs. His QB rating allowed in coverage of 58.5 ranks 11th best in the NFL. Lattimore and Jenkins have committed 5 of the Saints’ league leading 8 defensive PI penalties. Expect to see Patrick Robinson and P.J. Williams outside with Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in the slot. Williams is in year 5 and he’s been one of the worst coverage CBs during this stretch, allowing 68.5% completions with 13.1 yards/rec, 16 TDs, 4 INTs and a QB rating allowed in coverage of 112.3. He has recorded three straight sub 48.0 PFF coverage grade seasons. Robinson, in his 10th year, has been a decent part time player with the Saints but has allowed 22 receptions on 31 targets for 249 yards and 1 TD since 2018.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
C.J. Moore
Hunter Bryant
TE Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Da’Shawn Hand
DL Chest LP LP LP Questionable
Darryl Roberts
CB Hip (-) LP LP Questionable
Desmond Trufant
CB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: FB Nick Bawden, undisclosed; CB Justin Coleman, hamstring.

  • The Lions have been getting healthier at the right time. Both CBs Desmond Trufant and Daryl Roberts have missed action and are listed as Questionable. Getting one or both back will help a beleaguered Lions secondary that was torched by Mitch Trubisky and Aaron Rodgers to start the season.

Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cameron Dantzler
CB Rib LP LP FP (-)
Mike Hughes
Kris Boyd
CB Hamstring DNP LP LP Doubtful
Oli Udoh
T Finger (-) LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: LB Anthony Barr, pectoral; DE Danielle Hunter, neck.

PUP: LB Ben Gedeon, undisclosed.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Charles Omenihu
DE Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Zach Cunningham
ILB Groin LP LP FP (-)
Cullen Gillaspia
FB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
P.J. Hall
DT Groin LP LP FP (-)
Duke Johnson
RB Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Peter Kalambayi
ILB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
CB Illnes (-) LP FP (-)
Will Fuller V
WR Hamstring (-) LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: S AJ Moore, hamstring; CB Gareon Conley, ankle.

Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Duane Brown
T Knee DNP LP LP (-)
Benson Mayowa
DE Groin DNP LP FP (-)
Poona Ford
DT Groin DNP LP FP (-)
Jamal Adams
Quinton Dunbar
Jordyn Brooks
Chris Carson
RB Knee LP LP FP Questionable
Will Dissly
TE Achilles LP FP FP (-)
Shaquill Griffin
CB Shoulder LP LP FP Questionable
Neiko Thorpe
CB Hip LP DNP DNP Questionable
Lano Hill
SS Back LP DNP DNP Questionable
Carlos Hyde
RB Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Damien Lewis
G Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Ethan Pocic
C/G Ankle/Knee LP FP FP (-)
Mike Iupati
G Knee LP LP FP (-)
Cody Barton
LB Quadriceps FP LP LP (-)
Jamarco Jones
T Elbow FP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: DE Rasheem Green, neck; DB Marquise Blair, knee; LB Bruce Irvin, knee; WR Phillip Dorsett, foot; G Phil Haynes, undisclosed.

  • Seattle’s injury report is littered with guys, especially the secondary. Star Safety Jamal Adams is out and his loss will be felt on this Seattle defense. Not only is Adams #1 among all Safeties in run defense grade but he has three more pressures than any other Safety in the NFL this year. Four year veteran Delano Hill is also hurt so first year player Ryan Neal would take over. If Hill does play he is a substantial drop off in talent. As good as Adams is defending the run, Hill is as bad defending the run. He ranks 34th among Safeties in limited snaps this year but was 97th, 2nd worst in the NFL, defending the run last year. He is among the worst tacklers at Safety with a 4.5% missed tackle rate last year. Neal has played his first snaps this season with 29 snaps to date.
  • Not only are Adams and potentially Hill both out but CBs Neiko Thorpe and Quinton Dunbar are also hurt. Dunbar is Seattle’s best CB and is 17th among CBs in QB rating allowed in coverage. Backup to Dunbar is Tre Flowers who has been terrible in coverage since he entered the league in 2018. Flowers’ PFF coverage grade has gone down since his rookie season, posting grades of 57.4, 47.7 and 40.1 this year. Thorpe is not a starter but along with the other DB injuries, his loss would greatly hurt the depth at that position.
  • The loss of rookie LB Jordyn Brooks will hurt the depth of the LB corps, although he has only played 29 snaps this season.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Clayton Fejedelem
S Pectoral LP FP FP (-)
Kavon Frazier
S Shoulder LP LP LP Doubtful
Xavien Howard
CB Knee LP FP FP (-)
Byron Jones
CB Groin/Achilles DNP LP LP Doubtful
Tua Tagovailoa
QB Illness DNP DNP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Vince Biegel, Achilles.

Los Angeles Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 PM

Los Angeles

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Joey Bosa
DE Triceps/Ankle DNP LP FP (-)
Bryan Bulaga
Rayshawn Jenkins
S Groin LP LP FP Questionable
Tyree St. Louis
T Concussion LP FP FP Questionable
Tyrod Taylor
QB Ribs/Chest DNP DNP DNP Out
Trai Turner
Nick Vigil
LB Groin LP FP FP Questionable
Mike Williams
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Storm Norton
T Knee (-) LP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DE Melvin Ingram, knee; S Derwin James, knee; C Mike Pouncey, hip.

  • The right side of the Chargers OL is a wreck with both RT Bryan Baluga and RG Trai Turner potentially out Sunday. Baluga has been one of the best tackles in the NFL as a pass blocker, although he has allowed 4 pressures on only 61 QB dropbacks this season. His backup is Trey Pipkins who has allowed an 8% pressure rate in his 240 pass blocking snaps in his 2-year career. Turner has really struggled in the one game this season in addition to last season. He allowed 6 sacks last season in Carolina and produced a poor 58.3 run blocking grade. His backup is Tyree St. Louis who was injured early in last week’s game but is expected to play. St. Louis, a 2nd year UFA from Miami, has only played 79 snaps in his career all this season. He has graded as the 3rd worst Guard in the NFL this season by PFF.
  • WR Mike Williams is expected to miss this game on Sunday. Look for rookie K.J. Hill from Ohio State and 2nd-year UFA Jalen Guyton to take over for Williams. Tampa has struggled defending RBs out of the backfield this year, allowing the 3rd highest target share to RBs and bottom 10 in yards per attempts allowed. With Williams out, Austin Ekeler should expect to receive a lot of targets on Sunday.

Tampa Bay

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Leonard Fournette
Chris Godwin
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Scotty Miller
WR Hip/Groin DNP DNP FP Questionable
Sean Murphy-Bunting
CB Groin LP LP FP (-)
Jason Pierre-Paul
OLB Knee LP DNP FP (-)

PUP: S Justin Evans, foot.

  • Major loss at WR with star Chris Godwin out for this game and Scotty Miller questionable. Godwin last year was graded as the #1 WR by PFF and ranked 7th in yards after the catch per reception. He also had only one drop in the last 1+ years. Miller has been playing as the #2 WR on the outside. Justin Watson is expected to slide into the slot in place of Godwin but Watson is really bad. He dropped 2 balls on only 25 targets last year and graded out at 63.9. This is a dramatic drop off in talent and consistency. The Bucs are 3rd best in the NFL in success rate on 3rd downs in non-garbage time and a lot has to do with the ability of Brady to find Godwin.
  • RB Leonard Fournette will be out but Ronald Jones should be able to fill his shoes.

Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Michael Pittman Jr.
Nyheim Hines
RB Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Rock Ya-Sin
CB Non-Football Illness LP FP FP (-)
T.J. Carrie
CB Hamstring (-) LP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: S Malik Hooker, Achilles; WR Parris Campbell, knee; TE Trey Burton, calf; RB Marlon Mack, Achilles.

  • Indy loses another WR with rookie Michael Pittman Jr. out for a while. They will turn to solid 3rd year man Zach Pascal to fill that role as the #2 WR.
  • Good news as they get back CB Rock Ya-Sin. T.J. Carrie has played well in relief but he will be out on Sunday so Ya-Sin will slide right back into the starting role.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Sherrick McManis
S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Deon Bush
S Groin LP LP FP (-)
Khalil Mack
OLB Knee LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: RB Tarik Cohen, knee; CB Artie Burns, knee.

Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Joel Bitonio
G Back DNP LP LP Questionable
Adrian Clayborn
Jack Conklin
T Elbow LP FP FP (-)
Tae Davis
Kareem Hunt
RB Groin DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jacob Phillips
LB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
JC Tretter
C Knee/Elbow LP LP LP (-)
Olivier Vernon
DE Abdomen LP LP LP Questionable
Denzel Ward
CB Groin DNP LP LP Questionable
Greedy Williams
CB Shoulder LP LP LP Out
Odell Beckham Jr.
WR Back LP FP (-)
Ronnie Harrison Jr.
S Illness DNP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR Jojo Natson, knee; TE David Njoku, knee; S Grant Delpit, Achilles.

  • The Browns injury list is mainly filled with key defensive players. DE Adrian Clayborn and CB Greedy Williams have been declared Out while DE Olivier Vernon and CB Denzel Ward are questionable. CB Kevin Johnson came back last week and played well against Washington but against 4 really good Dallas WRs the Browns can’t afford to lose any more CBs outside of Williams. A huge key is making sure Ward will play since he would most likely be on Amari Cooper on one side and it would allow Johnson to play his natural position in the slot. Otherwise if Ward can’t go then Johnson would have to play outside leaving Tavierre Thomas in the slot. He’s bene really bad this season, allowing 13 of 16 targets to be caught and allowing the 8th worst QB rating among 41 slot CBs. Cee Dee Lamb could have a big day if this is the case in the slot.
  • RB Kareem Hunt is questionable with a groin injury. Yes Nick Chubb has been excellent so far and can take full RB duties but the ability to spell Chubb with Hunt and keeping both guys fresh throughout has been a key to 4th quarter drives this season that have sealed two wins. Hunt ranks as the 6th best RB in success rate while Chubb ranks a surprising 30th. Chubb has benefitted from a league leading 12 explosive plays. Hunt has excelled in the passing game as well, catching 8 passes with 2 going for TDs. If he is out he will be sorely missed.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Trevon Diggs
CB Shoulder/Knee FP LP LP (-)
DeMarcus Lawrence
DE Knee DNP DNP LP (-)
Tyron Smith
T Neck DNP LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Chidobe Awuzie, hamstring; T La’el Collins, hip; TE Blake Jarwin, knee; LB Sean Lee, pelvis; LB Leighton Vander Esch, clavicle.

  • The Cowboys are getting healthy at the right time and it looks like LT Tyron Smith will be back Sunday. Brandon Knight has filled in well as a pass protector, allowing only 3 pressures on 115 pass block snaps. However, he was awful as a run blocker grading out as the worst among 74 Tackles.

New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 PM

New York

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jabrill Peppers
Adrian Colbert
DB Quad LP LP FP (-)
Julian Love
CB Knee/Ankle LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DB Brandon Williams, groin; WR Sterling Shepard, toe; RB Saquon Barkley, knee.

Los Angeles

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cam Akers
Sebastian Joseph-Day
DL Ankle DNP FP FP (-)
Josh Reynolds
WR Illness DNP FP FP (-)
Jordan Fuller
S Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: G Joseph Noteboom, calf; LB Travin Howard, knee.

New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs, TBD

New England

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cam Newton
Cody Davis
Adam Butler
DL Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Julian Edelman
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Sony Michel
RB Quad LP LP LP Questionable
Isaiah Wynn
OL Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Shaq Mason
OL Calf LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: C David Andrews, thumb; DT Beau Allen, undisclosed.

Kansas City

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Chris Jones
DT Groin LP LP LP Questionable
Alex Okafor
DE Hamstring LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB L’Jarius Sneed, clavicle.

  • DL Chris Jones has popped up on the injury list and is currently Questionable. He is a huge cog in the middle of that Chiefs DL. He currently grades #1 among DL in pass rush grade and has generated 12 pressures on 96 pass rush snaps. That’s four more pressures than the 2nd most on the Chiefs. This is after he graded as the #2 pass rusher among DL last season. Last season, in three games that he missed, the Chiefs allowed 31,6 and 31 points. His backup is UFA rookie Tershawn Wharton, who has 1 pressure on 23 pass rush snaps.
  • Not many have heard of 4th round rookie CB L’JArius Sneed, but his injury is an under the radar big loss. Sneed has only allowed 7 of 13 targets to be caught while in coverage for 60 yards and has allowed the 2nd lowest QB rating when targeted in the NFL. He has also added two INTs to his short resume. 2nd year man Rashad Fenton will start in his place and has allowed 5 receptions on 8 targets for 59 yards and 1 TD. Last season, Fenton played fairly well for the Chiefs on 198 coverage snaps, producing a 74 PFF coverage rating.

Buffalo Bills at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
John Brown
WR Calf DNP LP FP (-)
Dion Dawkins
T Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)
Tremaine Edmunds
LB Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Jake Fromm
QB Not injury related LP LP LP (-)
Micah Hyde
S Ankle DNP LP FP (-)
Quinton Jefferson
DT Foot DNP FP FP (-)
Zack Moss
RB Toe LP LP LP Questionable
Ed Oliver
DT Knee LP DNP FP (-)
Del’Shawn Phillips

Injured Reserve: G Jon Feliciano, pectoral; CB Josh Norman, hamstring.

Las Vegas

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Johnathan Abram 
S Shoulder/Thumb LP LP LP Questionable
Damon Arnette
CB Wrist/Thumb DNP DNP DNP Out
Trent Brown
T Calf DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Bryan Edwards
WR Foot/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Rico Gafford
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Nick Kwiatkoski
LB Pectoral LP LP FP Questionable
Cory Littleton
LB Knee LP LP FP (-)
Daniel Ross
Henry Ruggs III
WR Knee/Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Sam Young
T Groin LP LP FP (-)
Nevin Lawson
CB Ankle LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: C Richie Incognito, Achilles; WR Tyrell Williams, shoulder.

  • Last week we highlighted the significant drop off from Guard Richie Incognito to rookie backup John Simpson. He posted an insanely low 11.8 PFF pass blocking grade when he stepped in for Incognito in game against New Orleans and then proceeded to post a team low 42.6 pass block grade last week against New England. He has now allowed a 12% pressure rate, which is the 3rd highest percentage among all qualifying Guards. RT Denzell Good filled in for injured Trent Brown last week and was equally as bad as Simpson, posting a meager 48.6 pass blocking grade while allowing 5 pressures on 39 QB dropbacks (12.8%). Good is in line to start again against Buffalo.
  • Rookie CB Damon Arnette is out and I am not sure it’s a negative for the Raiders. He has been terrible this year in coverage, allowing 10 receptions on 11 targets for 201 yards and 1 TD. He has allowed a 149.1 QB rating in coverage, good for 115th among 122 CBs, and a yards per coverage of 2.39 which ranks 119th among CBs. Filling Arnette’s shoes this week will be 7-year veteran Nevin Lawson. In his career, Lawson has allowed a 63.7% completion percentage, 11.5 yards per reception and a 104.1 QB rating.
  • The Raiders will also be down both of their rookie WRs in Henry Ruggs and Brian Edwards. This leaves Nelson Agholar and Hunter Renfrow as the starting WRs.

Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
WR Calf DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Jamon Brown
G Illness DNP DNP FP (-)
Fletcher Cox
DT Abdominal DNP FP DNP (-)
Rudy Ford
S Groin DNP LP FP (-)
DeSean Jackson
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Alshon Jeffery
Lane Johnson
T Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Avonte Maddox
Jason Peters
T Illness DNP DNP LP Questionable
Miles Sanders
RB Glute LP LP FP (-)
Trevor Williams
John Hightower
WR Illness DNP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR Jalen Reagor, thumb; TE Dallas Goedert, ankle; G Isaac Seumalo, knee; T Andre Dillard, biceps; DE Vinny Curry, hamstring.

PUP: G Brandon Brooks, Achilles.

  • The Eagles will be without a number of offensive weapons on Sunday night, but no injury hurts more than the loss of TE Dallas Goedert. Philadelphia has used 12 personnel on a league-leading 59 percent of the their offensive snaps, but that total dropped to 35 percent after Goedert’s injury, which was still the most in the league. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they will also be without the services of Jalen Reagor, Alshon Jeffery, Desean Jackson and possibly JJ Arcega-Whiteside, leaving Greg Ward and rookie fifth-round pick John Hightower as their top wide receivers.

San Francisco

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Dee Ford
Jimmy Garoppolo
Dre Greenlaw
LB Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
George Kittle
TE Knee FP FP FP (-)
Emmanuel Moseley
CB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Raheem Mostert
Jordan Reed
K’Waun Williams
CB Hip DNP LP LP Questionable
Ahkello Witherspoon
CB Hamstring FP LP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: RB Tevin Coleman, knee; DE Nick Bosa, knee; DE Solomon Thomas, knee; WR Jalen Hurd, knee; CB Richard Sherman, calf.

PUP: C Weston Richburg, knee.

  • Offensively, the 49ers will get a huge boost in the form of George Kittle, who returns to the lineup after a two-week absence and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Eagles allowed three touchdowns to Tyler Higbee in Week 2 and their interior defenders have struggled in pass coverage all year. Opposing QBs are 19-20 for 223 yards and two touchdowns when targeting LB Nathan Gerry and slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman.  WR Deebo Samuel will make his 2020 debut after missing the first three weeks with a foot injury, however he is expected to play in a limited role.
  • On defense, the Niners are completely decimated. Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, and Soloman Thomas are all out along the DL. When you include DL DeForest Buckner being traded in the offseason, the Niners have lost 209 of their team’s total 377 pressures from last season. Rookie Javon Kinlaw, along with D.J.Jones and journeyman Kerry Hyder take over. Hyder was the 63rd-highest-graded DE by PFF last year. The backup DL is Kevin Givens who played only 10 snaps last season.
  • At LB, losing Dre Greenlaw is a blow as he was rated one of the top 30 coverage LBs last year and recorded the sixth-best tackling efficiency according to PFF. He only missed four tackles all season. His ability to cover TEs will be a major loss. In 175 snaps in 2018, he produced a 48.3 PFF coverage grade.

Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers, (Mon.) 8:15 PM


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Russell Gage
WR Concussion LP FP (-)
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
DE Elbow LP FP (-)
Foye Oluokun
LB Hamstring LP LP (-)
Julio Jones
WR Hamstring LP LP (-)
Kaleb McGary
T Knee LP LP (-)
Ricardo Allen
S Elbow DNP DNP (-)
Younghoe Koo
K Right Groin DNP DNP (-)
Calvin Ridley
WR Ankle DNP LP (-)
Dante Fowler Jr.
DE Ankle DNP LP (-)
Keanu Neal
S Hamstring DNP DNP (-)
Grady Jarrett
DT Hip DNP LP (-)
Takkarist McKinley
DE Groin DNP DNP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Darqueze Dennard, hamstring.

Green Bay

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Davante Adams
WR Hamstring LP FP (-)
Kenny Clark
DL Groin LP LP (-)
Josiah Deguara
TE Ankle DNP LP (-)
Rashan Gary
LB Ankle LP LP (-)
Christian Kirksey
LB Pectoral DNP DNP (-)
Allen Lazard
WR Core DNP DNP (-)
Marcedes Lewis
TE Knee DNP DNP (-)
Randy Ramsey
LB Groin LP FP (-)
Za’Darius Smith
LB Ankle LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: WR Equanimeous St. Brown, knee; G Lane Taylor, knee.