Fantasy Football: Week 7 Injury Report – Is Cooper Kupp Okay?

Fantasy Football Expert Bill Enright helps you plan for the following weeks with this injury report, allowing you to make decisions on who should remain on your Fantasy Football roster and deciding who is too banged up...

Cooper Kupp

Quarterbacks

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Elbow)

The Bills rookie passer was injured in the 3rd Quarter of the team’s Week 6 loss to the Texans. Allen was crushed by two Houston defenders and immediately headed to the sidelines and was gripping his elbow the remainder of the game while sitting on the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Unless you are in a two QB league, Allen is not really fantasy relevant nor is his backup Nate Peterman who threw a pick-six that cost the Bills the game. The Bills are perhaps the worst roster for fantasy football purposes in the last decade.

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (Ankle)

Sometimes injuries look worse than they feel. At least that’s what we are thinking with the Browns rookie QB. Mayfield’s ankle injury looked serious, but he played through the pain and finished the game.

Fantasy Impact: Mayfield is making the typical rookie mistakes but is excused for some poor decisions because he is elevating the Offense, especially tight end David Njoku. If Mayfield has to miss anytime (we don’t think he will) all the Browns playmakers will get a slight downgrade in Week 7 rankings.


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Running Backs

Robert Turbin, Indianapolis Colts (Shoulder)

After missing the first four weeks due to a PED suspension, Turbin was unable to finish Week 6 against the Jets. He appeared to be in severe pain while getting helped off the field and could miss some action the next few weeks.

Fantasy Impact With Marlon Mack now healthy, the Colts backfield appeared to be a bit messy considering rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins are getting action. But with Turbin injured, this group of four horseman turns into a three-headed (not so intimidating) monster…


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Wide Receivers

Cooper Kupp-Los Angeles Rams (Knee)

It looked like Kupp would be headed to Injured Reserve after his knee twisted in Week 6 while getting a tackled against the Broncos. The tackle that took Kupp down was a horse-collar and the play displayed why that type of tackle results in a penalty. A cart came out for Kupp and took him off the field while his teammates gathered around him saying goodbye, as if he was done for the year. But by some miracle, Kupp DID PLAYin the 2nd Half, albeit very sparingly. But it’s a good sign Kupp was able to return in the 2nd Half as it indicates there was no structural or severe damage.

Fantasy Impact: Kupp suffered a concussion last week and this week a knee injury. Don’t expect him to practice much, if at all, heading into Week 7. He’ll likely draw the Questionable tag for their upcoming game against the 49ers. If Kupp can’t play, look for Josh Reynolds to take his place in the starting lineup.

Amari Cooper-Oakland Raiders (Concussion)

Clearly unconscious on the field, Cooper was immediately ruled out for Week 6. He finishes the game with no catches and just one target.

Fantasy Impact: The Raiders have a bye in Week 7 as they are traveling back from London, will see if he’s ready to go by Week 8. My guess is most Fantasy Managers would rather have him ruled out just to take the guess work out of starting him. He has one catch the last two games.

Calvin Ridley-Atlanta Falcons (ankle)

En route to having another solid performance in Week 6 ( three catches for 47 yards in the 1st Half), the Falcons rookie injured his ankle in the 2nd Quarter. He was seen trying to “walk off” the injury on the sidelines but was eventually ruled out in the 2nd Half.

Fantasy Impact: Don’t expect Ridley to miss anything long-term, but likely will be Questionable for Week 7. If he does miss any action, Justin Hardy would likely take over his role in three wide receiver sets.

Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (Hip)

Sanu was battling a hip injury in practice heading into Week 6 and appeared to aggravate that same hip in the 2nd Half against the Buccaneers. He stayed on the sidelines but didn’t come back in the game.

Fantasy Impact: You just read about Ridley and are now reading about Sanu, that’s two of the Falcons three starting wide receivers who went down in Week 6. Don’t think Ridley or Sanu will be out longterm, but Justin Hardy will have a chance to see more action if either ends up missing a game or two.

Other wide receiver injuries: Ryan Grant, Indianapolis Colts (ankle), Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets (Ankle), Tavon Austin, Dallas Cowboys (groin).



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Tight Ends

Niles Paul, Jacksonville Jaguars (Knee)

Filling in for the injured Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Paul was handed a reverse (not sure what the Jags were thinking) and twisted his knee while getting tackled. Pro Football Doc-Nsvid J. Chao-says it looks like Paul may have sprained his MCL.

Fantasy Impact: The Jags were already down ASJ and now appear to have lost Paul for a few weeks. James O’Shaughnessy is the next man up for the Jags tight ends and carries very little fantasy relevance.


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