The Training Table – Injury Notes for Week 5

Brian Bulmer gives his view of the recent injury news and updates as they affect NFL players and their teams leading up to Week 4 of the regular season.

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The Training Table – Injury Notes for Week 5

vince_wilfork1Week 4 came with injuries that will impact thier franchises as well as fantasy owners. The potential loss of players like Jake Locker may effect some bye weeks for fantasy owners. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris left fantasy owners early in Week 4 while hoping for a return in Week 5. The loss of Vince Wilfork may not effect fantasy owners, but will be felt on the defensive side of the ball for the New England Patriots. Brian Cushing will hopefull return this week following his Week4 concussion that he suffered in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Injuries are prevalent and are effecting teams and fantasy owners alike.

Another Week shows us why injuries are the rule and durability is the exception to the rule in football. In the Training Table, I will be providing you with recent news and notes as it pertains to injuries all season here at PFF Fantasy.


Arizona Cardinals

Rashad Johnson — Free Safety
Injury Date: September 27, 2013 — Finger

Fantasy Prognosis: Rashad Johnson has claimed some national fame from this. He lost the tip of his middle finger during the Week 3 game with the New Orleans Saints. His return is questionable heading into the Cardinals Week 5 matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

Atlanta Falcons

Roddy White — Wide Receiver
Injury Date: August 15, 2013 — Ankle Injury

Fantasy Prognosis: White continues to progress. He did show some signs of improvement last week. He is a great buy low option in fantasy leagues right now. White will take some time to get back to 100%. He is almost six weeks removed from the injury. With the Jets in Week 5 and a bye week, his production should only increase from here.

Akeem Dent — Linebacker
Injury Date: August 15, 2013 — Ankle Injury

Fantasy Prognosis: Dent’s injury forced him out of the game on Sunday Night Football. He has not returned to practice and at this point is listed as questionable for the Falcon’s Week 5 game versus the New York Jets.

Asante Samuel — Cornerback
Injury Date: August 26, 2013 — Thigh Injury

Fantasy Prognosis: Samuel missed the Week 4 game versus the Patriots. He is questionable to return this week when the Falcons play the Jets.

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