what's, uh, Internet land percent? It went well.
You're betting went well.
The best went well.
Seasonlong went well.
Hopefully you are a not a Packer span.
Hopefully, you are not a fan of a team that lost their.
There's some pretty bad beats.
Let a few more people trickle in here.
Does it do my Sunday selfish feel today is gonna be a little bit longer.
Um, I'll be talking about 123456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 players that I've written down and any questions that you all have in terms of injuries is what I mean by that so away from more people trickle in here.
That Packers Niners game was an absolute garbage fest.
I think that the Packers are extremely inconsistent and they're really showing signs of a team that is a pretender, so they have really good record.
But not a lot of coming together of that offense, especially in that defense, is bad.
I mean, the 40 Niners offense isn't terrible on Jimmy Garoppolo.
Isn't it garbage by any means.
But that defense could stop anything that they give up touchdowns on the ground to give up yard to give up passing touchdowns.
A deep ball. George Kittle.
Factors have a lot of things to figure out.
It's not very often that you see the be a starter.
The quarterback basically get benched with more than five minutes left to go in game, raising the white flag in the three cell with Rogers.
So I think a big problem.
Um, with what they have first of all is that yeah, their DBS can't cover, they can't get pressure, and their linebackers are forced to make every single tackle.
Last time I checked, I think Blake Martinez was leading the league in tackles or something like that.
Um, least unassisted tackles something that their linebackers Air Force to all of the work carry all the load.
Um, and you just can't You can't ask linebackers to do that.
Um, you gotta be a cohesive unit. Obviously.
Little, little less about that, though.
So again today, we're gonna go over some injuries.
We got more people piling in here.
I'll go over every single, uh uh, injury here, including the game above my head, Baltimore and Los Angeles.
So I guess we could start there aside, Take a drink of my capital Brewery.
So this is a traditional European dunkel, and I thought it was a stout, but it's not.
It's just a dark, dark lager.
It's actually not that bad.
My wife and I thought it was came in a variety pack because we like drinking beer.
Okay, so we thought it was a stout anyway.
So we'll start here with the given by my head like a seven.
So the Los Angeles Rams, um, are not who we thought they were.
They are, um, they've dropped in offensive efficiency.
Obviously, they've dropped in offensive, um, offensive volume.
Even Todd Gurley looks not like last year.
Jared Goff is Blake Bortles.
Oh, he's a system quarterback at best.
The Rams are not, unfortunately, not as exciting as we, you know, as we hope for them to be part of the reason.
Part of their problem is that they're on their third or fourth string offensive tackles and guards.
I think they're pretty sure they're center one on the I R.
So, in terms of non skill players, non skill positions and injuries, the Rams air definitely struggling from that perspective now you can't put all of that on the offensive line.
They're definitely an important part of what they have going on.
But even when you look at golf and some of the reeds that golf makes, it makes you wonder how he, you know, I got drafted as early as he did, and it really goes, in my opinion, to show how much it matters, depending on where you go in a draft.
So, for example, Josh Rosen went to the Cardinals terrible place.
He got back, He got bounced around.
Now he was in between coaching staff when he was in Arizona.
But that's not the case for golf.
Golf got drafted in Los Angeles that he worked through the within the Jeff Fisher system before Sean McKay came around.
And now that there's Phil Monty on teams is when they're catching up to golf.
But Goff are, you know, if we've seen a pretty consistently bad here from golf, Um, there's not a lot of evidence this year to say that he can do it on his own, and so are we.
Is he really that much of a step removed from a player like Josh Rosen from a town perspective, I don't think so.
For a situation perspective, I think that Josh Rosen landed exactly where things were gonna go bad for him.
And so you see the diversion split.
You see the divergence with the most to quarter Rex, but definitely not, Um, the discrepancy is not because of talent.
I'll put it that way.
So any way beyond the offensive line, Brandin cooks is coming back.
He is coming back from his fifth concussion.
So I took an extended amount of time off, which, which is great, which is what you should do.
Um, he shouldn't be limited in terms directly, and I talked about this concept with injuries and skill players to.
It's not so much like Tyler Lockett to get example today.
Tyler Lockett was coming back from a pretty significant injury, and he was limited all week in practice.
And it's not so much that you were worried about the injury limiting them directly, even though it can potentially even though possibly did.
What you're worried about when a player comes back from a significant injury or from a lot of time missed is the indirect consequences of not practicing with the team, not going offensive meetings.
Not going to individual player drills not being incorporated into the scheme.
Actively, all of those things matter.
And when the margin is razor thin, like it is in the NFL, that could make or break a week.
So for fantasy purposes, it's important to realize injuries. Air.
Not just They don't just directly affect individuals.
They they affect them indirectly in different ways.
And so brain cooks.
I'm nervous about, um, his Inc back into the offense.
He's missed three weeks.
I think at this 30.
23 weeks, at least, I'm nervous about how they're gonna use him.
They Jared off doesn't have time to throw the ball downfield.
So those are the things I'm nervous about indirectly from a concussion standpoint.
But from a health standpoint, you should be good to go.
We just hope that he doesn't get another concussion.
The other side of the ball marquees Brown.
He isn't dealing with an ankle issue that's come and gone, and he has his practice.
Participation is up and down, up and down constantly.
He goes from limited to full practice from full practice, limited practice, sometimes he doesn't practice it all, so that makes it extremely difficult to project out exactly what type of performance is gonna have.
But at the end of the day, he's only caught.
I think I think it was, Ah, he's only had more than 10 p pr points or something like that, I think twice since week five.
Obviously, he was out some of those days.
But that's something you need to consider with marquees.
Brown is if these injuries that are recurring and nagging won't go away, they don't tend to get better as the season goes along.
You saw that with the Marquis Cooper today? Um, they eventually catch up to players a large majority of time.
Unless you're freaks like George Kittle who showed us today that he can play through a broken bone.
Okay, so moving on from this game, talk about Matthew Stafford just very quickly.
I saw a report that they the lions, are discussing.
They're discussing putting them on I r.
I don't know why they haven't done it at this point.
He does ever table fractures.
I had no idea that this was actually a report.
I was speculated on it and Then I realized, like two days later, there was actually report confirming that it was vertebral fractures.
And so at this point, I don't really know what the lines are playing for.
They lost the Washington today.
They're not very good.
They're not going anywhere at this point.
I don't understand what they're doing.
Why they wouldn't put staffer on I R.
This is an injury that just takes time.
It just takes a rest, active rest, and without active rest, things can exacerbate.
And they can actually the fractures conveyed to the point where they're just big plateau in healing and things go downhill from there. Thank you.
So with Safford, I don't know why they haven't put him on.
I all right, I are.
Yet Don't be surprised if you they do at this point.
With Carry on, Johnson out, Stafford out.
It's just not it's not a good situation.
So Jordan Howard's another player here that will talk about very quickly.
I think he has a an injury to the break your plexus, which is what they call when you get Stinger.
Basically, you get hit right directly on a nerve.
It can cause damage and, uh, actual deformation of that nerve and that causes numbness and tingling down through the hand.
Sometimes you can't feel what's going on in your hand, and nerves are very, very slow to heal.
I think that if George he wasn't he hasn't even been cleared for contact.
So I think that if he if if the bears expected him to be back quickly, I don't think they would have signed J J s O.
I wouldn't expect Jordan Howard to be back even next week unless he gets cleared for contact and practices all most of the week.
Another dude here we'll talk about is here.
We talked his teammate, his two teammates.
What about Al? Sean, Jeffrey first.
So Al Shawn didn't play today.
Even though he was a limited participant today are mean this week in practice, he still didn't end up playing, given the state of the Eagles offense and all those injuries that are going on, I'm pretty surprised at this point that he didn't play.
Um, I think it says a lot about who where the teams head is at, um, when you consider that that's a how should word it.
What I'm trying to say is, at this point, I don't really see a point in pushing or rushing Jordan Howard back or rushing out Sean Jeffrey back.
I don't see a point.
Um, I don't see.
I don't see a point from, You know, the Eagles perspective at this point for them to risk any more player injuries in Russian players back.
So Alston's got an ankle.
Maybe he'll play next week.
But I think if they start to let off the Eagles lead off the accelerator a little bit, he might not play in which I don't think would be a terrible idea.
Carson Wentz allegedly got, um, extras on his hand today, and he had it wrapped when he was leaving the stadium.
So not ideal, obviously.
So the X rays came back negative.
But as we know that doesn't mean anything.
It just means that he doesn't have a fracture.
He still might have very significant pain.
He still might have a significant injury.
It's just not a fracture or dislocation.
So those are the things that you're ruling out with X ray.
You could still have ligament damage he could still have cartilage damage, joint damage, potentially things that the X ray won't pick up on.
And I'm sure you'll do some sort of Emery look.
Probably do an m R.
I on his hand and figure out what's going on from there.
This is concerning.
I mean, this is very concerning.
Thanks for the whistle.
I appreciate that.
Um, so this is concerning simply because it's another situation, sort of like the Lions where the Eagles are.
I mean, I suppose there it's such a weak division that they really are in a fight for their playoff life.
Still, somehow, But I don't know, it's just it's you can't really say it's a It's a lost season for the Eagles.
But you got to think that if Carson Wentz did something significant to his hand spraying his hand, maybe he has a thumb issue like, uh, similar to what we saw Drew Brees go through just less severe.
You just used wonder if they just might give it up and put the white flag up.
Obviously, that's not what teams they're usually do are expected to do.
But could you really blame them at this point, that offense looks awful.
The demons is improving, but still not very good.
So that's sort of where my thought processes on Carson went in his injury.
Demontre Freeman, who I think just has a case of turf toe grade one turf toe, should be back next week, especially if he practices.
So keep an eye on that, Um, the Falcons are another one of those teams that are out of playoff race.
They lost again today and in embarrassing fashion, and I don't see a reason to rush back.
Dude, who has a little bit of a history of injuries and then his teammate Austin Hooper, sort of the same thing.
He has an M, C L Spring and next week is really the first realistic chance of him coming back.
I think that'll marks three weeks.
I think it's Ah, it'll be three weeks to its potential.
Doing a week 12 already.
Good Lord, um, next week, Week 13 is his first realistic shot of coming back great to M.
C L sprains or anywhere between three and five weeks.
And again, I don't think the Falcons are one are going to wantto rush him back considering all the extenuating cir***stances I love see here.
So let's talk about we'll stay in that you know something Division Adam feeling hamstring issue, right? So the problem with a hamstring issue the Adam feeling has is that they brought him back and he heard it.
We'll set out a week that brought him back, heard it again.
You had to hit the reset button.
And we know that hamstring injuries take between zero and three weeks to heal.
And technically speaking, he could be back next week, and I sort of expect that he might, Um, the Vikings didn't have to put up a practice sport because they didn't play, But, um, there is an outside chance that he still doesn't play.
However, I do expect him to come back.
Um, Phillip Dorsett, Who's He was out today, but it was just a concussion.
I shouldn't say just a concussion.
He just He didn't clear concussion protocol, but I do expect him because I don't see that I didn't see that he has a history of concussions, and so I think he'll be able to clear the concussion protocol this week and be back next week.
So another dude that we'll talk about here.
Evan Ingram, who is also foot, injures air, really finicky to sort of identify and figure out.
So I think that, considering that he needed a second opinion, that he had an M R I that it came back.
And you know all these all the outside issues.
He didn't practice this week.
I wouldn't expect everything going to be back for at least week 14 or 15 When it comes to the fantasy stuff, that's obviously not ideal.
But the long the short answer is that you're probably waiting on him.
You're probably not dropping or anything like that tied.
The tiny landscape is completely barren.
Um, it's not a good situation.
So that's that on Evan Ingram, another dude that will consider here Damian Williams, who he had.
Ah, I think I hit in the ribs is what it was.
And fortunately for him, he had this bye week in Week 12 happened on Monday night when they played and rib injuries.
You're generally speaking, you can either be on the spectrum like Julian Edelman was in Week four.
I think where he played, but he wasn't productive or you could be on spectrum of Emmanuel Sanders, who still didn't practice this week and had that same injury two weeks ago on he had a cartilage damage. So it just depends.
If he doesn't have cartilage damage, he should be back and be fine to go.
Bye Week 13 If he did have cartilage damage if his if his extras were positive, more than likely, he still might be struggling a little bit in terms of running the ball without pain.
And then another runningback that we'll talk about is in the FC.
Another runningback talk about KFC is Marlin Nak.
He didn't play this week, obviously, because they played on Thursday night, however, he has a chance to come back this week.
Um, you guys remember a few years ago, five years ago or so DeMarco Murray had surgery and played next week with a giant cast on his hand.
That's the same injury that Marlon Mack has now.
So obviously, that's not ideal, and there's no saying that he actually will come back at that point.
But there is a chance, so keep your eye on it.
It'll probably will probably be one of those situations where he's limited, limited, limited, but then does end up going just because they were.
He wears a non contact jersey.
But we do want to see him long, at least a week of limited practice before we're confident that he'll be active again.
But he definitely has a chance to come back, if not this week, definitely in a couple weeks, the average return a sport time for those things or 16 to 42 days and will probably land right in the middle.
So that's what is that between 60 40 days? Three weeks? Max.
So you're holding on Marlon Mack.
I'm waiting for him.
Another player that I'm not totally sure we'll see again this season, unfortunately, is James Connor.
I talked about James Connor on my pod this week.
With that Ben Cocaine is over.
The fancy free agents and James Connor Long story short.
We all know he had cancer.
It's a great story.
He did come back from it, and that's awesome.
The issue that is, um, the treatment for cancer is most people knows radiation.
So all that means, essentially, is that we blast the body, the human body with radiation, which destroys every cell.
And that's because cancer is very intimately connected to our own body cells and are, and there's no specific treatment will weaken target just cancer cells at this point ATTN least not not a validated treatment.
So what we do is just blast the whole body.
We don't know specifically the effects of that has on human body.
However it's it's not, um, and this is completely theory, By the way, this is not something that's validated and her husband studied.
But it is not unreasonable to believe that the negative effects of having chemo having radiation last through the life span for for individuals like James Connor, who have had ligament issues and injuries and stuff like that just because there's no way that taking all that radiation can be good in the long run overall obviously gets rid of the cancer.
But again, this is all theory.
This isn't necessarily fact.
I'm just What I'm trying to say with all of this is that I don't envision, um, I don't envision corner coming back next week, and I don't know if they bring him back at all, and if they do, he is more prone to get that same E C injury, at the very least, So I'm cautious.
Is James Connor um juju his teammate? He has a non specific knee injury.
All the reports that I read or that he didn't play today simply because of his, um, of the concussion protocol they didn't clear.
This is his 3rd 1 and we know that after two weeks after two weeks after two concussions, players have a much harder time coming back from concussions.
Because the symptoms are worse, they tend to linger.
Yeah, it's just not as quick.
Your body doesn't adapt to them as quickly.
So that's probably what was going on with him.
And I would necessarily consider him, Ah, slam dunk to play this week.
And if he does, you know, then he still got that knee injury.
So not that for fantasy purposes, he hasn't been fantastic anyway.
But, you know, some people are sort of depending on him to be back.
So that's what's going on.
The juju and James Connor, another do that. We'll talk about here.
Who, who could be back next week is Matt Brita.
Keep an eye on him.
He didn't practice this week, but if he logs limited practices.
Hell, he's one of those dudes that just that's just a gamer, and he'll he'll probably be active.
So the last time we talk about here is David joke, who's coming back, and I are just a reminder.
He fractured his wrist and he did, but he had surgery on it, which is probably They probably just put it back in place, put some pins in it, and he should be good to go.
Building strength in the risk is probably something he's been doing for a while now, but it shouldn't limit him in any capacity.
And considering tight end is so awful in terms of fantasy, you're probably picking them up and putting one on our spot for now.
But it's a lot of yelling at a camera sees, but okay, I think that I covered everything.
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