How will injuries affect the team’s lineup quality in week 8?
Fantasy Injury Week 8: DK Metcalf, Ja’Marr Chase, James Conner
- DK Metcalf injury
According to the team’s official injury report, Metcalf (knee) did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. Furthermore, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, there is still no word on his availability for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
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Metcalf was taken to the locker room late in the first half of the Seahawks’ 37-23 victory over the Chargers, and while the injury appeared to be serious, preliminary X-rays came back negative. Despite the fact that he avoided surgery, Metcalf is unlikely to play this week, despite Pete Carroll’s optimism.
Fellow pass-catchers Tyler Lockett, Will Dissly, Noah Fant, and Marquise Goodwin all benefit from his potential absence. Lockett and Dissly are the clear frontrunners for targets, but don’t be surprised if Goodwin puts in another strong performance.
- Ja’Marr Chase injury
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Chase is dealing with a hip injury that will keep him out for four to six weeks. Chase will seek a second opinion from a hip specialist, but it appears unlikely that he will be able to play in the near future.
In just his second season, Ja’Marr Chase has lived up to his billing as one of fantasy football’s most bankable stars, but a hip injury is expected to keep him out for at least a month, allowing fellow Bengals pass-catchers Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Hayden Hurst to fill in for Joe Burrow.
- James Conner injury
UPDATE: Conner (ribs) has been ruled out of the game against Minnesota in Week 8.
According to beat writer Darren Urban, Conner (ribs) returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the Cardinals’ previous two games.
Conner has not been able to replicate his production from last season, when he scored a career-high 15 rushing touchdowns. When he’s healthy, however, the Cardinals know they can rely on him as their primary running back.
Conner will look to get back on track this week against a Vikings defense that ranks 16th in fantasy points per game allowed to running backs this season. Eno Benjamin could still play, but Conner will be a borderline RB2 if he plays.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 8
- Sunday, Oct. 30
Denver Broncos vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 a.m., ESPN+
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox
Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Fox
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., CBS
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox
Las Vegas Raiders at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., CBS
New England Patriots at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., CBS
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts, 4:25 p.m., Fox
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., Fox
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills, 8:20 p.m., NBC
- Monday, Oct. 31
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 8:15 p.m., ESPN