Injury Report: Post Week 10
We had barely any fantasy-relevant injuries this week, which is not only something we love to see, but it makes my job very easy.
Drew Brees - Fractured Ribs and Collapsed Lung - Multiple Weeks
Drew suffered multiple broken ribs and a collapsed lung after taking a hard hit in Sunday's win against the 49ers. Brees is expected to miss 2 weeks at the least, and we're likely to see a mix of Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill going forward. This hurts just about everyone's fantasy value on the Saints other than Alvin Kamara for me. Kamara is efficient enough to produce with other quarterbacks, but the same cannot necessarily be said for Michael Thomas and some of the others. This isn't the end of the world for Thomas, but a downgrade nonetheless.
Teddy Bridgewater - MCL Sprain - Questionable
Teddy had a minor MCL Sprain in Sunday's loss to Tom and the Buccaneers, but did practice Wednesday in a limited fashion. Bridgewater's status seems to be up in the air for Sunday, but I think he plays. If not, PJ Walker, the sensation from the XFL is slotted to make his first NFL start. Walker briefly played in Bridgewater's absence a couple weeks back against the Falcons, and it did not look pretty, so if you own any Panthers, pray Teddy is good to go on Sunday.
Matthew Stafford - Partial Thumb Tear - Questionable
An MRI revealed this week that Stafford has a partial tear in his thumb on his throwing hand. He did not practice Wednesday, but expect Stafford to play this week, as he is as tough as they come in the league. The question is, will this injury hinder him at all? We don't know for sure, but don't expect him to go out there and ball this week, especially against a very stingy Carolina defense. Stafford will be better than his potential replacement no doubt, but there will likely be some struggles on Sunday assuming he plays.
Jamycal Hasty - Broken Collarbone - Out for Season
Hasty suffered a broken collarbone last week, and is out for the season. This gives fantasy managers some more clarity towards the status of the 49ers backfield, but is still sad nonetheless, and we hate to see it happen. With Hasty's 2020 season over, McKinnon should be the clear cut lead back until Mostert's return, but make sure to keep an eye on Mostert, as Shanahan said that he has hopes Raheem will be available for the 49ers after their bye this week.