Injury Report: Post Week 3
Well, we didn't have nearly as many injuries this week as we did in the devastating and historical Week 2. And we're all thankful for that, but we still have some very important injuries to talk about.
Julio Jones - Hamstring - Questionable
Julio suffered a hamstring injury before Week 2's matchup with my Dallas Cowboys. He was able to play through it, but only hauled in two passes for 24 yards in an absolute shootout. Julio was then a game time decision again on Sunday of Week 3, and this time he did not play. Julio is on track to play this week, but the hamstring is definitely something to keep an eye on, as Julio is now 31 years old, and these things can linger. Russell Gage is the primary beneficiary if Julio continues to miss time.
Chris Godwin - Hamstring - Out
Chris Godwin went down with a hamstring injury after catching 5 of 6 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown against Denver. The Buccaneers were very quick to rule Godwin out, as they did so before even the first injury report was released this week. Hopefully Godwin doesn't take longer than a week or two to get back on track, but if he does, Scotty Miller, and Mike Evans receive serious bumps up in volume and hopefully production, while O.J. Howard will hopefully also see some more involvement.
Chris Carson - Knee Sprain - Week to Week
Cowboys DT Trysten Hill made a dirty play on Sunday, when he wrapped up Carson by the leg, and then twisted his knee a full 180 degrees. We are very lucky that Carson only suffered a minor knee sprain, and shouldn't miss any more than 2 weeks, but it's unfortunate if Carson has to miss any time at all. The Seahawks are yet to officially rule Carson out for Week 4, but for the time he misses, we would think Carlos Hyde will get the bulk of the touches, but they really like Travis Homer in Seattle, so only time will tell.
Diontae Johnson - Concussion - Questionable
Diontae Johnson, who had 23 targets in his team's first two games, which was almost 10 more than Juju's 14 targets, went down with a concussion early in his team's matchup with the Texans. Diontae is going to be a star, but this may halt his official breakout for a little bit. Johnson is currently in concussion protocol, and hopefully he's able to play for the Steelers against the Titans whenever that game is rescheduled, but it's up in the air right now. For the time that Johnson misses, Eric Ebron and James Washington will see the majority of the massive amount of targets left behind.
Dallas Goedert - Ankle Fracture - IR
You gotta feel bad for the Eagles, as they have now lost 4 of their top 5 receiving options in 2020. Goedert went down with an ankle injury after grabbing one catch for 7 yards in Sunday's tie with the Bengals. The Eagles have placed Goedert on injured reserve, which means he will miss a minimum of 3 weeks. For now, Zach Ertz will have to shoulder a massive load, as his usage will increase, and so will the usage of Greg Ward. I think Ertz is back to being a solid top 4 tight end play during the time Goedert misses, and only time will tell with Greg Ward, but he could emerge and have some serious fantasy relevance.