Injury Report: Post Week 7
Odell Beckham Jr - ACL Tear - Out for Season
Regardless of your stance on Odell, you have to feel for the man. OBJ has been a much more mature football player since being traded to the Browns, and has been giving it his all for the last season and a half, playing through injury and more. With a season ending ACL tear, we can't help but to wonder: is Odell still a top end NFL wide receiver? We know he has all the talent in the world, but he hasn't turned out a notable 16 game season since 2016. For now, this will be a boost for Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, who had over 100 receiving yards without Odell last week, and Austin Hooper when he returns.
Chris Godwin - Index Finger Fracture - Out
Chris Godwin had easily his best week of the 2020 season against the Raiders, grabbing all 9 of his targets for 88 yards and touchdown. Godwin was also a yard short of a second TD on the day, as he was finally making his fantasy investors proud. It sucked to hear the news Tuesday morning that Godwin had fractured his index finger and received surgery after Sunday's game. This isn't devastating, as the Buccaneers have said he will more than likely only miss one week, and it's against the Giants, but it hurts nonetheless for someone who has already missed 3 games this season. For now, this brings Mike Evans back to relevancy, helps Gronk big time, and slightly hurts Brady, but he's still a must start, especially when AB and Godwin are back Week 9.
Chris Carson - Foot Sprain - Week to Week
Just as it looked like finally Chris Carson was making that jump from a long time high end RB2 to a rock solid RB1, he suffered a mid-foot sprain, and will likely miss some time. Carson had been playing through injury all season, and still producing RB1 numbers, but this is one that Pete Carroll thinks Carson won't be able to tough out. In his absence, Carlos Hyde accumulated almost 70 yards on the ground and a touchdown, but he's got a hamstring issue. I'm comfortable starting Hyde this week if he plays, but keep in mind that rookie Deejay Dallas, and Travis Homer will see snaps, and it may lean towards a committee type backfield.
Kenyan Drake - High Ankle Sprain - 3-6 Weeks
Whether you thought Kenyan was having a resurgence, or he was still a bust, coming off a two week stretch in which he had 224 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, the answer is clear now, as he left Sunday night's tilt with the Seahawks early, and is slated to miss multiple weeks. In my opinion, Chase Edmonds is the better running back, and will now have the chance to show it, with 3 favorable matchups coming up after the bye, in Miami, Buffalo, and Seattle again. Edmonds is a low end RB1 for me until Kenyan is back, and I wouldn't be surprised if he just outright takes the starting role.
Deebo Samuel - Hamstring Strain - Multiple Weeks
Deebo was finally back to his dynamic self, the swiss army knife receiver for the niners was back to doing what he does, before he was knocked out of Sunday's blowout win in Foxborough with a hamstring sprain. Deebo has already been ruled out for the 49ers Week 8 matchup with the Seahawks, and is in serious danger to miss Week 9's game, when they host Green Bay. This is a boost for Aiyuk and Kittle, while it significantly dunks Jimmy G, who I really hope you're not considering starting anyway.