Injury Report: Post Week 8
Calvin Ridley - Foot Sprain - Week to Week
Calvin Ridley, currently the WR2 in PPR leagues, was tackled awkwardly from behind in last Thursday's victory over the Carolina Panthers. Ridley has what is considered a mild midfoot sprain, and hasn't practiced since the injury. Ridley is expected to miss some time, but is yet to be ruled out for Week 9. If I had to guess, I would say he misses this week, and returns after the team's Week 10 bye. For whatever time he does miss, Julio Jones will just see that may more targets, and Hayden Hurst, who is having a bit of a resurgence as of late, may be ready to finally shine.
Kenny Golladay - Hip - Week to Week
Kenny Golladay somewhat mysteriously exited early on in the Lions' Week 8 loss to the Colts. Kenny has an undisclosed hip injury, and is expected to miss this week, possibly more. For the time being, I wouldn't be comfortable starting any Lions outside of T.J. Hockenson, who has very sneakily been the TE4 in PPR leagues through half the season. Marvin Jones Jr. has been all over the place this season, and is historically a boom or bust type receiver, so start him at your own risk, especially with Matthew Stafford going to the COVID-19/Reserve list.
George Kittle - Broken Foot - 8+ Weeks (rest of fantasy season)
This one is tough. Fantasy managers, who have really only been able to generate two good fantasy starts from Kittle, will now be without him for the remainder of the fantasy season. Kittle is out a minimum of 8 weeks, and with Jimmy G now out for the season, it's more than likely that the niners will just hold Kittle out even if he does manage to get back on track sooner. I wouldn't want to start anyone on this niners team as of right now, but Jordan Reed could produce if he can stay on the field.
Darrell Henderson Jr. - Thigh & Quad - Questionable
Henderson was listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game with the Dolphins, and would play through the injury, to a tone of 9 touches for 58 yards. Henderson now heads into the Rams' Week 9 bye banged up, but coach Sean McVay has stated that he doesn't expect Henderson to miss any time, and should be able to make it out there for Week 10. If Henderson does miss time, Look for it to be a split share between Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers, with more of Brown than the rookie.
Tevin Coleman - Knee - Multiple Weeks
Just when Coleman was able to come back from IR, he reaggravated the knee that had him on injured reserve in the first place. Shanahan says Coleman will miss time, and the niners now move even further down the RB depth chart. Expect Jamycal Hasty to carry the work load, while McKinnon is seeing somewhat of a lightened work load at the moment. Consider Hasty a low end RB2 for as long as he sees the bulk of the usage, while McKinnon is likely a touchdown dependent flex-play, on a team that likely won't score many touchdowns without Jimmy G, Kittle, Mostert, or Deebo. Until McKinnon is back to his healthy self, I recommend you steer clear.