NFL Injury Report: Amari Cooper, Julian Edelman, Christian Kirk, Dede Westbrook, Packers WRs for Week 7

Cooper doesn't play until Sunday night and is a very risky fantasy start

Fantasy owners have been keeping an eye on the wide receiver injuries this week. Some big names are on the injury report, and others have already been ruled out.

 

Davante Adams has already been ruled out, as has A.J. Green, Josh Gordon, Sterling Shepard, Tyrell Williams, DeSean Jackson, Parris Campbell, Deebo Samuel, Tre'Quan Smith, and Marqise Lee. Don't forget to check out the other key injuries you need to know for Week 7. Be sure to check the inactive report before game time prior to setting your lineup.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay

 

Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Oct. 20 unless otherwise noted.

 

Amari Cooper (quad), WR, Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m.

Even though Cooper could barely walk after the injury, word from the Cowboys is that he will try to play in Week 7. The Cowboys are in need of a win and apparently putting their No. 1 receiver in the game, even though he's not even close to healthy and at risk for a setback, is the way to win. Fantasy owners should be hesitant to add Cooper back into their lineups. It's possible he's actually a game-time decision and with the game on Sunday night, it would be rough to find out he's inactive after the rest of your team played.

 

Julian Edelman (chest), WR, New England Patriots at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. (Mon.)

Edelman has had the chest injury for weeks and he has practiced fully. He's going to play on Monday and is a great fantasy option. With both tight ends and Josh Gordon out, this is going to pave the way for plenty of Edelman targets. He's had more than 100 yards in each of the past two games and that trend should continue into Week 7.

 

Christian Kirk (ankle), WR, Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants, 1 p.m.

Kirk missed the past two games because of the ankle injury. He's going to be a game-time decision (so will RB David Johnson) as the team wants his ankle to be fully healed before he returns to the field. Kirk is a dynamic wide receiver and Kyler Murray could really use him on the field. If Kirk were to be active for this game, he'd be a solid WR3 and fantasy owners should be able to trust that he won't suffer a setback.

 

Dede Westbrook (shoulder), WR, Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.

Westbrook came out of Week 6 fine, but picked up a shoulder injury in practice this week. Fantasy owners know by this time that mid-week injuries are concerning, but Westbrook did put in a limited practice on Friday. He should be a game-time decision, so fantasy owners should monitor this one. The matchup against the Bengals is a good one and he's a WR3 if active.

 

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle), WR, Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m.

The Green Bay receiving corps is pretty banged up, with Davante Adams already out and Geronimo Allison also questionable. MVS earned a questionable tag, although none practiced on Friday. The Packers likely want to have at least MVS on the field, but if he's not able to go, Allen Lazard becomes the No. 1 wide receiver for Green Bay. Count on a lot of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. If MVS plays, he’s a WR3.

 

Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest), WR, Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m.

It's rare for a player to be upgraded from doubtful to questionable on a Saturday, but that's exactly what happened with Allison. After taking a brutal hit in Week 6, it seemed that Allison was going to miss Week 7. The Packers are likely trying to find healthy pass catchers to get on the field, but it's going to be tough to trust Allison. Even if he clears the concussion protocol, he still has a chest injury as well.

 

Marquise Brown (ankle), WR, Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.

Brown missed Week 6 and he also missed practice this week. All signs point to him sitting again in Week 7. The Ravens have a bye in Week 8 so it makes the most sense to let their best wide receiver take the extra time to heal and get right after the bye. Fantasy owners should not count on Brown for Week 7.

 

Randall Cobb (back), WR, Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m.

Cobb missed Week 6 and practice this week, but the Cowboys are saying that he'll be active despite the questionable tag. Fantasy owners should plan to keep him on the bench regardless of his status. He had 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but he hasn't found the end zone or topped 60 yards since.

 

Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), WR, New England Patriots at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. (Mon.)

Dorsett pulled his hamstring in Week 5 and missed Week 6 with the injury. He was able to get in limited practices this week. It seems that Dorsett will be able to play in Week 7, but it's going to be tough to trust him. He's susceptible to a setback and fantasy owners are going to have to make the start/sit decision early as he doesn’t play until Monday. Dorsett is a WR3 at best, but beware he may be limited.

 

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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