By: Adrian Gutierrez (Twitter: @KitchenIsDads)
Joe Burrow – QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe will be placed on IR with a torn ACL, after playing against the Washington Football Team at FedEx field.
If you watched any tape of Joe Burrow season, you knew three things: he is an enormous talent, plays with plenty of heart, and he was being pummeled nearly every time he dropped back.
Sacked 32 times this season, third-most to Carson Wentz & Russell Wilson, the rookie QB toughed threw it and tried to make a play each and every time.
He could be back in next year’s lineup in 8 to 10 months. Thoughts and prayers for the first overall pick. The No. 1 pick next year may want to close his eyes.
Randall Cobb – WR, Houston Texans
Cobb suffered a toe injury and will be on IR for a few weeks.
Randall Cobb was emerging as the dominant slot receiver and favorite of Deshaun Watson. Look for Keke Coutee to step up and as the WR in the slot.
It’s an unfortunate injury for the veteran throwing up a near career year. Not only is Coutee going to be a deep sleeper, but Fuller should have a better floor than ever before.
Rex Burkhead – RB, New England Patriots
It’s feared by the Patriots that Burkhead tore his ACL in the second half matchup against the Houston Texans. An MRI will reveal the extent of it later this week.
The versatile running back was primarily used for his pass-catching in the committee backfield. Look for James White to step back up and carry the catching duties.
It’s also important to note that Sony Michel will be likely back in the lineup come Week 12. Burkhead should more than likely be dropped from your team at the moment.
Ju Ju Smith-Schuster – WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
JuJu had an ankle & toe injury by, of all things, stepping on the official’s flag in Sunday’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The resulting injury could sideline him for this upcoming Thursday Night’s Thanksgiving matchup against the rival Baltimore Ravens.
Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool are both outstanding WR’s themselves. So the high scoring, highly targeted trio, could be quite the duo by Thursday. Stay tuned.
Greg Olsen – TE, Seattle Seahawks
This past Thursday the Seahawks won, but they lost the veteran tight end, Greg Olsen.
Greg Olson went down with a ruptured plantar fascia in his left foot against the Arizona Cardinals. Olsen will be out from 6 weeks to two months. A tough day for one of the savviest veterans at the tight end position.
La’Mical Perine – RB, New York Jets
La’Mical Perine went down with an ankle injury against the L.A. Chargers yesterday.
It is still undetermined how long Perine will be but it leaves the depleted New York Jets with a super-thin running back roster with 15 year – a fountain of youth – veteran Frank Gore, and Ty Johnson in the backfield.