2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Impact

by Mike Bonni
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Wow! It actually happened. For the first time this year we had a week without a major injury. For fantasy football players this awesome news. Unfortunately it isn't always good news because some relevant fantasy football players still couldn't avoid minor injuries.

As always I will be going over the injuries that occurred during Week 8 and then go over the impact of these injuries. So without further ado I welcome you to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Impact article.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Impact

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Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions - Hip (TBD)

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Kenny Golladay's hip injury might end up having the most impact on fantasy owners. As of right now, it is unclear how serious it is so that will be something your owners will have to keep an eye for next week.

Before Golladay went down with his injury he was being shutout so this puts even more pain in the hearts of fantasy owners. If he were to miss any time I would like to think Marvin Jones Jr. will be the one that is most beneficial going forward but I've been burned with this statement before.

In Golladay's absence, Jones Jr had three catches on seven targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns against a tough Colts defense. I also believe T.J. Hockenson should get some more targets if Golladay were to miss time.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts - Groin (1+ Weeks)

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No longer the fantasy darling he once was a few years back, T.Y. Hilton only had two catches for nine yards on Sunday before he exited with a groin injury. I expect him to at least miss two weeks, maybe even more. Groin injuries are not something to take lightly as you can re-injure them pretty quickly. So if you still own Hilton you should probably drop him. If you don't want to do that you will have to monitor this situation going forward.

As for the impact of Hilton's injury, the C0lt's leading receiver ended up being Nyheim Hines. who ended up catching three balls for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Zach Pascal also caught three balls for 44 yards, so he might have a higher role moving forward. Since Hilton will more than likely miss a few weeks expect Pascal and the Tight End crew of Trey Burton, Jack Doyle, and Mo Alie-Cox to be featured more heavily.

Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers - Knee (TBD)

Often injured Tevin Coleman was just activated off the injured reserve list and after three carries for 20 yards he goes down again. Unfortunately, he injured the same knee that had him on IR before. It seems to me that Tevin Coleman just can't stay healthy, I would be looking elsewhere for running back help. He is drop worthy now for sure.

There is no word on the severity of the injury, but as of right now I expect him to miss some time. JaMychal Hasty looks to be the featured back till Raheem Mostert can return. I wouldn't be racing to pick him up right away though because this backfield is always a mess for fantasy.

Minor Injuries

These injuries are something all owners will have to monitor in the coming weeks, they don't look to be serious but they can most certainly lead into something serious.

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George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers- Foot (TBD)

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Tests came back negative but they are going to do more testing on Monday to make sure there isn't damage. Before getting injured, George Kittle was having his worst day catching two balls for 39 yards.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers - Ankle (TBD)

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Dealing with an ankle sprain for most of the year, it looks like Jimmy Garoppolo might have once again hurt his ankle. He left the game and never came back. He struggled completing 11 of 16 passes for 84 yards and an interception.

Nick Mullens would be the one taking over signal-caller duties if Jimmy Garoppolo were to miss time - which I assume he is going to. Nick Mullens completed 18 of 25 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions. The offense looked much better with Mullens as the starter. I don't know if that will continue, but it is something worth monitoring for sure.

Last Mentions

Ronnie Stanley, LT, Baltimore Ravens - Ankle (Season)

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Now I know this isn't a fantasy player but this injury will have a huge effect on the fantasy players surrounding him. Ronnie Stanley who is one of the best Offensive Tackles in the game went down with an ankle injury and his season is done. This is bad news for Lamar Jackson and the passing game. I don't expect it to be a huge loss in fantasy terms but it will definitely be something you will have to look out for.

Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars - Thumb (At least One Week)

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Gardner Minshew was a surprise on the injury report. He ended up having a strained ligament, and multiple fractures in his right thumb. This is bad news for the Jacksonville Jaguars offense in terms of fantasy. The stock goes down for all the pass catchers and even James Robinson to a lesser extent if Gardner Minshew were to miss more time than just a couple weeks.

This will have to be something you guys who own Jaguar players to monitor as the starting QB for them right now would be Mike Glennon or Jake Lutton.

That is all for this week's 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Impact article. I hope to see you all next week for Week 9.

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2020 Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire - Fantasy Six Pack November 3, 2020 - 6:31 am

[…] This week didn’t go by without a major injury. For more information on the injuries to George Kittle and Kenny Golladay check out the Week 8 Injury Impact article. […]


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