Impactful NFL DFS Injuries: Week 4
With extensive coverage of the National Football League and how it pertains to fantasy sports, information about NFL DFS Injuries to skill position players is easy to come by. What’s not so easy to come by is actionable fantasy information regarding injuries to non-skill position players. We’ll be exploring some of the NFL DFS Injuries and how they may help you gain an edge week to week.
Ricardo Allen – DB – ATL
It seems as if an Atlanta defender pops up on this post almost every week now. A battered defensive unit is now without another key cog, Ricardo Allen. Allen tore his Achilles last week against the Saints, and is now the second safety from Atlanta to be done for the season. Jordan Richardson is expected to get the start this Sunday.
Actionable Takeaway: It’s no secret that the Falcons are most susceptible to pass catching running backs out of the backfield, and things wont get any better in that regard, with Allen sidelined. The Cincinnati offense will have numerous matchup advantages on Sunday, but their health is a concern. It will be important to monitor Giovanni Bernard and A.J. Green as we get closer to the end of the week. Barring any setbacks, I would expect the entire Bengals offense to have a monster day.
Patrick Robinson – CB – NO
Patrick Robinson will undergo ankle surgery, in all likelihood, ending his season. Robinson was playing well before the injury, and the Saints will now be forced to play backup, P.J. Williams.
Actionable Takeaway: I touched on his matchup in my, “Fantasy Football: Exploitable Inefficiencies Week 4” article, where I feel confident in the Giants offense having success on Sunday. The matchup to watch will be how the Giants’ offensive line holds up, but if they can, I would expect Sterling Shepard to have a big day.
Sean Lee – LB – DAL
Sean Lee may be one of the most underrated players in all of football, and unfortunately for the Cowboys, they will be without him for a few weeks. Lee suffered a hamstring injury against the Seahawks this week, which is not good news, as he was already nursing a hamstring injury on his other leg.
The numbers speak for themselves. Lee is a massive loss and while the pace of the game will be down, Detroit should be able to exploit this loss both on the ground and through the air.
Joe Haeg – T – IND
Colts right tackle, Joe Haeg will be sidelined for a few weeks with what appears to be an ankle injury. This news was unwelcome, especially after the Colts offensive line lost J’Marcus Webb for the year.
Actionable Takeaway: The Houston defense has flopped thus far in DFS, however, they’ll find themselves in another advantageous matchup on Sunday. They need a win badly, and this is a great spot for pass rushers like J.J. Watt to get after Andrew Luck.
Muhammad Wilkerson – DL – GB
Muhammad Wilkerson underwent ankle surgery after leaving Sunday’s game, and will now miss the rest of the season.
Actionable Takeaway: I’m not sure if their truly is anything to gain this week, as the Green Bay defense will face the Bills, but this is no doubt a big loss for a struggling defense. Wilkerson was off to a good start to the year, and his absence is something that we may be able to exploit going forward.
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