Thursday Night Fantasy Football Injury Report: Giants vs Bears

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New York Giants:

Brandon Myers (Ankle, Questionable): Myers missed practice on Monday before returning to limited participation on Tuesday and Wednesday as he deals with an ankle injury. No word on the specifics of the ankle injury, but it hasn’t been a pretty first 5 weeks for Myers. He’s already dealt with bruised ribs and a concussion on the year so far, so adding this ankle issue just rubs salt in the wound. He’s really not played well these last three weeks, and with him essentially being a game time decision tonight, I would say his fantasy value is pretty low. Without knowing exactly what’s going on with his ankle, it’s hard to speculate how limited he’ll be and/or how severe his ankle issue is. He’ll more than likely be limited, and the Bears are pretty solid against opposing TEs, so he’s probably not the best of options this week.

David Wilson (Neck, Out): Wilson has already been ruled out with a neck injury, so the mystery of the situation is definitely gone. Wilson reportedly will seek a second opinion on his neck as there appears to be a chance he misses more than just this week. There’s some speculation that this injury is more serious than Wilson himself let on. According to coach Coughlin, Wilson felt “some type of tingling” in his neck region, which almost always specifies some sort of nerve involvement. We don’t know exactly what structures are involved, whether it’s just a nerve irritation (which is pretty benign and could be resolved relatively quickly) or it involves disc or facet pathology (the term facet refers to the lateral connections of each vertebrae which is responsible for all the motion that happens at each joint in the neck). I’m sure we’ll find out more after tonight’s game and moving into next week, but Wilson’s situation definitely bears watching to determine his status moving forward.

Chicago Bears:

Alshon Jeffery (Ankle, Probable): Jeffery was a limited participant in practice all week, but was still slapped with a probable designation, which is a great sign. His limited participation seems to be more precautionary than anything else, especially coming off his breakout performance last Sunday. Expect Jeffery to be ready to go Thursday night against a porous Giants secondary.

Martellus Bennett (Knee, Questionable): Bennett was another guy who was limited all week in practice with a knee injury. As with the others in this column, not a ton of specifics available in terms of what structures are involved, but he was in good spirits all week and seems to be on track to play tonight. It bears watching to see how he does within game to see if he suffers any setbacks or discomfort during the game, but it looks like it’ll be all systems go for Bennett. He retains his TE1 status against his former team.

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