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Monday Morning Trainer’s Room: Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer Highlight the Week 7 Injury Report

Injuries are a part of the game, but for fantasy football, they’re a major part of the game. One player gets hurt and your whole roster could crumble if you don’t have a backup plan. We’re here to update you on the most fantasy-relevant injuries and how their team plans to move forward.

Jay Cutler was in the midst of one of his top performances of the season, but his day was cut short when his ribs got crunched, resulting in some cracked ribs. Matt Moore came in and led a comeback against the Jets, which included two touchdown passes to Kenny Stills. If Moore plays well over the next two to three weeks, this could be the end of the Cutler era in Miami. We never want to cheer for injuries, but this could be a blessing in disguise for the Dolphins and their fantasy owners.

Carson Palmer’s fantasy season is now over after suffering a broken left arm in a 33-0 drubbing by the Rams in England. Palmer isn’t a great quarterback at this stage in his career, but he makes his receivers startable and his team better from a fantasy perspective. In his absence, Bruce Arians stated that Drew Stanton will be the guy going forward, and not Blaine Gabbert. Both options stink, so if you can find a way to deal Larry Fitzgerald, it could be beneficial in the long run.

No one has Joe Thomas on their respective fantasy teams, but the great iron man of the NFL will likely be put on injured reserve, if Monday’s MRI confirms the team’s fear of a torn triceps for the cornerstone of their franchise. Thomas’ historic snap streak ended at 10,363 consecutive snaps and one would have imagined that Thomas’ streak would only end on a season-ender, rather than something minuscule. All great things must come to an end.

Cold Tub:

  • Delanie Walker suffered a sprained ankle and was seen on crutches; his status is unknown with the Titans’ upcoming bye week
  • The brittle CJ Prosise lasted two snaps before spraining his ankle (lol); he did not return
  • Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey injured his groin and could miss up to a month
  • The Colts lost their first round stud safety Malik Hooker to a torn ACL and MCL

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