NFL Injury Analysis: The All-Turf Burn Edition
NFL Injury Analysis: The All-Turf Burn Edition

This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.

With the fantasy playoffs in full swing, this week's column will be an all-Turf Burn version, focusing on the multiple injuries that may be standing between you and fantasy glory.

Le'Veon Bell: A flu bug prevented Bell from playing in Week 14, but it appears the running back is feeling better. He was a full participant in Monday's practice and is in line to return as New York's feature back in its Thursday night matchup with the Ravens. Even if he is 100 percent, Baltimore presents a tough matchup as the Ravens defense is ranked sixth best against the run in yards per game allowed. Bell should get a healthy dose of carries with Bilal Powell (ankle/illness) and Ty Montgomery (foot/hip) less than 100 percent.

Mike Evans: The Buccaneers wideout will miss the remainder of the season after straining his hamstring in Week 14. The injury occurred on Evans' lone reception, a 61-yard touchdown grab, in the first quarter. The severity of the injury has not been made publicly available, but Tampa does not expect him to return this year barring an unforeseen improvement. It's worth noting Evans injured the same muscle group during an offseason minicamp. Previous injury is a noteworthy indicator for future injury, making Evans a risky play even if he is somehow cleared to return before the end of the season. Receivers Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson will move up the depth chart but seem unlikely to replace Evans' level of production. Perriman seems

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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