NFL Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Latest on Carson Wentz, Saquon Barkley, Andrew Luck and More

It's cruchtime for fantasy football drafts. If you have not drafted yet, it's quite likely you're soon to do so.

Of course, you want to come armed with all the best information on draft night. With that in mind, we've collected info on some of the high-profile injuries in the NFL so you'll be ready to draft the best possible squad.

Carson Wentz, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles

Before tearing his ACL late last season, Wentz was an MVP frontrunner and a fantasy showout. He was still not cleared for contact this week despite having already returned to 11 vs. 11 drills. It seems unlikely he'll be ready to go Week 1. If he does go, it's nearly impossible he'll have all his usual tools at his disposal.

"It's the medical reality of the injury that he has," Dr. David Chao, former head team physician for the San Diego Chargers, told NJ Advance Media. "I've always tried to stay on the positive side. Look, it's not impossible that Carson Wentz can be the starting quarterback on Week 1 for the Eagles. But there's no way he will be 100 percent. No medical, possible way."

Josh Gordon, wide receiver, Cleveland Browns

Cleveland's coach Hue Jackson has said Gordon won't start Week 1 after tweaking is hamstring in practice, according to reporter Mary Kay Cabot. Gordon will likely play Week 1.


— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) August 18, 2018

Saquon Barkley, running back, New York Giants

Barkley seems to be doing well after suffering a hamstring injury earlier in the preseason. "You can reveal to the world that he's out here practice full," head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters on Monday, according to SNY. "Let's reveal it. I know there's—sometimes when you're up here and you hear the questions, I see it differently because I'm on the behind-the-scenes day-to-day, but he's doing very well."

Saquon Barkley is back. Blew past LB Ray-Ray Armstrong on a wheel route in 7-on-7.

— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 27, 2018
Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to a preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images

Andrew Luck, quarterback, Indianapolis Colts

It's tough to figure out what to make of Luck. He was, of course, a super-talented signal-caller before injuring his shoulder last year. Luck has been slow to fully recover and recently suffered a minor foot injury. He should be ready to go Week 1. The question is: How will he play?

Frank Reich says Andrew Luck has a minor foot injury from Saturday’s game. Nothing major. Would play if there was a game Sunday. #Colts

— George Bremer (@gmbremer) August 27, 2018

Jerick McKinnon, running back, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers back was running routes on his injured calf and looked good in practice. All signs thus far are good. "This looks like a guy who will be 100% in Week 1," posted 49ers reporter Joe Fann, along with a video of the running back.

Marqise Lee, wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars

After suffering a gruesome leg injury in a preseason game, the star Jaguars wideout is done for the year.

Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver, Philadelphia Eagles

The status Jeffery shoulder injury is a little unclear. He's still not participating in practices and remained on the physically unable to perform list some 11 days out from the opener this week. There'd be some downside in taking him too early in a draft.

DeVante Parker, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins

According to ESPN reporter Cameron Wolfe, Parker's coach said he "still can't catch a ball" because of a finger injury and catching is, quite obviously, a key part of playing receiver.