NFL Week 18 Injury Report: Which Starters Got Hurt In Week 17?

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Written By Jeffrey Schreiber | Last Updated

NFL injuries continued to pile up in Week 17 of action. Several big-name starters went down. These injuries are already shifting sportsbook odds at the best sports betting sites. Handicappers must monitor for news before betting Week 18 odds. The most notable players injured this past week were 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey, Eagles WR DeVonta Smith, and Saints RB Alvin Kamara.

Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing Week 18. Scroll to compare spreads, moneylines, and totals across NFL betting apps, and use our Prop Finder Tool to find the best prices on player props.

Notable NFL INJURIES from WEEK 17

Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries to monitor before Week 18.

Baltimore Ravens

  • CB Marlon Humphrey

Humphrey suffered a calf injury on Sunday during the first quarter. It will be noteworthy to see whether he suits up in the Ravens’ regular season finale against the Steelers. Baltimore has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Buffalo Bills

  • TE Dawson Knox

Knox left the game in the first quarter due to a head injury. It will be interesting to see if Dalton Kincaid has a more significant role moving forward if Knox is forced to miss any future games.

Chicago Bears

  • CB Jaylon Johnson

Johnson hurt himself in the second quarter on Sunday and checked himself out of the game. He did not return to the field when play resumed in the third quarter. If Johnson misses Week 18, it would be a massive loss for the Bears’ defense against the Packers. He’s the No. 1 CB by PFF grade this season.

Green Bay Packers

  • WR Jayden Reed
  • RB AJ Dillon

Reed, who left Sunday’s game, will have further tests on his ribs today after negative X-rays, sources say. He’s pretty sore, and it’s safe to say his status for Week 18 is in doubt.

Dillon exited the game in the third quarter with a stinger. The 25-year-old was deemed questionable to return but never returned to the game. His Week 18 status remains in question.

Houston Texans

  • OT Laremy Tunsil
  • WR Noah Brown
  • WR Robert Woods

Tunsil injured his groin in the first half. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game and was replaced by veteran lineman George Fant at left tackle. Tunsil, one of the top blockers in the league, went to the blue medical tent before heading to the locker room for further examination.

Brown was ruled out with a hip injury. Wide receiver Robert Woods injured his hip and didn’t return.

Stay tuned to the Texan’s mid-week practice reports for further updates on each player’s Week 18 designation.

Miami Dolphins

  • QB Tua Tagovailoa
  • LB Bradley Chubb
  • CB Xavien Howard

HC Mike McDaniel said he’s not worried about Tua’s throwing shoulder. Tua said it’s sore but not a big concern. “Not something that’s a huge blip on my radar,” McDaniel said. “What I’m not worried about is the player fighting through that and being able to be productive.”

Chubb did tear his ACL, per source. With three minutes left in Sunday’s game, Chubb was hurt when Miami trailed by 30. Miami will now be without Chubb and Jaelen Phillips, who tore his Achilles’ vs. the Jets the day after Thanksgiving.

Howard suffered a foot injury on Sunday and is considered week-to-week. The team is not expecting to have him on Sunday night vs. the Bills. Eli Apple is likely to get more playing time.

New Orleans Saints

  • RB Alvin Kamara

Kamara suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday’s victory over Tampa Bay and couldn’t play in the second half. The Saints need a win over Atlanta on Sunday to have a chance of qualifying for the postseason. HC Dennis Allen declined to clarify the severity of Kamara’s ankle sprain injury but said he was in the building Monday for rehab.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • WR Devonta Smith

Smith is dealing with a mild ankle sprain, sources say. He’ll have more tests done, but not considered a major injury.

San Francisco 49ers

  • RB Christian McCaffrey

HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters that McCaffrey has a mild calf strain that will keep him out Week 18. That gives him nearly three weeks to get ready for the playoffs.

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