Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Cincinnati BengalsWyatt HubertDEI-R – PectoralMon, Jul 26Hubert has been entered on the IR/Non-Football Injury list due to a torn pectoral and will miss the entire 2021 season.
Cincinnati BengalsAuden TateWRQues Sun – CalfMon, Jan 24Tate has landed on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a calf injury, and he has one week to be activated.
Cincinnati BengalsStanley Morgan Jr.WRQues Sun – HamstringMon, Jan 24Morgan Jr. is nursing a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain if he will play versus the Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
Cincinnati BengalsCameron SampleDEQues Sun – GroinMon, Jan 24Sample is managing a groin injury, and it has yet to be established if he will be active for the AFC championship game versus the Chiefs.
Cincinnati BengalsJoe BachieLBI-R – KneeThu, Jan 20Bachie suffered a torn ACL and has landed on the injured reserve list. He also has wound up on the IR/COVID-19 list.
Cincinnati BengalsJordan EvansLBOut Indefinitely – KneeThu, Jan 20Evans has been designated to the injured reserve list due to a knee injury, and it has yet to be established when he will return to the lineup.
Cincinnati BengalsJoseph OssaiDEI-R – KneeWed, Sep 22Ossai has wound up on the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Cincinnati BengalsLarry OgunjobiDTI-R – FootTue, Jan 18Ogunjobi has been shuttled to the injured reserve list with a right foot injury.
Cincinnati BengalsDarius PhillipsCBOut Indefinitely – ShoulderMon, Jan 3Phillips has been added to the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury, and it is undecided when he will return to action.
Cincinnati BengalsRiley ReiffTI-R – AnkleFri, Dec 31Reiff has been assigned to the injured reserve list with an ankle injury.
Cincinnati BengalsBrandon WilsonSOut Indefinitely – KneeTue, Nov 9Wilson has been shifted to the injured reserve list with a left torn ACL, and it is unknown how long he will be sidelined.
Cincinnati BengalsAkeem Davis GaitherLBOut Indefinitely – FootThu, Jan 20Davis-Gaither has been shuttled to the injured reserve list with a left foot injury, and it is undetermined how long he will be unavailable.
Kansas City ChiefsJoshua KaindohDEQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Kaindoh has been activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list after recovering from a left ankle injury, and it has yet to be established if he will hit the field against the Bengals during the AFC championship game.
Kansas City ChiefsKhalen SaundersDTQues Sun – KneeMon, Jan 24Saunders has been placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a knee injury, and his one-week activation window has started.
Kansas City ChiefsChris LammonsDBQues Sun – HipMon, Jan 24Lammons has hit the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with an ankle injury, and he has one week to be activated.
Kansas City ChiefsRashad FentonCBQues Sun – BackMon, Jan 24Fenton is hampered by a back injury, and it is uncertain if he will participate in the AFC championship game versus the Bengals.
Kansas City ChiefsDarrel WilliamsRBQues Sun – ToeMon, Jan 24Williams is managing a toe injury, and it is up in the air if he will partake in the AFC championship game versus the Bengals.
Kansas City ChiefsTyrann MathieuSQues Sun – ConcussionMon, Jan 24Mathieu is managing a concussion, and it has yet to be established if he will face the Bengals in the AFC championship game.
Kansas City ChiefsLucas NiangTOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Jan 7Niang has been assigned to the injured reserve list due to a knee injury, and it is unclear when he will return to action.
Kansas City ChiefsJody FortsonWRI-R – AchillesMon, Dec 20Fortson has been assigned to the injured reserve list with a torn Achilles.
Kansas City ChiefsMalik HerringDEOut Indefinitely – KneeTue, Aug 31Herring has been posted to the IR/Non-Football Injury list due to an ACL injury, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Kansas City ChiefsPrince Tega WanoghoTQues Sun – RibsMon, Jan 24Wanogho has a rib injury, and it is unclear if he will be available for the AFC championship game versus the Bengals.
Kansas City ChiefsMike RemmersOLOut Indefinitely – KneeMon, Jan 3Remmers has been shifted to the injured reserve list with a knee injury, and a return date has yet to be established.
Los Angeles RamsRobert WoodsWRI-R – KneeWed, Nov 24Woods has torn his ACL, and he has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Los Angeles RamsXavier JonesRBI-R – AchillesWed, Sep 1Jones is on the injured reserve list after passing through waivers with an Achilles injury.
Los Angeles RamsJohnny MundtTEI-R – KneeMon, Oct 18Mundt has been posted to the injured reserve list with a torn ACL.
Los Angeles RamsChatarius AtwellWRI-R – ShoulderTue, Nov 2Atwell suffered a shoulder injury, and he has landed on the injured reserve list.
Los Angeles RamsJacob HarrisTEI-R – KneeTue, Nov 9Harris has been placed on the injured reserve list due to injuries to his ACL and MCL.
Los Angeles RamsTremayne Anchrum Jr.OLOut Indefinitely – KneeMon, Dec 20Anchrum has ended up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with an knee injury, and he will not return.
Los Angeles RamsJordan FullerSI-R – AnkleWed, Jan 12Fuller has been moved to the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury.
Los Angeles RamsRaymond CalaisRBI-R – FootMon, Jan 3Calais has hit the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair a mid-foot fracture.
Los Angeles RamsSebastian Joseph DayDLQues Sun – PectoralMon, Jan 24Joseph-Day has been shuttled to the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a pectoral issue, and the team will have two weeks to activate him.
Los Angeles RamsRobert RochellDBQues Sun – ChestMon, Jan 24Rochell has landed on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a chest issue, and his two-week activation period has begun.
Los Angeles RamsDarrell Henderson Jr.RBQues Sun – KneeMon, Jan 24Henderson Jr. has ended up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a knee sprain, and he will have two weeks to be activated.
Los Angeles RamsJoe NoteboomOLQues Sun – ChestTue, Jan 25Noteboom is tending to pectoral strain, and it is undecided if he will take the field against the 49ers in the NFC championship game.
Los Angeles RamsTaylor RappSQues Sun – ConcussionMon, Jan 24Rapp is going through the league’s concussion protocol, and it is unknown if he will be cleared prior to the NFC championship game versus the 49ers.
Los Angeles RamsBuddy HowellRBQues Sun – HamstringMon, Jan 24Howell is hobbled by a hamstring injury, and it is undetermined if he will take on the 49ers in the NFC championship game.
Los Angeles RamsAndrew WhitworthOLQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Whitworth is hampered with injuries to his ankle and knee, and it has yet to be established if he will face the 49ers in the NFC championship game.
Los Angeles RamsErnest JonesLBQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Jones has wound up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a high-ankle sprain, and he will have two weeks to be activated.
San Francisco 49ersJeff Wilson Jr.RBQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Wilson Jr. is hobbled with an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will hit the field against the Rams for the NFC championship game.
San Francisco 49ersTavon WilsonSQues Sun – FootMon, Jan 24Wilson has been added to the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a foot issue, and the team has one week to activate him.
San Francisco 49ersMohamed Sanu Sr.WRQues Sun – KneeMon, Jan 24Sanu Sr. has been designated for the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a knee sprain, and his one-week activation window has begun.
San Francisco 49ersTrey SermonRBQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Sermon has been activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list after recovering from an ankle injury, and it is uncertain if he will be available versus the Rams for the NFC championship game.
San Francisco 49ersTrenton CannonRBQues Sun – ConcussionMon, Jan 24Cannon has wound up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a concussion, and he will have two weeks to be activated.
San Francisco 49ersMarcell HarrisLBQues Sun – AchillesMon, Jan 24Harris is battling an Achilles injury, and it has yet to be established if he will be available for the NFC championship game versus the Rams.
San Francisco 49ersAmbry ThomasCBQues Sun – KneeMon, Jan 24Thomas is battling a knee injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up versus the Rams for the NFC championship game.
San Francisco 49ersDeebo SamuelWRQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Samuel is hampered by a right ankle injury, and it has yet to be decided if he will be available to face the Rams for the NFC championship game.
San Francisco 49ersMike McglincheyTI-R – QuadricepWed, Nov 10McGlinchey suffered a torn quad, and he has been assigned to the injured reserve list.
San Francisco 49ersRaheem MostertRBI-R – KneeTue, Jan 18Mostert has been shuttled to the injured reserve list after undergoing season-ending knee surgery.
San Francisco 49ersDee FordDLOut Indefinitely – ConcussionSun, Jan 2Ford has been designated to the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list due to a back injury.
San Francisco 49ersTarvarius MooreDBI-R – AchillesMon, Dec 20Moore is on the IR/PUP list with a torn Achilles tendon.
San Francisco 49ersJavon KinlawDTI-R – KneeSat, Oct 30Kinlaw has been added to the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a knee injury.
San Francisco 49ersJason VerrettCBI-R – KneeTue, Sep 14Verrett has been entered to the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL in his right knee.
San Francisco 49ersRichie JamesWRI-R – KneeMon, Sep 6James has been entered on the injured reserve list after clearing waivers due to a knee ailment.
San Francisco 49ersJustin SkuleOLOut For Season – KneeWed, Jun 16Skule suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire season.
San Francisco 49ersTrent WilliamsTQues Sun – AnkleMon, Jan 24Williams is tending to a right ankle injury, and it is unknown if he will be active for the NFC championship game versus the Rams.
San Francisco 49ersMaurice HurstDLQues Sun – CalfMon, Jan 24Hurst is managing a calf injury, and it has yet to be determined if he will play in the NFC championship game versus the Rams.

If you are going to have success handicapping the NFL, you have to pay attention to the injury report on a consistent basis. A lot of amateurs make the mistake of focusing only on the injuries to star players and overlooking the guys who don’t receive a lot of attention from the media. ┬áPlus, they don’t know the point spread values assigned to the players that are missing.

It’s no secret that the most important position in regards to how an injury can impact a game is the quarterback, especially if we are talking about a top level signal caller. The elite NFL quarterbacks can be worth anywhere from 4-points to a touchdown on the spread. The thing to keep in mind, is that oddsmakers are almost always going to over-adjust the line in these circumstances, as few are willing to lay their hard earned money on a backup quarterback. So before you jump to fade a team that just lost their starting quarterback, keep in mind that you are betting into an inflated line.

It’s easy to pay attention to injuries to quarterbacks, as the media outlets are quick to bring these to our attention, but it’s not the only position that can have a huge impact on the outcome of a game. On the offensive side of the ball, injuries to wide receivers, tight ends and fullbacks are definitely ones that you want to focus on when it comes to the skill positions, while injuries to running backs aren’t all that important.

This is where a lot of people get in trouble, as it’s easy to over-react to a team that just lost a star running back. In reality it’s not all that important to the overall success of a team. Almost every NFL team has a capable backup running back who can quickly step in and put up similar numbers to that of the starter, but that’s not the case for wide receivers, tight ends and fullbacks.

If you think about it, it makes sense. A teams’ starting wide receivers spend countless hours forming chemistry and most importantly timing with the starting quarterback. Rarely do the backup wide outs get time with the starting unit in practice. When they get forced into action, the chemistry and timing simply isn’t there. An injury to a starting tight end can be even worse, as many times these are the guys that quarterbacks count on being open when under pressure. You might be asking why an injury to a fullback would matter all that much. The key thing to remember here is that few teams carry more than one fullback. If there’s not a capable backup, those formations that require a fullback may be thrown out of the game plan entirely.

It’s also worth noting that injuries to exterior offensive linemen (tackles) typically have a larger impact than that of interior offensive linemen (guards and center). This also makes sense, as it’s a lot easier for a quarterback to avoid pressure up the middle, than on the outside. Also, if the offensive line can’t set the edge on the outside, it will also hurt their ability to run the football.

As far as the defense is concerned, injuries on this side of the ball historically don’t have all that big of impact in the outcome of a game. In terms of importance, linebacker and safety are the two positions that you want to pay attention to, while injuries up front on the defensive line and at cornerback aren’t something you need to be overly concerned with.

While evidence suggests that some positions are more important than others, in order to take full advantage of the value that may or may not present itself when a team suffers an injury to a key player, you need to make sure to check the depth charts of the team in question. Some teams may have a more than capable backup at a key position, where an injury to a starter won’t hurt them. Others may not have adequate depth at some less important positions, where an injury could drastically reduce their chances of winning.