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NFL Injuries 2024

Last Updated: Oct 6, 2023

In case you missed it, the 2023-24 NFL season has begun.

Unfortunately, injuries are a massive part of this great game that we love. Some injuries heal quickly, but some are more serious and can derail a season.

Thankfully, we’ll do the work and keep track of every relevant NFL injury for you, so you stay as informed as needed. This page will mostly be updated on Monday mornings, but throughout the week we’ll add information as it comes in.

Let’s get down to it.

NFL Injury Report This Week

Below is the top NFL Injury News to consider when placing your best NFL bet picks.

This inactives and injury list will refresh just about every week of action during the regular season and NFL playoffs.

Top NFL Injured Players To Watch

JK Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Torn Achilles • ESTIMATED RETURN: Mid-2024 Season

It’s yet another prematurely ended season for Dobbins, who was helped off midway through Week 2’s contest with an announced ankle injury. Head coach John Harbaugh later confirmed that Dobbins suffered the torn Achilles and that he’ll miss the entire 2023-24 season.

It’s an extremely unfortunate situation for Dobbins, who was just coming off completing his recovery from a torn ACL in 2021. He has only played seven games in the last two seasons and now will enter free agency coming off yet another season-ending injury.

We might always wonder what could have been with Dobbins, as he has been one of the most efficient running backs in the NFL since entering the league in 2020.

Tee Higgins

Fractured Rib • Estimated Return: Week 5-6

This is a tough injury to gauge. Higgins has played through pain-tolerance injuries like this before, so it’s not outside the realm of possibilities that he will be out there on Sunday.

However, this is a fractured rib, and it would make sense that, against the Cardinals, Higgins sits this one out to get healthy. He did practice as of today (Friday), so it does seem like he’ll be out there, but remain vigilant.

Amon-Ra St. Brown

Abdomen • Estimated Return: Week 6

This is another similar situation to the Higgins situation above, except St. Brown has not practiced all week. Therefore, it’s difficult to assume that he gets out on the field and even if he gives it a go, it’s fair to assume he’ll be very limited.

In our non-expert medical opinions, St. Brown probably sits this game against the Panthers.

How NFL Injuries Influence Football Betting

The health of key players could influence betting opportunities, including props based on their own statistical performance and award potential, and injuries can alter the logic of betting on a given player’s team in the futures markets (Super Bowl, win totals, etc.).

What position does the injury affect?

In the NFL, the position of an injured player matters when determining how to adjust your betting strategy.

Given that it’s arguably the most important position in all of sports, quarterback is the most crucial position to watch for health concerns. Any ding sustained by a signal caller will likely cause significant line movement, as the team’s offensive upside could crash if a backup must step in for an extended period of time.

Other positions that might cause bettors to worry: star wide receiver, elite offensive lineman, top pass rusher, or shutdown cornerback. All four of these positions carry notable weight in the success of a team each week and throughout the season.

The injury to a running back likely will be less of an issue, given the nature of NFL backfields that allow multiple backs to rotate in who often produce similar results as the starter. Exceptions exist, of course, if it’s a star like Christian McCaffrey.

Injury report timelines each week

A late-week injury that crops up could have a more significant influence on the team prep and game outcome. Having less time to cover for an NFL injury might be cause for concern, and can directly — and often violently — push a line in a particular direction, eliminating any chance at a value bet.

Monitor the weekly NFL odds from the start of the week to the finish — especially for the Friday and Saturday final injury reports — to see whether a listing will turn the tides on the betting lists.

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