X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

Fantasy Football Injury Report For NFL RBs: Preseason Updates On Najee Harris, Antonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson and Kenneth Gainwell

Najee Harris - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Below you will find our updated fantasy football injuries report for running backs in the 2022 NFL preseason as of Friday August 12th. The injury statuses for various NFL running backs are up in the air during training camp, including Najee HarrisAntonio Gibson, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, James Robinson, and Kenneth Gainwell.

With peak draft season rapidly approaching, these are some key running back injuries to keep track of throughout the week.

Don't forget to bookmark our NFL News Desk for all the latest updates throughout the preseason!

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best NFL Series, MLB Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!

 

Najee Harris Injury Update

Harris left practice last week on Monday (August 1st) with a foot injury and did not return. When asked, head coach Mike Tomlin said "he got his foot stepped on" but did not seem particularly concerned.

Harris has since returned to practice but isn't in full pads. He worked out on Monday for the first time and will hopefully continue to progress in his recovery this week. Based on the clip from Friday, the injury does not seem significant enough to worry about his status for Week 1 but it will be worth monitoring his practice reports.

The options behind Harris include Benny Snell Jr. and Anthony McFarland Jr., neither of whom pose a threat to steal work or earn a larger role in the offense. Thus, Harris will likely take his time recovering.

 

Antonio Gibson Injury Update

Gibson originally left practice on Wednesday, July 27th, because of an injury to his hamstring.

The most recent report was on Friday, which confirmed Gibson has returned to practice and is participating in live drills.

This is good news for Gibson, who needs to get healthy and get reps in this offense, with new quarterback Carson Wentz. He'll still need to hold off rookie Brian Robinson, who has impressed the coaching staff and poses a real threat to the goal-line role, but returning to practice is a great first step. Gibson continues to be a difficult player to trust, but his ADP is beginning to reflect that feeling and he could become a value in your draft.

 

J.K. Dobbins Injury Update

Dobbins has been battling his way back from an ACL (knee) tear that occurred last August, so seeing him placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start training camp was a red flag. The good news though is he was actually removed from this list on Monday, with all signs pointing towards him being ready to go for Week 1.

The update here confirms this optimism, which would make Dobbins a massive bargain at his current ADP of 58 overall. He was electrifying in his rookie season, leading the NFL in yards per carry with 6.0, and finishing with nine rushing touchdowns. He will resume his role as the lead back in the league's most explosive rushing attack, offering top-12 upside once healthy.

 

Gus Edwards Injury Update

Unfortunately, Dobbins's running mate Edwards, who also suffered an ACL (knee) tear last August, is trending in the opposite direction. This was the post from last week that described Edwards as "farther behind."

His Week 1 status is now looking more doubtful, based on this update from Monday.

Edwards being the furthest behind of the group and doubtful for Week 1 is a huge red flag. He has increased competition this season including free agent Mike Davis and rookie Tyler Badie, plus his efficiency and explosiveness could take a hit early in his return, as a result of the injury.

Edwards is now a name to avoid entirely, shifting our focus to Davis, Badie, or Justice Hill as the second Ravens back to target.

 

James Robinson Update

Robinson suffered an Achilles injury in December, leading many to believe he would miss most, if not all of 2022. Yet, Robinson avoided the PUP list for training camp and seems increasingly likely to be available for Week 1.

The historical data on Achilles injuries is not great for running backs regaining their efficiency and productivity but with modern science and multiple players currently recovered from the injury, including D'Onta Foreman, Marlon Mack, and presumably Cam Akers, there is a reason for optimism.

Last week, Robinson was completing drills and running routes.

This week, Robinson is not only back at practice but actually competing with Travis Etienne for first-team reps.

Robinson was incredible for fantasy in 2020, finishing as the RB7 in a half-PPR scoring format. He was also the RB16 through the first 16 weeks last year before getting injured. Robinson must now be considered as a late-round pick who could return value in your fantasy drafts. It's still wise to exercise some caution given how Akers looked in the playoffs, but as long as ADP stays lower, he'll be worth taking a shot on.

 

Kenneth Gainwell Update

Gainwell was listed as one of the individuals who would not practice on Tuesday, as a result of a hip issue. This is the first report of an injury for him, so it's difficult to assess the extent.

Gainwell has been receiving a lot of hype during training camp, as someone who already projects to be the pass-catching back, but could also receive more early-down work. The injury will limit him from continuing to challenge Sanders for the lead-back role, at least for the time being. Assuming this is a minor issue, Gainwell is still a player to target later in your draft, because he has the most upside in this backfield and the Eagles' offensive line is one of the best in the NFL.



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!




Win Big With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Fantasy Football Injury News




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Edward Cabrera8 mins ago

Exits Saturday's Start Early
Wil Crowe16 mins ago

Lands On The 15-Day Injured List
Michael Kopech24 mins ago

Undergoes Knee Surgery
Logan Webb33 mins ago

Done For The Season
Jacob deGrom39 mins ago

Not Concerned About Blister
Mike Trout47 mins ago

Dealing With A Sore Foot
Tua Tagovailoa2 hours ago

Test Results "Come Back Clean"
Marquez Valdes-Scantling2 hours ago

Plans To Suit Up On Sunday
Amir Coffey10 hours ago

Drops 11 Points In Preseason Win
Cam Thomas10 hours ago

May Not See A Bump In Minutes This Season
Khris Middleton10 hours ago

Won't Be Ready To Begin Season
Eugenio Suárez10 hours ago

Eugenio Suarez Getting The Day Off On Saturday
Daulton Varsho10 hours ago

Absent From The Lineup On Saturday
Kendrick Nunn10 hours ago

Impressing Coaching Staff
Jarren Duran10 hours ago

Optioned To Triple-A Again
Damian Jones10 hours ago

Getting Work With Starting Unit
J.D. Martinez11 hours ago

Absent From The Lineup On Saturday
Larry Nance11 hours ago

Jr. Gets Extension From Pels
Aaron Ashby11 hours ago

Starting Vs. The Marlins On Saturday
Edward Cabrera11 hours ago

Set To Start On Saturday
Reid Detmers13 hours ago

Wins His Seventh Game Friday
Josh Rojas13 hours ago

Swipes His 21st Bag Friday
Ian Happ13 hours ago

Collects Two Hits Friday
Framber Valdez14 hours ago

Pitches Poorly Again Friday
Los Angeles Clippers22 hours ago

Moses Brown Notches A Double-Double In Win
Robert Covington22 hours ago

Scores 13 Points In Preseason Win
Marcus Morris23 hours ago

Sr. Gets Some Minutes On Friday Night
Luke Kennard23 hours ago

Stays Hot From Deep On Friday
Jonathan Taylor1 day ago

Good To Go Against Titans
Jerami Grant1 day ago

Has Impressed Blazers
Mackenzie Dern1 day ago

Set For Main-Event Showdown Saturday
Will Barton1 day ago

Misses First Preseason Game
Paul Reed1 day ago

Is Becoming More Versatile
Francisco Trinaldo1 day ago

Set For Co-Main Event
Randy Brown1 day ago

Facing Dangerous Veteran On Saturday
Luke Kornet1 day ago

Likely To Miss Two Weeks
Trevin Jones1 day ago

Hoping To Get Back On Track
Daniel Santos1 day ago

Can Turn Around His UFC Fortunes
Max Fried1 day ago

Leaves Friday's Start With Illness
Isaiah Roby1 day ago

Has Impressed Spurs
Charlie Blackmon1 day ago

Plans To Pick Up 2023 Player Option
Spencer Strider1 day ago

Not Throwing Yet
Ketel Marte1 day ago

Placed On Injured List Friday
Zack Britton1 day ago

Leaves Friday’s Game With Injury
Hunter Renfrow1 day ago

To Miss Second Straight Game
Michael Gallup1 day ago

Cleared To Make Season Debut
Theo Maledon1 day ago

On The Move To Houston
Mac Jones1 day ago

Ruled Out This Weekend
Raoni Barcelos1 day ago

In Need Of A Win To Snap Losing Streak
1 day ago

Ty Jerome Traded To Houston, Expected To Be Waived
Keenan Allen1 day ago

To Miss His Third Straight Game
Derrick Favors1 day ago

Traded To The Rockets
Boston Celtics1 day ago

Celtics Sign Blake Griffin To One-Year Deal
D'Andre Swift1 day ago

Officially Ruled Out For Week 4
Don Shainis1 day ago

Making UFC Debut On Main Card
Sodiq Yusuff1 day ago

Looking For Second Win Of 2022
John Castaneda1 day ago

Hoping To Remain Strong Inside The Octagon
Viacheslav Borshchev1 day ago

Hoping For A Rebound Performance Saturday
Mike Davis1 day ago

Returns To Action To Open Up The Main Card
David Montgomery1 day ago

Ruled Out Against Giants
Marquise Brown1 day ago

Rondale Moore Questionable For Week 4
Gabe Davis1 day ago

Says He's Playing Sunday
Brian Hoyer1 day ago

Mac Jones Questionable, Brian Hoyer Likely To Start Week 4
Cleveland Browns1 day ago

Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney Questionable For Week 4
Julio Jones1 day ago

Chris Godwin, Julio Jones To Be Game-Time Decisions
DJ Chark1 day ago

Good To Go
Gabe Davis1 day ago

Aggravates Ankle, Still Expected To Play
Jarvis Landry1 day ago

Questionable For Week 4
Alvin Kamara1 day ago

Given Another Questionable Tag
Dalvin Cook1 day ago

Good To Go For Week 4
Christian McCaffrey2 days ago

Listed As Questionable
Amon-Ra St. Brown2 days ago

Ruled Out For Week 4
Sean Couturier2 days ago

Avoids Surgery, Considered Week-To-Week
Scott Perunovich2 days ago

Remains Under Evaluation
Nico Hischier2 days ago

Set To Be Re-Evaluated In 10 Days
Rasmus Sandin2 days ago

Ends Contract Standoff With Maple Leafs
Trevor Zegras2 days ago

Exits Preseason Game With Injury
Jordie Benn2 days ago

Carl Dahlstrom Join Toronto's Growing Injury List
Calvin Petersen4 days ago

Considered Day-To-Day
Jeff Carter4 days ago

Listed As Day-To-Day
Ilya Mikheyev4 days ago

Week-To-Week With A Lower-Body Injury
Spencer Knight4 days ago

Gets Three-Year Extension From Florida
John Tavares4 days ago

Out For At Least Three Weeks
Brock Boeser4 days ago

Out For Three To Four Weeks
Jamal Murray5 days ago

Feels Back To Normal
Kawhi Leonard5 days ago

To Participate In Training Camp
Chase Briscoe7 days ago

Begins Texas Near The Rear
Christopher Bell7 days ago

To The Middle Again For Texas
Alex Bowman7 days ago

Under The Radar A Bit Sunday
Ryan Blaney7 days ago

Back On Bubble As Texas Looms
Ross Chastain7 days ago

Has To Feel Fortunate For Texas
Austin Cindric7 days ago

On The Bubble To Start Segment Two
Daniel Suarez7 days ago

Familiar With Texas Success
Kyle Larson7 days ago

Starts Ninth From Texas On Sunday
Denny Hamlin7 days ago

Loves Intermediate Tracks Like Texas
Austin Dillon7 days ago

Another Chevy Qualifying Strong
Chase Elliott7 days ago

In Solid Spot At Texas
Michael McDowell7 days ago

Not A Surprise At Texas
Tyler Reddick7 days ago

Pushes Hard To Start Fourth Sunday
William Byron7 days ago

Starts Third For Texas Race
Joey Logano7 days ago

Nearly Takes Pole At Texas
Brad Keselowski7 days ago

Snares Pole At Texas
Patrick Kane1 week ago

Keen To Remain In Chicago
Nicklas Backstrom1 week ago

Believes He Can Play This Season
Nolan Patrick1 week ago

To Miss The Entire 2022-23 Season
Jake Muzzin1 week ago

Misses Start Of Training Camp
Nick Suzuki1 week ago

Out Of Action For A Couple Of Weeks
Gabriel Landeskog1 week ago

Will Miss The Start Of The Season
Andrew Copp1 week ago

Misses Training Camp
Timothy Liljegren1 week ago

Out For At Least Six Weeks
Jason Robertson1 week ago

Misses Start Of Training Camp
Andre Fili2 weeks ago

Takes Split Decision In A Very Close Contest
MMA2 weeks ago

Song Yadong Falls Short In Main Event Due To Massive Cut
Cory Sandhagen2 weeks ago

Scores Impressive TKO Win
Chidi Njokuani2 weeks ago

Suffers TKO Loss Saturday
Gregory Rodrigues2 weeks ago

Earns TKO Victory On Saturday
Bill Algeo2 weeks ago

Suffers Close Split-Decision Loss
Alen Amedovski2 weeks ago

Drops Fourth Straight Fight
Joe Pyfer2 weeks ago

Impresses In UFC Debut With KO/TKO Win
Tanner Boser2 weeks ago

Drops A Split Decision Saturday
Rodrigo Nascimento2 weeks ago

Ferreira Secures Close Victory
Chase Elliott2 weeks ago

Has Subpar Qualifying Effort Friday
Kyle Busch2 weeks ago

On The Outside Looking In At Bristol
Tyler Reddick2 weeks ago

Under Heavy Stress At Bristol
William Byron2 weeks ago

On Cruise Control For Bristol
Joey Logano2 weeks ago

Begins 15th At Bristol Motor Speedway

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 

Points League Hitters: Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 26

Welcome to Week 26 and our fantasy baseball waiver wire hitters. We'll be doing this roundup of points leagues every week here at RotoBaller, with waiver wire targets and streaming pitchers being evaluated in terms of the different scoring systems of ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS, and Fantrax. Player values can vary wildly from platform to platform,... Read More


nestor cortes jr. fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers pitchers waiver wire pickups

Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (10/1/22)

Happy Saturday, and happy October RotoBallers! We're back for another weekend of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller... Read More


DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/1/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

Today's MLB slates are split up as is the norm for late-season baseball. Half the guys I think will play will not, so you have to be as flexible as Gumby to play MLB DFS in September and October, but that also means that there is a lot of money out there should you dare... Read More


Alexis Diaz fantasy baseball closers rankings draft sleepers waiver wire pickups

MLB Closers and Saves: Fantasy Baseball Depth Charts

Saves are an important component for many fantasy baseball leagues. Closers are one of the most volatile positions in fantasy baseball, and one of the highest turnover positions in MLB. Each year, closers drop like flies and many MLB teams make in-season changes due to injuries or poor performance. In addition to closers and saves, relief... Read More


Craig Kimbrel - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Closers and Saves

Closers and Saves Waiver Wire Report for Fantasy Baseball - Week 25

Well, here we are folks. For most fantasy leagues, this is it. This is the last week that counts, the wrap up week in roto leagues and the championship matchup in head-to-head leagues. This is everything you've been working for all season and I am so proud of you. Oh, me? Yeah, I had either... Read More


Corbin Burnes - fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers mlb injury news

Starts & Sits for MLB Week 25 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

We made it to the end. Week 25 is the final 10 days of the season. I am pleased to bring you this chart one more time, and I appreciate all the readership and the feedback (good and bad). I have given a score to 4,860 probable starters this year (with some help from automation).... Read More


Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/30/22)

Happy Friday, RotoBallers, we're back for another weekend of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


bo bichette fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers shortstops MLB injury news dfs picks

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/30/22): Today's Top MLB DFS Lineups

The MLB regular season is winding down but there are still a few wild card spots up for grabs with the Brewers and Phillies battling it out for the last spot remaining in the NL. We have a slate with a ton of aces on the mound tonight, and it will likely be the last... Read More


MLB injuries fantasy baseball injury news updates stock

Daily MLB Injury Roundup for September 30th, 2022

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for September 30th, 2022. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Shohei Ohtani - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News

Free MLB Betting Picks - Today's Best Bets, Expert Predictions, Odds (9/29/22)

Happy Thursday, RotoBallers, we're back for another day of MLB betting picks! Make sure you're following my Twitter, as I can't guarantee that I'll always be able to get the added plays written here in the article, but I will typically add whatever else I'm playing throughout the day. The entire RotoBaller team has been... Read More


rafael devers fantasy baseball rankings draft sleepers MLB injury news DFS lineup picks

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (9/29/22): MLB DFS Lineups

Happy Thursday RotoBallers! This is John Brubaker dropping some of my favorite plays for today's slate. After a bit of a bigger slate last week relative to the weeks before, we're back to a smaller slate this afternoon, with a four-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel.  We don't have any slate differences though, which is... Read More


Fantasy Baseball Trade Targets - Buy/Sell For Week 25

Making the right trades can be crucial to championship success in fantasy baseball, almost as much as the draft, if not more. While most trades can have a significant impact on your fantasy team, it’s the deals where you acquire undervalued players and then see their production improve that can really tip the scales in... Read More


Jose Berrios - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News

MLB Pitcher Advanced Metrics Studs and Duds - Season Recap

Welcome back to fantasy baseball and RotoBaller’s Statcast Pitcher Studs and Duds article series! Each week, I have selected one advanced metric, chosen two pitchers with strong values and two with poor values, and analyzed what those values may mean for future performance. Sadly, we have come to the end of another fantasy baseball season... Read More