Each week we’ll be reviewing all the latest fantasy relevant injury updates.

Quarterbacks
NAME TEAM INJURY STATUS RETURN
Kyle Orton DEN Finger Questionable Likely to play in Week 1
Fantasy Impact: Orton said he expects to play in Sunday’s season opener at Cincinnati, the Denver Post reports. Backup QB Chris Simms is also on the injury report, however we would explore other options if Orton is unable to play this week.
Matt Schaub HOU Ankle Probable Likely to play in Week 1
Fantasy Impact: Schaub was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday. Sounds like Schaub will be ready for Week 1, however he may be without his No. 2 receiver Kevin Walter.
Matt Cassel KC Knee Questionable Game-time decision
Fantasy Impact: Cassel had limited participation in pratice on Friday. Backup QB Brodie Croyle would likely get the nod if Cassel is unable to go, however the Chiefs have a tough match-up Week 1 so neither Cassel or Croyle are good starts this week.
Marc Bulger STL Finger Probable Likely to play in Week 1
Fantasy Impact: Bulger took snaps behind center at Wednesday’s practice, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Kyle Boller is next in line at QB for the Rams, but it sounds like Bulger will be ready for Week 1.
Running Backs
NAME TEAM INJURY STATUS RETURN
Knowshon Moreno DEN Knee Questionable Status for Week 1 uncertain
Fantasy Impact: Moreno still isn’t 100 percent with a knee injury, however it appears he may still play this weekend. If Moreno does not play Correll Buckhalter and LaMont Jordan would split the carries.
Marshawn Lynch BUF Suspension Out Eligible to return Week 4
Fantasy Impact: Fred Jackson will fill in for Lynch during his suspension. If Jackson plays well he may get a significant amount of touches even when Lynch returns. If you own Lynch you may want to keep an eye on this situation.
Pierre Thomas NO Knee Out Out for Week 1
Fantasy Impact: Thomas will likely miss Week 1 with a knee injury. This means Reggie Bush and Mike Bell will split the carries. This is an obvious upgrade for Bush, but Bell could be a sneaky play this week if you are looking for a spot start.
Justin Fargas OAK Hamstring Questionable Status for Week 1 uncertain
Fantasy Impact: If Fargas is inactive Darren McFadden and Michael Bush would split the workload. If Fargas does play he will only have limited value in the RB timeshare in Oakland.
Brian Westbrook PHI Knee Probable Likely to play in Week 1
Fantasy Impact: If you own Westbrook be prepared to see him on this list all year. He’ll play this week, but if he does miss any time, rookie RB LeSean McCoy would get a majority of the workload.
Wide Receivers
NAME TEAM INJURY STATUS RETURN
Anquan Boldin ARI Hamstring Questionable Game-time decision
Fantasy Impact: Boldin was limited in Friday’s practice. Although this seems precautionary, it still appears that Boldin will be a game-time decision. If he misses the game look for Steve Breaston to have a bump in value.
Steve Breaston ARI Knee Probable Likely to play in Week 1
Fantasy Impact: Breaston would have decent fantasy value if Anquan Boldin is inactive.
Kevin Walter HOU Hamstring Questionable Status for Week 1 uncertain
Fantasy Impact: If Walter is unable to go this week look for Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels to get an increased workload.
Bernard Berrian MIN Hamstring Questionable Status for Week 1 uncertain
Fantasy Impact: If Berrian is inactive look for Sidney Rice and Visanthe Shiancoe to see a few more looks.
Wes Welker NE Knee Questionable Likely to play in Week 1
Fantasy Impact: Welker was limited at practice this week. We expect to see him play on Monday, but check back before kickoff to be sure. If Welker is unable to go Matthew Slater or Sam Aiken would likely get a few looks, but neither would offer much fantasy value.