After a brutal week of injuries in week 2, we’ll all be watching a lot of players heading into Sunday and Monday’s games. Here’s the most updated forecast on the this week’s injury report:

Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Arizona Cardinals

In another issue for the NFL, Dwyer is out, probably for the whole season, which is great news for Andre Ellington owners. Ellington, for that matter, is still on the injury report but is expected to play against the 49ers on Sunday.

Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Pierce is questionable for Sunday’s game against Cleveland with a thigh injury. He practiced on Friday but was limited. It’s best to sit him even if he does play as he has been largely ineffective. Look for Justin Forsett to get more carries and potentially even some for Lorenzo Taliaferro if Pierce is out.

Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills

Watkins ribs are strong enough that all signs point to him playing this week against the Chargers.

DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers

Williams practiced Friday and it’s looking more and more likely that his thigh has healed enough to allow him to play Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers

Benjamin has also fully returned to practice after injuring his knee, so consider him probably for Sunday’s game as well.

Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears

Jeffery and Marshall, hamstring and ankle respectively, have not practiced all week, but expect them both to play Monday against the Jets. It appears as if holding them out of practice is simply to give them more time to rest for Monday’s matchup. Consider them both strong WR1 plays.

A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Green was a full participant in Friday’s practice and he looks good to go on Sunday against the Titans.

Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns

Tate is still out with a knee injury, so expect Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell to continue to share carries in his absence.

Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys

Romo missed practice on Wednesday, but it’s looking likely he’ll play against the Rams on Sunday. Romo could be a borderline QB1 play this week.

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Of course, the presence of his top target, Bryant, plays a big roll in that. His shoulder limited him in practice on Friday and he’s still listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Follow this closely, but at the moment, I would expect him to play.

Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans

Foster is still listed as questionable with a hamstring injury but all reports seem to indicate he’ll be on the field against the G-Men.

Hakeem Nicks and T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Nicks has been sick and Hilton has been slowed by a groin injury, but expect them both to play on Sunday against Jacksonville.

Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Lee is likely out with a hamstring injury, which means Hurns has a chance to set up in spite of his injured ankle. Hurns is currently listed as probable. Look for him to play and have nice numbers this week.

Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles is shaping up to be a gametime decision. Considering he’s playing a late game on Sunday, either make sure to have another back ready to if he’s held out, or just sit him this week.

Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets

Decker’s hamstring has kept him out of practice all week and might keep him out of Monday night’s game as well. Rex Ryan stressed that Decker doesn’t have to practice to play, which is true, but unless you have a handcuff for Monday, Decker looks like a Jet to be benched.

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Oakland Raiders

Jones-Drew is on track to play this Sunday with his surgically repaired hand, but he’ll only be part of a committee with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. MJD is not a good play.

Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers

Gates has been fantastic so far this year. All signs point to him playing on Sunday against the Bills.

Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers

His teammate, Allen, has been limited in practice all week and is still questionable for Sunday. Gates stock rises even more if Allen is out.

Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers

San Fran’s top two TEs are still questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. As of right now, third stringer Derek Carrier is line to get the start.

DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins

Jackson’s shoulder still has him limited in practice and listed as questionable, but I don’t think anyone expects him to miss playing his old team in Sunday’s showdown against the Eagles.

About The Author David Rose

David has had a lifelong love affair with the San Francisco 49ers, pretending to be Jerry Rice hauling in passes from his dad in the driveway from a young age. Loyal through the Tim Rattay, Ken Dorsey, and Shaun Hill years, he hopes everyday that Colin Kaepernick can return his team to the glorious 80s and 90s.