RB Injury Report Week 8: Updates on Breece Hall, Chuba Hubbard, and Mike Boone

What is the latest RB injury report to begin Week 8 as fantasy football managers assess the damage coming out of Sunday's NFL slate?

Coming out of a Sunday that saw a number of injuries, what is the state of the Week 8 RB injury report for fantasy football purposes? Let’s take a look at the latest news from around the NFL as we get the latest injury updates from Sunday night and Monday morning.

What should we be expecting to hear about the potential for Breece Hall, Chuba Hubbard, and Mike Boone to be on the field in Week 8 and beyond?

RB Injury Report Heading Into Week 8

Breece Hall, RB | NYJ (Knee)

It was not a good sight for New York Jets’ RB Breece Hall as he was helped from the field, carted to the locker room, and then quickly ruled out with a knee injury. After the game, the message from head coach Robert Saleh was that the diagnosis was “not good,” and they suspect it might be an ACL injury.

On Monday, Saleh’s postgame speculation was confirmed, as multiple outlets reported that an MRI confirmed Hall did tear his ACL. Ian Rapoport also notes there’s a meniscus injury as well. Hall’s promising 2022 season is over, and he will be in a race against time to be ready for the start of 2023.

In Hall’s absence, Michael Carter would be expected to be the starter. In that case, he would be a weekly must-start and should be added in any leagues he remains available in. Ty Johnson should mix in with Carter, but his value will be limited to 14 or 16-team leagues.

Chuba Hubbard, RB | CAR (Ankle)

Leaving the game Sunday with an ankle injury is a frustrating blow for Chuba Hubbard and anyone who picked him up. Hubbard was having a strong game with 63 rushing yards on nine carries, including a touchdown run. He also added 10 receiving yards on two receptions.

Hubbard appeared to have been chosen as the starter and lead back for the Panthers, but D’Onta Foreman was still mixing in. After leaving the game in the fourth quarter with this ankle injury, we will need to wait for more on the diagnosis.

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The message after the game was a minor sprain, and he could have returned if required. Further tests will be performed Monday, which will indicate whether Hubbard misses any time.

If Hubbard is out, then Foreman would likely step in as the starter. Foreman finished with 15 rushing attempts for 118 yards, adding two receptions for 27 receiving yards. Raheem Blackshear is the other back on the Panthers’ active roster. Meanwhile, Spencer Brown is on the practice squad and would be a candidate to be signed if Hubbard misses time.

Mike Boone, RB | DEN (Ankle)

Mike Boone also hurt his ankle on Sunday, leaving the game against the Jets in the second quarter. We found out Sunday that his X-rays came back negative. We now wait for an MRI on Monday to determine the true extent of the injury.

Boone’s work prior to the injury largely came on passing downs. Therefore, even if he doesn’t miss any time, his relevance for fantasy is to 16-team leagues or as a desperation bye-week fill-in for 14-team leagues. If he misses time, then both Melvin Gordon III and Latavius Murray should see a boost in value with one less player mixing in.

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On Monday morning, it was reported that Marlon Mack is signing with the Broncos ahead of their flight to London. That would indicate Boone is set to miss some time, but with the Broncos flying to London, this might simply be precautionary while they evaluate Boone further.

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