Sebastian Janikowski Injury Updates

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski is dealing with a back injury. He missed the final 2 preseason games and looked "awful" in practice on Monday, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Oakland is reportedly considering cutting Janikowski and worked out 3 Ks on Monday (Mike Nugent, Josh Lambo and Marshall Koehn). We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation, but Janikowski should be avoided in drafts and Week 1 fantasy lineups.

The Raiders expect K Sebastian Janikowski (groin) to be ready for Week 1.  "He's a little tight, but it doesn't seem to be any real pull (or) defect in the muscle or anything like that, so I don't anticipate it being a big deal,'' HC Dennis Allen said.  Any type of leg injury for a kicker is worth monitoring, but it sounds like Janikowski is fine.  Considering he's usually the first kicker off the board in fantasy drafts, though, he won't be on any of our teams.

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski suffered a groin injury in Saturday night's preseason game.  He pulled up lame while trying to chase down a returner and limped gingerly off the field.  We'll update SeaBass' status when we learn more.  Until then, look elsewhere for your fantasy kicker.

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski was added to the team's injury report on Thursday with a left hamstring.  That's his kicking leg, so it's definitely a concern.  SeaBass' status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs is unclear at this point.  Check back tomorrow for an update.

The Sacramento Bee reports: "The Raiders turning Sebastian Janikowski into a circus sideshow might have resulted in an injury. Janikowski said he hurt his quadriceps on his 58-yard field goal attempt with 13 seconds left. He said he'd been standing around for 10-12 minutes and wasn't ready to go in." Bench him, or drop him for Phil Dawson or Jay Feely.

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