Fantasy Football Injury Rundown

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The NFL playoffs are here, but plenty of injuries will still impact this weekend’s action. If anything, injuries now have an even bigger impact. Our Fantasy Football Injury Rundown catches you up on the latest.

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Playoffs Are Here

 

Lamar Jackson (QB) Baltimore Ravens – Jackson has yet to resume practicing and has all but been ruled out. Injured initially in Week 13, Jackson hasn’t been close to returning or seen practicing in six weeks. Also, backup Tyler Huntley (wrist) has been limited. If Huntley cannot go, Anthony Brown will get a rematch with the Bengals this week.

Tua Tagovailoa (QB) Miami Dolphins – Head coach Mike McCoy indicated that Tagovailoa has still not cleared concussion protocol. McCoy also ruled Tagovailoa out for Miami’s wild-card matchup. Teddy Bridgewater (finger) is also expected to be sidelined. That puts rookie Skylar Thompson in line to start against a surging Buffalo squad. It has been a decade since a first-year quarterback has won a playoff game.

Raheem Mostert (RB) Miami Dolphins – Mostert fractured his thumb in Miami’s finale and is questionable to play on Sunday. Even with a cast, it is hard to see a running back contributing with a broken thumb. Should Mostert sit, Jeff Wilson would be slated for a lot of touches against Buffalo.

Mike Williams (WR) Los Angeles Chargers – Williams exited Week 18 with a back injury that looked worrisome. He has yet to practice this week. Los Angeles also has to travel to Jacksonville for Saturday’s game. This gives Williams less time to recover. Conversely, it is looking like Williams is unlikely to play in the wild-card round.

Kenneth Walker (RB) Seattle Seahawks – Walker (ankle)did not practice Wednesday. However, this appears to be a routine rest day for the rookie. Walker has racked up three consecutive games with 23-plus rushes and 100-plus rushing yards.

Jaylen Waddle (WR) Miami Dolphins – Another issue for the banged-up Dolphins. Waddle (ankle) was limited in practice. However, local media seem to think the limited tag was simply a precaution. Waddle is fully expected to suit up on Sunday.

Gus Edward (RB) Baltimore Ravens – Edwards exited Week 18 early and is still in the league’s concussion protocol. It is looking unlikely that Edwards will be able to play this week. That puts JK Dobbins in a position to see a lot of work for the injury-ravaged Ravens.

Tee Higgins (WR) Cincinnati Bengals – Higgins sat out Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed illness. Currently, there doesn’t seem to be any concern about Higgins’ Week 19 status because he is not injured.

Trevor Lawrence (QB) Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jaguars listed QB Trevor Lawrence as limited with a toe injury. However, Lawrence played through the ailment last week without issue.

Noah Fant (TE) Seattle Seahawks – Seattle’s starting tight end was once again limited in practice by a knee injury. This has been commonplace for Fant, who has yet to miss a game. Finally, Fant played over 64% of Seattle’s snaps last week and should be good to go versus San Francisco.

 


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