After a three-day Wild-Card weekend, we’re down to the final four in each conference. This weekend’s Division Round offers some intriguing matchups. However, some key injuries are sure to make an impact on the field and in fantasy lineups. Our Fantasy Football Injury Rundown breaks down all the injuries you’ll need to know before you finalize your playoff lineups.
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Next, let’s get to the fantasy football injury rundown.
Jalen Hurts (QB) Philadelphia Eagles – Now more than a month since Hurts injured his shoulder, all indications are that Hurts is fully healthy. The SC joint that Hurts injured should no longer impact his throwing or running. Before that injury, Hurts and the Eagles dispatched the Giants 48-22 back in Week 14.
Trevor Lawrence (QB) Jacksonville Jaguars – Lawrence is listed as limited with a toe injury. However, this issue has lingered for weeks but has not hampered Lawrence on the field. Lawrence should be good to go as the Jags are big underdogs in Kansas City.
Isaiah McKenzie (WR) Buffalo Bills – McKenzie hurt his hamstring prior to last week and missed Buffalo’s win. However, McKenzie returned to practice in full Wednesday. Expect McKenzie to return to action versus Cincinnati.
Isaiah Hodgins (WR) New York Giants – Similar to last week, Hodgins has been limited in practice with an ankle injury. Hodgins played through the ailment last week and had a dominant game. This is a non-issue. Also, Hodgins found the end-zone against Philadelphia in Week 14. We view Hodgins as a solid WR3 in this slate.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) Kansas City Chiefs – Kansas City’s backfield should be reinforced just in time for the postseason. Edwards-Helaire has been out since Week 11 with a high-ankle sprain but returned to practice Tuesday. CEH dominated touches in the opening month of the season. But, as things progressed, Jerrick McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco emerged as bigger parts of the offense. It’s hard to pinpoint how much of a role Edwards-Helaire will have in the Division Round.
Mecole Hardman (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – Out since Week 9, Hardman is looking unlikely for the Division Round. Andy Reid told the media that Hardman’s core injury recovery isn’t where it needs to be. This makes it highly unlikely that Hardman will play this week.
The #Chiefs say that WR Mecole Hardman is out of practice again on Wednesday. DE Frank Clark, who was limited on Tuesday, is expected to do more on Wednesday. Both IR players, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire and TE Jody Fortson, did “well” on Tuesday and are expected to work Wednesday.
— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) January 18, 2023
Skyy Moore (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – The rookie wideout missed the regular-season finale with a hand injury but was cleared to practice without restrictions. However, Moore played fewer than 20% of Kansas City’s snaps this season and had single-digit receiving yards in seven of his final 10 games. Moore is nothing more than a cheap DFS option this week.
Jamal Agnew (WR) Jacksonville Jaguars – Agnew was listed as limited with a shoulder ailment. He played through the same injury last week, so it doesn’t appear to be much of a concern. However, Agnew’s 12.5% snap rate is.
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