Fantasy Football Injury Report
We have reached the final week of the regular season. Unfortunately, several key injuries took place last week that complicated not only this week but the remainder of the season. The FullTime Fantasy Football Injury Report catches you up on the latest news.
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Now, let’s break down all the latest fantasy-relevant injury news in this week’s Fantasy Football Injury Report for Week 13. We will continually update this list.
Trevor Lawrence (QB) Jacksonville Jaguars – Monday Night Football resulted in a pair of costly injuries. The biggest occurred in the fourth quarter when Lawrence had his ankle twisted underneath him. There was a noticeable gasp from the crowd as Larence immediately tossed his helmet out of frustration. Fortunately, T-Law avoided ligament damage and was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. However. That could cause him to miss 1-2 games. Lawrence managers can add C.J. Beathard on the waiver wire as a temporary replacement.
Christian Kirk (WR) Jacksonville Jaguars – Also, the Jags lost their star wideout to a core muscle injury that will require surgery. That means Kirk is unlikely to play again during the fantasy season.
#Jaguars WR Christian Kirk suffered a core muscle injury on his catch last night and is expected to need surgery. Rehab for a core muscle issue is generally about eight weeks.
If Kirk is ready at eight weeks, he could play in the Super Bowl if Jax makes it. A little earlier…
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2023
Tank Dell (WR) Houston Texans – A sad ending for one of the great stories of 2023. Dell was inexplicably blocking in a crowd and was rolled up on. He was rolled up on from behind, resulting in a fractured fibula. The surgery took place on Monday, ending Dell’s terrific and improbably rookie campaign.
Rhamondre Stevenson (RB) New England Patriots – Another high-ankle sprain will likely cost Stevenson the remainder of the season. Even if Stevenson were to beat the usual 3-4 week recovery window for such an injury, there is little reason for the 2-10 Patriots to put him back on the field. Ezekiel Elliott becomes the top Week 14 waiver wire target as New England’s new feature back.
Derrick Henry (RB) Tennessee Titans – Despite reports that Henry was in concussion protocol, Mike Vrabel indicated that Henry was not and is on track to play in Week 14.
Darren Waller (TE) New York Giants – Even though he is now eligible to return from IR, don’t expect to see Darren Waller back this week to face the Packers.
Daboll said RT Evan Neal (ankle) and DL Dexter Lawrence (hamstring) won’t practice today. Daboll said there’s hope that Lawrence will be back this week.
Daboll said TE Darren Waller, who is eligible to be activated from IR is making progress, but leaning toward not being ready…
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) December 5, 2023
Christian Watson (WR) Green Bay Packers – We all knew what this was as soon as it happened. Yet another hamstring injury is likely to sideline Watson for at least one week. This is Watson’s fifth hamstring injury in less than three years. Obviously, a huge concern for both the remainder of 2023 and Watson’s long-term value in dynasty formats.
Brian Robinson (RB) Washington Commanders – Another hamstring injury forced Robinson from Washington’s Week 13 loss. Fortunately, Washington has Week 14 off. That gives Robinson an extra week to recover. We will update his status in the FullTime Fantasy Discord as Week 15 approaches.
Kenny Pickett (QB) Pittsburgh Steelers – Pickett injured his ankle on a goal-line run and has already had surgery. However, the team seems optimistic that he will return in 2-3 weeks. Until he does, it’s Mitchell Trubisky time in Pittsburgh.
Derek Carr (QB) New Orleans Saints – Carr is dealing with a shoulder injury. However, it is not expected to be a long-term ailment. Also, Carr is in the NFL’s concussion protocol for the second time in a month. That is a bigger concern at the moment. We will keep an eye on his status throughout the week. But, Carr managers can add Jameis Winston as insurance.
Amari Cooper (WR) Cleveland Browns – Cooper was forced from Cleveland’s Week 13 loss with a concussion. He will not be able to return to action until he clears the protocol. The normal recovery time for a head injury is 1-2 weeks.
D’Andre Swift (RB) Philadelphia Eagles – Swift took a big hit late in Philadelphia’s loss. He headed to the locker room immediately and did not return. If Swift misses time, Kenneth Gainwell would step in as the starter.
Demario Douglas (WR) New England Patriots – Douglas missed last week with a concussion and has still not practiced. He must clear the league’s concussion protocol before he can play.
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