Fantasy Football Injury Report

Reviewing the key injuries this week and how they will impact fantasy football.

Fantasy Football Injury Report

For most of us, the 2023 fantasy football season concluded last week. However, some leagues continue into Week 18. Keeping up with the Fantasy Football Injury Report is vital for that minority. It also comes in handy for daily fantasy fans.

Several teams have nothing to play for in Week 18. Therefore, the fantasy starters from those squads will either be limited or unavailable. That is a key reason my serious fantasy leagues should not have anything on the line in the season finale.

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Christian McCaffrey (RB) San Francisco 49ers – A minor calf strain knocked the fantasy MVP out of San Francisco’s Week 17 win early. Having already clinched the NFC’s top seed, the Niners have nothing to play for this week. Therefore, McCaffrey has been ruled out. Elijah Mitchell will start Week 18.

Trevor Lawrence (QB) Jacksonville Jaguars – Lawrence missed his first-ever game last week with a shoulder injury. We’ll have to get updates later in the week. However, considering the Jaguars can clinch the AFC South with a win over the lowly Titans, expect T-Law to suit up.

Alvin Kamara (RB) New Orleans Saints – Kamara missed the second half of Week 17 with a sprained ankle. He is day-to-day.

DeVonta Smith (WR) Philadelphia Eagles – After Philly’s Week 17 game, Smith was seen sporting a walking boot and crutches. However, the injury is now a ‘minor’ ankle sprain. There is talk of the Eagles resting starters this week, so plan on Smith being unavailable.

Jayden Reed (WR) Green Bay Packers – While delivering many fantasy titles with his 2-score effort, Reed injured his ribs and was forced to exit Sunday night’s game early. X-rays were negative, which is a good sign. We will update Reed’s status in Discord when news breaks.

Raheem Mostert (RB) Miami Dolphins – Mostert missed his first game of the season on Sunday with knee and ankle injuries. Miami is in the playoffs. However, this week’s game against Buffalo is for the AFC East crown. We will have updates when available. But early indications are Mostert will practice this week.

Elijah Moore (WR) Cleveland Browns – A severe concussion sent Moore to the hospital last Thursday. Moore is now home. However, with Cleveland locked into the No. 5 seed, there is no reason for Moore to suit up in Week 18.

Tyler Higbee (TE) Los Angeles Rams – Higbee dislocated his shoulder last week. Since the Rams have already secured a postseason berth, there is little reason for Higbee to suit up this week.

A.J. Dillion (RB) Green Bay Packers – Dillon exited Sunday night’s game with a shoulder stinger.

Will Levis (QB) Tennesee Titans – A foot injury knocked Levis out of the Titans’ loss in Houston. The rookie is day-to-day. Ryan Tannehill will start if Levis is unable to go.

Noah Brown (WR) Houston Texans – Brown exited Week 17 with a hip injury. Details have been scarce.

Samori Toure (WR) Green Bay – The Packers put Toure (leg) on season-ending IR.

Jonathan Mingo (WR) Carolina Panthers – The Panthers placed Mingo (foot) on season-ending IR.

Players OUT in Week 18

The following players won’t be playing this week. Some aren’t injury-related.

Christian McCaffrey (RB) San Francisco 49ers

Matthew Stafford (QB) Los Angeles Rams

Brock Purdy (QB) San Francisco 49ers

Lamar Jackson (QB) Baltimore Ravens

Patrick Mahomes (QB) Kansas City Chiefs

Cooper Kupp (WR) Los Angeles Rams

Kyren Williams (RB) Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Higbee (TE) Los Angeles Rams

Jamal Agnew (WR) Jacksonville Jaguars

Greg Dulcich (TE) Denver Broncos

Ross Dwelley (TE) San Francisco 49ers


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