Fantasy Football Injury Report

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

Fantasy Football Injury Report

The NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs has arrived but that doesn’t mean the fantasy season is over. In fact, 2024 FullTime Fantasy Playoff League drafts are now underway! But before you start your playoff drafts, our Fantasy Football Injury Report will keep you up-to-date on all the fantasy-relevant injuries for the eight teams still alive in the Division Round of the NFL playoffs.

Injuries on both sides of the ball play a more crucial role in the postseason. Also, some late-season ailments have the potential to affect players in 2024. We will cover all those here in the Divisional Round Fantasy Football Injury Report.

Finally, FullTime Fantasy Members will get the latest NFL injury news and advice live each Sunday and Thursday in the FullTime Fantasy Discord. Click below to join us today!

Christian McCaffrey (RB) San Francisco 49ers – CMC sat out San Fran’s season finale with a strained calf. However, the injury isn’t considered serious. Additionally, McCaffrey had a bye week to rest and recover. He should be close to 100% this week against a vulnerable Green Bay run defense.

Baker Mayfield (QB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mayfield overcame rib and ankle ailment to thrash the Eagles on Monday. Mayfield emerged from the upset with no setbacks. He’ll be under center this week in Detroit.

Sam LaPorta (TE) Detroit Lions – It was surprising to see LaPorta in action on Sunday. However, he was able to play and even scored while wearing a knee brace. Expect LaPorta to be limited throughout the week. But the star rookie should be good to good in the Divisional Round.

Mark Andrews (TE) Baltimore Ravens – Andrews, who missed Baltimore’s past six contests, returned to practice last week. There is optimism that Andrews will return this week to face a Houston defense that allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season.

A.J. Dillon (RB) Green Bay Packers – Dillon missed the game in Dallas with a neck injury and a hand injury that was re-aggravated in Week 18. We will keep an eye on his practice participation ahead of the trip to San Francisco.

Noah Brown (WR) Houston Texans – Brown was active after recovering from a back injury. But a new shoulder injury forced him to miss most of Houston’s Wild Card win against Cleveland. On Monday, the Texans placed Brown on Injured Reserve, ending his season.

Christian Watson (WR) Green Bay Packers – Playing for the first time in five games, Watson was in on 41% of Green Bay’s snaps in Dallas. Most importantly, Watson emerged unscathed. Therefore, we’re expecting an increase in snaps and route participation for Watson this week.

Gabe Davis (WR) Buffalo Bills – A PCL sprain prevented Davis from playing in the Wild Card round. Insiders predict Davis has a 50/50 shot at playing against the Chiefs. However, with Davis being a volatile start even when healthy and facing a tough opponent, we advise caution.

Kadarius Toney (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – Toney missed Kansas City’s final three games with hip and ankle injuries. But Toney was able to participate in limited practice sessions ahead of the Wild Card round.  We will keep an eye on Toney’s practice habits this week and update Discord.

Tyler Higbee (TE) Los Angeles Rams – It looks like Higbee suffered a major knee injury in the second half of the Rams’ Wild Card loss in Detroit. If confirmed, a torn ACL would put Higbee’s early availability for 2024 in serious doubt.

Kyren Williams (RB) Los Angeles Rams – The Rams also lost their starting running back in Detroit. Williams returned after taking a hard shot but was forced from the game for good with a hand injury. However, there should be no impact on Williams for next season. He’s a strong first or second-round fantasy draft target.

A.J. Brown (WR) Philadelphia Eagles – Brown reportedly tried to play in Tampa but was ruled out Friday with a knee injury. With Phialdephia’s season now over, Brown will be a strong WR1 next summer.

 


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With over a decade of winning experience, Jody is a well-known fixture in the fantasy football community. He was named Fantasy Pros’ **Most Accurate Ranker** previously and was the site’s Top NFL over/under totals picker with a record 65% accuracy in 2020, while also ranking 5th in the country with a 55% against-the-spread hit rate. Jody has written for many sites over the years including Pro Football Focus, FantasyPros, CBS Sportsline, FantasyData, and is a regular contributor to the Fantasy Index magazine expert’s poll, draft, and auction. Jody’s experience ranking and projecting player performance will help prepare the Fulltime Fam for their big draft days as well as answers they can trust on Sunday for those ever crucial Who Do I Start questions.