Week 15 Injury Update

Greetings! We are back again for the week 15 injury update. It’s playoff time, so it is crucial to not make any mistakes due to injuries. Here is the full list as well as my advice. Check out the Week 15 injury update podcast episode to hear the audio version.


Out:


Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons) – Jones will miss this week against the Bucs. Calvin Ridley will be the only fantasy-relevant player on the Falcons this week.


John Brown (Buffalo Bills) – There was a chance that when Brown was taken off of the IR this week he would be able to play this week. Unfortunately, it will be another week without Brown. Cole Beasley should be a solid start this week.


Kenny Golladay (Detroit Lions) – It wouldn’t be an injury report without Kenny Golladay. He will miss this week as well and there is a chance he will sit out for the rest of the year.


Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints) – Drew Brees will return this week without his favorite receiver. Thomas is out with an ankle injury and will miss this exciting matchup against the Chiefs.


Ronald Jones (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Jones is out with a finger injury and was placed on the COVID list. Leonard Fournette will take over as the starter and should be a solid flex against the Falcons.


Doubtful:


Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers) – CMC barely practiced at all this week and Head Coach Matt Rhule stated that he doesn’t expect him to play. It seems that they are already looking towards next week and CMC is all but ruled out.


Antonio Gibson (Washington Football Team) – Gibson is listed as doubtful with turf toe for this week against the Seahawks. Luckily Washington plays in the early window so we will know more before game time. I do not expect Gibson to play this week meaning J.D. McKissic should be a must-start this week.


Myles Gaskin (Miami Dolphins) – Gaskins is still on the COVID list recovering and is not expected to be taken off the list by Sunday. I do not see enough value in any backup RBs for the Dolphins if Gaskin is out.


Questionable:


Damien Harris (New England Patriots) – Harris was limited in practice on Thursday with an ankle injury.  Harris was slightly injured in last week’s matchup as well so this injury is something to keep an eye on. Harris will be a low-end flex if he plays and there are not any players with enough value if Harris misses this game.


Evan Engram (New York Giants) – Engram was added to the injury report late this week making him questionable for the Giants matchup against the Browns. With Daniel Jones questionable and a solid Browns defense, I would stray away from Engram this week.

Curtis Samuel (Carolina Panthers) – Samuel was added to the injury report late this week and is questionable for this week’s matchup against the Packers. Samuel should be a decent flex if he plays. Luckily, the Panthers play Saturday meaning there will be plenty of time to adjust your lineup if Samuel is out.


Mike Gesicki (Miami Dolphins) – Gesicki has been dealing with a shoulder injury this week and is truly questionable for this week. The Dolphins play in the early window which means we will know 90 minutes before game time. Gesicki is a low-end TE1 this week if he plays.


DeVante Parker (Miami Dolphins) – Parker is questionable with a hamstring injury and is questionable this week against the Patriots. It seems that Parker is closer to playing than not but is only a flex option this week, no higher.

Melvin Gordon (Denver Broncos) – Both Gordon and his backup up Phillip Lindsay are questionable this week but are trending in the right direction. Gordon should be the only player worth starting but even if Gordon plays, he is a flex play at best.


James Conner (Pittsburgh Steelers) – Conner missed Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practices this week but has until Monday to recover. It seems like it is worth the risk waiting on Conner as he will matchup against the Bengals. Just make sure to have Benny Snell as a backup just in case.


Jamison Crowder (New York Jets) – Crowder missed Wednesday’s practice but was limited for Thursday’s and Friday’s practice meaning he will most likely play. Crowder should be a high end flex, or WR3 this week.


Marquis Brown (Baltimore Ravens) – Brown was placed on the COVID list due to close contact but it seems that he will be taken off the list in time to play this week against the Jaguars. Brown has finally been putting up points in recent weeks but he is too risky for my liking.


Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) – Zeke did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but the team fully expects him to play this week against the 49ers. Elliott is not the RB1 that you have drafted and will only put up flex numbers this week, don’t have high hopes.


Will play:


Drew Brees (New Orleans)

David Johnson (Houston Texans)

Raheem Mostert (San Francisco 49ers)

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