Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Lamar Jackson, Jaylen Waddle, Adam Thielen, more affecting Week 15 start ’em, sit ’em decisions

Lamar Jackson, Jaylen Waddle, Adam Thielen, Josh Allen and TJ Hockenson will need to be monitored as we head towards the start of the fantasy playoffs. Each player listed is in the “must start” category based on their job this season, so their availability will have a significant impact on week 15 decisions of starting, sit down. Get the latest injury updates.

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Lamar Jackson injury update

Jackson (ankle) I don’t practice on Wednesday, and since the Ravens signed Josh Johnson from the Jets’ practice team, it looks like he’s in real danger of missing the game against Green Bay. The offensive coordinator said the same Thursday when he revealed that Jackson’s status “could go all the way.”

If you play, it is difficult to justify sitting down, even if you are limping. Green Bay is statically in the top 12 in defense against fantasy quarterbacks, but Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford and Justin Fields have produced more than 20 fantasy points against him in the last three games. If he’s out, Tyler Huntley will start. He played relatively well against a struggling Cleveland defense, but we’re not confident in his outlook in this matchup. He’s out of our top 24 quarterbacks and should only be considered in two-quarter / superflex leagues.

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Jaylen Waddle injury update

Waddle was placed on the reserve / COVID list early ThursdayBut with only three days to go with the Jets, it is difficult to know if he will be acquitted. In all likelihood, you won’t be able to go, but there’s nothing official here yet. Be on the lookout for any official word.

Since he is not dealing with physical injury, his status as a high-level WR2 will not change if he can play the lowly Jets. If it’s out, DeVante Parker should look like at least a low-end WR2 with WR1 on the upside. Mack Hollins, Preston Williams, Albert Wilson and Isaiah Ford are candidates to see more goals in this case, but we don’t trust any of them in the fantasy playoffs. Mike Gesicki is probably the real beneficiary of a Waddle absence, anyway.

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Update on Adam Thielen’s injury

Thielen (ankle) missed Week 14 against the Steelers, and since he’s dealing with a sprained upper ankle, he appears to be on the wrong side of “questionable” for Week 15. The Vikings haven’t released a report. practice this week. so we don’t know for sure what will happen here. We’ll probably have to play him by ear later in the week, but we don’t expect Thielen to play the Bears.

Chicago is a last-six team against fantasy WRs, so KJ Osborn draws some real flexible appeal if Thielen doesn’t play.

Allen (foot) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, but there doesn’t seem to be much concern that he will miss Week 15 against the Panthers. While Carolina has been elite on defense at times this season, they haven’t played very well lately, and Allen is match-proof. Yes, the confrontation and injury knocked him down some in our rankings, but we don’t think benching him is the right move. The offense is explosive, and even if his career is limited, he can produce monster numbers in the passing game with efficiency and volume.

We see it as a low-end QB1, but it always has an overall QB1 ceiling. If he’s out, Fantasy owners in two-quarterback / superflex leagues might consider Mitchell Trubisky, who will have more advantages than you probably think in such a loaded offense. He has also rushed higher.

TJ Hockenson injury update

Hockenson (hand) missed practice on wednesday, And it doesn’t sound too optimistic that we’ll see him in Week 15 against the Cardinals. according to Athletic’s Chris Burke. Arizona is in the top 10 in defense against the fantasy TEs, but if Hockenson plays, we shouldn’t worry about his injury. This is not a lower body injury that will affect your road travel or mobility, but you obviously need your hands to make catches.

All in all, it should be seen as a low-end TE1 in the standard leagues and a mid-level TE1 in the PPR leagues. Your floor should be safe in PPR, but you may not have a great day on the yardage or touchdown front.