Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Aaron Rodgers, Greg Olsen, Amari Cooper, more affecting fantasy football playoff decisions -

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Aaron Rodgers, Greg Olsen, Amari Cooper, more affecting fantasy football playoff decisions

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Aaron Rodgers, Greg Olsen, Amari Cooper, more affecting fantasy football playoff decisions




Accidents are piling up at an important time for fantasy homeowners, and final week alone noticed key gamers Greg Olsen, Amari Cooper, Doug Martin, and Damien Williams go away video games early. Mix that with all of the gamers who have been inactive for the week, together with Aaron Rodgers, and you’ve got some nervous fantasy homeowners heading into Week 13 and presumably the fantasy soccer playoffs. Listed here are the most recent updates on these gamers, with extra coming all through the week.

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WEEK 13 RANKINGS:Quarterback | Operating again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

When will Aaron Rodgers play once more?

Rodgers (shoulder) made information by reportedly throwing a “50-yard move” in warmups on Sunday. Does that actually imply something? Effectively, it would not damage the notion that he’ll return in Week 15 when he is first eligible.

Rodgers’ return would possibly rely upon whether or not Inexperienced Bay nonetheless has a sensible probability to make the playoffs. At this level, that is showing much less and fewer probably, however we will not say for positive. If Rodgers does return then, he’ll face the Panthers, Vikings and Lions within the season’s last three video games. If we throw out the Week 17 recreation in Detroit, that leaves two robust matchups for a “rusty” Rodgers. Will he be value beginning in fantasy leagues? Possibly not, however on the very least, he is value stashing in your IR simply so nobody else will get him.

Greg Olsen damage replace

X-rays on Olsen’s foot got here again adverse on Monday, however he’ll nonetheless go for a check-up with physician who carried out his foot surgical procedure earlier this 12 months. His standing for Week 13’s recreation in opposition to the Saints remains to be very a lot unsure.

Olsen caught one move for 10 yards in his first motion since Week 2 final week, and even when he performs this Sunday, he is unlikely to see a full complement of snaps. It is too early to say if that would be the case for the remainder of the season, however Olsen will probably stay a dangerous possibility going ahead.

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Amari Cooper concussion replace

Cooper did not return to Week 12’s recreation in opposition to Denver after taking a nasty hit to the top/neck space. Formally identified with a concussion, Cooper is at risk of lacking Week 13’s recreation in opposition to the Giants.

With Michael Crabtree going through a attainable suspension for instigating a brawl earlier within the recreation, the Raiders might need to go along with Seth Roberts, Johnny Holton, and Cordarelle Patterson as their main receivers. It is unclear who would perform because the “WR1”, however one or two might have worth given the favorable matchup.

Doug Martin concussion replace

Martin was knocked out of Week 12’s recreation in opposition to Atlanta with a first-half concussion. Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber dealt with the working again duties in his absence.

As with all concussion circumstances, Martin will now should move by way of the NFL’s concussion protocol. At this level, there’s actually no inkling of which course this would possibly go. If he cannot play, search for Rodgers to be an RB2/flex and Barber to be on the flex bubble.

Damien Williams damage replace

ESPN’s Adam Schefter Williams might miss a number of weeks due to a shoulder damage suffered in opposition to the Patriots.

Kenyan Drake would take over lead-back duties, with Senorise Perry working because the change-of-pace again.