Fantasy Injury Report for Week 17: Latest news on Jalen Hurts, Dameon Pierce, Lamar Jackson and Kenneth Walker III

We’ll provide a fantasy injury update for Jalen Hurts, Dameon Pierce, Lamar Jackson and Kenneth Walker III below. Let’s see how their injuries play out in Week 17.

Week 17 Fantasy Injury Report for : Jalen Hurts, Dameon Pierce, Lamar Jackson and Kenneth Walker III

Week 17 Fantasy Injury Report for : Jalen Hurts, Dameon Pierce and Lamar Jackson

Also read: The Latest Injury Reports Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia Eagles


  • Jalen Hurts
  • Dameon Pierce
  • Lamar Jackson
  • Kenneth Walker III

1. Jalen Hurts

UPDATE (Dec. 31): Jalen Hurts (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Saints, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

With the Eagles failing to clinch the NFC East and the NFC’s top playoff seed this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network speculates that Hurts (shoulder) may be able to play against the Saints in Week 17.

According to Rapoport, Hurts is considered day-to-day due to a sprained right shoulder suffered during Week 15 action, but with the Eagles still having something to play for at this point, Hurts could return to the field as soon as next weekend.

More information on that front should be available in the coming days, but if Hurts is unable to face the Saints, Gardner Minshew would be in line for another start.

2. Dameon Pierce

The Texans placed Pierce (ankle) on injured reserve on Saturday, according to Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle.

In April, Houston selected Pierce in the fourth round of the draft. He is a strong, explosive running back who can contribute as both a rusher and a receiver.

He was exceptional at forcing missed tackles and after contact (3.6), gaining 10-plus yards on a class-leading 20% of his carries, and displaying pass-catching ability by catching all 19 catchable targets and averaging 10.8 yards per target.

Pierce has a lot of potential, but he lacks top-end speed (4.59 40-yard dash), and it’s reasonable to wonder if he’ll be considered a three-down back after never clearing 106 carries or 23 targets in four seasons at Florida.

Still, with Rex Burkhead, 32, as his primary competition for touches, he has a chance to play a significant role. Pierce is a flex option with RB2 potential.

Read more: Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Remain Strong, Bengals Rise, and Vikings Break Records

3. Lamar Jackson

UPDATE (Dec. 31): Lamar Jackson has been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers.

Jackson (knee), who will miss his third straight game against the Falcons on Saturday, is expected to return to the field early next week and resume “football-related movements,” with the Ravens then determining whether he’s ready to begin practicing, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Jackson hasn’t practiced in any capacity since suffering a PCL sprain in his left knee in Baltimore’s Week 13 win over Denver, so his availability is uncertain until he can resume taking reps.

Though the Ravens believe Jackson will be able to play against the Steelers in Week 17 if he is able to practice in some capacity, the dual-threat quarterback must first demonstrate that his knee does not hinder him when he stops, starts, and cuts before being reintegrated into drills.

At this point, Rapoport reports that Jackson has responded well to running in a straight line and on the treadmill, but getting back on the field remains a challenge.

Tyler Huntley (shoulder) is set to make his third straight start this weekend and will almost certainly continue to lead the Baltimore offense if Jackson misses any more games.

4. Kenneth Walker III

UPDATE: Walker (ankle) is expected to play and will have “fresh legs” for Sunday’s game against the Jets, according to Fox 13 Seattle’s Curtis Crabtree.

The rookie is officially listed as questionable after missing practice on Wednesday and being limited on Thursday and Friday.

His availability does not appear to be determined by the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, but given some of the injury shenanigans in Seattle in recent years, cautious fantasy managers may want to keep a distant eye on the situation anyway.

Despite being listed as questionable on the final injury report, Walker returned from the same ankle injury last week, gaining 28 yards on 28 carries in a loss to the Chiefs.


Thursday, Dec. 29

Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., Amazon

Sunday, Jan. 1

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Fox

Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders, 1 p.m., Fox

San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., Fox

New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Jan. 2

Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/ABC