Kenneth Walker, Josh Jacobs, Treylon Burks and David Njoku are all listed as fantasy injured for week 15.
Fantasy Injury Report: Kenneth Walker, Josh Jacobs, Treylon Burks and David Njoku for Week 15
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- Kenneth Walker
- Josh Jacobs
- Treylon Burks
- David Njoku
Let’s get to it.
1. Kenneth Walker
UPDATE (DEC. 18): Walker ran 12 times for 47 yards and caught four of five targets for 32 yards in the 49ers’ 21-13 loss on Thursday night.
UPDATE (Dec. 13): According to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, Walker (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on Monday’s practice estimate.
UPDATE: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that Walker (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Panthers, according to beat writer John Boyle.
According to the Seahawks’ official injury report, Walker (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.
Walker was ejected from Seattle’s Week 13 game against the Rams and did not return, and a DNP to start the week isn’t the best predictor of his Week 14 availability.
Walker is now expected to be listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s home game against the Panthers, and if he does not practice for the next two days, he could be ruled “out.”
Another running back, DeeJay Dallas, was ruled out on Wednesday due to an ankle injury sustained in Week 13.
Dallas was labeled “doubtful” in the middle of the game, but returned in the third.
Tony Jones Jr. and Travis Homer (knee) will split backfield duties if Walker and Dallas are unable to play this week. Jones Jr. and Homer are both flex options in deeper leagues with a favorable matchup against the Panthers.
2. Josh Jacobs
UPDATE (DEC. 18): Jacobs (hand/quad), who is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots, plans to play, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez.
UPDATE (Dec. 10): Josh Jacobs will undergo tests after injuring his pinkie finger in Thursday’s 17-16 loss to the Rams, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
UPDATE: Jacobs (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Rams, according to Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee.
Josh Jacobs was added to the injury report last week due to a calf injury. He shrugged it off, though, and went on to amass 303 yards from scrimmage, including a huge 86-yard walk-off touchdown on Sunday.
Jacobs will not practice much this week, if at all, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, as the Raiders deal with the injury.
The Raiders’ late-afternoon kickoff in Week 13 creates a problem for fantasy managers. If Jacobs is active, he has just demonstrated why he is impossible to bench, but fantasy managers may be forced to make a difficult decision if they do not have insurance in that late window.
3. Treylon Burks
UPDATE (DEC. 18): Burks (concussion) will miss the Titans’ game against the Chargers on Sunday, according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official website.
UPDATE (Dec. 13): QUESTIONABLE
UPDATE 2: According to beat writer Jim Wyatt, Burks (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
UPDATE: Burks (concussion) was absent from Thursday’s practice.
Burks (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday as the Titans prepare for their Week 14 game against the Jaguars.
The rookie wide receiver suffered a concussion last week against the Eagles after taking a big hit from Eagles safety Marcus Epps while catching a touchdown in the first half.
Burks did not return to the game and will have to go through the league’s concussion protocol before returning on Sunday.
If Burks is ruled out, the Titans will have to rely on Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who were held to two receptions for 10 yards last week.
Apart from those two wideouts, rookie tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo may see more targets against a Jaguars defense that allows the pass.
4. David Njoku
UPDATE (DEC. 18): Njoku had three catches on six targets for 28 yards in the Ravens’ 13-3 victory on Saturday.
UPDATE: Njoku (knee) took part in limited practice on Wednesday, according to Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
Njoku was listed as a limited practice participant for the first two days of Week 14, as he has been for the first two days of Week 15, but by Friday of Week 14, he had been removed from the Browns injury report entirely.
Given that he played 67 snaps and received nine targets in Week 14, it’s safe to assume that Njoku will be ready for a three-down workload when the Browns face the Ravens on Saturday.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 15
Thursday, Dec. 15
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m., Amazon
Saturday, Dec. 17 or Sunday, Dec. 18 (Pool games)
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, TBD, TBD
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, TBD, TBD
Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings, TBD, TBD
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, TBD, TBD
New York Giants at Washington Commanders, TBD, TBD
Sunday, Dec. 18
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Fox
Detroit Lions at New York Jets, 1 p.m., Fox
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m., CBS
New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Dec. 19
Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC