NFL players injury news update Russell Wilson, Rashod Bateman, Kenny Pickett. Wilson was limited in practice on Thursday
Fantasy Injury Report Week 7: Russell Wilson, Rashod Bateman, Kenny Pickett
- Russell Wilson
UPDATE: Wilson (hamstring) had some restrictions throughout practice on Thursday, according to James Palmer of the NFL Network.
Wilson (hamstring) participated in a brief practice session on Wednesday and is considered “day to day.” He will probably be “questionable,” but it appears that he will start this week’s game against the Jets. Wilson appeared to be on the right track during the first quarter of Denver’s Week 6 game against the Chargers, but he once again lost steam following a touchdown pass of 39 yards to rookie tight end Greg Dulcich.
Wilson has a career-low completion % of 58.6, and his red-zone accuracy rating (6.3), deep-ball accuracy rating (5.6), and under pressure accuracy rating all place him at the bottom of the league (4.6). Wilson is still a middle-of-the-pack play against a subpar Jets pass defense despite the fact that the injury isn’t expected to assist much because it will make his ability to rush even worse. Brett Rypien will start for Denver if he is unable to play, further limiting its meager offensive.
- Rashod Bateman
UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Bateman (foot) worked out on Thursday, improving his chances of playing this Sunday.
After going two weeks without practicing due to a foot injury, Bateman made a restricted comeback. If Bateman is able to play against Cleveland this week, he is the team’s No. 2 passing option and is listed as a WR3 in both standard and PPR leagues.
In his first game back, Bateman may put up a decent fantasy stat line against a middle-of-the-pack Browns defense that has given up the 13th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Bateman has been Baltimore’s best big-play threat, averaging 22.1 yards per reception (third among WRs) (28.8).
- Kenny Pickett
The fact that Pickett (concussion) participated throughout the entirety of practice on Wednesday for Pittsburgh has improved his chances of playing on Sunday Night Football when the Steelers take on the Dolphins.
A full practice on Wednesday is a major step in the right direction for Pickett’s hopes of being cleared before Sunday night, even though he is still in the concussion protocol. He is given a good matchup against the Dolphins defense, who ranks sixth in terms of fantasy points per game allowed to quarterbacks (21.7). When some of the better quarterbacks are on bye, he establishes himself as a legitimate streaming option once he passes the concussion protocol and is declared active.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 7
|Atlanta||Cincinnati||1:00 CH||FOX||Paycor Stadium|
|Cleveland||Baltimore||1:00 CH||M&T Bank Stadium|
|Detroit||Dallas||1:00 CH||AT&T Stadium|
|Green Bay||Washington||1:00 CH||FOX||FedEx Field|
|Indianapolis||Tennessee||1:00 CH||Nissan Stadium|
|N.Y. Giants||Jacksonville||1:00 CH||FOX||TIAA Bank Field|
|Tampa Bay||Carolina||1:00 CH||FOX||Bank of America Stadium|
|Houston||Las Vegas||4:05 CH||Allegiant Stadium|
|N.Y. Jets||Denver||4:05 CH||Empower Field at Mile High|
|Kansas City||San Francisco||4:25 CH||FOX||Levi’s Stadium|
|Seattle||L.A. Chargers||4:25 CH||FOX||SoFi Stadium|
|Pittsburgh||Miami||8:20 CH||NBC||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Chicago||New England||8:15 CH||ESPN||Gillette Stadium|