Kenny Pickett, Jeff Wilson Jr., Dameon Pierce and Russell Wilson are among the Week 16 fantasy injury update.
Week 16 Fantasy Injury Update: Kenny Pickett, Jeff Wilson Jr., Dameon Pierce and Russell Wilson
- Kenny Pickett
- Jeff Wilson Jr.
- Dameon Pierce
- Russell Wilson
1. Kenny Pickett
UPDATE (DEC. 24): Pickett will play against the Raiders on Saturday after confirming Monday that he was cleared by an independent neurologist and removed from the NFL’s five-step concussion protocol, according to Dale Lolley of the Steelers’ official website.
Pickett (concussion) is listed as a full participant on the Steelers’ official site’s estimated practice report for Tuesday, according to Dale Lolley.
While the Steelers did not practice on Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin stated that he expects Pickett to return and start against the Raiders on Saturday.
Of course, the rookie must first pass the NFL’s concussion protocol, which had not been completed as of Tuesday morning, according to Tomlin.
2. Jeff Wilson Jr.
UPDATE (DEC. 24): Wilson (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers after only limited practice this week, according to ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky.
Wilson (hip) is close to playing Saturday against Buffalo and is considered day-to-day moving forward, according to Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins’ official website.
Wilson missed his first game of the season in Week 15 due to a hip injury suffered against the Chargers in Week 14, but it appears the running back will be able to play on Christmas Day against the Packers. However, Miami’s injury report during Week 16 practice should shed some light on Wilson’s availability for that game.
3. Dameon Pierce
According to Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans placed Pierce (ankle) on injured reserve on Saturday.
Pierce suffered a high-ankle sprain last Sunday against Dallas, and while it was initially thought that he’d be out for only one to two weeks, the tide has turned, and he’ll now miss the final four games of the season.
4. Russell Wilson
UPDATE (DEC. 24): Wilson (concussion) is not listed on the Week 16 injury report for the Rams game on Sunday.
Wilson (concussion) did not play against the Cardinals last Sunday, according to Aric DiLalla of the Broncos’ official website.
Wilson has reportedly completed the NFL’s concussion protocol, but coach Nathaniel Hackett stated on Friday that “as an organization, we’ve decided to give him another week.”
As a result, Brett Rypien will start at quarterback for the Broncos this weekend, with Wilson hoping to return in Week 16 against the Rams.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 16
Thursday, Dec. 22
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m., Amazon
Saturday, Dec. 24
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., Fox
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., Fox
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Commanders at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m., NFL Network
Sunday, Dec. 25
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Fox
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams, 4:30 p.m., CBS/Nickelodeon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Dec. 26
Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts, 8:15 p.m., ESPN