Fantasy football championships wrapped up for the most part in Week 16, but there are still plenty of fantasy considerations. Some traditional leagues actually go into Week 17, but even if you’re not in such a league, daily fantasy football will continue through Week 17 and into the playoffs. Injuries can offer important values in DFS, so it’s worth tracking all week.
We have some notable injuries, including Mark Ingram, D.J. Moore and Mark Andrews. We’ll be tracking them all week, but we’ve got some early information to start prepping for Week 17.
We’ve still got Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football to go, so this list could grow. But in the meantime, it’s time to start considering your waiver wire options for Week 17 of your fantasy football leagues. Below is a rundown of notable injuries, and who stands to benefit as you consider what to do with your waiver wire priority.
We’ll update with more information on each injury, and any new names that show up.
UPDATE: Pete Carroll announced that Carson and Prosise are out for Week 17, and Carson might be done for the playoffs as well.
The Seahawks lost Carson to a hip injury and his backup C.J. Prosise to an arm injury. Travis Homer got the work in their place. It is unclear what either’s status is for Week 17 against the 49ers, but Homer is next man up if both can’t play.
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz took a hit to the ribs and went to the locker room. He eventually returned, but was slowed by the injury. His status for Week 17 is unclear. Dallas Goedert would start if Ertz missed Sunday’s game.
Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Ingram suffered a calf injury on a non-contact play at the start of the fourth quarter of the team’s Week 16 win over Cleveland. He left and was replaced by Justice Hill and Gus Edwards the rest of the game. Head coach John Harbaugh told Pro Football Talk that Ingram will undergo an MRI on Monday. Adam Schefter is reporting it is a calf strain. If he misses Week 17, Edwards appears to be the starter and Hill would be the passing down back.
Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Andrews limped off the field in the fourth quarter after a goal line reception. There was no official report on his injury status, but since the Ravens clinched the No. 1 seed with their Week 16 win, Andrews might get some rest in Week 17. Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle would likely split snaps if Andrews sits.
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Conner suffered a thigh injury and did not return to the game after six carries. Benny Snell led the team with seven carries and had 14 yards, while Kerrith Whyte had six carries for 32 yards. Jaylen Samuels had three rushes for seven yards and four receptions on six targets for 32 yards. Snell would seem to be the option in Conner’s place, but Whyte likely cuts into that value.
D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
Moore suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Week 16, leaving the game after one reception for one yard on two targets. He will be in the concussion protocol this week. Curtis Samuel is the Panthers No. 1 receiver if Moore is out, and Chris Hogan took over Moore’s snaps.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Washington
Haskins took a high-low hit from a pair of Giants players and injured his ankle. He was carted off and never returned to the game. Haskins later said he tried to go back in, but the team wouldn’t let him, according to team reporter Kyle Stackpole. Haskins said an x-ray came back negative and he’ll get an MRI on Monday. Case Keenum is Washington’s backup quarterback.