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JD McKissic won’t play in Week 9 vs. Vikings

We break down the news that JD McKissic has a neck injury. What it means for Week 9 and beyond.

J.D. McKissic #23 of the Washington Commanders rushes the ball against the Tennessee Titans at FedExField on October 09, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Friday PM update: McKissic is officially out for this week.

Friday update: McKissic wasn’t even on the side field rehabbing on Friday, per Nicki Jhabvala. He won’t play this week and appears like he isn’t close to returning.

Thursday update: McKissic wasn’t spotted practicing on Thursday, per John Keim. He’s looking very iffy to play at this point. Antonio Gibson would be the most-likely to see an uptick in work.

Week 9 of the NFL season will see the Washington Commanders taking on the Minnesota Vikings. The Commanders have been dealing with injuries all season. They have starting quarterback Carson Wentz on IR, and impressive rookie Jahan Dotson has missed multiple weeks after starting the season strong. The injury report looks long yet again, as running back JD McKissic is missing in action due to a neck injury.

Fantasy football implications for Week 9

McKissic has fallen by the wayside this season as rookie Brian Robinson has taken over since returning from his injury. McKissic used to be an asset in PPR leagues but hasn’t been able to recreate that this year. He only has 22 carries for 95 yards rushing and has 27 receptions for 173 yards through the air. While that seems like enough to be worth a flex, it is a hard thing to bank on. He certainly doesn’t have value in standard scoring formats, but you could take a chance on McKissic as a flex in deeper PPR leagues this week.