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Jameis Winston listed as questionable for Week 3 vs. Panthers

We break down the news that Jameis Winston is dealing with a back and ankle injury. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints in action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Caesars Superdome on September 18, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Friday afternoon update: After being listed as a limited participant in practice all week, the Saints have officially designated Winston as questionable ahead of Sunday’s road matchup against the Panthers.

Friday update: Winston was once again practicing on Friday, per Mike Triplett. All signs point to him being able to play this week despite multiple injuries.

Thursday PM Update: Winston was at practice and was reported as doing more work than yesterday, per Nick Underhill.

Week 3 of the 2022 NFL regular season will see the New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South showdown. New Orleans is coming off a divisional loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ahead of the game, it was revealed that quarterback JAmeis Winston is dealing with four small fractures in his back. Winston was limited in practice on Wednesday with back and ankle injuries, per Jeff Nowak.

Fantasy football implications

Even with his back issues, Winston came out and threw the ball 40 times on Sunday. He completed 25 passes for 236 yards and had a touchdown with three interceptions. It is unclear when he could have aggravated his ankle injury. If Winston is active for this Sunday’s game, then you can still look at starting wide receivers Michael Thomas and flexing Jarvis Landry.

If Winston misses the game and the ball is given to “the red rifle” Andy Dalton, this will likely see Thomas bumped down to flex territory. Landry wouldn't retain his fantasy value, but running back Alvin Kamara would see a bump with the backup under center and a higher chance for the running back to be involved.