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Chris Olave limited ahead of Week 16 vs. Rams

Saints WR is dealing with an ankle injury going into Week 16 vs. the Rams. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave is dealing with an ankle injury ahead of the Saints’ Week 16 Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Chris Olave injury updates

Wednesday update: Olave will be available to play against the Rams on Thursday, per Jeff Duncan.

Monday update: Olave did not practice on Monday and was limited in Tuesday’s practice in Week 16.

Fantasy football analysis

Olave is the Saints’ top receiver this season. If he is out or limited in Week 16, we can expect to see wide receiver Rasheed Shahid put together a big fantasy week. The Rams' defense is fairly middle-of-the-road when it comes to fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers.

Betting analysis

Olave’s absence will be a hit on the Saints offense. The Rams are already four-point favorites heading into this game, and the top Saints receiver’s injury may move that line. Check out Rasheed Shahid’s receiving yard totals at DraftKings Sportsbook if Olave is out for a prop bet option.