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Vikings WR Jordan Addison injury: What status means for Week 17 vs. Packers

Jordan Addison is dealing with a knee injury for Week 17. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

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Inactives update: Addison is officially active.

Game day update: Addison is planning on playing, but Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer says —

Game day update: Addison is expected to play on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison is dealing with a knee injury that he sustained in Week 16 against the Lions. He did not practice on Wednesday, and was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday ahead of the Vikings’ Week 17 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Jordan Addison injury

Fantasy football analysis

If Addison is out, we can expect Justin Jefferson to continue to be the Vikings’ top target downfield. Quarterback Nick Mullens is getting benched this week in favor of rookie Jaren Hall. We can expect Hall to look toward consistent targets including Jefferson, tight end TJ Hockenson, and KJ Osborn. This will be Hall’s second start of the season — in his first start, he suffered a concussion and had to leave the game, so we don’t have much data on how he will distribute the ball.

NFL DFS analysis

Addison is worth $7,800 as a FLEX in daily fantasy in the Showdown contest at DraftKings. With a third-string quarterback starting and a questionable designation, Addison is a risky play in DFS. But we know TJ Hockenson isn’t playing and Addison has big-play ability in a great matchup vs. a bad Packers’ secondary missing key players. If Addison is active, he’s not a bad contrarian option in the Showdown.

Betting analysis

Addison’s absence will certainly make the over more attractive on Justin Jefferson’s total receiving yards prop. KJ Osborn’s receiving yards prop bet may also be worth a look at DraftKings Sportsbook. However, Addison’s presence won’t affect the game’s overall outcome as much as rookie Jaren Hall’s performance in crunch time.