Austin Ekeler, Terry McLaurin, Kareem Hunt, Emmanuel Sanders and Rex Burkhead all left Sunday’s game early. They exhibit varying degrees of importance in the world of fantasy football, but with the knockouts set to kick off in Week 15, all of their statuses will affect giving up on getting ropes and getting started. their decisions. We have the latest updates on each player’s injury below.
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Austin Ekeler injury update
UPDATE: Charger trainer Brandon Staley said Monday that the Ekeler is “strong“That doesn’t tell us anything about Ekeler’s availability for Thursday night, but it does seem to suggest that he doesn’t have a serious injury that will keep him out for weeks. Stay tuned. for more updates.
Ekeler (ankle) eliminated from the game in the second half with the Giants, but the severity of the injury is unknown. It is speculated that he has sprained his high ankle, which will likely keep him out for weeks. With the charger set to play the Chiefs on Thursday, we’ll have to monitor this situation very closely. If Ekeler is absent at any time, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley are likely to part ways as they did on Sunday. We give Jackson a slight nod for his superior receptive skills, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see either get more touches. In deep tournaments, you might even want to challenge rookie Larry Rountree III.
Currently, we don’t have Ekeler in our rankings because of rapid change. Jackson is ranked as RB29 in standard and RB25 in PPR . tournaments. Simply put, he is the one to start if Ekeler is absent. Kelley may have some versatile appeal, and we view him as a premium RB3.
Terry McLaurin injury update
After suffering a concussion against the Cowboys, McLaurin will have to clear the tournament’s concussion process to play the Eagles this week. We’ve seen a lot of players fit in just a week after the head injury, but we’ve also seen players miss at least one game. That said, we’ll just have to keep an eye out for his updates over the weekend.
The Eagles have a #2 defense against imaginary WRs, but since McLaurin is just the only solid pass catcher for Washington, we rank him as WR16 in standard and in PPR . Tournament. If he were out, Adam Humphries, DeAndre Carter, Curtis Samuel and Ricky Seals-Jones would see more targets, but it’s hard to know who would be the most desirable WR to start with. Given that we’re in a fantasy knockout, Seals-Jones is the player we’ll be considering.
Kareem Hunt injury update
Hunt (knee) According to Kevin Stefanski, it is possible to return to the match against Raven if needed, so that’s obviously a good sign for his Week 15 status ahead of Green Bay. Of course, that doesn’t mean he’s definitely ready to leave, as the injury could worsen over the course of the week. Had he missed out on more time, D’Ernest Johnson would have acted as Nick Chubb’s top backup, but as we’ve seen this year in Hunt’s absence, Johnson often doesn’t have enough incentive to help. in fantasy tournaments.
Green Bay is a top 12 unit against fantasy RBs, so if Hunt plays, see him as a low-level or versatile RB2 pick who is the hottest in PPR tournaments. If he does go out, expect Nick Chubb to get an even bigger load of work, but he’s already a starter.
Emmanuel Sanders Injury Update
Sanders (knee) was quickly eliminated after leaving the game with the Buccaneers in the first half, so his condition will need to be monitored over the weekend before the Carolina game. If he’s fine for Week 15, he’s a low-level versatile pick in a tough game. If he goes out, Gabriel Davis will take his place in the Bills offense and be placed in a similar position.
Ultimately, Davis will consider starting in the tough game, but he will be a pure boom or bust game.
Rex Burkhead Injury Update
Burkhead (groin) was hit in the head by the Seahawks, leaving Royce Freeman the only one able to return for Texas in the second half. We don’t know the severity of Burkhead’s injury, but as David Johnson (sub/COVID) could miss another game, Freeman is a worthwhile addition this week. We understand if you turn down the chance with Texas’ RB, but he will face Jags in Week 15, so consider him an RB3 if Burkhead and Johnson must miss Week 15.
In the end, it’s hard to know what the split would look like if all three worked, so you might want to avoid this behind the scenes entirely if you can help.