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Fantasy Football News: Jerry Jeudy Leaves Practice With Groin Injury

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
Jun 6, 2022
Jerry Jeudy injury

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Jerry Jeudy (groin) walks off practice field Monday

Jerry Jeudy walked off the Broncos practice field Monday. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeudy reportedly seemed upset and had said his groin was bothering him. He eventually went back out onto the field in sweats. It is still early enough to where Denver will be super cautious with Jeudy, but it is not ideal for him to be missing these practice reps so we’ll have to wait and see if he is expected to miss an extended period of time or if he’ll be back practicing soon.
Ari Koslow

Assuming that Jeudy has avoided any serious injury, he could be in for a big year in his third season in the league. Here is what our own Andrew Erickson wrote about Jeudy this offseason:

“Entering Year 3, Jerry Jeudy finally has a quarterback who can take full advantage of his ability to separate from defenders – 96th percentile separation percentage in 2021 – with Russell Wilson taking the reins.

With Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick operating from the outside, Jeudy figures to become Wilson’s go-to target in the slot unless K.J. Hamler pushes him out. Jeudy’s efficiency metrics should also see a massive boost now that he’s catching passes from a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback, but it remains to be seen if Jeudy will play an ancillary role as a red-zone threat.

Upgrading from Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater to Wilson is great for Jeudy, but we have to remember that he is still an unproven fantasy commodity. Great route-running and separation skills aside, he hasn’t scored many fantasy points the last two seasons.

And that’s not the case with every Denver receiver, because Patrick’s production last two seasons earned him a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension.

Even so, Jeudy should easily experience his best NFL season to date in 2022, but it may not be as great as some die-hard Jeudy stans would care to admit. There are a lot of weapons in Denver, and predicting Wilson’s best option on a week-to-week basis was often a challenge when it was only between DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

As with those Seahawks receivers, there are going to be inconsistent weeks from Jeudy. And his lack of red-zone usage makes him more susceptible to bust games without having a touchdown opportunity to fall back on.”
Andrew Erickson

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