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Fantasy Football Injury Updates: J.K. Dobbins, Miles Sanders, Marquise Brown, Mecole Hardman (2022)

Aug 19, 2022
J.K. Dobbins

It’s never too early to check in on player injury statuses ahead of the 2022 season, and our news desk has you covered. Let’s take a look at the latest injury news and notes around the NFL.

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Miles Sanders (hamstring) not practicing Thursday

Miles Sanders is missing his third practice due to a hamstring injury. (Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders is likely to be in a timeshare this season with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott siphoning touches from the third-year back. He is missing valuable practice time with what should be a much improved Eagles offense. Despite the missed time, Sanders figures to still be lead back and is a solid flex option.

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Marquise Brown back to 100 percent, won’t play Sunday

Marquise Brown is reportedly 100 percent healthy, but will not play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Ravens. (Source: Darren Urban)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was dealing with a hamstring injury that left him sidelined earlier this off-season, but that injury is healed and he is back to good health. He won’t play in Sunday’s preseason game, but that is not unexpected, as many of the team’s starters aren’t playing against the Ravens. Assuming he stays healthy, Brown will likely be the go-to option on this offense until DeAndre Hopkins returns from his suspension.

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J.K. Dobbins not a lock to play Week 1

Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (ACL) has made good progress this week but is not a lock to play Week 1, head coach John Harbaugh told Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. Specifically, the team simply believes it’s too early to put an exact status on the running back ahead of its season opener. (Source: Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dobbins racked up 805 rushing yards, 120 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns through 15 games as a rookie in 2020 but missed all of last season due to a torn ACL. Recently activated off the PUP list, Dobbins continues to make good progress and is currently listed 22nd among running backs in the latest ECR.

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Mecole Hardman’s injury not serious, per report

Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman suffered a “groin injury and is doing okay,” a source tells NFL insider Jordan Schultz. The injury is not believed to be serious, though Hardman was not on the field at the beginning of Wednesday’s practice. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Hardman will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and we’ll likely see him for at least one more preseason game, too. With Tyreek Hill in Miami, Hardman is competing to take over as Kansas City’s top big-play threat this season. He finished as the WR50 in 2021, catching 59 passes for 693 yards and a pair of scores.

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