Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Darren Waller, Tua Tagovailoa, Logan Thomas, Baker Mayfield (2022)
Injuries are an unfortunate part of the NFL and fantasy football. Still, it’s important to be in the know regarding the latest in injury updates, 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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Fantasy Football Injury Updates
Darren Waller has been ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury. (Source: Las Vegas Raiders on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Waller exited the game early in the first half with the hamstring injury. The star tight end did not receive a target before exiting the game, so the injury likely occurred while running a route. Fantasy managers should expect an update on his status Tuesday.
Logan Thomas (calf) was a limited participant in Monday’s practice for the Commanders. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Thomas is dealing with a calf injury that left him inactive for Week 5, and it’s still a lingering threat for his availability going into Week 6. He may or not be able to go Thursday, but if he is inactive again, John Bates will likely see the bulk of the work at the position in his abse
Tua Tagovailoa (head) is not ready to return to the field for the time being, per head coach Mike McDaniel. (Source: Josh Alper)
Fantasy Impact: Tagovailoa missed Week 5 after suffering a controversial concussion in Week 4, and he still hasn’t been able to return to the field. He is considered week-to-week for now, but it seems more likely than not that he misses this week. The Dolphins offense without Tua has been bad, and him missing Week 6 would likely be bad for Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle’s fantasy output.
Baker Mayfield is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a sprained ankle. Mayfield is getting other medical opinions to determine the best course of action. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Mayfield is set to miss a few weeks which means PJ Walker is in line to get the start Sunday against the Rams. With the Panthers’ season heading in the wrong direction, it is not a guarantee that Mayfield will start when he returns based on his play over the first five weeks. Fantasy managers may want to take this opportunity to move on from Mayfield if they can.
If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.