Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Javonte Williams, Dak Prescott, Brian Robinson, Treylon Burks (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
Javonte Williams (knee) is feared to have suffered a major knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Williams sustained the injury early on in the second half of Sunday’s game, and he left and was unable to return. The exact extent of the injury remains unknown for now, but there’s fear that the injury is serious. He will have an MRI in the coming days to determine just how serious it is. If Williams misses extended time, the Broncos’ offense will likely have to use Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone more to make up for his absence.
The Washington Commanders are expected to activate Brian Robinson Jr. from their reserve/non-football injury list early this week, according to Ian Rapoport.
From a purely non-fantasy perspective, this is wonderful news, as Robinson continues to make a quick recovery from two gunshot wounds he sustained in late August. From a fantasy perspective, it’s an excellent sign, but fantasy managers should temper their expectations just a bit for now. As Rapoport notes, there’s no guarantee that Robinson will be active for the Commanders’ Week 5 game against the Titans, particularly since he’ll likely need plenty of time to get back into football shape. Nevertheless, his NFL debut now looks like it should come sooner rather than later. To the extent he’s available, fantasy managers should add him in 100% of leagues.
Treylon Burks was taken to the locker room on a cart during the Titans’ Week 4 game against the Colts. (Source: Buck Reising on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: It looked like Burks’s right lower leg was rolled upon, causing his exit. Before the injury, Burks had caught two passes for 14 yards.
Dak Prescott is progressing well in his rehab from a surgically-repaired thumb and a Week 5 return seems plausible. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys are hoping their star QB can return in Week 5 against the Rams to “shake off the rust” before their Week 6 showdown with the Eagles. Prescott is gripping and throwing the football well, and Dallas has some wiggle room, given how well backup QB Cooper Rush has played in his absence. Since he was never placed on the IR, fantasy managers can be happy to free up a bench spot upon his return.
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