Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Matthew Stafford, Leonard Fournette, Jameson Williams, Courtland Sutton (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
Matthew Stafford placed on injured reserve Saturday
The Rams placed Matthew Stafford on injured reserve Saturday.
Stafford would be eligible to return in Week 17, but the Rams will likely have the veteran sit out the rest of the season. John Wolford will likely serve as the Rams’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. Fantasy managers should downgrade the Rams’ pass catchers for the remainder of the season.
Leonard Fournette (hip) officially questionable to play Monday
Leonard Fournette (hip) is officially listed as questionable to play in Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
Fournette had to miss Week 12’s game due to a hip injury, and his availability for Week 13 is also up in the air. He was able to practice in full all week, so there’s a lot of optimism surrounding his status for Monday. If he plays, that will mean less work for rookie Rachaad White, who took over the backfield in his absence last week.
Jameson Williams (knee) activated; to make debut Sunday
Jameson Williams (knee) has been activated and will make his NFL debut in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Williams, a first-round pick in this year’s draft, has missed the entire season so far in his recovery from a torn ACL. He’s been activated ahead of Sunday’s game, however, and he’s set to make his NFL debut against the Jaguars. His presence will be a big boost for Detroit’s offense, but it could be a couple of weeks before we see him get truly unleashed.
Courtland Sutton (illness) ‘optimistic’ he will play in Week 13
Courtland Sutton felt better on Saturday and is optimistic he’ll play on Sunday against the Ravens.
Sutton was a late addition to the injury report on Friday due to an illness. It sounds like there is a good chance he plays on Sunday barring a late setback. Sutton has caught at least five passes for 66 yards in three straight weeks.
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.